Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC
Publication Date: October 17, 2012
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...
Hunter and Vere were so perfect together-- you just have to love the classic "celebrity falls in love with normal girl" storyline, which was done remarkably well in this one. Hunter was such a jerk at first, but as the book goes on, we get to see more and more of who he is and he starts to really come out of his shell. He really is a funny and sweet guy. By the end he really is a fabulous! I loved seeing the character development from him. And Vere?
Well, she was so clueless that it was ridiculous, but I really think that it was a huge part of her charm. She just wouldn't be herself without the innocence and the blushing and the anxiety. It is such a huge part of her, but it was wonderful to see those traits through Hunter's eyes. The alternating points of view really added good development on both of their parts and made it so fun to read! They had such great chemistry-- I was totally rooting for him from the very beginning. And not just in the physical part (because that didn't happen (even kissing) til very late in that book) but in the conversational part. I was never bored with their dialogue, actually just the opposite. Most of the time it was laugh out loud funny! Seriously, best cute relationship growth ever.
All in all, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy is one of the best romantic books I've read in a long time. I really recommend it as a sweet, fun romance.