Unforgiven

Unforgiven

by Rebecca Shea

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BN ID: 2940150373174
Publisher: Rebecca Martinez
Publication date: 09/17/2014
Series: Unbreakable Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 221,682
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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Unforgiven 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
Unforgiven was everything I had hoped it would be. I have been really excited about Lindsay and Matt's story. I've liked both of these characters from the beginning and once I found out that they were having a fling, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on their book.  Lindsay has a chance to make her dreams come true. She has a great boyfriend and a career she's worked hard for. Now the opportunity to advance her career has come and she needs to make a choice. She needs to decide if leaving Matt behind is worth it. Lindsay decides she's worked to hard for this chance and says goodbye to broken hearted Matt. But leaving everything behind for this chance, isn't all that she hoped it would be. Lindsay crumbles and old demons resurface.  As I said above, I've always liked Lindsay, but I wondered when her past would come back to haunt her. Lindsay and her brother Landon had a difficult life and while Landon tried to give Lindsay everything he could, she still suffered in her own way. In college, Lindsay had an eating disorder. It was something she could control. It gave her a sense of peace and stability. I get it. I totally get it. There are other issues that she deals with in addition to her eating disorder coming back into play, but I related to her more on this end. The thing about Lindsay is that she's aware that she's self destructing, but she couldn't stop it. It took a major scare to get her back on her feet and truly gave her some perspective on where she wanted to be. As much as I loved seeing her with Matt, Lindsay's character development made the book for me. There's nothing I love more than cheering on a character who really wants to change/grow for herself.  A surprise that made me smile was seeing Gabe and Jess again. I didn't expect it, but I just adore them and it was so good to "see" them. And even though I had mixed feelings about Landon in Undone, it was nice to see where he was and how he's grown too.  Overall, I'm really glad I read  Unforgiven. I like a series to wrap up nicely and in a pretty way and I felt the ending of this book did just that. It was perfect. I think Shea did a nice job of finishing out the series and I have to say that each book is unique and truly represents each character well. Gabe and Jess are still my favorite couple in the series, but Matt and Lindsay are definitely close to my heart too. If you've followed this series, don't miss this book.  Quotes: ~"I don't know what our futures hold, but every time I try to envision mine, you're a part of it. In my dreams, you're the one I wake up next to every morning, and go to sleep with every night. You're the one rocking my babies to sleep, and holding my hand when I'm an old man. It's always been you. It will always be you." ~"I've always been yours," I say softly. "Always." "I know, but every day that I wake up and have you next to me is the best day of my life."
kryptic0206me More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars!!! The final installment of the Unbreakable Series......Can all things be Forgiven or will some things remain Unforgiven?  Well that's a loaded question.  This is Lindsay and Matt's story and what a story it was. I started this book completely absorbed in all things Matt & Lindsay.  Wrapped up in their carefree love and comfort, but leave it to Rebecca Shea to pull the rug out from under me and leave me screaming at my kindle.   Having met Lindsay and Matt in the previous installments in the series I was aware of Lindsay's not soooo pretty childhood and her struggles to make her own choices.  Matt accepted Lindsay and all of her "scars" but sometimes your head overrules your heart and you are left to deal with the fallout.  The term, "The Grass is Greener on The Other Side" comes to mind.  The decision to choose career over love sends Lindsay across the country into a totally different world.  One that she may not be strong enough to survive.  Alone in a new place, with no friends or family is hard enough but add to that a job that isn't quite what you thought it would be and you may just find yourself in a downward spiral. I went from loving both Lindsay and Matt to hating them both at times.  It was like a car accident that you just can't help but look at.  I kept willing the characters to make different choices but as we all know, we all have to "live and learn". Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to put things in perspective.  The only way to go is up or lay down and die.  The road "home" may not be easy but determination and perserverance will prevail.  When you make it back, can you make amends for the wrongs you have committed or will you remain Unforgiven? Although this is Lindsay and Matt's story we also get to play catch up with Jess and Gabe and Reagan and Landon.  Catching up with Landon is something I will never get tired of.  We are also introduced to Melissa and Jonah.  Although I tried not to like Jonah there was just something about him that make him likeable.  I think Rebecca left herself some wiggle room if she decides to write him a spin-off or standalone .  I don't think we've even begun to scratch the surface of who Jonah is. As with the other installments in this series, Rebecca had me glued to my kindle waiting to see how things would play out.  Would Lindsay and Matt find comfort in the arms of others or find their way back to one another?  Guess you're going to have to pick up your copy of Unforgiven to find out!  I will definitely be waiting on whatever Rebecca Shea has up here sleeve next.
Amanda_Walker More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying I am not a blogger or someone who reads and reviews on a daily bases. Putting into words how AMAZING this book is might be hard because I don’t know all the fancy “book review lingo,” but I can start by saying Rebecca Shea is an amazing writer. She is one of the few who can write a book that makes it so easy to feel what the characters are felling. You feel their heart break because yours is breaking right along with it. You can tell by her writing alone how much she loves the characters in her books, as she is usually behind her computer cry while she is writing. Whenever I hear about a new idea or book she plans on writing, I know it will be amazing before I know anything about it. She puts her all into her work and it is clearly visible in the books. Not only is she an amazing writer, she is an amazing person.  Now to Unforgiven, I loved every ounce of this book. From beginning to end, I was drawn in. It was emotional, heart wrenching and the message behind the story is real and powerful.  Matt has to be one of the sweetest guys ever (he comes in a close second to Gabe). He isn’t afraid to feel. He doesn’t try to hide is anger or sadness in a “macho” way. I really liked Lindsay. She did anger me plenty of times and wanted to slap her through the screen, but she is very likeable. She is making some decisions that not everyone would agree with. It can easily cause someone to not like the book if they don’t try to understand that sometimes you have to fall apart to find yourself. Some of the decisions she made really angered me, but I can easily see this happening in real life. It’s all about living and learning. I do feel that Amanda was written to be a bit too harsh; I mean her name is AMANDA after all!  ;) I mostly enjoyed having all the characters in the same book: Jess & Gabe, Landon & Reagan, and Lindsay & Matt. It was a perfect way to end a series.  Unforgiven is a book that teaches us that we all make rash decisions and make mistakes and that we are all human. Rather you agree with the decisions or not, it’s about understanding the road it takes to find yourself. Unforgiven teaches us forgiveness, and how important family is. When you feel that you have no one at all, you should always have you family.  Unforgiven teaches us that when we fall down, we have to get back up.  I recommend not only this book, but the Unbreakable series to everyone who likes having their heart ripped out and put back together. This is the easiest 5 star I have given.  Amazing job Rebecca! 
zetti786 More than 1 year ago
Lindsay and Matt, I loved them from the first page, their love and passion for each other was very clear and they had the connection most couples dream of. Lindsay loves her man and her job but she has ambitions and those ambitions can get in the way of love, of true, captivating and immersive love. This book has touched upon different issues that face couples and that can either ultimately break them or push them forward into a stronger partnership. This book also touches upon some issues that could be triggerworthy for some people so please be cautious when you read this book. However out of these books, I have met characters I love, and I adore. I have to say this is my favourite book to date and I am so excited to read more from this author, an author who is now one of my favourites! 4 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic ending to a remarkable series. Lindsay and Matt's story is heartbreaking and beautiful. You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
Bouscher99 More than 1 year ago
This author has a way of making you love the story and the characters even when you don’t want to! I spent probably 50% of this book almost hating Lindsay but by the end, I loved her. This story starts off showing Lindsay and Matt’s relationship a year in the past and then moves forward to her receiving a job offer across the country. I was quite pissed at this couple when that happened because frankly, for a couple that loves each other as much as they say, they didn’t try at all, they just split up and she moved. No fighting for each other or support involved at all. This is a very emotional book, Lindsay goes through a lot when she moves and when she comes home, she can truly heal and try to make up for the damage she’s caused to those she cares about. They get their HEA but your heart will be shredded in the process!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!
upallnightbookblog More than 1 year ago
so good! Rebecca She gave us an ending to remember
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KatieGTBC More than 1 year ago
Life is full of choices. Some easy, some hard but they have to be made. We are all a result of the  choices we make. The trick is realizing when you made a bad one... forgiving yourself... and doing what you must to move past it. Lindsey has a choice to make. A choice that is going to break her heart no matter what she decides. Ugh arent those the worst??? Life is just not fair sometimes. She has worked so very hard to become the woman she is. She wants that anchor desk. She wants that opportunity. But when that dream finally has a chance at coming to fruition it's at the expense of her relationship with Matt. Can she walk away from the love of her life... her family... her home? Can her heart take it? Watching her live with her decisions and her ways of coping may break yours.  Matt oh how we love Matt. From the beginning of the Unbreakable Series I adored him (and Lindsey). The strong, steadfast friend. A rock. I was so excited when his and Lindsey's "not so secret" affair began. However, in this book, there were times when Matt really made me angry. The rock isn't so solid afterall. We got a glimpse of his selfish side for the first time. We all have one and we see for that he is no super-human. He has a heart that can shatter.  Your heart will shatter. This book is painful. Beautifully painful.  All your favorites are back back for this installment. Gabe, Jess, Landon and Reagan are all along for Lindsey's journey. I love when a the final story brings us full circle. It's a treat for the loyal readers and Ms. Shea doesn't disappoint. I hate to say goodbye to this group but it's time. This is the perfect ending to a wonderful series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Shea again had me on a ride feeling happy,sad, laughing, crying, wanting to slap someone. Well slap a couple of people. I can't believe how many issues there were. From eating disorders to drugs, etc. . I realize this is fiction but it shows what we need more of,forgiveness. To even think Matt and Linds wouldn't make it broke my heart. To think she could hurt so many people she loved, she didn't deserve to be happy. But that is what I'm sure made her so self destructive because she knew she didn't deserve it herself. It was so real to me. We are all capable of being a Lindsay. But are we capable of being a Matt let alone a Rachel. But this beautful story gives one hope that no matter how hard life is, how bad you've treated your love ones there is healing. It may take time but never give up. I so loved this journey through the Unbreakable Series. Rebecca you've out done yourself. Thank you for putting your whole heart and soul into your writing. I had a very hard time getting through some of the very emotional parts. Feared the worst but you never let me down. Loved it with all my heart. I wish I could give it 6 stars. Will be waiting for your next book.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
This was an intense and emotional story. I was easily drawn into Lindsey and Matt’s world and even though I couldn’t relate, I could easily feel their emotions and found myself hoping that everything would work out. I plowed through the book in just a few hours, unwilling to put it down until I’d finished. Matt and Lindsey’s story started in secret and just when they come out publicly with their relationship (even though everyone already knew) a kink gets thrown into their plans. I loved Matt. He was sweet and caring but also not afraid to do the right thing for those he cares about and also himself. Lindsey was a bit harder for me. Don’t get me wrong, I liked her personality once it truly got a chance to shine. Her mistakes frustrated me but also helped to solidify her as a well rounded character with flaws just like everyone else. These two work well together and I loved that they got their own story. The story line in this book took me on an emotional rollercoaster at times. It was well written and an enjoyable read. I loved the characters and the transitions between Matt and Lindsey’s POV was distinct but smooth. This was a wonderful story about mistakes, learning from them, and forgiveness. I truly enjoyed the book and even though I’m sad to say goodbye to the characters, I can’t wait to see what else Rebecca Shea has in store for readers. 5 out of 5 stars!
Shellbelle1 More than 1 year ago
We met Lindsay and Matt in the previous novel in the Unbreakable series by Rebecca Shea.  They are getting their own story in Unforgiven. Unforgiven is an emotional story.  It is a story of love lost, poor decisions, addiction, eating disorders, and healing. Lindsay is offered her dream job in Arizona.  She does not hesitate on making the decision of taking the job.  She makes this decision knowing that Matt will not follow her to Arizona.  She does not stop to think about the damage this decision can do to their relationship.  She does not stop to think about the consequences she will suffer if she loses Matt.  She is self centered and selfish concerning her dream job.  Needless to say, not only does she damage her relationship with Matt, she more or less severs it completely. Once she is in Arizona things look a little differently.  Her dream job is not as wonderful as she thought it would be.  She is lonely and missing her friends and family.  She is heartbroken from losing Matt.  While she is pursuing her dream job, she is self destructing in her personal life.  She will hit rock bottom, hurt the ones she loves, betray friends, and almost kill herself.  Now she will have to learn to live with her mistakes, take back control of her life, make amends with those she hurt, and find happiness within herself.  The one thing she desires most is Matt's love once again.  How will she be able to repair the heartbreak she caused by choosing a job over his love? Matt gave Lindsay his complete heart.  He was devastated when she chose her job over him.  Her actions in Arizona were like pouring salt into his wounds.  He wants the best for Lindsay and hopes she finds peace in her life.  He doesn't know if he can dismiss her callous treatment of his love. I loved the emotional side of the story.  I thought Lindsay's journey from hitting her all time low to healing and finding the true meaning of happiness was heartbreaking and uplifting.  Rebecca Shea did a beautiful job portraying those circumstances. What I found disappointing is the book seemed to focus on Lindsay.  There were small amounts of Matt's side of the story.  The reader did not get to see much of their romance in the beginning.  It was hard to validate their decision to get back together in the end.  There was not much build up, romantic interaction, and validation.  Most of this book focused on the time of their separation.  I would of liked to see more romance. I am happy that Lindsay and Matt got the happily ever after they needed. I would highly recommend this book and the Unbreakable series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago