Unstoppable [NOOK Book]

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"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!" -- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Some things you don't dare let go . . .

Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a ...
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Unstoppable

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Overview

"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!" -- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Some things you don't dare let go . . .

Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there's something holding him back . . .

Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that's all he's looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he'll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all.

(95,000 words)
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!"
New York Times bestselling author on Undone Lori Wilde
"A fine debut novel, Richard's populates her appealing small town with quirky secondary characters, a feisty heroine and a hero to sigh for."
Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
The seaside town of Mirabelle, Fla., is the perfect setting for sweet and sensuous romance as a retired airman meets his match with a stunning schoolteacher. High school teacher Melanie O’Bryan is getting ready for the new school year with the help of her friend Bennett Hart, who’s home after surviving a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. As they work on a joint project, Mel senses that Bennett wants more from her than friendship, but his reluctance to act on his attraction just frustrates her. Even after they fall into bed, Bennett is unwilling to fully commit. When tragedy strikes, only time will tell whether their relationship is strong enough to withstand old wounds. Richard’s expert storytelling draws in the reader with affable and complex characters and just the right amount of romantic angst. (July)
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"4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! Just start reading and you won't want to put it down. The characters are so real...This is a definitely must read."—Night Owl Reviews on Undeniable

HOT! Richard's tempting second addition to her Country Roads series puts a clever spin on the small-town romance trope with great effect. The chemistry between her main characters is indisputable...a heartwarming story with clever twists that will please Richard's fans and win her new devotees."—RT Book Reviews on Undeniable

"Richard's page-turner marks her as a contemporary-romance author to watch."—Publisher's Weekly on Undone

"4 1/2 stars! These characters are rich and deep, and so expertly written that they feel like friends, and the best news of all is that this small-town series is set to continue!"—RT Book Reviews on Undone

"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!"—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"A fine debut novel, Richard's populates her appealing small town with quirky secondary characters, a feisty heroine and a hero to sigh for."—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on Undone

Jill Shalvis
"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!"
Lori Wilde
"A fine debut novel, Richard's populates her appealing small town with quirky secondary characters, a feisty heroine and a hero to sigh for."
RT Book Reviews on Undeniable
HOT! Richard's tempting second addition to her Country Roads series puts a clever spin on the small-town romance trope with great effect. The chemistry between her main characters is indisputable...a heartwarming story with clever twists that will please Richard's fans and win her new devotees."
RT Book Reviews on Undone
"4 1/2 stars! These characters are rich and deep, and so expertly written that they feel like friends, and the best news of all is that this small-town series is set to continue!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455544738
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: A Country Roads Novel
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 8,806
  • File size: 528 KB

Meet the Author

Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Amazing book

    Great love story that made me laugh and cry along with the characters. There were several typos throughout the book though.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

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    My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿ Since returning injured from acti

    My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿








    Since returning injured from active duty two years ago, Air Force veteran Bennett Hart has slowly readjusted to life in Mirabelle, working construction and renovations. He has even started building some furniture and is scheduled to help out at the local high school with a project, something he is looking forward to. He loves working with his hands and he also enjoys hanging out with Mel, the math teacher who spearheaded this project and happens to be a friend. 




    She's had a bit of a crush on Bennett ever since he helped nurse her back to health, but Melanie O'Bryan isn't quite sure if she is willing to stick her neck out and risk their friendship. Especially since they will be working closely together in her classroom in the near future. If anything happens it will have to be initiated by him, because the signals he is putting out are all over the map.  Mel doesn't have a whole hell of a lot of experience with men, but she knows that when there is one as skittish as Bennett, one wrong move will have him running.




    Urged on by his friends and unable to suppress his craving for her, Bennett finally makes his move and Mel is cautiously over the moon. It took him long enough and she wants to carefully test the waters. Who is she kidding, her heart was invested long before her mind ever caught up, and Mel knows it. as long as she keeps it to herself because she is quite sure Bennett isn't ready to hear any declarations of love just yet. 




    For now Bennett is enjoying being with an amazing woman who is doing all kinds of wonderful things for him. In and out of the bedroom. But he prefers not to think too much or too far ahead, he does better when he stays in the here and now. Not something that goes unnoticed by Mel, his holding a big chunk of himself separate. A part of him that he won't let her see. The part that eventually might grow too big and split them apart......




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    What a wonderful, sensitive, yet quick-witted novel. A story that shows the ease with which we tend to throw up our own barriers when it comes to finding happiness.....it never is something to be found elsewhere or in others. Happiness is always something you have to allow yourself to feel, to be. 




    The town of Mirabelle and its inhabitants are slowly becoming a familiar backdrop for these stories and we get better a quainted with the group of friends that meander through the series. In the second book we managed to get brief glimpses of Mel and even Bennett, both of whom are taking centre stage now. Although all the stories are loosely connected, they can also be read as standalone novels.




    As a veteran of war, it is not surprising that Bennett suffers from some form of what might be considered PTSD. Enduring nightmares and panic attacks would be considered part and parcel of the symptomology, as are mood swings, which is something else affecting Bennett. Mel instinctive sense not to push him to hard is probably wise, however frustrating it must be for her. She is not aware of the full effect his experiences in the military have left him with, but realizes it is not something he should be keeping bottled up. However, she is not willing to make herself subject to his push and pull attitude  and has the backbone to stand up for herself, demanding full committment in a relationship. 




    Shannon Richard writes the third novel in her Country Road Series with again more depth and confidence. I have read, reviewed and enjoyed the previous two books UNDONE and UNDENIABLE and although all were good, this one is at the top of my list. The story and the insightful, yet resilient and upbeat manner in which it is written is an absolute treat!




    If this growing trend continues for Ms. Richard, there will be a point where I run out of stars




    ¿A warm, insightful and spunky romance!!¿




    **ARC provided by NetGalley and Forever Yours in return for an honest review.**

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Frustrating

    ## FRUSTRATING. That's how I would describe this book. The author describes everything in great detail. And I mean everything (except for the sex, those were more like wham bam thank you ma'am). Go figure. Way too much description. This book could've easily been 100 pages shorter. But that wasn't the only problem. The hero was awful. He was so hot and cold. He would treat the heroine like a queen one minute and in the next, BAM, he's a complete ass. Everytime he treated her badly she just took it. It drove me crazy. But I hung in there and kept waiting for the big payoff which incidentally never happened. During the last fight he said some very hurtful and unforgettable things and once again she just takes him back with no questions asked. Sorry but she deserved some groveling and much more that a two minute speech on the last page. Won't be reading again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Loved it

    This book was so cute. I didn't realize that it was in a series until I started reading it but I was easily able to keep up with the plot and the other characters. I think everyone should read this book series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Ok

    Ok read

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  • Posted January 30, 2014

    I loved Shannon Richard¿s Undeniable, the story of Grace and Jax

    I loved Shannon Richard’s Undeniable, the story of Grace and Jax, and I impatiently waited for the next story. Well-paced and poignant, Unstoppable brings to life a heart-warming friends-to-lovers story that will have readers smiling and sighing and cheering for everything to work out in the end … and impatiently waiting for more. With the “Country Roads” series, Richard has given readers a fantastic group of friends and I can’t wait to see each of them get their happy ending.

    Full review available at Romantic Reads ands Such on wordpress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Good

    I really liked the first book in this series, and thought the second book was disappointing. This one was better than the second, not as good as the first. The main characters were likable, bland storyline, mild chemistry. Liked it but didnt love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Cute story but

    I don't know if it was just me but I noticed grammatical errors throughout the book. But the story line was cute and not too graphic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Love it!

    Amazing story!,,

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