Authors: Claudia Burgoa
Copyright ©2016 by Claudia Y. Burgoa
by Hang Le
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For those who fight their demons, because everyone deserves a second chance in life.
hank you to the heroes, who rescued Undefeated after a couple of incidents.
Paulina, who has been part of this family since day one. She helped me with the developmental part. There aren’t enough words to explain what you did for this book. Thank you!
Melissa Taegel Parnell, thank you for helping me shape this story, for all your support and for loving Porter since the beginning.
Kristi Falteisek. Where do I start? Thank you so much for being our advocate, for spreading the word about the Deckers. And for coming to my rescue when I need you. Including shaping Undefeated into this wonderful book. #TeamILovePorter. Love you much.
Thank you to Holly, Hang, Gloria, and Christine; thanks to you ladies the manuscript became the book.
My beta readers: Suzanne, Christine, Becca, Kaila, and Pam. Thank you ladies for going through the manuscript during the different stages of the process. For your love and support to the Deckers and to me. You’re part of the Decker family, and part of me. Hugs, and much love to you.
A huge thank you to my
, who help a little with the content, and are such a lovely group. To all my readers and Decker supporters. Thank you so much for all your love.
Last, but not least. My family. The hubs who encourages, and cheers this crazy journey I decided to take. And of course my children who are the three most amazing people I’ve met.
he series began with an idea, and became a entire series about a family. They are the beginning of my journey. Because I not only want to write love stories, I want to write contemporary romance books that deal with real love with all its forms. But with Undefeated, the fifth book, it’s time to let the Deckers step away from the spotlight.
Wow, I can’t believe this is the last book of the Unexpected series—for now. When I wrote the last scene I couldn’t contain the tears. These characters have been with me for almost two years. They’re my babies. And they’ll forever be in part of me—of my heart.
Of course this isn’t the last you hear from them. I plan to write a spinoff or two about Chris and Gabe’s grandchildren. Can you imagine them as grandparents? Plus, you’ll see the Deckers crossing over some of the upcoming series.
I hope you enjoy Porter’s journey. It’s not only about love, but second chances and … family ties.
After you finish the book, and if you enjoyed it. Please, do me a big favor and leave a review. Let other readers know about it and spread the word.
Thank you much,
he sound of the blades cutting through the wind deafens me as my immobilized body is wheeled out of the helicopter. Voices are muffled by the thwap-thwap-thwap-thwap sound and the squeaking of the wheels are the only sound I can make out until the squealing doors opening and closing isolate the outside noise.