Unsettled (Unsettled Book #1)
After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.
In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.
Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful.
As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by his own demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.
As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.
The synopsis does not really do this book justice, because at first glance this book would look like the typical two damaged souls meet, instantly connect, fall in love (and into bed) – oh, yes, and he is handsome and rich and she is beautiful and smart.
There is a lot more to this story. Brooklyn is a hard-working young woman, living with her best friend and her boyfriend, trying to pay off college loans, and putting off her dreams until she is out of debt. She has given up on men after being burned in her last serious relationship. But she runs into Colton, and despite his interest in her, she rebuffs him. He tries to impress her by sending flowers and a driver to pick her up; still not really budging.
When she does meet him, the relationship is slow and natural. They actually get to know each other. They go weeks without seeing each other. They talk on the phone for hours. Yes, there is an actual courtship. We get to care for them as they get to care for each other. Colton is not just another playboy – he was in a tragic accident when he is young and dedicates a lot of his time earning money for charities.
It would not be a real love story if there was not some conflict, and eventually a situation arises which threatens to break up the couple forever. Will they be able to overcome it? Will they be able to accept each others’ faults? Well, that’s what the next book in the Unsettled series if for.
Surrounded (Unsettled #2)
Everything was falling into place. Even amongst all the chaos of Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Logan found each other.
Brooklyn never expected Logan…and as it always seems to happen with her…things fell apart. She has been through this before…was she strong enough to do it again?
On the outside, Logan was the epitome of wealth and confidence. Many knew his name but few knew his secrets. He never expected Brooklyn…but now she’s walked away. He knew what they shared mattered to her…and she…she mattered to him more.
The second book really completes the picture of this perfect couple. Told in alternating POV’s, it gives the reader a good look at both sides of every situation. Logan gets lots of points here as the best book boyfriend ever. He sticks by Brooklyn and does not give. up. He plans the most romantic dates and gifts. He really lets her inside his life and lets her help him heal from his past hurts. We meet more friends and family and watch the interrelationships. Brooklyn finds that her relationship jeopardizes her job and she branches out to begin a new career.
And just when you think that there is smooth sailing, tragedy strikes again. No spoilers here – but will our couple survive it? Don’t worry – there is no cliff hanger here – all is resolved in this highly satisfying wrap-up to the Unsettled series.
S.C. Ellington is an African American author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.
Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories. Her debut novel, Unsettled was generated while consuming her favorite snacks–hot chocolate and popcorn.
Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful Keurig, family and loving friends.