Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blog Tour: 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.**

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Unforgiven is book 3 in the Unbreakable series.  This is Matt and Lindsay’s story.  We first met them in Undone and I completely fell in love with them and couldn’t wait for their story.  Unforgiven is a roller coaster ride of emotions.   Matt and Lindsay had a lot of obstacles to face making for a very emotional ride.

Matt and Lyndsay are happily in love.  They have been for quite some time.   They have been keeping their relationship a secret from their family ad friends but decide it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.  Matt and Lynds are in a great place. They have each other their family loves them being together.  They couldn’t be happier.  But sometimes life decides to throw you a curve ball.  And you can either face it together or let it destroy you.  Unfortunately for Lyndsay and Matt that curve ball caused some major heartache.

I honestly do not want to go into too much detail about the plot of this story.  Lyndsay had an important decision to make regarding her career.  But wanting to follow her dreams and not pass up a great offer may cause her to lose the one man she has ever loved.  Unforgiven is Lyndsay and Matt’s story but I think it is more about Lyndsay’s journey to finding herself.  She made some poor decisions along the way but sometimes we need to make mistakes and learn from them.  She had a tough time once she moved her life to Arizona.  She missed her life at home, her family, the man she loved.  And trying to get ahead in her career proved to be more of a challenge.  She coped with those issues the only way she knew how.  They weren't in a good way and were certainly not healthy. 

I will be honest in saying that at times this book completely frustrated me.  I loved Matt and have loved him from the moment that we first met him.  I completely understood his feelings and his reactions to the situations in this story. I felt his hurt and his pain and honestly felt so sad for him at times.  But at the same time I just felt that Lyndsay wasn’t the only one to blame for their situation.   I think a lot of miscommunication on both parts played a big role in their heartache.

Lyndsay made some really poor decisions and at times I wasn’t sure that I completely understood them.  She was a tough character to like in the beginning.  But as you read further into the story you begin to understand the emotions that she was going through.  You begin to truly understand her reasons and the motivation behind her actions.  You begin to like her and want her to find happiness.  I was rooting for her and Matt all the way despite the obstacles and frustrations.  Because no matter what happened the love that they had for each other never went away.  They loved each other and deserved to find happiness. 

This is a story of forgiveness, about learning to forgive yourself as well as others. There was plenty of drama, angst, heartache and honestly miscommunication that caused that heartache.  Matt and Lindsay’s journey was not by any means an easy one.  Lyndsay lead herself down a path of self destruction and needed to find the happiness within herself to be able to move on.  They both went through so much heartache and pain but in the end love prevailed.  Unforgiven is about love, forgiveness, redemption and self worth.  Another great job by Ms. Shea. 

“Good morning, beautiful.” Light kisses pepper my face and neck. I grumble and roll closer to Matt, wrapping my arm over his chest, securing myself to him.
“There is only one fault I can find in you,” I mumble against his shoulder, my eyes still closed.
“What’s that?”
“You’re a morning person.”
Matt chuckles as he pulls me on top of him and slides his hands down my bare back. I rest my head on his chest while his fingertips trace my spine and I shiver at his gentle touch.
“I like when you wake me up like this and touch me.”
“I like waking you up and touching you. I’ll never get enough of you, Linds.”

Author Bio and Links
Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. 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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Series Reading Order
Book 1: Unbreakable

Book 2: Undone


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