Unstoppable by Melody Grace
Series: Beachwood Bay #5
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: September 19, 2014
Format: eARC, 218 pages pages
How I got it: From the author
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A secret scar…
Tegan Callahan has sworn off bad boys for good. Growing up on tour with her rock star brother, she knows first-hand the damage they can do. She’s looking for a nice, safe, stable guy – until a chance encounter with a devastatingly sexy stranger makes her question everything she thought she wanted.
A troubled soul…
Ryland James arrives in Beachwood Bay on the run from his mistakes. He knows he’s the last thing Tegan needs, but somehow, he can’t stay away. There’s something about her fierce beauty that draws him in – and makes him vow to protect her, whatever the cost.
A passionate destiny…
Their bond is undeniable; the stakes, higher than ever. But the past won’t stay gone forever, and soon, Ryland must make the ultimate choice: will he risk everything he treasures in the world, or keep Tegan safe – and sacrifice her love forever?
I feel like I’ve said this a time (or twenty) in the past, but I think I have to say it again. I freaking love Melody Grace’s books. I love her characters and their stories. She has a way of writing good, believable romance with drama that never becomes too angsty. Unstoppable was a great addition to her Beachwood Bay series.
Unstoppable is the story of Tegan and Ryland. We’ve met Tegan, Dex Callahan’s sister, previously in the series. She was spunky and fiery and I didn’t really know what to think of her. Well, I got the full story in Unstoppable and I gotta say, I liked that girl. She had a rough past that made my heart ache for her. Being that he’s Emerson and Brittany’s brother, Ryland might have popped up previously in the series. He’s been absent from their lives for quite awhile, so I’m not sure. (Confession: I haven’t read ALL the Beachwood Bay books. I need to rectify this as soon as possible.) Ryland was a complicated guy, but one who I really liked. He’s protective of those he cares about, nearly to a fault. When the book starts, he had just gotten himself out from under some pretty big debts from a really scary guy. He’s celebrating in Vegas when he meets Tegan for the first time.
Tegan and Ryland meet in Vegas and share one passionate kiss and go their separate ways. Fate’s not done with them, however, as they find themselves in front of each other again back in Beachwood Bay. The chemistry they shared in Vegas definitely wasn’t a one-time thing. Neither of them is looking for anything serious, and the secrets they’re hiding become giant obstacles for any future they might have shared, but it just might be worth taking a chance.
I loved these characters. I found their stories unique and I rooted for them as a couple right from the very beginning. They worked so well together. They challenged each other and their attraction was obvious. I enjoyed watching them overcome their pasts and what they thought they wanted out of life to try to make things work together. Neither of them was perfect, but somehow together, they were.
I can’t wait to see what the Beachwood Bay series will bring us next. And I really do need to go back and read the other books so I can put all the pieces together. I’ve loved each of the characters and couples Melody has introduced us to. They keep popping up in later books and I feel like I might be missing important parts of the series. So, no time like the present to fix that, right?
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.