Marshall Chandler is a true American who grew up wanting nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, by becoming a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. On the eve of his first assignment, he meets the woman that will haunt his dreams and change his life.
A single night to connect, but a decade to realize it...when one man is torn between the love of his country and what might have been the love of his life, how does he stay sane? How does he cope? And will he ever get a second chance at love?
Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways.
©2014 Rachel E. Hargrave (P)2016 Rachel E. Hargrave
I really enjoyed this book. The story was packed with so much in such a short period of time. So well written. I enjoyed every part of it. You don't often find shot stories that have such great plots as this book does. Usually there's not enough time to fit it all in, in a short read but somehow R.E. Hargrave made it work. A great enjoyable mini listen. I loved the characters and felt like I really got to know them. When the book was done I came away feeling like I had read a whole book not just a short story. I highly recommend this book.
Being an airforce pilot on his way to war, Lieutenant Marshall "Dallas" Chandler was set to enjoy his last day before leaving to war. That enjoyment came in the form of Lieutenant Melanie Carmichael. They had explosive chemistry and truly got along.
But that one night stand left its impact of the pair. They both went through changes during the 10 years after that night. The ups and downs that Marshall went through took us through how he coped with being away from the one woman that he felt was meant for him.
The story was short and sweet. There were a lot of details on what Marshall had been up to since he was last with Melanie. This was fun to listen to.
I received the audiobook in exchange for my honest review.
emotional, packed full
Unchained Melody is a novella of second chances. Marshall “Dallas” Chandler spends the eve before his first assignment, as a fighter pilot with the United States Air Force, with a woman that changes his life and haunts his dreams. A decade later will he get his second chance with this woman he hasn’t been able to forget or will tragedy strike?
This is my first experience with this author and the audio version of the story. Being that the book is a novella, this was a quick story to listen to and when it ended I wanted more. The author packs a lot of information in such a short story. I want to know more about Dallas and hope we will get more to his story. For the very quick hour it takes to listen to this book, it covers ten years of events in Chandler’s life, along with a few steamy sex scenes. There are also several surprises along the way making it surprising that it is a novella. I will be looking for more works by this author.
Audio books have become something that I’ve started venturing into recently, because of my added time in the car. Not only was the book really great, but the narrator does an excellent job in keeping the listener wanting to hear more. I found the narrator's interpretation of this story with his inflections and pauses were great at holding my attention. You can feel all the emotions that Dallas is experiencing during this story as the story is effortless read.
The narrator was able to keep my daily drive less stressful. I will be looking for other works this narrator has read. I am looking forward to finding more from this author and this narrator.
The narrator did a great job of telling the story
Seeing the story come full circle
That it was told from the male POV. Most romance today is written from a female POV this story was great.
It enforces the fact that love is timeless. I love how Marshall kept holding on to hope and Melody never left his mind. Love it timeless and Love conquers all <3
That voice....OH MY GOD! His voice made Marshall come alive in so many ways. I could just picture a Ben Affleck looking guy in a military uniform with piercing eyes and....well you know what I mean.
It made me happy. It was a feel good romance.
This is a stunningly beautiful, and engaging second chance romance.
Marshall just earned his wings and is excited to tame the wild blue yonder in his first assignment in Iraq. He is young and cocky and looking for the perfect one night stand to send him off on his first tour. What he didn't expect was Melody. She was gorgeous, funny, smart and sassy. She was easy to talk to, and as Unchained Melody played in the background, she became imprinted in his heart and mind. He ships out the next morning and for ten years he is haunted by the memory of the night he spent with her. Marshall, at his core, is a sweet, southern gentleman. He tries to deal with his regret of losing touch with her in daring feats in the air and women and booze on the ground. This short story is expertly told in flashback sequence. His spiral into the dark depths and his struggle to come out of it, all the while dreaming of Melody, keep us engaged and wondering if they will ever meet again. The narrator, La Petite Mort, did a wonderful job setting the scenes and conveying the emotions that Marshall endured. Even though this is a quick and short story, it has a depth that makes it totally satisfying. I definitely recommend this book.
Yes I would. Because this story is beautiful and is about giving second chances.
When Marshall and Melody finally got back together again.
My favorite character is Marshall
Yes it made my heart stopped when Marshall got into the wreck. Yes it made me cry and laugh alittle.
Beautiful!! This is an quick and easy read. I had the audio version. This is an amazing, beautiful story between Marshall and Melody. After one night together. Faith had finally bought them together for the rest of their life. R.E. Hargrave did a wonderful job with the characters. I can't wait until I can read another one from R. E. Hargrave. Keep up the beautiful work! Definitely a must have in your collection.
I loved the time span. How much of the lives of the main characters we learn in such a small space.
There are absolutely NO useless details in this story
His voice seemed like a perfect fit
No extreme reactions, just a good solid listen.
Awesome quick read.
Yes it definitely was
Unchained Melody by R.E. Hargrave was a great quick read. Marshall and Melody's story is on that I believe many people can relate to. Marshall always thought Melody was the one woman who may have gotten away even though there was nothing he could do. It takes him a decade and many mistakes to make changes for the positive. I loved reading this story it was a great read. I can't wait to read more by R.E. Hargrave.
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