Unwritten by M.C. Decker: Review

Unwritten by M.C. Decker: ReviewUnwritten by M.C. Decker

I thought it was too late. I thought our story had already been written.

College sophomore Brooke Anderson thought she had it all − a loving family, her sexy high school sweetheart, a supportive, quick-witted best friend and dreams of being the next hotshot reporter for the Washington Post.

Fate had something else in mind when Brooke collided with the devastatingly handsome upperclassman, Rich Davis. Rich was cocky, conceited and arrogant. He was everything that Brooke didn’t want, but Rich never gave her the option. He had already made the choice to be, at the very least, her friend. Would Brooke accept this egotistical man’s friendship? Would she choose to want more? Would it be too late if she did?

Fast forward nearly ten years. Brooke’s life hadn’t played out quite as she had envisioned it. She was suffering from the heartbreaking loss of her mother, her high school sweetheart was long gone, and her dreams of the Washington Post had turned into a career at a small town paper. Brooke decided it was time to follow her dreams. If she couldn’t be happy in love, at least she could be happy in life.

Brooke’s dreams brought her to the lobby of the Washington Post where fate intervened once again as she collided with none other than the devastatingly handsome Rich Davis. As her potential employer, Rich now seemed off-limits. Brooke wanted her successful career more than a chance at love. But, was it really her choice to make, or was it beyond her control?

Maybe my story is, in fact, Unwritten …

Leary Says…

There’s nothing better than a second chance romance story. I was driven to read Unwritten after Stacia sent me the synopsis, I couldn’t help myself – it sounded so good and I loved the premise of Brooke and Rich meeting when the time just wasn’t right. Brooke and Rich first meet while they are both attending Western Michigan (totally love that my cousin goes there, hehe) – of course they started off a bit rocky…let’s just say that Rich was just a wee bit of an arrogant jerk and then mix that with a fiesty take no shit girl = DISASTER!!

I loved going through the college years with Brooke, she was the expected naive, immature girl but you could tell that she was also super driven. Brooke has always had the dream of working for the Washington Post and won’t stop until she has accomplished this dream. There are many many things that happen throughout the story and I don’t want to spoil anything for any reader but I just want you all to know that I really did love Rich, he worked out his arrogance (sort of…or maybe I just learned to love it) and became a really great friend of Brooke’s.

You can’t talk about Unwritten and Brooke without mentioning her amazing and hilarious best friend Cass. Cass and Brooke have been best friends since they were very young, they have been through most everything in life together and continued on to their college adventures side by side. Their friendship is something that I hope I still have with my friends years from now, no matter what they always support and love each other.

You don’t only spend time with the characters in college but we obviously move forward almost a decade after college when Rich and Brooke get their second chance at a romance. The timing seems to never be right for these two, Brooke no longer has a boyfriend but now Rich could be her new boss. I’m not going to tell you any more about what happens, everyone needs to experience the book for themselves.

Although I did enjoy the story, there were a few things that kept it from being a homerun for me. I totally understood Brooke’s immaturity and could even relate to it while she was in college but I felt that in the decade from college, Brooke did not mature more. There were things that happened in her life during this time that I thought would have made her more mature – I definitely had a hard time relating to “adult” Brooke. Also, I’m all for terms of endearment..trust me, I totally am but constantly being called “sweeheart”, “honey”, etc. starts to irritate me after the 15th time. Alright, I admit..I’m being a little nit picky on the endearments so definitely feel free to TOTALLY ignore me!

Also, heads up…OY that cliff!!


About M.C. Decker

M.C. Decker is the author of the Unspoken Series. The first book, Unwritten, was released last fall and its sequel, Unscripted, will be released in May 2015. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband, Brian, and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things ’80s and ’90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, “Life is better in flip flops,” and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.