Release Day Blitz: Unmarked: Sean's Story (Chosen #4) by Alisa Mullen - Review & Giveaway

 
 

Synopsis:

Sean Ford has loved Lizzie O'Malley all of his adult life. Now that he is in his thirties and a successful tattoo artist, he finds himself stuck in life. He should have~ He could have ~ But he didn't. Kicking himself for letting Lizzie slip through his fingers, he has to pretend that life is just peachy. His favorite past time is hiding out in his bedroom.

When Aoife Flanagan arrives in Boston to do an internship with college, she is glad to have escaped the dismal life she has back in Wicklow, Ireland. As a twenty-three year old student and professional, she prefers staying in the corner at parties, hiding from everyone's attention, and sticking to the financial plan that her father outlined for her.

One night...
One confusing night...
One amazing summer...

Sean and Aoife may have been brought together by fate but to stay together means more than roses and butterflies. They must fight the world for one another. What separates them is one big ocean and one tiny question.

Sink or Swim?

This is Book 4 in The Chosen Series but it can be read as a STANDALONE since it is Sean's story. For Mature Audiences 17+ only, please.

Review:

Wow Unmarked was a really gut wrenching story in a really great way. It was like a sucker punch to the gut from the first pages and I loved every moment of it. I was not expecting this incredibly heartbreaking story. I enjoyed the first three books of the Chosen series, Lizzie's story, but this blew those books out of the water. Unmarked is Sean's story. Sean who you do meet in the first books, but I never like you really get to know him. He is not in it very often so you could definitely read this without reading them, but if you read them first you will understand Lizzie a little more.

Speaking of Lizzie...I got so angry with her in this book. I really liked her in the her story. Yes she was a bit of a mess, but she was great. This story? She annoyed me for most of it. I was just like what is your deal?? I know you got hurt before in a similar situation, but Aofie is not Teagan! Sean is finally, finally moving on from you and you can't let him be happy for two seconds? Seriously he has been nothing but amazing with you, always there for you, always being a supportive friend, and this is how you repay him? Seriously? What is wrong with you? There was definitely some swearing going on when Lizzie was involved and that is not usually me. Man she made me angry. Probably because by that time I was already vulnerable from Sean and Aoife and I loved them both so much.

Man Sean and Aoife. They just ripped me apart. Both of them. I just felt all the feels for these two characters right from the start. Sean is amazing, he really is, and he has had the worst time with people he cares about. Everyone is leaving him or not wanting him or whatever. He is just so great and I loved him and wanted all good things for him. And Aoife? Oh Aoife you broke my heart. At first it is like what is going on with her? What is she hiding? What is her life like back in Ireland? When you find out it was just devastating for me. It made me feel everything for her. It was painful watching her struggle so much with what she wants vs what she has to do. When she first starts seeing Sean she is so hot and cold. So timid, but then strong. So off and on. It was...you read it and it just breaks your heart. I couldn't put this book down and I just wanted to cry for both of them. They love each other so much, but can they figure out a way to be together forever like they both want? Can Aoife reconcile wanting to be there for her family and wanting to be with Sean? You know while reading the story that she has to go back to Ireland at the end of the summer and I just dreaded it. They are so perfect together and I loved both of them so much!

It really was a devastating story, but that just makes the happy endings that much happier. Having those heartbreaking times, those dark clouds, makes you appreciate the rainbows that much more. Man this story really was an intense read. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. I loved Aoife and Sean so much more than I thought I would. I loved it from the first sentences until the last. A great great read. Definitely pick up a copy of Unmarked, especially if you enjoyed the first three books in the Chosen series. Be prepared for some heartache though as it was just such an amazing but emotional read.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2



Also available The Chosen Box Set which includes books 1-3



Available on Amazon, Amazon.de, and Goodreads

About the Author:

Alisa Mullen is the author of the Best Selling Saga, The Chosen Series and the Best Selling psychological suspense novel, Plastic Confidence. She grew up in Down East Maine. Mullen has a BA from Texas A&M University and a MS from Our Lady of Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, making necklaces, and spending time with her family. Mullen lives in South Texas with her loving husband and their two children.

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