Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Review: Unexpectedly Hers (Sterling Canyon #3) by Jamie Beck

****3.5 Stars****

This is the third book in the Sterling Canyon series and while I enjoyed it, I didn't exactly love it like I loved the other books in the series. I found this one to be quite slow going and didn't hold my attention how I want a book to. To be honest, I skimmed through some of it because I found it to be very repetitive. The characters seemed to have the same arguments over and over again which I found to be quite annoying.

Shy and quiet Emma Duffy helps run her family's bed-and-breakfast but at night she secretly writes erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in the Colorado town she lives in. Emma's double life is put to the test when her mother books the whole inn to a professional snowboarder, Wyatt Lawson. The same man that Emma has a lurid one night stand with that became the inspiration for her novel and the sexy as sin hero. He doesn't seem to remember her and she hopes he never will.

When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon, his main focus is to start training to get back on the snowboarding circuit after he had to take a hiatus when his brother suffered a life altering brain injury in competition. The last thing he expects is to fall for a girl, especially one that is not his usual type. But unlike his usual types, Emma isn't using him...until Emma's pen name and novel come to light. Wyatt can withstand a tumble or two from his athletic training, but how will his heart survive the crash and burn of his relationship with Emma?

I absolutely Wyatt and his brother Ryder. I felt for Ryder and all the struggles he went through on a daily basis with his traumatic brain injury (TBI). The author really did her research on TBIs because the mood swings, light sensitivities and attitude changes from before the accident to after fit his diagnosis to a T. The thing that really bothered me about this book was the fact that Emma based her life around her mother and was afraid to really do anything and really be herself for fear that her mother would disown her or something. I found Emma's character to be really weak throughout the course of this book and she gave off a very different vibe than what I got from being introduced to her in books 1 & 2 in the series. Other than that, the book was filled with angst and passion and emotion and I actually quite enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from this author.

By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family’s bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town.

But Emma’s real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero. Worse, a film crew is documenting his comeback just as her debut is about to hit the shelves. Emma’s only saving grace is that Wyatt doesn’t remember her—and hopefully he never will.

When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon for several weeks of intense training, the last tumble he expects to take is falling for a girl, especially one as shy as Emma. Unlike groupies with their hidden agendas, she isn’t using him—or so he believes…until the film crew uncovers Emma’s pen name and steamy novel.

Wyatt’s comeback run can withstand a fall or two, but can his heart recover from this crash and burn?

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