Indelible by Shae Scott is book 2 of the Unfinished series. I feel that to truly understand Indelible, it would be beneficial to read book 1, Unfinished. Owen absolutely broke Ally’a heart by telling her that he just used her for sex like all the girls in his past but that wasn’t true. He thought that Ally was too good for him so he just told her that so that she would hate him. Indelible begins with Own deciding that he can’t live without Ally and he must make himself a better person before trying to win her back. Ally has tried to move on in the six months since Owen broke her heart. She is dating a new guy, William, who is super nice. But the one thing that has changed about Ally is that she guards her heart. She has built up walls to try and protect herself because she never wants to be that naïve, trusting girl that gets her heart smashed. Indelible follows the Ally and Owen’s journey has he tries to prove to Ally that he has changed for the better and can’t live without her.
I thought that Indelible was an excellent follow-up and conclusion to the first book Unfinished. While reading, my heart ached for Ally as well as for Owen, even thought he had been a big jerk to Ally. I found myself vested in the story and hoping that true love prevailed and that Owen and Ally ended up together. The story developed with little thinks Owen did to show Ally the better person that has had become. They both screwed-up along the way as they were both human but overall, I thought the story very realistic and it was easy to relate to the characters. Ms. Scott’s writing was exquisite and she wove a beautiful love story between two broken people that I think others will enjoy just as much as I did.
Unfinished is the story of Owen and Ally, two best high school aged friends. After an awkward enter at a party, they part ways. Ten years later, Ally receives a friend request from Owen on Facebook. She accepts and the two old friends reconnect. Ally is living in the south and Owen now lives in Chicago driven to be successful after his own dad left him and his mother when he was young. Ally and Owen soon find themselves back to the ways things were in high school-texting, talking, Skyping , etc. A chance meeting occurs and Ally and Own can't deny the attraction they feel for each other; they eventually decide to act on their romantic feeling for each other to see where it leads. As Ally soon finds herself falling in love with Owen but soon finds out there are a few things Owen didn't mention to her. Ally and Owen have to work really hard on their relationship with distance and Owen's job getting in the way.
I fell in love with Ally. She is the sweet girl that you related too as well as cheer for. I liked Owen's character too but there was more than one time I thought he needed to be slapped upside his head. Through Ms. Scott's writing, I thought you could really feel the love that Owen and Ally had. It was evident in the dialogue and actions of the characters. I thought the book moved swiftly and keep things interested. The book captured what it is like to be strung along by a man that you are head-over-heels in love with. My emotions were all over the place. I think that Ms. Scott did an outstanding job with her first novel.