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You may think Unrequited is your typical "Romance" novel, but it's not.

January Estlin doesn’t live in New York City. Her life doesn’t involve vampires or a roll-your-eyes, unrealistic sex life, and she doesn’t date overdramatic, complicated billionaires.

January dates who you date and when you read Unrequited you’ll say,

"Omg, I’ve been through that,
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Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published August 11th 2014 by Waverly Blonde Books and Easiest/Hardest Publishing (first published August 1st 2014)
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Holly Newhouse
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely in a class all of its own. I could relate to the story having lived through the age of the main female character myself. The journey she takes is easy to relate to either in our own lives or having heard about it in a friend's life. This book describes the real world where men are no longer the gentlemen they were in the 50's and women are no longer the quiet, shy, stay at home housewives of the same era.

Walk side by side with the main character, January as sh
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Valerity (Val)
3.5 of 5.0 stars This took a bit to get into but once I got used to the writing, I found myself hooked on the story of this writer/personal assistant to a wealthy couple, named January who can’t shake her obsession with a man (Jack/SFF) who only gives her the time of day when he wants to hook up. This goes on for several years, despite job changes, moves to and from LA, other relationships on both sides, and it darn near wrecking January’s sanity. Does she get this guy out of her system once and ...more
Toni
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. love can either destroy you or save you. This is not a typical love story. it's honest and gritty, and at times very frustrating. It's a train wreck I couldn't look away from and what kept me reading. At times I wanted to shake January and tell her to snap out of it. Thankfully, we watch January evolve through out the book. And even though she's emotionally stunted and does things that have you shaking your head, you can't help but route for her. It was a good read, a little slow at t ...more
Connie Lafortune
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What would you do for love?

If you are January Estlin, you wouldn't give it a second thought. Since she has her sights set on Jack and nothing or nobody will stand in her way...

I must admit, the name of the book made me very curious. And I'm glad it did. Unrequited-One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka is a tongue-in-cheek roller coaster ride. It will make you laugh, cry and bring out emotions that many of us haven't felt in years.

Ms. Heron did a fantast
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Melissa Kaiserling
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is written very well. It reminded me as a cross between Chelsea Handler's "are you there vodka it's me Chelsea" and "50 shades of Grey" . She tells little stories of herself that I can relate to... Boys and vodka
Mhairi Mhairi
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
January is an easygoing, erratic woman with a tipsy lifestyle. The book follows her through her emotional train wrecks with different boyfriends, though the plot focuses mainly on her ‘relationship’ with a guy named Jack, who is, by definition, a complete jerk. Their on and off relationship consists of quick hookups and one night stands.
January ends up learning from her unhealthy fixation over Jack. In a way, he inspired in her to find strength in herself – though she still had a tendency to ha
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K.B. Rose
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book has an inventive, stylish writing style and stands in a class by itself. It's definitely not like your average women's lit. It's lyrical, darkly funny, and unabashedly crude, all at once. It's easy to relate to for any girl in her twenties (and beyond) who's experienced the current bar/dating scene. You'll cringe at times watching January obsess over the clearly unworthy Jack, but it might strike a chord in your memory of a time when you loved someone who wasn't deserving of it. Januar ...more
Tamara Epps
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted on my book blog, Captivated by Books

January Estlin is like any other woman in her twenties – lost, in love, and trying to find herself. Of course, it would help if she wasn’t so in love with the unattainable Jack (or SSF ‘Short Fat Fuck’ as she and her friends call him), that she moves back to her hometown ‘for my writing’ (at least, that’s what she tells herself). Between sleeping with Jack when he gets away from his girlfriend, a succession of men January dates,
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Danielle Evans
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am probably one of the few women who can't fully relate to January, the main character in this book. For starters, I have no idea what it's like to be a single adult. I have been with the same man (who I am now married to) since I was seventeen years old. So, while I've certainly gone to bars, I've never been there for the purpose of finding anyone, and I've never made a habit of frequenting them either. And January is in love with Jack, a guy who sees her as a friend with benefits. She is hop ...more
Danny Baggott
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was quite annoyed at Christy Heron last week. I planned, after a hard week of work, to snuggle in bed on a Friday evening, read her novel, Unrequited, for an hour and get a well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, I simply couldn’t put the bugger down, so she owes me a good few hours’ sleep and an apology to my Saturday morning club for me being so sluggish that day. The positive I suppose is that the somewhat rarity of finding a refreshing and breath-taking narrative was shattered for me that night ...more
Anthony
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My wife read this and wrote this review for Amazon - I thought it was funny, so I am posting it here as well.

You have got to love any story that begins with the line, “I blame Frank Sinatra.” Yet then caustically corrects that a bit later with the follow up, “It’s not Sinatra’s fault. I blame Ray Liotta.”
This may give you a peephole view into the mind of Christy Heron, author of “Unrequited: One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka.” This tale tracks the haphazard path of Janua
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Marni
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of addiction. Not to drugs or alcohol, though Ms. Heron is not shy in her characters ability to drink. A lot. But about addiction to love, to the desire to be loved. January convinces herself what she feels for Jack is the real thing, the big wow. She pursues, she pleads, she text stalks, drunk dials and makes all the poor decisions regarding the guy who doesn't deserve her. Jack doesn't deserve any woman really, he is the guy without a heart or conscience. But January still wants him. T ...more
Eric S. Jackson
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That is an excellent story.I really enjoyed this book so much because it was a realistic story. I already read many romantic story but this is the best one. Most romantic stories that I read all have similar plots and they are unrealistic; making them pretty hard to relate to.The story focuses around January and she has fallen helplessly in love with Jack. Her and Jack have hooked up previously. January decides to move to LA to capture Jack's heart. She finds out after that Jack already has a gi ...more
Kathy
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unrequited - One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka
by Christy Heron

First of all, I have to say that the cover and the title threw me off and to be honest I was hesitant to read it. The phase "you can't judge a book by its cover" totally applies here. How wrong I was and I should have stopped what I was doing, sat down and started reading it as soon as I opened it in my mail!!!!

Did you ever read a book that you wanted to shake the character at the same time cheerin
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Mark
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting to me and drew me in! I think that as women, we can all relate to January. She's madly in love with Jack, but can't seem to get him to commit to the relationship and he seems to view it as a hookup. Jack has a girlfriend, but January desperately wants that position! She's moved to be in the same city with him and wants his love. While she's moved, she's starting dating a bunch of other guys who seem to be an unique bunch of people. I loved her dating story and felt as t ...more
Kyrstin Pull
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me introduce January Estlin. You will definitely be given a bird’s eye view of her world in this novel. No holding back, no filter. January is a 20 something, extrovert with emotions considered outrageous, however deep down inside we all know we feel, or have felt them at one point in our lives as well. A wave of sexual encounters, combined with a waterfall of Ketel One. This youthful social-light lets us view her life the way it really is, not just how she wants people to see it, an honesty ...more
Bonnie Blue
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sorry could not get past 2% just too much confusion going on. l'd suggest an editor. I could see some positive elements to writing style but too many errors and too many convoluted sentances for me to be able to follow or care abt characters. I was over both of them by 2%.
Amelie Woodford
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this. January is a bit of a car crash... You want to look away but can't! One of those books you just can't put down :-)
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Christy Heron has been writing professionally for the last thirteen years. She has written four novels, short stories, poetry and has just released her new "Anti" Romance Novel Unrequited – One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka this summer with great success. Her style is unique and her ability to relate to readers is innate. Ms. Heron paints vivid pictures through words; raw storytelling and v ...more
“February 2009
January 4. January 4. January 4. I rubbed the paper on my red calendar. I cried into the little box, into the last day we had sex.
I was a tornado. I puked hurricanes.
I was Jodi Arias. There were no more tears for him.
Swirling eddies of vodka, pills, fattening food, and tears. Vortexes corralled other vortexes. They joined forces with the eyes of other storms far out into the Gulf, and Atlantic, and castrated my heart first, then everything below the neck. Fuck the heart; my brain was mauled into mush. He didn’t have a heart—and possibly, neither did I. The heart had nothing to do with a whirlpool of circles and left and rights I navigated.”
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“Thank god for Vegas. Seriously.
A lobotomy wasn’t as effective as a weekend three hours of Red Bull away (from LA, not Pismo) where I wore the thinnest pinned stilettos, gambled like a sweaty degenerate mobster in black loafers, drank like Amy Winehouse and Charles Bukowski’s baby, and snorted throat-dripping lines of coke in a Hard Rock Hotel bathroom with four new best friends. I’d giddily rub off any one of those from the to-do list I wrote in eyeliner on my hotel bathroom mirror.”
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