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Unquiet, by Melanie Hansen

Book Info

Book Series
Resilient Love #3
About the Author
Melanie Hansen has spent time in Texas and Florida prisons…for work.   She’s been in a room with a seventeen-year-old mass murderer who was also one of the most soft-spoken and polite teenagers she’s ever met.  After a thirteen-year career as a court reporter, she can tell many stories both hilarious and heartbreaking.

She grew up with an Air Force dad and ended up marrying a Navy man.  After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles. 

Melanie left the stressful world of the courtroom behind and now enjoys a rewarding career transcribing for a deaf student.  She currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.
Publication Date
January 22, 2016
308 pages
Filed on personal Goodreads shelves: 2016 reads, Divine Magazine 2016, male/male, darker/grittier, over 18.
Loren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn’t always understand Eliot, and sometimes he could be a challenge, but Eliot was the only one to ever truly ease Loren’s deep loneliness and accept him. When Eliot’s increasingly erratic and self-destructive behavior culminates in a suicide attempt at seventeen, Loren is devastated.

Upon meeting again by chance nine years later, Loren is enjoying a successful career as a police officer while Eliot’s life has been a constant struggle for stability. In and out of mental hospitals, with a rap sheet a mile long, he continues to be buffeted by the twin storms of mania and depression. Loren’s love and protectiveness for Eliot are deeply ingrained in him, however, and their feelings for each other are quickly rekindled.

Loren has issues of his own he’s dealing with, and trying to understand and cope with Eliot’s bipolar disorder isn’t easy. They believe they’re meant to be, and Eliot brings a fulfillment to Loren’s life that no one else will ever match. But as they both come to realize, love by itself can’t cure all.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

dark but so bloody brilliant!
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

This is book three in the Resilient Love series. I have not read books one 
and two but now I want to. Not because I'm missing anything, but because
 I can, because I need to know about those characters as they pop up 
here and we don't get their stories. Because I NEED to, after reading 
this book.

Despite the very dark and at times, deadly storyline, I
 loved this book. Or thats what I would say, ordinarily, for a five star
 read. I can't say I loved THIS book, not really. It made me cry, a lot.
 It made me think, far too much. I wanted to dissolve into flood of 
tears too many times. But even though this book made me cry so much, I 
am still giving it that five star rating.

Some reviewers have called this a dark romance. Its DARK, oh God is it ever. And there is 
ROMANCE, yes, but its not a dark romance, at least not in my opinion. It
 is, however, deep, so very very deep, with a very VERY difficult topic.

Eliot is Bipolar. And we get all of his mood swings, his ups and the downs. 
But it was the ups I struggled reading about the most. Not because of 
the way it was written, I cannot fault that, its because I saw someone 
close to me in Eliot's ups, in his behaviour and it made me think, and 
cry about, what might have been going through THEIR mind while they were
 up, like Eliot. 

Loren struggles, as anyone would do, with Eliot's mood swings but his love for Eliot is rock solid. He just needs 
time. Time to come back to Eliot.

This is the first book I've read by this author and, as I said, the first tow books now reside on my wish list. 

OH!! And as much as I wanted to get into Eliot's mind a year ago, I'm so 
glad we didn't. That would have killed me, it really would. Just reading
 about it, in the epilogue, broke me. Broke my heart for Eliot, and for 

This book is not for the faint hearted. I don't think I fully appreciated how far into Eliot's and indeed, Loren's mind we would
 go. It is very clear that the author has either first hand experience 
of Bipolar, or has done a phenomenal amount of research, both into the 
sufferer and their other half. I can only imagine, after reading, what 
she had to go through to finish this outstanding book.

I cannot, in all honesty, not give this book anything other than...

5 full stars, and yes, I can see the moon too.

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,, and Barnes and Noble**
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