Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Unbroken" by Melody Grace

Series: Beachwood Bay #1
Genre: New Adult
Format: Kindle
Publication: March 11, 2013
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Recommended By: Krista at Krista's Dust Jacket

From Goodreads: "Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane...."

Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.

Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Beachwood to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.

A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?

My Thoughts:  I was going through a major book hang-over when my lovely friend and fellow blogger, Krista, recommended me Unbroken (along with a slew of other NA reads, because she's just that awesome). And I'm so glad she did! It was exactly what I needed to get over my hangup! Unbroken is a fast paced read that quickly sucks you into Juliet and Emerson's story. It takes place four years after Juliet and Emerson end their first love and summer romance. Juliet has spent her years in the city finishing her college degree and trying to move on from the pain that Emerson Ray caused her. That is, until she has a reason to go back to where it all started, Beachwood Bay. From there the story shoots off into a roller-coaster ride of emotion ranging from heartbreaking to extra steamy hot flashes induced by Emerson himself.

The only issue I had with this book was the insta-love presented between Emerson and Juliet. Sure, they had a really epic background that we're told about, but from their first reunion it's like BAM back in love. I would have loved more development between them before they got all hot and bothered. Other than though, I would recommend Unbroken to be the absolute perfect beach read to take on your next vacation! Plenty of ocean and sand, and hottie Emerson to keep you company!

My Rating: 3/5 Stars

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