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Posted December 22, 2014
The premise of this story had me completely intrigued & I had huge hopes for it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this story, but it didn’t quite live up to my hopes. It started out with a bang, but I found that it lagged a bit in the middle, then ramped up again towards the end. The huge change in pace was somewhat disconcerting, jarring me out of the story. That said, I enjoyed the author’s voice at the beginning. Her writing style was quite inviting & drew me in. I really appreciated the way that her tone changed with the characters in question. The story however, could have used another run through by the editor.
The characters were quite well developed. I enjoyed getting to know them. It took me a bit to get up to speed with the convergence of the main characters. I really had to get into it to see where the author was coming from. The large supporting cast, with their own stories, really makes everything seem so much more real. The convergence of the larger world with the story of the main characters was quite intriguing.
Overall, this was a novel with a lot of promise but it just didn’t do it for me.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Posted September 24, 2014
I don't usually take the time to do reviews, but felt compelled after reading this book. I absolutely loved it! All the characters were well-developed, with Drake melting my heart. It was well paced and kept me reading to see what happened next.
My only disappointments were that we didn't get to read about how Declan's father reacted to Blair upon meeting her & seeing all her tattoos, and that that no mention was made about a 2nd book based on Raine finding love.
This is the 1st book that I've read from Chelsea Cameron, but will definitely add her to my list of favorite authors.
Posted July 31, 2014
***I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Nerd Alert Book Love blog***
Blair Walton is a beautiful, curvy, tattooed covered children's librarian by day and at night, along side her best friend Raine, she writes Erotic novels.
"...Legend has it that the secret to blurb writing was buried alongside Jesus, but pirates stole it after his resurrection..."
Blair and Raine are close to their deadline for their latest book, and they are steadily running out of ideas. Raine thinks it would be a great idea to meet a guy and use him for research to finish their book.
"...But he'd never have to know! That's the beauty of having a pen name..."
Blair meets Declan through his 3 year old son Drake at the library. And she is instantly smitten. He's British, gorgeous, wealthy, an amazing single father, and perfect to help finish the book! What's not to like?
"...I leaned against the shelves for support and closed my eyes. That man did things to me..."
What will happen when a research project turns into something more? How will Blair handle the stress and emotions that come with a deadline, a fire, and a death in the family? What will happen when Declan declares he is not interested in a serious relationship and when Blair comes to realize Declan has some skeletons in his closet?
"...I found perfection in small moments..."
I love Chelsea M Cameron's books. I love My Favorite Mistake and the Surrendering Saga! If you are looking for a quick, quirky read then Unwritten is for you. It's a sweet, sexy, silly, and easy flowing story. Blair is a great character. I love her love of books and her book based tattoos. But i also love her self confidence. Raine is an awesome bff and we all need one like her. Declan is definitely sexy and dreamy! He's a great book boyfriend! I highly enjoyed this book even though it wasn't one of my favorites by Chelsea. And I gladly give it a Nerd Alert B or 4 stars!
Posted July 29, 2014
I was intrigued by the concept of UnWritten and excited to get my hands on a copy early. I loved the idea of a "behind the scenes" look at two women who wrote romance novels and how it affected their personal lives. What I really enjoyed most about this book was the friendship between Blair and Raine. They had a great dynamic and the scenes they shared while writing together were some of my favorites in the book. I'm a fan of books with strong friendships, especially between females, because it seems like more often than not, there's a "frenemies" vibe in books nowadays. That I'm not a fan of. Blair and Raine were definitely TRUE friends. They encouraged each other. Raine, especially, was very encouraging of Blair with her crush on Declan.
I have to be honest and say I never truly felt the chemistry between Blair and Declan. It was probably the low point of the book for me. I adored the characters individually. I mean, hello, hot dad with a British accent? What's not to love? I wanted more heat between them. Don't get me wrong, there were some sexy scenes, but the connection was missing for me. Maybe it was me, or my mood at the time, but something just didn't click.
So, while this was not my favorite of Chelsea's books, it was still an entertaining read and well worth giving a shot. What I would love to see now is a sequel from Raine's POV. I really liked her character and would enjoy getting more of her story. Also, it would be nice to get a little more of Blair and Declan at the same time.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted July 25, 2014
I loved this book! The best way I can describe it is sweet, in the best way totally sweet. This is a great breathe a fresh air in a time where I felt most novels were all heading in the same direction. I loved the banter between the characters that was a lot of fun. I have several of Chelsea's books on my TBR and I'm glad this is the first one of her books that I read, I will definitely be reading some of her other books because she made a great first impression on me :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2014
This book was exactly what I needed right now. A sweet romance, light and fun, without all the fiery sex and angst. Don't get me wrong, there was some passion and sex, and even some anguish, but this story was not driven by these aspects the way so many novels are these days.
I loved getting to know the characters, watching as Blair and Declan's romance blossomed into something even they were not expecting, and spending all those excruciating moments of edits and rewrites with the dynamic duo, Scarlet Rose. Yup, I felt their pain.
As for Drake, he was just adorable.
Although Blair and Declan faced a few obstacles in their relationship, the fact that they kept it light, without too many expectations, seemed to help them through it all. I just really enjoyed every moment spent with them as they got to know each other and there was no doubt in my mind that they'd realize just how perfect they were for each other.
If you are looking for a fun, quick read this is the one to grab.
Posted July 10, 2014
you know when i read the synopsis i say this book is talking literally about me , yo know all the written in secret, so a really have high hope about this oneWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2014
Chelsea M. Cameron's new novel, Unwritten, was a sweet, sexy, and fun read with an interesting insight and behind-the-scenes look into the life of an author. Blair Walton and her best friend and roommate, Raine, are secret co-writers of romance novels under the pen name Scarlet Rose. The only people who know that they are smut-peddlers are the people in the industry that need to know. Nobody else. Especially not Blair's deeply conservative and buttoned-up family.
Blair and Raine are up against a looming deadline and both have a severe case of writer's block. They write romance, but neither of them have experienced much romance recently. When Blair meets the devastatingly handsome Declan Bennet at her other job as a librarian, she's a little bit swept off her feet by his delicious British accent and by his adorable son, Drake. Who can resist a British accent?
Raine begs Blair to ask the Brit out on a date (and maybe fool around with him a bit) so that they can try to get their writing mojo back. She's reluctant to do so but Declan beats her to the punch anyway and asks her out. Both of them agree that they're not looking for anything serious, but it becomes difficult when they both find each other nearly impossible to resist and they spend more and more time together.
I really loved getting to peek behind the curtain, and I learned a lot of interesting things about what actually goes in to being an author and how the process of publishing works. I liked getting to know Blair and I could easily relate to her. Her relationship with Raine seemed a little odd in the beginning but as you get to know both of them and 'see' them interact with each other, you just get it. Blair's family pushes against her individuality, while Raine embraces it and loves her more for it. Raine is the family Blair doesn't have. She's her sister from another mister, or as to quote both of them, they are PLPFs - Platonic Life Partners Forever. Declan is thoughtful, sweet, gorgeous, and the way he loves and cares for his son penetrates your heart. You can't help but love him.
Unwritten was an enjoyable read. It was funny, witty, and snarky, in other words, it's very much like Chelsea.
Posted July 10, 2014
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