Book Review - Unleashed (A Hamilton Christmas Novella) by Donna Kauffman


When Emma Lafferty is hired by a billionaire CEO to watch his pets over the holidays, she expects to enjoy a quiet Christmas in opulent surroundings. What she doesn’t expect is to spend the week trapped in the mansion with Trevor Hamilton, the CEO’s sexy great-nephew—and heir—whose motives are as shady as his desire is crystal clear …


I'm conflicted on this story.  I love the romance portion of this story about two strangers trapped together in an ice storm who are drawn together.  I don't, however, love the mystery portion of the book.  I realize that it is the first of a three-part series of novellas that will I assume resolve in the final story, but I kind of don't care and at the same time am annoyed that it is left unresolved at the end of this book.  I don't generally like cliffhangers, so that may why I have an issue here.  I plan to read the novella because I expect to find another great romance and hopefully get drawn more into the mystery as well.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Donna Kauffman is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 70 novels, translated and sold in more than 26 countries around the world. The recipient of multiple RT Book Awards, she is also a National Readers Choice Award and PRISM Award winner and a RITA finalist. Born into the maelstrom of Washington, D.C., politics, she now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she is surrounded by a completely different kind of wildlife. A contributing blogger for, she is also a DIYer, a baker, a gardener and a volunteer transporter for the Wildlife Center of Virginia and Rockfish Sanctuary. Please visit her online at


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