Friday, March 18, 2016

UNDONE by Callie Harper

A children's librarian and a rock star. At first glance it doesn't seem like a likely match, but once you take a closer look, you see they fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.

Anika (Ana) Ivanov young woman living on her own in New York City. She comes from a very protected life - her parents still worry over her being away from home, but she is determined to live her life as she sees fit. While her parents hoped for her to become a concert pianist, Ana's didn't the drive for that life and instead went to school to obtain a Master of Library Science and become a children's librarian. [SIDENOTE: I also have a MLS and am a librarian. I was a school librarian and worked with elementary and middle school kids until I finished my Ph.D. and started working at a university teaching in a MLS program.] 

Ash Black is a ROCK GOD. He's the lead singer of wildly popular band and in a bit of a pickle in regards to his public image. His ex-girlfriend set him up. She recorded their very public break-up that she staged which made him look like a giant ass. Now, he's known as the guy who broke the heart of American's sweetheart. His publicity team comes up with a plan. He needs to find a nice girl to have a fake relationship with for a month. During that time they'll be sure to stage photo ops to make it look like he's a great guy and falling in love. He'll ask this girl to marry him during his scheduled Superbowl Halftime performance to the delight of the fans. Then, a couple of weeks later, the fake girlfriend will break up with him, which will in turn get him public sympathy.

Even going out for a simple cup of coffee isn't possible anymore. While being chased by the paparazzi, Ash ducks into the first building he can find and hides behind a desk. It turns out he ran into Ana's library branch. As any good children's librarian can, she handles the craziness with calm and grace. She sends the rude photographers out of the library and give Ash refuge. Of course, Ana realizes who Ash is once she gets a good look at him. She's been a fan of the band for ages and listens to their music all the time. She considers this her one brush with celebrity as she takes Ash to the back entrance to leave.

But, Ash has a proposition for her. He wants Ana to be his fake girlfriend for the month. He's willing to pay her just about anything she wants and it turns out that Ana needs something very important. Her library branch is about to be shut down due to lack of funding. In exchange for her services, she asks Ash to agree to fund her branch for twenty years. He gladly accepts her condition and get his lawyers on it. Soon Ana is flooded with non-disclosure agreements and contracts to sign. She is whisked away for shopping and beauty treatments. Her first thoughts are, What did I get myself into?

UNDONE is told in three parts and the second story in the BEG FOR IT series. Ana and Ash are so hot together that there is sexual and emotional tension throughout every part of the story. At times it's also heartbreaking because you see how things are going wrong and you want to yell at them to open their eyes and see what's happening right in front of them. Ash is surrounded by the wild life and finds it hard to break away from his bandmate and best friend who isn't taking well to Ash's growing feelings toward Ana. Ash finds himself torn - does he follow his heart or stay loyal to his band?

Volumes 1 and 2 are available RIGHT NOW. AND as an added bonus, Volume 1 is FREE. Volume 3 will be released on March 28th and is available for preorder.  If you haven't read anything by Callie Harper yet, this is the time to start. It doesn't matter if you haven't read the first story in the BEG FOR IT series because UNDONE stands alone just fine. I'm just now going back to read UNLEASHED, the first in the series. UNTAMED will be the third and I'm dying to read it. I can't wait to see Heath's story. 

The first in the BEG FOR IT series is UNLEASHED.
Callie Harper writes contemporary romances so hot they may melt your ebook. You’ve been warned.
She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. She is the author of OFF LIMITS to be released 12/15 and the BEG FOR IT series which will start being released in January 2016.
She lives in the gorgeous Bay Area with her family.
Connect with Callie at:
Twitter: @CallieHarperBks


  1. Thank you so much for the read and review! I'm thrilled that you're enjoying the series so much. As a librarian, I'm especially glad you can relate to Ana :) I love librarians!!! They're our unsung superheros! Thanks for taking a chance on a new author!

  2. My pleasure. I just finished the UNLEASHED story last night. Oh my!!!! I can't tell you how much I can't wait for UNTAMED! Heath seems like he is going to be amazing. I can just imagine his ruggedness, off-the-grid hotness. I hope there is a blogger blitz scheduled for that one.

    1. Heath can't wait to meet you, Karin! And you guessed the name of the reality show Violet is trying to film in his town -- Hot Off the Grid! So glad you're enjoying the series :)