Mar 14, 2015

*Review* Unblocked (Timber Towers #1) by Marni Mann

 Derek Block seeks revenge. Frankie Jordan seeks professional dominance. He wants her, she wants him. Lines that can't cross begin to blur. Things start heating up as real estate gets real…
This is the first episode of a five-episode novella series.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
Marni Mann has been one of my go to authors for dark angsty reads for some time. So when I heard that she was going to be creating a steamy serial I was intrigued. I like a solid serial, they're quick bursts of creative energy and when done right they can build great suspense. Unblocked gets the Timber Towers serial off to a great start. Here are five things I enjoyed about the story:
1. Derek Block is a prime alpha man. He does some questionable things but they're part of a bigger agenda. I can't wait to find out a little more about what makes this character tick 
2. Frankie Jordan is no shrinking violet waiting to be swept off of her feet. This is a heroine who I totally could get behind. She's at the top of her game professionally and her conflict about getting involved with a client felt real. 
3. Chemistry between Derek and Frankie is so hot just the two characters negotiating a business deal had me blushing.
4. Usually I'm not a fan of scheming exes and catty rivals but Mann has created some interesting secondary characters that are going to make Derek and Frankie's road to each other hellish... and fun for me as a reader.
5. There's a tone of mystery to Unblocked that really captivated me. What secret agenda is Derek carrying? Why hasn't Frankie been able to move beyond her cheating ex? I can't wait to read more and figure things out.
Favorite Quotes:
"It was rare that someone could compel me to look nowhere but at them, yet she had me hanging on every word that came through those delicious lips."
"Trust? Fuck trust. Even the ones who were supposed to love you only looked out for themselves at times. If she wanted that from me, she'd have to earn it." 
Unblocked is a solid start to the Timber Towers serial. I can't wait for the next episode and will definitely be back for more. Check it out, I think you'll enjoy it.
Happy reading.

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