Review: Unrequited by Melody Grace
Unrequited (Beachwood Bay #3.5, The Callahans #1)
by: Melody Grace
Publication Date: May 22, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 100 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 5/5 stars
If I don't get my hands on Uninhibited soon (Alicia and Dex's full length novel), I may internally combust. No, really. Because this novella was HAWT. I think Dex may be Melody's baddest, sexiest boy yet! Whew! And good Lord, the man can dirty talk! It was so much fun to watch uptight, good girl Alicia let herself go when she was with him. Both of them have some deeply rooted issues to work through, but their one night of passion and freedom makes them both forget, if only for a little while.
Alicia is pining over a man she cannot have and is suffering from unrequited love. After fleeing a restaurant opening and her friends, she finds herself outside seeking solitude only to come across Dex Callahan, rock god extraordinaire. She doesn't know who he is and she is completely caught off guard by him. (Dex Callahan can push me up against an alley wall and kiss the pants off me ANYDAY.)
Dex has some demons to face himself, though we don't get much insight into what they are. We do know that he was once a popular rock star but he had left his band and still has his manager and others begging for him to come back. Dex loves the feeling of being on stage and completely losing himself in performing, but something happened to make him stay far away and I am intrigued as to what it is. I loved his character. He isn't afraid to say what he feels and he wants Alicia to open up to him and let herself experience what it's like to just let go. She is so wrapped up in the man that she can't have. I was wary of Alicia especially after meeting her in Hunter and Brit's story. I felt really bad for her because she's just so lonely. She sees all her friends together and happy and she's the one that doesn't have that. Being with Dex makes her forget for just a little while and she is embarrassed at how willingly she succumbs to him.
I love that Melody is bringing us a new set of characters and a new series. Dex has two brothers and a sister, so after we get his story, we'll be finding out theirs!
Overall, Unrequited was a steamy short prequel novella for Alicia and Dex and I cannot wait to see how their story plays out, especially after Dex's proposition at the end!