Unexpected by Amy Marie - Blog Tour, Book Review,Excerpt & Giveaway

At twenty-seven Erin Decker has the perfect life; a thriving career, a dream home she shares with her best friend Noelle, and a secure relationship with Robert, her handsome and faithful boyfriend. Or so she thinks.

When her visions of a marriage proposal are met with the ultimate betrayal, Erin finds herself in the arms of sexy and strong-willed distraction, Walker Prescott.

Her summer becomes life changing as she realizes Walker has left her with a tiny piece of himself and no way to find him…until he suddenly shows up and turns her world upside down.

Can she let go of her past to make way for a future she never saw coming?

Can Walker be exactly what Erin needs?

Will he give her the perfect life she so desperately craves in the most unexpected way?


      My body isn’t used to this much alcohol. The few glasses of wine I normally drink don’t have me in the middle of a dance “orgy” without remembering how I got there. Sweat is dripping down my neck and tickling the space between my breasts. After the third round of drinks, bought by three different men just wanting to get in my pants, I feel relaxed yet out of control. Noelle is nowhere to be found and in my drunken state I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. The music has taken over my body and I can feel myself letting go of all the stress and anxiety that Robert has caused me. I don’t care who is watching because at this moment I feel like the sexiest person in here.

With my eyes closed I rub my hands along my hips all the way to my hair, pulling it off my neck into a makeshift ponytail. The beat of the music moves through me like an electric wave. When a cool puff of air passes over the back of my neck it feels like water in the Sahara. Larger hands than I’ve ever felt before unexpectedly come around my waist and pull me back into a rock hard chest. My breathing becomes more ragged as the mystery man whispers in my ear.

“Are you hot, baby?” He asks, his hot breath sending shivers down my spine.

My senses are on high alert and despite the fact that I haven’t a clue what he looks like, those four words turn me on instantly. If his voice can do that to me I’d love to see what his enormous hands are capable of. Our bodies connect and sway to the music as his mouth continues to hover just above my shoulder causing tingles to radiate through my body. I can feel his lips grazing the crease of my neck and when he nips my skin my knees go weak. My head falls back involuntarily giving him more access to continue his sensual assault. He smells delicious, and the soft suctioning kisses he places up my neck cause me to moan in anticipation. I have to see the man who is releasing all my inhibitions.

Reluctantly I turn my heated body around feeling the loss of his soft lips, but what I’m rewarded with is a vision of godliness. Standing at what appears to be well over six feet tall is the most panty-dropping specimen that I have ever laid my eyes upon. I should have turned around sooner! His plain black t-shirt hugs every single slender muscle in his sexy ass arms. The faded blue jeans he wears are snug, even more so where his zipper lies, showing me how much he is turned on. His dark brown hair is a styled mess; short on the sides but longer up top. I can’t help but wonder what it would feel like to grab hold of it and tug. Hard. A grin flashes across his face, as if he’s read my mind, and I see a hint of just one dimple on the right side of his mouth. His green eyes appear hungry as they shamelessly take me in from my toes to my own starving eyes. I swallow hard and try to catch my breath.

“I thought you looked good from behind but damn if you don’t look heavenly from this angle,” he says loudly, over the music.

He grabs both of my hands, circling them around his neck. With our height difference my forehead falls into his chest perfectly, as if we are two pieces of a puzzle. I try to control my breathing; the alcohol is coursing through my veins now. Freeing my hands from their hold, they find their way down and softly graze over his pecs and then the ripple of his abs. They falter as they come in contact with not a six pack but, a …1,2,3,… eight pack! I see his chest rising and falling rapidly. I think he must be as turned on by me as I am by him. Impossible.

Unexpected follows the story of Erin Decker, a 28 year old grade six Math teacher at Hudson Middle School as she deals with her heartbreak when she caught her 5 year-long boyfriend doing the deed doggy style with his personal secretary. What hurt the most was she actually thought the he would propose because of the state of Rob’s house when she came to surprise him.

How would she get back the five long years she wasted for her ex-boyfriend? How would she even move on when all her family relatives really thought they would end up married one day?

Thanks to Noelle – the potty mouthed, neat freak best friend. So a night to forget is what she planned. Lots and lots of alcohol to drown the emotion. Then Walker comes gyrating behind Erin as she dances, until one thing led to another, then came the one night stand.

The fun part comes when I figured why it was entitled Unexpected. There are exactly those moments that happens and we can’t find any reason of explanation for it. We hurt. We experience things that make us question our existence only to find out that there are better things in store for us. That’s what this book is all about. Sometimes, dire things happen to us to lead us to a more prolific life.

Walker Prescott is a 23 year old fresh out of university who happens to be the newest Math teacher at Hudson Middle School. And oh? I mentioned that Erin also teaches there right? Yeah yeah. And oops, Erin has the baby bump.

What I liked about Walker was that, he didn’t ran from his responsibility. He was somewhat thrilled over the idea of having a baby. BUT, I think the author got a little too dreamy when she was constructing his character, because honestly, he’s too good to be true. I really think he’s character is what every woman has written on their list when their fantasizing over their must haves for an ideal man.

Erin, on the other hand, was kind of infuriating sometimes, not even realizing how lucky she was to have him as the father of her unborn child. I just hate how she keeps on letting her insecurities take charge.

As much as I want to rate this book than 3, I can’t. Because I’m kind of uncertain if I liked it or not. So I’d just rate a 3. It has its wonderful moments, but there are also those parts that too lengthy that I tend to skip. For me, the quality of a book isn’t on the length of the book, it’s on how the plot was put together, how the characters were developed and how all the hitches were resolved in the end.
Amy Marie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Virginia Beach with her fantastically crazy husband and two kids.

As an avid reader, she never dreamed of writing her own novel until the characters started haunting her at night and in the shower.  Wanting to get it down on paper she set off on a journey that has been more than she could have ever dreamed. 

When not writing, she can be found carting her kids around, breaking up their fights, cleaning up messes, teaching Zumba, or reading. 

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