Lauren Dane is one prolific author. She’s one of those writers that if you’re looking for a trope you can find it. Witches? Diablo Lake. Shifters? Diablo Lake and Cascadia Wolves. Rockers? Hurley Boys. Small Town? Petal Georgia. Menage? Err, there’s a few actually but I’ll go with Brown Family. My point is that she writes across genres and tropes and writes them all really well. I’ve read almost all of her works and I’d say about 90% of them worked for me and when an author has as much out there as Lauren Dan that’s a really impressive stat!
Maybe Dolan is exactly the Lauren Dane heroine I LOVE – fiercely independent, outspoken, protective, vulnerable, and just kick-ass to sum it up. She’s been on her own since she was 16 because her parents are completely and unequivocally horrible people. But she’s managed to claw out a great life for herself and her older sister in a fantastic small town setting.
Alexsei Petrov and Maybe have been circling each other for a while, the two working together creating a nice tension in the air constantly. He has issues of his own with his immediate family but his extended family raised him in America and he’s felt loved and included with quite a large family. While I enjoyed Alexsei and his hesitance in risking his friendship with Maybe and their work balance I couldn’t help but cheer when Maybe took control of the situation and pretty much demand that they go out finally – evidence of her personality that I adored.
The two have a chemistry that sizzles off the page. The author writes couples that feel so accurate to me – like I could meet them and hopefully become friends with them potentially next week. They balance each other perfectly and Lauren Dane’s theme of ‘found families’ continues in this book. Which reminds me a little of Kit Rocha’s books, I might be a sucker for that theme because some of my favorite books have that as a thread.
I really recommend this book for the sisterly bond, for the small town feel, and last but NOT least – the super hot couple!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Title: Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled
Author: Lauren Dane
Release Date: January 30, 2018