Thursday 10 May 2012

A Review for Unlovable (Port Fare #1) by Sherry Gammon

Posted by Jess
Release Date: January 19th, 2011
Finished Date: April 30th, 2012
Publishers: Word Painting Unlimited 
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle
Pages: 307
Purchase: Amazon UK / Amazon US

Exciting news! Unlovable is under contract to be made into a movie!

Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love.

Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far.

Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin.

While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly.

Seth and Maggie's romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery

The Review: Awe what a completely amazing story. I remember Donna having read this last year, and telling me how incredible it was. I finally got around to reading it last month and I completely enjoyed it.
I loved every minute of this book. The characters were easily likeable (except Maggie's mother) and I enjoyed seeing all the characters develop as the story went on. The relationship between Seth and Maggie was wonderful. It kept me on the edge and made me want so much for them to have a happy ending. They were full of passion and anger, and both delved into the unknown when it came to growing closer together. Maggie is extremely strong but quite timid and closed off in the beginning which is to be expected considering all the crap that she goes through in this book with regards to her mother. I loved seeing her develop into a much more confident person once Seth entered her life on a full time basis. Seth is wonderful too. He's the older guy, and he's been in love with Maggie for a long time, and I admired him so much in the book when he was willing to take on everything just for a chance to spend time with Maggie, at first as a friend and then as a lover.
This story is incredibly emotional, you will end up feeling pretty drained afterwards, but it's so worth the read. With multiple points of view throughout the book we get to see different reactions to the happenings around Port Fare itself. We even get inside the minds of both the Dreser brothers who are the baddies. Although it's a little creepy and the story would have worked just as well without it, it was good to read about their thoughts. All the secondary characters like Booker and Cole were fantastic, they brought a nice dynamic to the story and I look forward to reading more on them.
Overall this was a wonderful story, and I felt so many different emotions whilst reading this. Love, passion, anger, sadness. Every kind of emotion just shines through in here. And Sherry Gammon is quite the story teller. I look forward to books two and three that involve Cole and Booker from their POV's, And I especially look forward to the movie that was announced a while a go! 
Absolutely fantastic, and any fans who enjoy a gritty story where love conquers all then this is definitely a book you need to check out; and soon!


jenny juckes said...

This one sounds like it's one for the wishlist.  The cover is so spooky!  Thanks for the review :D

Jenny - 

Chocolate Chunky Munkie

Sabrina Abouthappybooks said...

This sounds like a great book. I plan to read an excerpt and then maybe add it to my wish list. 

Lisa @ The Garden of Books said...

I've had this book for a while too and haven't gotten around to reading it yet.  You review makes me excited to go read it now!  I should move it up my TBR pile. 

I love that the story is emotional.  That means that I'm really going to connect with the story which is always a plus.  

Stepping Out of the Page said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, so thanks for introducing me to it! I've added it to my TBR shelf. Awesome review!

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Sarabara081 said...

I have had an ebook copy of this for awhile and keep meaning to get around to it! I definitely should in the next few weeks! I love a good emotional read. Great review! :)

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I have seen this book around a bit, but haven't really stopped to pay attention to it. It sounds like an amazing read, and I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

Thanks for sharing!

Author Sherry Gammon said...

Thank you so much for the review, Jess!! What a great review! I'm still
smiling! I appreciate all your and Donna's support! It's because of
Peeps like you all that have helped my book do well! Exciting!!
Yeah, I have a problem. I am in love with my !!! key! Frankly, I'm surprised it still works;}
Thanks again!

haley hagen said...

YAY!!! Jess loved Unlovable too! :D Great review hun! (:

Suzanne Finnegan said...

This is not the type of book that would appeal to me personally but I'm glad you enjoyed it so much Jess

Author Sherry Gammon said...

Thanks so much Jess~ I appreciate your review! I also appreciate all the support you and Donna have given me! Thank you, thank you!

Nicola said...

Awesome review! :D I must read this! 

Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

I have seen this book a while ago and I was tempted to read it by it's cover. It does sound great, so I think I'll write it on a note to remember it.

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