Friday, February 17, 2012

Unlocked, by Courtney Milan


Book Title: Unlocked
Author: Courtney Milan
Published By: Courtney Milan
Date Published: May 26, 2011
Genre: Historical romance, Novella
Pages: 111
Recommended Age: Adults
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: C/3

I received this book from Amazon.  It was one of Amazon’s free Kindle books they were giving away on a particular day.

Lady Elaine Warren has spent years being bullied and laughed at by the other members of the Ton since she was teenager and has resigned herself to being a spinster. Then her main tormenter Evan Carlton, Earl of Westfeld has returned to England.  He is the one who started her life of torment. This time she plans to fight back.

Theresa's Thoughts:
I liked how Courtney Milan made it known that the epidemic of bullying was happening back in the Victorian era and it is nothing new.   I really liked the Milan did not have Elaine fall right into Evan’s arms when he confesses his TRUE feelings for her, because what person who has been tormented like she has and suffered emotional distress would fall in love with her the person caused her misery just because he announced to the Ton why he was mean to her in the first place?

What bothered me was that it was short and without an actual storyline with some substance to it, but I think to myself what if Milan was only trying to set a moral to the story about bullying? Then in that case I had to overlook the fact no one had a deep secret they were trying to hide and no one was being kidnapped.  For that I gave Unlocked three stars and a grade of C.  If you like romance and short stories with a moral behind them I recommend Unlocked.

Language: None
Adult Content: Sexual Content, Bullying
Violence: None

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