Uncharted by Claudia Burgoa ~ Review

I purchased Uncharted for just 99c when it was first released, and finally found the time to read it. It's the third book in the Unexpected series.
Title: Uncharted
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Series: Unexpected #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: July 21st 2015
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As a rule, men don’t grow up believing in a happily ever after. We don’t believe in meeting the love of our lives or the white picket fence, and 2.5 children. Every man thinks that those stupid dreams or fantasies are just nonexistent shit until it happens to them. We should have been forewarned.

I wish I was prepared for someone to appear in my life and change all my priorities. I suddenly wanted that fence and children. The part of meeting the love of my life became very real, but I wasn’t ready for suddenly losing it all, and my life plummeting into this shithole forever.

The heartbreak of losing your soulmate is one of the worst pains you will ever live with. I should campaign and warn the young people. Vaccinate against love because if you lose it, you could lose yourself for the rest of your life. The burden on your back will forever mark you and wither away your soul, darkening your days and the rest of your natural life.

This isn’t false advertisement or a dramatic display of one bitter soul.


I fought by my mother's side until her last breath, and tried to help my father until his last memories dissipated. My sister is the last one standing, but her life is a miracle that can end at any given moment. All my life I’ve never been alone, but always felt lonely.

Today, my options on how to live my life are endless, yet my heart and my best friend limit them. Stay in Seattle, close to the one person that will never let me inside his world.

The thug, as mom would've called him. A man with a bad boy attitude and a heart bigger than the ocean.

This is the first book I have read from Claudia Y. Burgoa and also in the Unexpected series. There were a lot of good things in this book, but I felt that a few things didn’t run very smoothly and I wasn’t blown away, like I’d hoped.

  • The initial meeting between Jacob and Pria was awkward and sweet. Neither of them had any real experience with partners, and they stumbled through it. Although Jacob didn’t win her over, I found it amusing.
  • I liked seeing the one week, whirlwind romance between Pria and Jacob. They learned a lot about one another in such a short time.
  • I loved meeting Jacob’s family – his siblings and his parents were great! They are all supportive of one another, like a family should be.
  • The book occurs over a ten year span, and I liked seeing what happened to them through this time.

  • There were a few moments where there was conflict between the characters; it seemed forced into the story and I felt it didn’t need to be there.
  • A few details were confusing for me; Jacob’s fathers and their names, how they are famous, in a relationship but pretend they aren’t… that was a ‘what the?’ moment for me, because who can hide a secret like that? And what is wrong with ‘coming out’ whether you are famous or not?
  • Pria kept talking about her Mom, but when speaking to her would call her Mommy… what child over the age of 5 calls her mother Mommy, that irritated me.

I didn’t mind the writing style and I think if a few details are smoothed out, it would be a really great read. I usually skip over any editing issues, but a few obvious ones annoyed me (like chapter numbers/names). There was good character development and at times the storyline was intense. Although this book fell a bit flat for me, I will try another book of Claudia’s in the future.

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 

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