My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was a really slow start for me. I resisted reading it because I was not interested in a story with a submissive male. The only thing that kept me going is the fact that I really enjoyed the previous books in the series.
Surprisingly enough to me, I did like the book. The submissive male will never be popular with me, but the author handled it very well. Like Knox, I always assumed male submissives were weak. She showed me that was not necessarily true.
The sex scenes which became love scenes were excellent. At no point was Knox depicted as weak just because he accepted Shiori’s direction. I did think she was cruel to not always let him come, but I do understand that was part of the power dynamic.
The only true criticism I have of the book is the number of characters involved. I have read all of the books, so it’s not like I was dropped in the middle of the story. I don’t believe there was enough explanation of who the different people were and what the relationships were between them. I felt I was struggling to keep everyone straight.
Unraveled will never be a favorite of mine, but it does add to the Mastered series. Do NOT try to read it without reading the previous books. Even though the main characters from the prior books are not the focus of this one, the secondary characters are critical.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.