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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.
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Unspoken was such a refreshing NA story! I kept hearing so many great things about Undeclared (book 1) and I’ve had it on my radar for a while. When I saw the cover and read the summary for Unspoken, I knew it was something I really wanted to read. I had high hopes for Unspoken after reading rave review from my friends, and I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed one bit. I LOOOOVED Undeclared!
After making one mistake by sleeping with a lacrosse player, AnnMarie is suddenly branded a whore. The rest of the guys in the lacrosse team and the rest of the school start spreading horrible rumors about AM. The rumors get so bad that AM decides to distance herself on all campus related activities and focus on her classes. Except for her close friends, everyone either stays away from AM or they pick on her. One guy that refuses to do either? Bo. Bo knows about the rumors about AM and he doesn’t care if they are true or not. He wants to get to know her and he tries his best to slowly break down her walls. His progress is slow, but he’s determined and even though they aren’t really together, there’s a special connection and friendship between them. Something they don’t want to mess up by rushing into anything else. I loved this part of the book so much. It drove me crazy because I wanted them to just get together already and admit their feelings, but it also made the anticipation better and it made it so much more worth it when the moment finally came. But Bo and AM still have to deal with issues from their past in order to make it last between them.
What made this story stand out so much were the characters. Not just Bo and AnnMarie, but the rest of their friends. I loved that even though this was a really emotional book because of the bullying, it wasn’t one of those overly depressing books. I loved that Bo didn’t care if AM had really slept with the lacrosse team, as rumored. And AM didn’t freak out when she found out things about his past, especially his past with girls. They were both willing to accept each other and move past it.
Unspoken is such a fantastic and unique story! Great characters, amazing writing and a very beautiful story make this book a hit! It was sexy (smoking hot!) without being too much, it was romantic without being cheesy, and it was emotional without having drama overload. I’m not only looking forward to the rest of the books in this series, but now I really want to read Undeclared too. This will definitely not be my last book by Jen Frederick! I gotta say that I am totally loving all these books I’ve been reading with these hot military guys. One more thing, I adore this cover!
Some of my favorite quotes from Unspoken:
“Am I feeling sorry for myself?” Bo asked, a rueful smile playing around the edges of his mouth.
“Yes, and if you act like this any more, I’m going to start calling you Edward.”
“Wow, is that the insult we’re using instead of pussy?”
“It’s the male version.”
“Still want to be with me?” I asked, trying to joke about it but failing.
“Yes, Bo. As long as you don’t try to keep pushing me away.”
“I’m trying hard to hold on to you.”
“You know what she’s planning?” Noah whispered.
“Nope. I’m just here to catch her.” And hold her, comfort her, and beat the shit out of anyone who made her cry.
He pressed his lips hard against mine, his tongue plunging forward. I gripped his shoulders and he dropped his hand from my hair, wrapping it around my back. I could feel the heat of his body, the protectiveness of his embrace. His mouth was wide and open, eating at my mouth, my lips.
“Now whenever you feel alone, know that I’ve got your back. No matter who’s against you, know that a thousand others wait to avenge you.”
“But I’m not a Marine,” I whispered back, my voice catching on the tears threatening to spill out.
“You’re a fighter, Sunshine. Plus, you belong to this Marine.”
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