Unveiled (Turner #1) by Courtney Milan

Unveiled (A Turner Series Book 1)


Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family - and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….

Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who's stolen her fortune and her father's legacy - the man she's been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties - and the tantalizing promise of passion….


Unveiled oh how I did loved you. This is such a great read, but much different from the other books I have read from this author. The other books were fun and funny, just left me smiling so big while reading them. This one was more serious and kind of sad at times which really worked. My heart would break for the characters and I loved pretty much everything about this book.

Ash Turner. Oh how wonderful he was. He is one of those people who is just a great person. Someone who everyone seems to love. Someone who can fit in anywhere. He can have dinner with servants or Duke's and he seems at ease with either. His whole life he has been trying to take care of his brothers at the sacrifice of not having a real relationship with them. He so wants what is best for them and to be a part of their world, but he can't seem to get that close relationship with them that he wants. No matter what he does he can't seem to make up for his past mistakes with them. He recently brought to light that the current Duke's offspring are illegitimate and he is vying to take over the position once the sickly current Duke passes (with no legitimate offspring the title would revert to him). He wants this so much for his brothers as well as for revenge against the current Duke. After all the current Duke has caused hardship for him and his brothers so Ash is not too fond of him.

Besides the duke not being so kind in the past, the dukes sons made his brothers life not so pleasant in school. Really most everyone in that family seems like they are not the nicest people. Except Margaret. Margaret is a sweetheart, though she needs to learn to accept what is happening and not let it define her. She has stayed back at the manor to spy on Ash for her brothers when he comes to visit. She is posing as a servant and is hoping Ash will be this terrible person so she can help her brothers get their title back. She needs this as what will become of her if Ash succeeds in his quest? Unfortunately Ash is an amazing person. From the first moment he saw Margaret he knew she was special and she was for him. He would do whatever he could to be with her.

At first Margaret is not so nice to Ash, but he never seems to mind. He is the first person since she lost everything to really see her. He encourages her to be who she wants to be and not let her lot in life dictate who she is. He doesn't care if she was born a servant or a queen she can do whatever she wants. He wants her to paint her own canvas and not let anyone else tell her what to paint, or even let them paint it for her.

Ash is amazing in this book. He gives Margaret whatever she needs. When she pleads with him to stop talking to her he stops talking to her. She was always so sure that he would just take what he wanted, especially since he told her that first day he wanted to kiss her, but he never does. He wants her to come to him. He doesn't want to force anything on her. He wants it to be her decision. There are many times throughout the story where Margaret wants Ash to just do what he wants so she doesn't have to make the hard decisions, but he won't. He is so great for her!

Then she is sure once he find out who she is he will want nothing to do with her. She is conflicted the whole time as to whose side to be on, Ash or her brothers. She can't imagine pushing her brothers aside, but she also doesn't want to be without Ash. The whole time you are waiting to see what happens when he finds out she is the duke's daughter. He keeps telling her that he doesn't care what her full name is, who her family is, what she was born into. He knows her and wants her no matter who she is. **spoiler alert** When Ash finds out who she is it doesn't matter to him. If anything he feels terrible for saying some mean things about her to her when he didn't know it was she he was talking about. He is the one apologizing to her and it is incredible. He really is such a great person.

Throughout the story you get to see a lot of Ash and what makes him him. He has some secrets, some things not even his brothers know which he feels keeps him from having that strong relationship with them. It is heartbreaking watching him try and form those bonds with his brothers only to have them not understand everything it is taking for him to do simple things they take for granted. Really there were a lot of heartbreaking parts, but it was so great. Even once everything is on the table it takes a while for Ash and Margaret to work everything out. Even though they love each other it is not as simple as just being together since her brothers are fighting for their title. You keep reading and it is just like how are they ever going to figure this out to the point where they can get their happily ever after? It happens and boy was I glad when it did. Those brothers of Margaret are so selfish. And the epilogue! Oh Ash is simply amazing. You can just see how much he loves Margaret. Such a great read. Not the fun lightheartedness of the other books, but amazing none the less.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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