Series: Unbreakable #2
Published by Self-Published on 20th February 2014
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary, Issues, Mature New Adult, Romance
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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.
**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter.It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**
Reviewed by Kelly
*I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
I loved Landon from the time I met him in Unbreakable. I knew right then that I wanted to know more about him, I NEEDED to know more about him. Let me tell you, he was worth the wait! In Unbreakable I knew he wasn’t the one Jess should be with, but that didn’t stop me loving him anyway and wanting to read his story. His and Reagan’s story was one of turmoil, struggle, and trying to face and over-come demons from their past. It packed a punch and sent it straight to my gut, and if that wasn’t enough it then ripped my heart out. I was a mess while reading certain parts of this!
Landon’s early life had been one full of pain – literally, since his dad used to routinely beat him. He was then left devastated when his mum just upped and left him and his sister. She abandoned them with the monster that was their physically and verbally abusive father. Landon had no choice but to shut his emotions down and switch off. He was NEVER going to let anyone other than Lindsay, his sister, and his best friend Matt, get close to him again.
Reagan had also had her fair share of crap happening in her past. She had a major heartbreak when she was still just in her teens, an event that absolutely shattered her. She’d shied away from love ever since. Just like Landon, she wasn’t looking for love. She was over ever finding someone after the events of her past. How could she trust again?
On a routine call out, police office Landon met Reagan. She was working in the bar that he was called out to. He knew immediately that he wanted her but he had every intention of making it just another of his mindless, emotion free hookups. Regan was too smart though, she was a doctor after all, and she had no intention of ever being one of Landon’s one-night-only girls. Since Landon was craving her he had no choice but to form a friendship with her, something he’d never wanted, or needed to, do before. He DID NOT expect to fall for her so when he did it turned his world upside down, he had no idea how to deal with it. Then Reagan gave him some shocking news and he ran, and that led to devastating consequences …
The steamy parts left me hot under the collar but he ups and downs of this book had me in tears. Reading about Landon’s and Reagan’s pasts was hard to do. They had both been through so much when they were still just kids. I think the bits I loved most were of Landon working through his fears and his realisation that he was strong enough to love, and be loved. Reagan was it for him and she was worth it. Seeing him get closure and move on from his past was just such a relief to me. He deserved that closure after everything he’d been through, and Reagan was the perfect woman to offer it to him.
“For the first time in my life, I know. I know the path I want. I stand at those crossroads and I choose the road with her.”
If you haven’t read Undone yet then I highly recommend that you acquaint yourself with Landon! Well done to Rebecca Shea on another brilliant story in the Unbreakable series 🙂
“What are you doing up?” I reach out and tuck a strand of her long hair behind her ear.
“I thought you left,” she whispers. I don’t know how to respond to her, because part of me did want to leave—to flee where I don’t have to deal with these unknown feelings. Feelings that leave me scared to death. So instead of saying anything, I pull her into a hug. I love that she’s so tall. Her head fits right into the crook of my neck.
“You need to sleep,” I say quietly. “You have to be at work in a few hours. Go rest; I’ll be here when you wake up—I promise.”
She pulls away and looks at me skeptically, but nods her head and shuffles down the hallway toward her bedroom. Stopping just outside her door, she looks back over her shoulder at me, then turns around slowly, walking back to me. Without a word, she weaves her fingers through mine and walks us back to her bedroom. I don’t hesitate. In fact, I long for her touch and grip her hand
“Just lie with me,” she whispers, pressing her finger to my lips so I can’t argue or refuse.
Pulling me toward the large bed, she pulls the covers back and slides in, moving to the center. I hesitate as I watch her, wondering if it will ever be possible to “just lie with” her and not touch her. Her long body stretches from the pillows to the end of the bed, and her fair skin is begging me to touch it.
Sliding in next to her, she pulls me to her. Wrapping her arm across my waist, she rests her head on my shoulder. She settles in as if she’s done it a thousand times—and it feels natural, right.
“Thank you, Landon,” she mumbles sleepily.
“For what?” I ask, confused.
“Trying. Thank you for trying.”
“I don’t know what the f*** just happened, but I think I may have my hands full with this woman – and for the first time ever, I think I’m ready.”
“Don’t leave me with just one night. Break your rules. Give me more than tonight.”
“You look miserable,” I observe.
“I feel miserable.”
Maybe you should see a doctor tomorrow,” I suggest.
“I am a doctor.”
“You’re a vagina doctor. Your vagina is not making you tired or look like shit.”
“I love you, Reagan. And for the first time, I’m not afraid to admit it.”
“I love you, Reagan. I choose you. I will always choose you – choose me.”