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Desiree Chevalier is determined to control her own destiny, and that includes shaking her mother’s iron grip on her life. Rosalie Chevalier is not going down without a fight. She’s a corporate raider after all and it just wouldn’t do to have a wayward daughter. When Desiree steps away from the Chevalier fortune to put herself through Mount Holyoke College, Rosalie decides ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published July 1st 2016 by Sapphire Books Publishing
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Catherine
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
When I started to read this book I did feel potential in the story however there were just too many issues that had me struggling to finish this book. The dialogue between all characters for me just did not flow well. They would be talking about one thing then all of a sudden switch to a random story mind conversation. It just lost my interest. The humour for me was forced. I just can't get into a book when the characters are laughing so hard they have tears in their eyes but I don't find it the ...more
Kitty McIntosh
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
'Unspoken' is a beautiful love story set in the most wonderful place. It made me feel at home and had a group of characters I would love to know and a setting I want to visit. Desiree is an adorable woman who wants to make her own way in the world, without the interference of her dragon of a mother. Her attraction to gorgeous butch Rowan causes her to think seriously about what she really wants. Liz McMullen has an amazing gift of writing likeable and lovable characters and making the reader rea ...more
Penelope
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
An honest review thanks to NetGalley. This book did not meet my standards. I felt throughout the whole thing that I was missing so much going on around me and with the characters. There were parts where I had to keep on going back to see if I missed any pages or if there was even a previous book. I could go into detail of what I did not like about this, but overall, it was hard to read, hard to follow, and even though I did feel the chemistry between the two main characters, there was nothing su ...more
Taja Rack
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Today, I read "Unspoken" by Liz McMullen for the third time and it was just as good a read as when I first opened its pages.

Like any book there are a few small wrinkles (for example: some descriptors were used too many times). But, the overall writing of "Unspoken" is wonderfully appealing! The pacing is spot on, nimbly sidestepping instances to be overly dramatic, maudlin and riddled with angst.

Ms. McMullen captures the college experience perfectly (at one time I thought I was back in the stack
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Amy
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
I'm hesitant to rate this book. In some ways, I liked the book so much more - I liked the characters, I liked the setting, I liked the relationships in the book. Based on that much, I may have rated the book higher. Based on other things, I would have rated the book lower. I felt like there were a couple of things I would have liked done differently. First, after that first chapter, which I actually will address again later, the story starts at the college where our two mains are attending. My p ...more
Tiff
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: college-academic
I love books sent during college, or at a college. I love all things academia! This probably because for me that time was so filled with great times and great friends. To be quite honest I was lucky to get out of there with a degree, I had so much of a good time. So when this theme in a book I will almost always jump at the chance to read it.

Desiree Chevalier is a French American that is going to school at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s liberal art school in Massachusetts. Desiree is ther
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Ameliah Faith
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good and Mushy

Desiree is a woman on a mission. She comes from money but is determined, much to her mother's disapproval, to make her own way through college and beyond. Relationships are simply out of the question she has too much to do. So why does her heart beat faster and her head turns to mush when the lovely Rowan is around? Rowan in also working her way through school. She is very busy and reserved but when she is around Desiree her pulse quickens and she thinks of things she cant have....
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Sandra Helen
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
First, I seldom read romance novels of any stripe. I wanted to read this one because of Liz's work with lesbian authors. I know she is educated, a woman dedicated to the les-fic community, and I was curious to read what she'd written.

Second, I was delighted to find this is not a book filled with sex posing as romance, but rather an actual book of romance.

The story is set in and around Northampton and Mt. Holyoke College, is filled with lesbian characters, and the protagonist is French from a fa
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A.W.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Rowan Knight works as a handyman to put herself through school at Mount Holyoke College. Although Desiree Chevalier comes from money, she tries to pave her own path and is is also putting herself through school by working several jobs. When they meet, they are both attracted to each other but Desiree gives her the cold shoulder.

I thought the book held some promise at the beginning but lost its intrigue toward the middle of the book. It did pick up again slightly at the end of Unspoken. I though
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Emelie
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Uhm, no, couldn't get into this book at all. Abandoning at 18%.

Juvenile, ungrabbing descriptions and language. The characters seems very flat, simple and boring, I didn't care about any of them at all. It all just seemed immature, their reactions, humor, responses.

Plus for representation though.
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I've had a passion for history and world religions since I was a little girl looking up at my Dad as he told me stories. I fed my addiction to politics, history, mythology, and religion while at Mount Holyoke College and during my junior year abroad at Trinity College in Dublin. I spent six weeks as a turtle (aka backpacking) around Europe, visiting all the places I had been reading about. Althoug ...more

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