Unforgiven review ½ 9

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Unforgiven review ½ 9 ✓ For as long as he could remember he wanted her Raised by a single mother Adam Collins resolved to take no chances with a girl’s future—or his own That’s why as hard as it was he resisted everything he felt for Marissa Brooks Then one night a reckless challenge left a fellow student dead and changed both their lives forever As pPenance Adam took the boy’s place in the Marines where he could disappear into discipline and duty and left Marissa behind to struggle with her dreamsTwelve years later Adam is back in Walkers Ford to serve as the best man in his friend’s wedding The years haven’t diminished the electric connection he has with Marissa But. 45 Stars Sensual and melancholy in a well written novel about second chances a fireplace mantle and to dare to believe that someone is going to stayFirst of all This is the second novel I read by this author I hope you haven't missed her maybe little erotic romance Liberating Lacey If you haven't read it then you have missed something very good my review With that good experience I start with high expectations to read this newly published novel by the same author“This is about you and me Ris” he said “It's always been about you and me”It's raining old wrongs are unresolved life is not uite like the old dreams needs and attraction has been pushed away and two souls need the other's touch and perhaps heart Now there is an opportunity for change and daring to take a second chanceAdam Collins has been gone for 12 years when he comes back to the small town Walker's Ford in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota he meets again his teenage dream and sweetheart the tough Marissa Ris Brooks They are like two bees on a juice glass and after half an hour they are helpless but not loving and tender close together The attraction and desire precedes feelings or are they nevertheless remain ‘When you get everything aligned when love welcomes the longing accepts it learns to live with it you make love’Adam and Marissa are two very sympathetic and human characters They have both good and inferior sides behaviors and characteristics they feel real I love the fact that the roles were reversed in part he kept on his body for true love she followed the desires of her body Refreshing to read that men can wait for the right one and that women can help themselves to what they need They move touch and creates a special atmosphere in perhaps a little harsh but a realistically described story about theirs never forgotten desires and needs for each other# She bought the previously lost large family estate Brookhaven which has been in her family for generations The life task to restore the house to its former glory has become an obsession and Marissa is stuck in her old promise to her now gone father # He Adam did as young a big mistake a happy and thirsty night with his friends A mistake he can never repair What's done is done what has happened has happened and both now need to find a way to dissolve the old evil and aching knots in their souls open their hearts again and then move on in life A lost mantel can maybe be a solution or ‘One hard demanding kiss and she opened to him a little whimper escaped her before she lifted one hand to his nape and the other to his ruthlessly shawed jaw’ As a friend expressed it; “Anne Calhoun writes fabulous and sensual sexlove scenes” and she really do This story is for the most part very uietly told The steps towards a possible and in a romance expected resolution with eternal love and a grand HEA is small and go slowly and carefully forward There are many unspoken words and emotions BUT there is always steaming hot and so beautifully sensualThis is a novel with a heartbreaking and very strong story a story to really feel for It's two people to care for and a slowly evolving change in their life to witness Very good I'm happy and satisfied My expectations are fulfilledI Like tender and sensually in the me

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Adam’s mistake continues to haunt him and Marissa is stumbling under the weight of her family’s legacy Together they wrestle with demons and dreams but if there’s any hope for a future together Adam has to not only find a way to forgive himself but also ask others for forgiveness especially from the woman whose heart he bro. 45 Stars Anne Calhoun releasing a full length novel will make me drop whatever I'm doing in order to read her work Unforgiven is no exception I wanted to savor it Enjoy the book But I devoured it like it was a Godiva Chocolate and the store was having a buy one get two free saleI love the way Calhoun writes characters They are so well drawn and yet open enough that it leaves room for you to interpret them however you wish The book starts out with a bang and leaves the characters to sort out what they are really feeling Kind of like ripping off the emotional bandaid at Mach OneMarissa's family home Brookhaven sets the stage for a newly civilian Adam to arrive on the scene He's come back to South Dakota after 12 years in the Marines Oddly enough he's there to be the best man at his ex fiancé's and best friend's wedding When he arrives he doesn't expect to see Marissa His high school sweetheart and the woman she's become The fire between them burns bright possibly brighter than before Flashbacks are written about their time in HS and it doesn't feel the slightest bit inappropriate It's incredibly sexy and coming of ageWhat I loved Adam became a Marine because he felt he owed it to his deceased friend Josh He wanted to honor his memory and take the slot that Josh would have if certain events hadn't happened Very honorable That Marissa works construction by day and has renovated Brookhaven herself She sees it as her legacy and yet confines herself to the cramped servants' uarters under the guise of being frugal with her heating bills but I think there may be to Marissa putting herself into such close uarters The chemistry with Adam and Marissa it was undeniable Neither could resist the other Marissa has always been Adam's stars navigating him eventually home Adam has always been Marissa's sun She wants to get close enough to feel the heat but she's afraid if she gets too close she'll get burned The romance Who said a Marine couldn't be romantic Adam pulls out all the stops to woo his tough girl He even gives her a massage in earnest Not as a means to lead into sex but in a way to relieve her sore muscles He wants her to feel good But than that he wants her dreams to come true Their sex It's so intimate Hot and intensely sensual as only AC can do The way she describes them being in the moment Sweat trickling down his spine dust motes in the air of the barn It's gorgeous I love how their lovemaking progressed throughout the book It was the first place you'd see walls come down and both were very adept at building walls Luckily they both were experts at demolition Brookhaven the big house is a character all it's own Marissa wears a formal outfit that she's worn before gasp That's so real life I ♥ it The scarf view spoilerI'm not going to spoil it for you ; I want that scarf hide spoiler

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UnforgivenFor as long as he could remember he wanted her Raised by a single mother Adam Collins resolved to take no chances with a girl’s future or his own That’s why as hard as it was he resisted everything he felt for Marissa Brooks Then one night a reckless challenge left a fellow student dead and changed both their lives forever As. There are no words for what we were Love isn't big enough Lust isn't deep enough Lost covers it We were lost in each other To err is human To forgive divine Neither is Marine Corps policy But life didn't deduce to a bumper sticker and maybe that was the answer to who he was when he wasn't this Marine Not inhumanly perfect or unable to forgive Just Adam Just like everyone else Her father taught her to dream Life taught her dreams don't always come true Her first time with Adam fell into the realm of fantasy fulfilled Twelve years ago a tragedy changed the lives of Adam and Marissa Struggling with guilt from the resulting death of his friend Adam joins the Marines in his placeNow Adam is back in his home town of Walkers Ford and looking to start to re build his life after being this Marine being all he'd known for 12 years He's back to start graduate school and to attend the wedding of his ex fiance to his best friendAdam is struggling with having to face his past mistakes and regrets one of them being the young love he left behind MarissaAs soon as he sees Marissa all his past feelings for her come back with the force of a hurricane and the passion between them burns hotter than everEven though Marissa loved Adam with all the passion of the 17 year old that she was the 30 year old woman doesn't give her heart as freely as she might her bodyI loved Marissa's character She wasn't ashamed of her past and she owned her sexuality I loved the flip scenario of Adam only having had 2 lovers while Marissa was the experienced oneMarissa doesn't fight her physical attraction to Adam but she does guard her heart She doesn't believe that Adam is here to stay this time She chose bed partners without much regard for rules or convention but something dark and dangerous occasional breathed under Adam's steel hard exterior He had the power to annihilate her He'd done it before I really loved Adam's uiet intensity He isn't the typical domineering possessive man whoring hero Why aren't you defensive about this Most guys would beAbout having reached the advanced age of thirty and slept with two women instead of two dozen or two hundred When she nodded he added 'uantity euals uality' is just another way of saying size matter and I'm not most men The young Adam was a rebel the now Adam has grown into a different man Then was one running battle between testosterone and willpower He was the life of the party the strategist behind every prank skating through school on charm and just enough to get byGirlsWhat's the old Marine Corps slogan Many were called Few were chosen The passion between Adam and Marissa was scorching Anne Calhoun has this incredible talent for writing passionate yet at the same time extremely emotional love scenes where not a detail goes unnoticed by the reader Just so you knowif you change your mind ask anytime He bent forward and kissed her soft hot temptation personified before he stepped back I won't say noAn image flashed bright on the movie screen of her mind Adam in her bed saying yes to everything she asked She'd been shocked by electric currents before and that's exactly what happened now the charged air between them zapping the breath from her lungs Leaving the bedroom lights off he covered the distance to the back door in fo