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Unraveling Him

(Bailey Brothers #3)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  1,902 ratings  ·  325 reviews
A Small Town Family Romance.

She’s the sunshine to his storm cloud

Stoic, growly Evan Bailey has enough on his plate. A growing business, a pack of brothers who drive him crazy, a gossip-loving small town, and a rivalry that runs deeper than any family feud. Love? That’s a hard pass. He already learned the hard way that he’s better off alone.

Fiona Gallagher has a problem
Kindle Edition, 413 pages
Published August 20th 2020 by Always Have, LLC
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***4.5 STARS***

I really enjoyed this third book in the Bailey saga. This is Evan Bailey’s story and it was hot!

Evan is the second of the five boys and he is the loner. He lives on the outskirts of their small town where he restores vintage cars and has his German Shepherd as his only companion and he is content. He is all alpha, growly and gruff. Fiona is fed up with her life. She feels betrayed by her best friend and father and she decides to pack up and travel cross country to her mother. On t
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A Family Series by Claire Kingsley

Unraveling Him is book three in the Bailey Brothers series by Claire Kingsley. This is Evan’s book.

Of the five Bailey Brothers, Evan is the loner. His other four brothers all live next door to each other in town. But Evan chooses to live outside of town. He restores vintage cars, and has a shop and several acres out in the woods. He lives with his only roommate, his German Shepherd, Sasquatch. Evan isn’t interested in relationships, or even one night stands anymore. He just want
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unraveling Him is Book 3 in the Bailey’s brothers series; you do want to read them in order.
As always, we are gifted with a captivating story line, amazing, well developed characters, epic banter, pranks, humor, love, bit of suspense, swoon and the steam! In true Bailey vs. Haven fashion we also experience some hilarious shenanigans. All these ingredients add up to one fantastic book!

“Bravery isn’t the absence of fear,” I said, surprising myself with my reply. “It’s feeling fear and doing it any
Peggy R
I know I sound like a broken record in my reviews for Claire's books but she is just an amazing storyteller. What comes out of her mind and onto the pages are characters that are so real and stories that grab your heart. Fiona and Evan's story is everything her readers expect and crave when they open a Claire Kingsley book. Fiona is fantastic. She is such a bundle of contradictions. And who doesn't love a woman who names her plants? Evan, well, he is worth the wait. Like many of the male charact ...more
Closet Romance Reader
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy hot and sexy!! It was like a rain cloud meeting the sun and creating a magical rainbow! Unraveling Him was the 3rd book in Claire’s Bailey Brothers Series. This one doesn’t have to be read in order but I would recommend doing so! You don’t want to miss out on any Bailey action!! It was perfect; a little mystery, some suspense, lots of humor, and so much steam!

Fiona had to get away and really didn’t have anywhere to go. She made a decision and was hoping for the best.

Evan didn’t have time to
Marika Ray
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is literally nothing better than a grumpy hero who gets pulled out of his cave by a sunshine girl who names her plants and doesn't give two shits about his moods. I adore all books by Claire Kingsley, and Unraveling Him is no exception. Watching Evan finally fall, and fall hard, was simply book boyfriend perfection.

I'm also a huge an of badass heroines, and Fiona is perfect in this as she also has a sensitive side and has made mistakes over the years. Totally relatable. And then there was
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Unraveling Him, book 3 of the Bailey Brothers series by Claire Kingsley, is romance perfection. Not because the characters are perfect, because they’re not, but because of the author’s brilliant storytelling of two lonely hearts coming together and letting the light shine where it was once dark.

Evan Bailey is grumpy, brooding, and reserved. He became rather comfortable living alone and tending to his booming career as a mechanic and custom car refinisher specializing in the classics. He has fou
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Completely engrossing!
I could not put this book down! Evan Bailey and Fiona Gallagher mesmerized me. Sparks aplenty fly when they first meet, and those sparks never die down, despite Evan’s grumpypants denial of their chemistry. I mean, come on, even his fierce dog loves her!
Fiona is smart, sweet, and completely adorable in a badass kind of way. Evan is broody, surly, and when he finally lets Fiona into his heart, and his shop, it’s swoon city time.
I especially loved the chemistry between the
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evan is the 2nd Bailey Brother to fall and get his HEA! This entire novel is 100% my favorite set up; a sunshine girl and a total grump. Fiona’s sweet with a side of bada$$. She knows her way around cars, appreciates classics and can wheel and deal. She also sings, and doesn’t know the word to the songs, she names her beloved plants and talks to them, and she has a way with animals. Fiona is adorable. She’s been hurt though, and when the final straw breaks the camels back she’s resourceful enoug ...more
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Unraveling Him is book 3 in the brand new Bailey's series from Claire and I personally think these books need to be read in order!

Word of warning though do not have anything else planned for the day when you start reading this as you will not want to put it down!

Evan and Fiona are 1000% perfect for each other! I mean she won over his dog straight away! Evan's grumpy/growly self just took a bit longer and holly hotness do the sparks fly when these two are together!

I loved seeing Gavin and Loga
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Get ready for the next installment of the Bailey Brothers. From the chatter in reader circles, they were ready for Evan to get a HEA following Grace and Asher's story.

Claire Kingsley once again delivers a family saga with a bit of continuing mystery in rural Washington. We are treated to great banter when the siblings show up and especially from darling matriarch who steals the scenes - Gram.

What worked for me: The story didn't solely focus on the romance between the main characters, but rathe
Sunny Shelly Reads
I totally procrastinated today because I needed to read Evan and Fiona. It was worth it. I licked Evan. He is mine.

This series is meant to be read in order since there is a continuing storyline. So we got to know grumpy recluse Evan in the first two books. And when this lone wolf meets the cricket who soothes his soul, he turns into a big old softy.

Fiona was bubbly and cheerful, everything that Evan is not. But she crashed into his life and there was no turning back. He reluctantly agrees to he
J Williams
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The latest addition to the Bailey Brothers series is simply fantasy. Lots of steam, tons of laugh out loud moments with a bit of suspense thrown in!

Evan Bailey- grumpy, sexy, aloof, he just wants to be left alone with his dog and his cars. He definitely isn't interested in a relationship. Fiona Gallagher- happy, awkward, utterly adorable, she just wants help getting away from her last job. A hilarious road trip, Bailey shenanigans, and two houseplants later and these two can't keep th
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Where to begin!! Evan is a loner and he prefers the solitude rather than a connection with the human warmth. When Fiona enters abruptly in his perfect planned existence nothing will ever be the same. Her presence and innocent way of looking at life will unravel this hot man one step at a time. Gram's nickname "the Lone Wolf" fits him perfectly. Evan is the type of man who has been double-crossed by people whom he thought were loyal to him; yes because he is a very loyal man but when he gets stab ...more
Janet Taggart Baldwin
I Can't Wait For This Book!! So Excited!!
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evan is the loan wolf of the bailey family. He deals in car restoration and is looking for a project to launch his name.
Fiona meets Evan after her father takes her with him on their business meeting.
Learning things about her father shes not proud of forces her to make some decisions and try to right his wrongs.
I've been eagerly awaiting more from the Bailey family after reading Asher and Grace's story in "Protecting you and Fighting for us" and these bailey men definitely don't disappoint.
I l
Payton Box
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evan and Fiona's story was amazing! I loved seeing the Bailey Brothers again and Evan's story had all the best parts of a book you could ask for. The story had a hilarious, strong leading woman, a grumpy lonely man, and a lot of crazy family members to balance the books darker themes. I loved the Miles brother sighting! I cannot wait for the next book and to see who Skylar is going to end up with because that seems like its gonna be full of drama.

Claire Kingsley writes series long plots so well
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
The Bailey brothers just get better and better. Bigger hearts, bigger chances, bigger pranks.

Evan is closed off to everyone. He doesn't let anyone into his heart anymore, not even his family. Not until one spunky lady wheels and deals her way into his life and makes everything greener.

There is more feud drama, little bread crumbs for the future and some closure on the future of secondary charters. Much less angst here, lots more quirks and humor.
Brooke Haverkamp

Claire has seriously done it again with this book! I am so obsessed with Evan and Fiona, I'm talking staying up until 2 am to finish this book Obsessed! This is more than just your typical the grumpy one falls for the sunshine one, but OMG the grumpy one falls for the Sunshine one! It's one of my favorite troupes and Clarie writes the Grumpy ones so so so so well! I think there was one point where I texted a friend while reading and it only said "Evan is miserable and it's so
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, how I love the Bailey Brothers!!! Claire Kingsley has done it again with Unraveling Him. This story has so much heart and humor with a hint of danger and suspense. Evan and Fiona gave me all the feels and I absolutely loved them.

Evan is the lone wolf. He’s grumpy and growly and closed off from everyone, even his family to a certain extent. When he meets Fiona, he starts to open up his life and he is so hot and swoonworthy. Right now, he’s my favorite Bailey, but I reserve the right to chang
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, arc, sexy-time, multi-pov

Gah. Claire is right. It's most definitely the grumpy one is soft for the sunshine one.

AND OMG EVAN FREAKING BAILEY is everything you want in your sexy, broody man.

He works on cars.
He's quiet.
He has a dog.
He's got his own home--and land.

And he is sexy as sin. Big hands, body to die for. Yep. Evan Bailey. Swoooon.

And Fiona. Oh, that girl is the sweetest thing this side of blackberry cobbler. I could just eat her up. Or hug her. Or be her bestie because that girl needs a bestie.

I love Tilik
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
This book has it all:
Grumpy but oh so hot male lead character - check
Adorable female with a spine so tough she could be six feet tall - check
A relationship that starts off with anger but ends up with love - check
Enough zingers and one liners from his pack of brothers that make the reader laugh out loud - check
A storyline that captures your heart and you never want the story to end - double check

Once again Claire Kingsley takes the reader from wreckage to winner with beautifully written character

I think Evan Bailey might be my favorite grumpy hero ever!
This is the third book in The Bailey Brothers series and you should definitely read these in order. It's Evan Bailey turn to find his HEA, even though that is pretty much the last thing he wants. Enter Fiona Gallagher, who quite literally inserts herself into Evan's life and turns his world upside down. What happens when the grumpy, reclusive "Lone-Wolf" is thrown together with the singing,
Jeannie Autry
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance, humor and, so good! Wonderfully written and great characters. Fiona is the perfect girl to unravel Evan bringing him peace and his own HEA. Of course, his brothers Logan, Levi and especially Gavin continue to make us laugh and along with Asher are always there for each other.
Fiona is so sweet, kind and loving (kind of like I see Claire). There is just not a human, animal or plant that didn't respond to Fiona. Just ask peek, boo, Sasquatch, Myra or Blanche! Fiona's rescue
Adele Elliott
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved Evan and Fiona and can’t forget Sasquatch! Great storyline with fantastic characters all round. Love the camaraderie with the bailey brothers and really looking forward to more from these brothers.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Oh my goodness, what a story! Funny, emotional and full of love!

Evan is a grumpy loner, lives and works in the middle of nowhere and is happy with Sasquatch his dog.

Fiona is a chatterbox who loves plants, cars and animals, she works for her dad and lives with her best friend.

After running out after being betrayed by two people she trusted the most, she ends up at Evan’s to offer him a proposition, which she hopes he won’t turn down. What happens when a grumpy loner and a chatterbox spend time to
Mrs K
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grumpy Evan Bailey gets well and truly unraveled by the awesome bundle of mind blowing happiness and charisma that is Fiona Gallagher.
Claire returns us to Tilikum, amidst the feuding Bailey and Havens, in the presence of Fiona who could be the answer to dissolving a centuries old feud, which no one had the answer to what started it.
However Fiona is escaping her own feud, between herself, her Father and a Best Friend, who is anything but. The Bailey family and friends welcome Fiona with open hea
Jennifer Bemis
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brace yourselves for this amazing Bailey brother!!!!

Evan Bailey is a broody loner of epic proportions and just wants to be left to his life of solitude while repairing and restoring cars. Though he loves his family he doesn't feel the need to be with them at all times. All he needs is his work, his bike and his dog.......or so he thought.

Fiona Gallagher has been raised by her father and worked for him ever since she was little. She knows her way around a repair shop and the actual repairs that n
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I’ve been anticipating this book for months and it definitely lived up to expectations!

The storyline wasn’t as unique and different as Grace and Asher’s from the first two books but there’s something about Evan Bailey that drew me in. I love a grumpy, reclusive hero, especially when his romance is with the sunshine-y heroine. I loved that Fiona was the complete opposite of Evan attitude-wise, but still had her fair share of crap going on and was kind of a badass too, and I loved that they had a
Nicole Mullinax
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How does each Claire Book Keep getting better?!

Evan Evan Evan, First I love Evan and he reminds me so much of my husband so it makes sense.
Fiona is totally his equal and really pushes him to be better or open. You will see the cute name Gram gives her! Don't fret There are some great Bro isms in there as well with the brothers.

Fiona risked it all trying to get away from her former life and start a new. Landing on a former customer of her dads trying to just fix her car. She barters just to use h
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