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Unravel You

(Cole Brothers #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  45 reviews
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 to rent his property.
From cottage to mansion, this single mom is certain she doesn't deserve him or the fairytale unfolding. But Derek gets what he wants... and he wants her. 

He’s “the one” for her, but befor
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published November 18th 2019 by HMG, Inc.
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May 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Isha Coleman
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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.
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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 b
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 relationsh
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
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 read LOVE 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
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 t
Jessica Robbins
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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*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 r
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!
Pete Woollven
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Brilliant absolutely loved this book couldn't put it down superb well written and a great cast of characters loved it
Megan | Bookstacks 'n Golden Moms
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 preq ...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
Sassy Southern
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rosela LeBlanc owns a restaurant and hotel that means the world to her as it has been passed to her from her grandma. Unfortunately for Ela she is also a recovering alcoholic and her step-father, Andre Benoit currently has control of the properities in LB industries as she has never wanted to run the company.
Matt Cole is applying for a job as the Head of Security at LB Industries and is hired by Jennifer to keep an eye in Ela. Jennifer wants Matt to relocate Ela for the next 30 days when she dis
Kate Avery
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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 known about if I ...more
Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a really good book. It was very interesting and had some great plot twists. It was fairly well edited, though some errors did slip through the cracks. There's really only one reason I didn't rate this book 4 or 5 stars. Technically this book is a follow up to another one called Love Over Lattes. The author states that it's not necessary to read that book to enjoy this one, and she's right. With that being said, I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story because of it. I would ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Sorry I can’t give a better rating. This was a good story but I felt like I fell into it midway. Turns out there’s a prequel in another series about this couple’s beginning. Sadly it was not on Kindle Unlimited as this one was so I went in with what I had. There are twists, emotional moments and unexpected alliances. If you can read both books then I can recommend it.
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
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 Lattes and 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, t
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 r
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 doesn't de ...more
Rebecca Austin
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This was a good first book in the series and I am really intrigued to read all of the stories of the different brothers.

I really liked Valentina but I must admit that as a single mom I was shocked that she was able to head to Atlanta with him. I knew her reasons for him staying were valid ones but I couldn’t imagine ever doing that and for that I must admit that I was mad at Derek for making her make the choice that she did. Other than that I really did like Valentina and I liked how insecure sh
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I didn't realise when I started reading this one that it was actually a follow on story from a previous book. I don't know how much difference it would have made to read the first in the series, but I don't think that it reduced my enjoyment too much. Unlike most romance books, this isn't the story of a couple getting together, but a couple working out what they are to one another once they've already got together but are looking to get married.
Despite this being a follow on, it is actually the
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
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 inse ...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 yo
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 com
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 premis ...more
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
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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’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre

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 spendi

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