Thursday, July 14, 2016

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Unexpected Reality by Kaylee Ryan

Title: Unexpected Reality
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2016


Expect the unexpected. That's what they say, but it's easier said than done.

How do you expect a change so huge it rocks you to your core?

How do you prepare yourself for an event that will alter your life forever?

One breath
One second
One minute
One hour
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected reality.

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Title: Unexpected Reality
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5 for Goodreads & Amazon)
Reviewer: Melyssa
This book was an unexpected treat.

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading this author before, but I’m glad this is the story that started the journey.

There were many things I enjoyed about this story, but the truth of the matter is, the cover brought me in first. I’m not known for being someone that goes on cover alone, but in this case, it was. Followed very quickly by the blurb.

I’m a sucker for a good single parent love story. Mainly because I am one—a single parent. The idea of falling in love, well I enjoy that too, so put those two things together and usually, I’m all over it. This one drew me in even more because it wasn’t about a single mother, the way a lot seem to be. This one tackled life as a single father, but even more than that, when it’s a surprise, even to you that it’s happening at all.

What lies beneath these pages, it’s not just a love story though. It’s a family story. It’s about just how not alone you are, especially when like Ridge, you’ve got the support system of a family and friends that are as good as family behind you. I enjoyed that aspect most of all. Just how bonded everyone was to one another. You could see the love, in every facet, shining through not only the main characters, but everyone else as well. Kudos to the author for that.

With the way this book started, I have to admit I saw it all going down a different way, or at least I thought I knew how it was going to play out. I was wrong and quite early on, you’re put through the emotional ringer. You can’t help feeling for Ridge and ultimately for Knox My heart, it caught in my throat, I actually cried a few tears as it broke for these two guys (one little and one not so little) and I just wanted to read as quickly as possible to find out just how it would all play out. I wanted something better for everyone.

I got what I wanted. I think everyone did by books end and honestly, it was a pretty adorable, sweet and moving journey getting there. There was minimal drama here, which was also a nice switch from a lot of the books I’ve been reading as of late, and definitely no real drama for drama’s sake. I do think that something that happens quite later in the story, a bombshell that is dropped and the reoccurrence of a person I had really been hoping never to have seen was a little too much, but overall, with the amount of focus given to both, it didn’t take me away from the story in a long lasting impactful way.

I can’t write this review without also stating how refreshing it was to have a couple talking through things. Instances from the past that came to light, you had a man who didn’t want to let his woman go through it alone, and a woman that after just the right amount of coaxing, let it all out. Ridge and Kendall were very open and honest with each other throughout this and it just made for a beautifully refreshing read.

Overall, this was a book that even though it took me longer than I would have liked (silly real life getting in the way) to read it, I’m extremely glad I trusted my gut on and tried. It was definitely one of the sweetest stories, for multiple reasons that I’ve read this year.

My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read this before official release. Kendall, Knox, and Ridge’s journey is one that I was so very blessed to have taken.

Author Bio

Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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