Published by Avon on 03 June 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Love & Romance
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Also by this author: Virginia
Place(s) Traveled To: Washington DC // Jackson Hole, Wyoming
First Line(s): A year ago, Carolina Fulton didn’t think much about fame.
I became aware of the Various States of Undress series when I received a copy of Georgia, the third book, for review. Since I prefer to read my series in order when I can I decided to go back to the beginning of this on and requested a copy of Carolina from my library’s digital catalog even though these books are more of a companion series than a direct sequel series. Various States of Undress follows the three Fulton sisters, Carolina, Virginia and Georgia as they deal with new found fame when their father is elected the President of the United States. For Carolina, she thinks she has it all until she catches her fiance cheating on her and then decides to spend some time healing in her family’s cabin in Wyoming.
While there sparks start to really to fly with her secret service detail, Jake. Especially when a series of snowstorms traps them along in the remote cabin. For the most part I enjoyed Carolina and Jake’s story but there was a lot of awkward dialogue that made it hard to get fully invested in the story. And then there was the pointless break up and the rushed ending and by the end this one was just an ok sort of read.
I liked the forbidden love aspect of Carolina but the formulaic cliches just took me out of the story. Also, not only was the ending rushed but it was also awkward and unrealistic and didn’t make my heart ache with happiness. I was glad that Jake and Carolina were able to overcome their obstacles but I just wish that the ending had been written a little bit different so that it was more believable. Overall though, a quick brain candy sort of read and I am looking forward to reading more about the Fulton sisters in the other books of the series.