Sunday, April 15, 2018

Unexpected by Valerie Ullmer

Title: Unexpected
Series: A Unexpected Novel, 1
Author: Valerie Ullmer
Publisher: Valerie Ullmer
Genre: MM contemporary
Pages: 131
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
A chance meeting will change their lives forever… 

From the moment he entered the dark taproom, Caleb Hunt found himself drawn to the handsome man who sat alone at the end of the bar, away from the crowd. His interest in the dark-haired, muscled adonis took him by surprise, not remembering when he’d felt such hunger from a simple glimpse. Unable to stay away, he quickly found an open seat next to him and slid into it. When Ronan turned his ice-blue eyes to Caleb and introduced himself, his warm hand sent shivers of desire through his body and he was enthralled.

Ronan Scott’s boring Friday night had taken a turn for the better when Caleb took the seat next to him. Over the next few hours, he found Caleb easy to talk to and at the same time, he found that he couldn’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful man. Caleb captured his attention in a way that no other had for as long as he could remember. Taking a chance, he leaned forward and captured Caleb’s lips with his. And with the simple kiss, Ronan understood that Caleb would become an essential part of his life.  

As Ronan and Caleb explore their new relationship and integrate their lives together, they realize that not everything will be so seamless…

Unexpected is the first part in a gay romance series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Each new novel will feature a new couple. The novel is contains explicit sex between two men who fall in love. There is no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a HEA. 

Unexpected is the first book in the A Unexpected series by author Valerie Ullmer. I loved this story. There is great flow to it and heat. The characters are well rounded and ones I fell in love with. This book is written in dual POV. I liked this as well, it allows me to sink deeper into what the characters are thinking.
Caleb financially stable. He really is a good guy overall. Generally, a quiet guy but he will go after what he wants.  Outside security consultant is what he does for a living.
Ronan is a restoration architect. He has never thought to date a man before. He is intensely attracted to Caleb.  He offers to let Caleb stay with him. And finds he not only desires Caleb he wants to keep him always.
I liked how open-minded both characters are. They are pretty at ease with liking both men and women.  That was a refreshing twist. 
I really loved how protective Ronan is as well.  Overall a great read and I cannot wait to read more from this series in the future.

                          Five Shooting Stars 

1 comment:

Valerie Ullmer said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Unexpected!!