Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW... Unexpected by Lilly Avalon

Ever had one of those days? Alina Lyons is having one. Everything keeps falling apart and going wrong. Just when she thinks it couldn't get worse, it does. After a case of mistaken identity and a broken heart, she finds herself questioning the things she thought she knew. She wonders who she can turn to or trust anymore.

An unlikely bond with her former best friend's ex, Ryan Wilcox, sends her life in a new direction. He offers her a place to stay while she gets her life back on track. His friendship is exactly what she's been missing—what she's been needing. Alina's never felt this alive. As time goes by, the dynamic of their relationship becomes more than either of them expected. A few innocent kisses could lead them in a new direction, but are they prepared for what's on the other side?

Only one way to find out.

*Unexpected is a standalone new adult novel*

*ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says: 

"Not every story ends the same. Some of them have a twist. Some things in life are unexpected..."

I was pleased to give this one a read when the author asked me to. I found this to be a quick kinda sorta friends to lovers story. I have to add the kinda sorta because while I genuinely appreciated the fact that both Ryan and Alina realized that they should be friends before attempting any relationship, the progression of their friendship was laced with a physical attraction, flirtation, and much sexual tension. 
My favorite part of this story was without a doubt Ryan. I'm pretty sure ever girl would love to have a friend like him. His character was refreshingly positive and mature, it balanced out everything else that I wasn't quite sure about. He definitely has some book boyfriend material qualities going on. 
Sometimes on the weekends I love to find one of those made for tv sugar coated love stories on and I indulge in the cheesiness of it all. I say that because that's the same pleasure I got in reading UNEXPECTED.  
Now I mentioned that this was a quick read and I meant it. Everything seems to happen really fast (probably because the story is a shorter read) and I felt like I was left wanting a bit more at the end. BUT I will say that there wasn't any unnecessary drama, and it was a HAE with no cliffhanger. 
So if it sounds like what you're in the mood for make sure you add it to your TBR and click it out later!

I am giving UNEXPECTED 3 Stars!

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