Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp, #1) by Lauren Dane

Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp, #1)

The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can't haveMaybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle's sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she's got it good.But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bea...


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TitleUnraveled (Whiskey Sharp, #1)
ISBN9780373799381
Author
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance
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Reviews Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp, #1)

  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    Maybe was a hair dresser at a local barbershop/whiskey bar. After years of watching women circle Alexsei, they hook up because they are both unattached at the same time. Maybe challenges Alexsei to see the world through her eyes, while Maybe needs the security Alexsei can offer. They truly are friends before they become more.Maybe goes through some very difficult times with her parents and in the end, I pretty much hated them…The flip side to t...
  • Lyndi W.
    1970-01-01
    I am seriously considering creating a "are-you-fucking-kidding-me" shelf. This book would be the first to grace that shelf. *sigh* What the hell are you doing here, Lauren Dane?First of all, reading a story about a character named "Maybe" is really difficult. Every single sentence that began with her name was a sentence I had to reread. Fuck that annoying shit.Second, Maybe is a freaking dumbass. Total. Dumbass. Okay so, she comes across totally ...
  • Dali
    1970-01-01
    Lauren Dane launches her Whiskey Sharp series with Unraveled, a sweet and sexy tale about dark and brooding Russian Alexsei Petrov and independent and free-spirited Maybe Dolan. After a year of hiring Maybe to work at his vintage-styled barbershop, Alexsei is ready to take their attraction to fruition, but even though Maybe has crushed on the delicious Russian, her independence and natural inclination to put others before herself makes his desire...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsSisters Maybe and Rachel Dolan and their small group of friends are very appealing, but it’s Alexsei Petrov’s family, the Orlovs, a boisterous, nosy, but loving family of Russian immigrants, and next door neighbors of the Dolan sisters, that really sucked me in. The matriarch of the family, Alexsei’s Aunt Irena, not only “adopts” the Dolan sisters into her home and family, but she sends Maybe to Whiskey Sharp, Alexsei’s upsca...
  • Zoe
    1970-01-01
    Intense, complex, and full of angst!Whiskey Sharp Unraveled is an emotional, friends-to-lovers romance that reminds you that your true family is composed of those that love, care, support, and accept you and not necessarily those that are related by blood.The prose is smooth and fluid. The characters are colourful, dependable, and passionate. And the plot is a sexy and steamy ride about love, life, familial drama, abuse, sexual tension, friends...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    ***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***I was excited about this title, I thought it would be interesting and different. I liked the idea of hairstylists working in a salon that was also a bar.There were parts of it that did work for me, and I did enjoy the relationship between Alexsei and Maybe. I liked that there was an attraction there, and that it was not pursued...until it was and then both of the characters were all in to th...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    1970-01-01
    ***ARC provided by the author for a honest review***Lauren Dane begins her new series Whiskey Sharp will having you laughing, crying, feeling awe and wanting to kick some behind. In the first book, Unraveled you will feel for Maybe, you will love Maybe and you will fall in love with Alexsei. In a word, you will be hooked.Maybe is independent, outspoken and protective. Maybe has no issues telling you what is on her mind, yet to protect her sister,...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    1970-01-01
    Read this book now! Ms. Dane starts another emotionally packed series that hits me hard in the heart. I devoured this erotic romance in one sitting. It is a page turning and a must read. Be forewarned, it is angsty and will most likely cause a book hangover.Always a fan of Ms. Dane, her most powerful romances come from ones where broken families create their own families. This formula works well for Ms. Dane and she does it so exquisitely. In thi...
  • Luv My Books' Reviews
    1970-01-01
    I just love Lauren Dane's books! Whiskey Sharp is a GREAT new series and Unraveled is a terrific first book. The couple in Unraveled are very different from each other but so wonderful together! They both jumped off the pages for me and were not only likeable, but very lovable, gritty, and yet warm. Lauren Dane always gives a lot of heart. I love her writing style. I started this book out on audio but decided to read it on Kindle so I could slow ...
  • April Symes
    1970-01-01
    Lauren Dane begins her new series Whiskey Sharp with the Sisters Maybe and Rachel Dolan. This is Maybe’s story. And it features her love story with sexy and sensual Alexsei Petrov. Actually this story features him, the sisters and their small group of friends and Alexsei’s family in this emotionally packed new series. In the first book,Unraveled you will fall in love with Maybe and you will feel for her. Maybe is independent, outspoken and pr...
  • Xan West
    1970-01-01
    3.25 starsA copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI wanted to read this book because Lauren Dane's contemporary romances are basically an insta-read for me, and I have reread most of them multiple times. She generally writes strong unabashedly sexual heroines, wonderful friendship groups/family/chosen family, complex heroes, and has a lovely way with light D/s. Her heroines (and sometimes her heroes)...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    1970-01-01
    I am and always have been a massive fan of Lauren Dane, I love how she can makes us feel apart of her words with the creativeness of her words and setting she creates.Whiskey Sharp is simply fantastic, I loved Maybe and Alexsei, there relationship was already set in stone with a beautiful friendship they had already created, with them already working together. I just have nothing but good words, just sitting here reminding myself how much I loved...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    I am not sure if I have ever read a romance with less romantic conflict, and that isn't a complaint. Super glad the awful family stayed awful, because that was too much to come back from.
  • Patty
    1970-01-01
    ** 3.5 stars **
  • Maida
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsI love everything that had to do with Maybe and Alexsei. They are wonderfully well-rounded characters, who are real people and highly relatable. I adore their interactions and the sizzling chemistry between them. Their journey to love was funny, sweet, and oh-so sexy. 4.5 stars. I didn't love the storyline with the parents. It overpowered the book. They were hateful with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Their abuse of Maybe was irratio...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    I have loved Lauren Dane for a few years now and although I love all the genres she writes in, her contemporary books are my absolute favorite, namely her Ink & Chrome series. But in all honesty, they might have met their match in the Whiskey Sharp series. Good Lord did I love this book. It was just an amazing amazing portrayal of two people, Alexsei and Maybe and their love story. I loved their chemistry, banter, friendship and families and hone...
  • Christa
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this contemporary romance with the interesting backdrop of a barbershop/whiskey bar. The main characters, Dolan and Alexsei, were ones that I really liked. I enjoyed their romance. The storyline was interesting and held my attention all the way through. I am looking forward to more in the series. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
  • Erica Chilson
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 StarsI used to read Lauren Dane back in the day, and I was curious enough to want to try out this series. I always found it easy to fall into the story- addictive. I need to be honest, and this has nothing to do with the plot itself, I had a hard time in the beginning of the novel connecting. By 25%, I still wasn't invested whatsoever. It felt as if there was a book prior, as i...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    1970-01-01
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~On many levels I really enjoyed this book - but I cannot believe that the author thought it was a good idea to call the lead "Maybe". Really it was a significant problem for me - and even the reason she is called that is not very funny. I read fairly quickly, and having to determine whether the Maybe at the beginning of a sentence was the person or just Maybe became incre...
  • Iman
    1970-01-01
    It was an enjoyable book, made me spend a few hours in the train. But I have to admit doit I cared more about what was going on with the secondary characters than with Maybe & Alexeï. Like I ended using skimming through most of their story...and the exfiancee drama was really useless
  • C
    1970-01-01
    So Alexsei is the owner of this really cool new style approach of a barber shop, and in walks in Maybe. She (Yeah ~SHE) has a major crush on him but he's @that time in a relationship and thus maintains a professional working relationship w/Maybe. Eventuaaaaaly he bcomes single and Maybe decides to make her move. They start to hit it off and I wanted to keep reading but it got too convoluted trying to read a sentence and define whether I was readi...
  • Kaetrin
    1970-01-01
    Reviewed for AudioGals. https://www.audiogals.net/2018/04/unr...
  • Jeannie Zelos
    1970-01-01
    Unraveled, Whiskey Sharp 1, Lauren DaneReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre: RomanceI love Lauren's writing, both contemporary and paranormal. This book though has left me with mixed feelings. I really enjoyed it but there are parts I'm a little confused about. It felt for much of the start that I was reading about maybe a spin off book ( and hey, I did that completely unintentionally!) It seemed to me that the characters should have felt...
  • Deanna from Deanna's World
    1970-01-01
    Unraveled is slow, smooth jazz. It's easygoing and lazy, but it seeps into your soul and takes root. It's family drama and chaos, but it's also relationships, and love, and romance, and sex. You will fall in love with Alexsei and Maybe, with their layered complexity and dedication.This story surprised me and I love being surprised - in a good way! When it started, I thought it meandered and I felt like I was reading a soap opera but it's easygoin...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    Easy read for a lazy Sunday. I found the differing family dynamic/ background plot more interesting than the foreground romance. It just seemed like a foregone conclusion the two would get together, I didn't feel like they 'found' each other or really worked toward their relationship.After a rocky beginning with some early books (which ugh, I hated) I have come to really enjoy this author's voice and have read a lot of her bibliography. That actu...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    Maybe would do anything for her sister. And moving to a new place is the least of it. Meeting and convincing Alexsei isn't something Maybe expected but can she accept the changes he brings?Unraveled by Lauren Dane is first in her new Whiskey Sharp series. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Alexsei and Maybe. Both were family orientated and extremely loyal. I loved that Ms. Dane made them friends first. They were so different but it did not matter. Alex...
  • Steph
    1970-01-01
    5 calm in a stormy stars for WHISKEY SHARP UNRAVELED!When Maybe Dolan put down roots at vintage barbershop and whiskey bar, Whiskey Sharp, in Seattle, she had no idea how wildly attracted she'd be to her boss. Maybe has been waiting for Alexsei Petrov for 2 years, and now that he's finally single, she knows she's got to go for it. Maybe is unlike any woman Alexsei's ever known, and something about her fierceness and wildness and vulnerability jus...