Release Day Launch - Unwrapped (Beachwood Bay #2.5) by Melody Grace ~ Guest Post, Ava's Review and Giveaway
12 Things to Know About Melody Grace...
12: I have a killer sweet tooth. I love the holidays because there are so many excuses to bake! I always have a big baking day with my friends and make tons of cookies and treats to pass out as gifts.
11: I've lived in 4 cities in 5 years. I bounced around a lot after college, experiencing different places to live (hint: Montreal in winter time? Not so fun!) but now I've finally settled down in Southern California, and I love it.
10: I'm a cat person. Like, major! I don't have one of my own yet, but I can't wait to get a kitten -- or two!
9: Every Christmas I have to watch Serendipity. It's my favorite holiday movie, so romantic!
8: I'm allergic to chocolate. I know, the horror! It gives me migraines, sigh.
7: I'm an excellent parallel parker.
6: I was a cheerleader in college for about 5 minutes flat… and that was the last time i managed to be co-ordinated!
5: I listen to country music in the car, and love to sing along (badly) as loud as I can.
4: I dream about spending the summer in a little beach town, just like Beachwood Bay (and hopefully, with guys like Hunter, Emerson, and Daniel!)
3: I just started making jewelry in my spare time. It's a great way to unwind from writing all day, plus, cute bracelets!
2: Chrismas Eve carol services are one of my favorite things about the holidays.
1: I'm a sucker for a happy ending, but then, you probably already knew that :)
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
“Our eyes lock and God, the look on his face makes my heart stop: the naked desire there, worshipping. Adoring. He’s all I’ve ever wanted, and in this moment, we belong to each other. Right here, only now. Mine.”
I am a huge fan of Melody Grace and I love the Beachwood Bay Gang. So to read more about them is like put on your favourite comfy shoes. We’ve heard from Juliet and Emerson and Brit and Hunter so now it was Juliet’s best friend Lacey to take the stage with Juliet’s ex-fiancé (awkward alert) Daniel.
Lacey is in a mad dash to catch her flight when she smacks into Daniel at the airport. After sexual tension filled silences and shaky turbulence, they find themselves stranded at the airport. It becomes known that Lacey has always lusted after her best friend’s ex but due to girl code it was never acted upon. That is until tequila is involved.
Unwrapped is a very fun and sexy short story. Melody Grace always captures the chemistry between her characters and it crackles and fizzes off the page. As novellas go this was hot and sweet. Sure declarations were made at lightning speed and if we were given more of Daniel and Lacey’s past then I could have believed their attraction and feelings towards each other. As it stood, I couldn’t really see past Lacey hooking up with Juliet’s ex. Especially because everyone was fine about it and happy to move on. But hey, it’s an HEA right?
I really liked both Lacey and Daniel. The story was told in both their POVs so we found out that the feelings were mutual on either side. Daniel was made out to be this straight-laced nice guy, so it was great to see his possessive sexy side come out.
I loved the little sneak peek we got at the end of the next book Unconditional. I really can’t wait for Garret and Brianna’s story. From the short intro, it spells all kinds of feisty fun!
Melody Grace’s usual formula is present in Unwrapped. We have laughs, sexy times, and hot chemistry with emotion to boot. If you are a fan of the series so far then you will love this great addition.
Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.
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