Release Date: Nov. 28, 2011
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: LGBT – M/M Romance
Format(s): Paperback (250 pgs), e-book
Book Source: NetGalley
Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.
The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.
Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember….
Brody Tyler has a habit of picking up strays. If only he’d stick to a pet, rather than taking in men who are down-on-their-luck. But when a gorgeous amnesiac with the most beautiful green eyes he’s ever seen walks into his bar, frightened and unbearably lost, he knows two things: that he’s a total goner, and that he just got himself a new roommate.
This is one of the funniest, most pleasantly frustrating, yet lovely m/m romances I’ve read yet. Brody and Nash are wonderful together, Brody’s openness and acceptance being the perfect haven where Nash can recreate himself and begin a new life. Brody is the perfect lover, and Worrall writes him so sweetly, that I couldn’t stand to see him hurt anymore than his friends could.
There aren’t any weak characters, save for Nash’s brother, Ben, in Unshakeable Faith, with even most of the minor characters providing good laughs and believable affection. The staff at Brody’s bar is especially entertaining, and his best friend, Wyatt, in particular, is an absolute treat. Hannah, Nash’s housekeeper, is similarly enjoyable, as are his mother and sister.
As with any good story, some things must get worse before they can get better, and that’s doubly true of Unshakeable Faith. Nash makes some horrendous mistakes during the second part of his journey, and I wanted to knock some sense into him on several occasions. He becomes a completely unlikeable, sometimes downright loathsome, character. But, as difficult as things got, I never felt any inclination whatsoever to stop reading. It was much more fun to indulge in worrying whether everything would turn out all right or not.
Brody and Nash are wonderful as lovers, as well. Their couplings are tentative at first, Nash being uncertain and Brody being careful to make everything as good as he possibly can for his new love. They are a perfect fit for one another in every way, and sex between the two of them illustrates the fact well.
Unshakeable Faith is a delightful, sexy read, with a healthy mix of humor and a dash of suspense thrown in. Although I thought the plot involving Nash’s brother could have been stronger, it served its purpose in bringing these two incredible characters together. Brody and Nash are easy to love, even if I wanted to wring Nash’s neck for a few chapters in the middle of the story, as I’m sure Worrall intended. Their reconciliation is all the sweeter for it. This story is definitely a keeper, and I wholeheartedly recommend it as a worthy addition to any m/m collection.
Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)