Monday 26 August 2013

Review ~ Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea @beccasheaauthor

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

“We will get through this, together. You and I. Nothing will break us, ever. Not this. Do you hear me, Jess? Nothing. We’re unbreakable.”

This is one amazing story!! It is an emotional roller coaster, but what book isn’t these days?? I seem to have read a spate of intensely emotional, tear inducing reads and this book is no exception. This is the story of Jess and Gabe, they were basically brought up together like a brother and sister. Jess was brought up by her father, her mother had died and he threw himself into his work. She reminded him too much of the wife that he had lost so in order to cope he used work as his coping mechanism. He had Jess’s best interests at heart or so he thought and he wanted her to have a mother figure, he could not move on but that was no reason to deprive Jess. The Garcia’s were long time family friends and neighbours so when her dad was working, she was there, they were like a surrogate family. The daughter (Ava) was her best friend and their son Gabe was like a brother.

As they got older though they both have feelings for each other than familial and this comes to a head on a brief visit to Gabe’s campus where they share their first kiss. When he next comes home they spend some time together and eventually admit their feelings for one another.

“I can’t remember a time when I haven’t loved you. You have been a part of my life for over fourteen years. When you were younger, it was a different kind of love, but now, it’s the kind of love that won’t let me breathe if you’re not with me. It’s the kind of love that makes me not want to live if I can’t be with you.”

This is once again one of my favourites, friends to lovers, it is beautiful to watch the transformation and the light bulb moments when they suddenly appear. It was a natural progression for them and it was not rushed or hurried. You were routing for them the whole time and just wanted to see their love for each other develop.

Then comes the curve ball and all sense has gone and everything is up in the air. It was emotional and it was not pretty. Her dad was no help whatsoever but Jess does what she thinks is best for her even if we don’t agree. I hate it when people feel the need to push people away, I just wanted to jump into the kindle, give her a hug and tell her to open her eyes and really see the people that she was surrounded by. But if she hadn’t made those choices we would never have met Landon.

I loved Landon, he came along at the time and at the right place. It was like fate and I think in an ideal world I would like to think that they helped each other. He was selfless and he did the right thing for Jess. My heart broke for him. I can’t wait to read his story.

“Never be afraid to feel. It’s the only way to really live. If you don’t feel, there is no way you can love, heal, or forgive. You’ll never move forward or get past this. You have to forgive, Jess.”

Jess has a lot of thinking to do and you cannot help but feel her pain and her inner turmoil, but Landon helps her to realise what is there in front of her and really is her knight in shining motorcycle leathers, uniform, tats etc..yes he was yummy!!

As normal, I do not want to give too much of the story away as it will spoil it for you readers, but 1click, get some Kleenex and sit down and devour this book, this book is like pringles!! Once you pop you can’t stop. You will devour it and you will probably cry but you will definitely be moved. I seriously loved this book!!

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