Naomi’s life had been steady, in order, planned out… just the way she liked it. But when her boyfriend of five years leaves her for another woman and her mother makes a surprise reappearance in her life, she watches her controlled life fall into chaos. Then she meets, and has a one night stand with, Damien. The last thing on her mind is getting a new boyfriend, yet she can’t deny the attraction she feels, so when he offers no strings sex, it seems like the perfection solution. But the more she gets to know Damien, the more she learns all they have in common, and the line between casual and something more starts to blur. For all her planning, she realizes… you can’t plan love.
It was never just sex…
Damien’s life is busy and hardly ever in order. Between working two jobs, taking care of his sister, and saving up for his own tattoo studio, there are always surprises. When he meets Naomi, the last thing on his mind is getting a girlfriend, but he can’t deny the connection he feels. It’s clear she’s not ready for a relationship, though that won’t stop him from pursuing one… even if he has to lie to her about his intentions. But when one of the things that brought them together, slowly tears her apart, Damien has to make her see… the beauty in chaos.
*Contains sexual situations and offensive language. Recommended for 18+
**Can be read as a standalone.
Copy received from author for an honest review
Unveiling Chaos is the second book in the Unveiling series, but can definitely be read as a stand alone, as I have not read the first book and it did not impact on my enjoyment of this second book.
Unveiling Chaos does just that. It uncovers the chaos that our MC's Naomi and Damien are hiding behind their calm, controlled exterior
I am a fan of the friends to lovers, or in this case eff-buddies to more. But I felt that Naomi and Damien's story was more than just that. As their world's were silently crumbling around them, in each other they found the strength to be more. To do more. To move forward.
As well as their relationship, Unveiling Chaos delves into the world of addiction, not just for the addict but for the families of addicts. It tugged at my heartstrings, made me feel angry, sad, hopeful for our lovelies
Damien - what can I say about Damien other than that he is rather swoonworthy. For once, he isn't a man whore, sticking his d!ck into any woman with a pulse till he finds the right woman. He is beautiful, caring, patient. Why is there never a guy like that when I go to get pierced or tattooed???
I love the relationships between Damien, Naomi and their family and friends. They stick together through thick and thin, are each others fiercest supporters and worst critics.
Now I am impatiently waiting for more of Sherry's story, and need to know more about Ellie and Grayson.
I will definitely be going back to read the first book, and can't wait for the next book or books!
Jeannine Allison is an author of contemporary and New Adult romance. After waffling between many degrees in college, she finally graduated with a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University.
She loves writing and reading -- obviously :) -- but when she's not she enjoys playing with her two dogs, obsessing over new makeup, drinking coffee, googling new tattoos, and pretty much anything else that allows her to wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt ;)