May 17

Unraveled by Aubrey Bondurant Review



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To become undone.
To take apart.
To destroy.

I thought I had it all with my well-respected job, Hollywood boyfriend, and glamorous lifestyle. Until the truth revealed a different story. In one day, after a single word, my carefully constructed life was obliterated.

But it’s only the beginning of my spiral. There’s much further to fall.

Then I meet him. He’s the perfect man at the most imperfect time. It’s only meant to be a one night stand. A last fling before my new reality sets in. But he has different ideas. Because he doesn’t know the truth. Once he finds out, I’m convinced he’ll realize this is too much for a new relationship. He’s sure to cut and run. It’s for the best really.

After all, how can I possibly fall in love when I’m falling apart?

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I’m sitting here, having just finished reading Unraveled by Aubrey Bondurant, and I am shook. I’m utterly gobsmacked, my head is spinning, and I’ve been run through the ringer. Let me backpedal a second here. I’ve read every one of Aubrey Bondurant’s books, and I’ve loved them all. I have yet to read one of her books where I did not get completely wrapped up in her writing and the story. She writes truly captivating stories, ones that I didn’t want to put down—and that I was left still thinking about long after I did. Unraveled had the same effect on me, however, this book was vastly different from Bondurant’s previous works.

I really don’t want to spoil a single word of this compelling, consuming and complex story because it’s the kind of story that a reader should go into not knowing what to expect so that they can feel the full impact of author’s words and experience this story as it unfolds organically. This story begins with a lightning strike of instant attraction that sparks some seriously smoking hot chemistry. Like a storm whipping in off the ocean, this couple was swept right up into the moment. As fate would have it, though, their journey to happily ever after was the absolute hardest road to travel. Gut-wrenching, heart-aching, I was up and pacing my floors at certain points. The sheer emotion of this couple’s experience was gripping and riveting, and I simply couldn’t put this book down.

I truly believe that the most beautiful love stories are usually the ones that are the most difficult to tell. Bondurant proves my belief with the raw reality of this couple’s story. At times exhilarating while utterly devasting at others, Unraveled was an enthralling, entrancing tale of what it truly means to love another. Brilliant, memorable, unforgettable, Unraveled by Aubrey Bondurant is a top favorite of 2019. Five smooches from me.

~Danielle Palumbo




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