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My Review of Unwilling by K.D. Wood

Unwilling by K.D. Wood

Series: Book #1
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/ New Adult

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Neely McIntire’s dreams warn her about the future but will not protect her from the danger hiding in plain sight. On graduation night, she plans to tell her best friend, Hayden Nelson, that she’s in love with him. Instead, they argue. Neely’s hurt feelings leave her vulnerable, giving her secret admirer, Andrew Huckley, the opportunity to put his mother’s monstrous plan into motion. When Neely gives in to her broken heart and pushes him away, Hayden knows he must fight to recapture the spark he felt in their last kiss. But will he find her in time to reverse the damage or will she be changed forever?
**This is the first of 3 books, it’s recommended that they be read in order to fully enjoy the experience of the story*

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Wow where do I start?  Not at all what I expected!  The story was refreshingly original.  I’ll admit there were times I wanted to throw the book in a corner and poke it with a stick to make sure it was dead and couldn’t get me.

I’d finish one chapter and be like “OMG I need to know what is going to freaking happen next!”  Then I’d finish another chapter and again be like “OMG I need to know what is going to freaking happen!!!!” lol.  You get the picture.  I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Ok I’m going to do my best to write this review without spoiling any of it for you.  So basically there are three main characters.  Neely, Hayden and Andrew.  Neely and Hayden are best friends that are secretly and madly in love with one another but too afraid to express their feelings for fear that it will not be reciprocated.  In comes Andrew.  He has been after Neely for years but she has yet to fall for his charms like everyone else.

After graduation and yet another failed attempt to tell him how she feels, Neely accepts a dance from Andrew out of pity and knowing that she will probably never see him again after this night.

In comes the strange part….Neely finds herself drugged and kidnapped by Andrew and his mother.  They perform a ritual on her but before his mother can complete it they are interrupted. 

Hayden is distraught when Neely comes up missing at the party and is determined that Andrew is behind it.  But mister cool calm and collected is denying everything.  When Neely is found, she is unrecognizable and in a deep coma.  Hayden stays by her side day and night.  Desperate for her to wake up.  He pours his heart out to her and admits his deep feelings hoping that some how she will awaken.

Only when she finally does she has no memory of Hayden and is convinced that she is in love with Andrew…told you it gets crazy!

Andrew is elated that his plan worked.  But he is more evil than you can ever imagine…there are parts in the book that might confuse you at first and you just have to keep reading for all of it to make since. 

Meanwhile Neely’s health is deteriorating and Andrew convinces her that he knows a specialist in NY that can help her.  She agrees to go with him and then to New Zealand to meet his family.

Ok in comes the HOLY @#&! moment that I can’t tell you about or it would completely ruin the story (and give you nightmares lol). 

When Neely leaves she takes a part of Hayden with her.  Will he ever be able to save her?  Will she ever remember him again? The ending will surprise you…

Favorite Scene: New Zealand

Favorite Quote:

Dawn wasn’t far away when her fingers finally relaxed.  We’d spent the the whole night on the grungy carpet fighting her demons together.  I’d cried silent tears into her hair.  The questions I’d whispered into her ear was still thick on my tongue.  What happened to my girl? 

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K.D. Wood lives in north Mississippi with her family and a very spoiled White Waug. When not in her office pounding the keys she can be found under a snuggly blanket, cup of donut shop close by with her nose in a book. Follow her on Twitter at @KDWoodauthor, like her on Facebook, you’ll find her neglecting her blog at, or email her at

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