Thursday, October 23, 2014 1 Comments A + a -

Title: Unethical

Author: Jennifer Blackwood

Published Date: October 20th 2014

Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars

Synopsis: Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels's family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother's death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn't forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is. 

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.

Add to Goodreads!

Review: What to say... what to say. Hmmm...

This book is enjoyable, though I will say that it's not for everyone. Some will connect while others won't. You may not enjoy the plot or subplots, but the prose is what is going to make want to continue. And there's a reward: the last few chapters are worth it.

Payton was placed in a circumstance where she did not know how to handle the outcome. And she did, what I think, a lot of us do in a predicament like that, she ran. She ran not knowing any of the facts or the reasons why. The only thing that frustrated me was that she was given chances where the actions would be explained but she choose to ignore them because she couldn't take it. Finally, even though it took an x amount of times for it to finally hit her, she understands the reasons.

Blake, I don't know how I feel about you. You're different. One impressive piece about this particular story is the role reversal aspect it has to it. I don't know if Jennifer meant for this to happen, but for me, it was there. Blake made a huge life decision based on his love life; where I live and my culture, this is usually done my the female population (that's not that Blake is a feminine character). And Payton made choices based on where she wanted to direct her life... she didn't follow anyone, which is inspiring for the most part.

Unethical is a quick, smooth and an easily enjoyable read. It's the kind of debut novel where you know the author is going places. I'm glad I was able to enjoy this read and I can't wait to she what else Jennifer has in the works.

With more studying to be done
Psalm 16:8

Heyo! My name is Vangelina but call me Vangie. And welcome to my blog! You can stay if you want :}


Write comments
October 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM delete

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Vangie!