Book Review: Love Unfinished by Darian Wilk

I enjoy romance novels and that doesn’t mean only the Mills & Boons style. I love urban romance, sweet, mature love equally. So, when I read the synopsis of “Love Unfinished”, I warmed up to it immediately. And just look at the cover page. Isn't it just so...romantic? I knew that was a good start!

“Love Unfinished” as the name suggests is the story of a married woman, Emma and a divorced man, James. Now I know what you are thinking - extra-marital relationships and blah. But hold your horses. You might be missing out on a very interesting twist to it by assuming! At least I was about to and thank God for that!

See, the twist is Emma and James were supposed to be together. Always. And that started few births back! Yes, eternal love! Only they haven’t been able to be together. And in this birth, they have a chance. A real chance to be together and fulfill their destiny. But here's where comes another twist. They, that is Emma and James do not know that they are made for each other! Ha! And just when you thought things are getting interesting, throw in an abusive husband who actually plans to do more than just abuse when it comes to Emma. So, where does it leave our hero and heroine? In deep trouble along with some super sweet romance between!

So, let’s get down to the balance sheet now!

What Works For The Book?
The sweet sweet romance! I really have to give it to Darian for the way she described the attraction to each other. The need to be together, near to each other, the pull is just fantastically described. It was swoony all over and come to think of it, she did not describe James as a hot guy either! Now that is definitely a big plus for me who is too visual when it comes to heroes in books! LOL!

The pace of the story is good too. The story moves all the time and each event added to the tension of the ending. Which reminds me of the amount of tension the story builds up by the time you reach the end of the story. Very good job there and I, for one, chew a lot of my finger nails trying to not skip ahead!

Lastly, the characters. They are very real, with real problems. I loved them. Their simplicity. Their niceties.

What Doesn’t Work?
It’s definitely the ending. No, it wasn’t bad. It was good. But after all the build up to the ending, you feel let down by a rather cool one. I expected some good action, hero saves heroine kind of scene but none of that happened. It might also be argued that it was in tune with Emma’s character but then I am a hopeless romantic!

There was also an instance of plot abandonment, for the lack of a better term to explain. There was no explanation to what happened to that piece. Perhaps that is a loose end that needed to be tied down.

If you are in to eternal love, sweet romance, and want to get in to a good mood with a not-so-heavy read, then this is the book! It is definitely worth reading. In fact, I think this would be a very good choice for the holidays!


  1. I'm going to review Darian's book too - I can't wait to read it. :-)
    Great review!

  2. Thanks and trust me, you won't be disappointed! :)

  3. Thanks again for the wonderful review Shilpa, I appreciate everything!

  4. Looks like a good read. I love sweet romance stories were the love is pure. Thanks for sharing!

  5. @Darian - You are most welcome!

    @Geraldine - You are most welcome and I hope you enjoy this book when you have a chance to read! :)

  6. Oh, I love stories with good romantic tension and this one seems to fit the bill nicely! I hadn't heard of this title before, and now you have me curious about it. I'm wondering how my reaction to the ending would be.

  7. Cool! :) This is a super new book. So, you have nt heard of it. Do pick it up when you get a chance. Its an enjoyable read.

  8. Mrs monkevich is my LA teacher, and she recommended this to me. Such an amazing book! I'm glad I read or

  9. This is great! I have read it as well and its such a sweet story. I am glad it was recommended by your teacher. :)


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