Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review - Unexpected - EA Sutton - Rebecca






Molly, abandoned by her parents at sixteen, survives living on the streets with the help of two older homeless women. They rescued her when no one else would and for that, they are her family. Despite her short comings, Molly is desperate to finish high school without it being known she has no home. The foster care system has already let down one of her friends and she refuses to become part of the system. She keeps her head down, her grades up, and is well on her way to making it for herself. That is, until Beckett Montgomery comes into the picture.

Beckett Montgomery lives alone in a house larger than any eighteen year old boy should have. His uncle shows up on occasion when he’s not traveling for business but his laid back demeanor means Beckett can do pretty much whatever he wants. He’s Orion High’s quintessential bad boy but what lies underneath is a shock to everyone, including Molly.

When the two are paired up to study together Beckett learns things about Molly’s life he never expected and Molly sees the real Beckett that no one else has ever had the chance to witness. Together, they go on an emotional journey through some of the best times and come to a point in their relationship where they are tested. Can they make it through one of the hardest times they will face or will they ultimately be too different and go their separate ways? Either way, they both will be changed forever.


4 stars
I couldn't help but feel terrible for Molly from the get go.  She's been dealt a pretty crappy hand in life at this point in time, and despite her age she's doing remarkably well with being able to handle everything and continue pursuing what she needs to in life.  She's got more on her plate than most adults would be able to handle, yet still trekking along and succeeding where she can.   She's doing so well, she's even been asked to help tutor another student, which is of course where the real nitty gritty of this story comes in. 

Beckett seemed like such a jerk at first, but quickly you realize there's more layers to him than first thought.  He's not just the snooty bad boy you expect him to be – he's actually got a heck of a heart on him.  Even with differing circumstances, the things they have in common are ultimately what help them bond together.  

This book is a quick read – quick, but good. My biggest complaint – which may end up being something positive down the road – damn that cliffhanger all to hell!!  I'm impatient as heck, so cliffys always make me grumble a bit, but overall the rest of the story is a well-put together quick read and I'd recommend it.   My only suggestion would be if you're not sure of cliffhangers and they drive you crazy and you want all your questions answered, you may want to wait until the next book is out and read them back to back.  

“I see what you’re looking at.” He whispers seductively in my ear. “Don’t worry. We won’t do anything you don’t want to.” He pulls me by the ends of my hair until I’m standing beneath the water again.

I am a 29 year old married mother of 2. Writing has always been a passion of mine; ranging from poems and short stories to novella's. My wish is to someday see my name on the big screen with a production based on something I've written or thought up. Reading is also a passion of mine and nothing makes me happier than seeing my son grab a book when he sees me reading on my nook or a paperback. It's a great experience I hope to share with my daughter as well when she's older.

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