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Belle's Book Club: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy...

Hey everyone


Now - I realise that it might not be summer anymore but my summer doesn't officially end until I start back at uni at the beginning of October, so forgive me for relishing my summer for as long as possible! Rightio, so - 
Next up in my Belle's Book Club: Summer 2013 series I'm sharing - Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
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Synopsis (via Goodreads

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...

My Thoughts

I really wanted to like this book a whole lot more than I did. For me, it was just a bit too high-school-y, but then again I was nearing in on 20 when I read this so I can maybe concede that I was a tad older than the intended audience :P

The main thing that I couldn't get my head around was Vere - no one is that crippled with shy-ness - seriously I am ridiculously shy but I don't turn into a quivering wreck in front of a guy (I just suddenly become a lot more sarcastic, but that's another story for another post:P) - it was just so unbelievable!

I did fall for Hunter though - as per usual - he was so charming and adorable - so cute! And so hopelessly in love with Vere obviously.

It was the classic story of boy likes girl but girl likes a different boy who doesn't like her so it was pretty predictable but even so I liked seeing how it all panned out in the end. What added a crazy twist to it was the fact that Hunter (boy who likes girl) decided to try to help Vere (girl) to deal with her shyness and end up with the other guy (his name escapes me) who just happens to be Vere's best friend has to be disguised as a geek (I felt like that whole plot twist was just too stereotypical to be honest) because he was actually...wait for it....an pop-star with issues- I warned you that it was cliche! Yep, this book has the a whole load of crazy going on to get your head around.

I think the most memorable scene of the whole book is Hunter and Vere's first kiss - it was beautifully described and was so engaging - I honestly felt every emotion they did - it was lovely.

Being honest, I don't think I will read this book again but I did enjoy seeing Vere and Hunter get together (I'm not spoiling the plot - it was obvious from the very start) and I especially enjoyed the grand gesture that ended the book - it was so cute!

Would you read this book? 

aHm xoxo
   

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