Review + Giveaway: Unrequited by Jen Frederick

» 13 April, 2015 » B Reviews, Jen Frederick » 0 comments

Unrequited is here!! Unrequited is the fourth book from Jen Frederick’s Woodlands Series and this time, it’s all about Winter Donovan and Finn O’Malley. If you haven’t yet, add Unrequited to your Goodreads shelf. Winter and Finn’s story is now live on Amazon US, Amazon UK, B&N, Kobo, and iBooks.

The first book, Undeclared is free, while the rest of the series are on sale for $0.99. Jen is also giving away a signed set of the Woodlands Series and a $50 Amex Gift Card. The giveaway link will be posted at the end of this post, as well as the links to the rest of the books on sale.

Book Synopsis

Winter Donovan loves two things: her sister and her sister’s ex boyfriend. She’s spent her whole life doing the right thing except that one time, that night when Finn O’Malley looked hollowed out by his father’s death. Then she did something very wrong that felt terribly right.

Finn can’t stop thinking about Winter and the night and he’ll do anything to make her a permanent part of his life, even if it means separating Winter from the only family she has.

Their love was supposed to be unrequited but one grief stricken guy and one girl with too big of a heart results in disastrous consequences.

My Review

Winter Donovan has been in love with Finn O’Malley ever since her sister introduced him as her boyfriend. For years Winter stood to the side as Ivy and Finn dated and later broke up after her sister fell deeper into the bottle and drugs after their parents death. Even then Winter stayed away except for that night.

Finn O’Malley have never worked for a girl’s attention before or for the things in his life. On the outside, he’s a guy who has all the opportunities in the world but seems just be cruising along, living below his potential, never had to fight for anything. Then everything changed for him.

Unrequited started off slow for me . Winter in particular has a lot of doubt about starting something with Finn because of their shared history. I am not one of those readers who find it icky to read about a hero having a relationship with the sister or the friend before getting together with the heroine. I find the complicated history between the characters a good source of tension in the story. I didn’t agree with some of Winter’s choices but her history coupled with the fact that it felt as though she was betraying her sister made her choices understandable.

But what made this book for me — or should I say, who made this book for me was Finn O’Malley. His dedication to his family, his amorous pursuit of Winter made him a standout hero for me. He was so fine. Being a delicious dirty-talker didn’t hurt either.

I liked how the characters changed and grew throughout the book. Winter took her sweet time opening herself up again to Finn. But I wasn’t really upset with that because I also feel that Finn needed to show her that she’s worth fighting for. Even Ivy didn’t annoy me that much. It was actually Finn’s mother who really tried my patience. I didn’t understand why she did what she did knowing how much Finn tried to do the responsible thing and made it work. 

Those things didn’t take away my enjoyment for the story and the characters. It was nice to see the other characters in the series make cameos in this book. And I am definitely looking forward to Adam’s book. Either Adam or Tucker. I don’t mind as long as they each get their own book. Make it happen, Jen!



ARC provided by the author via TRSOR in exchange for an honest review.

The Woodlands Series Reading Order

Undeclared | Undressed | Unspoken | Unraveled | Unrequited 

For more info on Jen Frederick, you can follow her blog or drop her an email. Jen, would love to hear from you. You can also stalk her on Facebook, Twitter and read reviews for her books or ask her questions on Goodreads. Jen lives with her husband child, and one rambunctious dog. 

Want to win a signed set of the Woodlands Series or a $50 Amex GC? Just click the link below to enter! 


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