Alicia isn’t the kind of girl to kiss a total stranger up against the wall — no matter how devastatingly sexy he is. But reeling from a broken heart, she runs straight into the arms of Dex Callahan: rock star, bad boy, and the most seductive man she’s ever known.

Dex is looking for distraction, at any price. The innocent redhead is just what he needs to keep his demons at bay — but one taste of her sweetness isn’t enough. He needs to possess her, body and soul.

Two searching hearts. One night to discover the passion of a lifetime. Dex is determined to show Alicia the pleasure she’s been denied, but can she let go of her heartache and take a risk on the unknown? Find out in the sizzling new novella from USA Today bestselling author, Melody Grace!

I’m not even exaggerating when I say this: Melody Grace’s books just get better and better with each new one that’s published! I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Callahans!!Unrequited is a short but so satisfying novella and an introduction to Dex and Alicia’s story. If you haven’t read any of this author’s books before, it’s okay to start from here but I’d really recommend reading them in order. Alicia is a side character first introduced in book 2 and this story begins where book 3 ended.

I’ve read all the books in this series and the one character that really stood out to me was Alicia. She was always on the sidelines, not really a friend to our previous main characters, but not an outsider either. She’s quiet, reclusive, keeps to herself, yet she has a very successful career. There’s always this air of mystery that surrounds her and nothing seems to be an obstacle for her – except for this unrequited love she has for another guy. I could so relate to Alicia; it’s a very bittersweet feeling to love someone yet know that the person doesn’t feel the same way. And so, she lives a pretty lonely and bland life, that is, until she meets Dex, and all her appearances and defenses just crumble.To everyone else, Dex is just a famous rockstar and everyone wants a piece of him, but what Dex really wants is to be able to play music in peace – he thrives off of his songs, his music and loathes the attention that comes with it. On top of which, something tragic happened in his past and now he craves music to take his mind out of the darkness. He’s a daredevil, he’s wild, he’s bold, and I love everything that makes up this flawed, broken man.Alicia and Dex, both people tortured by their pasts, find solace in one another. What started out as a quick, hot interlude turns into something much deeper than they both anticipated.

This is seriously one of the best novellas I’ve read! I found this to be the perfect intro to Dex and Alicia’s story – not too short but not long enough that I was bored and waiting for something to happen. It ends on a very high note; I have this super anticipatory feeling and I just know there will be more hot, wicked, & sinful times in the next book about these two. I’ve been sufficiently teased now – give me the next one!ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.