Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Undone Review...


Companion to "Unbreakable" -- Landon's story

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

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.
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“So you’re like a modern-day saint,” I say. ”Saving people, dogs...what else do you have up
your sleeve?”
She laughs. “Ha! Hardly. I don’t save anybody or anything, I just like to help.”
“I like that about you, Reagan. I like that you like helping people—even dogs.” She picks up
a small handful of sand and lets it run through her fingers. “And I’d like to see you again, but I’m
not sure I could give you what you want or need.”
“How do you know what I want or need?”
“I guess I don’t. But what I do know is that I like talking to you.”
“You’re breaking your own rules, Champ. You’ve seen me twice—yesterday and today. You
said it yourself you don’t see someone more than once.”
“Ah, you’re wrong. I don’t sleep with them more than once, not
see
them more than once.”
“Oh, that’s right; as long as we don’t sleep together, we can be friends—hang out, and see
each other again and again,” she says sarcastically. Turning toward me, she leans in too close, her
nose pressed against the side of my face. I can feel her lips hovering just next to my ear. “But
what happens when one of us wants more?” she whispers. “Because one of us will, it’s
inevitable. What happens then? You fuck me and leave me—never see me again?”
I turn to meet her crisp blue eyes. She’s leaning in to me—staring at me.
“Do you want to fuck me, Reagan?”
“Not if I can’t see you again—no.”


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Reviewed by Erycka:

My very first thought when I finished this book was crap, how am I going to write a review that both makes sense, and doesn’t give too much away!!?? I’m still kind of at a loss on how to do this…but as the saying goes; I’m going to give it the “good ol’ college try.”

We first met Landon, the sexy beast of a man that he is, in Unbreakable (which if you haven’t read it, stop reading this review and go one-click it IMMEDIATELY!!) He and his southern charm could melt the panties off a nun on Sunday! Or any day of the week for that matter. His smile alone would do the trick for me! He is a mysterious angry man with commitment issues (what good looking, hard bodied male doesn’t). He never beds the same woman more than once, and usually forgets their name as is the case with Marie or is it Marianna…or something. He’s brooding with an undercurrent of pain, shame, and resentment and refuses to let anyone in. Until Reagan; maybe.

He and his partner Matt are called to Mac’s bar on a disturbance call (they’re cops). That’s when he sees her. She with her long flowing black hair, legs that go on for days, and the most beautiful blue eyes he’s ever seen. After leaving the bar, he can’t get her out of his head. He makes mention of going to Mac’s the next day to grab a few beers to his partner and Matt agrees. The next evening can’t come fast enough. Once at the bar, he scans the place looking for the goddess on stilts. He doesn’t see her at first. But, then she makes an appearance at his table razing Sam on his serving skills. For the rest of the night she serves Landon, Matt, and Lindsay. The ‘blind’ pour Mac dishes out in Lindsay’s drink catches up with her and it quickly becomes apparent that it’s time to leave. Lagging behind, Landon asks Reagan for her number. Here is where your 50/50 guessing skills will have to come into play. Does she give it to him, or does she push the rejection ball into forward motion??

As the story of Landon progresses, we are delivered, on a not so shiny platter, his past and delve deeper into the secrets that keep him up at night. This was not easy for me to read. I cringed, I gasped, I cried, I hated, and I forgave. The things he and his sister endured as children are beyond comprehensible. The descriptions Rebecca uses to paint the picture grinded at my nerve endings; they were so real. I flinched and at several points had to put Landon and his story down just to gather the strength to continue.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever bonded with a male lead as much as I did with Landon. I’m not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, it just is. He pulled at my heartstrings. His story, his fear, and even his commitment issues were/are completely relatable.

Does Landon get over his issues? Does he ever get Reagan’s number?? Whelp, I guess you’ll just have to read to find out!!

Five++ tattooed hearts!! Rebecca’s sophomore book knocks it out of the park!

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Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.


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