Dreamspinner Press, November 28, 2011 | 242 pages
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Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.
The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.
Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember….
Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, Amnesia, Past, Attacks, Faith
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 3 out of 3
Reviewed by Lis:
Every once in a while you come across a book that will draw you in so completely, you won’t be able to let it go until you finish it. When you do finish it, you feel so sad and start reading it all over again. Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall was such a book for me. Before I started, readers were already telling good things about this story, but I never place much stock in that until I read the story myself.
Unshakeable Faith is the story of Brody and Nash. Nash just walked out of the hospital after being attacked with no memory of who he is and how he came to be hurt. He walks into Brody’s bar and immediately catches the eye of sweetheart Brody. Unable not to help Nash, because Brody is one of those one-of-a-kind nice guys, Brody takes Nash in and offers him a job and a place to stay until he gets back on his feet or gets his memory back.
As you can guess sparks fly and for a while everything is just hunky dory (and very hot hot hot) between the two, until tragedy strikes Nash, again. As a result Nash has his memory back, but has no memory of the previous months with Brody. In fact, the real Nash is an egotistical idiot jerk who just makes you want to slap his face, hard. Fortunately for them, Brody is stubborn and he doesn’t back down from a challenge.
Unshakeable Faith is a sweet, romantic, edge of your seat, tear-jerker story that will keep you engrossed until the end. While there is a mild case of instant love between the two, the story is entirely believable, including the romance between Brody and Nash. Have I mentioned I want a Brody for myself?
The characters are well rounded and worked out. They have their own personalities and quirks. You can just picture Brody as the big, kind-hearted man with a bad taste in shirts who is incredibly sweet and caring. Nash was a more complex character because you get to know him with and without his memory. The Nash without his memory is the man who is unburdened by work and family issues, the man he was meant to be when his father put him on the block. The Nash with his memory is an ultimate jerk, though you get to see why throughout the story. While not completely justified, the jerk-Nash is one who has himself closed off from the world to be able to work in a cutthroat business environment.
The story itself is well written and well developed as well. The author has a style of writing that keeps you absorbed until the very end. The only niggle I had about this story was the part where Nash’s family couldn’t locate him after he was attacked. They had a lot of money at their disposal, but there should have been a cross reference between missing person’s reports and Nash’s amnesia. Though it didn’t sell me off, I did wonder about it.
Unshakeable Faith is one of those stories I can recommend reading if you like sweet romantic stories with just the right edge of angst and characters who are on equal footing. I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down!