I’m the little sister of two very protective brothers.
They were my best friends, but they made my dating life difficult. I probably didn’t help it either, only picking the losers that broke my heart more times than I’d like to admit.
So I pulled the trigger two years ago and left home for a bigger and better life where I wasn’t being shadowed by all my past mistakes. I thought that I’d get out and do something with my life.
Living in the windy city is easy, right?
All I got in that city was a handful of mistakes to add to the list. That is, until I was handed off to Nico. Nico, the nephew of my sleazeball boss and absolutely the last thing I was looking for. He saved me that night, and as the infatuation grew between us, so did my realization that Chicago isn’t where I belong.
So when I move back home, without the one person that I’ve grown pretty addicted to, things are rough to say the least. And yet again, my relationship abilities are put to the test when a long distance relationship becomes too much for me to handle.
I want to blame it all on someone else, but the reality is I’M JUST NOT CUT OUT FOR THIS SHIT.
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UnWanted is the end of an era..or just this series. But it's also a beginning (corny, I know but bear with me).
As the quintessential "last man standing" in the West family, Reagan is struggling with everything. The pressure to be herself, the desire to make it, and her suffocating need to get out. But not everything works out the way we plan...
UnPlanned, UnStable, and UnWanted she heads off to Chicago (Did you notice ...thought you might!) where she is completely miserable. Oops, was that a secret!?! (Can't imagine being away from the Wests would do anything other than depress a person.) With a disturbing twist to her situation, Reagan finds what she's been missing.
She finds a new beginning. She remembers what she's missing. She decides to go home. Back to where she's wanted, back to her stable job, and back to what she previously had planned out...just one problem- him.
Everything changed with him. It's complicated, it's hard, and it's everything she never wanted. But how do you change from UnWanted to...this?
UnWanted is a sweet story with less than "savory" choices. It's a fairy tale though. Perfect and leaves a smile on your face.
Great ending to a great series! The only reason this book didn’t get 5 stars from me is that given the situation Reagan was in at her boss’s party near the beginning, she was too trusting and moved forward with the hero too fast for me. I would’ve loved more time, conversation, or some sort of task for them to build on their connection that weekend rather than the “game” they played. Aside from that, I really liked where the story went in showing their difficulties with the long distance relationship.As a couple, Nico and Reagan were so sweet together and her family support and banter was great! Reagan drove me mad at times, her poor decisions and stubborn, childish ways of thinking. I’m so glad she had Nico to talk her through some things, but that poor emotional boy didn’t always get that in return, especially after Reagan moved home.I was surprised there wasn’t some kind of slimy blackmail or threat or kidnapping from Nico’s uncle... given his sketchy history and Nico working for a pharmaceutical company. I kept waiting for it... I think I’ve been reading dark romance too much, lol, but I digress...It was amazing having so much of Lincoln and Ford in the story. Their personalities clearly came through and I loved hearing from them and knowing what’s going on in their lives.
I’ve really enjoyed the books that make up this series however this can be read as a stand-alone.
Reagan is a young woman who feels stifled in her home town where everyone knows her business, so she decides to leave and show them all she can make it on her own.
When we see her again things haven’t gone to plan she’s working in a dead end job and found herself in a very dangerous situation. It’s because of this that she meets Nico, this portion of the story just didn’t fit for me. Considering what happens prior to this I just found it unbelievable that she would have acted this way.
Reagan is afraid of commitment which ties into a pivotal strand of the story to be honest she frustrated me so much at times. Nico is a total sweetheart which after the first meeting I never would have imagined him to be.
Given Nico’s family and the circumstances in which they met I kept expecting that to come back to mess with them, i was a little disappointed it didn’t as it would have given another aspect to the story.
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TWO YEARS AGO
“You have everything?” My mom’s worried hands rub my arms like it’s winter and I’m going to catch a cold if I don’t warm up. But it’s not. It’s spring and hot as fucking balls already. My dad watches us with narrowed eyes and I almost feel guilty for doing this, for making them feel like this, but I have to.
“Mom. I’m fine. I’m moving two hours away, not to the other side of the country.”
Her worried eyes search mine and her arms wrap around me.
“I don’t understand why you’re doing this,” she whispers and my heart breaks the slightest. “But I’m letting you go. For now. Just be warned, if you stay gone too long, I’m sending both your brothers up there to bring you back to us.” She pulls back and her hands clasp on to mine. My mother; always the worrier. How she raised the three of us without suffering massive panic attacks I’ll never know. She’s the strongest woman I know, and I hope this new chapter of my life will help me turn into a woman more like her and less like the girl I’m starting to see. Someone who cares too much about what boys think about her and eats way too much chocolate while looking at cat memes on her phone. I used to get out a lot on the weekends, hell even on the weeknights. But that was back when both my brothers were single bachelors and we were each others wingmen. Now that they’re married, I have no best friends to go out with. The only girl I’ve ever called a best friend moved to Chicago months ago. So, naturally, I’m moving in with her. Taking on the big city without living under my parent’s roof. I need to get out and grow up at some point. I’ve been running the same touristy boutique I worked at since I was old enough to work, and at twenty-five years old, I feel absolutely stuck in life. When my dad handed ownership of the family business over to the three of us siblings, I never realized how suffocating it would end up feeling. Working in the same small building, day in and day out, with no change in routine for the rest of my life? Where’s the adventure? Where’s the excitement? Hell, the most excitement I get anymore is when I babysit my almost seven-year-old nephew, Carter. I need out. Lincoln, my oldest brother, refuses to let me sign over my rights to it so I’m having to hand over management to my longest running employee, praying he doesn’t fuck up the boutique. I should stay…sure. But I can’t. I need out. It’s suffocating being the youngest West in Springfield.
“You better come back next month. And I’ll shoot anyone that looks at you wrong up there. People from Chicago suck ass,” my brother Ford mumbles, wrapping his arms around me. I take a deep breath and smile, pulling back.
“I can take care of myself. You taught me, remember?” I pat his cheek and look at Lincoln. Ford and I always partied together, but Lincoln and I…we had something different. A close relationship built more on respect and responsibilities than the friendship Ford and I created. With him becoming a father at such a young age, he needed me probably just as much as I needed him. Or so I thought.
He didn’t. He doesn’t now. But the look he’s giving me breaks my heart the most. It’s like I’m disappointing him.
“You’re sure about this?” he asks, eyeing my packed car, the same car my dad bought me when I turned sixteen. I smirk and shrug.
“I am.” I blink away a few ugly tears threatening and rush him, wrapping my arms around him. “I’ll miss you,” I whisper.
“I don’t get why you’re doing this, Reag,” he mumbles, tightening his arms around me. All I can do is shake my head. My brothers are homebodies. They enjoy the small town life. They enjoy having their own families and big family get togethers at my parents. I love my family and they’ve never done me any wrong, but that’s not me. I need freedom. I need my own space. I need to prove that I can do it on my own. I’ll never get any of that living in this city. Not when the West name is better known than the Mayer’s.
I pull back and press a kiss to Carter’s forehead before he runs off to play with the dog.
“Alright.” I clap my hands and take one long look at the family I’m leaving. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m a little sad, but I know this is what I need. “Time to head out.”
I head towards the door of the car and pop it open.
“Drive safely,” my dad blurts.
“Text when you get there,” my mom says immediately after.
“Don’t get pregnant!” Ford yells as I duck into my car, laughing.
I wave to them all, blowing kisses then pull away.
It’s time to start my new life.
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