Friday, April 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Unrequited (Woodlands #4) by Jen Frederick

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."

My Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Finn. I love Finn! In the previous books he was a bit of a mystery. We didn't know too much about him, so I was very excited to get his story. The man is HOT. Like panty melting hot. He is still mourning the death of his father and trying to keep the family business afloat. 

Winter. Man, I felt bad for her. She was dealt a shit hand in life and her sister just made everything worse. God, I couldn't stand Ivy. That girl was the definition of selfish. But Winter did what she needed to do to survive her crappy life, even if it meant sacrificing her own happiness. It takes her a long 

I loved Winter and Finn's relationship. From that night in the diner which lead to crazy, HOT sex, they had a great connection. And a lot of great sex. Like a lot. They just seemed to fit together. Finn let Winter believe that she could have a better life and Winter just made Finn a calmer person: 
She was like a walking Zoloft. I needed her around me in regular doses. Take four hours of Winter Donovan before you go to bed at night and call me in the morning should be my prescription.
Like all of his friends before him, Finn fell HARD. And it was adorable to watch unfold. No two people deserve happiness more than these two. Luckily, when he needed advice the guys were there for him, even if their methods were a little strange (see excerpt below). And Winter had her coworkers to knock some sense into her when she needs it. I knew it was going to work out in the end, but the road there was a long and bumpy one. 

(Sidenote: THAT COVER. THOSE ARMS. I want to bite those arms.)

I'm going to leave you with this because...well, just read it:
"You know the movie Love Actually?" 
Sure, best Christmas movie ever." I didn't mind admitting to it. Adam and I watched it religiously every year, debating over the characters' actions. Did Mark, the videographer, violate the bro code for sharing the wedding video with his best friend's wife to declare his love? Yes, and we concluded that Mark made the video for the sole purpose of spanking his monkey. "Mark probably used a cum sock."
Noah spit out his coffee as he laughed. "Really? Not a tissue guy?"
"No way. He was clearly into mementos."
Noah set down his mug. "True or false, Karen should have left Harry."
I shrugged. That one hit close to home. "Karen was a saint, right? But maybe too selfless." My mind spun toward Winter.
"Can we at least agree that the only worthwhile couple were the sex doubles?"
"Yes." I reached out and slapped my palm against Noah's open hand.
"How about Sarah and Karl?"
"What about them?"
"Do you think Sarah is stupid for abandoning Karl for her brother every time?"
I could see where he was leading me now. "Ivy is not an institutionalized young man."
Noah kicked out his legs and reached down for his mug. "I always thought Karl could have been more supportive and waited for Sarah."
"Maybe Karl was done with being last."
Noah shrugged. "First, last. Are you keeping count?"

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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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