Unbreakable by Elisa Dane: Review

Unbreakable by Elisa Dane: Reviewby Elisa Dane
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult

Perception is everything to sixteen-year-old Olivia Brown. With her freakishly hot boyfriend, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, successful beauty channel on YouTube, and well-earned spot on X Factor Cheer's elite level five Diamond Girl team, Livvie's the girl every other girl wants to be. At least, that's the illusion she's aiming for.

But Livvie's seemingly perfect life is anything but. Lying about the bruises her boyfriend gives her, and cowering beneath his raging temper becomes a regular way of life until she unwittingly witnesses her drunken neighbor beating his step-son, the town bad boy, Reid Tate.

For Reid, vulnerability is the enemy. Opening up, and letting people in gives them the power to disappoint. Growing up with a co-dependent mother and an abusive alcoholic father, Reid has endured all the disappointment he can stomach.

But when his pretty, do-good neighbor witnesses his step-dad beat him to within an inch of his life, and not only call the cops, but keeps quiet at school about what she saw, Reid wonders if maybe, just maybe, he's found someone he can finally trust.



Stacia says…

Elisa Dane did another amazing job at tackling tough issues in a way that just worked so well!!

Livvie Brown, cousin to Nev from Ex-Factor, is a strong-willed, sassy girl. But, the longer she is with her controlling boyfriend J.P. the more she changes to make him happy. When she starts hiding the bruises and making excuses for him, she knows it’s time to get out. The only problem is J.P. refuses to take no for an answer.

Reid Tate has always pushed people away, not wanting anyone to see the crappy home life he has. But when his abusive step-dad takes things a little too far one night, and Livvie is there to help- he can’t help but want to get close to her and finally let someone in.

“You’re my smile, Cookie. I want you all to myself.”

I really enjoyed this story! Livvie and Reid had a great connection and were able to “save” and comfort each other from so much; they just worked so well together. I was also happy that we got to reconnect with characters from the first book. My only complaint was the “tense” situation that occurred (trying to keep it spoiler free) had such a build up, but I felt like it ended and was resolved a little too quickly. It left me wanting more.

I love the flow of Elisa’s writing and can’t wait to read more from her!

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About Elisa Dane

ELISA DANE is a self-proclaimed book junkie. A lover of handbags, chocolate, and reality television, she’s a proud mother to three All- Star cheerleaders. Writing is her absolute passion, and it’s her mission to create stories that will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but help you find a new respect and interest in the sport of All-Star cheerleading.

Elisa is no stranger to the publishing world. She writes steamy paranormal romance under her real name, Lisa Sanchez. Her adult works include the Hanford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, and Faythe Reclaimed), Obsessed (an erotic suspense), and a paranormal novella, Cursing Athena. Elisa lives in Northern California with her husband, three daughters, and a feisty Chihuahua who stubbornly believes she’s human.

Comments

  1. Excellent review! Sounds like heartbreak for both characters. I’m looking forward to reading this.