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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  6,410 ratings  ·  441 reviews
High school senior Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem; her mother is. Maggie's struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far. Seth Prescott i ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 10th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 19th 2011)
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
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Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
You know how you read a book and you follow by saying it was a "great, emotional read". But when it comes down to it, it's often superficial (oh it's so sad she has to choose one guy over the other) heartbreak that in the grand scheme of thing, are unimportant. Now this… this was the real deal; Real, raw, undeniable emotions run through the pages of this amazing book. Really, I can't praise it enough. It's an eye opener and while writing this review, with a heart doubled in size, I'm experiencin ...more
Sherry Gammon
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Wonderful writer;}}
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
The few times I'd Run into her in the hallway, my tongue had swollen to the size of a small whale, essentially blocking off oxygen supply to my brain -Seth

Unlovable was a story that I don’t even know where to start with, it is incredible, amazing, perfect, super, and completely LOVABLE.

Maggie Brown has convinced herself she truly is unlovable, and why shouldn't she believe that, her always drunk mother reminds her of it every day. Of course there is Seth..Seth Mr.Popular at Port Fare High..bu
Tough Critic Book Reviews
It's next to impossible to find the words to express what a phenomenal book this was. Its taken me several weeks to write the review because I wanted to make sure I got it just right.

First off, I can't believe this was a debut novel. It was so beautifully written. The plot was so unique and refreshingly paranormal-less ;-) Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Seth is an undercover cop that falls in love with Maggie. Beautiful, unloved, co-dependent Maggie. What I love most about Maggie is eve
Favourite Quote: With my poor heart pounding wildly, his kiss spilled through my soul, and I was lost. His lips never left mine, yet he was all over my mouth. Never before had I felt anything this wonderful. I knew I'd pay dearly for my surrender, but I'd gladly pay it. I hoped this kiss would never end.

Wow! Unlovable was fantastic. It is such a sweet and tender tale that will appeal to any romantics at heart.

Unlovable is definitely an effortless and addictive read. I had other review books th
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Wow! I think I’m going to follow the lead of my friend Haley (whose review is here: and give you a few quote’s from the book because I honestly don’t know where to start with this review….so here goes;

He peered into my eyes and it felt as if he was burrowing into the dark recesses of my soul. His fingers ran softly across my cheek, brushing away the tear. There was an undeniable tenderness about him and it made my heart flutter. – Maggie

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Aestas Book Blog
3.5 stars

“When I said I loved you, I didn’t mean for a week, or maybe a year, I meant always, in the good times and the bad, through thick and thin. I’m playing for keeps here, Mags.“

Overall, I thought the story was good, and its under contract to be made into a movie now which I think is fabulous, but I wasn’t totally blown away by the book itself.

Seth is an undercover cops posing as a student at Port Fare High School in an effort to bring down a ring of heroine drug dealers that have been
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet and lovely romantic story! I was truly touched by this book.

Seth Prescott is a Mobile Enforcement Team, or MET agent working undercover, posing as a senior at Port Fare High to investigate the growing drug problem in Port Fare. Maggie Brown is a senior in Port Fare High. She lives in a trailer home with her mother who is a passed-out, mean drunk. Maggie gets good grades and keeps to herself. She has found out that expressing any emotion to her mother just encourages a slew
Jan 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I... did... not... like... this... book.

Trust me I wanted to. I read a lot of reviews that made it seem like a real winner but I just couldn't find the reason why.

I despised the dialogue, nothing seemed genuine to me.
The nicknames/insults were... well let's just say they got old fast. I mean after I read scum for the forth time in a paragraph I was over it. Oh and girlie... really that just rubbed me the wrong way.

I also didn't buy the characters, although I've never been a real big fan of ins
My thoughts on this book...well...

Ok here is the deal. The story is good.

Like first draft good.

Like omg-this is going to be amazing good. And with the help of some beta work this book could be great! Unfortunately there are things that need fixing. Like your general typo, wrong word placement, page duplication (which caused me to have de ja vu, and start wondering how it all sounded so familiar. Like am I clairvoyant? lolz Just fixing that stuff alone I would give this book 4 stars.

There were a
Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Joy (Cheery♡Reads) by: Nic
Shelves: i-own
Wow! It has been quite some time since I've come across such an enjoyable and engrossing romance story. Unlovable is simply amazing and downright unputdownable. The characters are strong, solid and very relatable.

The pace of the story and progression of relationship between Maggie and Seth were awesome. I'm mighty glad it isn't the cliche plot of falling deeply in love at first sight. Booker, Cole and Dwayne were great characters.

The romance is really awwwhhhh cupcakes sweet. Gammon resolved th
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jamie by: Sherry Gammon
Shelves: contemporary
This is the story of a young woman who hasn't been dealt a fair hand in life. It is a story of the journey of the relationship with her alcoholic mother, as well as everything she has to deal with as a high school senior: including a new boy in school who may just be what she has been waiting for. But despite all of the hard knocks in her life, she has to come to terms with the fact that she can be loved. ...more
Lesley Bucio
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, can I just say it was an incredible story? No? Too late, already did! Sherry Gammon certainly doesn't do things half-ass when writing! The way she's woven the lives of the characters in Unlovable is nothing short of amazing. I was a weary at first because it was in such a low cost--granted I bought it via e-ink but still, though maybe I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. So glad I did, thank you Sherry Gammon!!!

We basically have your hot undercover cop cliche down packed (in a good way), tr
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great book. I couldn't put it down. There was just so much going on. A great little romance going on, but that was just part of the story. There was the story of the the drug/murder investigations and the heart wrenching story of Maggie's relationship with her alcoholic mum.

Sherry has written some great characters and the story envokes lots of emotions. It is heart breaking reading about Maggie and her mum. Having a relationship with any loved one who is an addict is hard.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly there wasn't a single thing about this book that I didn't love!

Basically this book is about a girl named Maggie and an undercover cop named Seth. Port Fare has been marked by the recent and frequent deaths caused a well-known and very well-hidden heroin ring. Seth and others have been sent into high school undercover in order to find out where the students are getting it, and unfortunately Maggie is dragged into the mess because of her mother. Maggie's mother is (in nice terms) the wor
Cindy C Bennett
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found Maggie's story very enjoyably readable. This poor girl lives in horrible circumstances, trying to maintain some normalcy, while being contantly told how unlovable she is. Then she meets Seth, who to her seems too good to be true - and he is to a degree, but not in the he's-so-perfect-he-can't-be-real kind of way. He just isn't what he professes to be. He's not a high school senior at all, but rather an undercover DEA agent. He's assigned to Maggie, and finds himself falling for her rathe ...more
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awe what a completely amazing story. I remember Donna having read this last year, and telling me how incredible it was. I finally got around to reading it last month and I completely enjoyed it.

I loved every minute of this book. The characters were easily likeable (except Maggie's mother) and I enjoyed seeing all the characters develop as the story went on. The relationship between Seth and Maggie was wonderful. It kept me on the edge and made me want so much for them to have a happy ending. Th
This book by far exceeded my biggest expectations, I absolutely LOVED! It had me hooked from page one and never let me go. Even now I am so blown away with how much I loved it. I have read several books that I thought were good, but I wouldn't sit and think about all the characters and the plot. With this book that's all I could do. These characters were so believable I couldn't stop myself from thinking about them. They were all so living, brave, and strong, with their own sense of humors. I lo ...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
I'll cut to the chase: I loved this book. It reminded me of a Nora Roberts trilogy, except sweet and clean instead of steamy and borderline erotic. It is the first in a trilogy with each book focusing one person from a tight group of awesome friends. In this case, it's a group of sweet and hot guys.

Maggie's life is heartbreaking. Her mother is an alcoholic who is just plain mean, and Maggie is slowly starving to death while trying to keep everything together and hidden. It's hard to read, especi
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, exciting with out being too stressed out. Can't wait for the next 2 in this series. ...more
My Thoughts:

Wow, wow, Wow, this book is the whole package of greatness! The cover of the book is simply amazing, and the book itself was even better. I so fell in love with this book! Unlovable went above and beyond my expectations for this book. A few months ago I added this book to my TBR pile on Goodreads and a couple days later hear from the author Sherry Gammon asking me to read her book. I will saw I said yes to her asking me mostly what the cover looked like but little did I know I would
A Canadian Girl
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, 4-stars
Unlovable by Sherry Gammon was a book that started off slowly. But, I soon found myself captivated by the story because although the plot is kind of a little too perfect, Unlovable has characters that are easy to care about and is well-written.

The main character, Maggie, has grown up in relative poverty with an alcoholic and verbally abusive mother. Despite this, Maggie remains a generous and caring person. She even continues to care for her mother in the hopes that her mother will reward her wi
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fall-winter-2012
What a great story!! From the first page to the last, this book was romance and action packed! It had a great plot and lots of amazing characters!

Seth is an undercover cop at Maggie’s high school and has had a crush on her right from the start. Maggie lives in an abusive home, where she hardly eats a meal a day, causing her to have all the appearances of a druggie. Things start to get complicated when Seth gets assigned to get close to Maggie to find out if her mother is involved with big time d
Camelia Skiba
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The other day I began reading “Unlovable” and I was impressed not only with the strong voice of the author, but with the entire plot. At first the cover grabbed my attention, then the more I read, the more I got sucked in until I finished the book.
As any YA novel, I looked for the message it sends to our teenagers and quite frankly I liked it, not only because it teaches young adults to stand up for themselves, but it shows if someone wants something bad enough, it’s within ourselves to find the
The BookWhisperer
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Unlovable is a remarkable love story. Captivated within the first pages, this was a thrilling and quick read. I have found myself to be a sucker for the undercover ops men, but this was much more than the mysterious undercover gorgeous man. It was a story about Maggie, and her alcoholic mother. It was about this young woman's courage to overcome everything that she should be and could be; to become something exceptional. More importantly it was about this young man's ability to see the superfici ...more
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The definite crowd pleaser of this book, were the unbelievable LOVABLE characters in this book.
One of the main protagonists, Maggie, is a strong, passionate, kind character whose only wish in life was for her mother to love her and show her an inch of that love. Her inner thoughts were a mixture of funny to heartbreaking, and everything was completely believable.
Seth, the undercover MET agent, was an honestly fantastic drool worthy lead man, and i loved how devoted he was to Maggie
C.N. Watkins
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh, I have just stepped off the craziest roller coaster! This book was amazing! Just down right, amazing! I loved how this book had so much raw emotion with it. For once it was like a breath of fresh air, something different. Maggie & Seth have stolen my heart. This book will keep you crying, laughing, your heart pounding loudly in your ears, it will keep you guessing, I mean EVERYTHING! I loved how this book flowed. You got to see Inside Maggie's head, Seth's, and even the bad guys, I l ...more
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