Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
by Anne Eliot
Publishing Date:October 17th 2012
Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC
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:Okay, let me just get this straight. This book is soo sweet. Actually, now when I think of it, even the cover is sweet. You'll probably see this word a few more times in this review, but it really is sweet.
Hunter Kennedy is a famous member of a teen band GuardeRobe. He has it all, good looks, money, fame, girls, you name it. But one night, everything goes wrong and he tries to commit a suicide. After staying in the clinic, insted of going back home to his band, his mother sends him to his Aunt in Colorado. Here's where the unmaking part beggins. He's got a new name, Dustin McHugh, and totaly new and dorky style. Only his aunt and the Roth family know his true identity. He starts spending time with his dorky neighbour Vere Roth, and this is where sweet starts!
I really liked the romance in this book. It is building slowly, on little things. It doesn't come just out of the blue. Of course, there is liking at the beginning, but they stay friends until they get to really know each other. They're just adorkable!
I liked both Vere's and Hunter's character. Hunter was very open to himself about everything, even though he was lost sometimes and didn't know what was the right thing to do. Ne was nice, and sweet and I really liked him as a dork. Vere was also very nice, sweet, and constantly blushing, may I add. She did get on my nervs a little bit with her crush on Curtis, her brothers best friend who was complete douche.
Asaide from being cute, sweet and whatnot, this book did also have an ugly part. We often see a famous person gone mad, do crazy things, but we never ask ourselves why did they do that, what's their story? But, we do see it in this book. It shows us that famous people are also just people only with an adjective in front of their names. They're people with problems and sometimes people with problems do crazy stuff.
The only thing that kept me from giving this book more stars is all the OHMYGODS!! and the constant squealing. It made the charatcers come immature and a irritating. I don't think 16/17 year old teenages squeal like that ALL the time.
Overall, this was a very sweet book with a cute romance and amazing first kiss. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes a cute romance and can overlook all the squeling.