Saturday, August 15, 2020

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review: LOVE UNEXPECTED by Q.B.Tyler


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Release Date: August 12


I’d only wanted one kiss.

One kiss, under the dark of night, in a city where no one knew us.

One kiss fueled by my hormones and alcohol and the blinding grief over losing my mother.

One kiss from the man I told myself was untouchable.

But, it didn’t stop at one kiss.

And now we are running full speed down a road with no intention of stopping.

His touch disarms me.
His kiss revives me.
But, our love, could destroy me.

*This is a taboo novel and is intended for mature audiences only.


I tried to step out of my norm and try something I typically do not read and as a bonus, try out a “new to me” author at the same time, but unfortunately, this was a flop for me. I did not connect with this story nor its characters on any level. I wavered on my feelings towards this story. At times, I would find myself being lost in their story, but then something would happen that would make me cringe. This was a stepfather/step daughter romance, which when I first stumbled upon it, it sounded like a good change of pace to the whole step brother trend that is out there, but unfortunately, I was mostly just disturbed by the age difference (he is 41 and she’s 18) and the times she referred to him as “daddy”. Maybe if he would not have been her father figure for 7+ years of her life (age 10-17), I could have overlooked it. Maybe if she would have been in her 20s and he would have been in his 30, I could have enjoyed the taboo aspect. Maybe maybe maybe…the list could go on, but plain and simple, THIS story did not work for me and that bummed me out because I was really looking forward to it.

On top of those struggles I had, I felt like the story didn’t flow well and it had some plot holes and twists that just didn’t quite gel and make sense in context to the story IMO. And then to top it off, the book ended in a rushed manner and with a neat little bow. There was VERY LITTLE struggle in regards to their loved ones accepting their relationship. Realistically, there would have been more obstacles that came up in their lives that they would have needed to deal with in order to be together. In the end, for me, the best part of the story was the sex scenes. They were most definitely steamy and those moments are the only moments I felt a true connection between the two main characters. I think I just needed MORE development. The concept was great, but the execution wasn’t 100% IMO.

Now I know that this is a popular storyline/trope for some romance readers and there has been times where I really enjoy a good age gap story, when it is done right, but this one wasn’t done right FOR ME. But if you’re the type of reader that just needs something that is quick, with a surface level story, little depth/analyzing, very little angst or drama, daddy issues, and a huge age difference…then THIS story could be for you. Each to their own.

2.5 stars


Meet Q.B. Tyler:
Write. Wine. Work. Repeat.
A look inside the mind of a not so ex-party girl’s escape from her crazy life.
Hailing from the Nation's Capital, Q.B. Tyler, spends her days constructing her "happily ever afters" with a twist,
featuring sassy heroines and the heroes that worship them. But most importantly the love story that develops despite
inconvenient circumstances.

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