Saturday, 11 April 2015
Review: Undeclared by Jen Frederick
Series: The Woodlands (book 1)
Publication Date: 28th April 2013
For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.
Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
This book started off really well and as it went on there were bits that really tugged on the heartstrings, bits that made me laugh and bits that made me swoon. However, there were bits that made me want to bash my head on a table.
The premise of the story - writing to a marine for four years, having him break it off with you just after you declare your feelings only to have him turn up at your college bent on getting back into your life? Nice - was definitely interesting, however, the execution was less exciting and slightly more tedious than I was anticipating.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the pacing was off and I couldn't help but feel at times that the character's characters seemed a bit inconsistent. It made it difficult to connect with them, which hampered my enjoyment of the story.
It was enjoyable enough but it isn't going to be anything I really remember or re-read in the future.