Book Review: Unsettled Series by S.C. Ellington

After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend,
Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with
the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she
wanted…until he wasn’t.
 
In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn
seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced
society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.
 
Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been
successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless
against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly
beautiful.
 
As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to
Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is
ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind
closed doors is taunted by his own demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.
 
As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle
course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question
whether she can endure the journey ahead

 

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Everything was falling into place. Even amongst all the
chaos of Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Logan found each other.
Brooklyn never expected Logan…and as it always seems to
happen with her…things fell apart. She has been through this before…was she
strong enough to do it again?
On the outside, Logan was the epitome of wealth and
confidence. Many knew his name but few knew his secrets. He never expected
Brooklyn…but now she’s walked away. He knew what they shared mattered to
her…and she…she mattered to him more.

 

 

My Rating:

 

4.5 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

Surrounded Quotes:

“You make all my minutes and seconds amount to everything.”

“I don’t need a list of ways to survive you anymore, because the only thing I want to do is be surrounded by you.”

 Unsettled Quotes:

“Alex sang out in an impromptu rendition of Michelle Black’s When I Do.  Alex’s unsavory crooning caused other patrons in the grill to eye us as if we were lepers.  I did nothing but smile and chuckle in amazement at my dear friend.  Alex never got embarrassed.”

By the time we’d rinsed off, areas of my body that had been asleep for years were suddenly wide awake and tingling.”

My Review:

I had not read this author’s work before so backtracked and read Unsettled as well as Surrounded to complete this review.  Oh happy day, as I scored twice as hard!  I am stunned to see these are Ms. Ellington’s first novels as they are both excellent reads, well written, and expertly crafted.  I found the story to be moving as well as humorous, and to be far more than just entertaining.  The characters were well-developed and people I would want to know – well – most of them anyway.  The first book was exceptional but the second was even better. The love story was touching, the family issues were relevant, the love scenes were sizzling, and the ending a perfect HEA – I am such a happy camper.

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S.C. Ellington is an African American author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories. Her debut novel, Unsettled was generated while consuming her favorite snacks–hot chocolate and popcorn.
Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful Keurig, family and loving friends.
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