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.
Unique. Hilarious. Unconventional. Quirky. One of a kind. Down-to-Earth. REAL.
These are all words and phrases I would use to describe UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron, and even Chelsea M. Cameron herself, based on our random Mean Girl quoting tweets, and that one time at Book Bash 2014 where she held the elevator door open for Lissy and I because she didn’t want to be known as “that asshole author who doesn’t hold the elevator for people”, all while wearing a fabulous cupcake dress. 😉
UnWritten was unique. Not in the sense that it had the most unique plot in this world, or anything like that, but the characters were just extremely relatable and unique, and Chelsea’s writing is one of a kind in itself because the whole book actually feels REAL. With a lot of books I find myself reading, the characters, situations, etc., don’t feel real to me. It’s like everything is too perfect or good to be true and it’s like you’re reading a fantasy book, when you actually aren’t. Don’t get me wrong I love a lot of books that can get me out of my own head/reality and make me believe in the perfect couple and perfect heroine or hero, but it’s also great to read a book that is so down-to-earth and realistic because of the characters’ imperfections.
UnWritten probably had the most relatable female MC ever, at least to me. Blair is quirky, funny, curvy, sexy, outgoing, and I seriously loved her! I related extremely well to Blaire because, well, she isn’t perfect. Blair shows us that you don’t have to be model-thin or have an athletic body to be confident because she is EXTREMELY confident in her bad-ass, curvy bod, and I totally love and look up to that.
“I mean, this is the body I was given and if I’m not happy with how it is, then I’ll never be happy. So I figured I’d just be happy.”
The humor in this novel was spectacular and it had me actually Laughing Out Loud, cause it is the type of humor that will just have you thinking “oh my god that is so true”, or in my case thinking: “holy shit Chelsea are you reading my mind?! That is so something I would say hahahahaha.” So some of my favorite highlights from this novel include:
“How is Game of Thrones relevant right now?” Her eyes narrowed to a dangerous level. “How dare you. Game of Thrones is always relevant.”
“I can’t. I have to have tea with my grandmother. I know that sounds like a made-up excuse, but she’s eighty-four and I have this fear that I’m going to cancel and then she’s going to die and I never will have said what I wanted to say and then I’ll always regret it.”
“ …before I knew it, they were deep in conversation and I was freaking the fuck out.”
“ Tall men were one of Earth’s greatest resources.” <— AMEN.
The romance in this novel is what I’d call the perfect mix of sexy and quirky. The fact that Declan took care of his son and loved him so much, made him all the more lovable and even sexy. Drake was just the most adorable three year old and whenever he was in the room with Declan I couldn’t help but picture them together in their matching outfits/suits and just- ugh talk about cuteness overload! <3
Blair and Raine were the perfect BFFs/ PLPF(read the book! 😉 ). I totally and completely ship them. Together they are “Blaine” and I gladly take credit for their ship name…if that’s cool…*sheepishly smiles*. Anyways, Blair and Raine have the type of friendship that not many people will ever be able to say they had or have and together they were weird, hilarious, and everything else you will love seeing in two best friends who are as close as can be and always have each others backs.
UnWritten was an incredibly enjoyable read and I’d definitely recommend it if you are looking for a book that isn’t overly angst-y and is a funny, sexy, light read with great writing and a spectacular set of characters. If you’ve read Chelsea’s book, For Real, and enjoyed it, I’d definitely say to pick up UnWritten because they both have that down-to-earth, realistic vibe going for them as well.
So to conclude, UnWritten is sweet, sexy, quirky, extremely funny, and is an all around great read. 🙂