Promo/Review: Unbreakable: Rebecca Shea

Unbreakable (Unbreakable #1)
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Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her. 

But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal. 

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

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

What a ride! The ups and downs in Unbreakable had me by turns grinning like a fool and crying like a baby. From start to finish, Unbreakable surprised me and kept me coming back for more.

Jessica Harper has lived across the street from the Garcia’s since she was 4 years old. She practically lived with them, as her father worked long hours working his way up to Fire Chief. And while she was growing up, she also fell in love with one of the Garcia boys, Gabe. They were nearly as close as siblings, but while they outwardly claimed to feel like brother and sister, internally they harbored deeper feelings for the other. 

Gabe’s interest in Jess also developed early, though he kept quiet because she was so close with his family. He is sweet, thoughtful, and an all around great guy. I loved watching him interact with his siblings, and parents, in addition to his interactions with Jess. I loved Gabe very early on. He is attentive to Jess, and truly cares for her. Everything he did was for her, with her and their future at the center of his attention.

I knew there had to be something coming up, because Jess and Gabe were just too cute from very early on. When tragedy strikes, the aftermath hurt. I felt myself crumbling right alongside the characters. As events continued to unfold I just kept wondering how they could fix the problems. Because those problems just kept looking bigger and bigger, and I was heartbroken.

When Jess meets Lindsay and Landon, she begins to open up and my heart felt so conflicted. I was happy that she was beginning to heal, but sad at the direction it looked like she was going. It was such a weird feeling to be so conflicted about a character’s healing process. I did not like Landon at first. At. All. A tatted cop with a bad boy streak, Landon was completely different than Gabe. I loved Gabe for Jess and knowing what he was going through I didn’t want to like Landon. But as he opens up to Jess a little bit and we start to get to know him better, I found myself liking him for being himself, even if I still didn’t like him for Jess. And Lindsay? I loved her from the moment she came in to the story. Her enthusiasm and bubbly personality was just what Jess needed, and something she didn’t really have at home even with Ava around. 

At the end of the book, I looked back at the entire journey and realized that everything had to happen the way it did. I loved the healing that Jess ultimately found, and how no matter where she was she found herself surrounded with people who cared about and loved her. I was emotionally hooked into the book early and felt everything that Jess and Gabe felt deeply. 

Thanks to Rebecca Shea for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.

Undone (Unbreakable #2)
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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.

Rebecca Shea 
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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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