Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Review: Unexpected by Karen Tuft

Publication: September 2013
Length: 304 pages
My Rating: *****--5 Stars
Amazon Description:
Eleven years ago, Ross McConnell was devastated by the betrayal of the woman of his dreams. Time does not heal all wounds, and after more than a decade, Ross is no closer to finding love. When his well-meaning family attempts to play matchmaker, he concedes by creating a list detailing his perfect mate: A member of the Church. Beauty-queen looks. College educated. Never married. Perhaps he’ll give love another try, if such perfection exists . . .
Natalie Forrester is no stranger to heartache. After two failed marriages, the beautiful single mother of three is determined to make it on her own. Without a college degree, she starts at the bottom: working as a housekeeper may not be glamorous, but it’s her first exhilarating step toward independence. And Natalie’s most recent cleaning job is ideal—the guy is always out of town, and the pay will go a long way toward supporting her missionary son. Maybe luck is finally on her side. And then Ross and Natalie meet . . . and meet again. And following a series of awkward encounters, Ross is shocked by his growing attraction for this woman. Natalie couldn’t be further from his ideal woman, and she is firm in her determination to keep her heart closed to love. But as their tenuous friendship develops and deepens, will the unlikely pair have the courage to set aside the disappointments of the past to catch hold of a bright new future?

My Review:
I love the gorgeous cover!! There's something so homey and cozy about it. This story was like a modern-day Cinderella story. Natalie has had such a rough life and has been so amazing to do what she needs to do to provide for her family and to stand on her own two feet. Ross has the world in his hands--everything seems to fall into place for him. I loved the way they met--well, the second time they met. It had me laughing out loud!! It seemed that they both had such a hard time saying and doing the right things when they encountered one another and the situations were so awkward and embarrassing, yet endearing and tender. There were many unexpected twists and turns to this story and I thought it was a very sweet, clean, romantic adventure that hit the spot.

Content: some religious overtones, but not preachy; kissing; clean.

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