Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review: Undone (A Country Roads Novel) by Shannon Richard

Undone (Country Roads #1)
Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Kat's Review
This book is a cute, fun read. It's the perfect summer read, and I must admit, I read quite a bit of it sitting in my backyard enjoying the sun!
The author manages to inject humor into this love story between the city girl from the North and a small town boy from the South without drifting too far into stereotypes. As Page tries to navigate a new life in a small town where she doesn't feel like she fits in and very few people go out of their way to make her feel welcome. After being dumped by her boyfriend and losing her job, her self-esteem is at an all time low, and her difficulties finding employment in this new town isn't helping.
When Page meets Brendan, things start looking up. Brendan is a genuinely nice guy, whose own past allows him to empathize with Page's feelings of being an outsider. After he helps her secure a job, their relationship grows, and they begin navigating the waters of dating in a small town where gossip it its own currency. With so many forces trying to rip them apart, the couple faces obstacles that test the limits of their feelings for each other.
This book is fun, but it's not always light. There are some serious issues broached here, and the author explores each character's past as well as their emotions in ways that feel realistic. I found myself rooting for the couple to win out in the end, and was shocked at some of the twists and turns the book took along the way.
Rating: Worth a Look
This book made me smile, but also managed to surprise me. It kept me reading to the end, and I walked away from it with a satisfied grin. A perfect read for the last few weeks of summer.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. Sounds like a good book. I'm been looking for some good romances, I'll have to look this book up!

    1. This one is a sweet romance, not so much a hot and steamy one, but I enjoyed it. I like a good story. Thanks for reading!


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