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(The Unbreakable #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  111 reviews
A baby is all I've ever wanted.
After almost dying on the operating table,
I despise everything about motherhood,
especially the little girl I brought into this world.
It makes me sound awful; hell; I am awful.
How can I make myself fall in love with a baby
I feel no attachment to?

I don’t recognize my wife anymore.
When I thought I might lose Emma during our baby’s deli
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 235 pages
Published January 2018 by Leigh Lennon
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Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
If I had to use just two words to describe Unwanted they would be heartbreakingly beautiful. Fortunately, I do not need to limit myself to just two words. The synopsis alone is enough to suggest just how intense this book is going to be – but even that fails to prepare you for this story that will really test your ability to read the hard-hitting subjects.

Although Unwanted is a wonderful book you can read as a standalone novel, I would suggest reading the prior stories connected to this one. Lei
Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

A novel that will have you feeling long after the last word is written. Compassionate, heart pounding and an emotional read of how a traumatic event can cause multiple emotions in a relationship and can hinder a family. Leigh Lennon has given us an amazing and powerful novel in Unwanted.

Unwanted is a book that delivers sadness, grief, heartache, longing and eventually joy. An abundance sensations that Leigh takes you on within her w
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I first received this book I read the first two chapters, then I had to put it down. I took a break and then devoured the rest of the book in one day!! It was that freaking amazing! I know that the subject matter is a touchy one and it's not for everyone. It's beautifully written in dual perspectives, it's so easy to say Emma is a hard pill to swallow. But I could feel her emotions and understood her trauma. That being said Tyler was a saint, I don't think I could have done what he did for ...more
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from this author and not my usual type of book but I really enjoyed it. The story revolves around the very real, heartbreaking issue of post partum depression.

Emma and Tyler's love story is not a simple one and there are many emotional scenes in this book. The author did a great job of showing both POVs with this difficult subject.

I received an arc of this book.
Jackie Wright
Jul 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Unwanted is certainly a book that will stay with you long after the final word has been read, it’s a beautifully written, heartbreaking story that touched me on so many levels and it’s left me with one of the biggest book hangovers ever. I really think you need to read this book with no preconceived ideas so my review will be short and sweet.
This is a very emotional read, it touches on some hard subjects but it’s written with compassion and love and Ms Lennon has given us a very special powerfu
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book had a lot of heart-break. Pregnancy experience is different for everyone. In fact, when discussed, everyone has something unique to say about their experience. Postpartum depression is such a rare topic for books to showcase. This story shows the plight of a new mother unable to feel anything for a new born. It shows how the husband tries to put his family back together. It shows love, compassion, understanding, support we get from our families.

The plot itself was pretty straight forw
Amanda Shepard
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

An extremely emotional read for me. A tragic story that turns into something beautiful. Emma's struggle was at times hard to read but it sheds a light on a subject that seems to be swept under the rug a lot. Bravo!
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I am sitting here trying to gather my thoughts about Unwanted. I am having a hard time doing this. I have tried to write this review more than once and yet I just can’t get my words right to express my feelings. I guess I should note that when I had my son I had post-partum depression on top of out of control anxiety and while I was nowhere close to what Emma was. With my daughter, I had complications and almost
Books Laid Bare
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the first book of this series, I didn’t think I liked Emma very much but having read this book, I feel like this she is a woman that I want to know more about.
This author leaves no stone unturned in her pursuit of subject matter that will provoke a reaction, that will get under your skin and make you think, make you take on board the pain and just make you …feel, this was all that and so much more.
Unwanted was by far the hardest of the three books in the series so far to read, I felt emotion
Kat J
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the 3rd book in the series that I have read. One doesn't really need to read them in order as the book will recap the situation for readers that haven't read it yet.

Tyler and Emma have been married for a while now and were trying to have a baby of their own. They faced some difficulty but finally managed to conceive; only that there were complications during the delivery and Emma was left fighting for her life.

Between postpartum depression and trying to come to terms with almost losing h
Jenn the Readaholic
Raw and painful but so good

Emma needed help. She knew that. And her cries for it went unheard until it was almost too late. So Tyler makes the hard choice to let leave to get that help. But Emma knows that there’s a place that can help her more, so she runs there...without telling anyone at first. Was it rash? Maybe. But did it save her? Yeah, I think it did.

This isn’t the easy stuff. This is the painful, the miserable, the raw, and the ugly. This is PTSD and postpartum depression combined into
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is the first book of Leigh’s that I have read and I thought it was amazing!

Emma and Ty struggle to conceive naturally so turn to IVF, the pregnancy goes well and they are excited to welcome the little bundle of joy into the world, that is until Emma almost dies giving birth! Ty realises things are not right when he comes in from work and the baby is crying with a full nappy and Emma is just sat there.

Things go from bad to worse and eventually Emma is admitted to a facility for help. When
Kelly G (Now Accepting Book Boyfriend Applications)
Keep a box of tissues near by!

From the very beginning this book had me by the heart strings! I did not bother to read the blurb so I really didn't know what it was about. My guess was it had something to do with an unwanted pregnancy. Right track of thinking..... not completely correct assumption. As a woman I can empathize with wanting a baby so badly. What I can not empathize with is then not wanting anything to do with that baby that I wanted. This story gives you a very emotional look into p
Cee Cee Houston
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Unwanted by Leigh Lennon is a sad story, it grabbed my by the heart-strings and never let go. You’ll need plenty of tissues for this one. It takes you through the burning desire to have a child and then suffering from the fear that comes from almost dying during giving birth to that longed for baby. Unreasonable feelings can be caused by lots of factors, but postpartum depression is one of the main culprits.
Many women suffer from this sometimes debilitating illness and unless you have gone throu
Joy  Avery
Jul 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
     After reading Unwanted, I really don't know that I could write a review that would truly describe what this book did to me. To say it was an emotional read would be a huge understatement. Even if I didn't have personal experience, I would have had a good idea what it was like based on the talented author's words.
     Tyler and Emma are a married couple who have been trying to have a baby for a long time. When they finally succeeded, Emma almost dies giving birth. Afterwards, postpartum depr
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m still thinking about this book. It is a follow up to two other books by this author but certainly can be read as a standalone. However, I recommend reading the other books, Unfiltered and Unacquainted, to get the total impact and understanding of the family dynamics. This author tackles relevant issues in a realistic and true manner. At several times this book broke my heart. You will run the gamut of emotions from sobbing for Emma, Tyler and Nick to being hopeful for Emma and Tyler, being a ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
First and foremost, this is a great book!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. I stayed up much too late because I really wanted to know what was going to happen with Emma and Tyler.

To sum up the book, Emma had a traumatic birthing experience with her daughter, Aspen, and it brought on postpartum depression as well as some PTSD. She ultimately does seek help only to find herself not able to move past the fear she held in herself and in her mind. Tyler, her husband, was there throu
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 out of 4 stars

This story wasn’t easy to read. Being a mom is the hardest job I’ve ever taken on and though I didn’t experience what Emma did, I was able to feel her pain. And poor Tyler was such a stand up guy that at times I wanted to just wring his neck, and yet I loved him for his commitment to Emma.

I enjoyed the way that the author was honest about how being a mom isn’t just a cake walk for some people. I enjoyed the way that Tyler loved his wife and baby and really wanted the best fo
Sherry Patrick
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I saw another read post that if she had to use two words to describe this book it would heartbreakingly beautiful and I could not agree more. Tyler and Emma are an amazing couple who go through so much in this book and it's very intense and emotional. I was a mess by the end of the story and it's so painful and you feel so much for both Tyler and Emma. Make sure you have some tissues handy because you'll need them. It's definitely different but it's so amazing.

Word to the wise... I read th
Marni Ortiz
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Leigh is one of my absolute favorite authors. She has a way of writing beautiful and emotional books that grab you from the beginning and don’t let to until the very end . My emotions were all over the place from the very beginning. Unwanted had been sitting on my I pad unfinished for a while ( just because I’ve been so busy with my daughter) but I finally had some time over the weekend to myself ( I could not stop reading ) I think I devoured the rest of this amazing story in about an hour . Th ...more
Erin Lewis
Jul 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Unwanted (Unbreakable #3) by Leigh Lennon
My first comment is have your tissues ready. Having read numerous books by Leigh Lennon I knew that it would be well written, that’s a given. However what I didn’t count on was the emotional roller coast of a journey that she took me on along with Tyler and Emma.
From the first word to the last, I was riveted to this story and read well into the night, I just had to keep reading until I reached the end. This is a story that left me with one h
Amy  Crull
Jul 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
I knew from reading the other two books, that this one was going to rip my heart out. Knowing this, I still wanted a happy ending for Ty and Emma. This one hit close to home for me.. I had bad postpartum with my youngest and got to a bad point with it. I found myself feeling super hard for Emma. Tears rolled down my face so many times during this book. I mean, you have to want to get better and can't be forced to overcome your pain instantly. The author did a beautiful job of showing just how ha ...more
Beth Frank
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for an honest review.
This is the first book I have read written by Leigh Lennon and I have to say it won’t be my last.
Emma and Tyler struggle to conceive naturally and go through IVF treatments. Emma gets pregnant and they are excited to finally be parents. During childbirth Emma almost dies and doesn’t want anything to do with their baby girl, Aspen. Emma is admitted to a facility for help. After talking with a doctor a few times she realizes this is not the place for her. Ano
Jillian Kerr
Jul 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a book that will tear your heart in two and send you on an emotional roller coaster, this is the book for you! Unwanted is every bit emotional as the blurb makes it out to be if not more. My heart hurt for Tyler and Emma right from the very first page. Overall, I loved Tyler and Emma, especially Tyler, he is the most loving and patient man ever. I liked Emma and I hurt right along with her, but I wanted to shake some sense into her. Some of the choices she made had me so m ...more
Sandi Thompson
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma and Tyler had tried for years to get pregnant, and after several painful rounds of invitro treatment, they were finally able to conceive. They joyfully decorated their baby's room together and awaited the birth. Emma and Tyler have a beautiful, healthy baby girl named Aspen. Everything went well until they almost lost Emma while giving birth. As Emma recooperates, she shows little interst in her new baby. She sinks further and further into a deep depression and is diagnosed with sever post ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

Unwanted was such a sad story that totally pulled at my heartstrings from the very first page. It was really well written and you tell just how much heart and soul had gone into this book by the author as it deals with some serious issues.

Tyler and Emma had the perfect marriage and wanted nothing more than to have a baby. Finally their dreams of becoming parents were about to come true but because
Sandy House
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Unwanted" is the first book I've read by Leigh Lennon. This is a MUST read for 2018!! Emma and Tyler are deeply in love and want to add to their family. They are having difficulty conceiving so they turn to IVF. When they find out they're expecting they are over the moon. However, the delivery doesn't go as planned and Emma almost loses her life.

This is an incredible story that takes us through Emma's journey with postpartum depression. Not only do we see how it affects her, we also see the im
Bookworm Bells
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this book for an honest review. This is the first book I have read from this author and while it stated that it could be read as a stand-alone and didn’t have to be read in sequence, I did feel a little confused at the start. There were lots of other people’s names being referred too and while I knew they were important I found it frustrating as I wanted to know their back story, especially Justine’s, I felt she was significant.
Once I got over that, I fou
Heather Navarre
Jul 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard but amazing read

This book was hard to read and I don’t think I would have read it had I not been asked to.

Don’t get me wrong it is an amazing book and a fabulous story, but the story is not all sunshine and roses. It is real and raw and sad.

I have never been in the position Emma was in, I loved my babies from the moment I saw them. I didn’t have postpartum.

I read the story and I was so angry right along with Tyler and then I was angry for a time at Tyler.

But again this story is what lo
Karen Wright
Aug 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a touching story! Emma and Tyler are put thru the wringer. It takes them forever to finally have a baby. Emma doesn’t bond with the baby and winds up having to get help. Tyler is basically raising Aspen as a single parent while his wife is getting the help she hopefully needs to be a mother. There are so many ups, downs and uncertainties in this story. It hurts so many people seeing Emma the way she is. She tries, but will she ever get to the point where she wants her baby girl. Tyler keeps ...more
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Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. One could say she loves pretty nails, big earrings and spiky hair. She can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.

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