Review: Unexpected by Lilly Avalon

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Lilly Avalon

Available Format: eBook

Available At: Amazon

Release Date: July 21, 2015

~Synopsis~

Ever had one of those days? Alina Lyons is having one. Everything keeps falling apart and going wrong. Just when she thinks it couldn’t get worse, it does. After a case of mistaken identity and a broken heart, she finds herself questioning the things she thought she knew. She wonders who she can turn to or trust anymore.

An unlikely bond with her former best friend’s ex, Ryan Wilcox, sends her life in a new direction. He offers her a place to stay while she gets her life back on track. His friendship is exactly what she’s been missing—what she’s been needing. Alina’s never felt this alive. As time goes by, the dynamic of their relationship becomes more than either of them expected. A few innocent kisses could lead them in a new direction, but are they prepared for what’s on the other side?

Only one way to find out.

*Unexpected is a standalone new adult novel*

~Review~

**I received an eARC of “Unexpected” courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review**

“Unexpected” was absolutely amazing and couldn’t have been more perfect! This was the first novel that I had read from Lilly Avalon, and it was phenomenal. I loved her writing style, and the storyline and characters she created were extraordinary. Truly. Alina and Ryan were such a genuinely sweet and kind couple, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. I was definitely rooting for them from the start. I loved how their story was told and the pace it was set at: not too fast and not too slow, but just right. They were both very likable characters and had wonderful and complementing personalities. It was so obvious that they were meant to be together. I also loved that it was told from both Alina and Ryan’s POV. It gave the story extra meaning and depth, and I really enjoyed that aspect. The secondary characters were wonderful as well and very hard not to like – with the exception of Drew and Victoria. You’ll understand why when you read the book. I also loved that there wasn’t a lot of unnecessary drama, and the conflict wasn’t over-the-top ridiculous. I’m not a huge fan of novels with those elements in them, and I was very happy that “Unexpected” had just the right amount of both. I truly can’t sing enough praises for “Unexpected” and the extremely talented author, Lilly Avalon. I’m so thrilled to have been able to read such an incredible novel with a wonderfully written romantic story!

Rating:

FIVE “Unexpected” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Lilly Avalon

Lilly Avalon is the author of the RESIST series as well as other erotic romances. She’s somewhere in the midst of her twenties and lives mostly in the stories in her head. When she’s not enveloped in the worlds she creates, she’s out in the real world making stories happen. That or reading other romances. It’s a toss-up.

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