A new adult novel from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.
Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.
Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.
But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?
Unfixable by Tessa Bailey
“When I touched you behind the bar in front of that fucker. You liked it. You liked having the decision taken out of your hands.”
Unfixable is a departure from the Tessa Bailey we’ve come to expect. It’s New Adult, and with that, we see a brand new side to Tessa’s writing. The heat level is warm (as opposed to blistering in her other books), but the story is beautiful and emotional. Tessa’s characters are fully developed and gripping. When Willa arrives in Dublin, she does not expect to be challenged by Shane. Circumstances brought them together, but time will tear them apart. Highly recommended.
+ Favorite Quotes
”Take back your words. Tell me I can touch you.” His breath shudders out, the sound almost lost in the pounding rain. “Take it back.”
“No,” I choke out, but my bottom presses back against him harder, contradicting my words.
What can I possibly say? I think I’m starting to feel more than healthy lust when I’m around you. It’s too soon after Evan. We’re both leaving. Stop making me laugh, you dick. These are the scattershot thoughts pinging around in my brain, but I’m mostly thinking them to distract myself from Shane’s descending lips.
His expression is making it hard for me to breathe and it’s worth everything I’d gone through to get here. Fuck that, it’s worth every hardship I’ll ever face in my life again. It’s love. It’s beautiful.
I went into this book, thinking I’d get another Tessa Bailey dirty talker, super hot sex, and a little angst.
What did I get instead? A wonderful, thought provoking look into Willa Peet’s life, how her past colored her outlook on life, how she felt breaking up with her boyfriend of two years, and how she finally felt free to behave as she saw fit now that she was out from under the scrutiny of her peers. A love story between Willa and Shane that started out rocky, with both of them having deep seated issues that somehow worked themselves out only when they voiced them in each other’s presence. I loved how the sexual tension was built up over most of the story and when Willa and Shane finally had sex, it was nothing but beautiful in both time and place. Shane also won me over with his thoughtfulness, when he wasn’t being a jerk, and though he’s not a dirty talker compared to a few other Tessa heroes, his Irish brogue definitely made up for it. I swooned every time he called Willa, “love.” The side characters also brought a touch of humor into the story: Shane’s bubbly sister, his eccentric mother, and the two pickpocketing musicians that Willa meets round out the great cast. We also get to see Ginger and Derek in a few scenes.
And the ending… I don’t care if some people may call it cliché, I loved it. I may have even had to check to make sure I had nothing in my eyes, because I’m sure a book wasn’t causing me to tear up. That’s just silly, right? You’ll just have to read another amazing Tessa Bailey book to see what all the fuss is about.
+ Favorite Quotes
”Love comes in many forms. It’s not always sweet. Or comfortable. sometimes it’s selfish and consuming. Volatile.”
”Use your hands…Christ…that’s how I like it. But you know that, don’t you? Know exactly how to make me go fucking crazy.”
Fantastic! A steamy, sweet and sometimes funny story of a girl running to Ireland to get over a guy. A guy she thinks was too good for her. Willa meets Shane when he picks her up from the airport. Their relationships starts out as one of those “I hate you so much that I want to rip your clothes off” kind of things. The sexual tension is palpable. Add in a crazy Mother, an independent but sheltered sister and two wacky pick-pockets and you get this charming, beautiful story of two broken people learning that they don’t need to be fixed to find love. Excellent!