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Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.

In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must ...

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Overview

Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.

In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her - but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions - and Jennie's - get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen?

With Unbreakable Love, Angela Carling has created a captivating story for young adult readers, with a refreshing twist on relationship issues. It is an ode to the magical power of true love, a tribute to belief in a benevolent higher power that watches over us and surrounds us every day of our lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935089476
  • Publisher: Acacia Publishing, Inc. AZ
  • Publication date: 11/21/2011
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs, California, but now resides in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial, she finally admitted that she is, in fact, a hopeless romantic, which allowed her to let down her hair and write her first book, Unbreakable Love. She always eats the frosting of her cake and cookies but leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When she is not writing YA novels, she is secretly using her family as Guinea pigs to test what she learned in college.
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Jennie looked at the mirror critically. This was the sixth outfit she'd tried on and it still didn't look quite right. Why did she ever agree to go out with Connor? She blamed this mess on Marissa. Ever since Marissa and Braiden became a couple, it seemed there was always some new guy she wanted Jen to go out with. What was it about people with boyfriends anyway? Didn't Marissa understand she was fine not having a boyfriend? In fact, Jennie considered it a gift to be single. She was busy, too busy to maintain some pointless relationship that would end after graduation and cause her unnecessary tears. No, being single was a much better alternative—but whenever she tried to explain this to Marissa, she would look at Jennie as if she were some pitifully misguided person, and be picking out Jennie's next blind date at the same time. It was infuriating really, and if Marissa hadn't been her best friend Jennie would've never put up with it.

Finally, Jennie tore off the silky crimson tank top and replaced it with her favorite black T-shirt. Connor was just going to have to deal with it. Besides, she didn't want to encourage him anyway. She grabbed her phone and took one last look in the mirror before heading downstairs. Before she reached the bottom of the stairs, the doorbell rang. She moaned inwardly.

Suddenly, her little sister Kate appeared from nowhere and answered the door before Jennie could reach it. A blast of desert heat came in with the open door and standing in the doorway stood Connor, looking unusually nervous, even for him.

"Hi." He conjured what Jennie figured was the quality of conversation that she could expect for the night. Be nice she heard her mother's words come to her in the form of a conscience. Jennie took a deep breath. Her conscience was right; it wasn't his fault. She should've said no if she really didn't want to go. She forced a smile as she walked to the door.

"Tell Mom I'll be home by 11," she said to her twelve-year old sister, who was busy checking out Jen's date. Kate slowly pulled her eyes away from Connor before looking absently at Jennie for a moment.

"Whatever," Kate said, trying to appear cool in front of company. Kate was precocious, to say the least. Jennie rolled her eyes as she walked out the door and closed it, nearly taking her sister's nose off in the process. Before the door even latched behind Jennie, Kate had already moved to the window in the front room to watch them walk to the car.

Connor fidgeted with his keys as they walked down the concrete sidewalk to his Jeep.

"I put the top on for you," he tried to make conversation. Jennie smiled politely. As she climbed into his car, Jennie made herself a promise: no more dates for a while. No reason to torture some unsuspecting guy when her heart wasn't available anyway, and, if she were truthful with herself,it hadn't been since Jace had crushed it several months before.

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

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    An inspiring Lovestory!

    Ok, this book really didn’t have to be labeled a paranormal romance, the angel theme is just a subcontext, for me this book is a young adult in itself needing no angel-theme attached…

    The angel story isn’t really talked detail by detail in the book, it adds spice and keep you reading.. it points why Jennie and Nate’s love is forbidden, but what captures me is the fullness of the characters and the flow of the story itself… it doesn’t delve deep into the paranormal thought, which makes this book real, and made you wish for this kind of love to exist.

    I especially love the ending, it’s a rather weird for a story to end, but I smiled and fell in love with them both. And Ms. Carling wonderfully showed us the reality of life that we should let go of some things which are not meant to stay and deal with the consequences of our decisions.

    This book, put me in a roller-coaster of emotion, one time I’m laughing with them, another I’m annoyed at fate, and there’s times I cried, and felt goosebumps all-over..

    Unbreakable Love, is a love-story anyone would dream of, it’s an amazing story of love that would stand even fate and heaven itself… I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed sweet romance with bits of an angel!..:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    After reading this book, I now wonder if I have had a guardian a

    After reading this book, I now wonder if I have had a guardian angel. Going through high school can be rough enough as it is, but Jennie is lucky enough to have been sent a guardian angel, though she does not know it. With some very rough pitches about to be thrown her way, Nate is there to help Jennie through them. With a romance blooming but Nate being unable to act on it and tragedies about to occur, this book will have you hanging on the edge of the bleachers. Between Nate's charm and Jennie's innocence, to Celeste's sarcasm and Marissa's true friendship, this book tells the unusual love story of Nate and Jenny, a couple who cannot be together but find a way to make it work. I definitely enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read Carling’s other novels! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Boring!

    After reading the reviews for this i was looking for a good story but this was notvery good and it was extremely dry with no creativety no pictures painted with words just a bla bla bla thing and i barely got through it if youre looking for a good read this isnt it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    After reading this particular novel, I soon felt dissapointed. I

    After reading this particular novel, I soon felt dissapointed. I felt like my IQ level dropped 10 points. The word choice is plain and more of the level of a child, not a young adult. The plot was predictable (ALWAYS "saving" Jennie's life) and unoriginal, (like a bad twilight knockoff) and very far fetched. Female president, really?
    But, like with all practice, her next book has the potential for improvement.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Not a bad read

    This was an okay book. I'm not huge into romance, but I liked the premise of a guardian angel. I'm sure many of my female junior high students are going to fall in love with this book.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

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    Judging by the cover, I automatically thought this was a YA contemporary novel. However, this book actually has a really good blend of contemporary and paranormal. It explores the idea of guardian angels without going too crazy into the paranormal world, which I thought was something kind of new and refreshing. I suppose it made it a little more realistic, as if this actually could happen to you. So if paranormal seems a little far-fetched for you but you'd like to see what all the hype is about...this would be a good starter novel!

    Nate is Jennie's guardian angel, sent to protect her in the most volatile season of her life. However, what the high hosts were thinking when they sent a hot angel dude down to protect a vulnerable teenage girl, I'll never know!!! See, the rule is as a guardian angel you can't touch your protectee and you most definitely CANNOT fall in love with them. Yet, Nate must somehow fit into Jennie's world...become her best friend...so that when the moment comes he can protect her from death. Unfortunately, the imminent attraction between Nate and Jennie puts everything at risk.

    And Nate...definitely my favorite character in the book!!! I really loved how he, though a guardian angel, had very human emotions. I felt like I really got to know Nate, even more than I knew Jennie. His desire to do his job, knowing the end result if he didn't, yet at the same time not being able to control his feelings and wanting out of the assignment showed how honorable a man (or angel) he was. I definitely would love to have someone like Nate as my guardian angel!

    This is a super-fast paced novel, which kind of bothered me at first, but it made for a quick, exciting read. It's one of those books that'll just take you a day (a weekend at the most) to devour. And plus, in a market where series and trilogies dominate, this is a stand alone novel. A definite plus when you're looking for that quick read in the midst of your crazy busy life!

    Last of all, if you're looking for a clean read, put this one in your TBR pile. This awesome romance is completely satisfying without all the super-touchy-bare skin-feely scenes that are becoming so prominent in YA lit these days!

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    A Must Read YA

    Unbreakable love was a classic story of how love conquers all! While angels have become a very popular topic to write about, Carling puts her on little twist on the story. Nate is put in Jennie’s life to protect her for a tragedy that is soon to come. While Angels have some pretty awesome perks Nate must follow many rules.
    1. He can’t touch Jennie skin to skin.
    2. He can’t reveal what he is.
    3. He can't Fall in Love.
    4. He can’t have pets.
    5. He can’t keep evidence of past jobs.
    …and the list goes on and on.
    But as the reader finds out, Nate isn’t great at playing by the rules.
    Jennie has recently been hurt by her ex and hasn’t had the best luck with men in general, so when she meets Nate she is suspicious of this handsome guy who claims to only want her friendship. Nate eventually proves himself by saving her life one night at a party and from that moment on, that are inseparable. As their friendship grows Jennie realizes she has stronger feelings for Nate than an average friend, but does Nate love her back?
    Nate has been an angel for decades and has never fallen for one of his assignments before…so why is Jennie different? Nate struggles with his feelings for Jennie and her family but is under strict supervision from Celeste, his snarky and intimidating boss. As the story progresses you begin to learn about the strict world the guardian angels live in and even some secrets about Celeste’s past even Nate wasn’t expecting.
    The characters were very developed and engaging. You will fall in love with Jennie’s kindness, laugh at Celeste’s dry humor and feel sorry for Nate as he struggles with the right thing to do. My favorite part about the book is the main characters don’t fall in love at first sight. While becoming friends right away Nate and Jennie take their relationship slow and the book takes place over many months. Sometimes I get tired of the clichés a love story involves, with the fast romance and happy endings. Unbreakable Love also breaks the other cliché by having a rather tragic, bitter sweet ending.
    Readers will love to cuddle up with this book and take in the romance. I really hope to read more from this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Awesome!!!!! Totally worth your money and then some!

    This book was very hard to put down! It has a great story line and every character keeps you guessing! Such a wonderful story of forbidden love. I cant wait for the next book written by Angela! Way to go........

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Sweet love story

    I really enjoyed this love story. It was sweet and honest and a little paranormal. It deals with high school but isn't too high schooly for adults. It foreshadows an event that you know is coming but is still heartbreaking when it comes. Angela has written a great story about true love and I look forward to future books from her.

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