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Friday, 9 December 2011

Coming Undone ( Brown Siblings #2 ) By Lauren Dane

Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.
Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.
More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

 She was coming undone and there was nothing to do but let it happen.

The second book of Brown Siblings series, featuring Brody Brown, the oldest son, and Elise Sorenson.

I have a mixed feelings about this one. Not quite good as the first book, Laid Bare . Some parts are boring, with capital B. Just too much dialog, chat, greeting each other, having parties,like what you do with  your neighbor. Elise and Brody's relationship is not as deep like Erin-Todd-Ben in  "Laid Bare".  It's understandable, since they're just friend's with benefits at first, but I just feel a little connection with them.

What I love from Coming Undone is the family theme in this book, both from Brody and Elise's family. Like always, Brown siblings support each other and Elise parents help her to face her ex in-laws, The Sorensons, while they try to get Elise's daughter, Rennie. Rennie herself is adorable. I don't mind with character have a child. Sometimes it can be annoying for some stories, sometimes it feel natural like what Ms Dane had done in this story. Rennie is cute, energetic, and chatty, you will hope to have daughter like her :).

Elise is a strong woman, but she's has too much self-blame, always feeling guilty, sometimes make me want to slap her and get over it. Brody,has a bad boy vibe, pierced, tattooed, he is a tattoo artist after all, and riding a big bike. But his heart is as big as the moon. He's kind of like the big brother you wish to have.  A nice, caring man you want to marry.

This is what Brody must look like, just minus tattoo ( I can't do Photoshop, so I can't give it tattoos :(  ) : 

The steam factor is not as hot as the first, what made me a little bit surprise, is the sex scenes were not too frequent or creative (except the one when they have sex facing the mirror, fyuuuh!!!).

Elise and Brody must deal with Elise's issues. She lives with her daughter Rennie. And of course she doesn't want her daughter to know she's having an "intimate relationship" with Brody, when they finally show their love and act naturally. But, fans of Erin-Todd-Ben will be happy, when Ms Dane writes their sex scene, and I admit that is hotter than Brody-Elise do.

The Brown Siblings series seems have heroines dealing with their abused past, like Erin in Laid Bare, and Elise in this book. The next book is about Ella, Erin's co-worker and Andrew Copeland, Ben's lil' brother. Ella is abused too, and I want to know how Andrew will heal her in "Inside Out"


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