Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...
Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.
The Unloved has been on my wishlist for a really long time, and I finally got a copy of it. Also, I love its cover. I enjoyed it, but it was one of those books for me where afterwards, I felt as if something was missing from it.
The romance and characters were both great! Julie and Nick had both come from terrible backgrounds and had dealt with so much pain and heartbreak. I loved Nick and I thought it was super sweet how protective he was over Julie. I switched between being somewhat annoyed at Julie and liking her. I felt like she was so oblivious to what was in front of her and I wanted her to make different decisions.
My biggest issue with The Unloved was the plot. This book was fun to read and I flew through it very quickly, but I felt like the more serious issues never got addressed or resolved. The ending was super cute, but there was still a lot of questions left unanswered. Julie had some problems involving her mom, but you only get to see her about once or twice in the entire book. I don’t necessarily want the book to be more depressing or anything, but I just wanted to know more about the problems rooted in each character. I felt like The Unloved was more of a sweet love story.
Although I had some problems with The Unloved, it was still kept me interested the whole time and Nick was a great character himself. I’d give it 3 out of 5 flowers :)