Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Unwritten by Chelsea M. Cameron

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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.
This book is very unlike Chelsea's other books and I loved it.
Blair and her best friend Raine have 9-5 jobs by day and at night they are co-authors writing under the pen name Scarlet Rose.  They write romance novels and have had a lot of success.  They are currently writing a book, the deadline is looming and they have a bit of plot block they can't seem to shake.
Blair works at the local library in the children's section.  One day a sweet little boy comes in with his nanny and completely charms her.  His name is Drake.  He returns several times and on one of those occasions his father is with him.  Declan Bennet.  Blair automatically likes this man, he has a British accent and his surname is the same as a character from her favourite novel.
"I wanted him to say dirty things to me in that voice.  I wanted him to say the filthiest things imaginable in that posh accent.  I was getting even more turned on just thinking of it" - Blair
Declan asks Blair out on a date and things slowly progress from there.  He is very cautious about doing anything more than casual after an awful break up with his ex-wife.  He is busy working, studying and raising his three year old son.  They just seem to click though and Blair adores his adorable son Drake.  Declan loves that Blair is an author, something she doesn't reveal to just anyone.  He loves her passion for reading too.
"I've told you that I like a well-read woman.  Well-read woman tend to know more about a wide range of topics.  And you can never be bored with a woman who reads." - Declan
A lot of things happen in Blair's life throughout this story and lovely Declan is right there in the background offering her comfort and support.
His arm went around my shoulders and I snuggled into him.  "This," he said.  "What?" "I love this."
Having Declan in her life could very well be just what she needs to end her writers block.  She is not being entirely truthful though and when he too reveals some truths they realise that being honest with each other is the only way to move forward.
I really enjoyed this sweet romance and just love a story that involves children, a man raising his son alone just makes my heart ache.
I give this 4 stars
Amazon: Unwritten

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