Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Review: Love So Unexpected by Marquita Valentine

Title: Love So Unexpected (Lawson Brothers #6)

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 15, 2016

Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography


iBooks: http://apple.co/1Q3avvI


Book Description:

Widower Caleb Lawson has resigned himself to a life of farming and family functions. He never expects to find another love like he had with his wife, much less remarry. But once his mother brings home Sofia Nogales to help her get back on her feet, he starts to reconsider his expectations. Sofia is beautiful, witty, and so full of life that his arms ache to hold her.


Determined to make a new life for herself, former head chef Sofia Nogales hopped on the first bus to the east coast and refused to look back. However, she never dreamed a series of bad events would have her end up in Jessamine, North Carolina as the guest of Dinah Lawson. Nor did she ever dream of meeting someone like Dinah’s son Caleb—the sexy farmer, who keeps everything to himself… except the heated look in his eyes.


But when the opportunity comes knocking—to the tune of cooking at an already established and popular restaurant two states away, will Caleb be able to convince her to stay?


The more I read the Lawson brothers series the more I fall in love with each and everyone one of them. I also think every time I have a favorite the next hero always top the previous one and in this case it was definitely Caleb. 

Caleb lost his wife and unborn baby 13 years ago and since then he's kinda just been stuck. Has he had hook ups since then? Absolutely, but he's looking for more. After watching his brothers fall in love and start a family it has him thinking that won't happen for him again until he meets Sofia. 

Sofia is looking to start over unfortunately some  events cause her to make a pit stop where her mothers old college roommate lives. Dinah wants to help Sofia get back on her feet and offers her a place to stay. Sofia doesn't plan to stay long but the more time she spends with Caleb the more she wants a reason to stay. 

As soon as the story starts Valentine had me in tears for what Caleb was going through. I really like how it started off in the past and then jumped to 13 years later. It gave me more insight on what happened and how destroyed Caleb actually was when he lost his wife and baby. 

The moment Caleb and Sofia meet they instantly hit it off and have great chemistry. I really loved how Caleb was unsure and awkward on asking her out. It made it real and showed that he hasn't done something like that in a long time. 

This story was definitely charming and left me wanting more. I loved the main characters and the family. I liked there was no drama and the story was able to unfold without it. The romance bloomed and overall I was happy with the ending. 

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.


Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).


When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.


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