Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Unshakeable Faith

Title: Unshakeable Faith
Author: Lisa Worrall
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-268-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Brody Tyler’s life takes a dramatic turn when a stranger walks into his bar. With no memory after surviving a vicious attack, he doesn’t even know his name and has to pick one from the newspaper. Nash is a risk but one Brody’s willing to take and before long, the two are deeply in love. But soon tragedy strikes again when a hit-and-run accident returns Nash’s memory. 

The real Nash is a ruthless businessman. When he wakes in a hospital bed after the hit-and-run, he doesn’t remember the last six months, so has no idea a killer is after him. Brody is desperate and accidentally ends up as Nash’s bodyguard. The two clash from the beginning and when Brody catches glimpses of his lover inside the ‘real’ Nash, he has hope. The question is whether he can keep Nash safe from a killer long enough for him to remember their love. 

Unshakeable Faith is the latest release by Lisa Worrall. It’s a well written, entertaining and heartwarming book. It’s filled with interesting characters, has a smooth flow, a unique premise and is a wonderful romance. Brody’s a great guy and the development of his personality is nicely done. He’s physically imposing and is a kind, caring and protective man, so it’s no wonder he opens his heart and home to Nash.  

The background Ms. Worrall created to explain Nash’s circumstances are heart-wrenching. Instead of dwelling heavily on his amnesia, she instead allows Nash to move on with his life, developing a committed loving relationship with Brody. And while it’s sweet and touching, it isn’t rushed. The big change comes when Nash regains his memory...he isn’t a very nice person…he’s an unmitigated jerk… and nothing like the Nash of the first half. The personality Ms. Worrall gave him is so different; it’s difficult to like him at all.  

There are plenty of secondary characters spread throughout the story, some at Brody’s bar and others at Nash’s home. I particularly like Wyatt, Brody’s childhood friend and Hannah, who’s known Nash since he was a kid. They both really added some fun and spice to their scenes. And let’s not forget the villain trying to kill Nash. By the end, his identity might not have been a big surprise but the reasons behind his actions are. 

I do have a niggle on the speed at which Brody forgave Nash. After what happed, it seems unrealistic. But that didn’t stop me from enjoying the overall story. So, if you like reading a well plotted romance with two fascinating guys in a story of love and loss and love given a second chance, then give this one a try.

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