Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Unspoken by Dee Henderson 3 Stars

Be aware this review may contain minor spoilers, you have been warned! :D

Prior to getting this book to review I had read two books and a novella in the author's O'Malley series, and really enjoyed them. So I thought I'd give her newest release a try. This was a good book but it was definitely a slow paced read and there were a number of times that I found myself getting bored with the story. I liked the characters although I don't think any of them are favorites. This book has a very interesting premise. I think one of my favorite things about this book was the portrayal of a contemporary marriage of convenience (I don't think I've ever seen this particular storyline used in anything but historical novels, before this book!) There were several things that I liked about this book, I particularly found all the conversations about rare coins interesting!

The two biggest things I didn't like about this book are, Number 1. The length, this is quite a long book and I think that if it were a bit shorter, say 100 pages or so it would definitely speed up the pace. And Number 2. Is that it was billed a romantic suspense (The words romantic suspense are even printed on the back cover where it says what category the book is) Is there romance in this book? Yes! Mystery? Yes! Suspense? No (In my opinion) I was expecting there to be the same amount as in the other books of hers I'd read and I was a little disappointed that unfortunately it just wasn't there.

Overall, this was a good book which I did enjoy reading and I might read it again at some point in the future! I'm not sure if I will read the author's next release but I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the books in her O'Malley series. I recommend Unspoken, just be prepared that if you are looking for a suspenseful fast paced read this book probably isn't it.

I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.
The above is my honest opinion.
All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own


  1. I got this one for Christmas and I'm not super excited about reading it since it sounds like it'll be like Full Disclosure which I didn't really like! Don't judge the author on these books though!!!!! Her earlier books The O'Malley's and Uncommon Heroes are absolutely amazing and some of my favorite books ever! I've read them several times!

    1. Yeah I've read Danger in the Shadows, The Negotiator, and Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story and loved them! And I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the O'Malley series! I haven't read Full Disclosure so I can't say how it is in comparison but I hope you enjoy Unspoken when you read it. :D It is an okay read, just not her best!
      Thanks for your comment! :D

    2. Those are great ones! You definitely should read the rest of the O'Malley's! The Truth Seeker and The Protector are my favorites!