ARC review: Undone by Shannon Richard

Undone by Shannon Richard
Series: Country Roads #1
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Goodreads • Amazon
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Source: ARC from publisher (via Netgalley)

Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called “buck urine”
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy—and infuriating—Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn’t easy—until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who’s interested in much more than Paige’s car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn’t sure she’d ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?


Nothing is going the way Paige planned. She lost her job, lost her boyfriend, and had to move from Philadelphia to small-town Florida… to live with her parents. Mirabelle, Florida is awful. It’s hot and sticky and buggy and all the people are small-minded, judgmental, and rude. Paige has just about had enough when she meets Brendan, a good-looking mechanic who steals her heart.

Undone is one of the fluffiest books I’ve read this year, and I mean that in the best way. The angst level is almost zero, and Paige and Brendan fully appreciate each other. They don’t jump headfirst into the relationship, but instead take their time getting to know each other before deciding where they want things to go. Their passion for each other becomes more and more obvious with each chapter, and I might have cheered a little bit when they finally got together.

I appreciated that Paige and Brendan didn’t shut out the rest of the world with their relationship. Paige becomes close with several of Brendan’s friends, and makes some of her own as well. I’m looking forward to reading more about their friends in the upcoming books in the series.

To be honest, there were a number of misspellings and grammatical mistakes, but they didn’t detract too much from the story (and may be corrected in the final version of the book). If you’re looking for something cute and fluffy to take your mind of the stresses of your daily life, check out Undone.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.

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