Jan 28, 2014

~REVIEW~ Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy

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...

High School Romance, first love, sweet romance.

“But what if the promises means life and death? What about bliss? Saving your soul? If all that is at stake, then promises need to be broken.”
This was such a wonderful and sweet romance! Hunter was a great character who was misunderstood and lonely. My heart cried out for him and his feeling of being unloved. He grew up in the spotlight and everything centered around that. He was a child star and had the burden of being others puppet. So when his recklessness goes to far his mother FINALLY decides to intervene. So off to Colorado he was shipped. Hunter was under strict orders. No more music, no more reckless behavior and no more being Hunter Kennedy. 

Vere is the opposite of Hunter. She has a great family and pretty much enjoys her life. She is the shy quiet girl that wishes to help anyone in need. Having a crush on her brothers best friend is both the best part of her life and the most traumatizing part. But Vere insist that one day he will notice her and she will not make a fool of herself. 

The moment that Vere and the Roth family came into his life I was so excited for him because he was finally able to experience what having a family was. After getting over the shock of who he was they treated him like any normal teenager. Vere's family and his aunt showed him love that he never knew existed. 

As Vere befriends Hunter and shows him how to become his new persona they both enter into a friendship that they never expected. While Vere unmakes Hunter, he remakes her. Because Hunter just can't say no to the frumpy but fierce girl that makes his day better.

And then there is the romance...
“You’re the luckiest person in the whole world to have already figured out what you love. And you’ll be, quite possibly, the stupidest person in the world—if you don’t hold on to it.”
The relationship build up was my favorite part of this book. It wasn't an insta-love and the characters had friendship before anything else. Although Vere was a little pushy at times and so naive I did enjoy her dedication to everyone in her life, primarily Hunter. And when we finally hit the climax in their relationship what a frakking HOT kiss!! I saw many reviewers mentioned that kiss and thought that they were exaggerating, but HECK NO. That kiss was so AWESOME! Hats off to Anne for that wonderful scene. 

I won't say anything else but GO READ IT! :) Its pretty cute and sweet and funny!

Happy Reading!

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