Release Day Blitz - Unexpected Love By Casey Clipper
Title: Unexpected Love
Author: Casey Clipper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 25, 2014
From International Amazon Best-Selling Author Casey Clipper, the Amazon Best-Selling The Love Series delves into Ryan's story.
Ryan Millen. Notorious playboy. Forever a bachelor. Never one to settle. Loves his one-night-stands. Ryan has loved his single status without any desire to settle down into a permanent relationship. Why would he? To be in a relationship requires work and sacrifice. Why go through all that trouble to make himself miserable just to make a woman happy?
Lynn is struggling to get by day-to-day. Thirty-two years old, she can't find a job in a saturated market. She can no longer afford to pay the bills with her minimum wage job after her ex dumped her while she'd been in middle of nursing school. He walked out on her to "find himself." Now she finds herself on her brother's doorstep, begging for a place to stay so maybe she can find a way to crawl out of the hole she's been swallowed by. Embarrassed by her situation, she vows never to become dependant on a man again.
Ryan's world is turned upside down when one of his one-nighters throws a wrench into his perfect single life. He loses himself not knowing how to handle a situation he never wanted. His life spins out of control, about to lose his job and his mind.
An opportunity crosses Lynn's path that she'd never considered. An opportunity to possibly gain financial independence. An opportunity her brother warns her not to take. An opportunity she can't refuse.
Will Ryan's new world destroy him or can he accept it and move forward with a chance for a life he'd never planned, but if he embraces could open up his heart for an unexpected surprise. Can Lynn save Ryan from himself? Can Lynn allow herself to open up to Ryan and trust again? What happens when they push against the natural draw they have towards one another?
And what happens when Ryan's one-nighter reappears, set out for revenge?
*This is not a cliffhanger or cliffhanger series
**Not suitable for under 18 years of age due to sexual content and some violence.
Seven in the morning and Ryan lumbered through the front door of the house. He was beat-up and exhausted. In that been-f%%ked-all-too-good kind of way. He tossed his keys on the entryway table and went straight to the kitchen. A fresh pot of coffee was half gone, which meant his brother was up, ready for his workday. Ryan decided to skip the morning brew so he could get some rest. He started up the stairs when Beth appeared at the top, hands on her hips, and a deep frown on her features.
"Where have you been?"
He stopped, stunned. Talk about out of character. His sister-in-law was anything but confrontational. "Ummm....out."
"Yeah, we know," she said. "You should have been home last night. Sean called the hospital to talk to you but they said you were sent home." She started to wobble down the steps. Her tiny body looked disproportionately pregnant with twins. The poor girl had gotten to the point in the pregnancy where it started to become painful. "Where have you been?"
"You're not my mother, Beth," he said, trying unsuccessfully to hold back his bite. "I don't need another one of those. Got one. Don't answer to her and not about to start answering to you."
She gasped, her eyes grew wide and flashed with hurt.
"You do answer to me," his brother growled from behind him. "And if my wife asks you a f#%king question, you better f%^king answer it, Ryan. Where the hell were you last night?"
Ryan whipped around. "I went out to relax."
Sean cocked a brow. "All night?"
He snorted. "I was busy."
His brother braced his hands on either side of the stairwell walls, as if trying to keep himself from coming after him.
iTunesInternational Amazon Best-selling Author Casey Clipper lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She's a known sports fanatic and chocolate lover (though that should be classified as more of an addiction). Like you, she loves to lose herself in a good romance novel and carries her Kindle with her everywhere. Casey is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, TRRW, the Authors Guild, ASMSG, Pennwriters, and IAN.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casey-Clipper-Author/336540986441850
This is the first story that I have read in this series but there was enough information provided for it to be read as a standalone with no problems.
Ryan is our hero and is a playboy with no responsibilities. Lynn is almost his complete opposite, seemingly mired in responsibility and trying to find a way out of her circumstances. A drastic change in Ryan's situation pulls the two together. They both have the answer to each others problems. The spanner in the works though is the almost immediate mutual attraction between them which they both decide, for their own individual reasons, would be more prudent to ignore. Things don't always go to plan though.
I enjoyed reading their story. They were both good, strong, likeable characters but each had their own flaws. There were also lots of great secondary characters which were enjoyable to read about. The story flowed well and had humour, romance and a little suspense.
All in a satisfying read. As I said before this is part of a series but can easily be read as a standalone. I give this 4 stars and will probably read more in this series :)