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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  594 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Children's librarian by day. Romance novelist by night.
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story...

Blair Walton isn't your average curvaceous tattooed children's librarian. She's also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her BFF Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she's afraid they would shock her Southern c
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 10th 2014 by ​Chelsea M. Cameron
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2.5 Stars

Dnf at 60%

Maybe its a case of

but this one just couldn't hold my interest. The fact that it was at times too cheesy and had too often fade-into-black-sex didn't help either.

• Lisa •
No rating as I didn't complete the book. Sadly not a book for me this time around, hopefully others will enjoy this one.

*Guest reviewer for Dirty girl romance book blog, ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*


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Well that pretty much sucked. I've never been so irritated, frustrated and annoyed by a book, all at the same time. It started out fantastic but ultimately the romance screwed it up big time for me. Which is ironic since it's a romance book.

I don't even want to bother explaining what it's about. It's not very original. I thought it was though. The main character, whose name I already forgot and I just finished it a few minutes ago and her best frie
Blair Walton is a tattooed, retro dressing librarian who runs the children's book area. She loves her job but in her spare time she is a romance author with her best friend Raine. They keep their identity quiet but their fans know them as Scarlet Rose. Blair becomes attracted to single dad Declan Bennet after meeting his adorable son Drake. Declan is British, hot, and she can readily admit she is crushing hard on.

When Raine suggests Blair use Declan as a muse in order to get past the writers bl

I requested this title for review via Netgalley when I saw it pop up, as I had met the author this past summer at a book/writing conference and I had one of her promotional cards about this novel. Though it sounded like a simple romance, I liked the concept and was intrigued: a tattooed, spunky children's librarian who co-writes erotica on the side meets a charming British man and tries to find inspiration for her writing through him and their romantic interactions.

Sadly, this book disappointed
Thanks to Netgalley and All Night Reads for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book.

This is going to sound harsh, but I don't know how to say it other than to just come out and say it: this book is one that should have remained "unwritten". And it pains me to say that because I'm a fan of Chelsea M. Cameron's writing and I've enjoyed other books of hers, but this one just did not pass muster.

The strange thing is that I actually liked the characters. They were cute and quirky. So why
Katrina Jay
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
It was just okay for me.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review originally appeared on my blog,


Romance isn’t typically my genre of choice, but sometimes a book grabs my attention, usually because of the author or summary. The idea behind UNWRITTEN is what pulled me in: Blair is a children’s librarian by day, and an author by night. She and her best friend, Raine, write steamy novels together.

UNWRITTEN starts off with this sentence: “What’s another word for [ladyparts]?” (My edit). You can’t go wrong with a book that starts like tha
***I received a copy of this book from the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!***

I must say that from the blurb I was expecting something a little bit different from what I read. I knew that the heroine was a writer, but this book seemed less like a romance story, and more of a non-romantic love story between Raine and Blair, as well as a book on what writers do every day. I wished for more interaction between Declan and Blair, because those were the parts that I enjoyed the m
Kate ✨ is a dreamer
2 stars
*May include spoilers

I received UnWritten for Christmas from my mom, and I remember being surprised because I had never heard of it before. It seems basic enough, after reading the blurb, but I was excited because of the author aspect - I don't know why, but I love reading books about authors! Maybe it's the irony of the whole thing.

"We clean up nice, don’t we?” she said as we applied our makeup in the long bathroom mirror.
“Yeah, we’re the hottest romance novelists I know,” I s
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Blair and her bestie Raine are the writing duo behind the pen name Scarlet Rose, authors of smut. But when they hit a writing block and Blair tells Raine about the hot British guy that showed up at the library, she gets an idea that a little affair might just be what is needed to get them out of this slump. But when Blair gets to know Declan a little better, she knows that she can’t use him that way. Just a few dates in and she has started to fall for him and his little boy.

Declan is a divorced,
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a great story, I enjoyed every minute!!

I mean seriously what is not to love about a book who's heroine is described as 'curvaceous tattooed children's librarian who is also one half of a bestselling romance author team' and a hero who is a British single father with an adorable little boy? Sounds amazing right? It totally did to me!

“I've told you that I like a well-read woman. Well-read woman tend to know more about a wide range of topics. And you can never be bored with a woman who rea
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-goal
As a fan of books from Ms Cameron, this book just really didn't do it for me like all her other books have. I don't think the writing or story was bad, per se, but it didn't grab me like the rest of her books had.

I'm getting really tired of reading about characters who are in their early 20's and have massive amounts of money. Raine and Blair didn't seem like 20 something year old to me, they acted a bit maturer. Also, Declan had money and then Blair came into money. I guess that's what people
Vilma Iris
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Chelsea M. Cameron and I can immediately tell you she has her own unique style. The story is a romance, but it's one that's infused with humor. It's witty, quirky, epigrammatic and very dialogue driven. The approach was assuredly distinctive and admittedly took me a few chapters to adjust, but once I did, I felt like I understood the characters better, particularly our smart, off-the-wall tattooed librarian, Blair Walton.

Blaire is one half of the writing duo,
Tara | Slow Readers Blog
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Chelsea M. Cameron's new novel, Unwritten, was a sweet, sexy, and fun read with an interesting insight and behind-the-scenes look into the life of an author.  Blair Walton and her best friend and roommate, Raine, are secret co-writers of romance novels under the pen name Scarlet Rose.  The only people who know that they are smut-peddlers are the people in the industry that need to know.  Nobody else.  Especially not Blair's deeply conservative and buttoned-up family.

Blair and Raine are up agains
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Children’s librarian by day. Romance novelist by night.
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story…”

Favorite Quote: “‘I considered bringing flowers, but this seemed more appropriate. And it won’t die.’ I had to brace myself on the desk. He’d brought me flowers in book form. Excuse me while I die of the romanticalness of that.”

Characters: Blair, the tattooed librarian by day and romance author by night. Raine, her sidekick and co-author. Declan, the single father of Drake (poss
Laura Carson
*All Night Reads, via NetGalley, provided me with a complimentary ARC of this book for an honest review*

3 Stars

Blair Walton; tattooed children's librarian by day, secret smut co-writer by night. When the steam factor dries up, her best friend Raine has the perfect idea, why not seek real life inspiration to help spice up their pages? Blair admits she's not exactly drowning in male companionship but using someone to fill their empty pages just feels wrong. That is until she crosses paths with a
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: girl-crushes
I love the characters of Blair and Raine. What fun people they are! I think I have a girl crush on Blair. Curvy, tattooed (feels like I am describing myself there), a great attitude about it, a platonic life partner :), I adored her. I really adored the relationship between her and best friend, Raine. Getting a peek into the writing process with a book is co-authored was really cool. I am a huge fan of a pen name that is written under by two authors plus read a lot of books that have been writte ...more
Holly (epiloguebookblog)
This novel showed promise, and there were parts that I liked. But it isn't one that I’m itching to discuss with book-loving friends.

My main issue is that, even after reading the work in its entirety, I don't feel like I know Declan at all. If I'm remembering correctly, we don't meet anyone he's connected to (father, ex-wife, friends, colleagues) other than his son. So it's hard for me to get a well-rounded, unbiased sense of who he is. Not that the frequent comparison to Draco Malfoy went unappr
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Having read the first two books of Cameron's Fall and Rise series and loved them, I had to give Unwritten a go. Sadly though, it didn't grab me in the same way the Fall and Rise books did. It was technically very good - well-written, good characters, well-paced etc, but I just wasn't feeling it. Maybe it's because Blair was too different to me, maybe it was because I'm not a fan of children. That's probably it to be honest. It was hard to get all involved when one of the main characters was an ' ...more
All Booked Out
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
New Adult.

Oh I had a fab time reading this, if you haven't read any of Chelsea's books before, whenever there are girls together, the wit and charm in the writing shines through.

As Blair and her room mate Raine are writing together and living together there were plenty of opportunities for Chelsea's wit to shine through and i actually had to contain my lol as i was reading in work for some of this.

Add to the characters the cutest little boy and his gorgeous flirty Dad and I was smiling even mor
Jul 10, 2014 marked it as i-just-couldn-t  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cheesy, standalone
Well, This book was definitely disappointing. Blurb indicated something that wasn't One hoped for. Expected so much more!

Well you British man,


And Hell I'm,


Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters
Before I get to the meat and potatoes of this review, I want to take a moment to clarify a few things. My opinion on UnWritten is just that, my opinion. It doesn’t have to be yours. I’m completely okay with that. You may have absolutely LOVED the book, and if you did, fantastic! My thoughts on this particular piece of literature have no bearing on my feelings toward Chelsea or her previous work. I’m not attacking her or her writing abilities. I’m just laying it all out – my thoughts, feelings an ...more
This was a sweet romance with an amazing heroine. Like many of Chelsea M. Cameron's other books, it contains her signature voice (down-to-earth and a little quirky) and has a likable and relatable main character. The plot was a bit meander-y for my tastes (there wasn't one single consistent source of conflict, although there were several smaller ones), but the characters were vibrant and realistic. I especially loved Blair and Raine's friendship and how it didn't waver even as Blair got involved ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is no disaster in this one! You know, the thing that happens when it's going really well for the couple, causing them to break up, be sad for a few chapters, before they realise it wasn't that big a deal after all. It doesn't go like that here, thankfully.

Also! There is only Blair's point of view. \o/
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Platonic life partners for the win. Always.

A few things I loved:
- Strong female friendship
- Not-too-explicit sex scenes (I can't handle really explicit ones!)
- NA romance!
- Tattoos, libraries, books... And a cute kid!

Cute, fluffy, quick read. Really enjoyed it!
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: bookworm-box
So this was an ok book. It was a little cheesy for me. I think the plot of the story could have been developed a little bit more. I must say though, Declan planned the best dates.
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have become a fan of Chelsea M. Cameron's after reading a few of her books now, and I was really excited to read Unwritten. I really liked the blurb and cover, and I couldn't wait to read about a librarian and author heroine. This book was really good, and I really enjoyed the story. While it had the same writing style I have come to know and love from Chelsea M. Cameron, this one had a different feel to it than other stories of hers that I
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley

"If only life were like books and we could re-write the endings."

I have to start out by saying that I am a huge Chelsea M. Cameron fan! I met her in the Fall at a book signing and she was so sweet, humble and down to earth :) I met her right after I read several books in the Surrender Saga and I gushed over how much I loved them with her!!

While I liked Unwritten, it just didn't have the same magic for me that her other books have had in the past :( I am not sure what it was exactly
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today/Internationally Best Selling author from Maine who now lives and works in Boston. She's a red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader, and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, getting brunch with her partner, tweeting, and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a ...more

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