Publisher: Swoon Romance on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: Novel Length
Source: Blog Tour
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In the town of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers... but there is only one vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final element, love.
Ashton Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?
Will has never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is far from reality...but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?
Why I Acquired Unrequited
by Georgia McBride, founder of Swoon Romance
Why Did I Acquire it?
I loved Unrequited from its first line. “In the town of Belle Ridge, there were doctors, lawyers, and teachers. But there was only one vampire, and he happened to be the high school history teacher.” There was nothing more I really needed to read, though of course, I continued reading through until the next few days! The idea that you can be surrounded by life and people and still be so completely alone appealed to me from the outset. Here is his person who has accepted being the only one of his kind ever. As such, he will never be able to love. He will always be alone. Until something totally unexpected happens. And now, all his hopes and dreams rest within the desires of a girl who wants nothing to do with him or his lifestyle. It is such a deeply emotive story that manages to capture the heart of the lonely vampire like few other vampire tales I’ve read.
What I hope the reader will get from it?
I am hoping readers will identify with the overreaching question of “are we alone?” “Are we meant to be alone?” “Can we survive alone, without love in our lives?” It is not a preachy or message-y novel. But, it addresses many issues and questions we as humans grapple with daily. Despite focusing on a vampire, Unrequited is wonderfully human.
What’s my favorite thing about the story?
I have to admit, my favorite part is the opening and meeting Ashton and Will for the first time. Will is so hopeful and alive (despite being undead) and Ashton is a spitfire, completely wild and seemingly untamable. It is such a wonderful contrast from what the reader would expect.
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