Unravel Me: Ashlyn Drake and Logan (maybe Logan, maybe a different name *wink wink*)
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Psychology student Ashlyn Drake’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis – a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he’s accused of committing.
Against all common sense, Ashlyn’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it’s that he’s so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed he could pass for a cologne ad – Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it’s because she’s spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she’s determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos, and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret there’s no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she’s fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.
This book is a quicky read. It probably only took me a few hours to read, but those were an enjoyable few hours spent curled up with this story. I liked both characters but for me Logan aka John Doe was the stand out character. His mysterious past pulls you in and gets you wondering. You also want to unravel the mystery that is Logan. You want to know where he came from, why no one is looking for him, does he family, a job? We know he is extremely talented and intelligent not to mention super sexy, sure he may be homicidal but even homicidal people have friends and family. The more that is revealed the more you want to know.
Ashlyn is a sweetheart; she takes such good care of Logan. She has such a big heart and it definitely comes through. But for me, she kind of got a bit obsessive compulsive and kinda pulled a Bella Swan and all about fell apart when Logan was gone and worried constantly. I really wanted her to lighten up a bit. She’s kind of that naive friend that we all have that you love to death but sometimes you wonder how they have managed to get through life with such a thin skin. But when it comes down to it you root for this girl and want her to be happy and find her happily ever after.
There were some large issues that don’t really get resolved or maybe resolved isn’t the right word, maybe isn’t explained sufficiently for my taste is better… Of course Logan’s life is a mystery but with Ashlyn its hinted that she had a miserable childhood, but the brief explanation that her father was mostly emotionally absent doesn’t really doesn’t explain why exactly she had a childhood so miserable that she needs to mention it on several occasions. The way Ashlyn feels about her childhood you would expect something more traumatic like abuse. The warehouse, what in the world happened there?!? What happened with Ashlyn’s thesis, since it was published in a publication does that mean her thesis was accepted and she got her doctorate? Inquiring minds want to know!
Overall, I would recommend this title for a quick light read. It is a great read to fit in before you start another full length novel. There is this great part at the end of the book with Ashlyn’s best friend that will have you cracking up. In fact I quite enjoy Liz, she had a great sense of humor. I’d like to see a book for Liz and then maybe we can get a revisit from Logan and Ashlyn!
Rating: 4 Orchids