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(Beachwood Bay #2.5)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,599 ratings  ·  149 reviews
You are invited to join friends and family in Beachwood Bay for the wedding of the year…

Lacey James is wild, spontaneous and up for anything.
Daniel Sullivan is careful, sensible, and mending his broken heart.

It’s a match nobody saw coming, but when the unlikely pair get stranded together on the way home for the holidays, Lacey finds her long-term crush impossible to ignore
Published December 10th 2013 by Melody Grace (first published December 7th 2013)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Release date: December 10


I'm a big fan of the Beachwood Bay gang, and after finishing this sizzling novella, my admiration and respect for this author has grown even more. It's hard to pick out novellas with great character development, an entertaining and attention-grabbing story plot, and endearing characters readers can connect with. This novella encompasses all those qualities and then some.

So what's this about?


Lacey prepares to fly down to Beachwood Bay
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Lacey James is on the way home to attend her best friend's wedding when she runs into Daniel Sullivan. Daniel had dated Lacey's friend but Lacey had always had a bit of a crush on Daniel, the nice guy that her friend had let get away who is the complete opposite of Lacey's wild personality. When Lacey and Daniel find themselves stranded and having to share a hotel room things get a bit out of hand between the pair but will the relationship last when they return to Beachwood Bay?

Unwrapped is a co
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Here’s some advice for free...Don’t plan your wedding for Christmas. Flights are grounded, roads are icy. But especially don’t plan an outdoor wedding. How nuts was that? 😳
I did like the heroine in this book. Lacey is headed home for her best friend’s wedding when the flight is grounded. But don’t worry, she meets up with the guy she’s been interested in for years. He’s hot and he’s interested in her. When my flights are grounded there aren’t any hot guys. There are hard plastic seats, screamin
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fall more in love with the Beachwood Bay series with every book that comes out. Unwrapped was just as amazing as the rest! If you can’t tell already, I loved Unwrapped. It left me with a silly excited smile on my face. My only complaint is that I wanted it to be longer. I was just getting all wrapped up in my favorite people from Beachwood that I didn’t want it to end. Okay, I’ll stop gushing about my love for the series and move on to the story. If you haven’t read any of the Beachwood Bay se ...more
"It's you" Daniel tells me, with a tender smile that makes my heart sing. I feel dizzy, light-headed, like this is alll just a dream, but no; he's here..."I don't know how, but...I couldn't just walk away." - Daniel

This story, a novella no less, definitely threw me for a loop, and in the best of ways!

Before I start, I'd like to say that this is the third story in the Beachwood Bay series and I recommend reading the ones before it (especially Unbroken), so you can get a better feel of the situat
Nancy Steinle gummel
Unwrapped by Melody Grace is a sweet read in the Beachwood Bay series. Lacey James is running late for her friends wedding in Beachwood Bay. A winter wedding in the middle of a snowstorm. Running through the terminal she runs smack into Daniel Sullivan. Lacey always had a crush on him but he was going out with her girlfriend. her girlfriend dumped Daniel and is getting married tomorrow. On the plane they are seated next to each other. The plane is diverted to another airport because of the weath ...more
Maree Repa
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meeting The Ex

Five Winning Stars

I was just so absolutely thrilled to now read this amazing story from the wonderful series, Beachwood Bay. Written by the amazing Melody Grace. I was so excited to read Lacey James book now. For her most wonderful adventure for her with Daniel Sullivan!!

It's that time of the year now. Christmas Eve is finally her for everyone at Beachwood Bay to celebrate. Lacey was all fired up, rushing through the airport with her dearest close friend, Juliet. Suddenly Lacey run
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
11th Dec, 2013


How can I not love this?! I swear - Melody has this effortless way about her writing that she just demands you to feel and accept everything she's spread across the pages!

Like a greedy bookwhore - I take it without complain. And I love it effortlessly!

Daniel and Lacey's story is truly beautiful. A girl who thinks her life is all about hook ups, that she's the party girl destined for anything but the happily ever after. She fought with herself, denied herse
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
A collection of sweet, fun holiday novellas that are perfect for reading on a chilly winter afternoon/evening. They definitely make me want to pick up this series to read , so that’s a plus.

There were a few spelling errors and at least once the point of view switched from third person to first but it was literally once word in a sentence, so it wasn’t enough to pull me out of the story.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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My first thought when I heard what this novella was going to be about, I was giddy with excitement when I come to find out that Emerson and Juliet are getting married! What can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic and I've been waiting for this power couple from the first book. But we go through some bumps on the road before we get there.

Rushing to catch her flight to make it to the bachelorette party and wedding on time, Lacey runs into Daniel, J
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love all these little novellas in this series. I did not expect much from this series but I am not able to put these books down at all! Again we get to see our favorites Juliet and Emerson. So in this one we have Lacey and Daniel. One thing that gets me with this is girls don’t date friends exs…….except Daniel is Laceys friend ex. Which to me is a little weird. For only being 100 pages this was a good one especially with the winter snow storm thrown in there.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5 Stars
Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
If you know me then you know I love all things Melody Grace and Beachwood Bay is one of my favorite places to visit. Even though this is just a novella, it really packed a punch and I loved the quick trip to Beachwood Bay for the holidays. Oh yeah, and Emerson and Jules wedding of course.

Lacey is living in LA now trying to make it as designer to the stars. Things aren’t going quite the way she planned and she’s catching the cheapest flight out to Georgia for Jules’ and Emerson’s wedding. While r
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Secondly, Melody is not allowed to stop writing. Ever.
Now, in my opinion I feel in order to fully appreciate Unwrapped I you really should read the first book in the series, Unbroken. You won't be lost if you don't, but it's just better if you do.

Despite Unwrapped being a novella, Lacey and Daniel's story still had all of the intensity and passion I've come to expect and love with Melody's stories. She never lets me down.
They're just beautiful, romantic, sexy love stories. Heading cross count
Kaili Huber
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Lacey & Daniel's story.

This is not a stand alone book. Read "unbroken" first.

Unwrapped is about Juliet's best friend Lacey and ex-boyfriend Daniel stranded at an airport en route to Juliet and Emerson's wedding at Beachwood Bay.

I was divided in "Unbroken" when Juliet choose Emerson over Daniel. Both guys had such great attributes to love, but "love" being the operative word. I can't fault Juliet for following her heart.

Daniel is kind, loving, predictable, goal driven, and a sensible planner.
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy Holy Hotness. Melody Grace delivers a spicy and sensual little morsel just in time for the holidays.

Lacey James is a hot mess. She is spontaneous and spunky all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. She has the men eating out of her hand. All of them except one, that is. Daniel...

Daniel cannot believe his luck. His ex-fiances best friend slams into him while running through the airport to catch a flight to, you guessed it, his ex-fiances wedding. But, when Daniel boards the plane and sees that
Donna ~
4.5 stars!!!
What I "Unwrapped" was another captivating story in the Beachwood Bay Series that left me wanting more. Daniel and Lacey's story was HOT and SEXY!

Who would have thought that a blizzard and a game of Truth or Dare would be the wake up call to what you have been missing. Sometimes what you think you need is not actually what the heart wants.

Lacey and Daniel's connection was radiating off the pages. It was a super quick and engaging read. Melody Grace again delivers a heart warming st
Tiffany Lundin
Dec 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Ughhhh I want my money back!!
If you want to read porn...this is your book.
This book just shows how unrealistic a true relationship contains. Basically this book is about how two old "friends" (I use that term lightly because it's her best friend's ex) meet and have to stay the night together at a hotel because of a flight delay. They hadn't seen each other in years and yet magically the guy felt so in love aka lust with her that he kept imagining her naked. So they get drunk....flirt...go skin
Allison Rivera
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Note: I received a copy of this book from InkSlinger PR and the author in exchange of a fair and honest review.

Holy shit what a HOT Christmas novella! This has got to be the BEST game of truth or dare ever! I never imagined that Lacey and Daniel would end up together but they are a great couple! I found myself so involved with them and their story that I wouldn't have minded this being a full book.

Poor Daniel and Lacey, sometimes they were so awkward around each oth
Meghan Smith
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review, and let me start by saying, I read this book in 8 hours. It would have taken longer.. but I have been at work all day too. ;)

I love the Beachwood Bay series, and I've really enjoyed all of the books and their prequels in that series. This was no exception!

Five words really started it all.. "let's play truth or dare." I knew then it was about to get started! I loved the characters, they had a fast paced romance, but it was steamy. One aggravating thing was
I absolutely love this series and this novella was a great addition. If you are looking for a quick steamy holiday read this would be it. I loved following Daniel and Lacey's story. I just wish it was a little longer. I truly believe that there is more story to these two. I would've love to see where their story would've taken them. I also liked that we got to see all the past characters in this novella. It's always great to catch up on past characters.

I would definitely recommend this whole ser
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am such a fan of Melody Grace! Unwrapped was such a great story because it not only introduced us to the budding relationship and romance between Lacey and Daniel, but also included Juliet & Emerson's wedding! Two amazing things wrapped into one! In past books I've always enjoyed the sassy Lacey, but in this book you get to experience a different side of her, a more emotional side, someone actually afraid to have her heart broken. And we've met Daniel before as Juliet's fiancé, but wow! Seeing ...more
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Melody Grace gets you addicted to these books! The characters and
the story keep your interest, making it hard to put the book down. This is a short and fast paced read. It's a great romance story between Daniel and Lacey, a must read if you are a fan of the Beachwood Bay books.
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this not knowing it was part of a series. It was a lovely novella. Although short, there was enough insight to the characters and I loved them both! They were kind of opposites attract but then Lacey wasn't really the type of girl Daniel had thought. Once he saw, my were we all in for the ride! :D
Lacey Black
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally Lacey and Daniel get their Happily Ever After! The bad girl meets the good boy, but the quickly learn that their impressions of each other are off. Like the other Beachwood Bay books before it, this book is funny, dramatic, and sexy. Melody is quickly becoming a fave author of mine with each book I read!
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy for my honest review. Holy hell this book is HOT!!! I couldn't get enough of Lacey and Daniel! Their chemistry is undeniable amd left me wanting to read more about them!!!! I can't wait for Unconditional to be released to read about Garrett and Brianna's story!!
Seeshel kettler
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story. I never would have pictured Daniel like this from the first book. Very much enjoyed his story with Lacey. Look. If you enjoyed all the books from this series you will like this as much. Great story.
Danielle Calabrese
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars! I usually don't like novellas too much, but Melody Grace does a great job in building this short story and wrapping it up in a nice neat bow! I hope their is more of these two in books to come!
Kathy Legendre
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually enjoyed the book, wasn’t sure at first. I think post-holiday anxiousness may have yielded the mood. But once into the book and characters it was enjoyable! I simply had too many things interfearring with my read time! Last minutes everything coming up and taking my quiet read times from me. I think also I gave four stars simply because of starting stopping my’s a good book.

I read much and often when I can. Some say I’m a fast reader but I can assure you I don’t miss muc
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the characters of Beachwood Bay. They are all just so real and relatable. Lacey has been a side character and it was great to see more of her and for her to get a little happiness. Juliette and Emerson's wedding is the perfect backdrop for Lacey to fall for Daniel (Juliette's ex) especially when you add in all the fun of trying to make it to the wedding at Christmas with a blizzard, no flights and no hire cars. This story has all the emotions, it is funny, heartbreaking and loving. This i ...more
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