July 7, 2023 | Posted in:Blog Tour, Review
Title: Something Unexpected
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 3, 2023
When my grandmother found out she didn’t have long to live, she embarked on a crazy trip—jumping out of airplanes and scuba diving with sharks.
After I repeatedly voiced my concern, Gram blocked me—her own grandson—on text and social media, leaving me only her travel companion Eleanor’s number.
Eleanor started sending me pictures of Gram’s adventures. At first she seemed nice, but when I attempted to persuade her to talk some sense into her friend, she told me where I could stick my advice. After that, photos arrived with snarky comments, and Eleanor and I got into it on more than one occasion.
When I heard Gram’s upcoming plans were more dangerous than ever, I hopped on a plane.
Since I arrived late, I headed to the bar for a drink, figuring I’d surprise her in the morning.
To my delight, I met a gorgeous woman looking for a no-strings-attached night. Nora was just what I needed. She invited me back to her room, telling me to give her a ten-minute head start. But when I went to pay her bar tab, I realized how much she’d had to drink. As much as I wanted to ignore it, I couldn’t. So I stood Nora up.
I knew she’d be pissed, but I also knew I’d never see her again.
Except never came a little early. Namely, the next morning when I went to meet my grandmother and her evil-spinster friend. Because old Eleanor turned out to be young Nora from last night. And if I thought the woman disliked me before, that was nothing compared to how ticked-off she was now. Or how unhappy she was going to be that their party of two was about to become a party of three.
This is one of the most emotional books I have ever read and I am shook. Wow. Just wow. Something Unexpected is the perfect title for this story. I know I have said it before and I will say it again… This is my favorite Vi Keeland book!
Beck and Nora met at a hotel bar. What they didn’t know was that they had been texting each other for weeks. To him, she was the infuriating woman his grandmother was traveling with. To her, he was the uptight grandson to the friend she was on an adventure with. They didn’t see eye to eye but they both very much cared about Louise. And Louise wanted to live like she was dying… because she was.
I don’t want to spoil anything about this epic story. I can say that I laughed hard. I cried harder. I swooned. I melted. I laughed some more. I want my own Louise! She is a spitfire. Beck is broody, swoony, and his innuendos are on point. Every time. I am in love. Nora is independent, sweet, sassy, and her and Louise are best friends goals.
This story is inspiring, heart-wrenching, beautiful, and one I will never forget! It makes me want to get back to my own bucket list. It’s one of my favorite books of 2023!
Something Unexpected is Vi Keeland’s newest romance. This is the perfect name for this story! I didn’t expect to fall in love with Beck immediately. I didn’t expect the characters to be so real I didn’t expect to love this story so much! I know I say this every time, but this is my favorite Vi Keeland book! It has everything you want in a romance. Lust, laughs, spice, bickering foreplay, friendship, family, sadness and hope! I was invested in Beck and Nora’s story. I laughed, cried a lot and know this story will stick with me for a long time! It’s a definite re-read for me!
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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