Sunday, December 28, 2014

UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title:  UnWritten
Author:  Chelsea M. Cameron
Published:  July 10/14
Length:  308pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  NA contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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.

My Review:

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.

1 comment:

  1. I have actually received this one for review as well. It's a shame it didn't live up to your hopes :( I hope I will like it somewhat though, because you did say her writing style was unique and her characters well developed. I hope you enjoy your next read more!