Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog Tour - Review & Excerpt: Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea.  It is hard to believe that this is the debut novel from Rebecca - it is beautifully written and evokes such intense emotion.  Be sure to grab this one!

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.*

         “I’m sorry. I just can’t look at your mouth any longer without tasting it,” he mumbles against my lips. Relaxing into his embrace, I let him kiss me, relishing the feel of his lips on mine. He devours my mouth like it might be the last time he                                                                 ever kisses me. For all I know, it might be.

Unbreakable is a phenomenal debut from Rebecca Shea. Heartbreakingly beautiful, I dare you not to absolutely fall in love with Gabe, Landon and Jessica.

I would caution even those of you that 'never' cry when reading books to choose your reading location very carefully. This is not a book to read on the bus, or in any other sort of public place for that matter (unless of course ugly crying in front of complete strangers is something that you're comfortable with). It will rip your heart in two and leave you wondering whether anyone will survive the trauma of what happens to these three amazing characters (including you!).
There is such integrity, sincerity and selflessness from all three. It was so wonderful to read a love story that didn't include deception, betrayal or infidelity. Despite that, be prepared for some devastatingly painful scenes as the story unfolds and our characters grapple with their love, their insecurities and their selfless wish for those they love to have what they think they deserve.

Gabe and Landon are two outstanding men. I didn't want to like Landon to start with, but by the end of Unbreakable you can't help but be completely in love with him. The tattooed bad boy, is such a wonderful contrast to Gabe. Gabe is also just amazing. So completely in love with Jessica, so focused on giving her everything - here's a snippet of what to expect from him:
"... it's the kind of love that won't let me breathe if you're not with me. It's the kind of love that makes me not want to live if I can't be with you"
Some of the chapters from Gabe's point of view were some of the hardest, most emotional words I've ever read.

Unbreakable will take you on on a wildly emotional rollercoaster. Rest assured, you will get your heart back, in one piece, although it will have suffered along the way and it will take you some time to recover. Unbreakable - is definitely one of my favorites for the year and I cannot wait to read more from Rebecca Shea.

5 out of 5 stars

Rebecca Shea lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her first “kid” her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for reading and books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time in the financial industry as a marketing manager. 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 boys football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margarita’s, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever after’s.

5 ebooks
10 signed paperbacks
$25 gift card (Amazon or B&N)
GRANDPRIZE is a Kindle Paperwhite

Tour hosted by Shh Mom's Reading
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