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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  63 reviews
“This is all your fault.”
“You worthless piece of shit.”
“I hate you."
“He left us because of you.
“We live like this because of you. YOU GRACE.”
“You won’t amount to anything, you’re useless.”
“I wish I never had you, I hate you your worthless.”
Those were the words that were told to me so many times as a child that i can onlt think of them as true. I lived by my own rule
Paperback, 253 pages
Published June 22nd 2015
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Nikki ღ Navareus
I liked some of this story, but another part of me got really annoyed at the repetitiveness of this story and the way it drug on for freaking ever. The ending was very abrupt and an unrealistically a perfect HEA. I wish the author would have cut out some of the whiny internal dialogue repetitiveness, and fleshed out the ending a bit more so it felt a little more believable. (view spoiler)
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Christy McCurry
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Yes!!! This is a remarkable read. I struggled with my rating I loved the book, but the first 60 percent seemed to move very slowly for me, but once they got to the U.S. Things seemed to pick up. The last 40 percent is amazing and makes up for the first half.
Grace has had a hard life. A life no one should have to suffer from. I loved Samuel !!! I loved everything about him. He is understanding, patient, loving, caring, and sexy. The connection these two have is unmistakable. It's there and it's
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I must admit that I struggled with this book. The writting seemed unnecessarily repetitive. I powered through and at about 60% in, the story managed to, somewhat, redeem itself. In my humble opinion it could do with a bit of an edit... But, I am NOT a writer.

The story has a good plot. That being said, I did predict the events from the beginning.
The last 3 chapters were very sweet and melted my cold heart.

I think that a few "he's and she's" here and there, rather than Samual said, Samual did, S
Laura Smith
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elaine May is a new author to me and the blurb on the book had me intrigued. WOW! what a powerful rollercoaster of a journey I found myself on. I cannot fault any part of the story. The story was written well and with so much passion, my heart would ache at parts.

Follow the story of Grace as she tries to overcome the past and hateful words of her mother. And the comes along Samuel. Samuel is the guy that will do anything to protect Grace. When her past comes back to haunt her, secrets are revea
Jane Warden
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible book. The suspense is amazing, and there are scenes that had me in bits. I won't say which one (spoilers) but one in particular was one of the most tense, incredible, edge-of-my-seat writing I've ever read.
I fell in love with the characters, and the emotions and psychology as well as the suspense kept me reading until gone midnight, desperate to know what would happen next and what heartbreaking truth would be revealed!
Thank you Elaine May for another amazing read xxx
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, it was wonderfully written and at times had me on the edge of my seat and on the verge of tears, there were a few twists but also in places it was obvious what was coming next but that didn't detract from the book at all. I fell in love with the characters and you are drawn into this story from the start to the finish.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I can't wait to read more by her. I read this book in about 2 hours as I just couldn't put
Michelle Rene
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure how Elaine May takes such dark topics and turns them into amazing stories but she does. Unworthy is a well written story of young woman who has been bullied and beaten down but is determined to rise above her circumstances.
Wendy Wright
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Wendy for YOUR NEXT HOT READ 5 star read
Unworthy by Elaine May
This book is a incredibly good read, I couldn't put it down
Grace Ford grew up with the verbal abuse and neglect from her mother,
She was told on a daily basis that she was worthless fat and ugly, it was her fault her father left them all alone,
Being known has the towns whore grace learnt to blend into the background so she wouldn't ever be noticed,
All grace every wanted was to prove to her mother that she was worthy, from l
Bloggers From Down Under
* Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

Your worthless.
You’ll amount to nothing.
Everybody hates you.
Your a nothing.
Your disgusting.
Look at you, your pathetic.

You hear this often enough, you start believing it right?

It splinters you.
It shatters you.
It breaks you.
Everything they say you believe because it’s all they ever say to you.

But what’s worse……It’s said to you by the very person that is supposed to nurture you, love you, take care of you and love you unconditionally
The Magic of Books Blog
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

Grace hasn’t had the easiest of starts in life, abused as a child she has no confidence in herself, full of self-doubts and recriminations she gets through life as best she can.Grace has two jobs one as an intern and also works tending bar at an exclusive club. This is where she first sets eyes on the gorgeous Samuel Harding. As soon their eyes meet there is a spark,a chemistry, he wants her but Grace's views of herself always stop her thinking any man would want her so the barrier
Lynn Smith
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After having a terrible childhood. Grace is determined to be on her own. No friends, no boyfriend. If you have nobody you can't get hurt. She has a plan, work as much as she can, save her money and buy a house. So she will always have a home. Until Samuel walks into her life. No matter how she feels when she looks at him or the electricity between them when they happen to touch. She is going to keep her distance. Samuel, a billionaire and somewhat playboy is sued to getting what he wants and he ...more
reading the sheets
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ive read elaines other books and enjoyed them this is her newest release and doesnt disappoint.
This is the story of a broken young woman carrying the scars and heartache of an abusive childhood that goes on to affect her into adulthood.Grace doesnt think shes worthy of love,shes damaged,has low self worth and concentrates on her work life rather than a love life…till Samuel steps into the bar she works at.Samuel feels the spark when they meet he wants to get to know her,and Grace feels it too bu
Books Laid Bare
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh lord this is this book needs very little said about it other than the fact that it is a stunningly beautiful story.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to get at first, this was a new author to me but I have to say I was stunned into silence with the quality of the work that was laid before me and the depth of emotion that the story managed to engage from me.
I found myself feeling a huge sense of empathy with Grace.
She had a past that made me feel very sad for what she had been through, she deserv
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 STARS

Unworthy by Elaine May is a heart wrenching story of a young woman named Grace. She has been through hell and back in her life and see’s herself just as the people who treated her unfairly. Unworthy. Worthless. A “girl” who will never amount to anything. This broke my heart and shattered it into a million pieces. Elaine May did a wonderful job making you feel Grace’s feelings.

Samuel was in interesting character for me. He is a man of many means and knows exactly what he wants. Even wh
Donna Porter
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Grace Ford was verbally and physically abused as a child. Now as a grown woman she tries to better herself. She is working two jobs. One as an intern for Harding International and as a bartender at an exclusive club at night. She lives in London. One night a very handsome man, Samuel Harding comes into the club and he is immediately drawn to Grace. He comes to talk to her but she thinks so little of herself that no man could ever want her. She destroys everything she touches, that is what she wa ...more
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
absolutely fantastic gripping read. could not put it down. full review to follow.

Finally a proper review! Firstly I am going to start at the end. The epligogue had my stomach in butterflies and smiling from ear to ear. Such an amazing ending to a fantastic story.

The main story itself is full of heartfelt emotion, upset and plenty of anger. The heartfelt emotions are for Grace as you see her daily struggle to survive each day and keep her feelings for Samuel in check as she comes to terms
Three Chicks
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Grace grew up constantly feeling like she was unworthy. Mainly due to her mother treating her that way. Now she is on her own, has not friends and has a plan to work as much as she can so she can save up for her own home. When she meets Samuel, who happens to be her boss there is something there. He is definitely attracted and he has taken an interest in her as well. But Grace has never felt like she is worthy of him. Will Samuel be able to make see how much she deserves to be loved?

I wanted to
K.M. Lowe
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book that I've read by this author... I really did enjoy this book. Yes, the first half of the book was slow, but I felt it built up the character of Grace. The beginning of Grace's life was very poor. Her mother brought her up with her step father after taking Grace away from her real father. Grace was giving a life of physical and mental abuse by her mother and step brother. She was made to feel worthless and useless. Her step brother raped her and turned everyone against Gr ...more
Maddie  M1RiH
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege to read this book and This book was a true emotional ride it's got so much meaning and grit to it that you feel like you want to jump into the book and grab grace and just hug her. This book was so true, It's an issue that some people battle every day and the struggles to move forward.

Grace is a young woman with so much self dealt that she finds it hard to live life to the full she's been through so much that even her own mother was the evil seed that planted these emotions a
T.M. Payne
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book: Unworthy
Author: Elaine May
Publication Date: 6/22/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

Wow what a riveting story. Grace is a woman who endured horrible verbal abuse as a young girl. Her mother who once loved her very much turned on her in the blink of an eye.

Grace never really understood why things were how they were when she was young. Moving forward Grace works two jobs because she wants something better in life. She has anxiety and doesn't date because
Marina Skinner
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story!!
Wow! When you start a book not quite expecting how the book goes especially from the synopsis and finding it difficult to put down makes it a very enjoyable read!
I felt incredibly sad at the way grace viewed herself and the way her childhood was. She was trying to make her life better by doing well at her job and getting somewhere in her life.
Samuel- what can I say about him but What a beautiful man with a heart of gold. His pursuit of Grace, the way he viewed her and the way
Feb 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Unworthy by Elaine May

Although a good read, I struggled a bit with this book. We meet Grace and Samuel in Unworthy. Grace is a young woman who severely suffers from a very low self-esteem, which was caused wholly in part due to her mother; who is a very evil and hateful woman who should have never had children.

When Samuel enters the picture, he throws a wrench in Grace’s plan to live a quiet life where no one notices her. But Samuel notices and what he sees is something special in Grace and feels she is worth all th
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Seriously Good!
I really enjoyed reading this book. The author did an amazing job with this story. She took a very real, difficult issue that people have to deal with and handled it beautifully. I was drawn right into the story and kept there, turning pages until way too late, I just didn't want to put it down. There were times that were pretty intense, I went through a lot of emotions while reading this book. I really loved Grace, I felt so bad for her and all that she went through as a child, a
Unworthy is a style of book I don't normally read, but I am glad I was given the chance to. Once I started reading I did not want to stop, even when I was forced to due to real life.

Grace was raised in a terrible childhood environment and she chose to let it run her life when she became an adult. She focused solely on work and would not let anyone get close to her in her personal life. It wasn’t until she met Samuel and he showed her slowly that she was capable of moving forward and in turn she
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What would you do if your entire life you were told you were worthless and that not one will ever love you and that it's all your fault that your father left you. Well that's what happened with Grace and the poor girl has felt worthless her entire life. She has tried to take her life but couldn't do it. Now Grace is about to have her life turned upside down. She works for a business but stays in the background and does everyone else work for them but when the big boss comes for a visit things wi ...more
Small Adventures, Full Hearts
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely a book I could not put down. It had every element that a great book should have. It was heartbreaking at times, suspenseful throughout, and I just loved the underlining love story and heartwarming aspect of this book.

I loved loved Grace and Samuel's love story. I loved loved loved that he saw her for who she was. This beautiful, strong, heartwarming women. He fought for her, he loved her through it all. I think Samuel is one of a kind.

OMG..Grace's story is so freak-en h
Anny hernandez
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love It

Wow I have to say that this is the first book and then first time that I read and hear from this author. When I got the book I was intrigued by the title and I have to say that she gave this book the right title. I felt in love with the book from the first page to the very last one, love the characters and love how the book end it.

The books is about a young woman that her mother never loved her or believe her, she has been verbally abusive and physically abused, all she wanted to do was t
Louise McKie (Clare & Lou's Mad About Books)
I was sent an arc for a honest review.

When I was contacted by the author I had no idea what the book would be like. Would it be any good? Would I like it?? Would I heck!!!
I loved it.
Grace has had such a hard upbringing, treated abysmally by her mother and left to the point she is pretty much an empty shell. She has no confidence and thinks very low about herself.
I felt so sorry for her, it made me feel like crying at times. The poor girl, she had to endure so much bullying and nastiness and from
Kelly Duke
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fabulous

When I first got this book I was quite sceptical as some people can not write about that kind of issues involved. I was very pleasantly surprised and enjoyed this book alot. Grace has a past she's trying to over come and live a normal life that is until she meets Samuel Harding and sparks fly.
Elaine may is a new author to me and I wasn't disappointed with this book and will be looking to read more of her work.
My hat goes of to you Elaine may as this isn't an easy gene to write
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Elaine May is my Author name. I live in the South West of England with my two beautiful daughters and yummy hubby. I love reading dark and twisted tales that mess with your head. I love to travel and spending time with my family. My dream is for people to like what i've written and hopefully get to go to a book signing event as an author.
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