21 September 2013

Unspoken by Jen Frederick - Book Review

Title: Unspoken (Woodlands, #2)
Author:  Jen Frederick
Release date:  Sept. 12, 2013
Age Group:  New Adult

Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary. 
I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away.  To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me?

He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women. His fists aren't the danger to me, though, it's his charm. He's sliding his way into my heart and I'm afraid that he's going to be the one to break me.

Impulsive. Unthinking. Hot tempered.

I allow instinct to rule my behavior. If it feels good, do it, has been my motto because if I spend too much time thinking, I'll begin to remember exactly where I came from. At Central College, I've got fighting and I've got women and I thought I was satisfied until I met her.

She's everything I didn't realize I wanted and the more time I spend with her, the more I want her. But she's been hurt too much in the past and I don't want to be the one to break her. I know I should walk away, but I just can't.

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It doesn't matter what other people say about you, as long as you know what the truth it. But when what they say starts to go below your belt to the point that you are being bullied, maybe it's time to fight back and straight some record straights. Rumor can't kill anyone, but it can kill reputations.   
It took me a while to have this review – got side-tracked making quote pics. SORRY! 

AnneMarie (or AM) keeps her head down, tries to be invisible in the crowd and as much as possible she tries to blend in. She doesn’t eat in the cafeteria, goes to the library or hangs out in school after classes. The worse thing is? She had been labeled. Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary – and many more synonyms associated with it. 

It all started one drunken night, one irresponsible action for her whole life to be ruined. Rumors were unstoppable, suddenly guys were hitting on her, girls were avoiding her. Instead of transferring to another school, AnneMarie opted to stay away from school and the social scene. She became somewhat a recluse. 

Out of nowhere, she was paired to a charming ex-marine hot stuff. He is everything she should avoid. But Bo proved to be irresistible when he ease his way into her graces. He was far from perfect, he doesn’t do relationships, he loves to fight and is impulsive. He has a dark past buried deep inside and he wanted it to stay there forever.   

She didn’t want to complicate her life – and he was complicated. He was trouble. Yet, he’s sweet, hot, and her walls were starting to crumble. 

Nevertheless, let me start by saying among the group – Bo gets on the top of my favorite list. Noah goes automatically down to second – because I just love bad boys. He might be reckless and thought discipline is not in his blood – but this marine has a big heart and is loved by his peers and friends. He’s a great and loyal friend, a sweet boyfriend and a to-die-for lover.  He would do everything for his friends, especially for AnneMarie. What he did for her in the end – it may not be THAT NOBLE, but it was something a guy would to avenge the girl he was crazy about. (Am I bad if I thought it was sweet?!!) 

There’s a time when I wished AnneMarie would just transfer, because really, who likes to go to school and be called names? Be bullied? Certainly not me. I wished she would stand up for herself, and let those people get a piece of her mind – but she opted the silent mode. Wishing that with her shutting up, people would just forget about it. Only that, people seems to remember the rumors more than what they had for breakfast. As the story goes, we see her character grow and finally found the courage to face the s**t that people has been throwing her.

Bo and AnneMarie had an undeniable chemistry. Bo sees past through the rumors and he’d do anything to have her.  She tried to fight it, resist him – but it was just useless. At the end of the day, gravity won! The two of them may be the epitome of imperfections but they were perfect for each other. Exactly what the other needed. 

Fall in love, break your hearts, and swoon in delight as Bo fights his way to your hearts. I enjoyed reading both novels, most especially Unspoken. I must say, I’m looking forward for the next one in the series. 

Now who’s next? Would it be Finn? Ellie? Or the in-house future-counselor, the goddess Lana? #CantWait
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review

(Woodlands, #1)
 For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she's decided? No way is Noah Jackson - or any man - ever going to break her heart again. 
Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That's why he joined the Marines and that's why he's fighting his way - literally - through college. Now that he's got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.
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 Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com.


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