Danielle's Reviews

~ REVIEW: Unwritten by M.C. Decker ~

81jNiNmfqAL._SL1500_SynopsisI thought it was too late. I thought our story had already been written.

College sophomore Brooke Anderson thought she had it all − a loving family, her sexy high school sweetheart, a supportive, quick-witted best friend and dreams of being the next hotshot reporter for the Washington Post.

Fate had something else in mind when Brooke collided with the devastatingly handsome upperclassman, Rich Davis. Rich was cocky, conceited and arrogant. He was everything that Brooke didn’t want, but Rich never gave her the option. He had already made the choice to be, at the very least, her friend. Would Brooke accept this egotistical man’s friendship? Would she choose to want more? Would it be too late if she did?

Fast forward nearly ten years. Brooke’s life hadn’t played out quite as she had envisioned it. She was suffering from the heartbreaking loss of her mother, her high school sweetheart was long gone, and her dreams of the Washington Post had turned into a career at a small town paper. Brooke decided it was time to follow her dreams. If she couldn’t be happy in love, at least she could be happy in life.

Brooke’s dreams brought her to the lobby of the Washington Post where fate intervened once again as she collided with none other than the devastatingly handsome Rich Davis. As her potential employer, Rich now seemed off-limits. Brooke wanted her successful career more than a chance at love. But, was it really her choice to make, or was it beyond her control?

Maybe our story is, in fact, Unwritten …

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daniell review 5 star aI want to start off by saying I love Rich and Brooke!! Wonderful debut from M.C. Decker!!!

This story is about Brooke Anderson and Rich Davis, two college students who happen to meet in a journalism class and are assigned as partners on an assignment. Brooke can’t stand Rich’s arrogant attitude and he thinks she is a total slacker.  But through working on this and other assignments together, Brooke and Rich discover they actually get along really well and build a strong friendship.  There is an attraction between them but Brooke has a long-distance relationship with her high school sweetheart and is determined to be true to him. 
When Brooke and the boyfriend break up, she is ready to take the leap with Rich from friends to more but he wants more than to be her rebound.  When she is finally ready to be with Rich and is truly over her ex, he has moved onto someone else.  Although they remain friends throughout their college days, their timing is never right to be more. When Rich graduates, a year ahead of Brooke, they agree to stay in touch, but life gets in the way.
Years later, Rich and Brooke are reunited through work and both are still single.  Will they get their timing right to find their HEA together or will their story remain unwritten?
I loved this book! Brooke and Rich are such enjoyable characters and I loved them both!! Brooke’s best friend is amazing as well and I loved her nicknames for Rich.  I loved how we get the story of Rich and Brooke from the beginning up until the present time.  Amazing debut by M.C. Decker!!  Just a forewarning, it does end on a cliffhanger but the 2nd book should be out in a couple months.
Abou the authorM.C. Decker is the author of the debut novel, Unwritten. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things ’80s and ’90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, “Life is better in flip flops,” and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.