This duet blew me away!!!!!
The sins of his past can’t be forgiven.
Mason Thatcher gave me chills when I first laid eyes on him. The good kind. The kind that makes your body ache and your heart hammer.
What’s better is that he looked at me the same way.
There was a hunger in his eyes that wouldn’t be sated, and a confidence in his stride that told me I could never run from him. Back then, I didn’t want to.
It’s not fair that his touch eased my pain.
That his lips on mine made my worries vanish.
That his love gave me a reason to breathe again.
With him, I felt complete, as if fate had given me a second chance.
Then I learned the truth: the sins and secrets of what really brought us together.
I knew it was too good to be true, but I could never have imagined he’d be capable of something so cold and cruel. That he was the reason my world crumbled.
There’s no way we can go back to what we once had and it’s not as easy as walking away. He can’t risk me telling his secrets.
I don’t know what choices I have or how I’ll survive this.
What he’s done is unforgivable, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to let me go.
Unforgiven is the second book in the new series, Sins and Secret Series of Duets by Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author Willow Winters. It is book 2 of a 2 book duet although other standalone duets will be featured in the series. It is not necessary, but highly recommended that you read book 1, Imperfect, before reading Unforgiven.
“The world will never know what it took for the two of us to come out of this alive and together. No one will ever realize how much strength there is between us. We’re unbreakable.”
This duet blew me away. It’s by far my new top fave from this Willow Winters. The plot is more intricate, the writing is more sophisticated, and most importantly, the characters are the most complicated and fleshed out characters I feel she’s written. In a word – stunning!!
Unforgiven picks up immediately following the events of Imperfect. Mason’s secret is out and it has a major impact on his relationship with Julia. This book continues to explore the fallout of those secrets plus a few other twists and turns.
Here’s what I loved:
Mason! This is one of those times when I fell whole-hearted for a fictional characters and I’m not ashamed to admit it. He’s sexy, sweet, commanding, and loves his woman unconditionally. You can’t ask for more than that. A man willing to put his life on the line for his girl is as sexy as it gets! He’s amazing!
The writing and setup – I mentioned this in my review for book 1 and it remains true. The format and writing, as well as chapter setup in this duet is one of the most impressive features of the duet. I enjoyed it immensely. For those who are wondering, the book is written in 1st person and dual POV.
The intricate and complex character dynamics – Are the characters perfect? No! Did they both make mistakes? Absolutely! Did I care? Not in the least. I think that’s why I enjoyed this so much. I know there are several morally dubious occurrences in the book, but that just added to the excitement for me! Yep, that says a lot about me. LOL
Anyway, the book is flipping amazing. It’s entertaining, gut-wrenching and my heart pounded pretty much throughout. It may not be for everyone, but it definitely worked for me.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.