Review: Unrequited by Emily Shaffer

Posted October 13th, 2014 in book review / 26 comments

Review: Unrequited by Emily ShafferUnrequited by Emily Shaffer
Publisher: Swoon Romance on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: one-half-stars

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?

At A Glance

Painful to read.

The Good

The half star was because I was interested in the book in the beginning. So, yeah, it started off interesting.

The Bad

I really, really wish I DNF’ed Unrequited. It was kind of painful to read.  There was no depth to the characters or plot (if you could call it a plot). The story was boring and depressing. The actions of the characters made no sense or were just plain stupid. The ending was bad. The writing left a lot to be desired. The whole thing felt juvenile, every freaking aspect. I was bored, annoyed, and angry for most of this book. It just didn’t make sense. Why does this book exist? I still don’t know.

This is the kind of book that I could go on and on about, but I have nothing nice to say, so no reason to beat a dead horse. I think you guys got the point.

The Snuggly

Worst romance ever. Way to drag two men along, Ashton. Yeah, you are a real class act for making Will wait for you for 4 years and you still reject him. Let the poor guy have some peace, please!

Final Thoughts

Just don’t read this. There is absolutely no point. That was a few hours I will never get back, and I am pissed. DO NOT RECOMMEND!


“Without a single word, he knew Ashton hadn’t come back to Belle Ridge for him. Her eyes, her beautiful green eyes, didn’t hold the same look for him they once had. He couldn’t move. He could scarcely breathe. In less than an instant he felt like everything he had planned and wanted had evaporated into the air. All that remained was his bruised and broken heart and the memory of a stolen moment in time.”


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26 Responses to “Review: Unrequited by Emily Shaffer”

  1. Giselle

    Ha oh wow this does sound painful. I hate it when characters have no substance. I’m a huge character reader and I need to really click with them and understand their motives/decisions. I would not have any patience for this one, me thinks. And the romance sounds frustrating O_O Hopefully your next read will treat you better!

  2. Christy

    lol – I shouldn’t laugh, but I know how frustrating it is after reading a book like this. I shall heed your warning. 😉

  3. Matt

    I’m getting the feeling you want a second book? Just kidding 😛 I had to dnf a book for the first time recently but it was more me trying to read something out of my comfort zone. Sorry this one didn’t work out for you.

  4. Jillyn

    Ouch! Sorry this one didn’t work for you. I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t get on the tour!

  5. Jaclyn Canada

    Damn girl, I think I’ll pass on this one 😉 Definitely a DNF situation for next time. It sucks that you continued on with it when it didn’t do anything for you.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know, I am so weird about DNF. I barley do them but sometimes I wish I did more often.

  6. Olivia

    Ooh such a shame about this one! And it has such a beautiful cover! I was hoping to read it but after hearing about the terrible romance and how bad the writing is… I might have to give this one a pass. Thanks for the warning; I’mma remove this from my TBR. I have seen one too many negative reviews now.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I swear, this has the most beautiful cover I have seen in a while. What a waste.

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