Release Day Launch - (Un)bidden (Judgement of the Six #4) by Melissa Haag ~ Includes Brianna's Review!
*I’d like to thank the author for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.*
It’s been a pretty long time since I read the third installment in this series. Luckily for me, this book was a kind of prequel. Almost all of it took place quite a few years before the first book, so I didn’t really need to remember much. That being said, I did remember liking a lot of Melissa Haag’s romances, and this one was no exception.
Charlene was a really good heroine. As her ability was controlling other people’s wills, she could easily have turned all-powerful, making everyone do whatever she wanted. However, she did the opposite of that. Charlene always asked people to do things whenever she could, was loyal to those she cared about, and wanted everyone to be happy. Seeing her past just made me like her that much more, and I felt sorry for the fact that she had to leave her parents in order to find happiness.
Thomas was Charlene’s love interest. The author did a wonderful job of making me dislike him, and then like him right along with Charlene. In the end, I loved all of the little things he did for her, and how they generally talked things out. Their romance is definitely right up with the rest in this series in terms of greatness. It was one of those that went from dislike to love, and I’m pretty much unable to resist that trope, when done realistically.
The plot of this book was, as I said, mostly in the past. It followed Charlene as she ended up living with the werewolves. Trying to evade being claimed by one of the numerous men, Charlene also tried to ensure the werewolves had a more stable future. I really liked seeing Charlene hold her own against these creatures that she was trying to live with, and watching her and Thomas start a relationship was great. The book never dragged for me, even though there was no real threat, and no constant action. It was just a story about life, building a family, and finding a home.
Overall, I really liked this book. It didn’t move the present storyline along too much, but that was okay. The past events were definitely intriguing enough for me, and i feel like the next books in this series will have all the action and quick pace of the others. I really recommend this book if you’ve read the others in this series, and if you haven’t, go and start with book one, (Hope(less).
Check out my reviews for Hope(less), (Mis)fortune and (Un)wise
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Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.
In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He's unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.
It's going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.
Delve into a riveting world of werewolves and young women with unexplained abilities, in Hope(less).
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Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch is her first published novel. She is currently working on book five of a separate six book series. To learn more about her upcoming projects, visit her using the links below:
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