Book Review: Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Published by:  Wordpainting Unlimited 
Publication date:  19th January, 2011
Source:  Thanks to author

Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love.

Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far.
Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin.

While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly.

Seth and Maggie's romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery.

My Review:

Favourite Quote:  With my poor heart pounding wildly, his kiss spilled through my soul, and I was lost.  His lips never left mine, yet he was all over my mouth.  Never before had I felt anything this wonderful.  I knew I'd pay dearly for my surrender, but I'd gladly pay it.  I hoped this kiss would never end.  

Wow!  Unlovable was fantastic.  It is such a sweet and tender tale that will appeal to any romantics at heart.  

Unlovable is definitely an effortless and addictive read.  I had other review books that I was meant to read before this but I thought I would have a little look just to see what it was like and ended up getting caught up in the plot (or should I say the romance) and finished it one sitting.  Gammon is a debut author but you would never tell from her wonderful writing.  Her prose is filled with plenty of emotion and really is a story from the heart.  While I found it easy to read the plot felt a little too perfect at times though.  Did it stop me personally from enjoying it? No but it may bother some readers so be warned.

Both Maggie and Seth are well rounded characters.  Maggie has a rough life but shows a lot of strength  for a a character that has had such a tough time.  She is a sweetheart that always seems to put others first.  Then you  have Seth.  A lovable guy with a big heart that would do anything to keep Maggie happy and safe.  It would be impossible for anybody not to like these two.

There is also some interesting secondary characters like Cole and Booker.  You just get the sense you are beginning to know them so it will be great to get their stories in Unbelievable and Unbearable.

Now on to the romance.  For me it is the strongest part of the plot and my favourite aspect of the story.  It definitely will make the the heart of any romantic melt.  Seth and Maggie have plenty of dreamy romance moments that will make you go  awwwwww.  But there relationship is not perfect as they have a few obstacles to over come but they never waiver about the way they feel for each other.

Overall, Unlovable is a passionate and engaging read that is perfect for fans of romance.  Can't wait more of the Port Fare world in Unbelievable.

Overall Rating: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Romance: 4.5/5
Cover: 4/5

For more info:  Visit Sherry Gammon website.

For more reviews:  Book Passion for Life

*** Stayed tuned for an upcoming interview with Sherry Gammon and Giveaway of Unlovable*** 


Leanna Elle said...

This sounds like a good one! I had never heard of it before now! Love the cover!

Abbey said...

okay youve won me over again with your great reviews.
i am adding this to the 'to buy' list.
i like the sound of the romance and pretty cover :)

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I haven't heard or seen this book yet, where have I been? I need to check GR more often.

I'm a sucker for a book with romance!

The plot probably won't bother me... :)

Bailey said...

I love the sound of this one. Maggie and Seth sound wonderful!!!

Savannah said...

I love this review! It make me excited to read it! The characters sounds great.

Book Passion for Life said...

Yay! Nic....I LOVED THIS BOOK! One of my favourite reads of 2011 so I'm very pleased you liked it. :)Sherry's done an amazing job and I totally have a crush on Seth. Lol - Donna

Jenny said...

Well, seeing as I'm a HUGE romantic and heart and can never get enough of the stories that me me smile and say "awww", I think this one is a go for me. Beautiful review Nic!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

This review is drawing me in like a moth to a flame. You have totally convinced me that I need to read this book. I'm a big fan of romance that never waivers.

So looking forward to the interview. :)

Rummanah Aasi said...

Is it weird that I pictured 21 Jump Street and then Johnny Depp will reading your review? O.o Anyway, I'm surprised how uplifting the story is considering the sad yet beautiful cover and the dark description. Glad to know that the characters are great even though the plot may be too perfect. Thanks for the heads up for that and on this book. Looking forward to your interview with the author.

Anonymous said...

I kind of can't stop staring at this cover! it's insane.

The story sounds pretty cool, and I hadn't heard about it!

thanks for the heads up.

Author Sherry Gammon said...

Thank you for the wonderful review!!~ I'm looking forward to the interview/giveaway!!


I love the cover of this book! She looks like a little girl in it, very vulnerable. Great review! I want to read this one!


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

OMG! This sounds like a book for me! I love romance that makes you go awwwww! That quote! SQUEE! I can't wait for the giveaway after this fab review!

Aylee said...

Woah, the blurb sounds dark and intense. I usually have to be in a particular mood to read a darker book like this. But your review is very encouraging! I can appreciate a sweet romance.

Jenny N. said...

With such an eerie looking cover I would not expect such a big romance aspect to the story...I guess you really can't judge a book by its cover.

Flannery (The Readventurer) said...

Nic, I love when you find books I've never heard of. It sort of sounds a bit similar to the Dream Catcher series. (minus the dream stuff:)) Anyway, I will totally be entering your giveaway if it is intl. If not, I will enjoy it from afar.

Jan von Harz said...

Well, I know which book to buy next to satisfy my need for a strong romance! This is a new title for me too, so thanks for the heads up.

A Canadian Girl said...

I love the cover of this one and I like that even though the romance is dreamy, Seth and Maggie still have to overcome obstacles. Imperfect romances are so much better and realistic :) Great review, Nic.

Alix said...

Sounds fabulous!

Julia @ That Hapa Chick said...

I've never heard of this one before but now I'm intrigued! Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for the great review.

Jen (@ Jens Book Closet) said...

I really want to read this, it looks so good. Plus, I just can't get over how much I love that cover. It seriously calls to me!

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Sverige said...

I really enjoyed the characters despite the fact that there were some minor stereotypes going on. I think the author nailed Maggie as a true to character abused and sad young girl. Living with an alcoholic mother can really mess with a kid and this seemed evident with Maggie. The other main character was Seth, an undercover MET cop that is working at the high school pretending to be a popular student to try to find out who is selling drugs to the kids. He seemed a bit too perfect at times but I just really adored him. He had values and stuck to them, he was nice, sexy (which is always great in a hero) and he was a bit shy with how to flirt and impress the girl he wants and I found that delightful.

Hamilton said...

I love the cover of this one and I like that even though the romance is dreamy, Seth and Maggie still have to overcome obstacles. Imperfect romances are so much better and realistic :) Great review, Nic.

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