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Greg Rodwell.
The myth, the man, the legend.
Yeah. I’m none of that crap.
Okay. I’m a man. There’s that much.

Almost everyone calls me Rod, whether I like it or not. I’m the guy others look to for a laugh, a dirty joke, a distraction—the office clown. Even my best friend, Hadley, laughs.

It’s just that, I’m not always laughing. Not even on the inside. Nobody knows the real Greg
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Published (first published August 14th 2018)
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Do Jewish vampires avoid the Star of David? Does killing time damage eternity? Do you need a silencer if you shoot a mime? Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane? If a person dies and then rises from the dead, do they get a refund for the coffin?

...our new receptionist is denser than a lead coffin and no doubt couldn’t write dialogue for porn.

…her Legal Eagles shirt is knotted to the side, calling attention to her belly button. She also cut a V into the collar o
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Tami czenkus
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know where to begin with Unscrewed...... We get to see Greg Rodwell in a way that I would NEVER have thought was possible but more believable then most admit!!
For those who have read the Wild Sparks series is well aware of Greg and his sense of humor and wit, they also know that he is very loyal to his friends and family.
Very often people hide their demons in a closed jar... behind smiles and humor until one day the lid becomes UNSCREWED and it ALL comes pouring out!!!
We follow
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Karen Hrdlicka
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had to wait for a day to review, the book hangover was immense and try as might, there wasn't enough wine to make the book continue on with more of the story. There are so many unanswered questions at the end of the book, but Unscrewed answered a lot of the questions that were raised in the Wild Sparks series.
Greg Rodwell has been one of my favorite characters and his wit and sarcasm are right up my alley.
Ms. Alexander gives Rod the best lines and the sharpest wit of the entire series. His "R
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Shannon White
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My soul weeps

Omg what a rollercoaster ride! If you think you know Greg Rodwell.... you don't! Omg what a book I need more!!
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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WOW! Solid 3.5-4 stars. Lots to process with this book! I'll start with the positive, its an incredibly funny, very emotional journey. So many feelings to dissect and comprehend to put yourself in Greg's shoes. Its not a cut and dry romance. There are several times you will think 'wait, have I been wrong the whole time? Are we going in this direction?' only to be thrown off course. I think that has a lot to do with Greg's inner turmoil. It feels like real life problems influencing his decisions ...more
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I was lucky enough to beta read Unscrewed and let me just tell you .... you guys are going to LOVE Greg Rodwell. He is the most loyal man EVER!

Wish there were more Rodster's out there like him in the real world.

Greg has been in love with Hadley since FOREVER, but his mistake was to get her back together with the love of her life, but that was a stupid thing to do because he didn't know if maybe they could have become a couple. But I guess that's something he'll never know now!

Greg needs to move
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Rebecca Austin
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
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Greg Rodwell is a paralegal at Rhodes, Dryden, Charleton and Associates and he seems to have quite the reputation as a player. But he is in love with his married best friend and may or may not have one or two children by different women but he isn't sure.

Hadley Wilder is Greg's best friend and the woman he has been after for years but now she is married and keeps trying to set up Greg with different women.

But will Greg ever be able to get over Hadley and find someone he loves and when his shocki
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Shelli Whalen
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start by saying that out of all of Ren's books, this is the one I have anticipated the most. Greg has been my favorite character since the early days of reading the Sparks series. He's such an enigma I couldn't wait to read about. I mean, sure, we all see his fun sense of humor and his consistent ways of deflecting anything serious which make him all the more interesting to me.

I am happy to report that Ren did NOT disappoint in telling Greg's story. I can't even properly convey the c
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Angie
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unscrewed by Ren Alexander

Mind blown.
Though this book is a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the Wild Sparks series first.
Greg Rodwell is one the the most loved characters from Ren Alexander’s books. So when she announced his own book was coming, I was absolutely stoked.
We all know Rod as the sarcastic smart@$$ with a heart of gold. But this book gives you an in-depth look into his real world. The many sides of Greg.
His loyalty to his best friend, and coworker, Hadley is his downfall.
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Jessica Fay
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I went into this book with certain expectations of our favorite Greg Rodwell. Big mistake on my part.

We first met Greg through Ren Alexander’s Wild Sparks series. He’s Hadley’s best friend and has a certain jokester, jerk, protector attitude. Well in this novel, we see everything through his point of view and we learn just why exactly he is so guarded and why everything he says is portrayed as a joke.

This is yet another one of Ren’s books that will make you laugh, cry and scream through it all
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Amy  Crull
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok so i was all prepared to write a bad review for this book but i kept reading and my heart started to break for Greg.
I was gonna complain on how whiny and indecisive he is but as you keep reading you find out why he has so many issues. Greg has a lot of issues in this book. He had something traumatic happen 10 yrs ago and hasn't dealt with it at all. Its the stem behind his issues. He thinks he's in love with his best friend but soon finds out that may not be. He doesn't make good decisions w
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Jen Wildner
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Uh...hello?!? What did I read? Greg Rodwell is full of surprises. I love every word Ms. Alexander has written but Greg’s story was different, a good different. I was making conclusions and then I was wrong. Seriously so wrong. This book stole everything from me, Greg’s story mesmerized me and had me gasping for air. I really believe this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Unscrewed flowed from page one to the very end, rapidly. I could not fathom the things Greg said, did, and experienced. ...more
Robyn Washington
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book will make you think you're going in the right direction, but then Greg leads you another way. I am not into smut or dirty talking, but it takes a while to get into the book. Usually at the beginning of a book, if it don't grab me, I'll take my time reading the book. I skimmed over it, and found spots that hooked me so I started slowly reading it again. Then, I'd run into another part, that I skip over. I started reading it again, but taking in everything. Turmoil, sex, and trouble---get ...more
LidiasChoice De Jager
I struggled to get into the book. It was a bit confusing at first and it didn’t help that it ended with a lot of unanswered questions for me. The issues written about is something relatable, but I would have liked if the whole issue with the main character was raised a lot sooner. I understand that this is something not really talked about in society, but being such a controversial topic, we need more information. I don’t know if there is going to be a sequel, but I hope there will be. I really ...more
Andrea Crawford
This book was kinda confusing it starts out like it picks up in the middle of a story. This is the first one I have read by this author so I had to go back and double check what book I was reading and that I was at the beginning. Overall it is a good book, the main character Rod is hard to understand. He is really fake throughout most of the book. He goes off on a lot of tangents in his thought processes which gives the insight into how he thinks. Overall it has plenty of humor and romance and h ...more
Christine Hickman
Unscrewed is another great read from one of my favorite authors, Ren Alexander. If you have read the Sparks series and Keys to Jericho, then you are familiar with Greg "Rod" Rodman. Greg is the BFF of Hadley and is a wise cracking smartass who works as a paralegal. This book is his story, and we learn what is behind the jokes. Simone, Shasta and Hadley are key characters in this story. For those of you who have read all of Ren's books (and If you haven't you really need to) this book will blow y ...more
Amy N
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is just amazing and left me wanting more from Ren as usual!! Her words have left me knowing that Rod had a lot of issues he always hid but we kinda figured that to start with. But we left so much with this book that I had to stop so many times to gather my own feelings for Rods sake. He has been keeping so much from everyone is the best way to say it. He keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting to know more.
Ren is amazing and I can’t wait to see what she does with the next book
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Fleur
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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3.5 star
I really liked the idea of this book but felt i needed more from it, I am hoping as the cover on Amazon shows book 1 we will get to know the characters more and things get a bit more fleshed out. I liked everyone but felt they were all perhaps a bit immature at times for their age and this made me think well no wonder their lives are a bot of a mess. There is some good humor mixed in with struggles and frustrations they go through as well as a part where its pretty darn sad, the writing
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Ashley
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unscrewed should come with it's own VIP parking pass and annual membership because it is a themepark-worthy rollercoaster. I had not read any of the prior books to get all of the background, but since this can be read without all that I dove in headfirst anyways. I have to say I was not prepared at all for the snark and the angst that was Greg Rodwell, yet behind the biting wit and broken layers there are more broken layers, and a man that you can't help but feel for as the pain of the past and ...more
Lizzi
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author, consequently this story started out very confusing as I had no background knowledge of the characters. As the story unfolded I was able to get the gist of it, but it would have been better with prior knowledge. As this is a spin off from Wild Sparks series and The Keys to Jericho I highly recommend reading the other books first!!.
Laurie Baker
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unscrewed

Wow! As always, Ren Alexander writes phenomenal books. This is Greg "Rod" Rosdwell's book showing his infatuation with Hadley. Who is his best friend and who is also happily married with a baby. Oh Rod, why are you pining for this girl? You've got Rhonda , Shasta , Simone and even Ali chasing you! Looking forward to unhinged....Rod, you've got some explaining to do!
Deirdre Stokes
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Greg Rodwell had a lot going on with him. From the loss of his sister to the best friend who he can't seem to get over and his evil baby momma glaring at him every chance she gets. This story is well written and has a lot of up and downs for Greg to overcome and figure out. This was a great and interesting book to read.
Danielle
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keep in mind this is part of Ren’s Sparks series. You can follow the story, but it’s easier if you’ve read from the beginning. This book shows Rod’s obsession with Hadley, who is not only married but has a baby. And is his best friend. What ensues will have you at times yelling at him. Great book and story. Was happy to see Ren continue, and cannot wait for the next book.
Nicole Studioso
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Very chaotic book filled with characters who are in their 20s and 30s, yet reads like a new adult angst-filled soap. The underlying issues that cause Rod to act and speak as he does aren't revealed until the very end which I found frustrating. Lots of interesting characters and some really great dialogue is overshadowed at times by the flippant attitudes that permeate the story.
Trinitee Mitchell-Dunn
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!! This is the must read book of the year. It will WOW you! I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Then when I finished I needed to read it all over again. Ren Alexander’s best Book to date. Amazing.
Thi
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I felt for what happened to Greg but man, these characters are all messed up. I don’t think there was anyone I liked at all. They all have major issues that no one even wants to deal with. It’s all a major 6 degrees of separation that is messed up to the extreme.
Angel Lee
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
pros.. loved this book and author after I got into plot.
cons.. harder to follow if you are new to this series. You can follow but easier if you knew more backstory.
Definitely interested in reading the next one. Cliffhanger.
Jennifer Richey
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow when Greg’s sister leaves her diary behind when she passes she leaves him some words but Greg is harboring a huge secret that just might cause his friendship with his friendship with his best friend Hadley! Wow this book had my emotions up and down!
Kathi
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5
It was well written and kept me wanting to see what was going to happen. I would like to read more about these characters. I didn’t get the closure I was expecting at the end of this standalone.
Lindy  Kralicek
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Not sure where to start. This book is all over the place and at points can be harder to follow. The book is as titled Unscrewed. I would definitely say pay on this one and find another book.
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Ren Alexander was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing. She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.

Ren's novel, "The Keys to Jericho," was chosen as an "Official Selection" in the Romance cate
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