My friend Asheley of Into the Hall of Books has been recommending Shannon Richard’s Country Road series to me for some time now and I’m happy to report she’s doing it with GOOD reason.
Unforgettable is sexy and emotional and fun! Shannon Richard has given an emotional story of first love with characters you will instantly love and feel empathy for. I, myself, was teary-eyed by the end of the prologue. The trend continued throughout the book, let me tell you, but I also laughed quite a bit and REALLY enjoyed the sexytimes between Hannah and Shep.
I love stories like Hannah and Shep’s. First loves, losing each other then reconnecting after years apart.. SIGH. I loved Shep’s determination to NOT let her go this time around and Hannah’s mostly accurate reservations to even come near him. I loved their connection and how they picked up their friendship liked she’d just been gone a few months and not 13 years. At first, it seemed Hannah was a delicate type of character and that she was going to be an emotional drag, but I was so far off base. It did not take her long to get her bearings and showed me the exact opposite. Hannah is strong and confident and really funny. Both her and Shep are good honest people who have gone through so much the last 13 years apart and are now ready for fate and each other.
Those two weren’t the only thing I loved about this story. Since this is the fourth book in the series, we get to see lots of characters that have been in previous books. None of that affected how much I enjoyed the story but it really made me want to pick up all the previous books, like, yesterday. Seriously, it reads perfectly as a standalone. The group of girls in this book is one I can relate to. They reminded me so much of my friends and our little group. They’re funny, caring, and honest. Then there were the guys!! Ohhhh, my. *fans self* I’ve seriously been missing out. There was also great family dynamics. You got to see them struggle and be there for each other, as it should be.
Unforgettable worked really well for me because I cared about Hannah and Shep’s story very much, but I loved the entirety of it: setting, characters, writing. I plan to read the other books in this series VERY soon and I suggest you do the same.
Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
Series: Country Roads Richard #4
Published by Forever
Pub Date: January 13th 2015
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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…