Title: Unbreakable Love
Author: Angela Carling
# Of Pages: 220
Publisher: Acacia Publishing
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Level: Young Adult
Rating: 3 Hearts
Many thanks to Acacia Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.
In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her – but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions – and Jennie's – get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen?
This was a sweet, romantic and totally clean love story, which is something I really appreciated!
I’ve never been a fan of the narrative writing style in any book, I feel like it keeps people from getting to know the characters deeply and being able to fully connect with them. That was the case with this book as well. I felt like I didn’t get to know Jennie and Nate as much as I would have liked, which in turn, hindered me from getting too attached.
Although it took me awhile to get used to, and connect with the characters, once I did, I found them all to be very likable. Aside from Jennie and Nate, my favorite character was Marissa who is Jennie’s best friend. She wasn’t in the story a whole lot and I found myself wishing she had a bigger part.
Nate was a too good to be true (but really is) kind of guy who also happened to be a guardian angel. His love for Jennie is so genuine and sweet it made my heart smile.
One of the things I really liked about this book was the family dynamic. Jennie, her sister, and parents are a close-knit family who actually enjoy spending time together, having game nights and such. I feel like in most YA the main character has some form of broken relationship with their family, so it was a nice change to see a loving family in the picture.
While I enjoyed the book as a whole I didn’t really care too much for the ending. I can’t really say why without spoiling it but lets just say it was kind of overkill.
Not only did Acacia Publishing provide me with a copy of Unbreakable Love, but they also gave me an extra copy to giveaway to you guys! =)