Unloved, a Love Story
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a unique story about the sins of the father...and the burdens of the son.
My name is Cassidy Porter...
My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was convicted twenty years ago for the brutal murder of a dozen innocent girls.
Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware - every day of my life - that I am his child, his only son.
To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.
I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.
It's a promise I would have kept...if Brynn Cadogan hadn't stumbled into my life.
Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain...
**NOTE: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, reference to violence and sexual content.**
Brilliant love story you WANT to read
Amazing. Darker. Hopeful. Gritty.
And the one set of words I rarely say - I never saw that coming.
Katy Regnery once again delivers the best in reading contemporary romance, and does so brilliantly with this unexpected tale. First, do not be wary of the title. You'll get a HEA that you know the characters will deserve as Ms Regnery never lets her readers down. But getting there?
I feel that I am a rarity amongst the readership where I want - no - I demand that there is equal strength in the main characters. I felt I understood the whys of where Brynn and Cass are when their paths cross due to the perfect depth in the delivery of the back story.
Brynn. She is the ideal in a heroine I look for. Soft and vulnerable when needed, but delivers a strength that moves the story to an amazing conclusion. She's the friend you count on. The person you wish the best of everything. The woman you admire for her quiet tenacity and perseverance.
The reader knows: She feels unloved.
Cass. He is the troubled hero. The one you want to fix and make things better. Yet, you comprehend that with circumstance and time, why this man is this man. He is the gentle giant who will give the shirt off his back. The person you wish the best of everything but understand why not possible. The man you admire for his strength of belief and devotion.
The reader knows: He believes he should be unloved.
What happens when two people who have the best reasons for being unloved find each other in unusual circumstances? You have this story. When I say that Ms Regnery writing is magical, I am not talking about a separation from reality. I want to be entertained, but I don't handle when the writing veers and tries too hard. This story - wow - it kept me compelled to continue until wee hours of the night because I was equal vested in their outcome. The reading was paced where the pages flowed flawlessly. I finished the story feeling fulfilled as I always do with Katy's writing. And yet, this was different and intriguing to have me still thinking about it days after finishing.
If you are a fan of Katy Regnery's Blueberry Lane/Heart of Montana series, this is a departure from those happy and delightful stories. But I implore you to read it because she delivers something equally if not better in this story. If you are a fan of Ms Regnery's fairytales, I know you will be enamored for this tale to join their ranks. Not a fan? You soon will be. This is a 5 star read for me and yet feels like those are not enough to express how much I loved this stor
Magical and extraordinary. Katy does it again!!
First let me say as with all of my reviews I will certainly strive to give you a vibrant image of how fantastic Unloved is without any spoilers to this story. That being said, this is probably going to be one of the most difficult reviews I have ever written because there is so much to say about Unloved that I simply won’t be able to articulate how truly exceptional it is other than simply saying: YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!! In typical Katy Regnery fashion, her characters are extraordinary. You will find yourself attached to them from the moment you pick up your iPad leaving you with such an intensified curiosity as to how their lives will progress that you won’t want to put it down until you see the words “The End.”
To be honest, after having seen the cover of Unloved, so different from those which have preceded it, as well as reading the synopsis, I was unsure of exactly what to expect with this new release. I’ve been following Ms. Regnery for years ever since her first series, Heart of Montana, and she quickly attained her rightful place at the top of my “must read” authors list with her knack for lighthearted romance as well as her more serious modern fairytales. As such, it’s never a question of whether or not I will read one of her novels; only how quickly I can get my hands on it.
As I began reading Unloved I could almost immediately sense how different this story was going to be from her other novels. And now, after having reached the end, I am in complete awe of Katy Regnery. The amazing development and progression her writing style has taken over the years is absolutely magical and this story exhibits exactly that. The depth of development of all her characters is always spectacular, but Cassidy and Brynn are remarkable. I could feel the immediate emotional attachment to them both from the inception of this story.
Both Brynn and Cassidy suffer from emotionally tragic events that have occurred in their past. But from the moment Cassidy sees her, he feels a connection to Brynn he has never before experienced, though he knows he must keep his distance. But when circumstances dictate that he has no choice but to step out of the shadows to help her, he knows it is what he must do. From the moment Brynn looks into his unusual eyes (this will make sense when you read the book), she begins to feel an undeniable connection to Cassidy as well. As Brynn overcomes the hurt from her past and begins to express what she feels for him, Cassidy fights with his growing feelings for Brynn as he knows to the depths of his soul that because of who he is, forever is not an option for him. Will Brynn’s persistence and determination ultimately lead her to a path of finding a way to break through to Cassidy and prove to him that he is not the man he is convinced he is, and that they truly belong together to share a lifetime of love they both deserve?
Using the term “love story” just does not cover it with Unloved. Though don’t get me wrong, it is first and foremost just that. But with that Katy Regnery has also given us moments of on the edge of your seat suspense intertwined with heartbreak and a touchingly deep, to the depths of your soul, romance. Unloved will make you cry as sadness and a sorrowful lump forms in your throat. But her gift as a writer will also leave with you tears of happiness when you realize that her characters will find the happily ever after that belongs to them. So though I will call Unloved a love story, I will also describe it as magical, extraordinary and so far beyond what Ms. Regnery has given to us in the past. It transcends the simple love story universe and travels far into the cosmos.
Unloved is Incredible!
Katy Regnery broke my heart early on in this story but pieced it together as well. I read Unloved straight through and my emotions were all over the place. They started with fear for a little boy and heartbreak for a kind and beautiful man. Katy is a master storyteller and this book is no exception. This is a must read!