Saturday, March 15, 2014

Unsettled by Alisa Mullen


Lizzie O'Malley, a twenty three year old free spirited young woman, is on the run to find her purpose in life. In the summer of 2000, she returns home to Boston, Massachusetts to begin a life that she can be proud of. On her first night out on the town with a friend, tragedy strikes and she finds herself the cause of emotional wreckage. Instead of dealing, she concentrates on the man she met that first night. Teagan Gallagher, a twenty two year old college student from Ireland, spends the summer of 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, working towards his degree and partying his way through the city. One night he finds a beautiful American girl that he is desperate to spend the summer with. Together, Teagan and Lizzie learn the ins and outs of an unconventional relationship. It isn't until their relationship is in so deep that it becomes impossible for one or the other to run away.

Our 4 Star Review

At 23 Lizzie is back home after her relationship of 5 years ends. When she meets sexy Irishman Teagan the attraction is instant but he has to go back home at the end of the summer, they decide on a summer fling and enjoy their sizzling chemistry. They know so little about each other's outside lives but Lizzie finds herself falling for him anyways. With a departure date looming and surprising secrets revealed will the two have more than a summer fling?

It took a bit to get into the story emotionally Lizzie is flighty and unsure what to do with her life, she enjoys drinking and makes no apologies for being herself. I loved how she was able to find happiness in any situation and just go with the flow. The Irish brood she befriends are great I enjoyed the banter between them and how they added to the story. Teagan is fun and carefree and seemed so open with himself but as we got on in the story I could tell that there was more to him than meets the eye.

As I read the story and it got more and more depth it became like I was right there with Lizzie feeling her emotions it added so much to the story. Excited to read the next book and see how things turn out.

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