Monday, April 22, 2013

Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon

Deliah Lopez Dreser’s in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there’s more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole’s in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. However, is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brothers' murders?  
Maggie and Seth’s reaction when the truth is revealed pushes friendship to the limit. And this time around it won’t be a Dreser causing an uproar in Port Fare. It will be Cole's good friend Booker. But does Booker have it all wrong?  Usually not!

My Review:
Vibrant writing and witty dialogue make Unbelievable a great read. Filled with intrigue, suspense, and romance, the second book in Gammon's Port Fare series will keep you turning the pages.
Okay, enough of the stuff and fluff. What I loved best about Unbelievable were the characterizations. If you know my tastes at all, you know the thing that does it for me about a novel is the characters. Gammon's characters are all very vivid and real. You will feel like they are your friends, and you will care about what happens to them. Cole and Lilah are actually likable, and likable characters, for some reason, have become increasingly uncommon in the literature I've read lately.
This book has a fantastic plot too. Lilah comes to Port Fare seeking her father's revenge on Seth, Maggie, and Booker, who we met in book one, Unlovable. (Unbelievable can stand alone. It's not necessary to read book one first, but I'm glad I did). But Lilah realizes quickly that her father, once again, has lied to her about the whole situation--what happened here three years ago and how her disgusting brothers met their end. But she wants to be out from under her father's thumb, and the only way to do that is to keep her end of their deal by supplying her father with information about her new friends. Lilah's father says his revenge is about money, but Lilah knows he will go much farther than that.
While there were things about this book I didn't like--the cat jokes, the Shakespeare quotes--they were all related to my personal tastes and someone else might not mind them at all. The things that really matter to me in a book--great characters, skillful writing, knowledgeable author, execution of plot, romance--were all there.

1 comment:

Rosenbalm Photography said...

I cannot wait to read this one! (Well, the first one first!) I love the cover and love your review!