Review: Unforgiven, by Sarah Ballance



You must read this book. No. I mean it. Read it!

The sensual romance category does not do it justice. That’s why I don’t like specifying genres – there are so many people who would enjoy this book but would probably keep away because of the ‘label’.

The plot is complex, but clear. Riley Beckett hasn’t had the best of times since the accident, a year ago, that has destroyed her life. But even on her worst day she doesn’t expect to step into her home and be confronted by a gun. The gun is not the problem; the person holding it is.

There are so many twists and turns in this story, you won’t know what to expect. The action starts on page one and never lets up. Riley and Gage step from disaster to even bigger disaster, and from being hunted by one madman to… oh, I almost said too much. Since we’re talking about characters, let me tell you these two are perfect. Their relationship is that of two hedgehogs who’ve got their spines stuck on ‘up’ and it takes a lot of delving into the past and raking at old wounds to set things right again. And when they’re right, they’re hot!

Secondary characters are also good, have their own voices, stories and personalities. The dialogues – oh, the dialogues! – are so fun to read, so clever and lively and brimming with sexual tension. The descriptions are faultless, the pace is just right, the story flows, and the writing style is no-nonsense. A joy to read.

There’s not much else to say. This book is perfect for anyone who has lost the joy of reading – the perfect ray of sunshine to lead you back. Everyone else will love it anyway. If I could award it more than five stars, I would. Beautiful book, enjoyable to the last page. Highly recommended.


award ellaThis is the second book by Sarah Ballance that I’ve had the pleasure to read and review. The five-star review for Last Call is part of Sarah Ballance’s Author Spotlight – read the blurb, excerpt and review here. And if that was a very well-written book, Unforgiven is even better. In fact, I can’t see any way to improve it. Sarah Ballance simply has a flair for writing action-packed books that cannot be put down. Reading her novels has been such a pleasure, I am certainly going to make sure I get to read every scrap of writing she’s got to offer.

For her talent, Sarah Ballance deserves recognition and a place in my Awesome Authors Gallery. Congratulations, Sarah! The Life Changing Read Award is yours.


3 Replies to “Review: Unforgiven, by Sarah Ballance”

  1. This is a fantastic review and very well deserved!! I love all of Sarah’s books and as far as I’m concerned – she can’t write fast enough. Well done, Sarah and Ella.

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