This is part of the blog tour for Unresisting by Shane Morgan.
Seventeen year old Natasha Johnson is having a rough year. Her twin brother, Sean, died last summer after a car crash, and her parents decided to pack up and leave the only home she’d known all her life. It’s a lot to take in, and Nat has decidedly given up on the world, until moving to Stetson Valley and meeting high school ‘outcast’, Chace Owens.
Chace’s dark and mysterious aura is not exactly seen as ‘normal’, but Nat already knows that not a lot of things are of the norm when it comes to her life. She soon finds herself unable to resist Chace’s strange pull on her heart, unleashing a sudden attraction to the unnatural forces that have always been burning within her. But with uncovering her true self brings forth great danger, as Nat learns that her brother’s death had a lot more to do with the side she’s unable to resist.
Can Natasha calm the blazing flames and withstand the threat of danger, or will this new found power destroy her?
After her twin brother died, Natasha and her family moved to Stetson Valley, where she met people who seemed to want her for reasons that she couldn’t comprehend. While she felt drawn to Chace, a classmate of her English Literature class, she didn’t know if she could fully trust him. With mysterious things kept happening, Natasha felt as though she were constantly being watched. Could she solve the mystery of her twin brother’s death before she became the next victim?
I liked the story, I was eager to learn more about everything that was going on, but for some reason, I didn’t feel as emotionally invested as I’d hope. It could probably be me, as I had the assumption that Natasha was still quietly mourning for the death of her twin brother, but in the story, other than learning about how Natasha was troubled by haunted dreams, she appeared otherwise unaffected.
I guess my main issue was that I couldn’t quite determine if I wanted to extend my sympathy for Natasha. In the story, Natasha was recovering from a rebellious past. She seemed to be unsure of what she really wanted. She had contradictory thoughts about being open and honest with her parents. Her mind seemed to be quite judgmental about many things and while she felt attracted to those whom she knew could lead to trouble, she didn’t choose to stay away from them. I knew her life was messed up, but even when I took into consideration that there were a lot of things that were outside of her control, I still felt a bit baffled by all the risks that she took in the story.
But don’t take me wrong, Natasha is not a character with only bad traits. On the opposite end, you can tell she is a person who really understands troubled teens. And when she spots a troubled soul, her instinct is to reach out and help that person. So, you can say it’s really not her fault when things don’t often end in a good way.
Overall, I had an enjoyable time reading the book. I’d say the story is fairly entertaining despite the issues that I had with the main character. The strange or supernatural elements were not what I initially supposed and I appreciated the unpredictable turns of events. Hopefully the next book would be as entertaining if not more eventful than this one.
Chace wasn’t back when I got out of the shower. So, I paced around his bedroom, which was as big as my house. Not to mention his bed was fit for a king. I slid my fingers on the warm sheets as if I was caressing his body instead. I imagined all the things we could be doing here at this very moment, and giggled at my dirty thoughts. I’m such a pervert.
His pillow carried his hypnotic scent. I pressed it to my lips, closed my eyes, and kissed it.
“What…are you doing?” Chace stood at the door taking in the show. My antics must’ve entertained him. He appeared to have recovered some of his strength.
I tossed the pillow back on the bed. “I was…umm…just-”
“You were just kissing my pillow, passionately.” He walked over until I was backed up against the wall. Even his breath drove me crazy.
Chace loosened my hair and kissed my neck. With every touch I was more convinced how much he wanted me.
He teased me by going in for a kiss but then pulled back.
“Why pretend when you have the real thing?” When his lips finally met mine I melted in his arms.
About the Author
Shane Morgan is a lover of “interesting” books. Her imagination is always running wild so it’s best to collect and organize them into separate stories.
Shane’s love for writing started the moment she picked up a Nancy Drew book. At a young age, she began writing short stories, divulging in a variety of genres; from comedy and drama, to horror, and romance. Shane’s quite intrigued by the otherworldly or things otherwise deemed “impossible.” Well, in her opinion, people never really grow up, do they?
Unresisting is the first book in her new YA series of the same title. Prepare to join Natasha on her journey of self discovery as she learns to control her powers and use them for good, fighting all the bad along the way. Of course we can’t have a girl being alone throughout the story, there has to be some romance thrown in there. And Chace will definitely steal the hearts of every female reader.
- Shane is giving away a finished copy of the book (open internationally).
- There is also a giveaway for Natasha’s fresh water pearl bracelet if you purchase the book. All you have to do is present your receipt via email to ‘shanereads [at] yahoo [dot] com’.