Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid thirties, she’s restless and can’t work out why. Then one day a ten-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.
Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father’s crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close, and never admit weakness. Thanks to an
anonymous egg donor, infertility didn’t stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she’s horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.
When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women
bound by fate, make a family neither expected?
|Publisher:||Bold Strokes Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jenny Frame is from the small town of Motherwell in Scotland, where she lives with her partner, Lou, and their well loved and very spoiled dog.
She has a diverse range of qualifications, including a BA in public management and a diploma in acting and performance. Nowadays, she likes to put her creative energies into writing rather than treading the boards.
When not writing or reading, Jenny loves cheering on her local football team, which is not always an easy task!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is probably the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m not going to lie, it was a great book, but ended much too fast for me. I read it from cover to cover in a day. Although I feel like some of the characters introduced could have had a little bit more to their story, the author did well to tie up loose ends and for the most part the main characters were believable. There was a part close to the end that made me laugh out loud, literally, but I won’t spoil it here.
Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid thirties, she’s restless and can’t work out why. Then one day a ten-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down. Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father’s crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close, and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn’t stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she’s horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother. When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected? This is a book in genres I don’t read too often by an author I’d never read before. It was a well-written story with multi-layered characters that I really enjoyed. I recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Unexpected by Jenny Frame is the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down when her ten-year-old son unexpectedly turns up. Dale McGuire is a woman who likes fast cars and one-night-stands. To finance her business many years before, Dale donated eggs to a fertility clinic. The last thing she ever expected, however, was for the child from that donation to come and find her. Rebecca Harper’s life has taken an unexpected turn when she is forced to quit working because of medical issues with her pregnancy. With little money and a house badly in need of repair, Becca’s stress is already too high. When Dale turns up in her life, she only wants the woman to leave her and the children alone. But Dale refuses to turn her back on people who need her. Can Dale win Becca’s heart, or will the family she never knew she wanted remain out of her reach forever? Unexpected by Jenny Frame is a delightful read. The premise of the story is unusual, which hooked me immediately. From the beginning, I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Dale and Becca to realize they were meant to be together. Becca is a struggling single mom who only wants what is best for her children, and I easily found myself wanting things to get better for her. Dale may seem like a player, but she has a big heart that loves fully, and that made me love her quickly. Both Dale and Becca were easy to love, although there were times when Becca’s behavior felt forced rather than authentic to her character. This complaint, however, did not detract from my reading experience, and I had a hard time putting this book down and returning to the real world. The characters and their unusual situation make this a romance story not to miss.
*I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review* Writing/Style: 3 Not giving it 4 because I feel like the writing itself was great but the POV bothered me. I normally read first person so the fact we were in the head of Becca and Dale at all times bothered me a bit. I would have liked for it to be more set. Like, stay in Dale's head and not know Becca's thoughts and vice versa. But I don't know if that's just me or what. Still very good writing though. It was a fairly quick read and very easy to read. I believe this is an own voices book but I can't personally vouch for the rep. Characters: 3 I loved all of these character (except the ones you're supposed to dislike). I feel like a lot of them weren't as fleshed out as others though. Story: 2 Now the story was very enjoyable but as this is currently a standalone, there were too many loose ends. Like, does Dale ever make up with her sister? What happens to Ash? There were so many things that were just left up in the air and I would have preferred for it to be more of a complete ending. There's always room for more books and I hope there are but I don't think there will be. I also wish that the author would have focused more on Dale's racing and working on cars. I feel like it was mentioned a couple times but we never really got that. With how much Dale loved racing and cars, I feel like it was just pushed on the back burner. Pacing: 2 The pacing was kind of sporadic. I feel like some parts were very "actiony" and others were just slow. The ending felt rushed to me, though. The pacing could have been something that was fixed but personally it seemed to be kind of sporadic. Personal Thoughts: 4 I loved this book. It was so good. Such a quick read and, in my opinion, a lovely little f/f romance. Overall: 14/20 - 4 Stars Overall I loved this book. I do recommend it especially if your looking for this type of story. There are so many possibilities for sequels but I don't think there will be any. I do recommend this and I'm so glad I decided to request it.
I have purchased every book this author has written. Loved them all.