Review: UNRAVEL by Calia Read

Review: UNRAVEL by Calia ReadUNRAVEL by Calia Read
on February 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Romance, Suspense
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Six months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.

One month ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.

Yesterday, Lachlan visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I’m starting to lose my mind.

Hours later, Max haunted my thoughts, reminding me I’m not crazy and that he needs my help.

A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.

And now...everyone thinks I’m insane. But, I know he's real, and I know he needs me.

Do you believe me?





UNRAVEL absolutely took my breath away in the BEST POSSIBLE WAY! I am in total shock and awe over this book. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING will prepare you for the amount of emotion this one will pull out of you. The pain, the confusion, the incredible amount of angst that surrounded me during this read, was undeniable. THIS BOOK will have you beside yourself, pacing the floor, cursing the air, banging your head up against the wall, smiling one minute, and bawling the next. I can’t tell you exactly what I had after reading UNRAVEL, but it was something MORE, something beyond just your regular book hangover. I’m still at a loss, but I’ll be sure to share, once I figure out what the hell this book did to me.

❝Fuck the truth. It was the heart that was my worst enemy. It was the one that was going to cut me. Bleed me. It would be the one to kill me.❞

I know you are all dying to know what exactly this book is about, and I can usually give you a run down without spoiling anything, but I don’t want to chance giving away anything. One little thing, could ruin this book, and I don’t want that for you at all. I NEED you all to experience what I did. The feeling will be a little unsettling, but SO DAMN WORTH IT! 

 ❝The hunger I had for him was like an addiction. It controlled me. It took away the power I thought I had and controlled every single action I made.❞

I can’t even remember how I came across this book, and I haven’t even heard of this author before, but I’ll be damned if I won’t read EVERY SINGLE THING that Calia Read writes from now on! I am so impressed with this book. The depth of emotion, the power of the words, and the unbelievable plot line…it’s just ridiculous! My mind is officially BLOWN AWAY! If you are a regular follower of my reviews, you know that I am a big fan of Romance books FULL of ROMANCE. This took me out of that scope for a little bit. Sure, there was romance in UNRAVEL, but it was more of a physiological thriller with some romance sprinkled in here and there. IT DIDN’T MATTER ONE BIT, that the characters weren’t screwing each other every five minutes. I was WAY too entranced with the story line to have that be at the forefront of my mind. 

I feel like I should warn you of a couple of things before you get started.

1. Make sure you are ALONE while reading this. More than likely, you will be making some distorted faces, and talking incoherently because of what this book will do to you.

2. Have a pen and paper close by. You will want to take notes to refer back to later, because YOU WILL be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I see it sooner?”

3. Supplies Needed: Tissues, a pillow to scream into, oh and maybe some more tissues.

4. This book contains rape. UNRAVEL is for ADULTS ONLY! Some parts might hit home for some people, may even be triggers for them. This is NOT to be taken lightly. 

I’m not sure if there are really any words that can describe how much this story touched my heart. It got to me. It went so deep, I’m not even sure that I’m totally out yet. These characters that Calia created: Naomi, Lana, Max, and Lach, they just EXPLODED out of the pages. One by one, the secrets were unraveled. You will feel like you are unraveling right along with them. It’s total brilliance on paper, total fucking brilliance. This book will stay with me. I will cherish it like no other. I hope, NO…I pray that each and every one of you reads this book. You will be better for it….TRUST ME.




About Calia Read

Calia Read lives in Germany with her husband and their four kids.

She’s currently working on the third book in the Sloan Brothers Series, Ruin you Completely.

She loves talking with fellow book addicts!! You can e-mail her at:

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