Friday, November 5, 2021

A Love Unexpected by Leah Brunner #giveaway #booktour #bookworms


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A Love Unexpected
(Under Kansas Skies #1)
By Leah Brunner
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
May 21, 2021, by Leah Brunner Publishing
Ranting: 4 out of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review

Book Description:  My one and only goal have always been to make it to congress. I’ve got it all: the looks, the brains, the connections… Except I missed one glaring requirement: a wife.

The conservative voters of Kansas don’t trust an unmarried man. Which means I need a bride. Immediately.

The lovely Odette Hastings seems to fit the bill. She’s a wholesome small-town girl, and most importantly, in need of cash. I’ll give her the money to take care of her elderly parents, and she’ll be the political arm candy I need.

The only problem is Odette is a little too beautiful, a little too intelligent, and much too distracting. I have to keep my eye on the prize. Even when I’m starting to think there might be something I’d rather have more…

My thoughts: For some reason when I read the female character's name my thoughts went immediately to "The Swan Princess".  This Odette does not turn into a swan, but she is graceful, beautiful, and intelligent.  She is also loyal to family and friends.

Madden is very career-oriented.  He has political aspirations which killed a previous relationship. He will do what it takes to get to Congress, even if he has to enter into a temporary marriage.  Even though this description makes him sound shallow, he has a lot of depth.  I was surprised by how much I liked his character.

Odette is the anchor to Madden's ambition.  Her presence helps him to see clearly and figure out which goals he cherishes the most.  There were a few times when I felt Madden could have been hit over the head, but that's what happens when a character is clueless to what I would like them to do.  It does help make a good story.  It makes the ending a little sweeter when heads are pulled out of the sand.

This is a very cute contemporary romance.  I enjoyed reading it and I will look forward to seeing what else Leah Brunner comes up with.

Source:  I received a complimentary copy.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author

Leah writes romance full of witty banter and lovable characters. She spends most of her time writing... and also petting her Maine Coon. 
Although she's a Kansas girl at heart, Leah is a proud Air Force spouse and currently resides in Northern California with her husband and three children. 
Her parents always told her she lived in her own little world and was oblivious to reality. The real world was simply too boring for Leah, writing is how she enjoys sharing her little world with others.

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One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of A Love Unexpected (signed print to US, ebook outside the US)

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