Title: UNMAKING HUNTER KENNEDY
Author: Anne Eliot
Source: ebook from author for review
After a car accident--an event he considers a prank gone bad--pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.
Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a 'nice' guy.
Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.
She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.
When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist...
And that’s when things get out of control...
Hunter Kennedy needs an unmaking. He has just about ruined himself and his band one night and now has to pay for it by spending a whole school year with his aunt in Colorado. Hopefully he can get his agent to work a little magic and get him out of his self-made hell. But the moment he sees the carefree girl being spun around on her brother’s back...he starts rethinking his time here. Maybe, just maybe, this unmaking will turn out to be a good thing.
Vere is anything but carefree. In fact, when it comes to guys she is an absolute freak. But when she is around Hunter, Vere actually can be herself and not act like a flailing idiot. With a little help from Hunter, she learns to come out of her shell and actually act like a teen girl. She can have conversations with guys without knocking anyone out.
I was super excited to read Unmaking Hunter Kennedy for the blog tour. I had just finished Almost by Eliot not long before starting this one and I just knew it was going to be as awesome as Almost. And boy was it. Eliot takes tough topics and turns them into wonderful reads with happy endings. Don’t get her wrong…by no means does she glamorize the situations. In fact, I think her books could actually be a beacon of hope for teens out there suffering. This book happened to be on teen suicide and she did a fantastic job getting the message out that there is hope for everyone while adding a dollop of romance. Ok, I lied…more like buckets of romance.
There was no way I could hate Hunter/Dustin, no way what so ever. Even when he was going on and on about Vere not being his type I still liked him, especially in all his Dustin glory. Dude has no shame. *snickers* Now Vere on the other hand…I am still trying to figure out how she caught 2 guy attention dressed the way she was. LOL it was ridiculous. But God love her, I adored her. She is quirky and she knows it.
Anne Eliot...have I told you that I just adore your books? And what is it about me ending your books at 2am? Yes, that inability to put your book down until I finish is what’s up. Your male characters are out right adorable and pleasing to the eye...yes, even with choppy hair and green retainers. What I would have given to be in Vere’s shoes when I was younger. I mean she is getting to tote around a huge rock star and be his bestie.
Do you love romances that make your heart flutter and your knees weak? The kind of romances that gradually start from nothing and builds up to heart exploding greatness. Then let me tell you, Eliot makes that happen and so much more. I am desperate for more of her work.
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