Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Monday, March 10, 2014

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 Summary from Goodreads

After a car accident--an event he considers a prank gone bad--pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.

Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a 'nice' guy.

Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover. 

She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.

When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist...
And that’s when things get out of control...


My Review

If you're looking for a light book that will make you smile, put butterflies in you stomach and gush over some so hot rock star and a super geeky "not so hot" guy at the same time, this is your book.

The title and the plot got me intrigued. I'm thinking this would be like "Love Unscripted" by Tina Weber. But this one is totally different. The only thing they share is that a super famous star fell in love with an ordinary girl. And this time, the girl turned out to be not so famous at first. 

I kind of like the irony of the story. While the story is focused on "unmaking" Hunter Kennedy into Dustin Mchugh, on the sideline, the story is "making" Vere Roth. Hunter, from being the super hot and famous rock star, Vere made him his geeky BGF Dustin whom no one pays attention. On the other hand, Hunter made Vere come out of her shell and becomes the confident and beautiful girl to get the love of her life. Unmaking Hunter made him belong to Vere but making Vere took him away from Dustin.
I love Vere's innocence which ends up being funny. Her stuttering, shyness and bloopers are so amusing that I find myself laughing along with Hunter. It's something that I agree to help Hunter escapes from the grim and dark life he has. Though Hunter's story is kind of confusing at first and really heavy, Vere's brightness took that all away. 

For the other characters, I so love Jenna. Her character is so real as the best friend. The best friend who's always there and knows what you're thinking even before you say it out loud. (I suddenly miss my besties.) As for Charlie, I always love brothers who are protective of their sisters, but this time, I didn't like charlie that much. 

Though I could sense that the disguise and falling in love with an ordinary girl could cause a dramatic scene afterwards, I couldn't help but continue reading and see how they will pass through this. Along with the other
characters that I have started to love, I believe that this two would go a long way. I am expecting a sequel for this one :D 


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