Arc Review – Unforgiven by Diana Nixon

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May 9, 2021 by ceresbooksworld


Unforgiven by Diana Nixon


Publisher : Self Published

Publication date : May 18th, 2021

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 5 hearts



Santiago Alcantar killed my parents.
Now it’s my turn to take away what he loves most of all…

Losing my parents changed my life forever. I had to learn how to be a fighter. I fought for everything I wanted to have. But when I thought there was nothing I couldn’t get, I met her… Gabriela Alcantar. The favorite daughter of my worst enemy.
She made the sorrows of my past return.
I felt weak and helpless again.
I hated it.
As well as I hated her and her entire family.
Because they were the killers. And they could never be forgiven.
Unless… I could make them pay for what they did to me.

“I lied to her… I told her I would never fall in love with her. Then again, I lied to myself. Because my heart already belonged to her…”

This is an adult standalone enemies-to-lovers romance, filled with mystery, suspense, family drama, forbidden love, slow-burn heat, and HEA.

A PERFECT NEXT READ for the fans of Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Anna Todd, Ivy Smoak & Tarryn Fisher.


Unforgiven tells us the story of Emilio and Gabriella. Emilio’s parents were killed when he was young. He suspects his father’s business partner and best friend Santiago Alcantar to be responsible. The Alcantar family moved to the United States the day Emilio’s parents died. Emilio has never gotten over it and when Gabriella Alcantar arrives at his club he decides that she will be his revenge.

I liked the story, as always with Diana Nixon, the sexual tension is very present, there are authors for whom you know you need a box of tissues not far away and then there is Diana. In her case you need your husband nearby, or any other object that might satisfy you.

Back to the story, Emilio is very attractive, I must admit that his methods to get Gabriella are very drastic and I would probably have been much less understanding than Gaby. It’s a good thing his best friend Marcos and his aunt are there to ease Gaby’s worries. Emilio is stubborn, he acts before he thinks when it comes to the alcantar, his hatred gets the better of him and that is rarely a good thing. However his attraction for Gaby is visible and even if he doesn’t realize it, it’s not the case for everyone.

Gabriella is a lovely girl, she had come to spend a relaxing time in Barcelona before leaving for the United States but no luck she ends up with Emilio. Gaby has quite a character, she is attracted to Emilio but she doesn’t let herself go, she doesn’t appreciate his way of doing things. However, we can’t say that he scares her, she understands his pain even if she doesn’t believe that her father is responsible.

I loved seeing them bicker, they are both adorable, as I said at the beginning, the sexual tension is present, the hot scenes too and even if sometimes you will want to hit Emilio, it is still in love.

Quick Word: A perfect romance for the summer that arrives with the heat.


Unforgiven nous raconte l’histoire d’Emilio et Gabriella. Les parents d’Emilio ont été tués lorsqu’Emilio était jeune. Il suspecte l’associé et meilleur ami de son père Santiago Alcantar d’être le responsable. La famille Alcantar a déménagée aux Etats-Unis le jour de la mort des parents d’Emilio. Emilio ne s’en ai jamais remis et lorsque Gabriella Alcantar arrive dans son club il décide qu’elle sera sa vengeance.

J’ai bien aimé l’histoire, comme à chaque fois avec Diana Nixon, la tension sexuelle est très présente, il y a des auteurs pour lesquelles vous savez que vous avez besoin d’une boite de mouchoirs pas loin et puis il y a Diana. Dans son cas il vous faut votre mari pas loin, ou tout autre objet qui pourrait vous satisfaire.

Revenons-en à l’histoire, Emilio est très séduisant, je dois avouer que ses méthodes pour avoir Gabriella sont très drastiques et j’aurais probablement été beaucoup moins compréhensive que Gaby. Encore heureux que son meilleur ami Marcos et sa tante sont là pour apaiser les inquiétudes de Gaby. Emilio est têtu, il agit avant de réfléchir en ce qui concerne les alcantar, sa haine prend le dessus et c’est rarement une bonne chose. Cependant son attirance pour Gaby est visible et même si lui ne s’en rend pas compte, ce n’est pas le cas de tout le monde.

Gabriella est une jeune fille adorable, elle était venue pour passer un moment de détente à Barcelone avant de repartir aux Etats Unis mais pas de chance elle se retrouve avec Emilio. Gaby a un sacré caractère, elle est attirée par Emilio mais elle ne se laisse pas faire, elle n’apprécie pas sa manière de faire. Cependant on ne peut pas dire qu’il lui fasse peur, elle comprends sa douleur même si elle ne croit pas que son père soit responsable.

J’ai adoré les voir se chamailler, ils sont adorables tous les deux, comme je le disais au début, la tension sexuelle est présente, les scènes torrides aussi et même si parfois vous voudrez frapper Emilio, il n’en reste pas moins qu’il est amoureux.

En bref : Une romance parfaite pour l’été qui arrive avec la chaleur.

About the author

USA Today & International Bestselling Author Diana Nixon writes sweet and spicy romance reads. A book addict and a Master of Law in the past, she knows how to weave plots that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Her stories can be funny or tragic, but her characters are strong, rebellious, and passionate about everything they do. When Diana isn’t busy writing, she spends her time reading books or watching historical dramas. A mom of two, she can’t live without coffee and chocolate, and she believes that writing is the best cure for everything that can be healed with words.

Her books have been published internationally, in seven languages: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French, and Portuguese.

Diana Nixon is the founder of the literary magazine Inks & Scratches.



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