Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Unlovable by Sherry Gammon & GIVEAWAY

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Source:  Received eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Summary:

Maggie may look like a heroin chic but that's far from the whole story.  She's trying to survive her senior year of high school with her alcoholic mother and brutal ex-boyfriend.  She has no one and it's better that way.  Everyone she's every trusted has let her down.  It's better to just not let anyone in.  That gets harder and harder to do when Seth, the gorgeous and rich boy every girl wants, starts talking to her.  He can't possible be interested in her.  Besides, Hillary has her  sites on Seth and they fit together so much better.  Both good lucking and popular.  Maggie is just trailer trash as Hillary points out all the time and unlovable as her mother always reminds her.  But when a girl is killed at the park near her home and the drug situation is escalating, Maggie needs to trust someone.  Can Seth convince her it should be him? And what about the secret he's not allowed to share with her - how's that gonna work out?

My Thoughts:




4 stars - Heart wrenching story dripping in romance

This is a very complex contemporary that had me in tears. The plot wraps around Maggie's horrible home life dealing with her verbally abusive alcoholic mother, the drug investigations at Maggie's high school with the undercover Seth, and the developing feelings between Maggie and Seth.  Told from alternating Maggie/Seth/Bad guys POV, the story moves along quickly and had me trying very hard to resist looking at the ending because I needed it to be alright.  I didn't look though and finished the book staying up till 2AM to get my answers.  I did figure out most of the twists but the ride was still worth the trip.

I loved Maggie.  She is so far from unlovable as the sun is from the moon but her mother (using that term VERY loosely here) tells her she is on a regular basis.  It hurt my heart and truly I hated her mother.  Even when her story was out, I just couldn't forgive her for what she'd done.  Despite her mother, Maggie works hard to try to be a good girl.  Her efforts are so successful and I loved her, admired her and was so proud of her.  Think my mother bear claws came out quite a bit.  Then there was Seth.  Undercover and totally in love with Maggie, he tries so hard to get her to trust him.  He's patient and protective.  I couldn't get enough of him. There was more Maggie POV than Seth but I was so excited every time I turned the page to a new chapter it said Seth.  Love that boy.  I will say I didn't like the chapter from Bill and Alan's POV.  They were the bad guys and while the other chapters were written in first person, theirs were written in third person.  It was a uncomfortable change for me.

If you like the YA contemporary scene, then this one is a great choice.  I really enjoyed it.












*** GIVEAWAY ***

The author has generously offered to give one of you lovelies an eBook copy of Unlovable.  You know the drill.  Fill out the rafflecopter below.  And good luck.  This one is worth it.
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AND Sherry was willing to let me give away a paperback copy to US only.  Check that one out below.
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44 comments:

  1. I like to put PB in my smoothies!

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  2. On a spoon, straight out of the jar. Oh with strawberry jelly on a sandwich. This cover is so pretty. Looks heartbreaking...

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  3. Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you liked it!! I appreciate you allowing me to have space on your blog and for your willingness to read Unlovable! Book Bloggers are truly the best:}

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  4. With seedless strawberry jam on toast.

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  5. On celery or toast! I also like it in peanut butter candy made with oatmeal,coco and peanut butter.Yum! I have wanted your book every since I saw your cover.Best of luck!

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  6. with cookies :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  7. I like my pb in cookies. ;-)

    This sounds like a really emotional story, Val. I'm so happy you enjoyed Unlovable.Thabks for a great review!

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  8. Haven't eaten peanutbutter. I don't live in the states and I was offered once to try when I was in England, but I can't even remember why I didn't -.-

    Love your review :)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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  9. Swirled into chocolate brownie mix and baked for yummy peanut butter and chocolate brownies. Big hit here I can tell you!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway, this book has been on my wishlist ever since I got my kindle! ☺

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  10. I like it on a toasted bagel or english muffin. So yummy.

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  11. With bananas on toasted bread. Just like my grandma used to make it for me!

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  12. I will gladly take a PB&J sandwich yum. I don't even need the jelly because peanut butter is just so good on its own.

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  13. I like peanut butter in Peanut Butter Cups, also on toast.

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  14. I prefer my PB in chocolate =) or just by itself on a spoon with an apple to wash it down

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  15. I like my peanut butter on recently toasted bread with sugar sprinkled on top and eaten open-faced :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I like my peanut butter in crackers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I like my peanut butter by the spoonful! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I prefer Better 'N Peanut Butter! Lower in fat and lower in calories and, I think, tastes better!!

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  19. I like my peanut butter on celery

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  20. Straight or on ants-on-a-log. The cover is amazing!

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  21. I truthfully don't like peanut butter...but if i did, just plain on a spoon, eating it. I'll eat peanut butt once in a while. Or maybe Fluffer Nutter (Marshmallow fluff and peanut butter sandwich)

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  22. I like peanut butter on bread with sugar sprinkles separating the two slices of bread with peanut butter. I do not like PBJ sandwiches. I know I am weird. I also love peanut butter cookies.

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  23. I like to eat peanut butter straight out of the jar. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  24. Actually I don't like peanut butter! But I know that it's a calorie bomb and has a lot of good nutritive.

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  25. i love my peanut butter with ice cream ...:)

    thx 4 the giveaway...

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  26. Thank you for the review and the giveaway.
    I love crunchy peanut butter on hot white toast with butter. Delicious. I like smooth peanut butter on super fresh bread

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  27. I like mine with bananas and apples. Mmmmm, I think I'm gonna have to go and do that right now, LOL.

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  28. I like my PB really smooth. I especially like just eating it off a spoon.

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  29. I love Peanut Butter on Oreos

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  30. Just hand me a jar of peanut butter and a spoon and I am good to go.

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  31. I went ahead and bought the book rather than enter the contest -- I always trust your recommendations!

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  32. chunky with jelly - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  33. Thanks, Jessie! I'd love to hear your thoughts after you have read it!

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  34. Jessie, just check out your (Indie) web site! It is so awesome!! What a great idea!

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  35. Seriously people?? PB?? Anyway, great book!!! Thank s!!

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  36. I love chunky peanut butter by itself, in sandwiches with jelly, in cookies and in frosting on Chocolate cupcakes.

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