Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Unexpectedly Yours by Coleen Kwan

Unexpectedly Yours 
By: Coleen Kwan
Release Date: March 14, 2016

He wasn’t what she was expecting...
Derek Carmichael has harbored a secret crush on his best friend’s older sister for years, but she’s always been out of his reach. Now that Hannah is back in their hometown and newly single, suddenly the five-year age gap doesn’t seem so huge. But convincing her to see him as more than just the kid she used to know is another story.
Hannah Willmett can’t believe how grown-up Derek Carmichael has become. The troubled kid from her youth has turned into a sexy, successful TV celebrity, but Hannah’s wary of his player past and the rampant rumors connecting him to beautiful socialites. Still, she can’t help but give in when their attraction reaches a boiling point.
Trying to keep their fling a secret from her overprotective brother is one thing, but when Hannah finds herself unexpectedly expecting, her life is thrown upside down. She and Derek may be becoming parents together, but that’s no basis for a happily-ever-after.

Aw this book was so sweet and adorable.  I loved the way the writing flowed easily and it was a quick and enjoyable read.  It’s tough when things happen unexpectedly but sometimes really they are just meant to be.  Coleen Kwan kept me interested from the very beginning and has definitely left me wanting more from other characters as well.

We meet Derek who is back in town to take care of his grandfather, one thing leads to another and he runs into his best friend’s sister.  He just so happened to have a major crush on her when they were kids, it’s always adorable to see crushes from young people grow up and turn into something more meaningful.  I mean really how many times have you thought or dreamed about a best friend, or a sibling’s friend, and hoping that it would work out one day.  It’s the curse of being around the same people all your lives, but this book was adorable to no end. 

I enjoyed the fact that this book was not overly explicit but it seemed all very innocent and sweet and realistic really.  I loved the whole best friend aspect of the book, the other characters in the book were also intriguing especially the idea of Caleb (Hannah’s Brother) and Amber (Hannah’s best friend), and how fun would that be! Let’s not forget grouchy grandpa and his aide. Oh romance all around for everyone, I’m down with that.  

Overall I thought this book was great, can’t wait to check out more from this author.  The cover is definitely what got me interested, then reading what the book was about but what kept me interested were the words on the page, the story, the setting, and the characters.  Sometimes you have to remember in life that it’s okay to lean on other people for help, you can’t always do everything yourself and I really think that is a lesson that Hannah learned.  Total adorable story. 

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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