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Unraveling the Truth About Love

(Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens #3)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.

In Unraveling the Truth About Love…
Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--ex
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published January 23rd 2019 by World Literary Press
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Maria Isabel Samonte

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Disclaimer: I receive a copy of this book in exchange for an HONEST review.

Unraveling the Truth About Love is a beautiful story about love and the importance of trust and communication in a relationship. Riley is an inspiring designer from a small town and she is just so relatable. She is goal driven and I connect with her because she is a big dreamer like me. Josh is a famous designer with a soft side especially towards Riley and his family. In addition, the characterization and
Liliyana Shadowlyn
The fashion industry is fast-paced and cut-throat, and when you're in a hub like New York, life is never dull. Small town girl Riley has to worry about more than just the hustle and bustle of the city with her crush Josh so near. When accusations arise over a dress design, both Josh and Riley will be faced with life-changing decisions. Can love help uncover the truth after all? A clean, steamy, must-read.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a new book by Addison Cole and it is amazing. Those of you who know Addison Cole know she is the pen name used by Melissa Foster for her sweet love stories that have no explicit content. They are still the amazing stories and great characters we fall in love with, so check out this new book called Unraveling the truth about love.

This book is about another Braden brother named Josh who is a famous, hot, single fashion designer. If you read about any of the other Braden boys you probably he
Isha Coleman
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Like every other family the Bradens have experienced their share of heartache. What I love most about this family is that they never let the hard knocks affect the love they have for each other. In this ever growing family love is an endless commodity, whether by blood, marriage or friendship there's always more than enough to go around. In Unraveling the Truth About Love, Addison Cole celebrates that gift by inviting the whole family to join in the courtship of Riley and Josh. The road may be t ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do people ever get over their childhood crushes? Riley Banks knows for her at least, the crush is still as strong as ever when she lands a job with Josh Braden, the boy she still holds a heated torch for. 

A chance of a lifetime to work in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant is a dream come true for Riley, but it comes with a price. The price of a racing heartbeat, flushes cheeks and wanting to wrap herself around the very man she's working with, kinda of price. Riley isn't  too upset about i
Sofia Lazaridou
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Riley and Josh's story took me by surprise. I thought I was familiar with the author's writing, but this one took some unexpected turns and it made me realize that you can never fully predict what the author has planned. A particular twist made me abandon all the other plans had for the evening and continue reading the book until I reached the final page. So if I fail my exams tomorrow I can blame Addison Cole and K.A. Linde. Both released books that I couldn't put down and I am grateful for get ...more
Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
Another sweet and hard to put down book in this series!

Unraveling the Truth About Love is a well written book full of romance with characters that are easy to like and connect with. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in the book. As come to expect, this book drew me in from the very first page. It is a story full of romance, humor, and some steamy heat. A well-written story with a plot that moves at a good pace with a fresh, new story line that is easy to read. It is captivatin
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Riley Banks is a small town country gal from Weston who finds herself in New York working for JBD - Josh Braden Designs, who she just so happens to have had a crush on since high school. But since a family feud between the Braden family and her best friend Jade's family - the Braden boys were always off limits. Until now that is, Jade is now dating Rex Braden who is Josh's brother so it makes it a little bit more easier.

Riley had no intention of getting into a relationship with Josh seeing as he
Nicki Conroy
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been reading Addison Cole’s Sweet with Heat books since she started writing them. They are amazing and have just enough heat to keep them interesting. Unraveling the Truth About Love is no different. It has the great writing I’ve come to expect and many twists along the way.

Riley and Josh were childhood acquaintances. That always makes the adult meetings a bit more in my mind. Addison brings out the crushes both had in their teens for each other. This makes when Josh offers Riley a job – ba
Unraveling the Truth About Love is a sweet read. The book was easily read in one sitting.

The story line of the book is good. The details were very easy to picture.

This story wasn't as good or well thought out of compared to other Addison Cole and Melissa Foster stories. As a stand-alone, the characters weren't fully developed. The story seems to start in the middle of the two main characters already knowing each other. If a reader hasn't read Jade and Rex's story, they might be little behind w
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars.

Well, this was sweet.

We have Riley and Josh; he’s a big time designer and she’s an awesome upper-coming designer that he hires to work for him. They’ve also known each other for years and carry major crushes on the other. All’s good and dandy until Riley gets to NYC and has to work with not so pleasant people and realize that this industry can chew you alive, lol.

Anyway, I really liked Riley and her following her dreams, even when it made her feel a little uncomfortable. I liked her
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title of this book perfectly fits this story and set of characters! Everything is tailored perfectly -- until it isn't -- and everything begins to unravel. Riley and Josh have known each other for a long time so it's natural that he'd bring her on board after viewing her portfolio. In the fashion world (so I've been told), you can rise and fall in the blink of an eye. It's all about who you know. They can make or break you! Just as things seem to be completely falling into place for this swe ...more
Sonya Neal
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Josh and Riley grew up together, but due to circumstances very far apart. Yet they both had crushes on each other from afar. Now that Josh is a famous designer, he invites Riley to move to New York and work for him.

Now that they are near each other every day their passion for each other becomes unstoppable, but Riley is worried that their relationship will be viewed improperly. So they decide to keep it a secret, until they reach the point where they no longer can. Can their love survive the cut
* I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own *

This is the story of Riley Banks who gets the dream of working for Josh Braden, famous fashion designer and her childhood crush.
When Josh hired Riley his only hope was to just show her the business and mentor her, but the feelings he had a long time ago for her hadn’t gone and the relationship starts to hit it off, but some how there is always someon who wants to put a spanner in the works and is jealous and will do an
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Amazing Addison Cole again. In this sweet novel we visited the Colorado Bradens again. Famed fashion designer Josh has returned to NYC and hired Weston native and childhood crush Riley Banks. These two have amazing chemistry in the workplace and out. But when the cutthroat fashion industry threatens to tear their budding love apart, will they be able to trust each other implicitly or fall victim to an overzealous, criminal colleague? This book has excitement, and intrigue, and plot t ...more
Silvie Armas
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always believed that trust should be a big part of any relationship. In this book we meet Riley and Josh. Their romance is super sweet and filled with love. But like in many relationships, hey must overcome chaos and issues of mistrust. I found myself unable to put this book down. I absolutely loved it! Will Josh choose love or his career? Guess you’ll have to read this book to find out. If you like romance books with a little sweet heat, this is a great read!
Carly Wilson
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Unraveling The Truth About Love’ is my favourite Addison Cole book to date. Josh Braden is just to die for. He’s successful, handsome and a total gentleman. He is definitely my favourite book boyfriend to date.

The book is a story about Riley Banks, a small town girl who goes to make it in the Big Apple as a fashion designer. The only catch? Her new boss is one of her crushes.

Josh is one of the most sought after fashion designers, but despite the fame and fortune, he is a private guy. After yea
Debbie Eyre
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fab sweet clean well written read by this author! A wonderful read about childhood crushes and love regained as well as betrayal ,drama and romance! I love these reads!
Luz Acevedo
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Addison Cole 🤗 it’s such a softer side which I’m usually not a fan of but she writes with so much emotion and drama that it keeps your attention.... such great characters that this story will keep you turning those pages...
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. We met Riley and Josh in previous books but this one is all about them. Riley, a talented fashion designer is offered a job in NYC by Josh Braden, a brilliant designer with his own firm. Riley wants to make it on her own and doesn't have time to crush on Josh...eventhough she has all her life. Josh cant believe riley is here...working for him. He finds her designs unique and outstanding and still pictures then woman who loves ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, kindle-books
Yes! Yes! Yes! This book was so fun to read! At times I did want to slap Josh to wake him up to what was in front of him but as I have learned, let time handle things - which time did work for Riley. I flew through this book in one sitting. The writing is SO smooth and you become one with the story. A great weekend read!
Lynn Mullan
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet love story, based in New York amid the world of fashion. This is Josh Braden and Riley Banks love story. They are childhood friends, and reconnect at a local festival, where Josh finds out Riley is a designer and is looking for a job, so he hires her. Riley moves to New York, which is a far cry from her hometown of Weston, Colorado. There is some angst between Josh and Riley, which is caused by a jealous co-worker, but this a sweet, romantic read with an HEA. Romance at its best.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful Addison Cole book about the Braden Family. This book makes you realize how important family and friends are.
Josh and Riley had admired each other from afar years ago, when they were in high school. Now Josh an Owner of one of the top design firms in New York can help Riley live her dreams, but will they come at a price?
Addison Cole never fails to show us how important it is to rely on family.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE Josh and Riley. This particular couple has a different feel than Jade and Rex because the two of them did not get together when they were younger out of loyalty. Both of them had crushes on each other and the crush bloomed into a beautiful love.

It broke my heart when Josh found himself in an impossible situation. At some point in everyone's life they find themselves questioning their judgment in others as Josh did. I love how he was able to prove Riley's innocence and tell the love of his
Lynn Reynolds
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Riley Banks is starting a new adventure. Josh Braden has things he both loves and hates about his job. This could be considered a second chance romance since they knew each other way back when.

If you’re a fashionista than this story may be of some interest. There was one character that had me thinking of the Kardashians. Not necessarily when I was getting to know Riley but there was a secondary character that just seemed like she would fit right in. And it might make me bad but
Stephanie Taylor
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a somewhat new to me author. I say somewhat because I’ve read a few of her more steamy books, but I had never read her sweet with heat pen name books. Now I’m wondering why I never picked up one of these books before! Sometimes it’s just nice to read the story...without all the other stuff. No, I’m not a prude. But lately, it seems like more and more authors are adding more and more sex scenes. And while I’ll admit to liking a sex scene or two, especially if they are pretty steamy, I wa ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unraveling The Truth About Love is a perfect sweet and swoony romance to light up your heart. Josh and Riley's story is a true example of stories those made me a die hard Romance fan years back. These stories are like living your most beautiful dreams. Or living in a fairytale.

Riley is a simple, honest and hardworking small town girl who has come to New York City as a new designer to work for Josh Braden, a renowned fashion designer. Josh is from the famous Braden family from the same town as Ri
Miranda Knight
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize that this is book 3 of a series that doesn't take away or deter from the storyline. It did take me a few to understand the characters and aspects of the characters back story, I was still able to figure out the couples and the various relationships from small town Weston and the Braden family. I do recommend reading the previous books to understand the characters back stories further. If you are a person who doesn't like a lot of sex or cussing--this book is for you. Zero cussin ...more
Books Laid Bare
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are many words that can be used to describe Unraveling The Truth About Love but if I had to choose just one I would have to say that it was delightful.
I thought the author used a tone with the story that played to the strength of the characters and their ability to reach me (the reader) emotionally. Of course, the story was romantic – but it was also heartily engaging.

I thought Riley was a delight, a solid down to earth working girl, stepping out of her comfort zone in a bit to live the be
Pam T
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The world of high fashion is one of competition and grueling work. Riley Banks of Weston, Colorado, home to Hal Braden’s crew, was used to hard work and knew there would be a lot of competition. The rejection letters she had from interviews and exploratory inquiries in her field of fashion design told their own story . . . that is until she had the good luck of showing her designs to her best friend’s brother, Josh Braden, whose name in the fashion world was top notch. The fact that they had gon ...more
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