Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard + Giveaway

Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
Series: Country Roads #4
Published by Forever Yours
Publish Date: January 13, 2015
Source: Publisher
Find it here:  Goodreads / Amazon / B&N


One long, hot summer would never be enough...

Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she's worked hard for. So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother's estate. She knew there would be challenges, but what's hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life-and then broke her heart.


Nathanial Shepard never forgot the redheaded goddess who lit up his world and got away. Now that she's home, Shep vows to make up for their years apart-and if the fire in her kiss is any indication, they're well on their way. But when a devastating secret from their past threatens their future, Shep must fight to heal Hannah's heart. Because this time, their love will truly be unforgettable...  (Goodreads) 




Unforgettable by Shannon Richard 

I've been head-over-heels for this series, this setting, and these characters for a while now. The books in this series are comfortably seated on both my "favorites" and "rereads" shelves. I was so excited to be able to read Unforgettable that I stayed up incredibly late to learn the story of Hannah and Shep. I FEEL LIKE I WAITED FOREVER FOR THEIR STORY AND IT WAS SO, SO WORTH IT. I read this book a month ago but I already want to read it again. 

I talked previously in list-form HERE about why I love The Country Roads Series so much. It has everything to do with the great relationships between the friends, the family members, and the siblings as well as the fun small-town setting of Mirabelle, Florida. I love each couple that has been highlighted; I love their stories and their quirky personalities. I love their backstories and what brought them together. And I love that these stories are humorous enough to make me smile often while reading, but there is still depth and actual story in the pages. 

While I've been smiling and gushing over the previous stories in the series, I wondered about Nathanial Shepard (aka "Shep") and when I would find out more about him. Ahhh, friends, that time is NOW. 

In previous books, it was mentioned that a beautiful girl named Hannah Sterling broke Shep's heart after they spent a great summer together. After that summer, Hannah left to go to the big city and another life. In Unforgettable, Shep and Hannah get to tell their complete story, both past and present, and it is wonderful and happy and a little on the heartbreaking side too. 

Another couple together, another happy-ever-after. I closed the book SO, SO HAPPY. 

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Shep is part-owner of his family's bar, the Sleepy Sheep, and an all around super-handsome guy. He's been noticed by pretty much every available lady around, but no matter what -- Shep's mind has never left Hannah Sterling. Even though he hasn't seen her in something like thirteen years, she is still the only woman he wants. 

Hannah comes back to Mirabelle after inheriting an old Inn from her Grandmother. Hannah intends on maybe fixing it up and selling it, but Shep has other plans. He worms his way back into her life by helping her renovate the Inn, and he doesn't intend on letting her walk away. Pretty soon, Hannah is falling for Shep again and rethinking her future -- should she sell the Inn like she planned and go back to her job as a successful attorney...or should she stay in Mirabelle with Shep and all of the friends she has here? Hannah never feels as happy as she does when she is renovating her Inn, with Shep by her side. And she has never found herself thinking about and planning for a future. What does this mean? Could there be a future for her in Mirabelle, with Shep? 

There is, of course, the nagging problem of THE PAST. And what happened in the past. Because Shep doesn't exactly know the entire story. And now Hannah really, really needs to talk to Shep before someone else does. Hannah is a great gal - she's independent and a little fiesty. She has very-recently lost someone in her life that she loved so much, so there is some healing that needs to happen while she is working on the Inn. (I loved reading about this process!) As with just about anyone, Hannah has a few moments when she could certainly communicate a little better or maybe step up and say some things to Shep that need to be spoken, but she just doesn't for whatever reason. To be fair, Shep does this too. They're both a little on the stubborn side, and this is something that they have to work through together. The thing that is really great about Shep, though, is that he never really thought he would have the chance at a life with Hannah again but now he does -- and even though he has a few lapses in judgment along the way, he fights to keep his girl. I absolutely loved seeing him finally get his second chance at romance after waiting for several books and reading about how he has waited for thirteen years. These two are so great together. 

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Unforgettable by Shannon Richard has everything in it that I love about romance series, including the HEA. After four books now, I feel so comfortable with these characters that I love so much. They're like my friends. With this book, just like with all of the others, all of my emotions were just right there and I felt like I was hanging on every word to see how everything would play out for Shep and Hannah! And I loved how the rest of Shep's friends were doing the same thing! Y'all, I stayed up until 3 a.m. to see how the story of Shep and Hannah would play out - I could not close the book. Could. Not. 

Once again, I can't wait for Shannon Richard's next book, scheduled for released in February 2015. I recommend Unforgettable by Shannon Richard to readers that enjoy companion series with great small town settings, great friendships, second chance romances, and happy-ever-afters.


**Even though Unforgettable is the fourth book, it can be read as a standalone if you have not started the Country Roads Series yet. BUT this series is so much fun that I bet you want to go back and read from the beginning! 

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Unforgettable will appeal to fans of:

Contemporary Romance
Fantastic Setting: Mirabelle, Florida 
Romance: Second Chance Romance. No triangle. 
Great Relationships.
HEA
Companion Series

Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
is currently available for purchase.

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Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy. 



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And now for the Giveaway!


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Also in the Country Roads Series: 

 


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1 comment:

  1. And yet another reminder that I need to read this series. :) Great review, Ash! So glad this one lived up to the other books for you. *Sigh* I just love this genre so much. Please let me always get my HEA. :)

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