Unethical

Unethical

by Jennifer Blackwood

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Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels's family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind

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ISBN-13: 9781502537744
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Unethical 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
mischievousreads More than 1 year ago
Unethical features a second chance love story between two college students, one with a terrible past experience, and the other willing to make amends for past mistakes. Now, this is one of the few second chance romance reads I've ever come across and I'm starting to take a fancy to the theme.  Payton Daniels is trying to live a new life, and is prepping herself for medical school, and everything seems to be starting out alright, now that she's left everything behind. Her father is the center of a medical controversy for commiting assisted suicide on his wife, Payton's mother, and she's tried to hide in anonimity. But she can't seem to shake off the fact that despite him being in jail, his name always seems to pop out everywhere, on television, the papers and even the scapegoat of lecture debates in ethics class. Blake Hiller is not over Payton for leaving him. He's not forgiven her for leaving without a single word, and he's pissed at himself for not being there when she needed him the most. Now that they've crossed paths once more, Blake is convinced he needs to have her back because she's the only girl he's ever loved.  I feel like this book took too much of my time, because I had high hopes and thought of the plot as promising with family choices and career dreams being in line. I enjoyed the beginning, with the concept of personal and family angst but despite all that, Payton is trying to strive to get into medical school. But as it turned out, the whole plot of Payton's father being in jail for a medical controversy, alongside with the trial and the internship only turned out to be a huge backdrop for the annoying push and pull between these two. One minute they're fighting over the past and her father's issue and next thing you know, they can't get enough of each other.  I seriously believe this story needs a big touch up, because I really liked the plot line, but I just did not like the way it was written. Now, I've always enjoyed books written in different POVs because of the play on both of the main characters' thoughts, but instead there were a lot of monologues that were unecessary and didn't even go well with the plot.  Another thing I've also noticed is matters tend to escalate a lot quicker than normal in situations in this story, especially with Payton's roommate/best friend, Jules, and Blake's frat brother, Andrew. Perhaps the only character I actually enjoyed was Jules but that favoritism hit the curb in the near end.  This book was okay, but not something I'd even want to go back to. But I do believe in second chances, so if this book were to be re-written, I'd definitely give it a shot and read it again. 
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Payton is a college student looking to get into med school. She’s looking into her future, but she cannot forget her past, especially when her past surprisingly ends up at the same frat party, at the same college. The two were heartbroken when the relationship ended in high school. It seems they each blame the other for leaving, but they don’t know the full story. A yearning still exists even beneath the thick cloud of anger and resentment. They mostly try to stay away from each other, even though they have the same ethics class and both get the same internship. The two constantly fight between wanting each other and wanting to strangle each other. It gets very heated (sexually and angrily.) Story felt like it had a few holes in it, like certain things could’ve been expanded more. I found the debate on Assisted Suicide to be interesting, especially since it hits so close to home for Payton. Her father is awaiting trial for the extra morphine he gave his wife during her battle with cancer. Is Assisted Suicide ethical? Why is it okay for a pet but not for a person? Shouldn’t it be suitable in order to end the suffering? An okay college romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Like this author. Will read more of her works in future. ... r more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and how payton and blake come together...want to read more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Unethical and I was very impressed. The storyline was very intriguing taken it was about assisted suicide and drugs with a sweet romantic story about Payton and Blake included. I really enjoyed this read. Look forward to more by J Blackwell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really ejoyed it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best novels i have read in a long time!
JGRAYOH More than 1 year ago
I really like the book.  Once reviewer was correct in saying the cover is misleading, but the title is really what caught my attention.   "Unethical"  What would the book really be about.  I wanted to keep reading and reading to get to the end and find out the ending.  Although I really wish the author had included Payton reading more of her fathers letters and gone more in depth with Jules which could possibly lead in to a connecting book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anon-M More than 1 year ago
This book offers a lot of potential subject matter for book club discussions. Yes, I would read other books by this author. I think the cover is rather deceiving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book well written enjoyed the characters very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story line and character background...just wish the characters had been older. Reading about college teens doesn't enthrall me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed book - would definitely want to read more by same author. Very quick read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was really a great book and I really enjoyed it! It was a sweet romance book and had a great story as well!! I would really recommend it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good quick read ... overcoming fears and getting second chances that lead leading to a happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a bit slow in beginning,but still a good read. Liked that auuthor had Payton stnd up to her fears and not run from her fear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved his book. I really liked how the author brought up alot of different ethical issues such as assisted suicide and drug addiction in the second chance love story between Blake and Payton. Glad to see that Payton got over her fears of everyone finding out who she really is and loved hoow Blake continually stood up and showed up for her. First time reading this author but it definitely won't be the last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a second chance. Im hoping for the happily ever after.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
After finishing book two in the Drexler University series, I just had to read Payton's story. They were such a cute couple in book two and I wanted to know how they got there. Well, their journey was pretty rough. With a father on trial for assisted suicide, Payton's medical ethics class is hell. Thank god for Jules for helping her to stay sane. But even Jules can't do too much when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the same class - and ex-boyfriend she ran from a few years ago after her father was arrested for helping to kill her mother. Ya - sooooo not fun. Blake and Payton both have reasons for not seeing each other for so long. What I liked best was that both of them made mistakes and both of them had to apologize. I liked that neither of them was perfect - it was so very real life and it was my favorite part of the story. The part I didn't like was Andrew - even knowing that he had an important part to play, he was just too bad of a person. I couldn't find a good reason for the girls to continue having them as part of their group. This was a very emotional story for both Payton and Blake. Payton needs to come to terms with what her father did, and Blake needs to learn to when to let her have her space and when to hold her close. The end was incredibly satisfying. I don't think I could have imagined a better one.
caitbellleigh1 More than 1 year ago
Unethical was a quick read for me.  I loved Payton and Blake and found their story to be both tragic and sweet.  Payton hasn't had an easy time of things the last couple of years, She's still confused and hurt over what she saw as a betrayal by her parents, one that put her in the hot seat with friends and neighbors so she ran away and put that life behind her. Or so she thought.  Unfortunately life has a way of catching up to us, and in this case it catches up in the form of Blake Hiller, Payton's ex-boyfriend.  The one she did wrong and hasn't exactly gotten over.     Payton and Blake were both intriquing characters that were easy to connect to.  They both pulled you into their story, trying to figure out what went wrong and who was really at fault, but also left you rooting for them to work it out and end up together.   Unethical brought a second chance romance as the forefront story, but also included forgiving oneself, forgiving others and understanding that a person's family does not show a person's true nature.  We are individuals and though sometimes we find ourselves caught in a scandal because of those around us, it doesn't define our personal nature and personality.    I loved the way this story brought so many lessons to the reader, but worked it into a fabulously moving storyline.