Name: Undeclared (Woodlands #1)
Author: Jen Frederick
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28th 2013
Rating: 3½ out of 5 stars
I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This story tells the tale of Grace, who became the pen pal of a marine as an assignment while at high school. They carried on corresponding for four years before Noah, the marine, sent her a “Dear John” style letter telling her he didn’t want to meet her. Grace took the letter badly, after years of pining after him, and shuts him out. Noah on the other hand wanted to get his head sorted out, after spending the last four years in Afghanistan, before meeting her. I don’t want to give too much away but they do meet again.
I found the first half of the book a little slow going and it took me a while to get into it, while the second half seemed to flow easier and I found myself unable to put my kindle down as I wondered how Noah was going to get Grace to forgive him.
The characters are all likeable, especially the guys who live at Woodlands. I’m interested in reading their stories, especially Bo to see who ends up winning his heart.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. It’s the first New Adult book I’ve read that involved (ex)military personnel and like I’ve said before, the reason I like the genre so much is because they mix it up a little and deal with bigger issues.
Next review(s): Wait For You
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Will review soon.