Book 1, A Beachwood Bay Love Story
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Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with Melody Grace’s USA Today bestselling contemporary romances. Discover the passion and romance waiting for you in Beachwood Bay…
Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Beachwood Bay's resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she's ever met--or for Emerson's blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she's never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there'll be no turning back.
Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defenses, laying bare the demons he's carried alone all his life. He's left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating--and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he's closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.
One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning...
Author’s note: Welcome to Beachwood Bay! Each book in the series is written as a stand-alone love story following a new couple, but you’ll enjoy reading the other titles and seeing familiar faces return.
1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet's story begins - novella)
2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet)
3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter's story begins - novella)
4: UNAFRAID (Brit & Hunter)
5: UNWRAPPED (Lacey & Daniel's holiday novella)
6: UNCONDITIONAL (Garret & Carina)
BEACHWOOD BAY: THE CALLAHANS
7: UNREQUITED (Dex & Alicia begin - novella)
8: UNINHIBITED (Dex & Alicia)
9: UNSTOPPABLE (Ryland & Tegan)
10: UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS (holiday stand-alone)
11: UNWRITTEN (Zoey & Blake)
12: UNMASKED (Ash & Noelle begin - novella)
13: UNFORGETTABLE (Ash & Noelle)
PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:
"Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog
“Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!” - Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author
"Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell.” - Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author
“Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again.” - Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely
"A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews
Beachwood bay #1
This is pulled me in and left me begging for more. What a amazing way to start a series. This town is where I wanna go. It sounds beautiful. I can't say more about this book than... Just read it, no regrets. You will love it.
"Because that’s the thing I didn’t understand about fate: there’s always a moment when you do have a choice...It’s an act of faith. A miracle. But you have to decide: give yourself up and surrender to a force far greater than you will ever understand, or turn and walk away—live the rest of your days safe on dry land..."
I really enjoyed this prequel! If I thought I loved Emerson before, I fell even harder for him this time around! To those who have read Unbroken (and if you haven't, you should), this short story outlines what happened between Emerson and Juliet the summer they met. I loved how we got more insight into Emerson's home life. It made me sympathize that much more with both with him and Brit. At the same time, I also enjoyed watching Juliet fall for Emerson.
As you might know, this isn't Juliet and Emerson HEA quite yet. Even so, I loved the ending, especially that last line! My only complaint is that, after reading Unbroken, I wished we would have gotten more scenes from Juliet and Emerson's summer; but maybe that's just me asking too much ;) Point it is, I'm really enjoying Melody Grace's series.
Overall, the concept was good. However this book jumped from one place to the next and back. It was all over the place and could have been better and if the story needed to be longer so be it. I do like Juliet and Emerson together but to throw away her entire future over some guy she had 2 full conversations with the entire book and some hot sex senses?? At least let's be realistic. I'm also sad, the next book is 5 dollars. Maybe 1.99,2.99 would've been better. But 5.00? I guess I won't see if you're second book is good :/ .