Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Bliss Imprint
Release Date: 03/14/2016
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.
Overall, a really sweet read! I loved the fact that it was a man crushing on his best friend’s older sister–and it wasn’t a new crush either. Derek has been crushing on Hannah for like 10 years, which I thought was really cute. Watching Hannah open up and let herself fall for Derek was great. The two really have smokin’ hot chemistry in the sheets and out of the sheets.
I wasn’t too fond of Hannah’s dad and step-mother–or I should say that I didn’t like their reaction to her unexpected news. It just didn’t seem to fit my view of them after hearing Hannah describe them. But they weren’t in the story a whole lot so it didn’t take away any enjoyment for me. As Hannah’s brother and Derek’s best friend, Caleb’s reaction was understood, and I’m glad he came around as fast as he did.
Also, the synopsis talks about an unexpected pregnancy and the cover features a pregnant woman. So, it’s pretty obvious that Hannah will end up pregnant, so I kept waiting for that to happen…I was always like “oh, it’s going to come up now!” But it actually didn’t happen for a while. I guess I just thought it would play a bigger role in the story than it actually did.
But again, Unexpectedly Yours is a really sweet story, and I would read it again! The romance is just oh so sweet!