UNEXPECTED by Amy Marie ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review, & 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

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.

Okay, this just may be one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever read. I believe Amy Marie has nailed down every woman’s dream man with Walker Prescott in her debut novel, UNEXPECTED. For sure she’s perfectly characterized mine. He’s tall, with dark hair, green eyes, charming, a killer body, can dance and sing, loves his job working with kids even though he’s wealthy enough to not have to work, has mad skills in the bedroom and a gift for talking dirty in a very alpha man way. All things that would steal any woman’s heart (give or take a few details for personal preferences), but none of that is what really makes him the perfect dream man and lands him squarely at the top of my fantasy book boyfriend list. What puts him there is the way he loves. Walker falls hard for Erin Decker the first night he meets her, but foolishly lets her slip away. When he finds himself with a second chance, when fate brings them back into each other’s lives, he is determined not to make the same mistake. He devotes himself to her. He’s not a bit shy at showing his adoration, his loyalty, his romantic side, his lust for her and his love. Even if he has to be a bit commanding to do it. He puts her needs first in every thing he does as he sets out to show her she’s the woman he intends to love, honor and be faithful to for the rest of his life. THAT is his sexist attribute and believe me it’s a tough competition when the man oozes sex appeal without even trying. And when he does have seduction in mind? Hot, hot, HOT!!

Erin Decker is beautiful, smart, funny with a curvy body that makes most men drool. Unfortunately for her ex, he didn’t appreciate the woman he had. This worked out well for Erin, because she deserved so much better than the cheating creep who was only holding her back. Her hilarious, though uh, slightly slutty, best friend and roommate since their freshman year of college, Noelle, knows just what to do to get Erin on the road to her fresh start. She takes her out to dance, get a little drunk and let loose. Erin is up for one night of fun, but not a one night stand, until she lays her eyes on the smoking’ hot Walker whose slightest touch causes her body to shiver with arousal and anticipation. He’s irresistible and she doesn’t even try to deny it. But in the morning she forces herself to walk away.

Amy Marie has written a tender, modern day fairytale love story that is filled with colourful well-developed characters, snappy dialogue, some seriously hot sexin’, laugh-out-loud situations, typical family times, a little heartbreak, and some ex’s who frankly get what they deserve. As I believe Mary Poppins said, “It’s practically perfect in every way.” I know I devoured every word and pouted when it was over. Not to say it didn’t conclude with a wonderful HEA, because it did, but I always hate closing the cover on a great story. I am thrilled to know there will be a sequel. That the outrageous, Noelle will be getting her own love story. That I will get to revisit the friends I’ve made. And of course, my dreamy new book boyfriend, Walker Prescott. 5 stars

~Received a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review.

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. 



Twitter: https://twitter.com/authoramymarie


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