Review: Unclaimed by Courtney Milan

Posted February 22, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Purchased in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
by Courtney Milan

5 Stars

Released: September 20, 2011
Series: Turner #2
Published by HQN Books
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 422

This is such a hard book to review, especially because it has some elements that I normally don’t care for much, but somehow they work so well in this book!Sir Mark Turner was left writing a book about chastity when we finished Unveiled. Yes, the hero is a virgin *cue the shocked gasps*. This is not usually the case, but for Mark waiting until marriage is very important and he wants to teach these values to other people. If you had asked me what I thought at the end of the last book, I would’ve said I didn’t understand his point much. After reading what he had to go through as a child, maybe I see it in a new light.

The story was definitely eye opening in regards to the Turner brothers and all they’ve had to go through. It has not been an easy life for any of them.

Now that Mark is somewhat of a celebrity he will be faced with the biggest challenge yet. Jessica. While he believes she’s a reputable woman and starts falling in love with her, she is actually hiding a secret with the sole purpose of destroying him. And she’s the experienced one in this story.

This series has brought the heroines so far in somewhat of a bad light. They always have a big obstacle to overcome to achieve their HEA. Betrayal. And the hurt and deception that goes along with it. I think that’s the best part about these stories. Seeing the heroines dig themselves out of really tough situations.

Now you’re just left to find out if Mark will give in to his needs and throw everything he’s achieved out the window for one moment of bliss in Jessica’s arms. Totally worth it!

We’ll have to see what Smite’s story will bring, somehow I have a feeling his will be a tearjerker.


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About Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat. Courtney wishes she could say she has lived in numerous fabulous places. But aside from her husband, there is a distinct lack of fabulousness in her life. Instead, she is happy when standards in the Milan household hover above mediocrity. Her husband attempts not to kill people for a living.[1] In exchange, Courtney attempts not to do the dishes.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.


1. The astute reader will notice that this sentence can be read as either "Courtney's husband attempts to make his living by means other than offing unsuspecting passersby," or as "Courtney's husband, while making a living, tries not to leave dead bodies in his wake." Luckily, both are true. Although it must be admitted that Mr. Milan has had greater success with the former.

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8 responses to “Review: Unclaimed by Courtney Milan

  1. Love the honest review! I also love when a book has elements I don’t normally care for in it and the author makes it work for me =)

  2. mcv

    I have read 2 of Courtney’s books and enjoyed them both. I would love to enter the contest but there was no entry form in the email that was sent to me. Does commenting on the blog count as an entry?
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  3. mcv

    I have read 2 of Courtney’s books and enjoyed them both. I would love to enter the contest but there was no entry form in the email that was sent to me. Does commenting on the blog count as an entry?
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

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