Unbreakable Series by Rebecca Shea Review

Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

USA Today Best Seller 

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.* 

Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together. 

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her. 

But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal. 

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

For some reason, I truly enjoy reading dedication pages and the one for Unbreakable truly spoke to my heart. Read what Rebecca says:

One of my favorite authors, Michelle Leighton wrote, “Every broken person’s worst fear – that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.” This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever been broken. You are loved – scars and all.

I met Rebecca at a book signing in Cleveland back in April and I am kicking myself that it took me so long to begin this series. Jess is a piece of work. Her dad is basically a deadbeat dad because he is so preoccupied with his career that she thinks of her neighbors as family more than him. She is secretly in love with Gabe, but he is slightly older and her best friend’s brother. Oh, and he’s one of the neighbor’s kids. Jess thinks it is a one-sided crush until a trip to see Gabe at college.

True to form with this genre, Gabe also has a crush on Jess. I am so over the “insta-love, I am secretly in love with my friend’s sibling” storyline, but to my surprise that was my only negative about this book. The ups, downs, trials, and tribulations that Jess and Gave experience are for the record books. But, when the unexpected happens, it rocks them to the core and we truly get to see if their bond is truly unbreakable.

Their story is told in alternating POV’s so I found myself attached to both Gabe and Jess. The first word that comes to mind when I think of this book is heartbreaking, But, makes this book exceptional is Shea’s ability to turn something that is quite horrific into a story of triumph. The ending left me hanging so I moved right on to Undone!!!

 


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Undone by Rebecca Shea

Undone by Rebecca Shea

From USA Today Best Selling Author Rebecca Shea. Undone is a companion novel to Unbreakable and is book 2 in the Unbreakable series. 

I’ve found it’s easier to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. 

Self-assured and independent, she doesn’t need me—but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don’t know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I’ve left untouched—undone. 

As she chips away at the walls I’ve built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love—forever. 

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*

Well, d*mn!!! That’s what I kept repeating while reading Undone. To say I disliked Landon, is putting it mildly. He is a Jerk, with a well-deserved J. How in the world did Shea write such a complex character in Landon that in the beginning I wanted him to get hit by a truck and then I found myself becoming his biggest cheerleader?? Geez, that is TALENT!!

“You know we all have secrets, right?” She turns to face me, “We all have scars; some scars can be seen and others cannot. Every scar has a story and every story needs to be told. When you’re ready, I’ll be here to listen to your story.”

Undone is one of those rare stories that I didn’t see coming. It hit me like a ton of bricks. If some of us were being truthful, we would see a little bit of Landon in us. We carry scars and secrets which keep us from allowing someone to fully see us, but if we are lucky we will meet that one person that makes us feel comfortable enough to see them. Landon’s childhood is horrific and is journey to manhood is quite annoying as he is disgusting and treats women like dirt. But, once he finds the one and the layers begin to peel then we see the “real” him.

Undone is emotional and it tug at my heart a lot more than the first book in the series. Some folks truly aren’t meant to be parents and this book portrayed why I made that statement perfectly. Sadly, Undone is real life for a lot of children and I applaud Shea for bringing this issue to the forefront!


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Unforgiven by Rebecca Shea

Unforgiven by Rebecca Shea

A companion novel to “Unbreakable” & “Undone” and is the final book in the Unbreakable series — This is Lindsay and Matt’s story.
Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.
With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.
Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.
With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?
**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

Unforgiven

“All right, everyone.” Lindsay stands up and pushes back her chair slightly. She wobbles a bit on her heels and rests her hand on my shoulder to steady herself. “Apparently, tonight is as good as any night to let you all in on a little secret.” She wipes the palms of her hands down the sides of her black dress.
“So, for a little over a year now, Matt and I have been seeing each other.” There are a few chuckles, but mostly everyone sits silently listening to Lindsay. “We’ve kept it quiet for a while simply because it’s what worked for us.” She shrugs. “It started off casual and just turned into more, and we didn’t really make a big deal out of it.” She looks down at me and smiles the most beautiful, genuine smile I’ve ever seen. Her blue eyes sparkle in the lights from the crystal chandelier and her long, blonde hair hangs in waves. She looks almost angelic in the dimly lit room.

“So, cat’s out of the bag.” She laughs and raises her glass. I stand up and raise my glass next to hers. “To Matt and me,” she says with a smile on her beautiful face. I lean in and press a long kiss to her lips while everyone hoots and hollers around us.

Lindsay. Any woman that has ambition and career goals can relate to her in one way or another. Do you choose your career or do you choose love? That is exactly the situation that Lindsay finds herself in; does she move across the country for an opportunity that will push her career forward or does she stay in North Carolina with her boyfriend Matt.

The move isn’t going quite as planned and Lindsay finds herself beginning to self-medicate. Shea spins a weave of destruction that is painful to read. I found myself wanting to jump into my kindle and shake Lindsay and then give her a hug. Reading Lindsay go through this made me wonder is a career worth being away from your loved ones and because of that some of her internal strife really struck a chord with me.

Lindsay and Matt’s story is one for the ages. It is contemporary and one that I think quite a few modern couples in which each have career goals and ambitions experience. The biggest takeaway from reading the Unbreakable series is that Rebecca Shea is one talented lady! In each book, she has taken some heavy subject matter and delicately made them into stories that perfectly mix their respective angst (domestic and/or personal issue) with love and most of all, sensitivity. She reminds us that no matter what we go through that if we have others that truly love and believe in us, there is no obstacle that can stand in our way. And, most of all, once we learn to forgive ourselves there is happiness waiting for us on the other side!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Unforgiven in exchange for an honest review.


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