Unrequited

Unrequited

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by Melody Grace
     
 

Alicia isn’t the kind of girl to kiss a total stranger up against the wall -- no matter how devastatingly sexy he is. But reeling from a broken heart, she runs straight into the arms of Dex Callahan: rock star, bad boy, and the most seductive man she’s ever known.

Dex is looking for distraction, at any price. The innocent redhead is just what he

Overview

Alicia isn’t the kind of girl to kiss a total stranger up against the wall -- no matter how devastatingly sexy he is. But reeling from a broken heart, she runs straight into the arms of Dex Callahan: rock star, bad boy, and the most seductive man she’s ever known.

Dex is looking for distraction, at any price. The innocent redhead is just what he needs to keep his demons at bay -- but one taste of her sweetness isn’t enough. He needs to possess her, body and soul.

Two searching hearts. One night to discover the passion of a lifetime. Dex is determined to show Alicia the pleasure she’s been denied, but can she let go of her heartache and take a risk on the unknown? Find out in the sizzling new novella from USA Today bestselling author, Melody Grace!

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

Author’s note: UNREQUITED is the beginning of a new chapter in the Beachwood Bay series. It can be read as a stand-alone story, but you'll enjoy reading the other books, too.

THE BEACHWOOD BAY SERIES:

BOOK 1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet’s story begins - novella)
BOOK 2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet’s story continues)
BOOK 3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter’s story begins - novella)
BOOK 4: UNAFRAID (Brit & Hunter’s story continues)
BOOK 5: UNWRAPPED (Lacey & Daniel’s holiday novella)
BOOK 6: UNCONDITIONAL (Garret & Carina)

BEACHWOOD BAY: THE CALLAHANS

BOOK 7: UNREQUITED (Dex & Alicia begin – novella)
BOOK 8: UNINHIBITED (Dex & Alicia)
BOOK 9: UNSTOPPABLE (Ryland & Tegan)
BOOK 10: UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS (holiday story) -- DECEMBER 2014
BOOK 11: UNWRITTEN -- JAN 2014
BOOK 12: UNFORGETTABLE -- MARCH 2014

PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:

"Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog

"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

"A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews

"Sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy." - NYT Bestselling Emily Snow, author of the Devoured series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045857994
Publisher:
Melody Grace
Publication date:
05/21/2014
Series:
A Beachwood Bay Love Story , #7
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
11,144
File size:
220 KB

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Unrequited 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
clpetit56 More than 1 year ago
Unrequited is the first book by Melody Grace that I read. I did not know there was a whole series but you can bet that the rest of the books in the Beachwood Bay series is on my TBR list. Melody Grace has a way of grabbing hold of her readers and take them on a roller coaster ride of emotions. She was the ability to let her readers experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Unrequited has everything a reader wants in a book... regret, guilt, lies, forgiveness, extreme attraction, want, need, steamy sex, love, and then it all wraps up with a great HEA. Can't wait to read the rest of the Beachwood Bay Series.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
One night, full of conflicting emotions, two individuals meet by chance ... This encounter will change their lives forever, but getting to forever will not be easy. I will admit, I had never read anything by Melody Grace before this novel. It sounded like a great short read and I took the plunge. Now, I feel like I discovered the sun, moon and stars! What a ride! Love her writing style because is so down to Earth. Love her characters, because she describes them as people I might know and recognize in real life. Love her plot line because it is full of humanity and the frailty of feelings. The story of Dex and Alicia continues in the full novel Uninhibited scheduled for release next week.
CJ37 More than 1 year ago
SO HOT!!! Loved it! Storyline is well written, entertaining and so dang hot. Could not put it down. Loved the chemistry and interaction between Alicia and Dex, intense and steamy. Can't wait until the next ones comes out. Would definitely recommend.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Unrequited is a short hot, steamy novella introducing Melody Grace's new series The Callahans. It gives you a quick glimpse of the night Dex and Alicia meet and the undeniable chemistry that is shared between them. I could not read this story fast enough and although it left me grasping and panting for the rest of their story. I feel content and happy that I will get to reconnect and read more of their passionate budding romance. Dex is the alpha rock star returning to the spotlight after being missed by his adoring fans for over a year. He is deeply bothered by his past and has secluded himself from the business. What happened in his past that is now haunting this talented beautiful man and keeping him from his future? The only place Dex finds freedom is in his music. It has always been the one thing that grounds him and keeps him sane. Alicia is a successful business woman in love with someone that does not reciprocate her feelings. A man that has never seen the woman right in front of him that loves him silently. Wait for the day that he sees her has cost her especially now. Alicia knows that he will never be hers and she needs to let go. She buries herself in her work and chooses to pine over the one that is lost to her. This all changes when Alicia and Dex meet in the back alley of a club where he is about to perform and she is attending a party with a group friends. They are drawn to each other and both drown in a kiss that demands more. He is bewitched by her innocence and she is seduced by his dark presence and sexuality. Sparks fly between them and Alicia finds herself throwing all her rules and caution to the wind. She decides to take a chance and walk on the wild side with Dex for the night. Dex feels the connection between them and knows that he cannot let her walk away from him, she grounds him like his music. The journey is just beginning for the couple and they both will have to make tough decisions. Will Alicia overcome her feelings for the stranger that holds her heart? Is Dex the one who can help her heal her heart? Can Alicia help Dex keep the darkness that pulls at him constantly from consuming him? Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ Stars Hero: Dex Callahan 4 stars Heroine: Alicia 4 stars Plot: 4 stars Steam Level 4.5 stars Cliffhanger: Yes Would I recommend this book: Yes! I feel that Ms. Grace rocked the world of hot romance with this steamy novella. She covered all the things that readers enjoy reading in a love story and still left them wanting more. Would I recommend this author: Yes! This is an author that not only knows how to write but also how to bring a story to life. Can’t wait to read the next the complete novel! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story but this book is only 39 pages long. I was very disapointed and dont like being teased to buy another book to finish a story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story, it was different.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Alicia was in love but she knows he'll never return her feelings and she's crushed. That's when she meets Dex and her behavior shocks even herself. He's so taken by her that he asks for one week to make her forget her unrequited love. Will she accept his offer? Sizzling chemistry, ultra sexy rock star and he's willing to take you to heights you've only dreamed about. I need to read the next book in this series NOW!!! Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
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A quick but enjoyable read
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Not even 40 pages
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
A little over a year ago, I read Unbroken,  the first book in Melody Grace's Beachwood Bay series, and enjoyed it, but somehow neglected to read the rest of the books. I clearly need to fix my mistake and will do so as time allows. When I saw she was doing a spinoff series titled The Callahans, I knew I had to pick it up immediately. After reading Unrequited, I am so, SO glad I did. I love Melody's books and this one is certainly no exception.  "I'm not the kind of girl who makes out with a stranger in the back of a dark alley. Especially not a devastatingly sexy, dark-eyed stranger who I've barely known for five minutes flat."  Now I'll admit to being a little lost as to who Alicia is pining away for since I didn't read the rest of the Beachwood Bay series, but it didn't even matter. (I say that, but I fully intend to go back and read it so I have the whole story.) What mattered was the way she met Dex on a fluke in an alley and the incredible chemistry the two shared almost immediately. Holy heat. This book starts off with some seriously sexy kissing.  "The stranger grips my waist with strong hands, crushing me against his body. His tongue probes deeper, and I can't help but part my lips to let him in, dizzy from the taste of him, and the sudden rush of heat like wildfire in my veins." "This, f***, this right here. This is what drives men to madness; fells empires and starts epic wars." What happens when you mash up a regular career girl running from an unrequited crush and a former rock star running from his past? Extreme heat. Serious chemistry. Loads of sexual tension. And some other, potentially deeper feelings underneath it all.  "One week. No rules, no limits, just us. I can save you from this unrequited love of yours. And you... You can save me from myself." THIS is how you start off a new series. It's a short novella and a super quick read, but holy hell, it's a great one. I'm already hopelessly hooked on Dex and Alicia and can't wait to get more of their story in the first full-length book in this series. In fact, I'm not entirely sure I can wait two weeks for Uninhibited to be released.  I received a copy of this book from the author, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Melody Grace!!! This story involves sweet Alicia and tattoo bad boy Dex. Be prepared though.....cliffhanger!! Can't wait for the next one by Melody Grace!!
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
If I don't get my hands on Uninhibited soon (Alicia and Dex's full length novel), I may internally combust. No, really. Because this novella was HAWT. I think Dex may be Melody's baddest, sexiest boy yet! Whew! And good Lord, the man can dirty talk! It was so much fun to watch uptight, good girl Alicia let herself go when she was with him. Both of them have some deeply rooted issues to work through, but their one night of passion and freedom makes them both forget, if only for a little while. Alicia is pining over a man she cannot have and is suffering from unrequited love. After fleeing a restaurant opening and her friends, she finds herself outside seeking solitude only to come across Dex Callahan, rock god extraordinaire. She doesn't know who he is and she is completely caught off guard by him. (Dex Callahan can push me up against an alley wall and kiss the pants off me ANYDAY.) Dex has some demons to face himself, though we don't get much insight into what they are. We do know that he was once a popular rock star but he had left his band and still has his manager and others begging for him to come back. Dex loves the feeling of being on stage and completely losing himself in performing, but something happened to make him stay far away and I am intrigued as to what it is. I loved his character. He isn't afraid to say what he feels and he wants Alicia to open up to him and let herself experience what it's like to just let go. She is so wrapped up in the man that she can't have. I was wary of Alicia especially after meeting her in Hunter and Brit's story. I felt really bad for her because she's just so lonely. She sees all her friends together and happy and she's the one that doesn't have that. Being with Dex makes her forget for just a little while and she is embarrassed at how willingly she succumbs to him. I love that Melody is bringing us a new set of characters and a new series. Dex has two brothers and a sister, so after we get his story, we'll be finding out theirs! Overall, Unrequited was a steamy short prequel novella for Alicia and Dex and I cannot wait to see how their story plays out, especially after Dex's proposition at the end!
Momma-P-loves-her-books More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC copy for an honest review and Melody does it once again in Unrequited. Dex Callahan....oh where do I start! He's sexy, dark, mysterious, bad boy, rocker God! Alicia and Dex meet in the back alley of Jaybird and it's one hot and sexy moment. It may just be one of the hottest scenes in the Beachwood Bay series! Alicia is running from the feelings she has for the man she loves, but who will never love her. Dex, oh boy, I'm still trying to figure out what Dex is running from. They both have demons that are keeping them from being happy. Dex suggest to Alicia that the night that they have together that they just forget whatever brought them together in the alley and for it just to be her and him. Alicia gives into Dex, I mean, come on, who wouldn't? He makes her several promises as the night goes on.... "When I take you, you'll be wet, and naked, and begging for me." "And I promise you, sweetheart. When the day comes, I won't hold back. I won't be sweet, or gentle, or chivalrous." Dex just oozes sexy. Being a rock god, he knows how to use his fingers and his mouth to work a crowd, but he also knows how to use them to tempt Alicia...and maybe the whole female population. This is a novella so it is a short story, but in the short amount of time, we get a glimpse into how hot, sexy, and steamy Dex and Alicia will be in the next book...which I can't wait for! It can be read by itself, but I would recommend that if you haven't had the privilege of meeting Emerson Ray, Hunter Covington, Daniel Sullivan, or Garret Sawyer, then you need to take a trip to Beachwood Bay and stay awhile!  Dex gives Alicia a choice at the end..."One week. No rules, no limits, just us. I can save you from this unrequited love of yours. And you... You can save me from myself." Will Alicia decided to take him up on it....we will have to wait and see...I for one would jump on that in a heart beat to spend a week away from everything with the sexy Dex Callahan! 
MelissaNRdr More than 1 year ago
"I can save you from this unrequited love of yours. And you... You can save me from myself." -Dex It's no secret, I fangirl over Melody Grace's Beachwood Bay series! Her writing is crisp and lyrical, her beach setting is beautiful, and her characters both tug at my heartstrings and make me swoon! Basically, as a fan of New Adult, this is one of the better series out there. Now, if you haven't read this series, there will be spoilers from the previous books from here on out. So if you read Unconditional, you'll have read that last scene between Alicia and Dex, and that is right where this novella starts off. To give you a bit of a backstory, Dex is a former rockstar who's become a recluse. He bailed on Carina and Garrett's open mic night at Garrett's bar, but to make up for it, he agrees to perform at the opening of Jaybird. Alicia, on the other hand, is Hunter's friend from Unafraid, who heads publicity for a company called Jacob Main. They both meet accidentally in an alley behind Jaybird, and sparks fly...literally. It was one of the hottest scenes from the series, and this novella only continued on that. Basically, both have demons or problems they're running from; for Dex it's his past, for Alicia it's an unrequited love. Still, they take a chance on one another and agree on one night. Much reminiscent of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's characters in Crazy Stupid Love, they get sidetracked and get to know each other a lot better [though there is some yummy sexy times ;) ]. I really loved Dex and Alicia in this! They're both polar opposite (think sweet meets wild) but the chemistry is there, and it just works! Dex is also deliciously alpha and sure of himself, which was swoon! Even so, their problems are very much still present, and while they don't know how to deal, Dex proposes a plan..one week in Beachwood, just the two of them to forget. Want to know what happens? So do I, so totally add Uninhibited to your TBR, because this novella is just an opening to that.  Even though this is a novella, the plot moves fluidly and it sets up Dex and Alicia's story in a way that you're panting to know what happens next. There's not a cliffhanger but rather an open ending which is much appreciated. Though this forms part of the Beachwood Bay Series, it's the start of new arc for the series, because it's now the Callahans' turn at love. I'm interested to meet Dex siblings, and come on, any excuse to extend this delicious series does right by my book. So yeah, this sexy novella is definitely a great addition to the series. Check it out!
BCarter111 More than 1 year ago
Melody Grace, you little tease! You introduce us to the incredibly sexy rocker Dex Callahan in Unrequited and then make us wait till July for more of him. I need more of him now! Unrequited is part of the Beachwood Bay series, but it's the start of a new direction for the series called The Callahan's. Starting out with, as I said before, the ever sexy, bad boy rocker, Dex Callahan. As a favor Dex agrees to perform a small set after giving up music and fame. At the event he meets Alicia, the good girl who's looks to have it all together. But Alicia has spent years alone, pining away for a man that she's sure doesn't feel the same. One intense encounter in the back ally ignites passion in two strangers that they can't ignore. Unrequited is a quick, steamy read. It gives a hot introduction to the characters Dex and Alicia. You'll definitely need to pick up Uninhibited once it's out. I know I will because I can't wait to see what is going to happen between these two. Unrequited is another hit from a list of hits for me by Melody Grace.
kryptic0206me More than 1 year ago
Huge fan of this series , so when I heard we were going to be meeting the Callahan"s starting with a tattooed rockstar named Dex I was all in!  As usual Melody did not disappoint. Dex Callahan......YES please!!!  I wouldn't mind spending time in a dark alley with him AT ALL!  This is a novella.....so yes, it is short....but jammed packed full of hotness and it will leave you wanting more. Alicia is pining away for another but seems to lose herself in the moment with Dex.  We get a hint that Dex is running from something in his past and I am sure it will all be revealed in Uninhibited coming in July. 
DarceySmith More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review: Well, Hellllooooo Dex Callahan! Hot - tattooed - Rock God. Do you really need anymore details to read this novella? How about excellent at using his mouth for something other than singing? How about Drama? Dex is definitely hiding something, running from his past. Enter Alicia. Alicia is in love with another man who you met in another Melody Grace Beachwood Bay series book. In this novella, you get a small taste of the chemistry they experience - chemistry that only Melody Grace knows how to write. In the end, a huge question (Yes, a cliffhanger) leaves you wondering which way Alicia will go. Will she choose her past - or new future? We will find out in Uninhibited. And I for one CAN NOT WAIT! You can start this series with this book and read it as a standalone - but I would recommend starting at the very beginning with Untouched. All of the characters in each book are linked and to truly understand the story, you have to start at the beginning. Believe me, you won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit! Cant wait for the series to continue