My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Unexpected love is a romance around Ashley Richards and Evan Charleston. The main setting is East coast America. Ashley is an only child and Evan is a movie star. They have been friends forever and never take their relationship one step further. Family and friends can see they are perfect together but the couple are blind to this.
Ashley works with Evan’s sister Megan, they run their own catering business. Evan’s large family all show their Southern hospitality and welcome Ashley into their family group.
When a top New York lawyer called Dylan shows a romantic interest in Ashley she is flattered and they become a couple but it causes a lot of tension between her and Evan and a love triangle stresses everyone to breaking point.
Evan’s next film is in South Africa and soon tabloid news reports of Evan and his leading lady make Ashley fly down to find the truth, but Emma’s not prepared to give Evan up without a fight.
This is a good romantic storyline and the book opens with some good action. It is fast paced and at times I wanted more time spent on the romantic scenes with deeper emotional expression so that I could connect to the characters. We do have moments where Ashley is indecisive and questioning of her actions, they were full of sighing and crying, then jumped to laughter without capturing me as a reader and making me feel a part of the book. The authors writing showed great potential and a move towards showing the reader the storyline through the use of descriptive words rather than telling us would improve and flesh out the book immensely.
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