by Lily Santana
To save his flailing real estate development project Mitch McKenna knows what he must do: persuade his nemesis and neighbor Emma LeFleur to go to bat for him and convince the town that he’s a sweetheart. Easy as pie, unless you consider he’s threatened to bulldoze her home with her in it.
Inside the Cover of Unexpectedly You…
Emma had just put away the last of the dishes when she heard a knock on the front door. David. Why can’t you just leave it be?
She trudged down the dark hallway, Bogie closely following at her heels. Sighing, she yanked open the door. “David—” Her words ground to a halt as she met a pair of intense blue eyes.
“Sorry to disappoint,” Mitch said.
“What do you want?” Her breath hitched in her throat.
His gaze settled on her lips. “What did Bruin want to discuss with you?”
“None of your business,” she snapped. She was sick of men trying to garner things out of her tonight. If she wanted to share something, she’d do it on her own.
His jaw clenched. “He didn’t stay long.”
“So? What’s your point?” He rubbed his stubbled chin. “He couldn’t have had a chance to get out of the dugout.”
Heat crept up her neck at his insinuation. “You actually think I would do something inappropriate with David for your sake? You really are a jerk.”
He waited a beat. “How far did you let him go for my sake?”
She rolled her eyes. “Go to hell!” She attempted to slam the door, but he wedged his boot in the way.
“I’ve been in hell for the last half hour,” he growled. In one smooth move, he slipped inside and shut the door behind him.
Emma drew in a short breath. Like prey, the fight-or-flight instinct took over and she backed up the stairs one step at a time.
My thoughts on Unexpectedly You…
Mitch McKenna is about to lose everything and a whole lot more if he loses the investor for his latest project, which is already months behind schedule thanks to Emma. She has made the progress as slow as possible by dragging him through as much red tape as possible.
So when Emma needs to accept the offer Mitch made months ago he decides there’s no one better to clear the red tape blocking construction progress than the very woman who caused it. But the sparks continue to fly and they succumb to the inevitable force that is the heat radiating between them.
I also enjoyed the opening and closing scenes with Emma’s daughter. It made me chuckle because I have nieces and nephews that age and yes they do talk like that.
If you enjoy a good romance that sweeps you away then Unexpectedly You is a fabulous way to spend Sunday afternoon.
Full disclosure: I received a review copy of Unexpectedly You and this has not affected my opinion.
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Who is Lily Santana…?
Lily is a native of the Philippines but stewed for twenty-five years in the melting pot of New York City to which she credits her respectable ability to curse in multiple foreign languages. Fortunately, she also discovered the NYC Library where she spent countless hours daydreaming of one day becoming an author.
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