Author: Kaylee Ryan
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Purchase: Amazon US
Purchase: Amazon UK
Expect the unexpected.
That's what they say, but it's easier said than done.
How do you expect a change so huge it rocks you to your core?
How do you prepare yourself for an event that will alter your life forever?
One day at a time, you learn to live with your
Title: Unexpected Reality
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 2016
Cover Model: David Juteau
Photographer: Marc-André Riopel &Josée Houle
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
First thing that sold me on this book? The cover. Hot, tatted up man holding an itty bitty baby? You’d have to be crazy to not fall in love with that. But the more I read the synopsis, I was sure I needed this story in my hands stat. I’m so glad my intuition wasn’t wrong. Even though it’s a few chapters in before you meet the female protagonist, I fell instantly for the male one, Ridge. It was utterly impossible not to. This strong, self assured man was thrust head first into fatherhood, trying and stumbling along the way to get it all right. We’ve all rear stories before from the female’s POV in this situation, so it was refreshing to see it from the man’s. I love dual POV books and felt like it was more than needed to truly understand what Ridge was going through. It was through his inner musings that I really fell in love with the character. Between his unconditional love for his son, his loyalty to his friends, the vulnerableness that only his family saw, I was done for before it even began.
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, people come into your lives at just the right moment. That’s exactly what Kendall did for Ridge. Though separated by a few years, they’d gone to high school together so they knew OF each other. But until the right circumstances presented themselves, their paths never really crossed. Almost as if it were fate, I love that when they finally did, an unexplainable rope seemed to pull them together seamlessly. I’m usually a serious angst lover, but with everything he was going through with adjusting to a newborn, I really appreciated that extra drama wasn’t present here. It happened fast, but it didn’t seem like instalove. At least not in my eyes anyway. It couldn’t have been more perfectly if the author had tried.
There were a few things in the end that were a little far fetched, but over all, they just added to the story. Gave it just the little bit of drama that it needed. I’ve already purchased the paperback to keep on my shelf, and this is definitely a story I will return to in years to come. I’m very interested to see if the author will do any spin-off books for the side characters, because between the sister, the best friend, and the four other friends, the material is definitely there. I know I’ll be first in line should they ever come to fruition!