ARC Review + Giveaway: Unblocked: Episode Three by Marni Mann

14 May 2015

Book Title: Unblocked: Episode Three
Author: Marni Mann
Series: Timber Towers #3
Release Date: May 12th, 2015
Genres: Erotica Romance
Derek Block confronts his past. Frankie Jordan's past pursues her. Secrets threaten to keep them apart. They want to let go of each other, but can’t. Their passion is too hot to resist. Things are scorching as real estate gets real… This is Episode Three of the five-episode Timber Towers novella series.



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 UNBLOCKED Episode Three continues with the storyline of Frankie and Derek. They've both given in to their cravings for each other (many times, I might add) but outside pressures continue to mount against them. Frankie still has her family business at the forefront of her mind- well, it's forefront when Derek isn't in f@ckable distance from her. Derek still has hidden agendas apparently. 

In this episode, we get more drama/conflict surrounding Hayden and Reed. After the cliffy from book two, there's damage control to be done on Derek's part.


 I do have to admit Frankie is beginning to get on my nerves. She seems to forget he's still her biggest client and her behavior at times is immature at best- much less professional. I don't care how miffed she is at the man- he's still her biggest client FFS! She completely ignores him and refuses to answers calls or texts. Sometimes it's almost justified if I was in her shoes but sometimes it's fairly immature. I mean, to freeze him out because he was late for their date? I get she's "once bitten twice shy" but she refuses to even let him explain he tried to call and the cell service wasn't picking up his texts/calls. 

 The steam factor in this episode is pretty smoking. Derek doesn't leave much left to do between them. He continues to be uber Dominant and strangely averse to her touching him. I'd really like to understand that reasoning. She's been allowed to touch his chest and tattoos sometimes then not others. That's a bit odd to me. It's either a trigger or it's not.

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 One sex scene kind of made me cringe. Maybe it's the nurse in me but... you do NOT rim a girl with your tongue in her "backdoor" then scoot up and kiss her- inserting that same tongue IN HER MOUTH! E. coli people! It's real! And that's just gross. I've seen it in a fair share of MM books but FM just hits closer to home I guess. It's animalistic in man on man action. But I don't see a woman finding that hot. But maybe it's just my germaphobia. #SorryNotSorry 

UNBLOCKED Episode Three, once again, ends in a mother of a cliffy. I'm hoping we start to get some concrete answers soon as I feel like this cyclical stuff is getting old. We get a cliffy at the end...then it's resolved fairly early on...then lots of sex sex sex in the middle...followed by another cliffy. Repeat. Answers need to start coming or this storyline is not going to hold my interest much longer, unfortunately. Give me something to bite into please. I hope this doesn't sound more negative than positive. I enjoyed the book- I just need answers trickle fed for me to keep my book ADD at bay... 

 Hoping the next instalment will give me the answers or clarifications I need...


  ARC copy kindly received by author in exchange for my honest review. 


Marni Mann

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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