Uninhibited (Beachwood Bay #4/The Callahans #2) by Melody Grace
Release Date: July 21, 2014
He’ll teach her a pleasure beyond her wildest dreams…
Alicia Wright isn’t the kind of girl to make out with a stranger in a dark alley. She’s spent years playing it safe, pining after the perfect man – who’s about to marry someone else. She doesn’t know how to move on, until a sexy stranger turns her world upside down with a wickedly tempting proposition…
She’ll rescue him from the edge of oblivion…
Rock star Dex Callahan swore his days of fame and debauchery were behind him, but the spotlight keeps calling his name. Determined not to fall into his old life, he goes looking for distraction — and finds an intoxicating red-head with a mouth made for sin. One kiss could never be enough, so Dex offers her a deal: spend one week with him, and she’ll forget her old flame ever existed.
Together, they’ll ignite a passion that will change them forever…
No rules. No limits. As the whirlwind week of pleasure unfolds, Alicia discovers a desire she never knew existed – and the tortured heart Dex hides behind his charming smile. But can old loves so easily be replaced? And when the week is over, will their bond be strong enough to weather the storm?
Wow, wow, wow! Uninhibited takes the sexiness that was Unrequited and amps it up to a rockin’ level. Last week I reviewed Unrequited (review can be found here) to prepare for Uninhibited and I am so glad I did. While you can read Uninhibited without needing to read Unrequited, you will miss out on the beginning of Dex and Alicia’s delicious tension. Uninhibited starts with a brief flashback of how Dex and Alicia met, then skips to a few months later. We find out that the two have not kept in touch, but in a moment of need, they reunite.
I am so excited to finally find out who Alicia was in love with. Maybe if I had read previous books in the series, I might have been able to figure it out, but I began the series with the Callahans and it was a mystery to me. I enjoyed watching Alicia grow as a character, but part of me wasn’t a fan of her infatuation with a man who had no interest in her romantically. I understand you can’t help who you love, but the person never gave her a hint that he felt the same way, so why was she waiting for him?!? The only reason I’m not holding that flaw against her is because she never reacted like a jealous brat that most women in her position (in books) are typically portrayed like.
Dex had a deeper history than I expected. There was so much hurt and heartbreak within him and surrounding him. He has lived the ‘sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll’ lifestyle and has the scars on his soul to prove it. Between his adoration of Alicia and the pushover tendencies he has when it comes to his sister, it’s obvious Dex is sweeter than most would expect this rock star to be.
The plot of Uninhibited isn’t too surprising, but what it lacks in uniqueness, it gains back with wonderfully developed characters and overall sexiness. The secondary characters are fascinating and I can’t wait to get better acquainted with Beachwood Bay and The Callahans. If I had to rate Uninhibited, I would give it 4 out of 5 stars!
*I received Uninhibited from Mark My Words Book Publicity via Negalley for my honest review.