Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with her jutting bones and her dark-ringed eyes. She’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done thus far.

Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie. Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic heroin peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, while Maggie fights to stay alive as the search turns deadly.
Seth and Maggie’s romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak and self-discovery as their world is about to change forever.

It's next to impossible to find the words to express what a phenomenal book this was. Its taken me several weeks to write the review because I wanted to make sure I got it just right. First off, I can't believe this was a debut novel. It was so beautifully written. The plot was so unique and refreshingly paranormal-less. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Seth is an undercover cop that falls in love with Maggie. Beautiful, unloved, co-dependent Maggie. What I love most about Maggie is even though she had every right to, she never plays the victim. She and Seth begin a powerfull journey together that's so pure and full of romance. Even without sex (Yes ladies, he's saving himself for marriage), their relationship is overflowing with passion.

Seth's friends Cole and Booker completely stole my heart. The way they all look after each other and rally around Maggie had my heart completely bursting. They became her family.

The story is told mainly from Seth and Maggie's POV. I usually don't like when an author bounces back and forth, but Sherry Gammon pulls it off beautifully. It drew me closer to the characters and allowed perspective that only enhanced the story. The author was able to realistically portray a story of abuse, love, co-dependency, romance, and triumph. She does this in a way that is far beyond most books I've read.

The sequel is bitter/sweet for me. I am so in love with Cole and Booker that the idea of a story surrounding them makes me jump up and down. However, I became so attached to Maggie and Seth; I would love the story to progress around their developing relationship. Eventhough they may not be the center characters in future books, I have a feeling (OK deep desire) they will remain part of the story. Can't wait to find out!!!

Other books you may like:

Cross My HeartHeart on a ChainReason to Breathe

Cross My Heart by Katie Klein
Heart on a Chain by Cindy C. Bennett
Reason to Breath by Rebecca Donnovan

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