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(Country Roads #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,224 ratings  ·  272 reviews
Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy—and infuriating—Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired pare
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Forever Yours
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Originally, because there were things in this book that I both liked and disliked, I was going to do an even breakdown (detailed review, like how I usually tend to do). There was the instalove, which I'm absolutely not a fan of, but then there was the tall heroine who has had boyfriends and experience. So. Good and bad things. BUT, the further I read, the more aggravated I became with one particular thing.

And what is that thing?

It's Brendan, the male protagonist, and his tendency to centre himse
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I just loved this book! I have had this book for years but failed to take the time to read it until now and I must that I am a little mad at myself for not picking it up sooner. Once I started reading this story, I was hooked and did not want to put it down and found myself reaching for it every chance I had. I am so glad that I finally decided to give this one a try.

Things have not been going great for Paige. She has lost her job, h
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley for an honest review.

What a wonderful feel-good book!

I finished this book with a big ol' goofy grin on my face and a renewed belief in love. This is a great novel to read when you need a break from erotic/YA/or darker themes. I loved all of the characters in the book and fell in love with the small town.

So, what's it about? A lost city-girl adjusting to country life. A sexy- chivalrous mechanic who has survived monumenta
Jun 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book had potential, it really did. I think I could have liked it, because I enjoyed the characters (especially Brendan). I even didn't mind the story (although there wasn't much conflict) But the complete lack of editing made it nearly unreadable. Here are just a few examples:

He pulled out a couple of disks to see whom she listened to

he flipped a page and peaked over at Brendan.

"Hey," Oliver said as he flipped a page and peaked over at Brendan.

She pulled the yellow curtains to the side and
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
June 2017: this will forever be one of my favorite books.

July 2019: I will never tire of this book.
Brendan and Paige have glued themselves to my heart and I don’t want them to ever leave.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-comedy
To sum up this book:
Cute. Fun. Charming. Funny. Sexy. Sweet.

I enjoyed Paige and Brendan a lot. I loved Paige's father; I wish he were my dad. Brendan and Paige were so funny, hot and perfect together. I loved them a lot. I really liked that this story was told in both points of view at times as well.

Paige's family, Brendan's friends and the whole town added to this story quite nicely.

I liked that this was a good paced story and that it wraps up in one book. It definitely has a happy endi
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Take a beautiful, free-spirited city girl, down on her luck and a sexy small town mechanic who has his own demons crawling around his past, add a nightmarish twist, good intentions gone wrong, and a lot of self-pity and mistrust, what you come up with is a conflicted love story that will punch you in the solar plexus one minute, then have you panting the next. Undone by Shannon Richard is a good way to escape into a warm, funny and sometimes heart breaking contemporary romance that alternates be ...more
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was pure bliss. I enjoyed every single page of it.

Do you ever feel like some contemporary romances are just too angsty and painful to be enjoyable? I mean, don't get me wrong, I love me a bit of drama, but on the other hand, I don't like to feel bogged down by my romances. I want to ultimately close the book and feel uplifted and happy. This book did that for me and then some. It was delightful. I particularly enjoyed how, although circumstances in both Paige and Brendan's pasts ce
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
I was quite sure this was going to be my cute and fluffy fix for the week.
But I discovered very early on that I might be wrong.

My biggest issue is the writing style. I really didn't enjoy the way Richard writes. It felt at times to simplistic and at other times to wound-about.
As example:

If only it were as easy as thinking about her to always make her appear.

I know I am being tedious, but this is just one of many examples where I was stopped in my tracks and instead of reading was trying to
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tanya (Girl Plus Books) by: Netgalley ARC
3.5 stars

Paige has left Philadelphia after losing her job, her apartment and her boyfriend. Settling in with her parents in Mirabelle, Florida proves to be a less-than-smooth transition. Three months in and she has no job prospects and no social life, apparently shut-out for daring to be a city girl who wears high heels and colorful clothes and speaks her mind. Things do an abrupt about-face when she meets sexy local mechanic Brendan who helps her find a job and makes no secret of his interest i
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ding Ding Ding we have another winner folks!!!! In fact a whole series of winners!!!

Love, love, love this one. The humor was really funny, and I loved the whole funeral parlour environment, not something you see often. I sincerely hope Bethelda-Bitchfingers gets hers!! (can't call her bitch-face since we don't see her, we just see the results of allowing her hands near a keyboard). Oh and see my review on bk 7 for my thoughts on the whole series.

Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! There were some errors in the book but it is worth reading passed. I was dying laughing just reading the first chapter. It hits on ever emotion. I loved the sarcasm, love, passion, and feeling that Shannon put into this book. I felt at time that I was actually watching this book pan out in real life. I cannot wait to read about Jax, Grace, Shep, and Bennett. There better be more books! I recommend reading it for yourself!!!
Tina "IRead2Escape"
3.5 Stars

Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Undone is the first book of the Country Roads series by Shannon Richard. This book was an adventure from the very first page. I have never felt so much emotion and feeling towards peripheral characters in my life. The people that live in this small town of Mirabelle, Florida are nothing short of mean and crazy. Well, in all fairness not all of them, but the ones that are cause quite a stir. I seriously found myself forming the perfect tell-off to these fictiona
Kerri (Book Hoarder)
2.5 stars. A fluffy book that tries to be a bit more than the average romance but doesn't quite get there.

Paige is down on her luck when she moves back down south from Philadelphia, bruised from losing her job and the man she thought was the love of her life. Quick to anger and prickly, she finds it hard to fit in now that her parents are living in a small town where life moves a little slower.

Then she meets Brendan, who infuriates her but makes something kindle inside her, and of course, spar
Laurynne Gouws
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Stunning! loved it so much... I'm kind of getting that obsessed feeling about this book. full review to come!


Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For a
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle

You know how sometimes there's nothing interesting showing on TV then you come across a Hallmark movie on the W Channel that sorta' caught your attention then before you know it, you've watched the whole thing? No? It's just me? Well, this is how the book felt like to me. And out of all seriousness, I mean that in the most complimentary way. A nice surprise read.

It's a typical small-town romance with the H&h going thru normal relationship stuff. Their story progressed steadily with a bit of
Lady Heather

"An arc has kindly been provided by Forever Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review."

I really enjoyed reading this story!
The characters, writing, and story were really good.
I loved Paige!
She was smart, sassy, compassionate, and funny. These are all the characteristics I look for in a contemporary romance and in a lead female character.
Brendan was a wonderful lead male. He was funny, protective, sensitive, and smart. He didn't let Paige get away with everything, but knew when
Sandra Berglund
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How can a city girl fit in a small town world?

Everything about Paige Morrison is loud. Her voice, her manner of dress, her manner. Even being an artist is too wild for the sleepy community in which she finds herself.

UNDONE is a newly released contemporary romance by Shannon Richard.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it did not like it

this review was originally published at Dear Author

Dear Ms. Richard: 

I confess I am not a great fan of Florida. My family moved there, from the Bay Area, when I was 15 and, to this day, the charms of the Sunshine State escape me. Your book, Undone, is set in the Floridian town Mirabelle. Mirabelle is my idea of Florida at its worst. It's hot, sticky, buggy, small-minded, dull, and hostile to new ideas and new people. It's a mean Mayberry without the cute kid

As a romance read
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

Undone, by Shannon Richard was such a cute love story. It revolved around themes such as friendship, family, community, new beginnings, healing, and love. I enjoyed the dual narrative of the two main characters Paige, and Brendan. When the story started out, Paige reflected back to when she had lived in Philadelphia. Her best friend Abby, who she had shared an apartment with for seven years, moved to Washington DC when she got offered a new job. Shortly after, Paige had lost her job,
Vania Nunes
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A contemporary novel with all the items that many women want:

*A troubled heroine who needs to return to live with her parents (or return to the little town she vowed never to return to);
*An alpha hero who takes care of the woman he loves - and that means REALLY taking care.

When you put these items on a plot, the story can work... or goes very wrong.
In the case of this book here there are errors and hits.
Brendan King is a man who does not hesitate to roll up his sleeves to work or pro
Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Funny contemporary read filled with lots of drama, steamy romance, and loveable characters.

Opening Sentence: Bethelda Grimshaw was a snot-nosed wench. She was an evil, meanspirited, vindictive, horrible human being.

The Review:

Paige’s life has just gone from bad to worse. She lost her job, her boyfriend dumped her, and her best friend moved away. Now she has no choice but to move back in with her parents who have relocated to a small town in Fl
Christi Snow
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A- rating...really good book. I need to read more in the series.
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
From the start of this book you will be laughing and the laughter never stops. You have humor, power strangle, kind of a love hate relationship with the town, beginnings, passion, heartbreaks, love lost, love found, and love lost, gossip, neighbors who can’t mind their own business, healing just to name a few. This is truly a heat stopping rearing to go book. What does this add up to a wonderful, lovely, laughing, tear jerking read. You will laugh and you will cry, you will want to slap a few pe ...more
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
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I am not the most prolific of romance readers, but I do like to pick one up from time to time. I don't want anything too schmaltzy but I also hate when there is too much drama. Shannon Richard's first novel in Country Roads, Undone, struck a perfect balance for me and began a series that I see myself compulsively following.

Country Roads has been published as a e-series previously, but it is now receiving a paperback re-release with new pu
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Paige Morrison thought she had everything she could ever want when she moved in with her boyfriend after her roommate bailed. That is until he broke up with her. Now she’s living with her parents in the middle of nowhere Carabelle, Florida where everyone judges her for being a city girl. After another failed attempt at a job her luck seems to have gotten worse when her car breaks down. That is until the repair man steps out of his car. Brendan is smitten as soon as he meets the feisty Paige Morr ...more
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Words can't even begin to describe how much I fell in love with this book. I read the entire book in one day and am dying to get my hands on the next book in the series. How can one couple be so gosh darn cute and absolutely perfect for each other?

Things can't get worse for Paige Morrison. Losing her job, apartment, and boyfriend all within a matter of months, Paige finds herself moving in with her parents in the little town of Mirabelle, Florida. Paige is definitely not a small town girl, and
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven

This book was super sweet! It was almost an HEA from start to finish. When Paige, a 25 year-old Phillie girl loses her job and her boyfriend in a matter of months, she decides to move to small town Florida where her parents have retired. She has trouble fitting in until she meets 28 year-old Brendan, hot mechanic and shop owner. Things start looking up. Brendan helps get her a new job that she loves, she meets a lot of new friends,
Veronica of V's Reads
How can a city girl fit in a small town world?

Everything about Paige Morrison is loud. Her voice, her manner of dress, her manner. Even being an artist is too wild for the sleepy community in which she finds herself.

UNDONE is a newly released contemporary romance by Shannon Richard.

Like many twenty-somethings, Paige is recently unemployed. She has relocated from Philadelphia to tiny Mirabelle, Florida a sleepy gulf coast town to move in with her retired parents now that her boyfriend has decided
Book providedby Netgalley for an honest review!

Lovely contemporary romance with just the right balance; romance, angst, humor and drama well blended to create a great story and wonderful characters ! Looking forward to the next book in the series!

Paige has been having a bad year, first she looses her job, then she looses her apartment sloshed moves in with her boyfriend while job hunting and as the months go by The relationship stalls , next thing she knows he is being asked to leave his apart
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Shannon Richard grew up in the Panhandle of Florida as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book, and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in English literature ...more

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