{Review} Unforgettable by Cherie M. Hudson

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{Review} Unforgettable by Cherie M. HudsonUnforgettable by Cherie M Hudson
Series: Always #2
Publisher: Momentum Books on October 22, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (NA)
Pages: 284

Our Rating

5 Stars

My name is Brendon Osmond. I'm a 25 year old post-graduate student who knows three things with absolute conviction. I know damn near everything there is to know about keeping in peak physical shape. I have a plan to make a lot of money from that knowledge. I'm an optimist who's not easily rattled. But then the girl I fell in love with almost two years ago texts me out of the blue and everything I know is thrown out the window.

Am I rattled?

No.

Not until I fly to the other side of the world and discover the girl I fell for has kept a very big secret from me.

A secret that mocks all my knowledge of the human body and how to keep it healthy.

A secret that shatters my plans for my own personal training business.

A secret with my eyes.

A secret who needs me more than I can comprehend.

Ask me again if I'm rattled.

Now ask me if I'm still in love.



This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

TheVerdictWhen you read as many books as I do, it’s especially difficult to keep track of new and interesting series. And if I had missed this one on NetGalley, I would have missed an incredible story! Fortunately, Hudson’s name stood out in my mind, so I did a double-take when I saw her name on a new book and grabbed it.

Brendan and Amanda burned bright and fast when they were together, knowing he’d have to return to Australia while she remained in the U.S.  But he had hope they could hold onto some kind of relationship, only to have that hope thrown in his face when she unceremoniously dumped him at the end.  It’s been two years since they’ve seen each other, but when he gets a text from her, out of the blue, saying she needs him, he doesn’t hesitate to hop the first plane to California.  Little does he know what awaits him.

The Amanda he knew and loved is right there, and their attraction to each other is as irresistable as ever, but Brendan’s world comes crashing down when Amanda’s sister announces that he has a son, and that’s not the worst of it.  The little boy he didn’t even know existed is flirting with death, fighting cancer in a nearby hospital.  The only reason Amanda reached out to him is because she hoped he might be a donor match.

The whole “Surprise! We have a kid I didn’t tell you about,” thing has certainly been done before, and I’m sure there are quite a few that include potentially terminal illness in the plot.  But I’m not sure it’s ever been told like this.  Amanda’s reasons for breaking up with Brendan, as well as her reasons for keeping his son’s existence from him, aren’t without a bit of noble intention and a good amount of fear.  Brendan is understandably devastated and angry and at the same time thrilled to have a child, but it certainly throws a wrench in rekindling their romance.

Their story is sad, sweet, frustrating, and wonderful, and somehow it’s told in a way that just outdoes the typical romance novel.  There is, of course, a huge focus on family, but the depth of emotion portrayed for Brendan and Amanda, as well as everything they feel toward each other, had me flipping pages just as fast as I could.  It could have felt preachy or even cliche, or things could have easily been resolved with Brendan being the perfect match and everyone living happily ever after.  But life’s not that simple, and neither is Brendan and Amanda’s story, and I devoured every tension-filled moment of it.  Unforgettable is an absolute must read for any fan of romance who appreciates an emotion-filled ride and complex, believable characters in a heart-grabbing plot.

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About Cherie M Hudson

Cherie M Hudson is happily married to the man of her dreams, is a busy mum of two little girls (one nine going on sixteen, the other five going on twenty), a proud cat owner (although she suspect the cat thinks she owns her) and an insanely manic writer. She has written over forty erotic romances under the pen name Lexxie Couper. Along time ago she gave up trying to suppress the stories in her head constantly trying to escape and has been blissfully happy since.

 

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