Untouched [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fall in love with Beachwood Bay in Melody Grace’s USA Today and internationally bestselling series!

In UNTOUCHED, a summer love affair sets the stage for enduring passion. But when summer ends, will their bond be shattered?

Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Beachwood Bay’s resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating ...

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Untouched

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Overview

Fall in love with Beachwood Bay in Melody Grace’s USA Today and internationally bestselling series!

In UNTOUCHED, a summer love affair sets the stage for enduring passion. But when summer ends, will their bond be shattered?

Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Beachwood Bay’s resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she’s ever met—or for Emerson’s blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she’s never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there’ll be no turning back.

Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defenses, laying bare the demons he’s carried alone all his life. He’s left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating—and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he’s closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.

One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning…

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

THE BEACHWOOD BAY SERIES:

BOOK 1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet’s story begins)
BOOK 2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet’s story continues)
BOOK 3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter’s story begins)
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) -- JULY 2014
BOOK 9: UNSTOPPABLE (Ryland & Tegan)
BOOK 10: UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS (holiday story) -- DECEMBER 2014
BOOK 11: UNWRITTEN -- JAN 2014
BOOK 12: UNFORGETTABLE -- MARCH 2014

Author's Note: While UNTOUCHED can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other Beachwood Bay books as well.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

http://www.romanceaddiction.wordpress.com/ - Liz King
"Fabulous!... Melody Grace sure knows how to write some steamy scenes! The sexual tension and burning desire that is felt with Emerson and Juliet is scorching."
http://bookfixation.blogspot.com/ - Allison Rivera
"This book was short but it definitely had a whole bunch of sexy! The passion and connection between Juliet and Emerson is difficult to ignore. Melody Grace really knows how to write some great romance!"
http://laurenblakelybooks.blogspot.com/ - Lauren Blakely
"Achingly romantic and intensely sexy, UNTOUCHED is as consuming as the mad, reckless love between Juliet and Emerson." -- Lauren Blakely, NYT & USA Today bestselling author.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17667474-untouched - Ava Smith
"Melody Grace can write one hot love scene. I can almost feel the crackling of energy between them jump of the page... Untouched is a great short read. Can be read before or after Unbroken it doesn't really matter as long as you read it period!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045263061
  • Publisher: Melody Grace
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Series: Beachwood Bay , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,100
  • File size: 541 KB

Meet the Author

Melody Grace is a small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover. After spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    I don't even know where to begin. It's been such a stressful wee

    I don't even know where to begin. It's been such a stressful week with the end of the school year and last night I decided I needed to sit down and read for just a little while. Naturally, Melody's novella was the perfect choice! I was worried at first because I hadn't read Unbroken, but then I saw this could be read as a stand-alone. I'm glad I read it first to be honest, because now I'm familiar and invested in the characters. And as always I love dual POV's. I think it brings so much more to the story to have two completely different point of views, especially from our leading male and female.

    From the very first paragraph, I fell in love with Melody's writing. She has a beautiful way with words and I was completed enraptured. Her writing is mature and not once did I think to myself, "Wow, that was cheesy."

    "Because that's the thing I didn't understand about fate: there's always a moment when you do have a choice. Standing there in the shallows, watching the wave roll in; feeling its power, knowing it might pull you under, but believing the water will carry your weight all the same."

    We are introduced to Juliet first who, as we learn from the very first chapter, is wanting to start anew. She wants to be free of her past and is looking forward to a new beginning. She tells us how fate steps in- in the form of Emerson Ray and she wonders if she will be brave enough to accept that maybe this new twist of fate might be the one she needs. Or if it will be an epic disaster.

    Oh, Emerson. What to say about him? At first glance, we don't get a very good impression of him. He wakes up next to a one-night stand, whose name he can't remember and a pounding hangover. However, he endears himself to me, as even though he's about to leave this girl with nothing- he feels guilty that he's used her. He is filled with self-loathing and doesn't see himself as having any worth or anything to offer a girl. You learn pretty early on that his family situation is less than ideal and is having to watch out for his younger siblings.

    When these two meet- WHEW! Talk about some sexual tension! Despite the circumstances they meet under, both can't help but be attracted to the other. Juliet has such an innocence about her, yet she also has some family issues that have made her hard, so she is understanding once she finds out more about Emerson's home life.

    As innocent as Juliet may be, she is certainly not shy. She is quite gutsy if you ask me. She doesn't hesitate in helping Emerson, even when he refuses it. Emerson might not realize it, but he craves stability. He is afraid to get in too deep with Juliet, knowing she is a 'summer girl', who will leave once the summer ends. With his tumultuous family life and always wondering when his mom is going to come home, I don't think he wants to be disappointed by another person in his life that he cares about.

    However, I won't even lie, the last line of the novella broke my heart. I've read the synopsis for Unbroken so I knew what was to come, but still.

    Overall, I loved this novella. I thought it was such a great, beautiful read about two people who, though they have a lot of baggage, still fall in love despite everything else the world throws at them.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    M

    Plot spoilers ruin yet another book by revealing too much information. Please, just state if you like the book or not. There is no reason to rewrite the entire book in your words. We can read and surprisingly would rather read it for ourselves and be surprised by what we read, than know what happens because plot spoilers like you have already told us.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

    Earlier this year, I read and adored Unbroken by Melody Grace. U

    Earlier this year, I read and adored Unbroken by Melody Grace. Unbroken was dramatic and passionate and sexy, and I was thrilled to be able to see Juliet and Emerson's story from the beginning in Untouched. To truly see how that tragic love story began, and to see that their fiery reunion in Unbroken was inevitable to the passion they share.

    Untouched was a very bittersweet story. If you've read Unbroken,[ you know that these two do not have a happy ending...yet. So knowing this, I was so sad because I knew these two were in for a huge heartbreak. But then again, (hide spoiler)] I was also happy, because I got to experience their falling in love. To see exactly how Juliet saw through Emerson's rough exterior to the young man in torment. To see how Emerson saw through Juliet's seemingly perfect exterior, to a girl who is a kindred spirit.

    Untouched was a beautiful prequel to Unbroken. I love that it can be read before or as a stand-alone, but I think that it is perfect to read after Unbroken, and to be able to see the events that shatter Juliet and Emerson begin to fall into place. Really, really good story!

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Where are the words?

    Was just getting into the story, turned the page and there were no words! What happened? Would love to read the rest of it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    I was looking for a book to read that didn't consist of vampires

    I was looking for a book to read that didn't consist of vampires and werewolves and I came across this book. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This is really a great read. It's a story about unexpected love and the trails and pain you go through during that type of love. I read this book in one day and  had to buy Unbroken which is the next part because I had to know what came of Emerson and Jules. I recommend this book for all the young, hopeless romantics. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Anonymous

    Happy to read about earlier on in the relationship.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    short and sweet!

    I absolutely loved UNBROKEN when I read it not long ago. So when Grace asked me if I would be interested in reading/reviewing UNTOUCHED I, of course, jumped at the chance. The story is how Emerson and Juliet came to meet. We get to see how it all came to be for them and how they fell in love. It really is a sweet story and such a great short read.
    The author states that this is a prequel to UNBROKEN. I for one am glad I read UNBROKEN first and then this one next. I loved knowing a little bit about them before I found out how they fell in love. So to me, I would suggest you read UNBROKEN first and then read UNTOUCHED. I think you will like it better that way. Another thing…yes the author also states that this can be read as a standalone. But trust me on this, you will most definitely want to read UNBROKEN. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Yeah this story was good…but UNBROKEN was so much better…and hotter!
    Pick up this quick read today if you are looking for a little more of Emerson and Juliet. You will be happy with the glimpse the author gives us on how it all started for them and how they fell so deep that summer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    A great read!

    I truly felt like I was thrown back in time to my teenage years. First loves, being rebellious, whispering sweet nothings after passion filled nights, and promises of everlasting love. Melody Grace is an amazing author so give her the chance to amaze you too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Could not get into

    I read unbroken months ago and enjoyed the story. I couldn't get into this book, I felt like it was back tracking and should definitely be read before unbroken. I read 10 pages and then closed it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    Melody Grace is a helluva writer. In Untouched we meet Juliet an

    Melody Grace is a helluva writer. In Untouched we meet Juliet and Emerson for the first time and it's so wonderful to see these characters we already know from Unbroken, but for the first time, four years earlier. Juliet is innocent but also adventurous and when she meets Emerson - well, sparks fly! As for Emerson, he's taken with her immediately, and because the book is written in dual POVs, we understand him from the get-go, how he's damaged, but also what he so desperately needs - someone like Juliet, who gets him. Someone he can share himself with and be honest with. She sees inside him because she's faced the same challenges in life. These two are truly a perfect match, emotionally and sexually. Oh, have I mentioned the kissing and the sexy scene? Red hot and so intense!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Not happy!!

    I was getting into the book and I turned the page and no words(Nothing).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Just what I needed

    Just what I needed to kick off my summer reading. If you love romance, you will love this story. Sweet, passionate, emotional and hot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

     Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live through a

     Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live through a teenage relationship? Melody Grace is an amazing author who uses a lot of detail to portray both of her main characters. Untouched is a romantic fiction book, but I personally believe some of the situations could’ve happened to Grace. I don't even know where to begin with my feelings towards this book, because I have both positive and negative feedback. This book made me think about relationships and how they are seen from a teenager's point of a view, along with a parental view. It also made me pay attention to what relationships could be like at such a young age, with both good and bad consequences. Although, I wasn’t too fond over the way the book went back and forth between character to character. It made everything a bit sloppy and confusing, and sometimes it made me forget who was talking. 




    At the beginning of the story, Juliet is introduced as a girl coming to the Beachwood Bay area for the summer before college. She wants to experience things for herself, without the help and guidance of her parents. She also wants to make the summer memorable, looking for a new beginning. Emerson is introduced shortly after, being a one-night stand, bad boy type of character who doesn’t think too much about others; only for his little sister and the little respect he has left for his addict mother.  The pair meet during an unexpected situation and their love affair continued to blossom after the meeting, falling more and more in love with each other by the days on. There are little twists and turns throughout the novel, which happen at surprising times, but I would be spoiling the excitement if I told you. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Rebecks

    Dont get this book! In the middle of chapter 4 the rest of the story is whited out. Then there is a 2 nd book to follow? Seriously!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Great, fast novella

    If you like a little drama, then this book is for you. First love, first everything for the heroine. Both come from broken, battered families and have baggage and drama. Can they make it work? I'll be finding out quickly in Unbroken!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    awesome book

    awesome book but only 88 pages with a cliffhanger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Loved this story line

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book!  I got this book for free fully awar

    I really enjoyed this book!  I got this book for free fully aware that it was a Novella and would need to purchase the second book to find out what happens to our couple.

    It is the first book in the Beachwood Bay Series by Melody Grace.  It is the first book I have read by this author and will not be the last!  Even though this a short story it reads like a longer book.  It sets up the characters for the next book nicely.  I am anxious to begin the nex t in the series.

    I highly recommend you start the series here and read them all!  Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Awesome read

    Can't wait to read book two

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    This is the prequel to Unbroken. It's the story of how Emerson a

    This is the prequel to Unbroken. It's the story of how Emerson and Juliet first met and how they first fell in love then lost that love.
    Emerson Ray is a townie, the local bad boy with an equally bad reputation.  He is a love them and leave them kind of guy. He uses one nighters with girls to forget his crappy home life. His home life is so hard on him that it has left him completely broken and damaged.  
    Juliet MacKenzie is a summer girl that blows into town for one last family vacation before she goes off to college.  Juliet is also broken and damaged by her family but she is determined and strong. 
    Emerson and Juliet are extremely drawn to each other and they have an understanding of each other and their families.  This novella is their story of a summer that they turned to each other, where their homes lives faded away for a period of time and where an innocent girl and a troubled boy find love.
    I give this book a Nerd Alert B or 4 stars.  I'm not a big fan of novellas because they are usually just to quick and lacking. But it does make me curious to see what's going to happen to Emerson and Juliet. 

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