Reviewed by Becca
SERIES: Unexpected #1
AUTHOR: Valerie Ullmer
PUBLISHER: Valerie Ullmer
LENGTH: 130 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 30, 2017
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…
My heart is all aglow with this book. Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, this is a book to read! It is a wonderful love story, with passionate and soul-searing sex, that reminds us how amazing love can be.
I don’t know if I could pick a favorite scene in this book. I loved the whole thing equally. It starts off captivating you with Caleb seeing Ronan across the room and being hooked immediately. He takes a chance and goes to sit by this man who has enthralled him and it takes off from there. Ronan is just as enthralled by Caleb. Talking for hours they both realize they feel about each other as they have never felt for anyone else in their lives. With some twists and turns, as life often throws us, you read about their lives together. The fun part about this book is there are a few surprises as well (which I’m not telling lol).
Caleb and Ronan’s relationship make you believe in love and a happily ever after. From the first look, you are captured in the web the author weaves around these two. Their chemistry takes you on a roller coaster of soft and easy to rough and passion filled as they can never get enough of each other. And not just in the bedroom. Their friends see what they have and want it for themselves. I know some people think that can be sickeningly sweet, but the author paints the picture as beautiful and it almost makes me cry at the beauty. It’s a once in a lifetime love that will never die and will outlast time itself. It makes you dream of a love like that for everyone.
I wish for everyone to read this book. It’s not a long one and each page is filled with romance. It will give you, I hope, the warmth and fuzzy feelings that I got from it. I hope that people read it as well, to have a place to go to that is full of love and hope and away from the crap of this world for a time. It’s the perfect book to curl up to after a long day, or even a short one, and cast your cares away.