Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication.Date July 21st 2015 Pages: 373 Published By: Amazon Digital Services Author Claudia Burgoa Uncharted Goodreads My review copy: From the author in exchange for an honest review
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As a rule, men don’t grow up believing in a happily ever after. We don’t believe in meeting the love of our lives; or the white picket fence, and 2.5 children. Every man thinks that those stupid dreams or fantasies are just nonexistent shit until it happens to them. We should have been forewarned.
I wish I was prepared for someone to appear in my life and change all my priorities. I suddenly wanted that fence and children. The part of meeting the love of my life became very real, but I wasn’t ready for suddenly losing it all, and my life plummeting into this shithole forever.
The heartbreak of losing your soulmate is one of the worst pains you will ever live with. I should campaign and warn the young people. Vaccinate against love because if you lose it, you could lose yourself for the rest of your life. The burden on your back will forever mark you and wither away your soul, darkening your days and the rest of your natural life.
This isn’t false advertisement or a dramatic display of one bitter soul.
I fought by my mother's side until her last breath, and tried to help my father until his last memories dissipated. My sister is the last one standing, but her life is a miracle that can end at any given moment. All my life I’ve never been alone, but always felt lonely.
Today, my options on how to live my life are endless, yet my heart and my best friend limit them. Stay in Seattle, close to the one person that will never let me inside his world.
The thug, as mom would've called him. A man with a bad boy attitude and a heart bigger than the ocean.
Tonight I belong to someone, and she belongs to me.
As long as the stars shine, as long as there is a heartbeat in me, as long as you're out there, nothing will change what we share.
Uncharted is the third book in the Unexpected series and is Jacob and Pria's story. You don't have to read the other two, in order to enjoy this one as each story is about different characters throughout the same family. However, the first two books are well written and beautiful so I would definitely suggest you pick them up!
Jacob and Pria met in college and had a whirlwind, week long, romance before fate tore them apart. Ten years later they meet again but they are now very different people, both having gone through difficult and life altering times.
Jacob is not the "happily ever after" type of guy. He is in to his music, loyal to his two twin siblings and just wants to have a laid back life doing his own thing. That is before he meets Pria who turns his heart, and makes his soul quiver with love.
Pria has an extreme family obligation and doesn't believe that her life will ever be her own. She is expected to take care of her sister who is suffering with a deadly disease. Her mother is not warm or loving at all and Pria always feels like she can't do anything right. Then she meets Jacob and starts to hope for something more for herself but life gets in the way. Will she ever see Jacob again?
I finished this book about a month ago and I am still feeling the book hangover. These characters were brought to life for me and I can't seem to let them go. The story is heart pounding, moving and emotionally driven. Even with all the heartbreak this story has, you will be routing and cheering for Pria and Jacob from the beginning and you won't stop hoping for "happily ever after' till the very last word.
I am a HUGE fan of Claudia Burgoa's and have been since her very first novel. Her writing style is emotional and well thought out. Her books always seem to speak to me and she has this way of making all her characters come to life so that the reader has a REAL investment in her stories.
You won't be disappointed if you pick this book up and read the companion novels as well. The Unexpected Series is so beautifully written, it is NOT a series you want to miss.
About the author:
She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.