Sunday, November 8, 2015

Unsung by Shannon Richard

Book Decription

Harper Laurence has been jilted on her way to the altar. Desperate for some time away from her friends and family, Harper takes off for Nashville-only to meet a hot, scruffy, tattooed stranger. A man she liked a little too much, and who left her the teeniest bit . . . well, pregnant.

Liam James is an up-and-coming country musician, who just found his muse. Ever since their weekend together, Liam hasn't been able to forget the curvy, vivacious woman who left him wanting more, even as she inspired some of the greatest songs he's ever written. He's determined to convince Harper that he's the guy for her . . . and that the best love songs can never be unsung.

AVAILABLE: November 3, 2015

Unsung is the fifth book in Shannon Richard's Country Road's series.  Each book can be read as a standalone since each book features a different characters.

Harper Laurence's fiancĂ© left her 3 months before they were supposed to say "I do".  So rather than hang around home, she headed up to Nashville to visit her aunt on what was supposed to be her wedding day.  She meets Liam at a local bar, where he rescues her from getting it on by a guy with a neck tattoo.  When her aunt, who is a doctor, is kept away because of an emergency, Harper ends up spending the weekend with him.  Neither gives up anything "personal" about each other over the weekend.  And when Harper wakes up after their second night, she panics and returns home.  

Only to find herself pregnant...

Liam has no idea how to find the women that inspired his love ballad (which he was able to write after 12 hours of meeting her <3).  He can't stop thinking about her even though it has been 6 weeks since Harper took off.  So the last place Liam expects to see Harper again is at his brother's Stampede party (hockey team that won the Stanley Cup), yet there she is.  And she's telling him that he is going to be a father.

Even though he is pissed and hurt that she ran away the last time they were together, Liam is determined to show Harper how right they are for each other.  There are some obstacles in their way (tabloids, groupies, a diva actress with an agenda all her own, and pregnancy hormones) that put pressure on their growing relationship. 

This book brought me out of my reading slump.  I really liked all the characters and that their relationship wasn't focused on drama.  Yes, there is a little bit of drama, but what love story doesn't have a little bit of conflict, but it doesn't overwhelm the story.  You really got to connect with Harper and Liam and it made their love-at-first-sight all that more believable for me.  Great read.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**