Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Unexpected by Faith Sullivan - Review

In honor of the 12th anniversary of September 11, author Faith Sullivan will be donating 50% of the proceeds from UNEXPECTED during the month of September 2013 to the 9/11 memorial fund (https://www.911memorial.org).

She hopes to reach $100 in order to sponsor a cobblestone dedicated to the readers and bloggers who have supported her book. Please help spread the word about this wonderfully emotional read.
By Faith Sullivan
New Adult Contemporary Romance
168 pages 

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 getting 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.
If there is one book you pick up to read this September, please make it Unexpected! I think we all remember how we felt that day when 12 years ago, and this short read will not only break your heart but will remind you just how deeply affect many people were by the tragedy that happened on 9/11.

The book follows 2 characters were are linked to the events of 9/11 in very different ways, but when they come together they prove just how amazingly powerful love can be and how it can help heal even the deepest emotional scars. As I read this book, there just happened to be a commercial-free special on TV chronicling the events of 9/11 from beginning to end. The book itself is so powerful and emotional, but to re-watch the events of that day while reading about its effects was almost too much.

It’s impossible to read Unexpected and not get emotionally invested in the characters. Their reactions to the events of that day, the loss, and the aftermath are real and gut-wrenching. I was immediately connected with these two young people who were so deeply affected by this horrible tragedy. As their story unfolds, and they try desperately to help one another, I couldn’t help but fall more and more in love the book.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will be going to the 9/11 Memorial Fund, so please, go pick up your copy and share as much as you can. You will not be disappointed in this book. It’s a quick read; I read it in about 4 hours, but be warned. This book is packed with emotion and your heart will get a workout, but it will be totally worth it!

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