Saturday, April 20, 2013

Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon - Unbelievably good!

Hey Guys!

Steph here!!  I was lucky to get a copy of Unbelievable book 2 of the Port Fare series and it was good! There is a generous giveaway too....Check at the bottom of the page :)



Review:

Unbelievable, the second book of the Port Fare series was worth the wait. This book is set about two years after the first book and even if this one concentrates on Cole and Lilah you get a glimpse of your favourite characters, Bookers, Maggie and dreamy Seth.
If the first book was pretty dark this one is much...’lighter’. There is the underlying revenge but still, the story makes you laugh more than once to silly situation which was not really the case of book 1.
I really liked called in this book, I didn’t really get to know him in the previous story but here you get to see a very shy (he is flushing quite often when embarrassed and I found that very cute), goodie-goodie, clumsy, a bit solemn, completely dedicated to his career...letting his life passing by. 
Lilah, is a very colourful living character, and even if her initial intention are to get revenge for her father she is the breeze of fresh air that was much needed in Cole life. She seems to be conflicted from the start of the story and the deeper she gets in her lies, the guiltier she feels and the more terrified she is to lose Cole and the new friends she made.   She gets on my nerve a few times though when she refuses to see the truth.
The interactions between these two are priceless and I think it’s their differences that make them perfect for each other. She brings the much needed craziness in his life.
The story is well written, and even if the plot is quote predicable, there are still a couple of things I didn’t see coming while reading. One of this plot ‘surprise’ I’m not very sure how I feel about. It seems just like it’s just a tad ‘too much’ as if was just thrown on top of it all just to add a bit more drama, it just came out of nowhere but it is something that can be easily disregarded.
Conclusion: All in all, I would say this second book is a good summer reading, it’s a quick book that will keep you entertained from start to finish. It has pretty good characters, a good writing and a more or less consistent plot (much better than other romance novel out there).  Fan of contemporary romances, you will enjoy this book.
Stars: 3.5/5

Excerpt:


Cole, Seth Maggie and joined by Booker for dinner at Seth's house:

 I took a bite of chicken. Delicious. I needed to learn how to cook. “And I’d appreciate it if you two would stop trying to fix me up. I’m more than capable of finding my own woman when I’m ready. Why don’t you fix Booker up?” I suggested.
“Yeah, right. Where do you suggest we find a woman for Booker? I can’t wait to see the woman who finally nails him down,” Maggie said with a laugh. “She’ll have to be a saint.”

“True, a mere mortal will never do for me,” Booker said, waltzing into the room.

“Hello, Book,” Seth said. “How did you get out of work already?”

“I can do whatever I want. Remember, I’m sleeping with the captain, my friend,” he grinned.

“You are the captain,” I laughed.

“And I sleep with myself every night.” His eyes darted to the table. “Hey, I’m just in time. Lemon chicken.” He grabbed a piece, but paused before putting it in his mouth. He sniffed at it, as if testing a fine wine. “Wait, who made this?” He eyeballed Maggie playfully. “You did, didn’t you, Magpie?” Booker guessed.

“I ’m not telling, Sylvester,” she retorted as he scooped a second piece and slipped it into his mouth. “Bad kitty. It’s terrible manners to eat from the serving plate. Sit.” Maggie pulled out his chair.

He grabbed the plate and serviced up a larger portion than Maggie had already given him. The guy could pack it away...
...“So, Cole, how’s your girlfriend doing?” Booker asked, taking a large bite.
“She’s not my girlfriend. She’s a nice girl you hired to redo my office,” I said, slightly exasperated with all this Lilah talk. I’d been fighting to keep her off my mind. I certainly didn’t need everyone bringing her front and center into the conversation. “Seth’s trying to convince me to ask her out.”
“How come you never try and fix me up?” Booker complained.
“We haven’t found anyone special enough,” Seth answered. We all laughed, even Booker.
“Good, I’ll never marry ever again. Never. Mark my words. I don’t even want to date. I’m enjoying the carefree life I live. No woman around to demand I fix this, or watch some silly chick flick.” He shuddered playfully.
“Going home to an empty house, and sleeping in an empty bed. No one to talk with at night or go on long walks with in the fall,” I added softly.
Everyone got quiet.
“I am so fixing you up with Lilah,” Maggie said, breaking the awkward silence.







Deliah Lopez Dreser’s in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there’s more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole’s in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. However, is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother’s murders?  
Maggie and Seth’s reaction when the truth is revealed pushes friendship to the limit. And this time around it won’t be a Dreser causing an uproar in Port Fare. It will be Cole's good friend Booker. But does Booker have it all wrong?  Usually not!



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Author Bio


Unlovable was Sherry's debut novel and quickly rose to many top seller lists on Amazon. She is pleased to announce that Unlovable is currently being made into a movie. She has added three more novels to her body of work. Souls in Peril, the poignant story of Max Sanchez who is on a journey to help the struggling JD Miller survive high school, and Pete & Tink, a fun, light-hearted novella of a manga-loving geek and and five-and-a-half inch fairy. And UNBELIEVABLE, Book 2 in the Port Fare Series
Sherry and her husband, along with their children and a couple of crazy dogs, call Upstate New York home. It is where she spends her nights writing instead of sleeping {:


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1. A Signed paperback copy of Unlovable and Unbelievable 




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6. An ecopy of Author Cindy C Bennett's new anthology Enchanted Fairytales









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I was here...Before You came and Born in Sin (due to be released in June)
























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