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- Publisher: Pinard House Publishing, LLC (May 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 2, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00G6SXJ8A
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Unscathed: A Contemporary Romance With A Deadly Twist Kindle Edition
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Another great paranormal read with some romance as well! I have to admit, my first thought was that Mina was some kind of crazy stalker chick. And the image keeps on like this for quite a while. You really don't know the complete story behind why she does what she does until very late in the book. And frankly, it gave me the creeps the more Mina snaps these pictures and videos and says that she sees something in them. You begin to wonder all sorts of things about what she is seeing. And unfortunately her secret could be a relationship killer. Her own mother rejected her after finding out her secret. Great job Tim O'Rourke and C.J. Pinard of keeping up the suspense in this book and giving me the creeps!!
"I'm not f***ed up."
"No? There is something crazy about you, Mina, and it drives me crazy, too. I'm gonna find out what ever it is."
"Is that why you're hanging around? As soon as you find out my secret you'll be gone?"
"I love secrets."
"You might not like this one."
"Why don't you let me be the judge of that, Mina?"
I love when one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book. What's even more exciting is when TWO of my favorite authors come out with one at the same time. But when two of your favorite authors get together to create one amazing story?? You just know you're in for a treat and I was NOT disappointed!! Unscathed was a fun, hott, tattooed romance with a surprising & deadly twist.
"Why do you always seem so distracted, Mina?"
"Yeah," he said, glancing quickly over his right shoulder, then back at me. "It's like you're looking for someone the whole time."
"It's like you're scared you're being watched."
If only he knew it was me who was watching him.
Mina is a girl with secrets, secrets that had her mother shipping her out of London to live with her Aunt & Uncle in sunny Florida where she attends college and meets Jax.
'Why did I attract the damn psychos? I thought I was a pretty nice guy. Was I too nice? I don't know, but I do know this; no more Mr. Nice Guy. Screw everyone. If these girls want a bad boy... an a**hole... then that's what I'll give them.
Ahhh Jax, I do love a man with tattoos on a bike!! There is no denying the chemistry between these two but Jax is a little jaded when it comes to relationships and Mina has been burned in the past. Turned on but gun shy leads to some interesting and explosive encounters.
'Wow, this British chick had serious attitude-and I liked it. I mean, she was pissing me off for a bit, but I think she was testing me, playing hard to get. And anyone who knows me knows I love that. To a point, anyway.'
'What was it about her that was getting to me? Yes, her voice was sexy... that accent, God, when she wasn't talking I wanted to devour her mouth. I wanted to run my hands down the sides of her body, cup my hands on her terrific a**.'
'I don't know what it was about being this girls company, but she kinda had me all tongue-tied, which made me feel a little uneasy.'
Jax knows Mina is hiding something and is determined to find out what it is, but nothing could have prepared him for the mystery that is truly Mina. Yes, I'm being intentionally vague here. I never saw the twist coming, though knowing these authors the way that I do, I should have. This was definitely not your typical romance and I loved that!! Funny, sexy as hell, mysterious & heartbreaking, I can only hope that we will see more from Jax & Mina. Tim O'Rourke & C.J. Pinard made one hell of a team, cannot wait for more **fingers crossed**
'This sexy English girl truly had me unraveled, and I knew from here on out, I would be nothing more than soft, pliable minion at her complete and utter mercy.'
"So were you watching me?" he asked. " I didn't say that," I said. "Yeah you did - you definitely said you were watching me."
' She again had the denim shorts on and her long, tanned legs looked down right lickable'
'The music and dancing continued all around us, but it seemed muffled somehow, like someone or something had thrown a cloak over the world.'
I waited quite awhile for this book since it was written by two of my favorite authors. In case you didn't know, they wrote 'Unscathed' -together- from across the globe. C.J.Pinard being in Florida (soon to be in Colorado) and Tim O'Rourke being in the UK. Isn't that amazing?
The wait was well worth it for 'Unscathed', as I knew it would be. This book is not what it seems, let me tell ya! As the saying goes, 'Looks can be deceiving.' It is so much more than your average contemporary romance. Once gain, these authors left me in shock by the twisted and surprise ending.
Mia's personality is very cute. Aren't all things British, though? I could almost hear her adorable accent through the pages. I went back and forth with liking her character through the story, as does Jax .Oh Jax ..hubba, hubba. He is a drool worthy seemingly misunderstood bad boy with tats. Wait, scratch that, maybe not misunderstood. He likes the personal life he lives until Mia bumps into it.
Mia has dark secrets that entice Jax in the beginning, but not for long. Some secrets are just too hard too handle. As soon as her secrets start to unravel, Jax isn't the happy camper he once was with Mia. Not only are her secrets shocking, but they border nut-ward worthy. Does Jax stick around after he discovers the truth? You'll just have to read 'Unscathed' to find out for yourself. Beware, secrets can be deadly!
" As Jax pulled me close, it felt as if he was absorbing all the pain I felt"
"Although we have led two different lives on two different sides of the world, we are more alike than perhaps either of us first though. I like us being alike." I tried to smile up at him.
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English-born Mina Porter is sent to Florida, USA, to live with her uncle after an incident in London upsets her mother. Unfortunately for Mina her secret is difficult to escape from and when she meets Jax McElvoy, a tattooed bad boy mechanic, she feels compelled to follow him. It isn't too long before Jax begins to take an interest in Mina and romance begins to blossom. That is until Mina's strange behaviour makes him question her motives and he becomes determined to discover Mina's secret. Once revealed, Jax wishes he hadn't found out as it shockingly affects him personally in an unimaginable way. Is Mina crazy? Or does she hold answers that he needs to seek? Either way, how will he now deal with his feelings towards Mina and her secret?
What began as a contemporary romance, and what I initially felt was right for the Young Adult alone, began to turn into something a whole lot more with hints of the paranormal and a darker, denser plot as the story moved on, encapturing the mind for all adults. Due to the momentum of the story, the strong characters, style of writing and of course the curiosity and need to have to find all the answers I found Unscathed to be a quick read and had it read within a day.
Unscathed is told from Jax and Mina's point of view, making it easy for the reader to connect to both characters as we are made aware of both of their histories. Mina is a girl that didn't intend to cause any of the trouble that she found herself in. And yet in many ways it couldn't be helped. Having to start a new life at her young age and to leave her mother and friends behind must have been an ordeal in itself as she has had to settle down and make new friends in Florida. This alone makes Mina a very strong character. She doesn't seem too daunted by her new life in the US and even with her secret shadowing her she appears confident and sociable.
Jax, I LOVED Jax!!! Although much younger I personally couldn't help but picture the character 'Jax' from FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' series. Whilst the two characters' appearance are different there were some similarities in their name, image of being a little rough/tough with tattoos and them both working at a garage. This made it so easy for me to instantaneously click with the character and want to fight his cause from the very beginning. Actually, 'can I be Mina?' I hear myself ask! Jax is HOT!
Jax and Mina's chemistry is ELECTRIC! The physical scenes are written very sensually. It kept the momentum and the passion/intensity flowing. There is also a sense of realism when some of these moments don't always end up rosey. The story can change very quickly from love being in the air to confusion and awkwardness between the characters due to the tension that is created from Mina's behaviour and the revealing of her past and how it is possibly connected to Jax. The reader is left feeling sympathy for both characters.
Both characters had a type of common ground and both, over the course of the story, were willing to change or at least try to listen. Unscathed is quite tragic in many ways. This is a story that not only tells of the romance between two young adults but also of how their young, innocent lives have been affected by their elders, which in turn has forcd them to face truths that no young person should have to face. Due to their separate ordeals they are actually more mature than their peers but still feel the need to try and fit in.
Even after reading Unscathed I was still excited about the characters, the chemistry between them and the emotional ride that the reader goes on with them. I simply couldn't stop thinking about this book. It is difficult to believe at the end of the novel that these two young individuals have only been together a short time as they have been through so much together.
Unscathed was received gratefully for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Jax and Mia are your total opposites Jax works in a garage, has tatoos, a different girl every night. Mia a goody goody, ok she's kind of a stalker but she has her reasons, right?
You'll just love this book it has a bit of everything and a little more, as I unexpectedly found out. Will Jax stick around when the truth comes out, it is alot to take in.
Would love to read more about these two, so hopefully there will be book number 2.
I only gave four star's as I felt Mina's secret was drawn out a bit long, it kept me wondering about her but I had a feeling that there was more to it, and I wasn't disappointed.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about the Supernatural.