- Paperback: 370 pages
- Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery; 1 edition (September 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1944810196
- ISBN-13: 978-1944810191
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 386 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unloved, a love story Paperback – September 16, 2017
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~ "Poignant and absorbing as it shifts in perspective between Cass and Brynn, Unloved is a read like few others and is highly recommended for audiences who like their love tempered with a flirtation with danger, frosted with psychological inspection, and packed with revelations that resound in the heart long after the last page is absorbed." -Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
~ "Fans of edgy contemporary romance with a happily-ever-after ending will fall in love with Brynn and Cassidy's one-of-a-kind romance." -BlueInk Review,starred review
~ "Regnery's latest is a dark, fast-paced tale of two people who meet under unusual circumstances . . . The tension is just right, and the Maine setting is well crafted. The story unfolds organically,with a twist readers won't see coming." -RT Book Reviews
~ "When I finished this book, I hugged it to my chest, trying to hold onto its beauty for a little bit longer. Beautifully written and poignant, every reader will love Unloved." -Carey Heywood, New York Times Bestselling Author
~ "Mind. Blown. Unloved is a masterpiece of darkness and light and gasp-worthy love that rocked my freaking world! This year's must-read!" -Annika Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author
~ "Real, raw, sometimes gritty, but also incredibly romantic and healing. This epic love story is Katy Regnery at her very best."-Mia Sheridan, New York Times Bestselling Author
~ "One of my favorite reads this year! Gritty,intriguing, inspiring." -Leylah Attar, New York Times Bestselling Author
~ "Heartbreaking, sexy, and so lovely. I absolutely loved Unloved!It begins in tragedy and takes you on a journey of healing and forgiveness. One of my favorite books of the year!" -Tia Louise, USA Today Bestselling Author
~ "Unloved by Katy Regnery is one of the best books I've read this year! It weaves suspense and psychological introspection into an absolutely beautiful love story."-Layla Hagen, USA Today Bestselling Author
~ "Unloved is the best book I have read this year and if I could, I'd be awarding this amazing book 6 stars! Well done Ms Regnery!" -Emma,Kindle Friends Forever
~ "When the truths are revealed, your jaw will join mine on the floor. I am not joking.That last quarter of the book? Brilliant." -Jessica, Booked J Book Reviews
~ "...her new book, Unloved, has to be the very best book she has ever written. In my humble opinion it is a gem. It is at the top of my list of THE BEST READS OF 2017." -Nancy Parken, Goodreads reviewer
From the Author
**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+. A serialized version of the first six chapters of this book appeared on Radish. Unloved, a love story,was written between March-August 2017.**
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This much anticipated book — well, it was simply riveting and stunning. From start to finish, every word so meaningful and touching in its delivery. A love story that sets itself apart from most you’ll read — very near one-of-a-kind.
The genetic references were fascinating, and my curiosity grew as the author unraveled pieces of information relating to inherited traits that may pass from a father to his children. Without a doubt, research played a major role in completing this storyline.
The cover and book blurb may draw readers to the conclusion that this story is dark and heartbreaking. But the truth lies somewhere between the sunlight of day and the darkness of midnight. There is beauty and ugliness. Some of it straight from today’s headlines bringing reality just that much closer. My words will never be able to do this tale justice. But I can assure you that it is so much more than a tragic and lonely saga. It comes with an unexpected and life-changing happy ending. Truly, you do not want to miss this one.
Katy Regnery gives a voice to both Cassidy Porter and Brynn Cadogan. She brings their magical and heart-wrenching story to life on the pages. Beautifully written and spellbinding, her words will gut you one moment, and in the next, bring your heart to almost bursting with tenderness, hope and love. I caught myself holding my breath and wondering what feelings would surface with the next twists and turns throughout most of the book.
Since she’d lost her fiance’ two years ago, Brynn had basically locked herself away in isolation living a life of solitude. Something (and I’m not gonna tell) triggers her need to say a final good-bye to Jem atop his favorite mountain in Maine. She found a place in my heart with her kindness and understanding, acceptance and giving spirit. When things go very wrong, it is Cassidy who finds her and nurses her back to health. It was an added treat to watch her interact with her parents during a rather stress-related period – and even more so as her mom and dad brought a little comical relief into the situation.
Cassidy is an unordinary character. So different from the usual sexy dominating alpha heroes starring in most of our beloved romance novels. He will surprise you at every turn. He’ll wrap himself around your heart completely capturing it. From the moment Cassidy is introduced, he brought out the mama bear in me. I wanted to fight the good fight for him, ward off the offenders and somehow right the wrongs he’d unjustly suffered. And I darn sure was adamant that his tormented existence be freed, granting him love, peace and joy for the rest of his life. I’m going to leave it at that – you need to savor every minute with him for yourself. Cassidy deserved the very best happily-ever-after the author could conjure up for him.
Some readers may classify the connection between Brynn and Cassidy as insta-love – and for the most part, I’m not a fan of such love stories. But this pairing was different from the start. For me, it had a soulful draw that reaches far deeper than the physical or emotional level. Bound together by soulful ties. An intense connection between them as if they were indeed two pieces of a puzzle fitting perfectly together. The “insta” never raised its ugly head in my view.
Nope, you won’t find a lot of details in my review — only heaps of praise and a gigantic recommendation. This is one of those cleverly intoxicating books where it’s best to go in blind, savor each word, and end the epic and unforgettable journey with a deep sigh and a big smile.
Heartbreak was a central theme in Unloved, both Brynn and Cassidy had been dealt more tragedy in their lives than either of them were equipped to deal with. I found the way they each utilized their own heartache to find understanding in the other particularly poignant.
Unloved is told from both Brynn and Cassidy’s POVs. Their voices were distinct, they each had unique speech patterns and word preferences. I am a sucker for dual POV because I love having the insight into each of the character’s thought processes, this book was a perfect example of why having that information was so important. Particularly having Cassidy’s viewpoint, I think if we didn’t have it he might have been a hard character to love.
Brynn, Cassidy, and their relationship drove this story. Of course, there were outside factors that manipulated their journey towards one another, but Unloved is a character-driven novel. Getting to know them and watch the spark of lust, need, and attraction blossom into something solid and lasting, all while fighting the future they knew was coming made my heart both swell and shatter simultaneously. They were a wonderful demonstration of what truly selfless love looks like.
Katy Regnery is an author I read frequently, her books are fun and interesting, but NOTHING I’ve read by her before Unloved comes close to the book I just read. I was completely blown away by the writing in this book. Her prose was sublime, each word, each sentence, building to a crescendo I could have never expected. If this is a sign of the direction her art is taking I will be a faithful worshipper of her words.