Jessica Sorensen
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Amazon Digital
Release Date
December 2014
Book 1 of Unbeautiful
Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Young Adult Romance


You want to know my secrets? What lies beneath the pretty? The scars I can't let anyone see? The scars tied to my secrets?
On the outside I appear normal. Some might even say perfect.
They say that I'm a pretty girl. They say I should be happy. They say that I have nothing to be angry about. That I'm popular. A cheerleader. That I'm perfect.
Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
But all they see is what's on the outside.
On the inside I'm raw, open, bleeding. Scars that can't seem to heal the wounds.
Carrying dark secrets about who I really am.
How afraid I am to tell the truth.
And it's slowly killing me.


Tattoos. Piercing. Scars. The guy who can't speak.
Gothic freak. Mute. Punk. I've heard it all.
They say that I'm probably dangerous. They say people should stay away from me.
They say. They say. They say.
But who are they anyway?
To decide what I am.
They don't know what's hidden beneath the scars. Beneath the piercings and tattoos.
The secrets I keep hidden beneath the silence.
Maybe if they knew, they wouldn't fear me so much.
Then again, maybe they'd fear me more.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Sep 04, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
98 people found the following review helpful
4 "Unquestionably Beautifully Intriguing" Stars! Just what is going on in the small town of Ralingford, Wyoming? In a style somewhat reminiscent of a younger version of The Stepford Wives, Emery is expected to be the perfect model daughter and girlfriend, and the chief qualities of which are demanded of her are strict obedience and adherence to all measures necessary to remain utterly beautiful. But just what dark secrets and imperfections lie beneath this mirage of perfection? So many questions and an infinite number of possibilities abound in this highly unique read. One thing is a given though, if you want to learn the answers, you will need to read the conclusion to the UnBeautiful Series in Untamed, which releases February 27, 2015.

Emery appears to have the perfect life. Beautiful like no other, head cheerleader and girlfriend of the captain of the football team (who also happens to be the son of the town's richest lawyer and close acquaintance of her father), one would think she wouldn't have a care in the world. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Emery yearns to run away from the cuffs that bind her. But nearly no one ever leaves Ralingford. Determined to finally gain control over her life, Emery seizes her opportunity shortly after high school graduation, when during one of her father's business trips, she moves out of town purportedly under the guise of wanting to attend a university (rather than the town's community college).

There she meets Ryler. Sporting tattoos, a lip piercing and other immeasurable scars, Ryler is exactly the type of imperfect man that Emery's family would expect her to steer clear from. Emery, however, views an unconventional beauty in Ryler that draws her to him. Not even his arguably biggest flaw, that he can no longer speak, can keep her away. Finally free, she gets to experience her first few moments of true pleasure and beauty with Ryler.

Ryler, however, is leading a double life and soon the dark forces that previously controlled her world and Ryler's double life intersect, to call everything back into question. Will Emery and Ryler ever be able to truly break free of their pasts in time to find a HEA? Moreover, just what exactly is the extent of the dark past that Emery is running from?

Lovers of twisty, mysterious, suspense intensive romances will not want to miss UNBEAUTIFUL. Angsty, fast-paced and creative beyond compare, I can't wait to read Untamed to see how all the pieces of this complex puzzle fit together.
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