Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Format: eARC from
publishers, via NetGalley
My rating: DNF
Children's librarian by day. Romance novelist by night.
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story...
Blair Walton isn't your average curvaceous tattooed children's librarian. She's also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her BFF Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she's afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death . . . if she knew about them. That's why she and Raine write in secret.
On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and "do some research". Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He's British, looks fabulous in a suit, has glorious blue eyes and gets bonus points for being an amazing single dad to his adorable son, Drake. But what starts out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. And Blair's not the only one with secrets.
-- As seen on Goodreads
DNF @ 23%
I love the concept of Unwritten: it sounded like a light, fun read and I had really high hopes that I’d love it. While I think the concept is awesome, Unwritten didn’t work for me. I made the decision at the beginning of 2015, if I haven’t found something in a book to hold my attention around the 20% mark, I walk away. I tried to continue on for as long as I could… but I was BORED.
In the past, I know I’ve had some issues with books having too much unnecessary drama… well, I don’t think I’ve ever said a book had too little drama before! I expected something to have happened early on into the book or at the very least a hint of something awesome to come. Sadly, I didn’t see any indications of anything to come that would convince me to continue on reading.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find the characters appealing. The characters are in their early 20’s, and I really struggled to believe they were the ages they are. If you added a decade, then I would have found it much easier to believe their back stories. I’m a bit neutral toward Declan - I didn’t feel anything toward him one way or the other. He has the air of a character being a bit too perfect to be true, though. I couldn’t relate to the main character, Blair, either. She quickly gave me the impression she was rather snooty, and for me, it was off-putting. Also, I find it annoying when characters go goo-goo over accents… It’s one cliché too far for my tastes. She describes herself as ‘big boned’ and I thought, awesome, maybe I’ll be able to relate to her! Alas, no. The only author I’ve read who managed to pull off both ‘curvy’ and tattooed female characters that I fully connected with is Karina Halle.
I had such high hopes for Unwritten, and I’m really disappointed that I didn’t connect with either the plot of the characters. I really hope that this is just me! Please don’t let my thoughts put you off trying the book – just because I didn’t like it, doesn’t mean it won’t be the perfect read for you. :)