Review: Disheveled by Eva LeNoir (UCC #1)
Note: This ARC was provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
Disheveled is my first ever Eva LeNoir read but with it being a promising start to her UCC series, it most certainly won't be my last. This had elements of romantic comedy and erotica rolled together in book goodness, and I'm now sitting here contemplating if I should mention the trope, but if I do, it may end up being a spoiler of sorts. And can I just say that I'm itching to find out what the heck UCC stands for? Yes, it's a group of girlfriends who are all close to one another and meet regularly once a week to hang out, but I need to know what those three letters mean, damn it. That's just one of the reasons I'm keeping tabs on this series. The women themselves were a hoot, and I'm hoping that this series signifies what the rest of the books will look like, so I can't wait to read each novel.
Delilah Jameson cherishes three things in her life: her art gallery, her close-knit circle of girlfriends, and her best friend and roommate, Cole Sterling. Her gallery is doing well, she has regular gatherings with her girls, and Cole...well...he's firmly in the friend zone. Or maybe it's more of her being in his friend zone, since he doesn't seem to see her in a sexual or romantic way. And that's fine. Really. It's not his fault that she wishes for more. The fact that he gives unsolicited advice when it comes to her profile on an online dating means he cares about her, right? And when she has several interested, albeit anonymous, men who message and flirt with her, he's supportive. Maybe engaging someone online--someone who pushes her out of her comfort zone--is exactly what Dia needs...
I really enjoyed this series starter and found Dia to be an irresistibly likable main character. She clearly has strong friendships and when she sets her mind to something, she gives it her all. Her unrequited feelings for Cole and musings about him made me want to give her a hug and then hand her a drink. Cole may have been a manwhore but he obviously cared deeply for Dia and was very protective of her. I wish I could give a few more details, but I'm going to keep things vague and wrap things up. I figured out what was going on as soon as it started happening--it's the overly aware theorist in me--but goodness, I was still smiling like an idiot when everything was resolved. I've got my fingers crossed that the rest of the UCC saga meets my now high expectations. 4.5 stars for Disheveled. ♥
Date Read: 28 October 2016
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