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Terri Pray is a stay-at-home wife and mother who is slowly exploring a dream to become a recognized writer. Web content, erotica, signature stories, essays, articles, fiction ranging from science fiction and fantasy to mystery and humor, Terri Pray's range of writing continues to grow, facing new challenges with relish. Currently living in Minnesota with her second husband, Terri was born in England Terri Pray is a stay-at-home wife and mother who is slowly exploring a dream to become a recognized writer. Currently living in Minnesota with her second husband, Terri was born in England, only moving to the States in They have two children, and share a love of writing and role-playing that brought them together via the Internet.
They're currently working together on an upcoming version of the D6 roleplaying game system. Blue has his own set of programs. Sophia "Fee" Curacao is his sister. Gil and Fisher he's training for MMA fights as well as running his construction business are instructors for Blue's side. Max himself is one of the richest men in Denver, and all on the down-and-down! Molly Calloway she works for Amery at Hardwick Designs survived an attack and has taken classes at Black Arts; she's currently taking kickboxing classes from Fisher.
Presley is one of Molly's co-workers. Steve Atwood runs another martial arts club. Mia is one of his fighters, a real nasty bitch. And I do mean "nasty"! Greg is one of the bartenders who works there along with Delilah and Tita. Justin , Vic , and Dex are submissives. Diesel is a bar the Black Arts instructors frequent. Mistress Keiko owned the sex club Shiori first went to. Muja is Kieko's current submissive. Errol works at a local gym. Doctors Ballard and Barr both have occasion to treat Shiori.
Kirsten is a nurse. Naomi is Ronin's really nasty ex-wife. Maggie Arnold runs the Okada branch in Seattle. She's also Beck Leeds' mother. Jeff Jenkins is with Executive Luxury Associates who handles the penthouse lease. Nushi means master , lover , in Japanese. The Cover and Title The cover is scarves floating and overlapping in violet shades of blue to red. The text is all in white. The title is what happened to Knox, as he comes Unraveled. Originally posted at The Book Nympho Unraveled can be read without having read the previous books in The Mastered series.
But I highly recommending reading the all. Unraveled can be read without having read the previous books in The Mastered series. But I highly recommending reading them all. I kind of had the same mind-set on males being subs as Knox did. Knox has a hard time coming to terms that he is a sub at least i Originally posted at The Book Nympho Unraveled can be read without having read the previous books in The Mastered series.
Knox has a hard time coming to terms that he is a sub at least in the bedroom underneath his alpha outside. My stereotypes were put aside as I saw the alpha male fall into the role of a submissive. She just needs to be in control in the bedroom. And a large part of that comes from a failed marriage and then from her family life. Shiori craves human contact, touch to be more exact. And she wants it from Knox.
We all need something from our partners and feel lacking at times. And I thought felt bad for the women in those moments where they felt the way Knox did but for some reasoning seeing a big, alpha guy have the same thoughts and feelings had me wanting to cry for him. Shiori and Knox had their issues to work through and it was an emotional ride. I found myself connecting with both characters. Their happiness was mine, their heartbreak was mine. She pulls me in with her characters and leaves me thinking about them long after I finish the book.
Luckily I only have to wait until July to see. However I was sadden to hear the female voice of a narrator. Claire Kilpatrick reads too fast and she sound a bit like a robotic to me. Tricked by a pseudonym. I got so wrapped up in the story and the characters that my less than enthusiasm over the female narrator was soon a thing of the past. Hunter Millbrook is new to me as a narrator.
If that is the case I hope that they get a narrator s that do an outstanding Southern accent since Deacon is from Texas. Mar 03, Kim O rated it it was amazing. It's a hard subject to tackle because for most when you think sub, you think subservient, docile, passive, willing to obey when commanded kind of person and those aren't usually the kind of men I want to read about and to hear others, they feel the same way, but Lorelei took that challenge and rose to the occasion.
When we first met Ronin's sister Shiori our heroine in the first book BOUND, one would think wow, what a bitch, and I guess she could be considered that. She's tough, protective, successful, and likes to be in control. She's definitely used to being the HBIC. I also had her pegged as a Domme. Though honestly I had this gut feeling about her, even though on the surface she comes across as hard-ass like her brother, there was that little bit of vulnerability and maybe even insecurity beneath all that toughness and it made me look at her differently once we delved deeper into her character.
By the end, I was relieved to have been right because she was worth getting to know. From the start she and Knox had that spark. Usually arguing about the dojo or anything in general because they both pushed each other's buttons on purpose , but there was always sexual tension there as well. It made for some downright hot and sexy scenes which we fans NEED like our next breath. If you haven't read one of the Lorelei James's sex scenes you just don't know what you are missing. For me it clicked and made total sense.
There's so much to dig about this book. For one, it's long as hell which is a plus when you're enjoying the story and the characters. Lorelei stayed true to the characters and made me love them more. I'm enjoying the changing dynamics at the dojo and all the new people being brought in. Does this mean there are more stories to come? I hope to hell so. I admire Lorelei for stepping out, trying something different, almost taboo, putting her flair into it, and as always giving it her all. It's one of my top books so far this year and I hope it's well received by all of those newbies to her and the ones who doubted the male sub topic.
Mar 03, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews rated it it was amazing. I have not read many of them that I have enjoyed. No author has made me feel like I understand the dynamic. That was until I read Unraveled. Knox is a drool worthy alpha male who finds himself in disbelief that he has submissive tendencies. This does not mean he is weak. There is nothing weak about Knox. Shiori is a hard woman who is trying to find herself in America. She and Knox constantly argue and pick at each other.
Knox and Shiori are combustible, inside and outside of the bedroom.
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She wrote such a perfect balance for them. While Japanese is her first language and I understand she speaks English fluently, there were a few times her use of slang was too perfectly American. We briefly see Ronin and Amery. I always love to catch up with other characters. I was a little disappointed in how Ronin handled his return to the States after their 3 months away. For him being a high-ranking martial arts master, he was not respectful like I would think he would be.
I do still love him, though. It takes a strong man to love a strong woman. That is Knox and Shiori. They found their other half in each other. I loved getting to know Deacon more in this story. Unraveled is by far one of the sexiest books I have read in a long time. It is meant to be savored.
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Review copy provided for an honest review. Mar 13, Blackravens Reviews rated it it was amazing. James has penned an amazing story of how an alpha male can fulfill his desires to submit to a strong, powerful, loving woman while maintaining his dignity, manhood, and alpha male status.
Being a witness to Knox and Shiori's inner struggles both as individuals a Blackraven's Review: Being a witness to Knox and Shiori's inner struggles both as individuals and as a couple while they learned to communicate, compromise, and build a relationship was inspiring.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I like this series very well so far. I like how Shiori and Knox are left in charge of the dojo, and how they will have to work together to run it. I like how Shiori and Knox begin to work out their differences, and how they become involved after running into each other at a club.
I hate how they get in a fight and how they stay away from each other for a while. I like that they stop fighting, a I like this series very well so far. I like that they stop fighting, and how they get back together and end up getting married. Dec 31, Denise added it Shelves: She had created such vivid and engaging characters that I, along with other readers, were clamoring for more.
The part she played in introducing him to his past girlfriend, which ended in disaster, left their relationship extremely strained. They butt heads constantly, each vying to be the top power player. Ronin left Knox in charge when he left for his training and honeymoon 6 weeks ago. He secretly loves their give and take and looks forward to pissing her off any way he can.
As they navigate a working relationship along with a private one heat tears up the pages in record time. Unraveled was such an exquisitely sexual book full of carnal fantasies that I found myself unable to put it down. I loved the dynamic between Shiori and Knox as they charted waters neither had any experience with. There is something to be said for an author who can take a born and bred alpha who takes zero shit from anyone and have him down at the feet of a tiny Japanese woman without losing his sexuality or manliness.
Knox had a hard time throughout the story coming to terms with his sexual needs and what that meant for him outside the bedroom. I felt James did an excellent job portraying the male POV in a situation such as this. The thought process both characters went through was spot on and real. The story faltered a few times with slow passages but overall I felt the pace to be well down and moving along nicely. Book four, Caged, is due out this summer and will feature the kind hearted Molly and alpha fighter Deacon.
I have no idea what to expect from these two other than constant fighting about how Molly lives her life. It should definitely be interesting to see how these two progress. I give Unraveled by Lorelei James 4. Dec 01, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: I can't believe I'm saying this because I love Ronin Black, but this is now my favorite book of the series.
Knox and Shiori's story had the perfect mix of tension and fun, sexy banter. It made for a story that was hard to put down. With Sensei Black out of the country for a few months same time period as Schooled , Knox and Shiori are forced to work together. Something that's proved to be difficult for them in past. There's always been an extreme competitiveness and an insane amount of 4. There's always been an extreme competitiveness and an insane amount of tension between them. Everyone around them can see it. It all comes to a head when Knox finds out that Shiori is a Domme.
Any thoughts he might of had about a one-night-stand are out the window. Shiori is a strong, independent woman that happens to outrank him at the dojo. So it's a little intimidating and hard for him to come to the realization that he just might be a submissive. He fears being humiliated and looking weak. That's not what she has in mind at all. It was a lot of fun watching them explore their relationship both inside and outside the bedroom. I won't fight fair when I'm fighting for the best thing that's ever happened to me.
I was actually thinking I might not like it. I've read a few book with submissive men in the past and those men came off as weak to me. Something about Knox and the explanations throughout this book changed my entire outlook on submissive men. Knox was anything but weak in my eyes. He was such an alpha outside of the bedroom and his submissiveness in the bedroom was ultimately about pleasing Shiori, which made his surrender sweet in my eyes. They had such tender and loving moments together.
I also love the family dynamics between all the friends and coworkers. I'm really looking forward to Caged, especially after getting a little bit more of Deacon's story in this book. A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review at The Romance Evangelist. One of the best things that can happen in an ongoing series is when the author can redeem a mostly unlikeable character from an earlier book as the winning love interest in a following book.
Now th A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review at The Romance Evangelist. Now that Ronin is off on a trip to Japan to continue his martial arts training and spend time alone with his new wife Amery, his Black Arts dojo is temporarily in the hands of his sister Shiori and his right hand man Knox Lofgren. On the surface, this combination seems like a disaster in the making, since all Shiori and Knox ever seem to do is fight for domination.
And when Knox trusts her with his newly discovered submission, the results are exhilarating. Even when the dreaded black moment of big misunderstanding arrives like clockwork, we see that neither of them is really ready to give up for good, and it makes their final HEA all the sweeter. Jan 16, Shayna rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me, the name Lorelei James is synonymous with rough, sexy cowboys and badass women who drive them crazy!
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It's raw, emotional, and very complex. She feels the pull of their connection, and she will stick to her guns to make him acknowledge the submissive within. Knox is as alpha, strong, and protective as they come, so when he feels the urge to do anything to please this woman who stands before him, he is somewhat perplexed. A proposition is struck, so let the games begin.
This connection, this pull that they feel for one another, has them questioning everything. Just when they are moving forward, something happens that pushes them three steps back. Spending more time with each other, learning their ways, opening up their hearts and exposing their souls bring them that much closer to a happily ever after. Lorelei James is one of a kind, and she continues to blow me away with her writing. Mar 06, Under the Covers Book Blog added it.
He's su I know everyone is completely in love with Ronin, and yes I love him too. Jun 08, Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: Their rows at Black Arts have become legendary and she would love nothing better than to pin his arrogant face to the mat. Nothing except having him serve her on his knees.
Watching him at Twisted, she senses a side of him that is waiting just under the surface and she wants to be the one that teaches him to embrace it. Knox Lofgren is the perfect alpha male. Ronin has left him in charge of the dojo while he is in Japan — along with Shiori. Will what they have together be enough to keep her in Denver after Ronin returns or will she leave him behind with a hunger that only she can satisfy?
Unraveled is the book that turns the tables on BDSM romance! Shiori is a woman in control and Knox is the chink in her armour. Together they create a bold new paradigm with a constant give and take of sexual tension and tender moments. The passion and emotional intensity are at levels that only Lorelei can evoke and that alone makes it worthy to be a part of this legendary series… Mar 09, Johanna Sawyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks Penguin Group Berkeley for a free book to read and review.
I have been eyeing this series for sometime now, marking them -to read- in goodreads. So I was surprised to actually get book three. It's a standalone but the other characters have books so it may help to read them in order to get the full effect. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would since it contained a submissive alpha male which seems like an oxymoron but it's not.
In fact it takes a strong man to submit to a woman w Thanks Penguin Group Berkeley for a free book to read and review. In fact it takes a strong man to submit to a woman who wants to please him. Ob - Knox - ious, which was a cute and well deserved nickname realizes that it's okay for the woman to take charge in the bedroom.
In fact he's quite never liked sex better than when Shiori is taking charge. But at work, he's the boss. This is positively the best male submissive book I have liked since Anita Blake brought Nathaniel home as her sub. The author manages to make us believe that Knox can be submissive and still retain his alpha role. I felt highly entertained as these two battled it out. Overall entertainment was five stars. Shiori Hirano is Ronin Black's sister and next highest rank in the dojo which is Knox Lofgren's position.
Knox and Shiori can't be in the same room without having a pissing contest and not caring about the consequences.
Ronin put Knox in charge of dojo during his absence to train in Japan. Knox has few ideas on how to run the dojo better and implements them. Knox goes to Twisted for much needed relief but can't seem to get any in the process. Shiori goes to Twisted as Mistress B only to be discovered by Knox. Will Knox and Shiori survive during Ronin's absence? What will they learn about each other? Your answers await you in Unraveled. I've always been intrigued by Knox and Shiori because I couldn't see them working as a couple.
So glad to be proven wrong on this count. The characters are honest, real, flawed, compelling, and down to earth. The story is character driven with elements of BDSM, martial arts, and romance. Definitely looking forward to my next adventure in this series. Jun 29, Dicina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even being a submissive and letting Shiori calling the shots in the bedroom, Knox was still all alpha male and absolute hotness. I liked that even though he struggles to accept this aspect of himself, he still e 5 stars I was a little apprehensive before starting this story because I was not a fan of Shiori in the previous books, and then I was not sure about Shiori being a Domme and Knox her submissive.
I liked that even though he struggles to accept this aspect of himself, he still embraces it with Shiori. And he is one of the best dirty talker ever. Damn was he good! Shiori was quite different than in the other books, and I liked her character a lot. Knox and her were great together, Knox was perfect sweet and hot and strong and the sex scenes were scorching! Mar 16, Sonya rated it really liked it Shelves: Another hit by Ms. This book in the series is about Knox and Shiori Ronin's sister , they have both been left in charge of the Black Arts business while Ronin and Amery are on their honeymoon.
On the surface they are constantly argue and pick on each other but we come to find that they have a very strong sexual attraction for one another.