[Epub] Unbreakable By Blayne Cooper – Thomashillier.co.uk

Unbreakable From Their Earliest Years, Five Very Different Girls Were As Close As Sisters Sharing Everything, Even Secrets And Lies Until Their Friendship And Their Lives Were Ripped Apart By A Devastating Act Of Betrayal From One Of Their OwnTwenty Years Have Gone By, And One Woman Has Cause To Regret Her Estrangement From The Group Than The Rest An Old Promise Leads To A Reunion, Which Unearths Memories, Mistrust, And Hidden Agendas As The Former Friends Grown Up And Grown Apart Reconnect And Realize The Impact They Ve Had On Each Others Lives Real And Perceived Betrayals Jeopardize The Entire Eventas Well As The Hopes Of A Rekindled RomanceThe Bonds Of Love And Friendship Can Be As Strong As Steel But Are They Unbreakable


About the Author: Blayne Cooper

Blayne Cooper has also written under the pen name Advocate She is the Royal Academy of Bards 2005 Hall of Fame Author and a recipient of the 2014 Academy of Bards Lifetime Achievement Award.Born in Northern California in January 1969, Blayne Cooper is the best selling author of a variety of fiction ranging from mystery romance to outrageous parody With each novel she tackles a new personal writing challenge The result is a diverse collection of lesbian fiction.Blayne has held a number of interesting, and sometimes rather unusual jobs sunflower sexer , and completed a stint as a Combat Medic in the Army National Guard Today, she is a project manager for a legal publishing company by day, and writer by night.In 1990 Blayne graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A degree in political science The next year she married and in 1995 she graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was admitted into the Oklahoma Bar Association.That same summer, her spirited daughter was born A gregarious son completed the family in 1997 She easily ranks her children as her greatest accomplishment.Blayne has always harbored an interest in fiction, but it wasn t until 1998 that she tried her own hand at writing by reaching out to an online audience A couple of years later, her work was published While she enjoys the challenge of working in multiple genres, it s writing about the humor found in everyday life that gives her the most pleasure.Blayne loves travel, reading, and spending long, sleepless nights crouched over her computer in search of the perfect words that will make people laugh or weep uncontrollably She s still looking, but having a great time on the journey.A rolling stone at heart, Blayne currently resides in the Midwest with her loving spouse, two children, and Wheaton Terrierfrom the author s website



10 thoughts on “Unbreakable

  1. says:

    Why did I wait so long to read this This is an amazing story of friendship and true love Of betrayal and forgiveness And whatever else makes life what it is. difficult, but beautiful.Despite what the blurb says, Unbreakable is undoubtedly centered on the lesbian romance So if you re looking for a love story, don t write this off your list Lots of feelings Amazing characterisation Exciting plot Great narration switching back and forth between past and present so that you re hooked until th Why did I wait so long to read this This is an amazing story of friendship and true love Of betrayal and forgiveness And whatever else makes life what it is. difficult, but beautiful.Despite what the blurb says, Unbreakable is undoubtedly centered on the lesbian romance So if you re looking for a love story, don t write this off your list Lots of feelings Amazing characterisation Exciting plot Great narration switching back and forth between past and present so that you re hooked until the very end, discovering things that happened in the past which explain something in the present I was truly amazed I ll read it again for sure I was blown away by Cooper s ability to make me feel like another member of the Mayflower Club , and by the romance which is on my Top 10 Most Touching Love Stories Read it


  2. says:

    Female friendships really are the best thing ever This book was delightful, not only because of how great the characters were, but also the plot and all its twists and turns that felt organic and kept the story interesting from beginning to end I loved how well the story alternated between present and flashbacks, with the flashback stories slowly leading up to the fallout as Jacie and Nina s love grew with them.But the characters The dynamics between them were amazing, especially Audrey and K Female friendships really are the best thing ever This book was delightful, not only because of how great the characters were, but also the plot and all its twists and turns that felt organic and kept the story interesting from beginning to end I loved how well the story alternated between present and flashbacks, with the flashback stories slowly leading up to the fallout as Jacie and Nina s love grew with them.But the characters The dynamics between them were amazing, especially Audrey and Katherine s hilarious interactions, and Jacie and Nina, of course, were sweet as hell These two gay characters, specifically, felt so relatable to me I saw parts of myself in both of them, in Nina s uncertainty and fear at first, but also in Jacie s and later Nina s too determination to fully embrace her sexuality and not let anyone influence her otherwise.Jacie was everything I wanted andHer dream to break world records as a child despite the apparently weekly trips to the ER , her courage to speak her mind and stand up for others when she believed she should, how supportive she was of all of her friends, her selflessness, her love for her daughter, and of course, her overwhelming love for Nina That exchange about view spoiler how she always found Nina first when they played hide and seek because Nina was the only one she ever looked for hide spoiler is going into my all time favorite lines in lesbian books Childhood best friends who become lovers is my favorite thing view spoiler The scene where Gwen outed Jacie to her parents was absolutely heartbreaking, but everything about the way Jacie reacted was so damn perfect she put herself first and downright refused to accept the awful things they all said to her, fired back in defense of who she is and will always be, and even threatened to fight back if her mother dared to hit her again I wanted to wrap her in a blanket and protect her from this cruel world and found myself wishing that Gwen wasn t pregnant so that Jacie could ve kicked her ass hide spoiler I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about Gwen, and the fact that I m so torn makes her a great character to me in terms of development and characterization I feel like it s a bit of a cool motive, still murder situation, except instead of murder it was view spoiler outing her best friend to her homophobic parents and also destroying her shot at happiness with the love of her life hide spoiler , not to mention just generally being kind of an asshole from the very beginning What happened to her made things a thousand times worse, and understandably so, but I mean, in one of the first flashbacks we saw her fight to keep another girl out of the group she was creating I felt like sooner or later they would get fed up with her behavior anyway I was ready for her Major Fuck Up to be revealed, but I didn t expect it to be something so personal that view spoiler directly affected Nina and Jacie s love story hide spoiler Even with the best of intentions, it was not her place to do what she did, and this applies to other mistakes she made as well I very much understand the reasons why she was so manipulative but that doesn t make it anyacceptable.Even twenty years later, at the gathering where she apologized for everything, she was still hiding other intentions and trying to manipulate them It felt like a lesson that people can change, but some things might never do Maybe that will after the reveal about who was blackmailing her, though The irony in it was incredible I think, if I were view spoiler Jacie hide spoiler , I would accept Gwen s apology and let her move on with her life and be happy with her husband and son, but I wouldn t really want her to be a part of my own life any Not after twenty years of it could ve been completely different and much happier if it wasn t for the actions of one girl whom I trusted like a sister Twenty years is so much time There used to be a girl quite similar to Gwen in my group of friends when I was a child There s a reason nobody from that group wanted to talk to her any once we grew old enough to know better I have, however, two complaints First of them is view spoiler the rape scene I m a firm believer that rape scenes in details are never necessary, I don t care what the story is about, but especially in a book where the writer could ve easily skipped to something likw the scene where Audrey and Katy found her in the bathroom afterwards I don t need to read this stuff in detail to believe that it happened and for it to be a very important part of the plot, it s just upsetting and not in a good way hide spoiler Number two is the damn epithets The auburn haired woman , the taller woman The repetition of the names would be way less annoying than this But alright, I could put up with that, except that in Audrey s case, she was often referred to as the chubby woman or the heavier woman , and that was just ugly Other characters being sometimes fatphobic towards her was bad enough, the writing didn t need to do so as well.Damn, I didn t plan for this review to get so long tl dr I really loved this book It had seriously heart wrenching parts after things escalated super quickly but it still managed to be a mostly fun read with all the adorable moments between the girls


  3. says:

    Works by this author is a guaranteed good read I loved the part where Nina helped Jacie eat the brussels sprouts, it is only later that readers learnt that Nina hated the vegetable but would eat it for people she love It is so sweet Book covers of Hard Times and Unbreakable looks really similar, thrown me off a little.


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really enjoyed this book I thought it worked well the present and flash backs I loved the interactions between the group of girls which I enjoyed Lots of twists and turns that I wasn t expecting A good mix of heart break and happiness.I wantof Jacie and Nina s story


  5. says:

    I feel bad for giving this book only 2 stars, but the rating is mostly due to the disappointment that comes from a good story that is not able to meet expectations This story is very well written, the characters are complex, and very well portraied The constant flashbacks, although unnecessary, were well intertwined The love story is real sweet, and credible at least as regards on how and why they fall in love , and the subject of long lasting friendships is depicted beautifully, without avo I feel bad for giving this book only 2 stars, but the rating is mostly due to the disappointment that comes from a good story that is not able to meet expectations This story is very well written, the characters are complex, and very well portraied The constant flashbacks, although unnecessary, were well intertwined The love story is real sweet, and credible at least as regards on how and why they fall in love , and the subject of long lasting friendships is depicted beautifully, without avoiding any rough edges.My main disappointment with this book comes with the way conflicts are presented and resolved The drama involved is also a bit too much over the top for my taste, and frequently unjustified the resolution of said conflicts is also way too easy, fast and cheesy Finnally, although I loved how the friendship of this group of women is portraied, I feel that the love story does not get sufficient attention from the author, which is a real pitty because it is extremely sweet and passionate


  6. says:

    5 I LOVED this book It has a little bit of everythingnostalgia, friendship, jealousy, love, lust, violence, blackmail and finally forgiveness Places that were laugh out loud funny as well as places that left me with a lump in my throat This book is now in my top two favorite books.Five friends meet in grade school and become best friends and start a club together They know each other better than anyone else in the world But suddenly something comes between them, something devastating and 5 I LOVED this book It has a little bit of everythingnostalgia, friendship, jealousy, love, lust, violence, blackmail and finally forgiveness Places that were laugh out loud funny as well as places that left me with a lump in my throat This book is now in my top two favorite books.Five friends meet in grade school and become best friends and start a club together They know each other better than anyone else in the world But suddenly something comes between them, something devastating and it breaks them apart for 20 years.My only request for this book is that there should have beensex then violence p


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here okay that was wild.i didn t expect this book to surprise me what the fuck honestly i started this because i was in the mood for a friends to lovers and i found this on my tbr and i was like yes perfect friends to lovers w angst n a reunion after years and female friendships Sign Me Up but then i started it and it was so boring and the writing was kind of confusing to me and the copy i have is ugly so i almost dnf d but i kept reading for the Gay and i don t regret itthe cha okay that was wild.i didn t expect this book to surprise me what the fuck honestly i started this because i was in the mood for a friends to lovers and i found this on my tbr and i was like yes perfect friends to lovers w angst n a reunion after years and female friendships Sign Me Up but then i started it and it was so boring and the writing was kind of confusing to me and the copy i have is ugly so i almost dnf d but i kept reading for the Gay and i don t regret itthe characters i didn t really care about audrey and katy but i loved their interactions i absolutely LOVED jacie and nina and their relationship was so cute i could talk about them for hours and gwen mmmmm i feel bad for her she didn t deserve what happened to her at all but what she did to jacie was unforgivable and she was kind of an asshole okay now let s talk about tucker and katy WHAT THE FUCK i didn t see that one coming i almost fell out of my bed when i found out that was so i don t know what a plot twist


  8. says:

    Five women in Missouri become friends in 1972 when they are in the 3rd grade and form a club They pledge to come together as adults when they are 40 years old In the intervening years, they remain close until a fateful year in college when they are living together in a house One, pregnant, marries early and leaves Another is forever focused on boyfriends Two are in love with one another but can t seem to initiate a relationship And the fifth bides her time finding happiness down the line.A Five women in Missouri become friends in 1972 when they are in the 3rd grade and form a club They pledge to come together as adults when they are 40 years old In the intervening years, they remain close until a fateful year in college when they are living together in a house One, pregnant, marries early and leaves Another is forever focused on boyfriends Two are in love with one another but can t seem to initiate a relationship And the fifth bides her time finding happiness down the line.As the years go by, they live independent, disconnected lives, until one of them begins to receive shocking emails demanding money in exchange for silence She is being blackmailed about her past, a past only the other 4 know about Determined to unmask the blackmailer, she organizes a 40th birthday reunion weekend The book, especially the first half, is replete with flashbacks, many describing the early years of these friendships The flashbacks decrease in the second half when the 5 characters must reconcile the past and figure out what they want from one another in the future.This is a romance wrapped up in a larger story about friendships, secrets, family, and, yes, class The lesbian love story is a good one, with the HEA coming possibly a bit too easily, but the author knows we want it.I ve always liked female group friendship books ever since I read The Group in college I m dropping a star because I did find the early flashbacks distracting and there could have been fewer of them or the book could have been structured differently to make it flow better There s a major twist I didn t see coming, which is a bit of a credibility stretch but really worked for this plot line All in all, a good read and recommended


  9. says:

    This book has enough twists and turns to keep things interesting the whole way through I actually said whoa out loud at the end of chapter 9 It s a light, entertaining read, despite dealing with some heavy drama, and if you love stories with multiple viewpoints, you ll probably have a good time with it Cooper s tendency toward melodrama rears its ugly head a few times, which is the only reason I didn t give the book a 4.


  10. says:

    Bylo to vtipn i dojemn n kdy i najednou Blayne se op t povedlo to, co u dal ch jej ch kn ek, kter jsem etla. dv st daj c se d jov asov linie, kdy se poka d na za tku kapitoly t te na tu druhou linii a ne kapitolu do tete, u se zase t te na tu prvn a tak po d dokola jo, budu ji ur it st d l


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