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Roughed In (Exposed Dreams, #3)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published January 28th 2020
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Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fitting ending to the Exposed Dreams series. It is a story of love, loss, promises made, promises kept, and promises changed/outgrown.

Frankie and Jake drive each other crazy! They both have set courses for their lives, and plans on how to get there. Of course, those plans go up in flames when they share a stolen, unexpected kiss. They then have to deal with all the expectations - both those of others and especially their own - to find their happily ever after.

And the epilogue does
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
A satisfying, sexy, and fiery conclusion to the Exposed Dreams series.

My full review is on my website
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the third book in the Exposed Dreams series, and my favorite. Frankie and Jake were great protagonists and I especially liked seeing Jake, who had been built up as an antagonist in the previous books, being dismantled and rebuilt as a layered, flawed yet likable hero. He and Frankie were really well matched and had some serious on-the-page chemistry. They were both acting really dumb at times, out of hurt or fear, but that just made them more human and therefore relatable.

I also loved
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the final installment of this series! I'm not usually crazy about opposite's attract couples, but this one worked!

The story moved on nicely and the conflict was appropriate and didn't last a ridiculous amount of time. I was glad when they called a truce closer to the beginning. While they still ruffled each others feathers, they weren't yelling at each other the entire book.

I was very happy with the hero, Jake's, progression especially. He had a lot of mommy/daddy/child star
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This isn’t my first read by Eva Moore, but it’s easily my favorite and arguably the best!! Her grasp on tension throughout the book is firm and precise, amping up both the story and the relationship between Frankie and Jake. The premise was unique, fresh, and engaging!

On the Fated Mates podcast, Sarah and Jen talk about authors (mostly Kresley Cole if we’re being honest) leveling up, and I really see this as Eva taking a cue from KC herself & leveling THE FUCK up I’m really
Danielle Smith
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gosh I love the Valenti Family! This is book 3 in the Exposed Dreams series. This book checked all the boxes for me. Funny, smart, and extremely sexy.

Jake and Frankie had undeniable chemistry and I loved watching them figure themselves out. Highly recommend this series to everyone!!
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

This is the 3rd installment of the Exposed Dreams series and a chance to visit with the Valenti family. Frankie is determined to be seen as a strong women running her own construction job. And not just the comic relief for the reality show they are filming around her family business.
Jake is the producer and in past books we found him to be a little annoying. The author did a great job digging into his past and making me fall
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
CW: wildfire, stage parent/poor parent relationship

Roughed In is Book 3 in the Exposed Dreams series, featuring the Valenti Family. Family is really what the whole series is about, and Roughed In tackles that theme again, with both characters trying to define their own space and roles in their families.

Frankie is the youngest in the Valenti family, the one who wants to run the family business, both because she enjoys it and is good at it, and because she promised her deceased brother, Gabe. She
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I just love the Valenti family! I come from a small immediate family, but a huge extended family, and, while the Valentis and my family aren't too much alike, I see so much of the love in my family reflected in this one.

Frankie is the baby of the this loving Italian-American family, and she was likely the hardest hit from the loss of her older brother, Gabe, who served in the military. She feels that it is her responsibility to
Katie McCurley
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full review to come when I don’t have to type it on my phone... I will say this one bit... the tears came on strong in that epilogue.

I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review
"Roughed In" is the third and final installment of the Exposed Dreams series, and the wonderful Valenti family.
We round out our trilogy with the baby of the family, Francesca "Frankie" Valenti, and the cocky, SEEMINGLY unflappable & confident Jake Ryland. We've got a fantastic enemies to
Katie Brenneman
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forearm porn, sexy puns, and dirty talk .….yum!
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
Roughed In was a fun read! I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited to read about director Jake Ryland as he has been a bit of a dick in the previous books in this series. But after reading the rest of the books, I was drooling to read more about the very capable Francesca “Frankie” Valenti. I mean come on!...a female contractor? Yep, yep, yep. So much competence porn. All the women and men
Perrin Larton
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Frankie Valenti and her brother Gabe had vowed to take over Valenti Construction once their father retired. After Gabe was killed on a military deployment, Frankie still wants to fulfill her part of the promise. Filming on the reality TV show her father got the company into, has Frankie as the comic relief. She's never taken seriously. Now with a new show, Frankie wants the chance to show everyone what she can do.

Jake Ryland, child actor, show runner for the first series, and still in charge of
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review. All thoughts are my own.

This is the final installment of the Exposed Dreams series and a final visit with the Valenti family. This was an enemies-to-lovers story and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Frankie, our heroine, is the youngest of the Valenti clan. While she's cast as the "clown" on her family's reality home improvement show, Frankie is desperately trying to prove herself to her family (specifically her father) so that she can
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Yes, women can do anything. The story started a little slow and dragged on a bit. However, from over the halfway mark, the storyline picked up, the tension increased, and the book took on a more emotional stance. The dialogue reflected the character’s feelings and held my attention. There were numerous proofreading errors, which was careless, and the book would definitely benefit from another sweep of editing. The storyline was a welcome change from the usual CEO business billionaire/ personal ...more
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Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read all of Eva's books and I always find myself wanting more and more from her stories.
This family is the best in all the ways. I don't watch many reno shows but I would totally watch this one if it's made into a movies series even.
When your family business is a construction one and everyone is working for it, especially when you are a girl and the youngest is so hard to prove that you are capable of much more. Along the opportunity to excel in her work, Frankie has another ''problem''
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I requested an ARC, and this review is my own opinion.

In my opinion, this is the best of the series - the characters are well established, so you can really take your time getting into the story.

The chemistry between former teen heartthrob Jake Ryland & perpetual time boy Frankie Valenti pretty much screams off the page whenever they’re together. They compliment each other’s personalities - not that either of them appreciate that fact at the beginning. But when they finally do figure things
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This story packed quite the punch and I loved it. Roughed In pulled so many emotions from me- I laughed, I grumbled, and I cried. Boy, did I cry. It’s not a sad story, it’s just so well written that if you’ve experienced loss and regret (and who hasn’t?), even if it was years ago and you’re “over it”, you will identify with the sentiments and feel it again. That’s just part of the story, you will laugh at the antics of a dog that has learned to spell, you’ll grumble at stubborn men, and you’
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ohhh, I love Eva's latest installment in the Valenti family saga! Frankie and Jake light up the screen in my mind. I was immediately swept into their tension and heat. What I love most is how real Eva's characters become. She has a way of conveying the intricacies of relationships in all of their complex glory. She captures the ups and downs of lovers, but also within family dynamics. I could feel Frankie's struggle over her evolving dreams and heartache over broken promises as much as I rooted ...more
Melinda Swaine
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eva Moore has done it again!!!!! Her characters are richly developed and tantalizingly drawn to each other in a very believable way. Her story lines are fabulous!!!! I loved everything about the characters and their book!!!! The whole thing is scorching hot, sexy and sweet story and the chemistry between the characters! Bring out the sprinklers!!! Can’t wait for the next book in this fabulous series. Grab your copy today! Happy reading!
Jolene Russell
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Strong finish to a great series

I think Frankie is my favourite character from the series. I loved her humour. I enjoyed her and Jake interacting and felt the natural progression of their relationship evolve.
I thought the author did a great job of creating this normal, down to earth family, who are then thrown into a hectic and sometimes false situation of reality television. The story feels real, the romance feels real and I appreciate that on a personal level.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is being given after reading an ARC copy. Again I have been wrapped up in the Valenti family. Eva Moore has the ability to create characters that are relatable and move through those everyday issues encountered in life, work and family. I have enjoyed this ride. This series is one that I would love to follow the family (& friends) as their lives progress.
Kathy Mccalmon
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Frankie is the baby in the family. When she is cast in her familys reality TV show as the comic relief shes had enough. She makes plans to start her own show. Jake is over all the shows. Will he be able to help her succeed?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book I've read written by Eva Moore; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The final book in the Exposed Dreams by Eva Moore did not disappoint! Frankie and Jake definitely keep the interest alive while figuring out that they are really the match they’ve been looking for. Always enjoy anything by Eva Moore, dare I ask if there will be a book four?
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A entertaining read. It will keep you interested to see what will happen next with Frankie and Jake. The story flows well, the characters fit well, and have amazing chemistry. A great read.

I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jennifer Daniels
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing

What a perfect way to end a series. I enjoyed learning each and everyone of these characters. I highly recommend this series.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m in love with The Exposed Dreams series and have been awaiting the next book!! Roughed In was my favorite so far!!

I love that this books takes on a whole new renovationreality tv

I’ve already fallen in love with the entire Valenti Family, but so happy to see the youngest get her turn. I’m a sucker for a strong, ambitious, funny woman who is out to prove herself. Frankie’s storyline was so relatable and I love how she handles every twist and turn thrown her way... on the show and in love.

Nelle @ Nelle's Nightstand Blog
Got an Early copy! Jake and Frankie!

I went into this thinking Jake was a big douche. He's ruthless in pursuit of his goals. His and Frankie's relationship was tumultuous. But oh so good!!
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As a young woman, Eva Moore loved nothing more than to dive between the pages of a romance and lose herself in the story. They were perfect for avoiding midterms and report cards. She even met her husband while reading a book. About the time the second baby came along though, she found she had little time for diving into anything but laundry. Missing her stories desperately, she began to make up ...more