Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published on: October 7, 2017
POV: Dual First Point of View
Rating: 3.5 STARS
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Unloved is nothing like I thought it would be. It has a killer blurb that had me instantly want to read it. From the blurb itself, I thought it would fall into dark romance category but it is not. While there is a suspense that is enough to keep you on your toes, it is a sweet romance.
Unloved follows a woman named Brynn Cadogan who is still grieving after two years of losing his fiance, Jim. Jim’s sudden passing at a young age had her struggle to move on with her life. For two years, she has isolated herself from the people she knows, taking day by day, with pain and guilt in her heart. One day, she finds something which gives her a new purpose. A way to say goodbye to Jim and start living her life again. However, she has to do it across the country in Maine, taking his cellphone up to the top of the mountain called Katahdin where he spent so much of his time. The problem is it is one of the most dangerous
The problem is it is one of the most dangerous mountains to climb to and being a non-climber she is, it is a dangerous trip. While on the journey to the top of the mountain, an unfortunate event happens and almost claims her life had she not been saved by a man. The man who is one of the kindest men she has ever known but deep down held a big secret she is desperate to discover in order to help him.
Cassidy Porter has lived almost all his entire life in his grandfather’s cabin, a remote cabin in Katahdin where no humans live nearby. Avoiding the world has been his mother and grandfather’s mission to keep him safe from the cruelty human beings are capable when they find out about his identity. He has chosen to live isolated, by himself, years after both his mother and grandfather passed away because of the belief that has been imprinted in his mind and soul that he is the product of a monster. Despite his longing for companionship and love for Brynn, the woman he loves so fiercely, he lets her go.
As I said above, this story was unlike what I was expecting it to be but it didn’t bother me. I didn’t mind it being way softer than I anticipated. What bothered me was the unbelievable elements that occurred more than once.
I couldn’t believe how quickly she trusted him after a horrible event she had just survived from and him being a complete stranger who lived a unique lifestyle which most sane human beings will (I believe) find suspicious. Even though he was her hero who saved her life, I would have liked to see a little progress or struggle in her part when it came to trusting him, let alone falling in love with him. While I enjoyed their innocent interactions, I still couldn’t wrap my mind around that fact since it felt far from believable in my honest opinion.
The other thing I struggled with was the fact that no one came for her or succeeded to find her for almost a month despite their efforts but then she could easily found the cabin later in the story. It didn’t make sense to me and I wished it would have been made clearer since there had been no accurate explanations why it happened toward the end of the story.
The whole drama ended too rushed with all the supporting characters easily accepted the situation despite it being a dramatic event for them. I didn’t have the time to get to know and connect with any of them which, unfortunately, resulted in me having a hard time connecting to the whole story.
All in all, as I said before, I did enjoy the main characters’ interactions. I could feel how deep their love for each other and their longing to have a normal life together. Two souls who came from different worlds and met in a seemingly impossible situation but beyond any imagination were destined to be together. I was glad to see them having their happily-ever-after at the end and be a part of their journey.
I love her. I will love her until the sky falls. Until the sun and moon fail to rise. Until Katahdin crumbles. I will love her forever.
If you love a sweet romance with endearing main characters, you will enjoy Unloved. Katy Regnery’s writing would bring out all the emotions within you.
(Thank you to the publisher for giving me this review copy for my unbiased review)