Unwrapped (Silver Creek #3.5) by Maisey Yates
Available November 18, 2014
Kindergarten teacher Sarah Larsen has spent her whole life being the good girl. But now, she’s ready to do something bad. So wearing the shortest, tightest black dress she owns, she marches over to the nearest bar to fulfill her Christmas fantasy: a wild night with a total stranger.
Walker Callahan moved to Silver Creek to start fresh. He doesn’t want to bring his baggage into a relationship, so an evening of fun with the sexiest welcoming committee ever is just what he needs.
They were both in it for one night with no strings attached.. But when Sarah discovers that Walker is the father of her new student, things turn deliciously complicated. Can the cold winter nights thaw two frozen hearts?
What I love about Maisey’s writing is that she gives each character a learning experience or two, and sometimes three within her story lines. These are often experiences regarding their growth towards living in the present, facing their fears, and accepting love because their previous partners or role models of love and relationships and sometimes lack thereof left had them questioning the purpose and validity of love. What has become repetitive in this Silver Creek series is how the characters come about their ‘aha’ moment, so this became predictable as I moved throughout the series, meeting various characters and learning their quirks and background. Now. . . to Sarah (Miss Larsen) and Walker. I loved Maisey’s swing on their story. We meet Sarah, an innocent, sheltered kindergarten teacher as she’s in a bar wanting to meet a man to and break out of her shell. She’s had desires and learned they were ‘wrong’ and wants to live for herself now. . . GO SARAH!! Enter Walker, new-to-town rancher, Sarah offers him her whiskey and they become ‘not strangers’ that evening. The twist in Sarah and Walker’s story has been my favorite in the Silver Creek series thus far. The edgy vibe I felt from their situation kept me hooked. I’d love to read a full novel of Sarah, Walker and Kayla. Although this is a novella, we’re able to form a complete background of our main characters and build a foundation with them. I made myself comfortable with their desires, needs and wants and although satisfied at the completion of their story I didn’t want to say goodbye. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 3.5 stars