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Unexpected Love Story

(Love Story #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,133 ratings  ·  308 reviews
When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.

I thought I had it all with the best medical practice in the state and the woman of my dreams.
I wore a smile on my face every single day.
I couldn't wait to watch her walk down the aisle and start our forever, except she never did.
My runa
ebook, 181 pages
Published June 5th 2018
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**** 4.5 Stars!!!!****

Again I want to thank Natasha Madison for the gift of her three books in “the Love Story” series... and also “Wrapped up in Reading “ for putting on the contest!

I have to say that I seriously loved Gabe and Crystal, and even though there were a bunch of scenes in this story that I had already read in the first book, I still was highly entertained with the chemistry from this couple!

Review to come!
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Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gabe & Crystal's story was really unexpected in many ways. These two were like water and oil constantly bickering with each other. Crystal has a secret that she holds close to her heart because in her mind that will be a deal breaker with anyone that she has a relationship.

Gabe's been burned and is adamant that h will never give his heart away...though his heart has other plans and before he knows it, he's in deep :-) Crystal really tested my patience at times and I can see why Gabe was constan
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4.5 stars

Talk about a story that gets to you on a personal level, so much of it felt like something I experienced myself or knew of another going through it. Natasha Madison tells a story of love, loss, and acceptance with a story line that is so real it doesn't feel like a fictional book at all. If you're me, you're crying before the book even is 15% through, if you're someone else this might scare you off, but I beg of you, continue reading, it's
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

I loved this book! An enemies-to-lovers romance with epic chemistry, fantastic banter, and passion that practically explodes off the page. It’s fun, feisty, sexy and beautifully heartfelt, and I loved every moment!

This book is the second in the Love series. A trio of interconnected standalones all tied together by the death of a man and the reveal of heartbreaking secrets. You could technically read this one as a standalone, but I would encourage you to read each of these books in order
Cindy M. Green
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cannot express how much I loved Unexpected Love Story...this series so far! I am in love with these characters and the entire storyline ❤️❤️❤️

We met Hailey and Jensen in Perfect Love Story, now we get the fun and flirty development of the relationship between Crystal and Gabe. All the characters are intertwined and mentioned, so there’s no reason not to start at the beginning of this series. Yes, they can be read as stand-alone books...yada, yada, yada. But honestly, why would you want to do t
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG Gabe and Crystal stole my heart

And wow just wait til you find out who book 3 is about 😜

4.5 stars Unexpected Love Story was such an amazing read! Gabe and Crystal truly belong together but both have endured soul crushing moments to get to the point in life where they meet each other; ok maybe until they work together; because the first time they meet well.. I will let you experience that yourself!

Ms Madison elicits so many emotions from the reader in this book; deep heartache, laugh out loud
The Book Bee
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
"With Crystal, I know I won't let her live without me."

SO, after meeting Crystal and Gabe in Perfect Love Story, I couldn't even begin to imagine what the source of all their volatility was. There was so much contention between them that my curiosity was that much more piqued going into this one, and I wanted to know the why of all of it! However, having read this one now, looking back, all I can say now is HA! HA! HA! Madison did such a good job making me smile throughout t
Lu Bielefeld
I was too lazy to write a review.
Andrea Fleury
Ok. This cover is hot as hell. The first book in this series was spot on fabulous. The premise of this book sounded great. As I started reading i went no way I just read this. By 39% I was still reading the same stuff from the first book. Come for god sake can't you say you have to read the first book and this one is a continuation of it. I'm pissed I played for this. I read the last chapters i know what happened. I don't plan on ever reading book 3.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You HAVE to read Perfect Love Story before you read this one. It basically covers the same thing but this is from Crystal and Gabe’s point of view. It’s a different take with different insight but it will still gut you.

Since I read Perfect Love Story, I have been utterly consumed with thinking about Crystal and Gabe and how their story will go. It definitely did not disappoint me in the slightest way, in fact it was way better than I could have imagined.

Crystal is Hailey's co
Diane plourde
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it

I’ve waited until the very end to write my review because I needed to regroup and think about it. This is a 3.5 star story rounded out to 4.

Crystal moves with her best friend who has gone trough a traumatizing event. She takes a nursing job in her new hometown. Imagine her surprise, the doctor she works with is the one night stand she had a while back.

Let’s start with what worked for me. I loved the storyline on this couple. The bantering between these 2 was funny and lighthearted. They had c
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4.5 Doll Face Stars ~

Unexpected Love Story is the second book in Natasha Madison’s Love Series. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first book in the series.

I found this story to be captivating and heartbreaking all at once. I loved the characters, but I knew I would since I loved them in the first book. I think my only real complaint about this story was that the first 1/4 of the book was pretty much a retelling of book 1 (Pe
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Unexpected Love Story is the second book in the Love series and I think that Natasha Madison may have topped her last release in my heart! After meeting Crystal and Gabe in Perfect Love Story I was super excited to get my hands on their story because we were left with some major clues at the end of the first book and I needed to know what was going to happen between them as soon as possible!

The moment I noticed that this book downloaded onto my k
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: confirmed-safe
Just like book 1, I could feel the pain from these characters from page 1. I could also tell Gabe wasn't really hurt from his situation. Just pissed. He fought for Crystal from the beginning. This book was more light hearted and funny. Nothing like book 1. It did have some emotional stuff though. I am so glad this couple got their HEA together. Miracles do happen.p
“I can’t breathe without her.”

What would you do if your dreams were shattered at the young age of nineteen? If all of your hopes just disappeared with only a few words? If you’re anything like the amazing heroine in this book, you would pick yourself up and try and live your life the best way you know how. You would go through the motions day by day, seeing only black and white, with absolutely no color in sight…until you lay your eyes on your salvation. Then nothing else will matter…but him
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed Unexpected Love Story. Gabe and Crystal's story was quite unique and pretty entertaining.

Gabe is like a large yet sexy teddy bear. His loyal and fierce with his friends and family. So when he's left picking up the pieces of a failed relationship, his friends and family are there to help him move forward.

Crystal is the best friend we all love. She's strong in herself, helps everyone out and is always there when you need her. But no one knows that underneath it all, she's protecti
Jackie Wright
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really hope I can do this book justice because if you thought book 1 Perfect Love Story was good then I have to tell you this book is even better, I fell for Gabe and Crystal hook line and sinker,If you love hot sassy strong heroines then you will love Crystal because she is the girl who stands up for herself and takes no nonsense from anyone not even Gabe the man with a sexy smile and a swagger to die for. I don’t want to give to much of the story away so I’m just going to tell you how this s ...more
Big Joe  Rossi
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 in the series and another good read, this one centers around Crystal and her new boss Gabe.

Years ago Crystal received news that shook and shaped her world, before the news she had plans...graduate top of her nursing class, get a prime ER gig and be a mom, now one of those was gone.

Gabe was left at the alter literally but his fiance and while drowning his sorrows meets Jane Doe and they have a no strings one night only best sex of our lives night. Turns out Jane Doe is his new nurse at th
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s always interesting watching two people, who clearly share an attraction, attempt to fight their feelings, refusing to open their hearts again due to a past that’s made them swear off the opposite sex. But a connection like Gabe and Crystal have is not something that will remain dormant, so try as they might, their unexpected love story is ready to be told, so these two need to be ready to help heal each other like they do with the patients that enter their doors.

Gabe and Crystal learned th
Jamie Guellar
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading book 1 in the Love series I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Gabe and Crystal’s story and omg was it ever worth the wait.

I love this couple, loved the chemistry, The arguing and most of all loved how they just fit together. I laughed, I cried and of course I loved!

Crystal is as independent as they come and she never plans to settle down. She gives up her job and moves to another state with her cousin to start over. When she starts her new job she was expecting Gabe. Loved Crystal
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Gabe and Crystal were introduced in the Perfect Love Story (Book 1). After reading the first 1/4 or so of this book, I thought it was going to be a point-of-view retelling of what went down from book one. I was wrong! Gabe and Crystal’s story was so much more; it was unexpected. Unexpected Love Story (Book 2) is the second installment in the Love series. This book pulled on my emotional heartstrings and managed to fog up my Kindle screen. While Unexpected Love Story can be enjoyed as a standalo ...more
Erin Lewis
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Unexpected Love Story (Love #2) by Natasha Madison
This was one of those reads that grabbed me from the first chapter and refused to let me go. I went through so many emotions reading this book that I felt like I was on a never ending roller coaster.There was humour, angst, sadness and so much more.

What to say about Gabe and Crystal? Other than these two souls were meant to find each other I am not sure I can do them justice.Neither Gabe or Crystal ever envisaged finding their o
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
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Jennifer Scovil
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-top-reads
One again Natasha proves why she is one my favorite authors. Unexpected Love Story brings gives us Crystal and Gabe's story who we know from Perfect Love Story.

From the beginning of the story, we find out some news about Crystal that makes my heart break for her. The events that happen in Perfect Love story intertwine here as we see more of what happens. Poor Gabe..what happened to him can make person not trust anyone anymore, so can understand his behavior. I always wondered why he reacted the
Dee Montoya
4 Stars****

I fell in love with Crystal and Gabe when I was reading the first book in this series,Perfect Love Story.
I love how perfectly imperfect they are together, and reading their love story was one awesome ride.

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Gabe thought he had it all, a great medical career, his own practice and the girl of his dreams. He was ready to get married and start a family but everything he thought was right went wrong, and he lost all faith in love. Until he meets the crazy woman who won’t stop yelling an
Shelly's Book Corner
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I absolutely adored Unexpected Love Story. I knew this would be a fabulous read when we met Crystal and Gabe in Perfect Love Story.

Crystal and Gabe are always there for family. Either on their ER floor or at the Alter, family is family. Both gravitate towards each other. The chemistry and attraction was there from the beginning. They both were digging their heels to move their relationship to the next level. Crystal has her reasons why she never wants to get closer to Gabe. Was both to protect
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