Friday, April 1, 2016

Undefeated by Claudia Burgoa Unexpected Series #5

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Undefeated by Claudia Burgoa
Unexpected Series #5
Cover Design: By Hang Le
Release Date: April 1, 2016

  Porter “Porter, only you can help yourself. We’re here to guide you, but we can’t take you to the next level if you refuse to work.” …there’s nothing they can do for me. No matter what I tell them, what I do or whom I talk to, my woman is gone, my kid is dead, my career is over and the only family that loved me, now despises me. I was once the nation’s biggest musical sensation. An International heartthrob. Now, I’m a skeleton of a life I once lived. Porter Kendrick: the man, the myth, the legend. A fallen branch of the Colthurst-Decker dynasty. The demons of my past haunt me. Do I have the strength and will power to put them to rest? Can anyone really have it all?  

Mackenzie Love is a four-letter word more powerful than the energy of the sun. Love can move mountains. Love can conquer all. But there’s also the other side of the story, the sad truth. Love can destroy. Once, there was this boy I met with a set of amber eyes and a bright smile who took my breath away. It wasn’t love at first sight. No, we fell in love slowly, through the day-to-day contact. Leonard Brooke promised to be my prince charming, as long as I could save him when he needed me. No other man could make me feel strong, safe, loved, and cherished. But Leonard Brooke died, leaving me to figure out how to handle the grief of his loss. Inside though I’m incomplete. Broken. My sassy-fiery daughter, and my creative-sweet son are who keep me afloat. Trying to find a new normal without the love of my life, I head to Oregon. Leaving behind our old life and dreams. Am I strong enough to start over? Can I turn my back on the only man I’ve loved?
It is Porter's turn now.  I have to admit, I did not have any empathy for this character.  This is the fifth book in the series, and so far, Porter has been that character you learn to not care for.  He was supposed to be AJ's best friend as well as her first love.  He fooled around on her, took drugs, and even put her life in danger more than once.  I figured it would be a cold day in hell before I could possibly feel anything for this character.

This story is his journey to maturity.  He had fallen so low there was no other way but for him to climb up or stay in the gutter.  Life is not easy for him now that he is clean.  It is a struggle every day for him to stay sober.  He carries the guilt of what he did and has become a virtual hermit.

Along the way, he is lucky to meet Mackenzie and her children.  This wonderful woman makes him want to be a better man.  He loves her children and that also spurs him to finally admit his wrong-doings and face those who loved him in the past.

With tears in my eyes, I finished this story.  Once again I had to remind myself that human beings can do anything they set their minds to.  All it takes is that second chance and will-power.  Our author has written a beautiful story of redemption raw and true to life as possible.


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About the Author
Claudia Burgoa_alt logo Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure. She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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