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Release Date: September 5, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Untold by Shannon Richard is the 7th book in the Country Roads series but can be read as a complete standalone. This series features different couples from the same town and while some of them are interconnected, you don't need to know the secondary characters backstory in order to fully enjoy this one.
With that, this is another wonderful and uplifting novel from Shannon Richard and I enjoyed reading it tremendously. Shannon Richard knows how to write the sweetest romances with hero's that will easily steal your heart and she also knows how to make her heroines relatable to us females who read the books.
One of the most striking things that I have taken away from this book (and series as a whole) is that the author throws interesting conflicts at her readers (each book has one and they are all widely different from one another) and bringing the characters back from said conflicts as easily and undramatic as possible. You won't be left cringing at these conflicts and you won't feel a strong sense of anxiety. Instead, you will watch the characters rise up from it (some slower than others) and deal with it in a realistic manner. I think this is an important aspect to any story as it can certainly make or break it, but Shannon Richard does a wonderful job at handling it every time.
In this book, readers will meet Finn and Brie. Finn is the type of alpha male that all us ladies have come to love in romance novels and is fiercely protective. Sure, he isn't one to settle down as he has been heartbroken before, but maybe the right woman will change this?
When Brie comes to town in search of her birth mother, she has no idea what she has walked into. The towns people all know the infamous woman who used to write awful gossip about the residents, and this woman turns about to me the one that gave Brie life. So how will she go on in a town where everyone hated her birth mother so much? And will she ever get the chance to find love with the one resident of the town who isn't ready to settle?
Each of these questions will be answered as you read (and enjoy) the latest novel in the Country Roads series. Once again, this is a wonderful series filled with great characters and interesting plot lines to keep everyone who reads them comfortable and serene. There are conflicts of course, but it is light on drama making it an all around satisfying read for the romance junkies in all of us.
I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review or rating in any way. Special thanks for allowing me to read this novel!
Read an Excerpt
“Are you leaving soon?”
“In a bit. I want to see the end of the game.”
“Really now?” He leaned in close to her again. And for what was probably the fiftieth time that night she could smell the clean masculine scent that clung to him. Soap and maybe a little aftershave combined with him. He smelled incredible.
So. Damn. Good.
“Yeah, I’m a Stampede fan now. I’m in it to win it.” She couldn’t stop herself from leaning in a bit closer herself.
“Commitment, I like it.”
“Yeah.” His smile grew and his eyes got more intense, the blue getting deeper. “It’s not the only thing I like either.”
“What else do you like?” Her voice dropped low as she spoke. Oh God, the more time she spent with him, the more he affected her. The closer he got to her, the more he affected her. The more he looked at her, the more he affected her.
He just affected her.
“About you? The list keeps growing, and growing. Give me twenty minutes and I’d be happy to tell you about it. In great detail.”
Her stomach flipped and the air in her lungs caught. This time her inability to breath had nothing to do with suffocating pressure. “What happens in twenty minutes?” She somehow managed to ask.
“The game is over.” He turned just a little bit so he could incline his head toward the TV, not taking his eyes off of her while he did it.
“You don’t need to stay here? Until closing?”
“Nope, just came in to help with the rush during the game. I’m free after that.”
“Right,” she nodded slowly, her stomach doing a summersault. “And if I said yes? What happens then?”
He moved back so that he was standing directly in front of her again, leaning in close. The nearness of him combined with the way he was looking at her and the topic of conversation—that she was 99.9% sure was one about them having sex—was making her pulse race. And that wasn’t the only thing he was doing to her. It was taking everything in her not to squirm in her seat. She somehow managed to subtly press her thighs together. It was all she could do to combat the swelling ache.
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