Review: Unraveled by K.M. Neuhold (Heathens Ink #5)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A spin-off from the Heathens Ink series, Unraveled is a standalone from K.M. Neuhold featuring thirty-two-year-olds Clay Rollins and Max Moretti, who were introduced in Shattered Pieces. Clay and Max have been roommates for five years and have become the closest of friends. When Clay isn't busy with his yoga studio and Max isn't busy at the family-owned garage, they hang out and spend time with Max's daughter Gigi, who he has every so often thanks to joint custody. All is well in their lives, but when Max's ex informs him that she's getting married and is moving to New York with her fiancé and Gigi, Max desperately tries to find a way to prevent his daughter from being taken away from him. Clay is there to offer up his support, but his growing attraction to Max and his need to be bound thrum through his veins, and he fears Max knowing lest he lose Max's friendship. But Max also finds himself seeing Clay in a whole new light, one that he never thought possible. Could he possibly be bisexual and falling for his best friend? Theirs may be the love of a lifetime, but will they lose it if Max has to leave Clay behind?

Unraveled was a pretty good read, one that employs the falling-for-your-best-friend trope quite nicely. Clay and Max have a strong friendship, though to be honest, it didn't feel that way at the very beginning of the book. The two started developing feelings for one another that went beyond the platonic, although there didn't seem to be anything specific that flipped the switch for either of them. Max's daughter potentially moving to from the state of Washington to New York brought some angst to the story, and it was nice to see Beck back in a prominent supporting role. We do get to see cameos from the rest of the Heathens Ink novels, and it was great to have that moment where all those guys and Clay and Max were together. This spin-off isn't as heavy a read as those in the original series, and while Clay's need to be tied and bound did play an essential part to the story, I was glad that the book wasn't just about that particular kink of his. I've enjoyed reading Neuhold's work and Unraveled definitely lived up to my expectations. I'm giving this one four stars, and I look forward to more from the Heathens Ink crew. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Heathens Ink series:


Rescue Me (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Going Commando (book two) - four stars - My Review
From Ashes (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Shattered Pieces (book four) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Unraveled (book five) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 23 February 2018

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