Author: Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Single dad Ben Greyson wants only to retain custody of his two stepdaughters. A dysfunctional childhood has made family the most important thing in his life. When his late wife's parents sue for custody, a desperate Ben is left with two choices – run away with his girls or marry his next-door neighbor.
Jamie Garven wants to be a mother. She's intrigued by her handsome new neighbor and falls in love with his little girls. Then Ben is faced with losing his children, and Jamie agrees to marry him for a chance at motherhood. They're determined to show the world, and the girls' grandparents, two loving parents.
Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love. But Ben interprets Jamie's efforts to save their family as betrayal—they could lose everything, including each other.
Ben will do anything to keep his family together, even marry his next-door neighbor, but what happens when love enters the picture? After the death of his wife, all Ben cares about is his two wonderful stepdaughters. But when his wife's parents sue for full custody, Ben panics. What to do? His next-door neighbor has a solution. Jamie agrees to marry him so he can keep his family together. They come up with a brilliant plan but what happens next surprises both Jamie and Ben. They fall in love. Everything is going well until Jamie does the unthinkable and Ben is left feeling betrayed. Will Ben see the truth in Jamie's eyes and realize unexpected love is the best thing for himself and his girls?
Unexpected is a single dad romance I couldn't stop reading. Love sprouting from a marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes and Jana Richards has written a beautiful romance. Unexpected is filled with tender moments, emotional tension, characters you'll want to hug the stuffing out of, and a romance to melt your heart. The plot moves at a great pace. There are some very tense scenes with had me reading late into the night. Fans of heartfelt romance will simply adore Unexpected. Keep tissues handy. I can't recommend this book enough. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Jana Richards been making up stories since childhood, but she was in her thirties before she began to put pen to paper. While romantic suspense is one of her favorites, romantic comedy holds a special place in her heart. She loves writing romance fiction because of its message of hopefullness and its steadfast belief that love makes people better human beings. When not writing or working at her day job as an office administrator, Jana can be found reading, gardening, spending time with her family or tearing up her favorite golf course. Jana lives in Manitoba, Canada with her husband, her dog Lou and several unnamed goldfish.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N