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Sometimes your first love needs a second chance…

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Trent Michaels never cared what anyone thought of him. That is, until the girl he fell in love with broke his heart in the worst way possible.

Delaney Rogers knows she made the biggest mistake of her life when she allowed Trent to walk away from her. So, when Trent unknowingly rescues her baby fifteen years later, Delaney’s relieved she’ll finally have the chance to make things right.

The only problem is that Trent can’t bear to look at the woman he loved and lost. The woman who now realizes just how much damage she’s done.

Following a series of accidental encounters, Trent soon realizes that everything is not as it seems. And Delaney is hoping for a second chance to prove that it wasn’t him who was unworthy.

It was her.

First published August 27, 2019

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A.K. Evans

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A.K. Evans is a contemporary romance author of over twenty published novels. While she enjoys writing a good romantic suspense novel, Andrea’s favorite books to write have been her extreme sports romances. That might have something to do with the fact that she, along with her husband and two sons, can’t get enough of extreme sports.

Before becoming a writer, Andrea did a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry and managed her husband’s performance automotive business. That love of extreme sports? She used to drive race cars!

When Andrea isn’t writing, she can be found homeschooling her two sons, doing yoga, snowboarding, reading, or traveling with her family. She and her husband are currently taking road trips throughout the country to visit all 50 states with their boys.

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Profile Image for Michaela Dren.
81 reviews
August 6, 2019
It wasn't an Oops but she definitely did it again! A.K Evans brings us back to Windsor to hang out with the guys from Cunningham Security and she manages to gives us all the feels all over again. These men will make you swoon.

Delaney and Trent were high school sweethearts until her father stepped in and made life not so sweet for Delaney. Life was one struggle after another until years later when Delaney runs into Trent. Now here she is a single mom, working to make ends meet, struggling with her ex, and desperate for Trent to give her the chance to explain what happened back in high school.

This book is a roller coaster of emotions, get ready for the ride!

Profile Image for ⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm.
2,314 reviews17 followers
August 27, 2019

Every time I pick up this author's books, I know that I'm in for an enjoyable read and this installment was no exception to that!

I loved that this was a second chance romance! I understood what Delaney did as a teenager, but hated how whiney she became as an adult when it came to "being unworthy" of Trent! Trent also acted like a jerk about the situation too, due to his own feelings of unworthiness. As adults, things were better, save for the aforementioned whiney times. They were very changed by their life choices, which made them more mature and a better fit for each other. This reminded me very much of my own romance with my current husband!

The plot was engaging and flowed well, making for a quick read! I would definitely recommend this to others!
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617 reviews50 followers
February 10, 2021
First things first

This author always receives an extra star for every story I read because of other author drama.

I'll be the first to admit I have more than my fair share of petty, but it isn't pettiness to reward authors that write original work while one starring the bejesus out of the sad almost plagiarized attempts.

All that being said, Unworthy was somewhat of a rarity in that it is a second chance romance that wasn't a wallbanger for me. It's a trope I struggle with. At no point during the reading was my Precious* in any danger.

*My Kindle's name. Don't judge.
2,028 reviews12 followers
August 6, 2019
I’m really enjoying watching the guys from Cunningham Security find and fall for their girls. Altho they’re all different characters they all have that honour and integrity plus they’re total Alphas. Watching as Trent and Delaney rekindled their relationship was emotional and heartwarming at the same time. I was really in the dark as to where Ms Evans was taking us but the journey was beautiful and so compelling I couldn’t put the book down! I loved the guys all rallying round each other and then catching up with all the couples and getting glimpses of their lives. Once again this author weaves a magical tale of love and redemption that was a privilege to read. Can’t wait for the last of the guys to find love now too
Profile Image for Jenn the Readaholic.
1,540 reviews37 followers
August 6, 2019
Delaney and Trent were each other’s first loves, but necessary lies and hurt broke them apart far too soon. Imagine Trent’s surprise when he helps a baby one day, only to find that the mother of said baby is his once love and now painful memory, Delaney. Delaney is no less stunned, but she hopes that she can find a way to make Trent listen to her apology, and maybe believe that she truly did what she thought was best to save the boy she once loved. Of course, the boy became the man who proves time and again that he’ll do anything to make Delaney happy and safe once she finally makes him listen to her explanation.

Between some bitter battles and some heartbreaking reunions, Delaney and Trent find their way to the happiness that they were meant to have. Their story is low on unnecessary drama, high on love and emotion and realistic feelings, and altogether perfect for them and the love they’re both worthy of having.
August 27, 2019
I don't think I was ready for just how amazing 'Unworthy', by A.K. Evans, really was. While it is Book Six in the Cunningham Security series, it can totally be read as a stand alone novel. 'Unworthy' is a second chance romance story that was beautifully written; I went through such an array of emotions throughout the course of reading this book. I completely fell in love with main characters Trent and Delaney. While the reasoning behind their separation was unfortunate and devastating for both characters, I loved the way in which they fell back in to each others lives.

This book is a must read, and while I noted that it can be read as a stand alone novel, I 100% recommend reading all books in the series.

'Unworthy' is a 5-star worthy book from the first to the last page. Thank you A.K. Evans for giving us this amazing, and gripping, story!

Reviewed by: Lynne J.
Profile Image for Wendy Livingstone.
13.8k reviews131 followers
August 26, 2019
This is the 6th book in this awesome series, and is Delaney and Trent’s story. These two were high school sweethearts, until they are cruelly torn apart by other influences. Now 15 years later fate brings them back together, but will they get a 2nd chance? No spoilers; this is a must read, you will not be disappointed. This is a beautifully written story which is an emotional roller coaster journey throughout. I look forward to reading more from this gifted author.
Profile Image for Priyanka  Dhingra .
190 reviews2 followers
August 25, 2019
Unworthy By A.K Evans is the sixth book of The Cunningham Security series and It can be read stand-alone. I am honoured to review this book as this is the first book I have read from this author.

"Sometimes your first loves need a second chance."

This quote by the author does all justice for this book.

Unworthy is a story of Delancey and Trent who was in a sweet amazing relationship in their teen years. For Trent, Delancey was everything. It was like she owns every breath he breathes. Trent was the same for Delancey. Her amazing friend, Boyfriend, Her love. Her everything. Every teenager believes that they are going to live and cherish their first love whole their life and everyone knows that's not true (at least for most people). Somehow, they also have to face reality.

Well, the same happens with Trent and Delancey. Delancey broke the heart of Trent in a very cruel way which she had to do and Trent was not the same after that.

After fifteen years they meet again in a very unusual way where Trent is saving the life of the baby, to be specific, Delancey's baby. This is the chance for them to reunite but let's just say things were not appropriate. Delancey is facing a Divorce with her husband where she is also facing the matter of custody of her child whom she loved with all her life. not just that but she is also dealing with the matter of her father. Trent was always there with her, helping her facing all the problems standing right next to her, always supporting her.

Though she believes that she is Unworthy of the love he is giving her because of how she had broken his heart.

Quite a sweet romance book was written by the author. I always loved the First love books. You might see some characters from the books earlier in the series but Hopefully, you'll get to understand those scenes. I loved how the author had shown us a glimpse of the story from their past. simply loved this book and if you are into second chance romance book with their very first sweetheart then must read it.

ARC was generously provided for an honest review.
August 27, 2019
Unworthy is a crazy sweet and super emotional second chance romance.

Highschool sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks, Trent and Delaney had plans for a future. But, all that changes when Delaney’s father tears them apart forcing Delaney to make the toughest choice she has ever faced in her life in order to keep Trent safe.

Fast forward sixteen years when fate brings these sweethearts back together again. Neither Trent or Delaney is truly happy. While Trent loves his job, he is still in love with and bitter over Delaney’s betrayal. And, other than her beautiful baby boy, nothing has gone right for Delaney since Trent walked out of her life. She in the midst of a separation and custody battle with a job she doesn’t love and has been estranged from her father since she walked out at age 18.

Once fate brings them back together and the truth of what happened all those years ago is revealed, Trent and Delaney pick up exactly where they left off all those years ago. It feels easy, but is there too much baggage between them to really make a go at being the family they were always meant to be?

This book was high on emotions and low on suspense and outside drama, which made it a bit different from the other books in this series. But, it was fabulous! I fell in love with Trent and Delaney’s story immediately and watching Trent fall just as in love with Delaney’s baby as he was with her melted my heart.

Gran your tissues and laugh and cry along with this couple as they find their way back to each other and the future they were always meant to have. And, do yourself a favor and snag the bonus epilogue from the author’s website because it is to die for! 4.5 stars!
Profile Image for Kelly  - Kelly's Book Blog.
198 reviews10 followers
August 27, 2019
4 STARS on kellybookblog.com

This was a sweet read!

Trent and Delaney were high school sweethearts. They fell for each other quick and hard. It was so sweet to see their love grow as their grew as individuals. Ah, young love! But for most romance stories, young love doesn't seem to last. As these characters grow and their futures start to unfold in front of them, one of them has to make a difficult decision that will break both of their hearts. Be ready, this book will take you for a ride!

This story is so sweet and sad. There are moments that I really enjoyed and others I didn't care for because they pulled on my heartstrings. This story focuses on love, loss and growth, which I absolutely LOVE in a romance read. I don't want all the happy moments, I want to see the hardships too. I liked how complex this story was. It was more than just a quick summer read, it captivated me and held my attention from the beginning, forcing me to savor all the words.  

The only thing that could have made me love this book even more is to have MORE of this book. I craved more development of Delaney. I wanted to experience the things she went through first hand. I wanted to connect even more with her and I think I could have if there were more scenes about her life, family and how she was raised.

Looking for a sweet read that will take you for a ride!? Check out this book. Available NOW on Amazon. 
Profile Image for Jennifer Pierson.
11k reviews139 followers
August 27, 2019
Delaney Rogers fell in love with Trent Michaels when they were in High School, and he felt the same way. They spent a lot of time together, until she walked away, but she never stopped loving him. Fifteen years later, fate stepped in when Trent actually saved her baby's life, she knew that she had to explain her reasoning. However, Trent didn't want any part of it, and kept pushing her away, but again, fate was involved, so they kept "accidentally" meeting up everywhere. Finally, she was having a really bad day when she rear ended a truck, and that truck happened to belong to Trent, so finally after seeing her life, he listened to what she had to say. But will he actually give them a second chance? I really loved this story, and I couldn't put it down at all. My chief complaint was Delaney's penchant for saying sorry too damn much! It seems like such a little thing, but it started to take away from the goodness that was Unworthy for me, however, since this is my opinion, please decide for yourselves. Anyway these two people belonged together, and what had happened when they were teenagers was heartbreaking. There were a couple of twists in the story, some I saw coming & some I didn't. But one thing I really loved was the fact that I NEVER saw the resolution to those twists as A.K. Evans was brilliant in that aspect. I really want to read more of this amazing series, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!
Profile Image for Ashley Jasper.
1,640 reviews20 followers
August 27, 2019
My first book by A.K. Evans was a treat. I always love me a good second-chance romance that and is exactly what I got in Unworthy. The opening alone roped me in and I invested in the sweet, honest and pure love between teenage Delaney and Trent.

But life happens, hard choices have to be made, hearts get broken, plans change and new hopes and dreams are built. I admired the strength it took for Delaney to walk away from not one but two situations in her life that weren't good for her. That caused her more turmoil than joy.

It was a rough start when Trent and Delaney kept bumping into each other. It would've been comical if it wasn't so tense. The emotions were high on both sides. Anger from Trent. Remorse from Delaney. And when they finally get a chance to clear the air, it was as if a three ton weight had been lifted off both their shoulders. I do think they fell right back into where they were before rather easily (it had been fifteen years after all) but I digress.

While Delaney and Trent's journey was mostly romantic and sweet, it was also laced with pain and guilt and resentment. As they got to know each other again, they learned to let those feelings go. Forgive and plan for the future they had always wanted together. There were hints of some of the things that had happened in earlier books in the series, and I looking forward to getting to read them.
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1,163 reviews14 followers
August 7, 2019
Unworthy by A.K. Evans
“Second chances, 4 stars”

Delany and Trent were once deeply in love, until Delany destroyed them with a few choice words. Trent hadn’t seen her in years and suddenly it’s like she’s everywhere around him. That has to mean something right? Will Trent be able to let go of the past, hear her truth, and let her back in? Or are these two destined to love one another from afar?
Delany loved Trent. He was always there when she needed him. But she had to let him go. Ever since her life has been one disaster after another. When Trent comes back into her life, he brings the sunshine and happiness. The question is will he let her apologize and make her mistakes right.
I loved Unworthy. I loved how both Trent and Delany both at different times felt like they were unworthy of the other. The pull between them was undeniable. I loved watching them fall back into love. The only complaint I have is it was like they picked up right where they left off. Which was hard for me because its been so many years and I can’t picture it being that easy, but maybe I’m crazy. Either way Evans killed it with Unworthy and I cannot wait to see what she does next.
Writing style-4/5
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1,989 reviews28 followers
August 27, 2019

Another fabulous addition to the Cunningham Security series. Compared to the rest of the series this is a pretty easy romance there wasn't a lot of suspense, there could have been and I kept waiting for it to happen but everything was resolved peacefully, or somewhat peacefully. Most of the issues are internal conflict dealing with past mistakes, regrets, and forgiveness.

Delaney and Trent were each others first loves, the beginning of the books we see them meet, fall in love, and ultimately fall apart. A decade and a half later and they find themselves back in each others lives again. Delaney is going through a messy divorce and has a seven month old child, Tate. After Trent finds out what really happened all those years ago nothing is going to keep him from finally getting his HEA with Delaney.

Trent and Delaney have two physical obstacles, her soon-to-be-ex husband and her father, as well as the very big obstacle of Delaney herself, mentally anyways. It was a good quick read that can be read as a stand alone and is told in alternating first person POV. I wish it had a bit more suspense to it like some of her previous books, because A.K. Evans is really good with the added suspense. But this series is definitely I would, and have, recommended to friends.

Profile Image for Tammy Huk.
23 reviews
October 1, 2019
As a faithful fan of Ms. Evans books (I've read them all!) I have to say that this one is definitely one of my favorites. Something about the story of Trent & Delaney just spoke to me. Perhaps it was Trent's willingness to love not only Delaney but her son as well that spoke to me but this book was one that I didn't want to put down once I was finally able to start it. My busy schedule doesn't allow me much time to sit down with a book but a recent cross-country flight was the perfect opportunity for me to read her latest book and I nearly finished it on that flight! Definitely a feel-good story with her traditional alpha male lead but this one just hit home with me. I'm sorry that the Cunningham Security series will be coming to an end soon but I'm also excited to read this author's new series that comes out today! I've already ordered Tip The Scales and I can't wait to make some time to sit down with it...keep them coming!
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137 reviews10 followers
August 25, 2019
I loved Unworthy. My emotions were all over the place. I felt what the characters Delaney and Trent felt. A page turner worth reading.

Delaney and Trent were high school sweethearts. At least they were til Delaneys father gave her an ultimatum. She made the biggest mistake of her life. She told Trent they were done, so she could protect him. 15 years later Trent walks back into her life by saving her young sons life. When she walked into Cunningham Security to thank the man who saved her young sons life, she had no idea it was Trent. All the same feelings came rushing back. Can Delaney and Trent pick up where they left off years ago?

This is my first book by A K Evans and I absolutely loved it. This book gives you all the feels and pulls you in from start to finish. I highly recommend this book. Can't wait to see what's next.

20 reviews1 follower
August 27, 2019
I don't think I was ready for just how amazing 'Unworthy', by A.K. Evans, really was. While it is Book Six in the Cunningham Security series, it can totally be read as a stand alone novel. 'Unworthy' is a second chance romance story that was beautifully written; I went through such an array of emotions throughout the course of reading this book. I completely fell in love with main characters Trent and Delaney. While the reasoning behind their separation was unfortunate and devastating for both characters, I loved the way in which they fell back in to each others lives.

This book is a must read, and while I noted that it can be read as a stand alone novel, I 100% recommend reading all books in the series.

'Unworthy' is a 5-star worthy book from the first to the last page. Thank you A.K. Evans for giving us this amazing, and gripping, story!
Profile Image for Ree.
2,443 reviews44 followers
August 30, 2019
In the midst of a sticky situation-ship, Delaney comes face-to-face with her first love, Trent. As their reunion heats up, so does Delaney's personal life.

A fast-paced romance, Unworthy is a good read. There isn't very much suspense, which I must admit was a bit disappointing for me, but the sweetness & emotion of the book helped to make up for it. I felt the angst, the tension and the pain that the characters felt as they relived the past and attempted to resolve their issues. Their chemistry never seemed fake, or contrived and their rightness as a couple was solidified from early on.

While a great standalone, there were characters and situations that were hinted at that I would definitely like to read about, so I think I would give this series a try.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.
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4,120 reviews13 followers
August 27, 2019
Having been on my radar for a minute I finally get to open up one of this author's novels. This kind is one that draw my attention right away when it has a group like this. Another fav is this was a second chance also.
Trent will wrap around your heart in this one. Delaney will also have your attention. Rocky road to follow will soon have you paying close attention to the direction they do go in. Since regrets have a work in this you hope that things can go in a different direction. This will also pull at our emotions so much so at times you forget time. The road to healing and love keeps us on it enjoying every minute.
Profile Image for Kari Hansen.
8,916 reviews53 followers
August 27, 2019
Trent and Delaney fell in love as teenagers and thought they would be together forever until she ended their relationship not because she didn’t love him but because she did.

Years later fate they are reunited when he rescues her son, but neither is prepared for the truths that are revealed or the fact that their feelings for each other are stronger than ever. Her life is in turmoil and Trent is determined that this will be their second chance but is it enough to overcome their past and the obstacles in their present?

Full of emotion this is a story of two people who have always belonged together and it is finally their time.
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3,091 reviews84 followers
August 26, 2019
4.5 Stars

This is a beautiful story about love, loss and patience. Sometimes it can take years to arrive at the place we are truly meant to be and with the person whom we are meant to share it. Delaney and Trent have been through many triumphs and tragedies in the 15 years they were apart but fate caused them to cross paths when it was their time. You will feel hope and happiness as well as moments of suspense throughout this story. In the end, we get a beautiful happily ever after.

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4,257 reviews78 followers
September 2, 2019
Reviewer: Anne
Rating: 3.5 stars
A really good second chance romance. Delaney and Trent were high school sweethearts until she broke his heart. Their first meeting years later isn't exactly hearts and flowers but I understood Trent's bitterness and it felt realistic. Delaney's life is complicated she's a single mum going through a divorce. I liked that there was no quick fix to their relationship. They had to work at forgiveness before they could move on. Although some situations and dialogue was slightly exaggerated at times overall I enjoyed this book.
Profile Image for Shannon  M. Williams.
503 reviews4 followers
January 6, 2021
Oh my heart! The sixth installment of the Cunningham Security series by AK Evans focuses on a couple's second chance at love. It is at turns heartwrenching and heartwarming. Trent Michaels is intelligent, driven, and incredibly sexy, and Delaney Rogers is the one that got away - a beautiful single mom determined to provide for her young son and praying for the opportunity to make things right. When an emergency situation throws them back together after 15 agonizing years, the sparks fly in more ways than one. Another fantastic read from Ms. Evans!
150 reviews
August 9, 2019
Unworthy is such a wonderful written second chance romance! Trent and Delaney finally find each other after so many years, and after some hard times are able to forgive each other and slowly forget the past. This is so full of love and compassion. And definitely forgiveness. Not just between the couple, but they need to learn to forgive others too. I cried for Delaney, and cheered for Trent. And at the end I wished for more
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3,274 reviews104 followers
August 29, 2019
3.5 Stars

A really good second chance romance. Delaney and Trent were high school sweethearts until she broke his heart. Their first meeting years later isn't exactly hearts and flowers but I understood Trent's bitterness and it felt realistic. Delaney's life is complicated she's a single mum going through a divorce. I liked that there was no quick fix to their relationship. They had to work at forgiveness before they could move on. Although some situations and dialogue was slightly exaggerated at times overall I enjoyed this book.
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267 reviews4 followers
September 13, 2019

I can’t believe I’m saying this but this book was boring and with no plot. I was looking forward to this story and was worried about angst but I got none. They felt isolated so it was boring and this were repetitive. I enjoyed the last book but I don’t remember if that book also had the author detail everything and a step by step of what she was doing.
416 reviews6 followers
May 20, 2020

Second chance at love in a lot of different ways. Our main couple has a lot to overcome Nd forgive if they wAnt their chance to be together again. This journey of theirs had some unexpected turns that added to the story, although I didn't see one of them coming. This is what I love Bout this series.
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288 reviews3 followers
March 29, 2021
This is a second chance romance story. I do like this trope and I’m tentatively going to say it’s one of my favourites in this series (but they are all good).
The author could have strung out the getting back together for chapter upon chapter but I’m glad she didn’t and I’m glad they didn’t waste any time.
4 reviews
September 8, 2021
Amazing book and series! Trent is the typical boy from the other side of the tracks. But with a heart of gold you cannot help.but fall in love with him. I was heartbroken when the girl he loved shattered his heart. But fate has a way of stepping in when you least expect it to make things right once again! This whole series is just intoxicating and can't wait to read them all.
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1,424 reviews9 followers
August 27, 2019
I really enjoyed the story of Trent and Delaney. This was a second chance for both of them and what a story it was. I enjoyed the chemistry and everything about these two that broke my heart and put it back together.
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