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Review: Unraveled by Courtney Milan

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 9, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Turner #3
Published by Courtney Milan
Pages: 258

The third book in the Turner series features Smite. He’s not the rake, but not the virgin either. What he is is a strict, cold, very serious lawman. I mean, his nickname is Lord Justice which he got because they tease him about being married to Lady Justice!He’s gone through a very traumatic childhood and, much like Mark, his mother truly left her mark on him. The events have traumatized him in many ways and they are the reason why he is the way he is today.

So when he meets Miranda, a girl from the wrong side of town, who’s been working for The Patron doing some less than legal activities, it’s a wonder that he wants to be with her. But what he offers her is a deal. She will be his mistress for a month, he will put her in a nice house and pay her for her services.

As much as Miranda would have never considered something like that before, the fact that she does have an attraction to Smite, and that the money would buy her a new life, she accepts. Even though she is a virgin herself.

But shortly into their affair her past comes calling. The Patron wants her back and will do and threaten whomever to get that.

I was enamored with Smite, his sentimentality quota, his stern ways, and his sweet and thoughtful moments. He showed he cared for Miranda from day one and he was not afraid to show that even in public. He wasn’t hiding her and he stood up to others for her more than once.

The Turners just can’t find love in all the normal places but they’ve all delivered great stories, and the writing by Ms. Milan is smooth and very easy to read. This one had me glued to the pages!

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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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Can’t wait to read Smite’s book. Sounds great. I can’t believe this is the third book already.



Thanks for the fabulous review! I’ve only been able to read book 1 but I’m loving that each brother has a book. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

Barbara E.

I’ve enjoyed other books I’ve ready by Courtney Milan, but haven’t had a chance to read the Turner series yet. I’m looking forward to getting started though. I love the covers, they’re all lovely.


Courtney is a new to me author but she won’t be for long thanks for the heads up on this author and series!!!!


Enjoyed the review. Like that he stands up for Miranda. Can’t wait to read this series.

Eli Yanti

love the excerpt, i will try courtney’s book 😉


I loved Unclaimed! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! You have made it sound so good! Mistress for a Month… there are quite a few book boyfriends I would willingly do that for!

Great review!

<3 Jess


It looks like a great story and I will be looking for it.


I would love to read her. She would be a new author for me and these soulnd great.


Thank you for the review, I love that Smite stands up for Miranda and doesn’t hide her. lisagk