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Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.

When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.

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Published September 15th 2020
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Paula
Here we go again…. SPOILER WARNING !!!!

I don’t understand these writers anymore. If you gonna write a 2nd chance about 2 people, why for Pete’s sake do you have one of them in a relationship with another person for either the entire story or over 90% of it? I really want an answer from an author willing to answer it for me. Anyone???

So the story is that we have a Hero, Caiden (24 yrs old) and Hailey (also 24) who were childhood besties and lovers in HS. At age 19, Hailey leaves for California to
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Sentranced Jem
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
The blurb sucked me in 💚

But

It's not you, it's me...I think? 🤔

Update:
Thought about it. Decided to change it from a 3 star to a 2 star.
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God awful book! Hate is kind of a weak word for how awful this was. None of the characters are very likable: we have a hero and heroine who were each other’s firsts, and were supposed to have been deeply in love. Very weak reason for their break up. Suspension of disbelief is real here, because we are supposed to go along with the idea that she just had to leave town to write her book. The book is based 100% on the her life in that town, with her friends and family, makes sense that she needs to ...more
Anne OK
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. In a sweet and emotional second chance for love romance with sensitively portrayed characters, this beautifully written story kept me engaged from start to finish.
Mona
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute short second chance romance I liked it , I can’t say I loved it , but it did I wanted at the time , cheesy enough to make me relax and swoon , one thing I loved about this .is how the author let the heroine have her own live and you know date when she was not with the hero I like that allot because in allot of books the heroine is celibate while the hero is sawing his oats but that was not in this book and that was refreshing .
Shannon
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Anna
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: Hailey Elwood left her hometown of PineCrest five years ago to become a writer. And she did. She wrote a book about her hometown and her first love and it went on to become an international bestseller. But now she’s home after five years and she has to face all the truths, lies and secrets she left behind when she ran away to find bigger things. Including the boy she loves - Caiden.

Review: This second chance, angsty romance was nothing like I expected it to be. What happens when you le
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Mari
Sep 21, 2020 added it
it sounded so good. then my hopes were dashed. the review still unwritten
Komal Chandwani
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unwritten is a second chance romance filled with angst. It's about Hailey Elwood who left her hometown five years ago to be a writer and she became one, an international bestseller. Her book is drawn from the truths of her life back home. But now she is back and she has to face everything she left behind including Caiden, the love of her life.

Hailey is nervous about meeting her friends and the people she left behind, especially Caiden. But somehow, she feels at home when she meets her friends. T
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Tori - Novel Life
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Alex Rosa and I really enjoyed this one! It’s a very emotional read, at least for me.

I loved the small town feel of the story and I thought the characters were well written.
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, arc
I just want to wrap myself in a quilt and cry in a corner because of this book.

No words.

I need to just hide away.

I also believe this is now my fav of 2020

Full review at ABookHaven
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Fleurs et Reves
Sep 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF
Helen Chang
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's not easy to be young and make decisions that can make your world turn upside down, but that was what Hailey did so she could follow her dreams, even if her dreams took her away from the ones she loved the most.
Along the way, maybe you start to question those decisions,  but as time passes by it gets even more difficult to look back.
Sometimes life has a way to bring the past back to you, giving you a second chance to find what you lost somewhere along the way.
I loved this book, loved Hailey
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Josselyn Radillo
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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An extraordinary story that reminded me that magic can be found everywhere even when you have to leave those you love behind.

Hailey never imagined a life where she had to settle for the easy stuff, never imagined leaving her love and finding happiness along the way, but she did imagine risking everything to follow her heart.

In a wild leap of faith, Hailey pours all her passion and dreams into a book that becomes a best-seller. With so much to do, the great and good revie
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Anna K
Favourite of the year!

After so many years I was excited to read something new by Alex Rosa. I didn't know what to expect from this new book, especially after all these years; but let me tell you, I wasn't expecting this. I never, never expected to fall so helplessly and utterly in love with this book. And god damn did I fall hard for Hailey and Caiden. And not just them, also this town, all these characters and their story. Unwritten is just such a unique and passionate story. It’s the perfect c
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Brittany
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! All the feels, all over the place, everywhere. I don't think I have cried this much over a book that didn't kill off a main character.

Unwritten by Alex Rosa is a smalltown second chance romance. Now you all know I am lover, LOOOOOOOOVER of smalltown romance. Second chance, meh.... I get iffy on it because, you know, flashbacks. I am just a stickler to please with those dang flashbacks. But guess what? No flashbacks! And guess what else? I could still follow the ENTIRE story without chapter
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Katie Burgess
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alex Rosa or should I say, THE COMEBACK KID

I’ve followed Alex for as long as I can remember, drinking in every work she puts on paper, and being mesmerised at her talent, but Unwritten is a story like no other.

Unwritten went from strength to strength, and Alex knocked it out of the park.

From small-town dreamer, to big city Author, to small-town romance, this book has it all.

There’s a book boyfriend with a different personality ready for the choosing, and a women-supporting-women best friendsh
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Denise
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time in reading this author with the story line drawing my curiosity. Being a reader I like to read about stories on writers lol. Hailey is like alot of folks not wanting to stay where they live and work in the one place they are expected to work or worth working at. In her case she does not want to be the one running the family diner but wants to be a writer. She also has given her heart to Caiden. He does break it though so off she goes to follow the one dream left. With us t ...more
Danielle Melo
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alex did an amazing job with this book. The book hooks you in from the moment you see the cover. The characters all have an amazing dynamic amongst each other.

Hailey left her hometown of PineCrest, Colorado 5 years ago. She left with a dream and a broken heart. Now 5 years later and best selling author, Hailey is needed to come home to settle her Mother's estate as she's passed away. Hailey gets hit with all her long-lost feelings and love from her friends. They've welcomed her home with open a
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Fallon Brennan
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I know that the romance genre has all those cheesy connotations, but Unwritten didn’t feel like that at all. Hailey is a super relatable heroine who is very passionate and driven. Of course like many of us, she tends to over analyze everything. I really enjoyed the character dynamic between Hailey and all of her friends, including the one and only Caiden Anderson. The friendships written feel authentic, and it really makes me want to go to Colorado to see this picturesque setting that was so bea ...more
Carrie Sims Schutze
Sep 22, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! I LOVED the story line of the book along with the characters!! It just didn’t flow like I would’ve liked it to which and I had to keep re-reading parts that didn’t make sense.
Arlene Asilo
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW! It's my first time to read a book of Alex Rosa. Amazing author! This book is too beautiful from the first page to the last page. OMG! How can I move on from Hailey and Caiden? I want more!
Afia B.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good but dragged on

I think this could have been shortened, dragged on fro a bit but it was a good read and I’m hoping there’s a book for Brandon and Ceecee
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Alex Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, ...more

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