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Drawn Together (Brown Family #5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,539 Ratings  ·  307 Reviews
Beauty is more than skin-deep…

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.

With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body
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Published October 1st 2013 by Berkley
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Auntee
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Wow. Never did I think I would love a book about Raven. In all the other books in this series she was just so...unlikable. Bitchy. Nasty. Hard. But, I came into this one with an open mind, figuring Lauren Dane must have a doozy of a backstory for Raven, to explain away all her nastiness. And darn if she didn't! And I ended up liking her! Okay, loving her.:)

What a truly excellent read. The pairing of sexy lawyer Jonah Warner (brother to Levi--Sway) and tattoo artist Raven was incredibly satisfyin
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mad4rombks
I can't say who the hero is since I had such an early peek at this one but I will say this. I have enjoyed this series since book 1 but Brody was always my #1 ever since I read his story. Adrian came a little close to nudging Brody out of the way but Brody was able to hold him off. :) Sadly, Brody is no longer my #1 from this series, the hero of this book is. I adored everything about him.
Victoria
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it

He didn’t want anything from her but everything.

I’m a fan of Lauren Dane’s Brown Sibling series. And even though I had Drawn Together on pre-order for months, it was really because I love the series rather than a real interest in reading Raven’s story. I haven’t been such a Raven fan in the past. She hurt Brody and I have tender feelings for that guy. And she’s just overall abrasive. I get that’s just part of her personality but I just wasn’t sure I wanted to read a whole book dedicated to her.
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Julie
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

Drawn Together is the fifth full length book in Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings series. I did not know that she was working on this book until I saw people chat about it one twitter. Then I got all, well, a twitter because I hoped Lauren would someday write Raven’s HEA and to find out she did made me quite happy.

Raven is the character you loved to hate in the previous books. She definitely has a hard exterior and is a bitch to everyone. And even though you
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Elizabeth (Liz)
Well, kudos to Lauren Dane for her own personal shock and awe campaign, which hit me like a ton of bricks!!  That sneaky, talented author took a long-running and much-despised character and completely—I mean, completely—changed my mind about her!  Not ever, ever, EVER…not in a million years…did I think that was possible!

I’ll own it: I have loathed the character of Raven Smith since she first appeared in this series.  I truly hesitated to read Drawn Together for that very reason, as it was her st
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Patti TheLoveJunkee
Drawn Together by Lauren Dane PJV Quickie: Drawn Together, Book 6 in Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings series, left me with mixed feelings: on the one hand, I was thrilled to read about Raven’s past and read her HEA, but on the other hand, it didn’t read as sexy as previous books in the series, and the familiar theme of “family” was missing for this reader.
 
Review: Raven Smith doesn’t make friends easily. The product of foster care and halfway houses, she’s learned the hard way not to rely on anyone
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Jess
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for_review
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

Raven has always seemed a little like the odd woman out. She’s blunt, speaks her mind but throughout the series, she never seemed to put herself out there emotionally with anyone. She has a history with Brody but to her their relationship wasn’t as serious as Brody was taking it and they’re now better off as friends. She’s close to Erin but again, in the past she’s never stuck around, she likes to travel but always found her way back to Seat
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Laura
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've read all of the books in Lauren Dane's Brown Siblings series and never particularly cared for Raven. The only reason I read her book is because I have OCD when it comes to completing series. Needless to say, I was completely surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and how much I really do like Raven. There are many great reviews already for this story, so I will encourage all Raven bashers to read this book not only because it really explains why Raven is the way that she is,but also beca ...more
MostlyDelores
Jul 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Best part was Jonah's grandfather telling him about the nose hairs that were coming his way with old age. "Thanks Grandpa Jack." Ha.

I may need a break from Lauren Dane. Or a drinking game!

Icy bitch mother figure who respects strength? Drink.

Skanky man-stealing harpy? Drink.

Strong, feminist women who can still call other women "skanks"? Yeah, drink.

"own your shit" Drink.

Lectures-in-a-can disguised as dialogue? Drink.


Of course, I'll be drinking tea, so I'll have to pee a lot.
Holly
Re-read 9/13 - even though I've read this several times I stayed up until 2am to read it again. So good.

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My reaction to this book was wholly unexpected. Dane hasn't disappointed me yet, but I didn't think I'd love Raven as much as I did. I also didn't think Brody could be topped as my favorite hero of this series, but I think Jonah managed it.

Absolutely fabulous.
The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. I would recommend it to a friend.
My Thoughts:
Drawn Together was the sixth installment in the Brown Siblings series. Side note: interesting name for a series that only has three siblings but six books. But I like the Browns and their cast of friends in this seri
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Piper‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review

4.5 STARS

Drawn Together is the book a lot of Brown Siblings and Delicious series readers have been waiting for. Fans finally get Raven’s story. Raven has intrigued me since the first time we met her in Laid Bare. She is a hard ass b$tch that I loved to hate.

Raven never stays in one place long enough to put down roots. Her only real connection with another person is her friendship with Erin and Brody Br
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This one caught me by surprise. I picked it up because I like the series and I want to finish it. It took a long time for me to actually read this one because I hated Raven. Raven is such a bitch and beyond annoying in the other books. How could a book focused on her be any good? It would take a lot to turn my opinion around about her. The first third of this book, I still didn't like her. She's mental. Is this a derogatory remark? Yes. Bite me.

Then Ms. Dane slowly turns it around by prying ope
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MountainKat
I love when an author can take a character that is not at all likable and once you learn their story you love them! That happened in this book and it was wonderful!

Raven did some terrible things in the earlier books and I just couldn't imagine her as the heroine of a story. As the story was told, we learned more and more about her and I came to love her. I don't feel like we got to learn as much about Jonah, but we saw his character in how he treated her. His was an interesting family though, I
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Yvonne
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
3.5 stars

Book Reading Gals
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by both Heather and Sarah

Title: Drawn Together

Series: Brown Siblings bk 6

Author: Lauren Dane

Genre: Erotic Contemporary

Beauty is more than skin-deep…

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.

With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a bod
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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LAUREN DANE - DRAWN TOGETHER

• Brown Siblings #6
• 304 Pages
• release date - 01 October - 2013
• Genre: erotic Romance

★★★★★ 4,75 Stars

Click here to see the Brown Siblings Series on goodreads

► I would also strongly recommend that you read the DELICIOUS Series between the Brown's book 5+6 ☺
I just wish somebody had told me that earlier ;)

My Opinion:

Like all books in the series - I loved it!

Those Browns and their friends are a great bunch of people.

This time it's about the 30-something girl who
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Helyce
Originally posted here: http://smexybooks.com/2013/10/review-...

Raven has long been a character that I’ve loved to hate. She’s always been quite the bitch, and she makes no apologies for herself. A talented tattoo artist, she’s also a free spirit and she moves through life going wherever she wants to, whenever she wants to. That is until her dearest friends start finding love and having children. Now she finds herself making a more permanent home in Seattle, wanting to be nearer to these friends
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Amanda
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

Ok, it is official I am DNFing this book. Not so much because it is bad, but because I just dont care. I could not bring myself to care about either Jonah or Raven as a couple or as individuals. I got to about 70% of the way through the book and my little Kindle timer told me I still had over an hour and a half of reading time left and I just could not bring myself to spend over another hour reading about two characters I just didn't care about. Maybe I cou
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Robin Malone
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was blessed to win this book in a contest and it is the first book I’ve read by Lauren Dane. That being said, neither will influence my review.

The Review:

This is the 6th Book in Lauren Dane’s Brown Family Series, so to say I’ve missed a lot of the past relationships and trials these two main characters have had is an understatement. However the way it was written didn’t make me feel like that. Yes I had a sense of a past between a couple characters, but it touched on the explanations, so I nev
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Cocktails and Books
Raven often had me either wanting to throttle her or to make her my best friend. She is harsh, course and a lot of times, someone who was really hard to like. So I was intrigue to find out just how Lauren Dane was going to turn her into someone I loved just as much as Erin, despite everything she had done previously. Well, I'm happy to say, I'm a convert.

Raven has a very good reason for being the way she is. It's mostly a protection mechanism caused by years of neglect from her family and being
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Kimberly
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2013/09...

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is rough, blunt, and somewhat broken. Her past has made it incredibly difficult for her to get close to people, and she certainly has no plans to risk her heart in a monogamous relationship. Then she meets Jonah Warner and her world is turned upside down. Jonah’s a hot-as-sin attorney who falls hard and fast for Raven and doesn’t let her hide from him. He wants everything from her, and that
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Lady Lioness
Snagged from NetGalley.

Sometimes I'm surprised Berkley still gives me stuff because I'm the crazy chick who can't wait until closer to the review date to read the ARC and then, when I finish it, I must post ASAP. Clearly I am a publicist's worst nightmare.

In deference to their nerves, I will not say that while I found the pacing a bit slow and the twist made me go, 'wait, what?', I thought it was a great addition to the series and I'm pretty sure this is my favorite after Never Enough (I love t
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Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-favorites
I am a HUGE fan of Lauren Dane and especially of this series ~ it is one of my favorites. That being said….I have HATED Raven from the very beginning of the series ~ I thought she was a total bitch and I definitely didn’t want to see her with Jonah ~ who I have LOVED since he first appeared. I was so hoping for him to get his own book and was disappointed that his heroine would be Raven. So when I was chosen for an ARC of Drawn Together from Lauren Dane, I hesitated to read it knowing my feeling ...more
Mel
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I'd say this in a million years but Raven's book, Drawn Together, is by far my favorite in the Brown Family series. I am a Brody Brown fan and the way she treated him was just wrong on soooo many levels and because of that, I had my issues with Miss Raven. Even though she did him wrong he forgave her and still loves her like a sister. He simply slayed me with something he said in Drawn Together.
You have flaws, no lie. But you own your shit and a hell of a lot of people don't. Ju
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Cece
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is book 6 of the Brown sibling series and sadly the last one..I say that because I think this was the best book of the lot.

It's Raven and Jonas' story. Over the series we've had some seriously intense encounters with Raven - über talented Tattoo artist working that is tough, abrasive, b$tchy and also caring and loyal to her friends - only her friends. Her character showed growth throughout the series and now she finally has her story told. Jonas is Levi's brother..and he is a lawyer, total
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Deborah
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it
It's years since I've read a book by this author and although this book is a stand alone I must admit I did feel while reading that it would have been so much better if I'd read the previous books and to be honest I wanted to read the other books, I wanted the background on all the characters, I wanted their pasts and connections. So while I enjoyed this book, and I did enjoy it I loved all the characters and Raven and Johah, Raven was strong yet loving and deserved to be cherished, protected an ...more
Patsy Hughes
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drawn Together by Lauren Dane. I won this book off Goodreads and it was a thrill to have won one of my favorite Series. The Browns are a unique group of siblings, spouses, lovers and friends. They stand up for, fight for, support and love each other with nothing genuine caring for their family and friends. Raven has been the black sheep of the group that does not do monogamy. Once with the sexy as ever and loyal family man Brody, even breaking his heart. Jonah falls heads of teakettle for the pr ...more
Sassafrass
Loved, loved, LOVED this! Wow, this was so good.  I think Lauren Dane did an amazing job of making me like a character I really hated in previous books.  Raven really had more to her than I first thought, and she really is a good person, so I'm glad that she got a HEA.
 
I'm loving the fact that Ms. Dane is mixing series just like one of my favorite authors, Sophie Oak.  Doing that really helps me bring the characters full circle.  I've been such a fan of these series, I'm glad to see how they are
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