Saturday, 5 January 2019

Untied (Mastermind #2) by Lydia Michaels #bookreview

(Mastermind #2)

he·ro: /hirō/ (n.) : an admired individual who acts courageously in the face of adversity, often risking his or her own safety for the wellbeing of others without seeking recognition for acts of duty. (e.g. Everything Elliot Garnet is not, but wishes he could be.)

Elliot Garnet has never been popular. His aptitude and single-minded focus on success has earned him a fortune but has led to a solitary existence and a desire to keep his private life private. Romance holds little temptation, but there’s one woman who never fails to unravel his composure. Except, she’s so far out of his league they only ever speak in his fantasies, until fortune—or fate—causes their paths to cross again.

Fan·ta·sy: /ˈfan(t)əsē/ (n.) : an imagined occurrence that is so improbable it has no basis in reality. (e.g. Nadia Rosza, the exotic goddess and object of Elliot’s most carnal desires reciprocating his feelings.)

With a revolving door of attractive men entering and exiting Nadia’s life, she’s yet to find Mr. Right. And after a disastrous date with yet another Mr. Wrong, she’s doubtful she’ll ever find true love, until an unexpected hero comes to her rescue. Elliot’s reserved, quiet nature lures her in, but the moment she gets too close he pulls back, tempting her all the more.

She’s an impulsive romantic and he’s a methodical realist. Their volatile chemistry ties him in knots, and despite his efforts to hide his painful past, Nadia slowly unravels his secrets and Elliot becomes unhinged, uncensored … untied.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in an series but could be read as a standalone

My Untied Review . . .

"I know, but some risks aren't worth the consequences."

"But are they worth the reward?"

It has been quite awhile since I read Blind.  But that didn't hinder my reading experience at all.

A starter to this book is that there are group of friends whom were quite the geeks in high school but are all now successful billionaires.  However, none of them are up to speed fully on the whole dating thing.   This time around we get the super shy Elliot who tries his hand at love.  

For most Elliot comes across as bit of an ass, but that his protection mechanism.  Deep down he's just a shy boy who got hurt young and is scared to let others in.    The moment Elliot laid eyes on Nadia in the book Blind he was done for (well secretly, as we didn't know how he felt until this book). 

He thinks he has no chance with Nadia but when he meets up with her again and she needs a bit of saving he jumps at the opportunity to help her out.

Poor Elliot has a steep learning curve with love and fumbles his way through it.  I liked watching Elliot's evolution and him finding what life can be like once he let his guard down.   A lot people think the beautiful have no issues as Elliot thought with Nadia, but she too had her own baggage which caused some riffs in this new found arrangement.  

The epigraphs were absolute perfection and picked so brilliantly.  They were one of my favorite parts of this book.

I quite liked Nadia and Elliot together and I'm now hooked on this series and can't wait to find out the back stories of Hunter & Jet

3.5 to 4 Not all heroes are the same thumbs up!
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Pre-Order for Jan.8, 2019: AMAZON (US) 

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