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  • 12/2020
  • 9781733389754 B08MDGGPHQ
  • 348 pages
  • $4.99
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  • 12/2020
  • 9781733389747 1733389741
  • 348 pages
  • $17.95
Cést La Vie: Such is life...
Melody Saleh, author
They’re more than friends . . . they’re sisters. Amber and her best friends have been there for each other through thick and thin, but now the women face their biggest challenges yet . . . and the stakes have never been higher. Reeling from a devastating chain of events, Amber’s life will never be the same. But when Amber’s estranged and vindictive identical twin sister shows up at the eleventh-hour offering salvation, Amber knows it’s too good to be true. Meanwhile, Amber’s friends are battling their own demons. Brian is everything Debra always hoped for but is she ready to open up her heart again? Or, will the persistent Italian heartthrob, the other piece of her previous love triangle, terrorize her into submission? Zya’s newfound happiness is threatened by her ex, who’ll stop at nothing to win custody of their daughter. What lengths must she go to, to keep her family together? Finally controlling her self-esteem and health issues, Dominque is determined to have a baby . . . even if it kills her. Will the love of her life, the man she never wanted—but always needed, stay by her side as she chooses such a dangerous path? Meanwhile, someone is watching . . . taking pictures . . . waiting to exact revenge on Amber and everyone she loves. Who is it? And can they be stopped before it’s too late? Fasten your seatbelt for the shocking—and smolderingly sexy—conclusion of the Unbroken Series.
Reviews
In this third installment of the Unbroken Series (Facade, Deja Vu), Saleh picks up where the second book broke off, in the lives of four close friends each facing different struggles in pursuit of their own version of happily ever after. Cancer-free for six months, Dominque Patterson wants to have a child, despite her doctor’s warnings. After saying yes to the wrong man, Debra Harris is ready to move forward with the right one. Fashion designer Zya faces her fears, and abusive ex, in a child contentious custody battle. Murder conviction overturned, Amber Fiore battles anxiety while trying to discover her stalker’s true identity.

This is a dark story at times, with references to Amber’s rape and Brandy’s quest for revenge. Sexual innuendo and profanity are laced throughout the story, notably in scenes where Brandy is present (“Just think, identical twins, lesbians, sixty-nine, eating each other out. We could have made a mint with a video like that. What would we have named it?”). This is counterbalanced by the sweet bond Zya has with her daughter Ashanti and wife Tina.

Although the cast is large and story lines interconnected, Fiore’s drama takes center stage in this volume. From the first pages, readers are thrust into her murder trial and calamitous relationship with her evil twin sister, Brandy. Readers not familiar with previous installments may have difficulty following events in opening scenes. However, as the story unfolds, readers will quickly become enthralled by the fast-paced plot. Short snippets and texts from the antagonist’s point of view (“I’ll never forget what you did to me—what you did to us. You’re going to pay—I promise you will suffer. Feel safe for now”) add elements of mystery and suspense that will keep readers guessing about the identity of Fiore’s stalker. Full of tension, mystery, and angst, this melodramatic romance is well suited to readers interested in love and redemption.

Takeaway: The third volume in the Unbroken series will draw readers in with its mix of tension, angst, redemption, and love.

Great for fans of: Jennifer Close’s Girls in White Dresses, Tara Isabella Burton’s Social Creature, Traci Hall’s By The Sea series.

Production grades
Cover: B+
Design and typography: B
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: B
Marketing copy: B+

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2020
  • 9781733389754 B08MDGGPHQ
  • 348 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2020
  • 9781733389747 1733389741
  • 348 pages
  • $17.95

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