Unbeautifully Loved

Unbeautifully Loved

by Emma Grayson

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In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life. Regardless of the shit going on in your life, this fact still remains. It. Goes. On.

Lexie Todd knew these 3 simple words. They were her mantra. So, after dealing with years of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend and the father of her son, she knows what needs to be done. With help from her best friend Mollie, they go on the run.

After months of being on the run they finally find the perfect town to settle in. Unable to trust and always having her guard up, the last thing Lexie wants is to get involved with Lukas Gunn.

Persistent, annoying, bossy, overprotective and extremely hot, Detective Lukas Gunn.

After an incident leaves her vulnerable, Lukas knows there’s something haunting her. He’s determined to find out, wanting to protect her and make her his. But Lexie is determined also. Not wanting to give up her past, she pushes him away. Repeatedly.

But when history repeats itself, will Lexie finally be able to trust those around her to keep her safe? Will Lukas be able to save her? Or will Lexie succumb to only knowing what it’s like to be Unbeautifully Loved?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044496415
Publisher: Emma Grayson
Publication date: 04/24/2013
Series: Breathe Again , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 88,728
File size: 338 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emma Grayson is a Canadian author who resides outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her family and seven year old son. She is Amazon’s Bestselling author of Unbeautifully Loved, the first book of the Breathe Again series, as well as it’s follow up, Unbearable Guilt. She is also the author of Take it All and Promise it All, a series inspired by real events of her life. Emma is currently working on a new novel, Erase my Scars, the first of a new trilogy. When Emma’s not writing she enjoys time with her son, coming up with new book plots, going to the movies, reading, enjoying time with family and friends, and watching rerun episodes of Criminal Minds and Sons of Anarchy. She loves to watch the food network, music of all kinds, coffee, all things purple, Oilers hockey, and doesn’t leave the house without her cell phone, Kobo, flip flops and a pack of gum.

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Unbeautifully Loved 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lexie is dumb and NOT exactly mother-of-the-year. I do not mean the abuse she endured. I mean allowing people into her child's life without forethought. Lukas is certainly swoon-worthy, a little too pushy but definitely hero material. Just a little bit TOO influenced by Lexie's "hotness" but he's a guy, enough said. She comes across as sweet but dim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The read has one hot alpha male. If you enjoy books by kristen ashley you will love this read. A must read for any romance lover with a little added action.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the sad what she went through with Dex and erik
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible, don't waste your time. It in no way even comes close to Ashly Stuart's book. I have to agree that it's a really badly done rip off. What a stupid chick!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No chemistry with the characters
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspense filled, want to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I reccomend tok all because it has everything family,romance,funny,sweet,crime
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did they ever find out who Lexi's attacker was? I feel like that wasn't answered, or did I miss it? I thought Lexi was annoyingly stupid. For one who's been abused and supposedly scared of her ex and how that made her not to trust so easily, she sure has a way of showing it... or NOT. She easily befriends a guy who she just met, complete with kisses and stuff like that. When it came to the part where she was missing her stuff, even I knew who the culprit is. Lukas was a cop, you'd think he'll figure it out that the number one suspect is the one who easily came in and out of Lexi's house. I was really so annoyed with Lexi when she insisted on doing her errands, even after being advised not to go out. Like what I said, for someone who claimed to be scared and had a bad feeling, she sure didn't act like one. What was so important about getting her errands done that she couldn't wait until someone was with her. Ugh! I was so annoyed to the point of thinking that she deserved what she got herself into. She wouldn't have been in that situation if she used her brains. The story's okay, I guess. Annoying heroine; and I'm still wondering who her attacker was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i fell in love with lukas. Lexie was ok a little annoying at times glad they both got a happy ending can't wait for kane's story hope to get a further look into lukas and lexie's life in it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written
AnnaMishealle More than 1 year ago
I am usually not a fan of super sappy romantic books, but this one was really good. I enjoyed the suspenseful side of it as well. It wasn't one of those "boy meets girl and they fall madly in love", it was complicated, messy, and addicting to read! I really recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy and entertaining summer read!
sm5258 More than 1 year ago
Amazing story of life after an abusive relationship, living with, surviving through, and getting away from the physical and mental abuse then dealing with the emotional scars long after...this book is about finding new love and the not so pretty side to damaged and broken love.
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
*3.5 Stars* I knew going into reading this book that it might be a little difficult at times because of the subject matter. It was definitely an emotional ride. Ms. Grayson has written a compelling story in Unbeautifully Loved.  Lexie Todd became involved with Dex, her abusive ex, when she was young and naive. Once the real Dex began surfacing, Lexie was believing the verbal abuse and enduring the physical. She believes she is damaged goods and unworthy of love. Although Dex didn't really seem to want her, he didn't want anyone else having her either. After a particularly vicious attack, she decides to run. Now Lexie, her son, Finn, and her best friend, Mollie are on the run. They're settling into their sixth location in eight months. Despite their circumstances, Mollie has a good feeling about this particular town. So despite her qualms, Lexie agrees to give this place a try. Lukas Gunn, now a neighbor to the fugitives, has an immediate attraction to Lexie. Lukas is HOT, very alpha male and realizes something is amiss with Lexie, so wants to save her. (*Note - Lukas can be my knight in shining armor anytime! ;) Mollie is an incredibly loyal friend to Lexie. She basically gives up her life in order to help her friend. She also provides some comic relief in the story. She's quite sassy and fun. Unbeautifully Loved is not only a suspenseful story of a young woman trying to move on from her past and brokenness but also a tender tale of finding real love. It also reveals the unlimited lengths to which true friends will go in order to protect someone they care about. Unbeautifully Loved did have a few flaws. There were some editing issues, such as incorrect word choice. But as I got into the story I found I could overlook them. I also felt there were inconsistencies in the character development of Lexie. She didn't always seem to be the broken, fragile, young woman she was portrayed to be. This might have been intentional as a way to show Lexie's inner strength, I can't say for sure. It just confused me at times. I also thought Finn could have been more well defined. Despite it's flaws, I still enjoyed Unbeautifully Loved. I wanted all my questions answered. I wanted to know the outcome for Lexie and Lukas. I will absolutely be reading the next in Ms. Grayson's Breathe Again series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For once I would like for an alpha male to end up with a normal girl, or at least one with common sense or a little intelligence. Now that might make for a good read. This book was horribly predictable: alpha male meet dimwitted female who not only acts childish, but her behavior puts he in danger, she gets her ask beat by some psycho for her stupidity, alpha male saves girl, love and happy ever after. Save your money, there is nothing original here. By the way this book was nothing compared to katie ashley's books, more like a bad rip-off!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago