Book review – “Unraveling You” by Jessica Sorensen

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Format: ebook
Series: book 1 of Unraveling You series
Rating: 16+ sensual content, dark themes, language
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20876898-unraveling-you?from_search=true
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In this story, we follow Ella and Micha’s daughter, Lyric, as she embarks on a relationship (both friendly and romantic) with Ethan and Lila’s adoptive son, Ayden.

Quickly we see that Ayden has had a rough start to his life and desperately needs the love and attention that Lyric, Ethan, and Lila can give. He’s not used to having someone care about him and it takes some time to adjust. Add to the fact that Lyric is always so happy go lucky, it surprises him how quickly he develops feelings for her.

Lyric was reluctant to make friends with Ayden, but once she does, she knows that he’s going to be a life changer. She sees something in him that no one else sees and wants him to be the inspiration to not only her music, but her life. She will stop at nothing to make him happy again.

The relationship is similar to ones that we have seen in the past from Sorensen’s novels, but this story touches a bit more on the mystery because by the end of it, you still don’t know the truth about Ayden. But like Lyric, you just want him to be happy because the glimspes that you do see, make you see just how broken his childhood was.

While this book is a spin-off to the Ella/Micha series, it is going to be series on it’s on. As of now there are four books in the serie and we should see challenges come Lyric and Ayden’s way as they try and make sense of their relationship and the past that continues to haunt Ayden.

SynopsisLyric Scott has always hada good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels that there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden Gregory has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

Excerpt

When he grows silent again, I crack an eyelid open. He’s dazing off over my shoulder with undiluted pain in his eyes. The realness of him causes my heart to stutter, and my fingers yearn to jot down unwritten words.
God, what has he been through to create such a look?
When his focus lands back on me, his eyes burn fiercely, as if he’s terrified out of his damn mind “Shut your eyes,” he whispers, almost horrified.
I do as he says without question, trusting him completely, even though his intensity is enough to make the calmest person in the world feel disconcerted.
He sticks the earbud in my ear and the gloomy, unhurried beat of Radiohead’s “How To Disappear Completely” soaks through my wounded soul.
“You picked the perfect song,” I mutter as the music engulfs me. “This is exactly what I—”
His lips brush mine, stealing the words right from my mouth. My breath catches in my throat and my first instinct is to pull away. But I don’t want to pull away. I want to stay. Let him erase that last few hours from my mind.

I keep my eyes shut, too afraid to open them as his lips timidly start to move against mine. Just a whisper of a graze. A heart-stopping brush. A soul-drowning taste. He

does it again and again, taking his time, erasing all the ickiness from tonight. As I absorb each soft graze, his tongue slowly follows, slipping into my mouth. I gasp, but still don’t open my eyes. I barely move. Can hardly think. And when he pulls back, gently biting at my bottom lip, I stop breathing all together.

That burn songs promise.
Blazes in me.
Hot and scorching.
So sweltering and mind-numbing.
I feel it in my veins.
Liquid fire.
Passion.
Driving me insane.
And the bar set so high.
Ayden has soared over.
Past the heavens.
And captured me eternally.
“Go to sleep, Lyric,” he whispers, his breathing ragged.
I nod, still terrified to open my eyes. Terrified I’ll lose this moment.
A moment I know I’ll be able to fill pages and pages with the most powerful lyrics I’ve ever written. All about him and that kiss.
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AboutTheAuthorThe New York TimeJessica Sorensens and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL

The Secret series (with Ella/Micha as focus)

The Prelude of Ella and Micha
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Review

The Secret of Ella and Micha
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The Forever of Ella and Micha
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The Ever After of Ella and Micha
Amazon| Barnes and Noble | Review

Ella and Micha: Infinity and Always
Amazon| Barnes and Noble | Review

Unraveling You
Amazon 

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3 thoughts on “Book review – “Unraveling You” by Jessica Sorensen

  1. […] is the release of the second book in the spin-off series Unraveling You. Ayden and Lyric have formed a strong friendship so quickly and they both want more, but the […]

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