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Uncharted by Claudia Y. Burgoa
As a rule, men don’t grow up believing in a happily ever after. We don’t believe in meeting the love of our lives; or the white picket fence, and 2.5 children. Every man thinks that those stupid dreams or fantasies are just nonexistent shit until it happens to them. We should have been forewarned.
I wish I was prepared for someone to appear in my life and change all my priorities. I suddenly wanted that fence and children. The part of meeting the love of my life became very real, but I wasn’t ready for suddenly losing it all, and my life plummeting into this shithole forever.
The heartbreak of losing your soulmate is one of the worst pains you will ever live with. I should campaign and warn the young people. Vaccinate against love because if you lose it, you could lose yourself for the rest of your life. The burden on your back will forever mark you and wither away your soul, darkening your days and the rest of your natural life.
This isn’t false advertisement or a dramatic display of one bitter soul.
I fought by my mother’s side until her last breath, and tried to help my father until his last memories dissipated. My sister is the last one standing, but her life is a miracle that can end at any given moment. All my life I’ve never been alone, but always felt lonely.
Today, my options on how to live my life are endless, yet my heart and my best friend limit them. Stay in Seattle, close to the one person that will never let me inside his world.
The thug, as mom would’ve called him. A man with a bad boy attitude and a heart bigger than the ocean.
Oh JC. What are we going to do with you?
I’m moving ahead of myself.
I started Uncharted immediately after finishing Unsurprisingly Complicated. We are moving from AJ’s story into JCs, but we still have all of our characters that we have grown to love, the triplets’ parents, Mason, the triplets themselves, and now Pria.
I didn’t realize how messed up JC was becoming until Unsurprisingly Complicated. There were quite a few hints (or blaring neon signs) in the 2nd book of the series that things were not all hunky dory for him. I just had no clue how much had gone on in his life that had brought him to this point.
Then there is Pria, poor Pria with the weight of the world on her shoulders. This is another strong, easy to empathize with character in this series.
Claudia’s characters are so complexly developed, they have so many layers. Even when they are doing something stupid and you want to smack them across the head, you still are able to understand where this behavior is coming from. It’s not superficial, we have a deep understanding of our characters.
If you had asked me before I finished this book, which book in the series was my favorite I would have told you it was Unlike Any Other. Now that I’m done, I can’t decide. JC and Pria stole this little piece of my heart that I don’t want back. I loved their story so much.
I have to tell you too that in this book, I feel like we got even more of AJs spunky feisty funny personality than we had gotten in the previous books. Before, in her stories we were going through some horrible moments in her life and we didn’t get to see this side of her as much. She is that sister who says I can pick on my brothers and give them all the grief I want to, but I will tear you apart if you try to do the same thing, kind of like me and my 2 brothers. 🙂 I loved seeing more of that.
I also still love this family so much. The way they band around the family member that is hurting (it’s about time after how we met them in book 1, ya know?).
Now I am waiting for Mattie’s story, the third of the triplets. The one who may take us more by surprise than any of the others. I just have this feeling that his story is going to be a roller coaster ride from the get go. I can’t wait.
If you haven’t not read Claudia Y. Burgoa’s books yet, you should. This woman will take your emotions out of you, wring them out a few times, and then give you your heart back whole and shining…eventually. 🙂
5 stars for JC and Pria who had my faith in them from the beginning!
Both covers are clickable!
Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.
Claudia Y. Burgoa