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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Unexpectedly Yours" (Coleen Kwan) ★★★★ with GIVEAWAY!!

By: Coleen Kwan 
Releasing March 14, 2016
Entangled Bliss



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. 



“Yeah. I guess I’m still adjusting to all this.” She gestured around the bar. “Being single,” she explained.
“Oh.” He wiped condensation from his glass. “I doubt you’ll have any problems in that department. You’re very…attractive.”
Hell, why had he hesitated? Because every adjective that came to mind—sexy, hot, beautiful—seemed inappropriate. But now it sounded like he was damning her with faint praise.
Her cheeks turned pink. “Derek, I wasn’t fishing for a compliment.”
“I didn’t think you were. I was only stating the truth.”
“I’m not looking for a man.”
“Maybe not, but you ought to know men are still going to hit on you.” Now that he’d started blurting out the truth, he couldn’t stop.
She gave a stifled laugh. “Okay.”
A strand of hair clung to her cheek, and he had to stop himself from sliding his fingers around the curve of her face. Heat rolled in his veins, sent a rush of blood to his head. He’d had a crush on her since he was fourteen, and finally he could do something about it. This was his chance, here in this anonymous bar, with the alcohol smoothing out the edges, and Hannah flirting with him for the first time ever.
“In case you didn’t know, I’m hitting on you right now.”
She sat bolt upright like a startled cat, but the emotion flashing across her face told him she wasn’t completely shocked. She was aware of the undercurrent of attraction tugging between them, though she might have tried to ignore it.
“I-I…” she stuttered before she grabbed her glass and downed it in one long gulp. “I wasn’t expecting that!”
“Are you mad?”
“Of course not. How could I be mad at you?” Flipping her hair, she slanted him a sideways glance. “In fact, I admit I’m kinda flattered.”
The heat in that glance set his blood humming again. “Just kinda?”

"Unexpectedly Yours" by Coleen Kwan. Here we have the story of Hannah, a 29 year old divorcee and Derek, her younger brother's best friend, who also happens to be a TV reality star.  Derek, he was lovable and cute and sexy - all great qualities for a book boyfriend.  He has always harbored a crush on Hannah and loves that they have acted on it.  I found him to be very mature and responsible, wanting to do what was right, not only by his head but by his heart as well.  I liked Hannah, although to me, she came across as much younger.  Her unwillingness to let Derek in and share things and to be independent was bordering on ridiculous to me, not just her being stubborn and trying to be independent.  The story itself was pleasant - it moved nicely and I enjoyed the writing style.  It was nice for the heroine to be the older of the couple.  For some reason, it seems frowned upon for the guy to be younger in stories - I liked it when he is, especially if he's someone like Derek!  Overall, this is a fairly quick and easy read that is enjoyable, sweet and relaxing.  Great for a day at the beach or snuggling up with an cup of tea.  (received copy from NetGalley for honest review)



Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance. 

Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching TV shows like Criminal Minds and Masterchef. 



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  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours