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Unbeautiful Kindle Edition
You want to know my secrets? What lies beneath the pretty? The scars I can’t let anyone see? The scars tied to my secrets?
On the outside I appear normal. Some might even say perfect.
They say that I’m a pretty girl. They say I should be happy. They say that I have nothing to be angry about. That I’m popular. A cheerleader. That I’m perfect.
Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
But all they see is what’s on the outside.
On the inside I’m raw, open, bleeding. Scars that can’t seem to heal the wounds.
Carrying dark secrets about who I really am.
How afraid I am to tell the truth.
And it’s slowly killing me.
Tattoos. Piercing. Scars. The guy who can’t speak.
Gothic freak. Mute. Punk. I’ve heard it all.
They say that I’m probably dangerous. They say people should stay away from me.
They say. They say. They say.
But who are they anyway?
To decide what I am.
They don’t know what’s hidden beneath the scars. Beneath the piercings and tattoos.
The secrets I keep hidden beneath the silence.
Maybe if they knew, they wouldn’t fear me so much.
Then again, maybe they’d fear me more.
- ASIN : B00KANT91S
- Publisher : Borrowed Hearts Publishing LLC (December 23, 2014)
- Publication date : December 23, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 735 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 300 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 149957679X
- Best Sellers Rank: #686,798 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Unbeautiful takes place in a seemingly twisted world, and is told through both Emery and Ryler’s point of view. Emery lives her perfect world, but she is really just a shell of who she really is. Her Father and Mother treat her poorly as if she is fragile, but yet with aggression. She has a brother that she hasn’t seen in a long time, she worries about what has happened to him. Emery is given pills by her mother, and she stops taking them because she thinks she is losing her reality. She constantly battles the past and what is real, she finds some solace in her writing.
Ryler is one of the most interesting characters as he can’t speak, he has to sign or mouth words to people. He served some time and just wants to be done with the rough gambling lifestyle he has been living. Yet, he still can’t keep everything at bay…it seems like he always has to be involved, no matter how hard he tries.
Unbeautiful took me on a ride to alternate reality, where I am unsure what is really going on with Emery. She has so many things buried deep in the poetry she writes, you as a reader have to pay attention. The only reason I gave this a four not five stars was simply that I felt it took a while to get to the important details of the story. Before I knew it I was at the end of the book not sure where to go from there, as I didn’t feel like there was much resolution. Don’t worry though, it’s still worth reading! I dove into detective mode trying to figure out what really happened to Emery. Is her Dad evil, and is her Mother making up stories? Why did Ryler lose the ability to speak? Are they all connected in the bigger picture? These are all questions you will be asking yourself, but as the story fleshes itself out it slowly unravels. Also, Untamed is releasing soon so the reader doesn’t have to wait too long for resolution. I just love Jessica’s writing, I feel like she really pushed herself with this book! I haven’t read anything by her quite this dark and twisted. I think as she normally writes more HEA, this was a good risk for her. Unbeautiful isn’t the typical romance where the reader swoons for hours over the love senses. This is a slow built up, and then a combustion with a smoldering effect. Both Ryler and Emery have the world against them, will they find a way to be together?
Emery appears to have the perfect life. Beautiful like no other, head cheerleader and girlfriend of the captain of the football team (who also happens to be the son of the town's richest lawyer and close acquaintance of her father), one would think she wouldn't have a care in the world. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Emery yearns to run away from the cuffs that bind her. But nearly no one ever leaves Ralingford. Determined to finally gain control over her life, Emery ceases her opportunity shortly after high school graduation, when during one of her father's business trips, she moves out of town purportedly under the guise of wanting to attend a university (rather than the town's community college).
There she meets Ryler. Sporting tattoos, a lip piercing and other immeasurable scars, Ryler is exactly the type of imperfect man that Emery's family would expect her to steer clear from. Emery, however, views an unconventional beauty in Ryler that draws her to him. Not even his arguably biggest flaw, that he can no longer speak, can keep her away. Finally free, she gets to experience her first few moments of true pleasure and beauty with Ryler.
Ryler, however, is leading a double life and soon the dark forces that previously controlled her world and Ryler's double life intersect, to call everything back into question. Will Emery and Ryler ever be able to truly break free of their pasts in time to find a HEA? Moreover, just what exactly is the extent of the dark past that Emery is running from?
Lovers of twisty, mysterious, suspense intensive romances will not want to miss Unbeautiful. Angsty, fast-paced and creative beyond compare, I can't wait to read Untamed to see how all the pieces of this complex puzzle fit together.
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I can't think of a bad thing to say about this book. I would definitely recommend it.