Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Unrequited (A Woodlands Novel) by Jen Frederick (Excerpt + Giveaway + ARC Review)

Blog Tour: Unrequited (A Woodlands Novel) by Jen Frederick (Excerpt + Giveaway + ARC Review)

Meet Finn & Winter in the newest addition to the Woodlands Series! 
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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.

"Are you humming?" Bo asked.

I looked up from pulling on the dingiest carpet I'd seen in months. This house I'd picked up was vile, worse than usual. Bo had suggested it was a meth factory, given the needles, rotten egg smell, and burnt patches on the walls and flooring. It could have been, or it might just have been an ordinary addict's house, but there was shit everywhere.

If I was humming, I didn't realize it, but I was in a decent mood. I figured once I got Winter to just sit and talk with me, we’d work it out. That was something worth humming about.  

I just shrugged and went back to work. "Just trying to block out the god-awful music you choose to play. You've been up north here for almost a year. Can't you play anything but country songs?”

"I could." Bo paused to toss a handful of staples in the trash. "But I know it annoys the hell out of you. And that makes the music sound that much sweeter."

"Too bad you don't know shit all about constructing a house and you still have to hang on my dick until you can get it right."

"Which is why I play music you hate. It fits our dysfunctional relationship."

"I thought you were going to therapy to fix your problems."

"If by ‘therapy’ you mean having a ton of awesome sex with my girlfriend, then yes, I'm in therapy all night and random times during the day." I snorted but wisely said nothing. "But speaking of therapy," Bo continued. My response was a loud groan that I hoped would be hint enough that I didn't want to talk about whatever it was that followed. Bo ignored me. "How's your mom?"

"Well, she texted that she got up and had coffee today, so I count that as a win." I reached down to tug harder on the carpet. Did they glue it down instead of just stapling the edges?

"Mal says 'Paradise lies under the feet of your mother.'"

That made me stop. I gaped at Bo. He threw up his hands, one still holding a crowbar he was using to pull up the tacking strips, the long thin lumber pieces that held the carpet on the edges of the room.

"What the hell does that mean?"

"Apparently it means if you don't make your momma happy, you ain't gonna be happy."

"If I knew what would make her happy, I'd do it," I replied.

"I suck at this comforting thing." He pulled off his hat and scratched his head. "But maybe you outta talk to someone else?"

 "Like Lana?" I grunted. "No thanks. Between her and Mal, it sounds like I should be taking my mother on a date."

Tracy's Review: 

4.5 Stars

*copy provided by author/publisher via TRSOR Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

FINALLY!! This book took forever. I have asked multiple times since I first read Undeclared, when Finn was getting a story. After each book I asked about poor Finn. I just knew he needed a HEA. He was so sweet, yet so sad. I just wanted him to be happy. I wanted to reach out and hug him, to take his pain away.

I'll be honest I rarely read m/f books anymore. I stick with mostly m/m, except for beta reading, but when I saw this tour I couldn't fill out the forms for the ARC fast enough. I have waited and waited and I just HAD to have this book.

Jen made my wait worth while. I was captivated from the moment I opened this book until it was completed. I read it in less then 24 hours only stopping when I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer.

Winter and Finn meet up one night at a cafe and share a night of steamy sex, Winter also shows Finn some compassion and listens to him talk. Finn can't get Winter out of his mind, but also can't get her to answer his phone calls or text messages. Finn dated Winter's sister back in high school and Winter doesn't want to be second choice to her sister. Everything has always come easy to Finn, everything except for what he really wants. Winter.

I loved the chemistry Finn and Winter shared. It was off the charts and the sex was beyond hot and plentiful, something that can be expected in Jen's books.

I love her writing style. She just has a way of telling a story. It pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the last word. The book is well written and flows well. Both of the main characters are likable, although I wanted to bat them upside the head at times. Now Winters sister is a different story. She could have been pushed in front of a moving bus, and it wouldn't have hurt my feelings (sorry, I seem to be a tad bit violent today)!

I enjoyed getting to see Bo, AnnMarie, Grace, Noah and the rest of the Woodland's gang. I love this series and am looking forward to more of it in the future.

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Unraveled (Book Three) ONLY $1.99
About the Author:

Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at

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