Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review : Unexpected by Faith Sullivan

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Faith Sullivan

Release Date:
May 24th, 2013


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One day forever changes the destiny of college overachiever, Michelle Rhodes.

Shattered, confused and alone, no one understands the trauma consuming her until she meets Connor Donnelly.

A native New Yorker, he believes he can aid in gettin
g her life back on track. But what if he's even more broken inside?

Offering her a chance at a fresh start, Connor convinces Michelle to move in with him. Hiring her to waitress at his bar, their mutual attraction only complicates matters.

As more details surrounding Connor's past emerge, Michelle uncovers the full magnitude of the loss he's trying to hide. Refusing to let her feelings for him hinder his recovery, she makes a decision that winds up hurting them both.

By sacrificing her heart, Michelle thinks she is helping Connor come to terms with his grief. Little does she know, Connor is gambling everything for the sake of having a future with her.

What happens is truly unexpected.

My Review:

Unexpected by Faith Sullivan was an amazing read. It's a story about loss, love and hope. It's not easy to go back and watch or discuss the events that took place on 9/11. Many of us remember that day like it was yesterday. In Unexpected, we follow Michelle and Connor's lives after that tragic day. This book is inspirational. No matter how hard it is to go on, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Michelle and Connor meet unexpectedly when fate brings them together. It was meant to be that these two individuals had to overcome their fears together. When Connor brings back Michelle to NYC, he is willing to do whatever it takes to make her feel safe again. What he didn't expect was to be put on the spot and come face to face with his own demons. As days go by and Michelle and Connor get closer, the walls that they have put up because of their fears are coming down slowly one by one.

Awwww!!! This story was so emotional! Not everybody deals the same way with loss. Michelle did not lose any family members that day, but she did see her world turn upside down when for a couple of days she was left alone and afraid. Connor on the other side is having a hard time dealing with the loss of his best friend Danny. It was beautiful to see how these two characters helped one another. Many times in our darkest moments we always look for that sign that will guide us through these difficult times. For them that sign was each other. It was really hard to read some parts of the book without getting all chocked up. 

This story is really sweet and heart-warming. It's fast-paced and the connection with the main characters is instant. You can feel what both Michelle and Connor are going through. Love blooms in the most unexpected way sometime.

My Rating:

I give Unexpected by Faith Sullivan, 4 sweet, romantic, heart-warming, emotional stars!  Fantastic work by Faith Sullivan!

About the Author:

I really hate talking about myself. My goal is to have the shortest author bio imaginable. I would much rather have a conversation with my readers.

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Does my writing make you feel something?
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  1. I've heard good things about Sullivan, and Unexpected sounds really good too. Thanks for the review, Mikki!

  2. I've herd a lot about Faith Sullivan and how amazing her books are, but I've never read anything by hr. I had no idea she'd written a book set on and around 9/11. I know it's going to make me ugly cry.


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