by Jana Richards
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Pub Date 27 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 15 Oct 2021
Single dad Ben Greyson wants only to retain custody of his two stepdaughters. A dysfunctional childhood has made family the most important thing in his life. When his late wife's parents sue for custody, a desperate Ben is left with two choices – run away with his girls or marry his next-door neighbor.
Jamie Garven wants to be a mother. She's intrigued by her handsome new neighbor and falls in love with his little girls. Then Ben is faced with losing his children, and Jamie agrees to marry him for a chance at motherhood. They're determined to show the world, and the girls' grandparents, two loving parents.
Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love. But Ben interprets Jamie's efforts to save their family as betrayal—they could lose everything, including each other.
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Average rating from 3 members
At their lowest point, with no relief in sight, two desperate people find the solution to their problems in a most unexpected way. Hard working, devoted parent, Ben Grayson sees the only solution to protecting his children is to go on the run. Until he meets next door neighbor Jamie Garven who might be the answer to his prayers in a most unexpected manner. Almost from the start, Jamie’s calm demeanor settles Ben, giving him a sense of comfort and safety. His two little girls mend the ache in Jamie’s heart, showing her a new opportunity to fulfill her greatest wish. Together they might be able to solve the other’s dilemmas—if only . . . Our Review: Unexpected, Book 3 in the Masonville Series is the kind of novel every fan of the romance genre hopes to find: relatable, multi-layered characters with strong goals, motivation and conflict and antagonists worth their weight in page-turning gold for creating tension and erecting roadblocks to our two deserving leads. As the saying goes, ‘just when things look good, throw a monkey wrench in the works’. Author Jana Richards has followed that advice to the max. Rarely have we found such an excellent example of good writing, great characters and a longed-for HEA. Well done! On a scale of 1-5, Unexpected deserves an 8. Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews