Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Release-Review & Giveaway: UNSTEADY by Melissa Collins

Happy Release Day!

Unsteady by Melissa Collins
A stand alone, M/M romance

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Micah Hudson and Jude MacMillian were both lonely teenagers. One the new kid and one the target of relentless bullying, they quickly became friends. But when friendship grew into more, the relationship was too much for either to handle. As their tenuous bond was tested, everything tumbled down, leaving them lonely once again.

A decade later, Micah is on the brink of losing his will to live. Beyond exhausted from lying to everyone, including himself, Micah thinks of the one person who knows his deepest secret. Desperate and alone, Micah makes the only decision he feels he has: he must leave. But his need for closure depends on one thing.

Can Jude make room in his Unsteady life for Micah once again?

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There’s just something about a second chance romance that is appealing on so many levels, and when it comes with such intense emotion and angst such as what I found in Unsteady, it plays havoc with my heart.  Oh, and on top of that this is also a friends-to-more story, one of my favorite tropes.  Micah and Jude’s story has a lot of ups and downs, and there’s plenty of drama and tension—but there is also a lot of love and plenty of heat.  Each of them has their own set of baggage, and navigating that plus their feelings for each other made for a fantastic read.

Both Micah and Jude captured my heart for different reasons, but what it boils down to is how totally invested in both of them I became and how desperately I wanted to see them get their happily ever after.  There are secrets—those they kept from each other, those being kept from family and friends—that once uncovered create havoc, but also strengthen bonds and show just how much not just Micah and Jude care for each other, but how much friends and family do as well.  The two of them have been through so much in their lives, and thinking of any ending other than them together and happy would have broken my heart.

I was wrapped up in this story from cover to cover, it’s one of those that draws you in to the point where you don’t want to put it down.  The only thing I didn’t particularly care for was the bouncing back and forth from past to present.  Normally I don’t mind flashbacks, but in this story that device felt a bit overused to me and is the only reason I didn’t give this the full five stars.  Other than that, I enjoyed everything else about this book.

Though this is the third book in the author’s On Solid Ground series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.  It’s an angst-lover’s dream, but it is so worth it for every moment Micah and Jude are together.  4.5 stars for Unsteady, and I highly recommend this story to any M/M romance fan but especially if you’re a fan of second chance and friends to lovers stories.  This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.


Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

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