BLOG TOUR: ARC Book Review: Unravel You: A Hot Billionaire Romance (Cole Brothers Series Book 1) by Diana A. Hickes
Diana A. Hicks
(Cole Brothers, #1)
Publication date: November 18th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
UNRAVEL YOU is the enthralling sequel to LOVE OVER LATTES and can be read as a standalone. It is also book one in the Cole Brothers series, a new family saga, binge reading experience: 5 brothers, 5 full-length novels in 5 months.
College graduate Valentina never expected to fall for the hot as hell and intimidating Derek Cole when she accepted his offer to rent his property.
From cottage to mansion, Valentina is certain she doesn’t deserve the fairytale unfolding. But Derek gets what he wants… and he wants her.
He’s “the one” for her, but before she says I do, she has to survive a month long trip to his family’s estate in Atlanta. Gaining approval from four brothers and an over-protective mother might just be her hardest test yet.
For billionaire Derek Cole, this homecoming is a chance to mend the damage he caused when he walked away from the family business.
Just when they think they have a handle on their happily ever after… their past and future collide.
Note: This is a steamy romance with explicit sensual scenes, happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger. Can be read as a standalone.
Praise for LOVE OVER LATTES:
“Hicks’ first installment of her Desert Monsoon series is confident and assured with strong storytelling, nuanced characters, and a dynamic blend of romance and suspense…A sexy and irresistible tale for fans of contemporary romance.” – Kirkus Reviews
Don’t miss out on this suspenseful and seductive series.
Unravel You, Book 1 (Derek and Valentina) – 11/18/2019
Provoke You, Book 2 (Matt and Ela) – 12/16/2019
Escape You, Book 3 (Tyler and Mia) – 1/13/2020
Unleash You, Book 4 (Wesley and Anabelle) – 2/10/2020
Defy You, Book 5 (Zack and Rebecca) – 3/9/2020
I wish I had read Love over Lattes just to help me learn more about the start of Valentina and Derek's romance. There were times I felt a bit out of touch with what was happening with certain characters because I didn't know their back story but it wasn't completely necessary. Valentina is struggling to fit into Derek's billionaire world and Derek is struggling to remember that there are more important things than work. Valentina balances Derek and it was cute watching him struggle with his insecurities when it came to her. Valentina and Derek often have problems because of their lack of communication and Dereks family can be a bit overwhelming.
This was a good fun romance with some empowering scenes. However there were parts I feel were glossed over or left incomplete...I really wanted to know everyone's reaction to Annabel in her slinky sexy dress instead of looking like a little girl and I also want to know what happened to Rebecca the Venezuelan woman that Valentina befriended in the dress shop and invited to her engagement party. I'm assuming that these two women will be in future installments of this series but I just felt that there were moments regarding them in this book that just left you hanging.
Overall however this is a flirty, sexy read. Can't wait for Provoke You (Cole Brothers book 2) due in December - look for my review December 18
Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, won the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.
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