Unwound picks up a few weeks after Amery throws her little hissy fit about Ronin trying to help her business out. It's not like he was making his families business give her a design contract, he was just giving out her damn name. He was trying to be nice, he wasn’t giving her a handout, she was going to have to earn it. I disliked her at the ending of book one for that, and sadly, the trend continued throughout this book as well.
When you end up disliking the heroine at the end of a first book, it’s difficult to get into the story again. She never really did get back into my good graces throughout this story. She was moody, immature and annoyed me to no end.
A good chunk at the beginning of the story included Amery nursing Ronin back to health after he decided to offer his body up for physical punishment after the breakup. He was seriously injured, which provided the two a good amount of time to actually communicate instead of focusing on the physical elements of their relationship. Only problem is, Amery asks to have a serious discussion only to make snide remarks about how much money his family has, when he was trying to be sincere. Who’s the one not being serious now, Amery?
Nothing really spectacular happened in the book. They got back together. They fought. They had lots of sex, too much of it if you ask me, I ended up skipping most of those parts. I wanted to fast forward to see if the story was actually going somewhere. Ronin hired an “associates” bimbo daughter to work at the dojo, didn’t add anything to the story. He also took on another “associates” son to train him to be a professional MMA fighter. Again, that information added nothing to the story. His ex, Naomi, came back into the picture, which included the revenge pictures and videos, all so very not exciting.
Perhaps I should have read this book as soon as it came out instead of waiting so long. The whole subject of marital arts and rope art no longer interested me at this point. I did take a huge liking to Ronin’s sister, Shiori, though. Maybe when I get back into another martial arts phase I’ll pick up her book. Her personality seems a little more my speed.