Title: Unexpectedly Yours
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.
Author: Coleen Kwan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: One Real Man
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: March 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After years of crushing hard on his best friend’s older sister, Derek returns to Pine Falls to find out that not only is she divorced, but still hot as ever. Although there is a five-year age difference that may have mattered when they were younger, Derek doesn’t see anything wrong with the fact that they are obviously attracted to each other now.
Hannah pretty much raised her younger brother Caleb and best friend Derek. It was Hannah who was cooking, cleaning and offering advice after her mother up and left with a younger man. But seeing Derek, now in his mid-twenties, all hot and in person has thrown her for a loop. Adding in the fact that he’s a “celebrity” who has been linked with other celebrity woman and Hannah isn’t sure if opening her heart if something she’s up for. Too bad Derek doesn’t give up that easily.
Once the two of them accept that they are attracted to each other and can’t stop flirting and “being” with one another, telling the brother, Caleb, just didn’t seem like the right thing to do, especially after the way the ex-husband treated Hannah. But I have to admit that after a while, this “theme” started to bother me more than it probably should have. Brother. Best friend. If two adults are happy, what should it matter what someone else thinks, right? Well…
Is there an HEA? Of course, duh. Is it a little cheesy? Yes, but what else do you expect when you’re dealing with a pregnancy and old town morals. All in all, cute story with a cute HEA.
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching TV shows like Criminal Minds and Masterchef.
Hannah sucked in a breath. “I can’t tell you the details!”
“Ooh, was it that dirty, huh? I’m not surprised. That Derek is one sexy hunk, and from the look of him I’d say he knows his way around in bed. Just tell me one thing. Is he well hung?”
The image of Derek’s naked body that had taunted Hannah all day burst into vivid color, and the memory of everything he’d done to her last night sent her blood pressure soaring.
“Yes, he is,” she said, unable to suppress the grin spreading across her lips.
“Ha, I knew it!”
“It was a one-time thing. It’s not going to happen again.”
“Why not? Sounds like you barely got enough last night.”
“Oh God, Amber. Don’t talk crazy. Derek is halfway back to L.A. by now. It’ll be months before I see him again.” Which was a relief, so why did that make her heart pinch just a little?
The doorbell chimed, and a customer walked into the store. Derek. Hannah’s mouth fell open.
“Derek?” Her voice squeaked. “W-what are you doing here?”
Well-hung Derek, who was supposed to be hundreds of miles away from here, stepped toward her. “Change of plans. I’m staying for a couple more weeks.”
Staying? A couple more weeks? No, this can’t be happening. He shouldn’t be here at all! Her shopping bag slipped from her numb fingers and plopped to the floor, spilling some of its contents.
“Let me get that for you,” spectacularly well-hung Derek said.
Oh God, was she ever going to stop blushing? She dropped to her knees at the same time he did, and their heads almost collided.
“Sorry,” she muttered, reaching for a can of tomato soup.
“Here you go.” He helped her to her feet and handed her the shopping bag.
A light sweat had broken out between her shoulder blades, and her hair was sticking to her neck. “Why—” She cleared her throat, trying in vain to calm her racing heart. “Why the change of plans?”
“My filming schedule got changed. Plus, I need more time to sort out my grandpa’s care. So it’s all serendipitous.”
No, this was the opposite of serendipitous. This was a fricking nightmare.