May 22, 2015

5 Star Review: UNDENIABLY CHOSEN by Shelly Crane

Title: Undeniably Chosen

Author: Shelly Crane

Source: eARC from author for review


Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect fairy tale, the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. Her family is love, life, and happiness. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that’s missing from her life is the one thing she’s waited for every day, the one thing her kind knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost forever.

Her significant.

Seth has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They’re the only family he knows, but he knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his real mother and all he knows is what he’s told. He doesn’t know what to trust. He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best interest at heart, but isn’t so sure of that anymore when he finally—after a lifetime of waiting for her—meets his soulmate, and the Watson’s first act is to try to take her away from him.

The Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever. They’ll have to love without judgment or reservation, they’ll have to be wise and accepting beyond their years, they’ll have to forgive for things before they’ve even happened, they’ll have to trust without seeing, have faith without knowing, and they’ll have to light their own way in the dark when everyone else is blind to show them the way. And more than anything else…

they’ll fight like hell to keep each other.

My take....

It was more than just wanting to have somebody, it was like this thing in my body was pulled just a little too tight. Just enough to annoy and bother me, but not enough to be painful. My significant was the only one who could make me feel normal. I knew it.

From the very beginning I was sucked right back into this wonderful, beautiful world Shelly created a while back. It was fun coming back and visiting with those that have since grown up and started families of their own. Maggie and Caleb are no longer those crazy teens we met in the beginning. They now have children who are grown and finding their Significants. It really is amazing.

So like I mentioned, from the start I was hooked. I love the whole plot of Ava and Seth being one another’s Significants. But the best part of it all is that Seth is a Watson. Oh the agony!! Seriously. These 2 cannot catch a break to save their lives. Everything and everyone it seems, is standing in their way. The obstacles they will face in this story will be ones that could break them and bring their new relationship to an abrupt halt.

“No one is taking you away from me,” he promised, his voice low and ominous was strangely exactly what I needed in that moment to finish falling over the edge for him. “Are you worth it?” he asked as if it were ludicrous. “Is this worth it? Have I waited my entire life for it? Will I give it up just because it is hard? Just because it’s not given to me so easily?” He shook his head so slowly and leaned forward, pressing his lips to my hair. “Ah, little bird, you are so worth it,” he whispered.

Their romance is so absolutely breathtaking. Crane once again shows she is a true artist when it comes to crafting a love story so swoonworthy, your heart melts. I 100% adored Seth. Their story reminds me a bit of Maggie and Caleb’s. But also different. So don’t worry about thinking you may be getting the same story under different packaging. So not how it all goes down. In fact, I think you will be quite pleased with it and the direction Crane is taking the series.

Wonderful story, UNDENIABLY CHOSEN is one that is sure to please fans of the SIGNIFICANCE series. 5 Smitten Stars!

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