Bulletproof (Unbreakable book 3) by Melissa Seal

Book blurb

One day Lexie Williams was a Detective with the Norfolk Police Department and married to the love of her life, the next she was living under an assumed identity and working as the activities director at Cross Creek Ranch in Wyoming. Living under the constraint of the Witness Protection Program, Lexie felt alone and terrified that she would never see her wife or daughter again. Until one fateful day when Dani showed up at the ranch with her best friend Ellie and her daughter Alex.
After grieving her wife who had died in a car crash one year earlier, Dani is finally ready to explore the possibility of dating. She meets the carefree, fearless Callie and feels an instant connection. Callie works at the ranch and the two women spend all their time together. Lexie is forced to stand in the shadows and watch Dani fall for another woman until she gets the call informing her that the man who attempted to kill her is now dead. This means Lexie can come out of hiding and reveal herself to Dani.
Will Dani be happy to see Lexie and forgive her, or will she be angry that the love of her life lied to her and ran away? Has Dani become too involved with Callie? Did the news Lexie waited over a year for, come too late? Has she lost Dani forever?
Melissa Seal’s third and final book in the Unbreakable series sets the stage for an emotional reunion for the characters we have come to know and love. Readers will get an up close and personal view of a betrayal so damaging and its impact on Dani, Lexie, and everyone around them. It’s an emotional rollercoaster you won’t want to miss.

My thoughts

As you can read in the book blurb above this storyline covers what has happened since Lexi ‘died’ in book two. Going into witness protection naturally meant that no-one could know that Lexi was really alive if they did then Lexi and those she loved would be in mortal danger.

The fact that this meant Dani believed Lexi was dead saw her life going on in that knowledge. So, after twelve months, on a trip with her daughter, Alex, and friend, Ellie, when she found herself attracted to another women there was nothing stopping Dani following her feelings and exploring a relationship with someone else. Still, Dani was unsure about getting into a new relationship, she has a daughter to bring up, she just wasn’t sure how she would cope if anything were to go wrong with another relationship and she still had feelings for Lexi.

Lexi had hidden away in a new life without her daughter and her wife who she sorely missed. It could be years before she could see them once again or, maybe, never.

It is in these circumstances that Lexi is told that she is free from hiding as the person hunting her is dead.

In this third book of the series Melissa Seal writes about a very difficult dilemma. How do you go back to a relationship indeed, how can you go back, after twelve months of supposedly being dead of basically lying, even under the circumstances, to the person you said you loved? Also, how does someone feel when they are told that the person they loved who had been dead for a year was, in fact, alive? It’s quite a conundrum and one you will truly want to see resolved but how it’s resolved you can only find out by reading Bulletproof.

This is a well written and lovely book. I would definitely say that you should read all three in order – Unbreakable, Shattered and Bulletproof – as they are so strongly linked to each other. I felt that Bulletproof is the best written of the three. This one follows more of the romance element and was thoroughly enjoyable.

Book: Purchased

If you’re a regular here you’ll know that Melissa Seal did an author piece with an excerpt of Unbreakable on my blog a while ago. I then followed that with my thoughts about her first book. I also read and blogged about her second book Shattered.

Information

Published: Emerald Books (15 Aug. 2021)

Buy: AmazonSmileUK |Amazon USA

Author

Melissa Seal is a U.S. Army veteran with over 25 years of honorable service. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves hiking, kayaking and traveling. Her happy place is the beach. Melissa resides in Courtland, Virginia with her longtime partner Wendy, her daughter Olivia, cat Smokey and their dog Jake. Melissa published her first book in November 2019.

Melissa Seal is a U.S. Army Veteran with over twenty-five years of honorable service. She blogs on Medium, often writing about becoming a mother and her dedication to service. She enjoys traveling with her daughter and can usually be found somewhere near the ocean. Melissa resides in Courtland, Virginia.

Find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, Goodreads, Amazon and Author page: authors.emerald-design.co.

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