Series: Unexpected Heroes #1
Published by Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Would you recognize true love if it sat down next to you? In this unforgettable new spinoff of the Billionaire books from New York Times bestselling indie author Melody Anne, two strangers must look past their painful memories to make way for everlasting love.
Alyssa’s modeling career came to an abrupt end when her manager boyfriend emptied her bank account and ruined her professional reputation. Now she’s heading to a new town in Montana to rebuild her life—if she can even get there (stupid delayed planes!). But things are looking up when she’s upgraded to first class and a mysterious stranger sits down next to her…
Jackson Whitman doesn’t believe in love, or commitment, or forever—not since he lost his wife and daughter. But the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the gate has him rethinking that position. Can he convince her to be his for the night? Or will she convince him to be hers for a lifetime?
Alyssa Gerard’s modeling career came to an abrupt end when her manager/ex-boyfriend took off with all her money and left her to face the fallout. Completely broke and tired, Alyssa leaves Paris and heads back home to regroup, rather than stay and try to salvage her career. Several flights delays and an upgrade to first class lead to her meeting Jackson Whitman; a meeting that ends in one night of pleasure after which they part ways. Or so she thinks.
Workaholic Jackson Whitman has had his fair share of pain and after his divorce and the death of his daughter, he closed himself off emotionally and only engages in random, empty one night stands until he meets Alyssa. Alyssa is very unlike the grasping, demanding women he is used to and he finds himself intrigued with her. Back home in Montana, he discovers that the woman he can’t forget is within his reach and he is determined to convince her to give him a chance. Alyssa never expected to see Jackson again and her very big secret is likely to damage her relationship with Jackson even before it begins.
I had very high expectations for this book and I was not disappointed. HER UNEXPECTED HERO is a cute story that kept me smiling and I enjoyed the small town setting as well as the meddlesome and nosy elders. Alyssa is a sweet character and initially came across as a bit of a pushover to me but as the story progressed, she showed that her sweetness comes with some sass and bite. I really liked that in spite of all his wealth, Jackson was down to earth and loved his family. The romance between Alyssa and Jackson contained very little angst, which fit perfectly with teh slow and steady pace of the book. My only issue was that Alyssa’s lies and deception were unnecessary and I would have loved more development in that area.
HER UNEXPECTED HERO is a promising start to the Unexpected Heroes series and the perfect read for a lazy day.