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(Unexpected Love #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,562 ratings  ·  292 reviews
Standalone, new-adult romance about mistakes, acceptance and forgiveness now live.

There are certain things that are unforgivable…
Falling for your brother’s best friend is one of them.

That isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever done, though.
Not even close.

Shame and guilt follow me everywhere.
Except when I’m with him.

With him, I can breathe again.
Smile again. Love again.

ebook, 434 pages
Published April 25th 2018
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Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!

“Everyone deserves a second chance.”

Unforgivable is the third book I've read by Isabel Love. Each book I read by this author is better than the last, and this is my favorite one by far! I love books that hit me right in the feels, and Unforgivable did just that. An emotional story of love, friendship, growth, and forgiveness- this one hit all my love buttons! 

Anna and Wes meet when they're just kids in middle school. Wes quickly becomes best friends with Anna's brother, and he a
Cindy M. Green
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Anna and Wesley! Initially, I wasn’t sure how I felt about hearing Anna’s story. We meet her in Unconventional, not in the best of circumstances. However, after reading Unforgivable Isabel has been completely redeemed Anna in my eyes. There are two sides to every story and Isabel does a fantastic job of showing us that. I adore Anna and Wesley’s story, this is my favorite of her three books and I highly recommend you take this journey!

Choices and second chances. The journey of A
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! THIS. IS. HANDS. DOWN. THE. AUTHORS BEST. BOOK. TO. DATE! I am completely and utterly IN LOVE with Unforgivable! Wes and Anna's story was absolutely captivating. I could not put it down! I devoured the pages like a women possessed! THE FEELS ARE OFF THE CHARTS! Unforgivable was a tidal wave of emotions. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. So many pages seriously gutted me. Completely broke my heart, while then proceeded to heal it the next page. I have NEVER been this utterly enthralled by a slo ...more
A little birdie told me...
Let’s face it... most of us read for an escape, for fantasy. To wrap our minds around the lives of fictional characters so that we can live vicariously. Romance readers want that kickass heroine and the swoon-worthy book boyfriend we wish were real.

Every once in a while, I come across a book that punches me in the heart. Not in a bad way, it just awakens more than the standard, everyday romance. One that is real and gripping. Instead of living vicariously, I connect. Feel. Relate.

This story he
Emma Nichole
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Where can I even begin to describe this book? It checked off all of the “boxes” for me. Angsty? Check. Sexy? Check. Slow burn to the point of intense, kindle throwing frustration? Check. A love story so deep and perfect and messy and complicated that it sticks with you for the rest of your life? Check.

We met Anna in Charlie’s story, Unconventional (Side note: GOD THAT BOOK WAS SO HOT), and I had a strange love/hate/confusion in regards to her. I felt like I should loathe her but somehow… I didn’
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How on earth is Unforgivable only Isabel Love’s third book cause damn she knocked it out of the park. I was introduced to Anna and Wes in Unconventional but Unforgivable can easily be read as a standalone.
I really appreciate Isabel Love for switching it up this time around. Whereas her two previous books were very sexy Unforgivable is a delicious slow burn romance with well developed characters and sensitive topics.

While reading I could easily feel how much this story means to the author. Her at
Alex ♈
If not for my friend Leonor's brilliant review
I would have missed a very good book.

Thank you, Leonor!

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I really liked this book. My heart broke for the 14 year old boy who didn't have parents, the boy that didn't have clothes or love from anyone, who was bullied because his clothes and shoes had holes in them. I wanted to hug him and give him all the love that I could give him. I loved the heroine's parents how they took him in and they gave him love and support. Even when he made big mistakes they were there for him.

They both
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“One mistake doesn’t define who you are.”

I don’t think this author could ever write a book I won’t fall irrevocably in love with at the drop of a hat. Unforgivable has stolen my heart as my new fav book by this author, as well as a top read for 2018. When a book is just so effortlessly emotional yet more uplifting than you could ever imagine, you refuse to be anything but glued to the pages as you feel each character bleed then heal. Anna and Wes couldn’t be more than perfect for each other
An outstanding and unputdownable must read romance that'll shake you to the core...

My goodness, where do I begin? I'm a little lost for words with this one. I mean, I feel like I'm alway left at a loss for words with this author. But Unforgivable, maaaaaan, this story got me in every possible place.

There's a select group of authors that always manage to surprise me. Each one of their stories brings something new to the table and just completely overtake anything else surrounding me. Ms. Love is
Olga therebelreader
This was a refreshing romance. I found it to be very different from the author’s previous books. The story was very captivating. I just didn't want to put it down.
There was some drama and it fluctuated up and down. I liked both main characters and how their issues were explored when they embarked on a relationship together. My favorite character was Wes. Insecure enough to be vulnerable without being desperate, romantic, sexy…He had low self-esteem and he thought he was not good enough. But at
Enakshi - The E-Book Addict
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is not all about hearts and flowers but its also so much more than that, it so beautifully shows the hardships in life. It show that there's always a silver lining ahead of every situation and you just have to be strong and be able to forgive yourself for your mistakes and move on, BE BETTER.

This story is also about childhood love and shows us the story about Wesley and Anna which was so beautiful and amazing. I can not thank Isabel Love enough for writing something so meaningful and
Isabel Love
Feb 14, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Unforgivable is NOW LIVE!!!
Unforgivable is a standalone, new-adult romance about mistakes, acceptance and forgiveness. Can one mistake define who you are?

I'm so proud of this book and can't wait for everyone to meet Anna and Wesley.



This audiobook is EVERYTHING!! Vanessa Edwin and Teddy Hamilton are the perfect voices to bring these characters and this story to life!!


~Stéphanie's Journal~
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's two side of a story and Unforgivable shows exactly that you shouldn't believe what you think you know. I read all of Isabel's books and Unconventional is my favorite. I judged Anna. I didn't specifically want her story, yet Isabel gave it to her readers and I didn't think she could be redeem… I was wrong.

Anna & Wesley's story is not what I expected. Not at all. I couldn’t imagine how tangled their relation was and how well they knew each other when I first met them in Unconventional. I c
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
5++++ Stars!

I just LOVE Isabel Love's books! I have fallen in love with every character written and, yet again, she has woven her magic spell over me and made me fall in love with Anna and Wesley.
The writing is superb and the story gets you right in the feels; emotional to the max. I felt all of Anna's trauma with a fountain of tears and loved the anxious heart breaking scenes that built her up so high in my heart.

Wesley! What can I say? From the moment I met him, I loved him... is it wrong to
Jacqueline J
Well written interesting story of two people who were meant to be together but whom circumstances and mistakes forced apart. Time line moved well and made sense. Good exploration of some some serious issues.
Beyond 5 Wes and Anna Stars

"One mistake doesn't define me."

I have been in something of a reading slump and then I saw something on Twitter regarding this book so thought I would give it a whirl. Isabel Love is a new author to me and I was not familiar with her work. Let me just say that not only is she now an author that I will definitely be reading more of, but also that Wes has absolutely secured his place in my Kindle heart and my Hero Hall of Fame shelf.

Essentially, this is a childhood fri
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where are my 10 stars???
Just Epic Love Story!
Amazing book, on my re-reads list! I love authors style, I loved MCs. I was crying like a baby this night. I was gonna kill Charlie the bastard!!!
Wes, sigh, my heart was wrenching and broking for him.
I wish there would be more Bellamy's families!!!
Foster care in different countries is just hell system!!! It's doesn't work. Why ??? There would be less broken people.
Anna, poor girl, I loved everything about her also. I wish she wasn't do broken, so dep
Autumn Grey
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Unforgivable. LOVED IT. Breathtakingly beautiful, slow burn. Flawed characters who made mistakes and learned from them, redemption and forgiveness. This story is what fairy tales are made of. Wes and Anna went through so much and the character growth throughout the story was amazing.
Isabel's brilliant writing shines through in this story. Wes and Anna are now on my list of favorite book couples. So highly recommend this book!!!
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
This was a 3.5 rounded down to 3.

What I liked:

* A Hero who's a real hero. Yes, he made bad choices, but they were for the right reasons. And he's so true and good and kind. One of my fave tropes - the virgin Hero. And by the way, this is in spite of the fact that he pushed the h to flee into the arms of another boy. (view spoiler)
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
4.5 stars!
Best in the series.

This book is the 3rd in Isabel Love's Unexpected Love series. And my favorite of the series! Anna is a character we meet in book #2, but very briefly, so this book can definitely be read as a standalone. However, this is a unique book series situation, because Anna's secret is revealed in book #2. Since I read book #2, I already knew- but the weird thing is that I don't feel like that ruined anything for me.

Unforgivable is a childhood-friends-to-lovers romance. The
Kelly Green
"One day, I'll be worthy of her. Until then I hope I see her in my dreams." ~Wes
"Sometimes, I hate that he's my brother's best friend. I want him all to myself." ~Anna

OH THE FEELS! They started right in the Prologue and just kept on going right through to the Epilogue! That Prologue delivered a serious punch to my gut and I just HAD to see the whole thing through. I love a good friends-to-lovers (and brother's best friend) romance. The connection that Wes and Anna share was stronger than her hig
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3.5 Stars!*
mel ☽

The hero, Wesley, and the heroine, Anna, met in middle school when Wes (14) was being bullied and Anna (12) stepped up and stood up for him. Wes, was immediately grateful, though hesitant, because no one has ever treated him with kindness. EVER. Until Anna, and her brother Josh stepped up.

With that, Anna and Josh showed him the kindness and love he deserves. Although their mom was pretty hesitant at first, I love how Anna insisted that they should treat the boy with generosity and aff
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

In my conscious effort to read more new-to-me authors, I picked up Unforgivable without even reading the blurb. I LOVED the cover and I saw a few teasers that sounded deliciously juicy. I just knew I had to read it.

Unforgivable turned out to be a really solid storyline. I loved Isabel Love's writing, I adored Wes and Anna together and I thoroughly enjoyed this refreshing story.

This is a friends to lovers romance that spans decades. The quiet longing these characters feel for each othe
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this with the promise to leave a review.

Let me just say WOW!!! Isabel Love is a new author for me and I’m so glad I gave this a chance. I started this late evening thinking after a few chapters I would put it down and get some sleep. Now it’s 1:30 in the morning and instead of sleeping, I finished this whole book. I honestly couldn’t put this down! It was just so good! This is now my top read of 2018. It was so realistic and I cried so many times. This is now at my top thre
Auden Dar
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slow-burn, emotional
Six unforgettable stars!

I’m an avid reader and read several titles a week. However, it’s rare for me to come across a book that makes me reflect on life and the choices I’ve made. I read “Unforgivable” a few months ago, and the story still resonates with me. And although I’ve never been Anna’s predicament, Ms. Love’s “Unforgivable” is so powerful, I may as well have been the heroine.

I need to commend Ms. Love on writing such a courageous, and heartfelt story that touches on a subject many autho
The Smutbrarians
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Panty Scorching - 3
Angst - 3
tissues - 0
Storyline - 4
Value - 4
Overall - 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs I truly thought this book was going to be just another "little sister has a crush on older brother's best friend" yada, yada, yada. I am glad and pleasantly surprised to say that this was just so, so much more and I loved every single sentence of it!!

Anna and Wes have been in each other lives since they started their teen years. Wes is Anna's older brother's best fr
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was skeptical when I heard that Anna was going to get her own book, she was not my favorite person after reading Unconventional, but this book totally redeemed her. This is a story about love and mistakes, making your way through life and learning to forgive yourself. Wes endeared himself in my heart from chapter one. The path of his life along with Anna’s is filled with so many mistakes and bad choices that it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel even as the reader.

Few highlights
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

4 forgive yourself Crowns

Unforgivable is not anything what I was expecting. I expected hot and filthy moments with high levels of angst. What I got, though, is a story that is relatively low on angst and a slow burn, one that focuses more on forgiving yourself for mistakes than anything else.

Wesley is the epitome of “bad boy” with a heart of gold. From the minute readers meet him, he pulls at your heart strings. Even as he ages, his self-worth never recalling gr
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Isabel Love is a hopeless romantic. She loves to read romances that are sweet and dirty and everything in between. A husband, two kids and a full-time job keep her busy by day. But by night, she can be found with her Kindle in hand, reading “just one more chapter.”

Check out her newest release, Unforgivable! It's a standalone, new adult romance about mistakes, acceptance and forgiveness. Anna and W

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