Review: Unspoken by Jen Frederick

Unspoken (with Bonus Content) Unspoken (with Bonus Content) by Jen Frederick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition278 pages
Published September 13th 2013
Woodlands Series, #2 

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.

My thoughts…

Our main character AnnMarie (AM to her friends) made the mistake one night after having too much to drink at a party with Lacrosse players. She ended up losing her virginity to one of these players, but can’t remember with which player or any of the details of what happened.  Because of that night, rumors started by the Lacrosse team that she was a whore, a slut and given the name Typhoid Mary.
One of the players, Clay, whose father knows AMs father, has it out for AM because she refused to be one of his conquests.  He spreads rumors and leaves her threatening notes to expose her to her father.  AM has stayed off main campus since the rumors started, she only attends class.  Unwilling to move to another University to start over (because her father was an alumni), she decided to stay and avoid instead.

Then we meet Bo, an ex-Marine, underground fighter and man whore.  AM must take the seat next to him in class, which she isn’t very happy about because of his reputation of using girls.  He noticed her before in another class, since she never paid any attention to him, he continued to the next wiling girl.   Slowly Bo starts to chip away at her walls, exposing the real reason why she’s closed off and stays away from campus.  He doesn’t care about the rumors or AM’s sexual past. Bo has no right to judge because he has had more than his share of sexual experience.

While he points out what she’s been doing by hiding, it exposes his own past and what has made him the way he is.  His father was abusive to his mother, and he thought that he could also become abusive to women… which he wasn’t.  He has an extreme respect for women, which he perfectly shown to AM.

AM decides that she must overcome the rumors and stand up for herself (and other girls) to finally be free to live her life on campus with her friends and those she cares about.  Bo stands by AM no matter what, they are falling in love and he will not give her up.

Why 3 stars… I got bored after the 50%,  I enjoyed the beginning half, which was the development of their relationship and after that I wasn’t no longer interest in what happened to either Bo or AM.  Unspoken is book #2 in the Woodlands Series.  I didn’t read the first book and I wouldn’t continue with the other books in the series.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading ~ Jovi


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