Unspoken by Jen Frederick

UNSPOKEN
Unspoken by Jen Frederick
Publisher: Pear Tree LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (260 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Gardenia

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.

Bullying can exists in types of environments. In the halls of higher education, where people should already be considered adults, it is unforgivable. A woman’s reputation can be destroyed when bullies do not get their way. This is the case in this all-consuming story.

AnneMarie (AM for short) is a determined young woman. She will graduate and begin her life regardless of the bullying perpetrated upon her by the Lacrosse team. One mistake during her freshman year has had a devastating effect on her college years. She is a strong character, though her flaw is to avoid confrontation.

Beauregard (Bo for short) is all an ex-Marine should be… except for his infamous temper. Now in college, Bo uses illegal fights as a means to release all the pent up anger he feels. AM is the perfect opposite to Bo. I love that by being such opposites, they balance each other. Bo can learn patience from AM, and AM can learn to stand up for herself from Bo.

The inevitable love affair between these two is both heart wrenching and sensitive. Bo has learned to respect and adore AM… it made me sigh when he fell for her completely.

This is a lovely story of two damaged but strong individuals. Their union is an example of opposites attracting and at the same time, perfecting the other.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m thrilled Bo and AnnMarie are getting so much love.

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