Series: The Unexpected Series, book 1
Published on July 13, 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romance
At twenty-seven Erin Decker has the perfect life; a thriving career, a dream home she shares with her best friend Noelle, and a secure relationship with Robert, her handsome and faithful boyfriend. Or so she thinks.
When her visions of a marriage proposal are met with the ultimate betrayal, Erin finds herself in the arms of sexy and strong-willed distraction, Walker Prescott.
Her summer becomes life changing as she realizes Walker has left her with a tiny piece of himself and no way to find him…until he suddenly shows up and turns her world upside down.
Can she let go of her past to make way for a future she never saw coming?
Can Walker be exactly what Erin needs?
Will he give her the perfect life she so desperately craves in the most unexpected way?
Unexpected is an unexpected, fun, witty read. My favorite kind of story is the happy, romantic story with some angst added in to make my stomach flutter and breath quicken. Unexpected has these ingredients yet has a few twists that separate it from others in this genre.
Unexpected has a lot of unexpected plots. The title in itself can mean more than a few things and poor Erin’s life take a turn for the uncertain… in many ways. If you like some predictable twists and are a fan of the oops baby, this is a good book for you. I love a good Ut-Oh baby moment…my online friends and I discuss different stories with the accidental baby in it all the time trying to argue or determine whether the author writes it well enough for us to love it, like it, or hate it. By the title of this story, I hope I don’t spoil anything for readers, but I really liked this unexpected yet predicted twist. While the author adds some predictable plot twists, she does differentiate from the common leading romantic male.
Amy Marie creates a plot that’s a bit different from others in her leading man. Walker has a few surprises up his sleeves and overall, I really liked his strong personality and alpha tendencies. He just graduated from college, about to begin his career, and has a maturity and sense of right that many early 20’s guys don’t have…which makes him a strong lead male character.
Erin is a realistic heroine with real problems and concerns. She’s likable and I connected with her easily. It’s hard not to make the choices she made with a guy like Walker offering up the goods!
Amy creates a story that sets up for future spin offs and I’m looking forward to reading more about Noelle, Erin’s best friend and if she gets with a certain friend’s brother in the next book. The epilogue wraps this story up nicely, and while I thought parts of this story were rushed, I enjoyed this read and look forward to more from these characters.
EXCERPT of Unexpected:
My body isn’t used to this much alcohol. The few glasses of wine I normally drink don’t have me in the middle of a dance “orgy” without remembering how I got there. Sweat is dripping down my neck and tickling the space between my breasts. After the third round of drinks, bought by three different men just wanting to get in my pants, I feel relaxed yet out of control. Noelle is nowhere to be found and in my drunken state I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. The music has taken over my body and I can feel myself letting go of all the stress and anxiety that Robert has caused me. I don’t care who is watching because at this moment I feel like the sexiest person in here.
With my eyes closed I rub my hands along my hips all the way to my hair, pulling it off my neck into a makeshift ponytail. The beat of the music moves through me like an electric wave. When a cool puff of air passes over the back of my neck it feels like water in the Sahara. Larger hands than I’ve ever felt before unexpectedly come around my waist and pull me back into a rock hard chest. My breathing becomes more ragged as the mystery man whispers in my ear.
“Are you hot, baby?” He asks, his hot breath sending shivers down my spine.
My senses are on high alert and despite the fact that I haven’t a clue what he looks like, those four words turn me on instantly. If his voice can do that to me I’d love to see what his enormous hands are capable of. Our bodies connect and sway to the music as his mouth continues to hover just above my shoulder causing tingles to radiate through my body. I can feel his lips grazing the crease of my neck and when he nips my skin my knees go weak. My head falls back involuntarily giving him more access to continue his sensual assault. He smells delicious, and the soft suctioning kisses he places up my neck cause me to moan in anticipation. I have to see the man who is releasing all my inhibitions.
Reluctantly I turn my heated body around feeling the loss of his soft lips, but what I’m rewarded with is a vision of godliness. Standing at what appears to be well over six feet tall is the most panty-dropping specimen that I have ever laid my eyes upon. I should have turned around sooner! His plain black t-shirt hugs every single slender muscle in his sexy ass arms. The faded blue jeans he wears are snug, even more so where his zipper lies, showing me how much he is turned on. His dark brown hair is a styled mess; short on the sides but longer up top. I can’t help but wonder what it would feel like to grab hold of it and tug. Hard. A grin flashes across his face, as if he’s read my mind, and I see a hint of just one dimple on the right side of his mouth. His green eyes appear hungry as they shamelessly take me in from my toes to my own starving eyes. I swallow hard and try to catch my breath.
“I thought you looked good from behind but damn if you don’t look heavenly from this angle,” he says loudly, over the music.
He grabs both of my hands, circling them around his neck. With our height difference my forehead falls into his chest perfectly, as if we are two pieces of a puzzle. I try to control my breathing; the alcohol is coursing through my veins now. Freeing my hands from their hold, they find their way down and softly graze over his pecs and then the ripple of his abs. They falter as they come in contact with not a six pack but, a …1,2,3,… eight pack! I see his chest rising and falling rapidly. I think he must be as turned on by me as I am by him. Impossible.