Well I just lost half a night's sleep because I could not put this book down!!
The writing is simple, but well-written. It is easy to follow and even m...moreWell I just lost half a night's sleep because I could not put this book down!!
The writing is simple, but well-written. It is easy to follow and even more easy to read like a crazy person. The characters have good, solid development giving the reader the ease to root for some and beg for the demise of others.
As a fan of female protagonists, this one surprised me. The main character, whose name changes as his hits are completed, was purely, detached and unemotional assassin. The perfect kind that is underestimated and successful driven by the deaths of his parents, the lies they told and the program's effort to make an invisible assassin. But he is human. And hard as he may try, he has feelings he cannot escape.
Oh man, this was SOOOOO GOOD!! I really enjoyed this book. (less)
After a couple of chapters of wondering where this book was going, I was pulled and then couldn't put the book down. It took a bit to figure out the c...moreAfter a couple of chapters of wondering where this book was going, I was pulled and then couldn't put the book down. It took a bit to figure out the characters and what was happening. The reader is hit with a bunch of chaos right off the bat and it requires patience for the issues to come to light. But if you are patient, the characters find their way into your heart and I was rooting for them all. Well all but Uncle Andrew. I didn't want him to get anything, but he was still a good, bad character.
Ariel was my favorite, but I aligned with her as she was a dreamer, the problem solver, the bridge in negativity.
I did love the sisters, Portia, Olivia and Coredila, but would love to read a follow-up book that includes their own stories.
There was a few major curve balls in this book that by the time I was sucked in, I was so transfixed that I was not prepared for them. They threw me and made it that much harder to put the book down for normal life things like sleep. I refuse to divulge them though!
This is a perfect book for a vacation read. It was light, happy and full of chaos. And of course, the family drama was fantastically written.(less)
Title: Unbearable Port Fare Series #3 Author: Sherry Gammon ebook; 1,313 pages Published June 9, 2014 by Wordpain...more Book Review: Unbearable by Sherry Gammon
Title: Unbearable Port Fare Series #3 Author: Sherry Gammon ebook; 1,313 pages Published June 9, 2014 by Wordpaintings Unlimited and CPP
Amazon: $3.99 Barnes and Noble: $3.99
I have read first book by Sherry Gammon called Unlovable, but for some reason I do not remember reading the second book in the series, Unbelievable. So, I will be adding that to my reading list after finishing this review. :)
I highly recommend reading this book as it touches on a few subjects generally kept in the dark - domestic violence, rape, cheating and how to cope with them. Gammon brings these subjects up so well, in all her books, that you do not even realize she is describing a whole new world until it comes crashing down on the reader and we are forced to ride it out because it is impossible to put the book down. Gammon weaves these tales so intricately that it feels like the reader is living the book.
Gammon creates, introduces and develops characters like Tess that are completely wrecked and trying to survive. Women that I root for at the same time I want to protect. She writes strong, yet vulnerable heroes like Booker who do such a wonderful job of being realistic. Honestly though, my favorite characters ended up being Booker's family because they played such a large role in the story. As family is usually in the middle of your relationship.
Even though she covers unhappy topics, the plot is still light enough to be read on vacation or during a work break.
Sherry Gammon also follows up with Maggie, the young woman who was raising her alcoholic mother in the first book in the series, whom I absolutely love.
Summary - Booker Gatto is done. Done with women, his old life, all of it. Only the love of his friends in Port Fare keeps him going as he leaves the MET in exchange for the quiet life his new law practice will provide.
Tess Selleck, once as ambitious and determined as she is smart and beautiful, had to leave everything and everyone she loves in San Diego to escape the man who destroyed her dreams and now wants her dead. Together Booker and Tess find love when they least expect it, until their pasts drive them apart. Is there a happily ever after for these damaged lovers? Or is the thought of loving and trusting again simply Unbearable?
Unbearable is the exciting conclusion to the Port Fare Series. Join Booker as he struggles to find his happily ever after.(less)