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.
Although this is the second book in the woodlands series it can be read as a stand alone.
I loved the complexity of the characters in this book, they are really well developed and have great background stories.
Bo is my new hero you cannot help but to just love him, he is a fit, muscled out alpha, who has a protective streak a mile wide, but he is more than a pretty face he is smart too. He had a crappy start in life, joined the Marines did his tour then went to collage. This is were Bo becomes a fighter and man ho, the fights and the ladies help to get him out of his head, pass the time give him the endorphin boost to get him through the day.
You have got to love a damaged fighter.
AnnMarie or AM as most people call her has been the victim of vicious collage rumors about her sex life, verbal attacks, bullying and nasty notes left for her, she has trust issues and some family drama’s too. The rumors paint AM as someone shes not and makes AM pull into herself and she stays away from the main part of collage, her best friend Ellie is a storm in a small package shes great!
AM was strong and didnt just sit back and let Bo fix everything for her, he did help her to find the strength inside herself to fix her own situation.
Bo is such a sweet heart he does a lot of chasing and wooing of AM or Sunshine as he calls her, to wear her down so that she trusts him so they can be together. The trust builds up and AM sees the true Bo.
There is Unspoken hurt on both the hero and heroine’s side of the story, and throughout the story they both confront the issues and work together.
This is a slow build romance but when they come together the chemistry crackles, they have a fantastic sexual tension, there sex is HOT!.
This book has so many emotions to ride through the story, you laugh, you cry (when Bo gave AM his dogtags) loved that scene, there’s angst, anger and pain, but also triumph and love.
Jen writing flows so well you get pulled into the story from the very start, your just routing for Bo and AM they are such likable people. The story is genuine and believable it pulls at your heart, both Bo and AM have dysfunctional backgrounds but together they are stronger, they shore each other up, they are better together.
This story is a cracking romance full of self discovery, it shows that if you find the right person who is strong enough on the inside they can fight your demons as well as there own and in return you can do the same for them, that the journey you take will be well worth any bumps in the road you may encounter.
Unspoken will not disappoint you it is a fantastic read and i cannot wait for more books in the woodlands series, there are so many guys that need to find there other half, Mal, Finn (i really want Finn to be happy), Adam, Grey, so much more to come.