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Unravel You

(Cole Brothers #1)

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UNRAVEL YOU is the enthralling sequel to LOVE OVER LATTES and book one in the Cole Brothers series. A new family saga, binge reading experience: 5 brothers, 5 full-length novels in 5 months.

It’s the wedding of the summer…

College graduate Valentina de Cordoba never expected to fall for the handsome and intimidating Derek Cole when she accepted his offer torent his property.
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ebook, 300 pages
Published November 18th 2019 by HMG, Inc.
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    Isha Coleman
    Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: first-reads
    Unravel You (Cole Brothers #1) by: Diana Hicks


    Will they or won't they becomes should they or shouldn't they. Is there love enough to survive the hot mess that is heading their way? Derek and Valentina seem lost in a fairytale that neither is sure will come true. She found her Prince. He has his Cinderella. Yet life seems destined to throw a monkey wrench in their plans. Unravel You teases the heart with humor, seduces the senses and takes a real world look at the starry eyed fantasy we hold in
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    Anastasia シ
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    3.5/5 stars

    Unravel You is a steamy, heart-wrenching romance with a very interesting plot-line.

    I know this is meant to be a standalone but I don't feel as if it was one. I REALLY wish I had read Love over Lattes , the prequel novel, which is about the start of Valentina and Derek's romance, before jumping into this. I felt a huge chunk of the build up with Valentina and Derek's relationship was missing. I really feel like some more backstory would have helped the story
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    Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)




    Valentina and Derek are in love and engaged. But Derek's hiding things from her and it's not boding well for the future of their upcoming marriage. Especially when his past comes back to bite him (and her) in the ass!



    Will Valentina leave him when she finds out what he's been hiding from her? Or will she realize just how strong their love is?



    This is a continuation of Derek and Valentina's story, which I appreciated because it gave them time as a couple, rather than the lead-up to a
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    Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

    This book is first in a series but it is also a continuation from the book Love Over Lattes. I honestly wish that I had been able to read that book prior to reading this one. There were some bits in the story that I think would have made more sense if I had. I would recommend reading it prior to this book. This story is still great nonetheless, but a little more perspective
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    The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I believe you need to have read the first part of their story...

    Let me just say that I felt cheated and a bit lost or confused. I wanted to know the whole story. I wanted to have it all right in front of me. I want to readLOVE OVER LATTES. Watching Valentina and Derek go through the hurdles of mending family conflict, meeting the parents, the siblings, and being in a new city was already enough for them to deal with along with preparing for a wedding.

    I jumped right in to this read without any
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    Kari Hansen
    Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Derek’s last relationship did not end well so it left him with trust issues but from the first time he met Valentina he knew that she was the woman for him even if they hadn’t been together long. He is taking her home to introduce her to the family but not everyone is happy they are together.

    Meeting your in-laws is never easy but between Valentina’s frazzled nerves and the less than welcome reception things are about to get complicated.

    Valentina is feisty and fiery which is a perfect challenge
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    Rochelle
    Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    This was the first book from this author that I have read. I liked this story however I was a little lost since this was the continuation of Valentina and Cole’s story. I really enjoyed the characters and the story once I got over the issue that I have missed some of their story. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

    I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
    Jessica Robbins
    Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
    *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

    Valentina and Cole are engaged though things are still a little bumpy. She has issues of not being good enough for him and his issues are a whole entirely different thing. Add in two ex's that feel owed something they are not and you get one explosive yet steamy happily ever after for these two. Full of surprises that wrap up this chapter of the Cole brothers very well. Makes for a fun read for fans of
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    Spunky N Sassy
    Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

    ~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's Review~~~~~~~~~~

    Great Book

    This book was tablet melting hot and definitely worth the read! I was hooked and I couldn’t put it down!
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    Megan (Ginger Mom)
    Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I absolutely fell into this book right away. I'll admit that, while I was originally drawn to it because of that cover, I meshed with the characters right away. The only thing I will say is, that even though this is a standalone, I really wish I had read Love Over Lattes first because it tells the story of how Valentina and Derek met and fell in love. There were a few spots in this book where you could tell that things would have made a bit more sense if I had the background provided in the ...more
    Broken Souls
    Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Before I read this book, I went back and read Love Over Lattes (which is not needed to read this one, but you get to meet Derek and Valentina). It was the first book I had read from this author and I am not disappointed. Not one single bit - and I am glad I signed up for this because it has introduced me to stories I never knew I needed in my life. My emotions were all over the place with this one; but I loved every single second of it!

    Derek loves Valentina - but he also loves his job. He wants
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    Kate Avery
    Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
    Rating 3.5/5

    I think I will start by saying that I hadn’t realised that there is another book before this, even though this is the first book in the Cole brothers series the story is a continuation from a previous story. Most things are explained well enough for the story relating to the two main characters of this story, Derek and Valentina, however there are some references of situations around Derek’s brothers that are really vague. It’s hard to tell if this is something that I would have
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    Sharon
    Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I love a hot and steamy romance with great family ties and wonderful friendships and Unravel Me has both. Apparently, Derek and Valentina first appeared in Hicks' Love Over Lattesand are starting off the family saga of 5 hot and sexy brothers in the Cole Brothers series.

    Derek didn’t like waiting. He wanted a life with me; he didn’t see why we couldn’t start immediately. For my part, I couldn’t think of a single reason to stay apart from him, so I’d agreed to everything—the house, the ring, the
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    Sapphyria
    Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Unravel You is an enjoyable steamy romance with a side of suspense. Not having ready any other books by this author, including Love Over Lattes (Desert Monsoon Series, Book 1) many references in Unravel You were lost on me. I was able to keep up with the story, however; and found Valentina and Derek a cute couple. Their romance seems a bit fast but when you find the love of your life, you just know. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we moved in together after only knowing each ...more
    A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
    You know when you’re reading at 1 am and you think "I’ll just read one more chapter" then BAM! It’s 5 am and you’ve finished the book!? Well; that just happened. I couldn’t put this twisting and turning, anxiety-filled, sexy book down! My pulse was racing and I just needed to know if everyone came out the other side. By the end I was crying happy tears; happy, emotional, relieved tears. What a fantastic ride that was.

    I’d met Derek and Valentina in the previous book, Love Over Lattes, so it was
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    Jennifer Pierson
    Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I really did LOVE Unravel You, as the talented Diana A. Hicks hooked me from the very beginning. It's the story of Valentina de Cordoba, who has a bit of a murky past, which resulted in her favorite tiny human, Max, but it didn't come without some serious challenges. Life got easier after meeting Derek Cole, though he is very protective, and a serious work alcoholic, but while it took him a bit before getting past her walls, once he did, they fell hard & fast. She's convinced that she ...more
    Gwen Shafer
    Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is the first book that I have read from this writer. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. Valentina is starting a new life with what seems to be the man of her dreams Derek. These two meet because she works for him. After only a month Derek asks her to marry him. But things between them are not what they seem and things are going to get even more complicated when they go to Atlanta. Will they still get married?
    Once they get to Atlanta Valentina meets Derek's mom who does not really like
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    Heidi | Paper Safari Book Blog
    Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I wish I had read Love over Lattes just to help me learn more about the start of Valentina and Derek's romance. There were times I felt a bit out of touch with what was happening with certain characters because I didn't know their back story but it wasn't completely necessary. Valentina is struggling to fit into Derek's billionaire world and Derek is struggling to remember that there are more important things than work. Valentina balances Derek and it was cute watching him struggle with his ...more
    Lilly Charysma
    Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Oh, for the love of reading, this was a great story! “Unravel You” is one of those books you get lost in for hours and hours and you forget how late it is and that you have work in the morning…Ups!

    Valentina and Derek have found each other. Their love is strong and they see a future together. If she manages to survive meeting The Mother! Derek brings her home to his family. Things get complicated when the family is not particularly fond of their son’s choice. Bring in the ex – his and hers and
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    Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
    Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    5 cranky stars


    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.


    Derek's first wife Bridget embezzled their company to fund her gambling habits. It was not a marriage of love but convenience.

    Needless to say this marriage didn't last long due to this and other things. Derek had moved on building the company backup until he met Valentina who also worked with them.


    Valentina had a 6 year old boy, Max, who meant the world to her. Derek and Valentina fell deeply in love.


    The first half of this book was a real feel
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    Kathryn Linke
    Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Unravel You is the first title in the Cole Brothers series, and was my first time reading Diana A Hicks.

    I kind of felt like I was missing a big part of the build up of the relationship Valentina and Derek share, until I discovered their story began in Lover over Lattes.

    Derek is an intelligent, successful and intuitive businessman. Whilst his heart is in the right place, Derek is protective, but also a tad over the top, and controlling when it comes to Valentina. He has great difficulty with
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    Kelly Graham
    Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Having not been together very long Derek and Valentina are in the crazy hot, cant keep their hands off each other stage of their relationship.
    They haven't yet got the understanding that although trying to protect each other they need to not keep secrets and learn to trust and talk to each other more, especially with both of their crazy exes throwing obstacles in their way.
    This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it.
    I loved the relationship between Derek and his
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    Becky Wise
    Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Unravel You is a hot read. I love the chemistry between Derek and Valentina so much. They are hot. Valentina is an amazing mom and she knows what she wants. She is strong and so lovely. Derek is alpha and determined to fix his relationships with his family. I love how Valentina encourages Derek to fix things with everyone and she is just so wonderful even through everything the family puts her through. This book is sexy and will keep you on your toes. I love that little added bit of suspense in ...more
    Jackie Ziegler
    Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
    Struggled with this one. Derek was married and his ex embezzled from him and keeps wanting more money. Valentina is a young mom who works for Derek and is now involved with him. They love each other but they hide alot of things from one another.. every little secret is made worse by overhearing or finding out bits and pieces.. Seems they fight and make up alot. Then when their exes come back around things get hectic but Derek being a billionaire has access to everyone and everything. Good ...more
    Gladys
    Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I did not realize that this book is a sequel to the book Love Over Lattes and I'll be honest dropping in like this left me feeling a tad confused and out of the loop, so I really think you will have a better reading experience if you read that book first. I did enjoy Derek and Valentina's story though. I thought that these two had great chemistry and shared a connection that was easy to feel. Their story is rich with emotions, drama and humor. As this couple works towards a HEA they have to deal ...more
    Tanja Kezmic
    Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: omgreads
    This story had its moments a s was quite enjoyable read. I really like Valentina. She was smart, funny and a bit feisty when need be. Now Derrick was kinda hard to connect at the beginning but that is on me since I've read that this is continuation of their story. He had serious trust issues but with Valentina in his life he overcame them.
    They had a bumpy round ahead of them and I was really pleased with the way HEA occurred.

    ***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
    Sarah  G
    Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I thought this book sounded really good but didn't realize it was the sequel to another, even though it says "Book 1". I was confused through a lot of the book.

    I will say that it is a really good book and now I will go back and read the first book to get a better feel. It will definitely make me understand more.

    Valentina was a great character but I couldn't connect with her at first. I understood a little more as the book went on, though.

    I really wish I knew that there was a book before this.
    Crystal
    Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
    Unravel You is the first book in the Cole Brother's Series. I thought the story was okay. I liked the suspense and the introduction to Derek's family. But I didn't like the way Derek and Valentina were in this book, for newly engaged they should of been basking in their love, but it was one misunderstanding after another between them. And don't even get me started on the ex's.
    The Cole Brother's seem to have abit of mystery about them, and I can't wait to read their stories.
    Twilla Wickedly Sweet and Synful Book Blog
    3.5 stars. I don’t care for the story starting after the couple meets. I feel left out. The author is telling not showing. This is my first book by this author. It’s label as book 1. I later find out that this book isn’t the first book. Love over Lattes. It should have been labeled correctly. I hate to come into a series late. Derek is too soft. Bridget and Alex keep doing stuff and he just gives them more money. I struggled to complete it. This couple just had the worse communication. They were ...more
    Chris
    I wanted to like this book and even though it's part of a series, it seemed like it would be fine as a standalone story. To me, it wasn't. I felt a bit lost in the beginning.
    Valentina also just didn't make sense. She's engaged to Derek, but is super shy about sex? I mean, I'm pretty sure she knows how things work considering she has a child, but come on. I also hated Derek. His attitude sucked and he was so pushy.
    I gave it a chance and finished it, but this whole story just wasn't my thing.
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    Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, is the 2019 Readers’ FavoriteSilver Medal Winnerin theRomance – Suspensegenre

    When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending
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