He wasn’t what she was expecting…
Derek Carmichael has harbored a secret crush on his best friend’s older sister for years, but she’s always been out of his reach. Now that Hannah is back in their hometown and newly single, suddenly the five-year age gap doesn’t seem so huge. But convincing her to see him as more than just the kid she used to know is another story.
Hannah Willmett can’t believe how grown-up Derek Carmichael has become. The troubled kid from her youth has turned into a sexy, successful TV celebrity, but Hannah’s wary of his player past and the rampant rumors connecting him to beautiful socialites. Still, she can’t help but give in when their attraction reaches a boiling point.
Trying to keep their fling a secret from her overprotective brother is one thing, but when Hannah finds herself unexpectedly expecting, her life is thrown upside down. She and Derek may be becoming parents together, but that’s no basis for a happily-ever-after.
Unexpectedly Yours by Coleen Kwan is a standalone novel.
A cougar and her boy toy 😉
So I was pleasantly surprised to find the lady in question, wasn’t that much older than her young man.
The age gap was mostly in her head, she thought people would point and laugh, or make comments about the age.
Hannah has always known Derek, he was her baby brothers best friend, she mothered the pair of them, but now he has all grown up, and the last thing, Hannah wants to do to Derek, is mother him .
Hannah is recovering from a broken heart ….. And when the flirting gets out of hand, they give in and have a night of passion. Hannah knows that is just for tonight, and In fact she makes it clear to Derek, that this is a one time deal.
Derek has always had a crush on his best friend’s sister, and after bumping into her in their old town, his crush hasn’t died, in fact he feels more strongly about her
Derek needed to get away from the town he grew up in, family life was never much fun, so off he went and made a new life for himself. His love of carpentry gave him a purpose and a job, and now a small career on TV.
But Derek came back because his grandfather had a fall and needs help, (not that the grandfather will admit to it) but they don’t get along, and Derek is torn between staying and helping an ungrateful family member, or going back to his new life. And then there is Hannah to consider ……
Then we have the brother as far as he is concerned, his sister is staying away from losers and players. Derek had a feeling that includes him!
And a baby ! What will the future hold for both Hannah and Derek ? Will Derek give up his new life? Yes he has always had feeling for Hannah, but if she won’t let him in, what’s a guy to do ? Is Hannah ready for motherhood? Is she ready to admit that Derek means more to her than just her brother’s best friend !? What will her brother think of this situation ?
Unexpectedly Yours by Coleen Kwan is a great afternoon read. One I’m happy to recommend