USA TodayÂ Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa brings you a fresh romantic comedy filled with an unexpected surprise, a wicked billionaire, and plenty of laughs.
The right life is the one you never see coming.
I had it all. The luxury apartment, hot dates, and the big office to go with long nights at the office.
Life was perfect.
But after a one-night stand, two little lines on a pregnancy test, and three lost legal cases later…
Well, overnight I went from career lawyer to single mom.
It’s okay, I can do it. I’m ready to face this alone until…
Along comes Nathaniel Chadwick. Billionaire adrenaline junky. Everyone’s favorite playboy…and my sister’s brother-in-law.
He’s as hot as he is jaded. When it comes to relationships and family, he’d rather jump off a cliff.
I wrote him off long ago, except since he learned about the baby he’s been by my side.
Is it pregnancy hormones or is there something real happening between us?
I didn’t expect any of this…most of all him.
Didn’t Expect You is a billionaire romance of unexpected pregnancies, exciting encounters, and flirty love. It includes a very confused dog, a precious newborn, and a family you might want to belong to. This chick-lit novel is a romantic comedy with a HEA guaranteed!
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Fly Girl’s Review
Interesting that in Claudia’s acknowledgements she says this book wasn’t on her release schedule at all, but the pandemic made her rethink her releases and this story just came out along with the other two in the series. If I hadn’t read that I wouldn’t have known she wrote and edited it all during the early days of the pandemic. It is a truly unique story in which most of it’s from the hero’s point of view. It doesn’t feel rushed and it didn’t leave me needing more. Kudos to her for dedicating so much effort during this time to produce a truly loveable novel that, I think, will stay with people long after the pandemic is a blip in our memory logs.
Nate and Nyx are two very similar people that believe family should always come first. They both are the fixers in their family and live with a lot of pressure to be the perfect ones without faults or issues. In this story however they both discover they have a lot of issues they cover up with more outlandish behaviours and coping mechanisms. If you are looking for a deep dive into a psychology session on how to overcome abandonment and attachment issues, this one fits that bill. Although it isn’t from a chair in a psychiatrist’s office, it is all the dialogue that would happen in one. Nate is constantly analyzing the why of his actions and digging deeper each time to discover he really wants a family of his own that he can love, cherish, and protect. With him “losing” his brother to his new found in-laws and girlfriend he is out of sorts and not sure where he will land until he starts to get to know Nyx and discovers a ready made family he can call his own. It is through Nyx’s pregnancy that he does a lot of self analysis to make sure he isn’t attached to her because he needs a family, but because he truly loves her. He is determined with Nyx not to make the same mistakes he has in the past. He is the most loving and protective friend she could have asked for.
Nyx on the other hand is so involved with protecting and caring for her siblings because she always felt her parents were too flighty to do it that she misses how much of a disaster her life has turned out to be. When she ends up jobless and pregnant she takes a step back and starts to focus on herself and discovering what will make her happy. She is constantly doing the what if scenario to make sure she is out in front of any catastrophe she might expect which is supposed to help with her anxiety, but in this situation the only thing that helps is Nate. He balances her and shows he’s there for her to help carry the burden. Through the pregnancy she has plenty of time to discover the man Nate really is and not what the tabloids want you to believe. Although she keeps him at arms length the entire nine months, she is slowly falling in love with him.
There is not epiphany moment in this book where they both all of a sudden realize they love each other or a hard and fast love scene that changes the course of their lives. No, this book is a slow build up to a sensual and loving union of two people who already know they are in it to win it and understand the depths of their feelings. They’ve already proven their love to one another in all but words. I think this is one of the reasons I say this book is not rushed. You actually feel this whole build up and when it happens, you think. That’s just right and all is well in the world for just one moment.
My one complaint is that Nate never felt like a playboy in the story so I disagree with the book description that it’s a playboy meets love of his life story. Nate is actually just a man looking for something more in his life and he unexpectedly finds it in Nyx. With that said, I’m giving this a 5 of 5.
5 of 5 Propellers
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Connect with Claudia Burgoa
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children.
She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she’s the ruler of the house. She’s only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At night, she likes to binge-watch shows with her equally geeky husband.