I read Unconditional (Always #1) by Cherie M. Hudson after first reading and loving the blurb for the second book in the series. If you know anything about the Ndulgent Bloggers, you know we can't read out of series order so I had to begin at the beginning. In this case, it was Unconditional.
She has a future she can’t escape. He refuses to let her face it alone.
Twenty-one. The age when adult life begins. In my case, it’s the age I learned my future sucked, big time, and there was nothing I could do about it. Every minute of every day I face the fact my life is only going to get worse. Why? Because I have early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. I’m not going to let it get me down, but I also can’t let anyone close. That’s not fair to them, or to me. Trust me. So that means my heart and my soul, is off-limits.
But then I traveled to Australia on a college scholarship program and life royally screwed me over. Again.
Raphael Jones is an arrogant Australian celebrity, the hottest guy on campus and a pain in my ass. Worst of all, he makes me ache for a life I’ll never be able to have. Especially when he takes me in his arms and does wicked things to my body.
How do I have a hope of surviving ten weeks in Australia when it’s not just the paparazzi who have me in their sights, but Raph as well? Because Raphael Jones is a man who always gets what he wants. And no matter what I say or do, he refuses to accept what I so painfully know: a life and future with me is no life at all.
Unconditional was a good book with engaging characters. The author dealt with the main character's disease with naked honesty, and readers learn what an amazing thing it is to love unconditionally. Totally sweet.
RATING: 3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries