Unspoken Memories by Gabbie S. Duran

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She awoke with no memory of who she was, but one clue will lead her to him… Abigail Adams had it all, she’s a gorgeous supermodel, has a wealthy fiancé, and a career on the rise. But that quickly changes when she wakes up in the hospital not remembering anything. The only memories she does have are not her own, but of a total stranger. When Abigail discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, she leaves him and runs to the arms of the one man she is hoping will give her the answers she seeks. Matt Garcia is used to playing the field, keeping his heart guarded, but then Abigail Adams unexpectedly shows up at his door hoping he will be the answer she is looking for. Will he finally learn to take a break from his no strings attached lifestyle and show her that she doesn’t need her past, but the future he is willing to offer her? With every unspoken memory she regains, will she learn to open up her heart to a total stranger, or will she keep it guarded like he does?

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**My Review**

I wanted to read Unspoken Memories by Gabbie S. Duran ever since I saw the book’s cover.  It struck me as hauntingly beautiful and I envisioned a lonely and lost girl looking for something important to her.  Then I read the description and was hooked – intrigue, mystery, friendship, romance and steamy sex scenes!!  Abigail, a stunning supermodel who seemingly has everything, wakes up with no memories of her own.  But wait, she does has memories but they belong to some stranger and a guy nonetheless.  This starts Abigail on a quest to find out who this stranger is and how she ended up with his memories.  Along the way, they work through their past “issues” and develop a strong friendship which blossoms into a passionate romance.

I really liked the premise of the book and loved Abigail and Matt’s chemistry together.  I loved the way their relationship unfurls and develops over the course of the story – I have to admit, it was a weird & wild ride.  The author did a wonderful job of keeping the plot on track and not causing reader confusion with flashbacks during certain scenes.  Overall, this was an enjoyable story and would recommend it to my 18+ readers.  I would have liked more descriptive details of how Abigail felt about her amnesia in general – it has to be a pretty scary and numbing experience to wake up and not know who you really are.  The book had a great flow and I read this book in less than 1 week.  The buildup to the ending was great and I do not want to spoil it for anyone but let’s just say I wanted more and felt that the author shouldn’t have put the climax at the end.  I think it will make sense when you finally read it and please do because you do not want to miss out on this one!!

**4/5 stars** 

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Hotel scene when Abigail finally wakes up next to Matt.
Matt’s POV:
I feel her stir, but I stay laying there, holding onto her, hoping
she’ll go back to sleep because I really don’t want to let her go. She
feels so good in my arms, exactly where I love having her. I normally
get up before her and leave her alone in bed, not wanting to give in to
my lust of taking her right there and then. This time I don’t think that’s
going to happen unless she goes back to sleep because I’ve got a
boner that isn’t blamed on a normal morning wood. Nope, it’s from
knowing that I’m lying in bed with the most beautiful girl that has ever
walked into my life.
After seeing just how sexy she looked last night, I’m surprised
with myself for not taking her right there in the club. I was tempted, so
damn tempted. Trust me, I was using every ounce of my will power to
not take her right there on the fucking dance floor with all the body
contact we had last night.
Feeling her stir again, I stay still as I hold her tighter. I start to
slowly rub her back, hoping it will help put her back to sleep. She’d
better go back to sleep or else I just might have to put an end to both
our sexual frustration.
I feel her body tense up all of a sudden and I’m pretty sure she’s
realized she’s not alone in bed. “Morning beautiful.” I whisper into her
She rapidly sits up and even though I can’t see her face, I know
she’s panicking right now. Then I start to take in her naked back;
knowing just how silky smooth her skin feels against mine. I want to
feel again. She finally turns around to look at me and I stare into her
pretty eyes, the eyes that I fell in love with.

“What happened last night?” she asks me with a confused look
on her face.
I sit up and wrap my arm around her waist to bring her body
once again against mine. Tucking her head against my neck like she
loves. I’ve known for a while that she likes it and I’m not complaining. I
laugh, thinking about it.
“Calm down. You were passed out by the time I got out of the
bathroom. I didn’t think it was fair to have to sleep on the couch when
this bed is big enough for the both of us. Although, as usual, you do
like to hog the covers.” I tell her.
“We didn’t do anything did we?” I could hear the hesitation in her
voice when she says it. Shit, if we had done something I would be just as excited, but
unfortunately I was a very good boy last night. I don’t know if I could
take it anymore though.
Wanting to feel her I start to rub my hands against her smooth
skin again, rubbing her legs with my thumb. It’s the simplest of
contact, but the heat of the touch as I make contact runs all the way
up my hand. Satisfying me.
“As much as I would have loved to do something with you last
night, I want to make sure we both remember, if it ever happens.” I tell
her, not being to keep the want from my voice.
She surprises me by rubbing herself against my body and I feel
her wetness against my leg. Making my cock strain to life. I close my
eyes, trying to control the hunger I have for her right now. The only
thing keeping me from spreading her legs and thrusting my hardened
cock deep into her, making her scream my name is my fucking
underwear. I knew when I fell asleep I had better leave them on,
keeping a barrier between us.
“Abigail, you don’t know what you’re asking for right now.” I
growl at her.

She starts to kiss the skin of my neck, fucking driving me insane.
All the pent up sexual need I’ve had for her for the last couple of
months is going to make me blow my load right now if I don’t get her
under control.
Wanting to feel her, I stick my finger into her pussy, savoring just
how warm and wet she is for me. Her moan alone is heaven as I spread
her further with another finger.
“Damn, beautiful, you’re so wet and warm.” I whisper into her
ear, wanting her to know just how much I love touching her.
Needing to take control, I pull my fingers from her pussy and
throw her onto her back, straddling her body. I don’t usually do this,
but with Abigail, I’ve come to learn everything is different. I’m staring
down at her beautiful face, admiring how sexy she looks right now.
Taking her hands and locking them above her head, making her
beautiful breast thrust up towards me. Her whole body is like a feast
for me. One I plan to take and devour very slowly.
As I run my hand down her body, feeling the heat radiating from
it, it’s electrifying every nerve in my fingertips. I bring my mouth down
to her ear to take it into my mouth, teasing it completely like she likes.
Grabbing onto to her breast, I massage it slowly, wanting to enjoy the
feel of her tender flesh.
“Matt please, I can’t take it any more.” She begs.
Knowing that if I don’t take it slow I might end up hurting her, I
focus on her sweet little sounds she makes as I touch her body.
Wanting to hear more, I move my mouth down her body. From her
neck, to the valley of the breast, then finally taking a nipple into my
mouth, sucking it with no boundaries. When I move onto the other, her
moans increase, making me want more.
I feel her try to wiggle her way from under me, but I tighten my
legs and keep her locked in place. Needing to move lower, I finally let
go of her arms and make my way down her body. She lets out a giggle,

reminding me that she’s ticklish. “I forgot that you’re ticklish.” I say to
her as I look into her eyes.
Taking both of her hands, I hold them down at her sides to keep
her from moving them along my body. The contact of her touch alone
was not helping me keep control of my body. Wanting to taste her, I run
my tongue along her stomach and her body taste so delicious. I can’t
fucking wait to know just how sweet her juices are going to taste inside
my mouth as I make her come.
“Matt, you in there fucker?” Trey yells, banging on the door. “Get
the fuck up, we gotta go!”
“Fuck.” Abigail groans in frustration and I know exactly how she
feels as my cock cries in desperation, knowing that I’m not going to get
to finish what I started.
I chuckle at her reaction, “Sorry beautiful, I have to go.” I tell her,
not knowing what else to say.
I quickly jump off the bed and search for my clothes, hoping the
distraction will allow my cock to calm down. There’s no way I’m going
to survive Trey mocking me if I walk out of here with a fucking boner.
I walk over to the door and take one last look at her, not able to
resist myself. “See you at home beautiful.” I say, as I wink at her
before I leave the bedroom.
The look on her face as I left hurt deep down inside of me. I walk
away, realizing that Trey’s perfect timing is a blessing in disguise.
There’s now way I would have been able to walk away from Abigail
once I’ve entered her, which would have made me miss the flight
home. As much as I need to blow my load, it’s just going to have to
wait until I get back. Which couldn’t come fast enough.

20 Fun Facts about Author Gabbie S. Duran
1. I curse a lot more than my mother would like me too.
2. I’m a sucker for anything flavored green apple.
3. I own a Nook. As long as it still has life, I’m going to keep reading from it.
4. I never travel without my running shoes.
5. I don’t like the taste of peanut butter and chocolate mixed together.
6. I don’t like caramel; it’s too darn sticky.
7. I don’t like the feeling of sweat on my body.
8. Yet, if I don’t work up a good sweat during my workout, it doesn’t feel like I accomplished anything.
9. “Beautiful” was the original title for “Unspoken Memories”. My daughter didn’t like it, so she renamed it.
10. In every book I’ve written I use the name of someone I personally know. Usually I use two.
11. I don’t own a bookshelf; instead all my paperbacks are on the top shelf of my closet. The expensive purses and shoes are neatly organized on my floor.
12. When I have writers block I go for a run.
13. Each one of my books has a particular theme song; I have to start it and sing along to it in order to get into the “mood” of writing, revising, or editing that particular book.
14. My theme song for “Unspoken Memories” is Wide Awake by Katy Perry.
15. It took me 21 days to write “Unspoken Memories.” I usually average about three weeks per book I’ve written.
16. I have three close friends who all live in different states that I talk to everyday, whether it be on the phone, FB PM, or text message. Most of the time it’s all three throughout the day, and at the same time too.
17. I met those friends three months ago on Facebook and they’re like my sisters now. We cry together and everything.
18. The ringtone (Big Poppa) is REALLY assigned to Matt in my phone, the muse I use for “Unspoken Memories.” I was in the process of writing that particular scene and he happened to call me at that exact moment…instant ringtone.
19. “Unspoken Memories” has 6 deleted scenes.
20. It also has three different endings. The first one was a major cliffhanger, the second not so much. While writing another book I decided on the current one and kept it.

About The Author

Gabbie Duran

Gabbie is a Southern California native, who currently lives in Washington with her wonderful husband, two amazing kids and a senior citizen kitty. When she’s not writing you can find her reading or sneaking off for a run. Some might say it’s a crazy life, but she wouldn’t change anything about it.

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  1. Kathy O

    Thanks for the wonderful blurb and giveaway. I added to my TBR.

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