The third book in The Country Roads series by Shannon Richard is UNSTOPPABLE ($2.99; On Sale 12/3), the hotly-anticipated story of hunky former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart and feisty elementary teacher Melanie O’Bryan. Melanie knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances, and said chance, Bennett, is certainly worth the gamble. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. But for Bennett, he’s just grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peace and quiet is all that he’s looking for until Melanie walks into his life and turns it upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. Yet, rivaling their budding romance are dark memories of Bennett’s past, and he'll have to decide whether to play it safe, or take a risk on the best chance of all: love.
Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.