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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  1,447 ratings  ·  272 reviews
After eight years, Henley Calvert is headed home. Back to the family farm and small town she left behind, never to be thought of again.

Too much regret and shame to bear.

But she’s the only one left to see to her family’s legacy, so she must return to Ashfall and face all the ghosts that haunt her.

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Gatlin Holt, the family farmhand, awaits her arrival, and lends a hand—
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 14th 2016 by S.E. Hall
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Margaret Shannon No. I don't think that is possible. Keaton figured it out; Gatlin was there to help Henley until she was able to accept Keaton's support. Once she did…moreNo. I don't think that is possible. Keaton figured it out; Gatlin was there to help Henley until she was able to accept Keaton's support. Once she did, Gatlin wasn't needed anymore and so he went away.(less)

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Talia (Red Hot Ink)
OMG, this book was sooooooooo good!

WARNING: I couldn't help by highlight half the things Keaton said, so be prepared for lots of quotes.

I'm usually not into OTT alpha males, but Keaton pushed all my buttons and made me fall for him faster than you can say 'holy cowboy'. The story started a bit muted and at first I thought Gatlin was going to be her love interest because Keaton doesn't enter the scene right away. But hell if by the end I wasn't praying for another 100 pages or so to magically app
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Erin
4.5 stars

I fell in love with this author last night.

I didn't really know what to expect from this book, and I went in to it pretty blind. I read the blurb but no detailed reviews. I'm so glad I did. This was an unexpected story that completely won my heart.

Plot: 5 stars! I'm afraid to say too much and spoil it. Some reviewers seemed to be under the impression that this is a love triangle. IT IS NOT! It is nothing of the sort. Trust me. This is a story of a "broken" girl coming home after the la
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Rejane
Sep 19, 2016 marked it as nope
Suspicious. I run light years away from love triangle
Eyvette Abreu
Frustratingly frustrated.....2.5***

How do you like a book and then not like a book? That is how I felt about this one. It is also a hard book to write a review on without revealing the whole plot.

This story is about Henley and the very sexy, alpha, dirty talking Keaton.

Henley has been gone for eight years following a tragedy that literally made her lose her mind. She was sent away at the age of 17 by her mother. Henley has been in San Diego and we really are not told what she has been doing in
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Michelle
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Chris
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very sweet romance ... love an Alpha male who knows how to respect women and treat them well. Adorable ❤️
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
There is an old saying about boys, if he teases you in the playground then it means he likes you and that came to mind when I read this book however, this boy wasn’t really mean to this girl, more like the other way around.

Henley grew up on her family farm with her twin sister Hadley. Right next door was the Cash family and their son Keaton Cash. The boy that was like an annoying mosquito, as he could really get under Henley’s skin. This wasn’t the boy she fell in love with though, Merrick was h
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

S.E. Hall is a favorite author of mine. Her words soothe my soul and make mny heart race. From her flowing storylines to captivating plots, this author knows how to bring out the steam and feels in her books. But this book right here? HER BEST TO DATE.

Unstable was a brilliant romance full of passion, intensity, twists, turns, and second chances. I had to pleasure of beta reading this book and what a great honor it was. Watching this book be made, chapter by chapter, and watching how ever
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Jan
5 "Your infuriating stars"

Unstable is one of those books where I can say you will definitely finish with a happy sigh, I loved every minute of reading it.

A childhood friends then to adulthood romance with a love hate relationship.

Henley and Keaton have been farm neighbors since they were little and have always had a love hate relationship, the hate part being more on Henley's side as she saw Keaton as a pain in the rear and nicknamed him Ass of Ashfall.

Henley left the small farming home town a
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Emily Goodman
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SE Hall continues to amaze me as a reader with each new book she writes. She’s proven she can write the coming of age stories and the new adult stories filled with wit and humor. Sexy steamy love stories, yep, Hall’s conquered that story line too. With Unstable, Hall extends her writing that much more by giving us an emotionally charged, riveting story that will leave you breathless until the very end. She’s now managed to give you the heartbreak along with all the other characteristics she’s kn ...more
Chrissy
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A sweet and sexy, love/hate relationship with a few twists and turns!

Henley is back in town after being gone for eight years, to run her family farm and deal with the ghosts of her past. She isn’t ready to be back in Ashfall, and she’s definitely not ready to deal with her neighbor, Keaton. Keaton is all alpha male, and pure hotness, and as much as Henley doesn’t want to let him in, she ends up letting him in slowly and a truly amazing story is formed.

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Joanne
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, SE Hall writes a tale that keeps you turning the pages. The story is about a young woman who needs to face the reality of her past to be able to move on with her life.

Henley was a sweet girl who was sad and scared. My heart went out to her and I cheered her on throughout the book. Returning to her farm and getting to meet and know, Gatlin, the farmhand was just what she needed. He was there for her, he listened to her and in many ways saved her.

Keaton was fabulous. There's nothing
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BookSmacked
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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S.E. Hall delivers a swoon worthy romance with Unstable.

This story appears to be a love triangle but it is anything but.

We meet Henley Gene Calvart, Gaitlyn and Keaton in this book. Automatically you think love triangle but really this is a beautiful story of loss, love, friendship, and discovery.

Keaton Cash is an alpha with the sweetest heart and his devotion to Henley is one that romance movies are made of.

Gaitlyn is the farm hand that is always there for you when you need a friend and appear
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Renee Entress
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. S.E. is one of my go to authors and you know when she puts out a story it is going to be great. This is different than her other stories but that is not a bad thing. She makes sure with every one of her stories you fall in love with no one but all of the characters.

This story is about Henley, Keaton, and Gaitlin but don’t worry it’s not a love triangle. These three have all been through a lot. Henley seems to be the most broken but can these two fix her
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Lisa
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I don't even know how to begin telling you how much I loved this book! S.E. Hall knocks it out of the park yet again!
Unstable gives you all the humor, wit, and sexy hot scenes that we have come to expect from her, but this time she adds in some heartbreak and angst. This one will leave you absolutely engrossed, with your stomach in knots, unable to put down your kindle.
Unstable is a story of a girl who is running from the unimaginable pain of her past. She is forced to deal with her past,
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Rachelle Jones
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May be favorite yet!!

Wow.... as always what a incredible story... You took me on several twists and turns and some that truly shocked me and did not figure out until I read them..... I can't tell you how many times I seriously laughed out loud at the story or cried with those same characters. Absolutely amazing job I felt like I was living the story as one of the characters myself. Thank you for the journey!!!
CeCe
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Sara
May 25, 2020 added it
DNF... maybe it was the narration or just the way Henley is written but I couldn’t get into it. She was so whiney right through and I tried to hold out as some reviews said it gets better but even after Keaton came along she got tiring. I get she has issues but listening to it was just frustrating
Coco.V
Jun 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Connie
Awesome story: lots of laughter as well as lots of tears. Henley hasn't spoken to her mother since the "incident" when she shipped Henley off to the loony bin. Now 8 years later, Henley's back home for her mother's funeral and totally overwhelmed with guilt! Keaton, her neighbor and arch-enemy as well as ex-boyfriend, Merrick, are both competing for her attention AGAIN! But only one has good intentions while the other is following an evil and deceitful agenda. Will Henley be able to tell the dif ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Is it possible to be a superfan? SE Hall is one of my favorite authors. She delivers exactly what I need every time. Fantastic writing, complex characters, laughter, tears, suspense and heat. Henley has returned home after eight years. She's not happy to be home, there are too many bad memories there. But, she's the only one left and someone has to take over the family farm. She's not sure she can do this. Walk back into town and wonder if everyone is pointing and staring. When she meets Gatlin, ...more
Heather Pollock
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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QueenZany 5 Star Review

Unstable
S.E. Hall

SYYYY!!! Another breathtaking novel!!!!
“Unstable” is a luminous experience of wondrous proportions!
Which had me spellbind. God knows I was up till the crack of dawn reading. For this wondrous love story! That had a mix of banter, lust, and soul. Plus a love that will surely last an infinity!
Just an Amazing story I couldn't resist. Now If we had a Keaton!! Life would be perfect!! SYYYY

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FMR Book Grind
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LEEANN'S REVIEW
5 STARS

Whenever I pick up a book by S.E Hall, I know it is going to exceed my expectations. When I started reading Unstable I realized I was gping to get way more than I bargained for.
This is a story that will pull at your heart strings. It will have you laughing out loud one minute and dabbing your eyes with a tissue the next.

Henley and Keaton have always been enimies.. Or so Henley thought. The truth is much more entertaining! She has returned home after years away only to fin
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Ashley Suzanne
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW

Amazing story, amazing characters and a plot that makes you remember to tell those you love how you feel while you can. Never wait ... to buy and read this story, because, SE Hall nails it!!!
Jennifer
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Good book...but should have ended at 75%. The last 25% wasn't necessary. I skimmed
Lori R.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
First... This NOT a love triangle. There are a handful of GR reviews saying they won't read this book because of that. I can assure you, it's not, so go ahead and pick it up. :)

I enjoyed this! It had a little bit of everything - some humor, a little suspense, and plenty of steam. And bonus points for that cover. <3

Keaton fucking Cash. *sigh* He was the perfect amount of alpha for me. He was sexy & possessive, yet adorably charming, and he's been in love with Henley for years. Now that she was ba
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Layeshia
This is the first story I’ve read by this author! S. E. Hill and I guarantee you this will not be the last time Either!! This was a very well thought out romance! This is definitely a cowboy romance not my genre generally but I thoroughly enjoyed his story. Neighbors who met each other when they were seven and nine and had a running battle of supposedly hate but in truth that is where the first stirring of love between the two. Henley and Keaton. Henley and her identical twin sister are separate ...more
Brittany
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love love love

Omg I bawled my eyes out in this book. Man this was a good one. I freaking loved Keaton Cash! He's sweet, sexy, and funny my 3 favorite things. I really loved how much Henley grows through out this book, it's beautiful to see her face her struggles, and conquer them head on. With everything life those at her she becomes a stronger woman, and with the the help of Keaton and friends she finds her way back to herself.
This really was such a great book, it was so moving to me and not at
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Passionpages50
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm tempted to dive right back into this one all over again, and I just finished it!! Maybe after I hose down and cool off?! It is HAWT ya'll.
I was in the mood for a down home country boy who could deliver some sweet lines, melt panties, and rock my Kindle with his alpha charm, and SE Hall delivered on all points. I more than LOVED Keaton F*&cking Cash. I have no doubt you will too. And who wouldn't want their very own Gatlin by their side? So precious! Great storyline. SE Hall continues to be
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Rachel Miller
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful!

Reading Hennly and Keaton's story was a joy. If S.E Hall had not allowed Keaton to tell us about Gatlin I would never have figured it out.
This story was beautifully written.
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