Book Reviews, Romance  |  01.28.2020

Unexpectedly Yours by Rebecca Shea (Book Review)

⭐⭐⭐ (3 Stars)

Gracie and Drew met at a bar on Gracie’s birthday. Both shared a connection and decided to do something not so common for either of them: have a one-night stand, no strings attached.

However, when Gracie goes into the office the next day, Drew (Aka Andrew McPherson) is the man buying the company that she works for.

I think this is a funny trope (Grey’s Anatomy style) but we never get to really explore the mechanics of the forbidden office romance because their relationship quickly moves to insta-love.

Drew is obsessed with Gracie and won’t take no for an answer. He is overbearing and insists that they will keep a relationship and that she will spend five nights out of seven with him. Although sometimes the alpha possessive hero can be interesting, Drew was always skirting around the lines of what is acceptable, and although he was very sweet sometimes, in others I just felt claustrophobic reading about his actions.

Gracie comes from a very different financial situation than Mr. CEO, and she shares some personal issues she is having and why this isn’t the best time in her life for a relationship. But of course, Drew blatantly ignores that and convinces her otherwise. She doesn’t really have a lot of connections in her life, but she does have the awesome Jamie as a friend. I really appreciated her character.

From then on there’s little to no conflict in the story until the very end, where it felt a little “off-brand” for a guy so head over heels with Gracie to have the reaction that Drew did. Even with his issues with his dad. It was just a weird behavior, that sorta undid a lot of his previous actions. In the end, I was questioning if indeed their relationship just moved too fast. To resolve such an emotional conflict I would have loved to see more groveling, but oh well, everything with that couple just moved in the speed of light.

Overall Unexpectedly Yours was a sweet story of insta-love. But the story did feel over-simplistic with underdeveloped characters. I couldn’t really connect with their motivations because everything happened way too fast. However, if you’re looking for a quick low angst love story and nice distraction this could be the book for you.

Thank you Social Butterfly PR and Rebecca Shea for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Find the book here.

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