Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: Untouched by Melody Grace



Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Cedar Cove’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 defences, 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…

UNTOUCHED is a prequel novella to the USA Today Bestselling UNBROKEN. It also can be read as a stand-alone story.



Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC.

Just when I thought I could not love Emerson anymore, the amazing Melody gives us this novella, Untouched. If you’re like me and loved her debut novel Unbroken, you will just love Untouched. It gives us the POV from both Emerson and Juliet and how their love story began.

“But you have to decide: give yourself up and surrender to a force far greater than you will ever understand, or turn and walk away-live the rest of your days safe on dry land, knowing when it mattered most of all, you weren’t brave enough to risk it. You weren’t brave enough to love.”

I truly enjoyed getting to know how Emerson and Juliet met at Cedar Cove. The author truly has a gift with words. I felt the electricity coming off each the page that involved both of them in a scene.

Typically, I’m not drawn to novellas, however when I found out that we were going to get the back story on Emerson and Juliet, I was really excited. The novella can be read before or after Unbroken. It allowed the reader to understand the depth of the connection between Emerson and Juliet. I get why Emerson is Juliet’s hurricane.  I get why she cannot just let go of this Summer romance. I love the fact that we get to see the moment that they laid their dark secrets to each other. Their secrets are what connects them. You get to see their love and passion for each other develop and grow.  Can we have more Emerson? Please?! 

I would recommend this novella to anyone that truly enjoyed Emerson and Juliet’s story. True love always wins. It always prevails. 

Reviewed by Bianca xo

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UNTOUCHED (Cedar Cove 0.5)

UNBROKEN (Cedar Cove #1)

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