Review: Unbroken (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #4) by Lisa Renee Jones


Title:  Unbroken
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: Gallery Books 9/7/15
Length:  123 pages
Series:  The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #4


From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes the fourth and final part in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series—finally revealing the long-awaited wedding between Amy and Liam. But with the explosive secret they’re hiding, will their enemies ever let them live happily ever after?

For six long years I lived on the run, in fear and devastated by loss. That began to change the day I met Liam Stone, who is so much more than his money and power, and even the protection he has offered me. He is passion. He is friendship. He is love and happiness, and the man who made my enemies his own. And now with his help, the secret that drove me into hiding is buried, our enemies contained. Liam and I can finally start our life and put this behind us. The nightmare is over. Unless…it’s not.

My Thoughts

After all the we’ve been through with this couple and the last installment that focused on Chad and Gia, i think that it’s about time that we get to see them having a happy ending, even if we know that it’s going to be a rocky road and too good to be true.

Where we left off in the last installment, Sheridan and Jared were taken away by the Chinese, and in theory that meant that things could start to settle and get back to normal for Amy and Liam.  The challenge of course is that Chad and Gia would still have to go into hiding for a bit since they had the cylinder to protect.  That’s something that we sort of continue to see play out and still don’t know what’s going to happen.

See we start this 4th book with the funeral for Chad – burying him all over again which is something that Amy knows is a farce, yet it still feels so real.  Liam’s forced to help Amy be strong but also sees it as a means to begin their new life together.  They’re able to go back to New York and go back to their lives – in the hopes that they can start their new chapter.

What’s quickly found out though is that what we expected – Meg is back to haunt them, and while we don’t know for sure who’s side she’s on, she’s back to causing trouble.  Jared as well – and he’s turned out to be a bit more complicated than we ever knew.  the 2 of them keep everyone off balance throughout the book, and you have to wonder who’s playing who and who can be trusted.

Liam and Tellar continue to build their own bit of security around their ‘family’.  they enlist the help of Josh who’s a business friend and amazing hacker to watch out for them like Jared was supposed to do.  They also hire Dante in the hopes that he can be the intel and keep any danger at bay.

Where we’re left here though is wondering if Liam and Amy will be safe for now or if they will continue to fend off attacks.  We know that Amy’s got a sense of when things aren’t right and she continues to get those feelings throughout the story.  We also wonder if there will ever be a time when Chad and Amy can be together without fear.  I don’t know that it’s possible since they are still trying to protect the cylinder and it’s power.

My question now becomes whether we’ll get a next installment and what that will include.  who it will focus on and all that.  We hear about the development of ‘The Circle’ who are supposed to protect the secrets of the cylinder, but that’s the extent of it.  i feel like we need to see that through a bit more.

There’s also the bit about Tellar and Coco’s history.  i feel like that could make for a great supplemental story since there’s a past and i feel like there’s a potential future.  I also don’t know that i trust Gia yet fully either – so we need to see that through.

While all this is going on though, we get what our lovely author is known for.  AMAZING chemistry, heat and anxiety.  What Liam and Amy share comes off the pages with such intensity that there’s no doubt that they will do whatever they can do make each other happy.

So on that note, i’m hopeful that we’ll get a book 5, and i hope you guys all have a nice weekend!

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