“Can there be too many pieces to piece back together?
This is a question Keira faces every day. It’s impossible for her to go anywhere unaccompanied by her cousin, the only person who knows what happened on that horrific night a year ago. The guilt and pain weigh her down every day. Unwilling to open up to anyone and give someone a chance, she lives in solitude.
For her, that’s the only way to live.
Liam struggles with his own demons. After losing someone who means the world to him, he combats his anger and pain on a daily basis. He dives into violence and sex, losing himself more and more. But as soon as he meets Keira, he recognizes the same pain he suffers every day. And he pursues her, wanting to connect to someone who understands.
Keira can’t put herself back together, and neither can Liam. But can they do it together?”
Trigger Warning: Rape, Partner Abuse, Abuse, & Alcoholism
I read this book because well, I found it interesting, and I believe it was free at the time I downloaded the novel. I’m glad that I downloaded Unbreakable because I find that this book was actually pretty good! The story starts off with some pretty heavy stuff. Which could be triggering to some people, so you’ve been warned!!
There are two points of view, with Kiera’s view being the main point that we see. I actually really like Kiera. She’s a realistic character whose had some really bad things happen to her. Which has led her to have major trust issues, panic attacks, and more.
Liam, the other character that we see from, has had some demons in his past as well. We don’t see much of his point of view, but when we do read his view on things, that’s when I find it to be really confusing.
The start of this book is that the two characters don’t know each other at all. One is too scared to leave her house, and she has reoccurring nightmares in which leads her to drink a lot. And then we have Liam, who loves to fight to get his anger out, and has a lot of sex.
When Kiera and Liam meet, it’s like something goes off in Liam’s head. Liam is drawn to her in a way that he has never been drawn to a woman. Something is keeping Liam around, but with Kiera’s trust issues, that proves to be a problem. Slowly, Liam learns how to navigate the stormy and unpredictable seas that is Kiera and her triggers. Liam truly cares about Kiera, and wants to learn more about her in every way that he can. Kiera is a mystery to Liam. — What surprised me about Liam is that he’s actually mature about a lot of things around Kiera. He learns her triggers and keeps his distance when he feels like she needs it. All around, Liam is a mature guy whom I never thought would act this way.
Kiera is drawn to Liam, but with her past, her mind is a little diluted in a sense. She knows that she’s attracted to Liam, and can see why other girls throw themselves at Liam. But it doesn’t really register in her brain.
We see over the course of Unbreakable, that Kiera and Liam breakdown each others walls and get to know each other better. With Kiera’s past though, Liam knows he can’t share his secret with her, for his fear of losing her forever.
The relationship that these two have is definitely slow growing. With that they become friends and learn about each other, and then after, when they’re actually in a relationship, they’re great together.
What I don’t get about this book is that the book’s description on Goodreads states that “This is a stand alone novel. It is not a cliffhanger. And it is the first novel in the Forehead Kisses Series.” but when I got to the end of the book, the author asks the reader questions to make it seem like there is indeed a second novel in which both Keira and Liam are the stars of. …I find that extremely contradictory.
That’s all for my review of Unbreakable by Abby Reynolds. If you’ve read this book what did you think? I’d be interested to know! As usual, if you’re interested in reading this book, all you have to do is click the cover above.
Thank you for reading my review!
2 thoughts on “Unbreakable by Abby Reynolds | Book Review #136”
I’ve read this an had a lot of the same thoughts! It ends very abruptly!
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