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Unacceptable (The Monroe Family, #10)

4.77  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  59 reviews
I’m a Monroe.
My last name has defined me for as long as I can remember.
How I loved. How I lived. Who I am.
As proud as I am to be a Monroe and as much as I love my family, I need to break free from their sometimes-stifling protection.
It’s time to find out who I am, apart from being the youngest of this strong, tight-knit family.

I’m a broken man.
But I didn't
Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published December 12th 2018
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Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: monroes-series
I am so sad that this our last Monroe book. I mean seriously so sad. The Monroes have always had a special place in my heart and always will.

Brandon had me wanting to throw my kindle because he is Brandon but Gabby is so sweet and forgiving. She just smoothes it over and had me forgiving him. Brandon’s hatred for Michael comes out in full force and a few fights break out. No matter what happens, Gabby is loyal to Brandon and the Monroes.

I love that we finally get Brandon’s full story. Nicole d
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gah what an incredible ride and I can’t believe it’s the end. Luckily I know that Nicole will continue to feed my addiction for the Monroe’s through her spinoffs.

I still remember reading my very first Nicole Dykes book and it was book one from this series called Unsocial where I was introduced to a grieving family trying to figure out how they would move forward in life.

Fast forward 10 books later and we finally have the youngest Monroe’s story and it’s amazing. Gabby is the youngest of a very p
Wendy West
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a bittersweet moment. The final book in the Monroe series. Words cannot describe the emotions I feel. I usually leave a fairly short and simple review but this is one a short review just doesn't seem fitting. I've been with the Monroe's since the beginning. They seem so down home and real. I've laughed and I've cried, I even gotten into book funks because nothing measured up to them. And to see it finally end is heartbreaking and yet a joyous moment to celebrate. Gabby was my favorite li ...more
Linda Rea
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story and even though I really was not a fan of Brandon the story made perfect sense as the youngest Monroe grows up and makes her choices. As much as I hated for this series to end I will be looking forward to this authors next project.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
How do you write a review of book that is the last one in the series that you don’t want to see end? You try to do it justice that’s how.
This book was everything we hoped it would be and more. It brought all the feels both good and bad that we were most likely all expecting who has read the previous books.
It’s hard to write a decent review about this book without giving anything away. So I’m just going to say read it. You won’t be sorry. Brandon is the bad boy jerk with a plan for retribution
Emma Johnston
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my holy feels.

I've been patiently waiting on Gabby's book since Unsocial (book one). We got to know her through everyone else's stories and it was only right she got her own story. And what a beautiful story it was.

Saying Brandon isn't nice is putting it very mildly. But swearing is frowned upon in reviews but you get the picture. He clearly has issues and is out for revenge and sets his sights on sweet Gabby. Gabby is the youngest of the Monroe's and always felt overprotected by each and e
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars just isn't enough for this amazing conclusion to a series I absolutely adored!! We've watched Gabby grow up throughout this series, and what an amazing woman she has turned into!! I am so sad that this is the last book in the series, but thankfully, we will continue to see all the Monroe's in the future so that makes me happy!! I had my doubts about Brandon, but Nicole worked her magic and made me more than like him in the end. Brandon is very angry and out to hurt anyone he can, and he ...more
Lexee Toste
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Gabby!!!! She has such a good head and her shoulders and is so smart! I love the way that she handles Brandon and her overprotective family. She knows that there is still good in Brandon and she also knows when he is being real and playing a game. She might look for the good in people but she's not naive or stupid. I loved this story! It's very well written and we definitely get to see a different side of Brandon and learn more about why he is the way he is and why reacted the ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg what can I say, apart from I loved it and I'm sad that it's the last in the series of the Monroe's. Nicole you are amazing how they all come together. This story is all about Gabby the youngest of the Monroe clan. Best friends Brandon and Michael have had a big falling out , now his seeking revenge and what better way to do it than going through Gabby Michael's youngest sister. Well now you no that when Michael finds out they are talking and Gabby says they are friends you just no that it's ...more
Paula White
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sigh, I can’t believe it is over. Hopefully we will get the odd novella and see glimpses of the Monroe’s in the Adamson’s books.

We have been with Gabby since she was 6 and to see what she grew up to be is wonderful. A strong woman who definitely knew her mind. Brandon - in previous books he was a bad-un and he still was in this book, until Gabby worked her magic. It was a wonderful love story, loved the epilogue but it still left me wanting more.

I remember the first book of this series which I l
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in the Monroe series. This totally breaks my heart! I need more Monroes. It's impossible to say goodbye.
I've had a hard time with this book because it's about the baby of the Monroes. Our sweet sweet Gabby. I'm a little biased so please read it for yourself.
Gabby has the biggest heart and a pure soul. She meets the biggest A-hole and tries to fix him. She goes through a lot to save him from himself.

Brandon, hmmm What to say about him? I'm trying to be nice about it. He h
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unacceptable by Nicole Dykes is the final book in the Monroe Series. This is Gabby and Brandon's book. It's always bitter sweet when you are reading the last book in a fantastic series. You cant wait to read it but you also dont want it to end. This book is everything I wanted and so much more. It will give you all the feels. Gabby has grown into a beautiful and smart woman. Brandon is set on revenge and making Michael pay. His plan is to use Gabby. Gabby has other plans. She see's something in ...more
Alisa King
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ugh where do I start?! I can not put my thought into words. I just recently got to know the Monroe’s but Gabby has been one of my favorites from the very first book. That being said, I’ve been waiting for this book from the beginning. I knew her story was going to be absolutely amazing and Nicole definitely did not fail. I cried, I laughed, and when my friend read it just a day later I asked her to tell me every detail of where she was because I wanted to relive it again and again. Brandon and G ...more
Amber Feist
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t even know where to start. I’ve always been a huge Cam and Van fan, Micheal and Dani pulled at my heart but Gabby and Brandon really did a number on me.
Gabby the baby of the Monroe family, the protected one, strong willed and stubborn but loving to a fault.
Brandon ex bff to brother Micheal, out to destroy Micheal through Gabby and one Hot, swoon worthy emotional up and down ride of an adventure. A few black eyes and some serious heat will keep you turning pages with a must know what hap
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Brandon has been my boy for the last few books. I just had a feeling about him that he was going to blow everyone’s opinions out of the water.

Nicole did exactly what I knew she would in this book. She made this supremely vulnerable guy, who hated the world, open up and fall in love. And who else could have been his perfect match, but miss perfect herself, Gabby Monroe.

This book hurt my heart in all the right ways. I already started on a re-read. This was the perfect book to round out
Elle Spaulding
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was late to the Monroe party for sure. But FUCK! The Monroe family is magical. WHAT A BRILLIANT CONCLUSION TO THIS SERIES. I haven’t sobbed throughout a book this much in a long time. I loved it. A complete masterpiece. Nicole is gold. Also, I GOT A SHOUTOUT? AND A CHARACTER NAMED ELLE!? Be still my heart!! 😭😍😭

I love a good anti-hero book, but they can be difficult to write in my opinion. I love a good grovel book when the H is just a jerk, but there is a difference between a jerk and an anti-hero. When the H is a jerk they need to apologize, grovel, beg for forgiveness, but an anti-hero makes no apology, because that's just who they are and there intentions aren't pure to begin with. They don't believe they are good, they know they are the villain.

"It's amazing how a villain in one story can be a he
Amy  Crull
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have so enjoyed the reading this series and I'm super sad to see these characters go away. The Monroe's have become a part of me. I look forward to each book cause I knew I'd get to enjoy their family meals with all the drama and love they have. This book was very hard for me to read I'll admit. Gabby, being the youngest and the one with the most heart, has finally grown up and preparing to fly the coop. She sees the good in everybody despite what they might have done. She's sees something in ...more
Alexandra Lambrou
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t believe it’s over...
The Monroe’s are over ...
Hold that thought while I cry ..
This book was a fantastic ending to one of my favorite series. That epilogue though.. PERFECT !

Gabby was always the baby. This story was so perfect for her. I love that she is so strong and knows exactly what she wants. She has a heart of gold and I love her so much.

Brandon was the best friend that was abandoned by Michael. He is doing everything in his power to hurt Michael and he doesn’t care if he has to
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gabby is a joy. Following the trauma of her parent’s death, she retreated into herself but her family, the amazing Monroe’s, brought her out of that. Even with all of this, she has kept her optimism and positivity that allows her light to shine. She is one person that hasn’t given up on Brandon. Brandon is a mess. His family has never been supportive, just abusive and put him in unbelievable situations that would do harm to the strongest of us. Following Anna’s death, all Brandon can see is reve ...more
Kerri Yashinski
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have struggled with writing this review as I cannot put together the right words to say just how perfect this book was. This book is the last of the Monroe series and seeing our sweet Gabby grow into a beautiful and smart young woman was just bittersweet. Gabby sees the best in the world, even when everyone else is blind to it. Brandon only wants the worst. He’s out for revenge and doesn’t care who he takes down with him along his way. Gabby sees beyond the front that Brandon puts up. I can’t ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The last Monroe book ***cry***
We have loved the Monroe's from the start, but every good thing in life has to come to an end and Unacceptable is that for our Monroe's. And what a final book it was!
Gabby, our sweet Gabby. So good and so sweet. We have watched her grow and become her own person throughout each of the books, but in this one, she really is something else. Gabby always sees the good in everyone, but is there good left in some people. Is there good left in Brandon? She is aimed to find
Jami Kehr
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC.

If I could give this book a hundred stars I would!

From the beginning I kept saying... Gabby’s story is going to blow all the rest of the Monroe’s out of the water and she didn’t disappoint at all!

Gabby is the baby of the family. The sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, going mute for awhile dealing with the grief.

She’s always been the quiet one, the nerd, the good girl. The kind of person that sees the good in everyone. Sweet and kind, someone
Chantal Baxendale
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very emotional read, almost as emotional as I am sure it was for the author to write. For everyone that's been with the Monroe's since the beginning, we've all been waiting on tender hooks for this last book to arrive. We've been with Gabby from the beginning and 'seen' her grow up, experienced all the drama, heartache and love with her. Now Gabby is all grown up and we have to sit on the edge of our seats as she dives right into the world we all feared would hurt her. And Brandon, ne ...more
J’s Reads
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is hard to write this review because I am still experiencing the hangover, but I’ll try...

In this final book of the Monroe Family Series we get to see Gabby’s journey. She is definitely all grown up and ready spread her wings and fly. However, that is hard when you are the baby of overprotective siblings and their friends.

Then there is Brandon. If you have kept up with the Monroes you know he is Michael Monroe’s former best friend and now sworn enemy. Brandon is out for revenge and is determ
Misty Warner
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This is the last book of the Monroe's. It is very bittersweet but I absolutely loved Gabby's story. So happy to see her get the HEA she deserved.
Gabby is the baby of the family and has always been protected from everything. She has decided that after graduation she is going to move out and has made a list of first she wants to experience on her own and she has found the perfect person to help her.
Brandon is out for revenge on Michael. What bet
Charlotte Day
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been following the Monroes since true beginning when Gabby was only 6, to watch her grow has been amazing, and I honestly didn’t believe that anyone would be good enough for her, especially not Brandon, but she’s done it! Nicole has a very special way of making you fall in love with the fractured souls of her books, she makes you question your beliefs and believe the impossible.
To see how Gabby has grown from a quiet little girl to a respectful adult and watch how Brandon fights his own ba
Gwen Sargeant
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The end to a wonderful 10, Gabby’s story. It was the best book out of the whole Monroe storyline. Gabby definitely was the quiet one, but she sure had a lot to make up for both vocal and action. You can tell that Dylan and Brooke had instilled wonderful family values into Gabby and she did right by them. Brandon was a family friend until Michael’s story where he’ll broke loose. But each character was put into the storyline for a reason. Nicole Dykes really put her heart, soul and
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was not the couple I expected to see get together at the end of the Monroe series! I have enjoyed the series immensely and will miss the characters. Unfortunately, this couple was just not my favorite. I loved Gabby. I loved watching both her and Brandon grow. I just couldn't get over his crap. I would have personally been done with him. The story was enjoyable. Again, Gabby's character is so great, I really liked seeing her point of view. I just wasn't impressed by Brandon. Even after his ...more
Krista Pudvan
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This Monroe family has brought me tears, smiles and burning heat moments. We finally get to see how our new born baby girl Gabby has grown up into this amazing woman. Brandon is broken in so many ways by so many people, who else could save this lost soul other than our youngest Monroe! You are going to have to love this man, he is going to piss you off and you will yell....A lot. Nicole saved the best for last with this one! But don't worry, we get a healthy dose of Monroe's throughout the story ...more
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I grew up in a small rural town in Kansas and currently live in a suburb of Kansas City. I love to read books that have main characters that are seriously flawed. I love to write and have been writing since I was in grade school.

I'm a mama first but spend my nights writing all the stories 💜

When I wrote the first book in my Monroe Family Series I never dreamed it would be a 10 book series and have