Author: Shannon Richard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Country Roads (Book #4)
Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Format: Paperback, 304 Pages
ISBN-10: 1455588458 (Forever Yours)
ISBN-13: 978-1455588459 (Forever Yours)
Reviewed by: Bridget
One long, hot summer would never be enough…
Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she’s worked hard for. So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother’s estate. She knew there would be challenges, but what’s hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life-and then broke her heart.
Nathanial Shepard never forgot the redheaded goddess who lit up his world and got away. Now that she’s home, Shep vows to make up for their years apart-and if the fire in her kiss is any indication, they’re well on their way. But when a devastating secret from their past threatens their future, Shep must fight to heal Hannah’s heart. Because this time, their love will truly be unforgettable…
Quick & Dirty: Adorable romance full of great characters, wonderful humor, and awesome sexy times. I would highly recommend this entire series to anyone that likes an entertaining contemporary romance series.
Opening Sentence: Hannah Sterling snapped her cell phone shut for the fourteenth time, hanging it up with a loud thwack.
Hannah Sterling has what most people would call a very successful life. She is a big time lawyer and a very confident woman that doesn’t need a man in her life to be happy. She has had a bunch of relationships in her life but none of them quite as life altering as the one with Nathaniel Shepard when she was 18 years old. But that was 13 years ago and she has moved on or at least she thought she had. Then her beloved grandmother passes away and leaves her an old inn that is located in the town of Mirabelle, Florida. The place that she met Shep all those years ago and the town that he still lives in. Going back brings back more feelings then Hannah wanted to feel and running into her first love is a lot harder then she thought it would be.
Nathaniel Shepard or better known as Shep, has lived his life pretty carefree. He works as a bartender at the family owned bar and has an amazing group of friends. The one thing he doesn’t have is a woman in his life. For a long time he enjoyed being a player, but a few years ago his grandfather passed away suddenly. In their last conversation his grandfather expressed how disappointed he is that Shep still hadn’t settled down and started a family of his own. Ever since Shep has been trying to lay off the casual hookups, and has tried to find someone to settle down with, but he hasn’t had any luck so far. Then the one girl to ever steal his heart comes back into town, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. Letting Hannah leave him all those years ago is one of Shep’s biggest regrets in life and he vows that no matter what it takes he will win her back. But will their past and the hurt that they caused each other be too much for them to start over?
The mysterious Hannah has always intrigued me ever since I learned that she was the only woman that Shep has ever loved. I was very excited to meet her and get to know her story as well. She was very different then what I was expecting and for the most part I really loved her character. I loved her feisty attitude and I can really respect that she has made something of her life since leaving Mirabelle all those years ago. She is a very sweet person that hasn’t been shown a lot of love in her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from expressing love to others. The one thing that did bother me was how her actions would contradict her decisions so often. I get that she wants to be careful with her heart, but she would make a decision and the next thing you know she would be doing exactly what she said she wouldn’t. This wasn’t a huge flaw to her character but it did bother me at times throughout the story. Overall, I thought she was a great female protagonist and a great match for Shep.
I loved Shep from the very first book in the series. He is a sweet sexy guy and such a great friend. He has always had a lot of charm and been quite the ladies man. But he doesn’t really do relationships, at least not since Hannah. He is always giving advice to his friends and family about their personal lives, but when it comes to his own life he very rarely follows his own advice until Hannah comes back to town. Shep was so adorable with Hannah and I loved how determined he was to get her back. No matter how much she pushed him away he never gives up on her, which I really loved. They have a lot of history that they have to work through but that doesn’t stop Shep from going after what he wants. I loved reading his story and he was just as hunky in this book as he has been in all the previous books!
Unforgettable is a very cute contemporary romance that was entertaining to read. This is the fourth book in the Country Road series, and while this wasn’t my favorite book in the series, I still enjoyed it. I was really looking forward to reading Shep’s story, but I was a little disappointed with it. The rest of the books in this series seemed to bring out more emotions in me then this one did. I also felt like the story felt a little repetitive. I realize that the whole story is based off a second chance romance which can easily make a story feel repetitive and unfortunately this one did. I’m not saying that this wasn’t a good read because it was; I’m just wanted to point out why I didn’t quite like it as much as the previous books. Even though I didn’t love everything about this book I still loved reading it and thought that it was an adorable romance full of sexy times, and great characters. I loved seeing glimpses into all the previous characters I fell in love with, but it was fun to get to know the new characters as well. Like all the previous books in the series there is also lots of great humor spread throughout the story. I have really enjoyed this entire series and I am sad to see it end, but I can’t wait to see what Richards comes out with next. Overall, I would still recommend this to anyone looking for a fun steamy contemporary romance.
Hannah had immediately noticed Nathaniel Shepard the first time she’d seen him thirteen years ago. It had been at a distance, but there’d been no denying how good he looked. He’d worn his black hair long and shaggy, and even at eighteen his square, chiseled jaw had always been covered in five-o’clock shadow. As he’d been wearing sunglasses, she hadn’t seen his eyes then, but later she’d discovered the deep blue color that reminded her of sapphires and how they were surrounded by thick, dark lashes women everywhere would covet.
He’d been without a doubt the most attractive guy she’s ever seen.
And now? Now he was thirty-one and about thirty-one times more attractive.
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FTC Advisory: Forever Yours/Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group provided me with a copy of Unforgettable. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.