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Unexpected Love

(A Moment in Time)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  58 reviews
When I said, "I do," I meant it for life.
When he said, "I do," he didn't mean it at all.

Divorced and single, I'm ready to find true love.
When a business deal requires me to create an online dating account,
I find myself drawn to Mister_Mystery.

He's not looking for love.
I'm not looking for another lie.

We decide to never meet.
But fate has something very different in min
Published May 20th 2019 (first published May 17th 2019)
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Lydia H
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristin Mayer writes the swooniest heroes ever, I swear. Lucian was 100% yummy. He was kind, generous, protective, and sexy AF. I loved reading his scenes with Remmy! Swoooon!

Addilyn was a great character too! Witty, sweet, strong, and super kind-hearted. She had gone through a tough situation but she didn’t allow that to define her, but rather make her stronger, and I loved that about her.

The chemistry between Lucian and Addilyn was undeniable. Their story was a sweet one with more than a few
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
↪ R E V I E W ↩

Not my first read by this author & every single book I have read has been a TOP FAVORITE!! This one takes the cake, the words and actions...just perfect!

This story is unique, easy to read and OH SO ROMANTIC. The way they meet, the way Lucian (by the way THE MOST PERFECT NAME FOR THIS HERO!) and Addilyn technically meet, fate has a strange way of working. I will tell you that you will enjoy all the side characters BUT you will FALL IN LOVE with the hero and heroine! The events
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5 ’Sweet’ Stars

It’s official. Kristin Mayer is the Queen of Contemporary Romance. She’s like the best, ever. A true magician. A freaking unicorn.And she successfully ruined me for any other book boyfriend when she created Lucian Black.Ladies, I do hope your heart is ready to be stolen by this swoon-worthy knight. He has mine now and he refuses to hand it back to me. But who cares, he can have it.

This story is easily a top read of the year. The BOOK, with all caps.

Addalyn is the perfec
Thuy Taylor
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristin Mayer has done it again. This book was fan freakintastic. You need this book! I just could not put it down. She writes the swooniest, protective, loving, sweetest heros everrrr.

Addilyn has been through the ringer terribly and she is just picking up the pieces and getting her life back together, starting over. Lucian is going through a divorce and major custody battle. He is fighting hard for his son, Remmy. Lucian is the PERFECT loving, protective father anyone could ask for. Oh my, his
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, tour
Unexpected Love was hands down was one of my great romance read for this year. Addilyn and Lucian's were both wary of getting out there to build a relationship. uffering from a nasty divorce and still recovering, They met through a dating app that Addilyn was working out on and instantly connected. Things get real interesting when they unofficially met each other at a toy drive and felt the atttaction. Imagine later on when they learned the truth of their real identity.

I couldn't get enough of
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unexpected Love is a book that will fill your heart with love, warmth and happiness. Lucian and Addilyn have both loved and lost in love, something that should have them second guessing the attraction between them. These two characters show strength and give you inspiration that you will feel deep into your soul. Their path to true love is not easy and is filled with complications and heartache, but all the angst and mayhem will be worth the satisfaction and contentment that their story will lea ...more
Amy [The Little Bookworm]
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I went into this book completely blind. I didn’t read the blurb. That being said I love Kristin Mayer, so I knew that this book would be amazing and I was not disappointed.

Addilyn was abandoned, she was hurt, she was drug through the trenches and still has managed to come out strong on the other end. She is a true fighter, especially when she could have given up so many times. I love a strong heroine.

Lucian, that man is EXTREMELY swoon worthy. His protectiveness, his sweet side, his kind side
Millennial Book Life Crisis - Samantha
This book definitely exceeded my expectations, especially after it was my first full read by Kristin! I found her previously through a book she wrote with Kelly Elliott, and I loved that book so much that I decided to give this one a shot, and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it! Addilyn has been pretty shy on easing back into the dating world after a bad divorce, much like Lucian. When they meet on chance after talking through a dating app, they decide to give a relationship a g ...more
Nancy Metsch
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was floored by this book.
Lucian Black owns me, hook, line and sinker along with his son sweet little boy Remmy. There are so many things to say. Lucian is a good man with a heart of gold. JUST don't mess with him. He loves with all he has.
Addilyn DeRoss had a rough start. She was lucky enough to have a grandmother who loved with her whole heart,
Neither of them were looking for love, much less a relationship. BUT as always fate has other plans. Kristin took me on a roller coaster of emotion
Lynne Garlick
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My!! Seriously, Kristin Mayer has done it again! Unexpected Love drew me in from the first page, the connection between Lucian and Addilyn was almost instant. Both being scarred from previous relationships hadn't deterred them from the feelings they had for each other, but there seemed so many obstacles to over come. It was truly a beautiful thing to watch as their relationship changed and grew. Would they find their HEA? And then there was Remmy, Lord he totally melted my heart!
I did not w
 Leo (Queen of the Rants)
This was drama, drama and more drama.
I liked the heroine’s bff. Her book is next I’ll be sure to read it.
I’ve been reading books where the hero can’t keep their dicks in their pants but this one was loyal. I didn’t cared how they demonized the hero’s ex. She was on drugs and hero should have helped her.

Karen Sedgman
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! Unexpected Love is a story that draws you into Addilyn & Lucian love story, the connection was instant! Both have been mistreated by previous partners! But these two found that overwhelming love with each other, perfect ending! Looking forward to reading more by Kristin!
Lisa Waugh
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucian, LUCIAN.....L.U.C.I.A.N!!!!!! Yes all caps must be used when typing his name! Seriously, he has got to be one of my top bbf’s ever! Kristin has always written the most captivating stories...from her very first novel to Unexpected Love, and when it comes to her characters this is no exception!
With a superb storyline of love, betrayal, loss and a bit of suspense thrown in the mix, you can’t help but to be in it for the long haul. Leading characters who light up the pages made reading this
Franci Neill
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kristin-mayer
5 They Create Their Own World Stars!!!

I say this with every book Ms. Mayer writes….I FREAKING LOVED this book!!! Lucian, Addilyn and Remmy are EVERYTHING!! These two were definitely NOT looking for love and in fact were doing everything possible to avoid it. But sometimes fate has other plans and given that they “met” before they actually meet just made it that much better!

Lucian is a man that is all alpha all the time…except when it comes to his son Remmy and then he’s in alpha overdrive prot
Lynn Lim
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unexpected Love by the fabulous Kristin Mayer, has become one of my absolute favorites of 2019!! Highly emotional (have the tissues ready ladies), humorous, and mysterious.
I absolutely LOVED everything in this book!! Lucian and Addilyn blew my mind, their love for each other…sigh! Every person’s dream, to find that kind of love. Especially, after they were both so hurt by previous relationships, their love was just astounding!!! I loved ALL of the characters in this book, b
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
You have to love UNEXPECTED LOVE in all scenarios, and in Kristin Mayer's case Unexpected Love is one of those scenarios. Kristin Mayer has the ability to write anything, and no matter the trope I will love it. Her writing shows no bounds and is done with such grace, it makes reading her words that much easier. Unexpected Love is truly what this book is about. It was set at such a wonderful pace, with twists and turns that were not over done or drawn out. It made for a more fulfilling read that ...more
Caroline (WORLD OF BOOKS) Scott

"Don't you know? we make our own music. We always have"

Some authors are naturals some have to work at it and then there are some that just blow your mind away with every book you read. Kristin Mayer is one such author and this book is no different.

This is a romance but intertwined in a wonderfully written, knee jerking can't put down book until the end of the story but still wishing there was more to read.

This story is like a well made soufflé or should I say Hot Dog!- all the
Jennifer Pierson
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a HUGE fan of Kristin Mayer's stories, so I'm not sure she's ever write one that I won't love, and Unexpected Love did not disappoint. I mean, Lucian, holy hell, is he YUMMY Usually I don't use that word often, but it's only fitting for him. He's the hero who I fell in love with instantly. Our heroine was Addalyn, who went through something sucky & emotional, but luckily, it didn't bring her to her knees, though painful. Nope, it only made her stronger so yay for GIRL POWER! She & Lu ...more
Lisa   cheney
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book more than anything, yes it's a boy meets girl, girl falls for boy But there is so much more that is in this book that you will be like YES Kristin Mayer is a GOD. Addilyn never dreamed that she would be divorced and starting all over in a new town new job but she is doing it. working for an agency that is launching a dating app she has to make sure of what she is pitching so she goes on the app on to start talking to Mister Mystery. Lucian Black is a Man who doesn't have the ti ...more
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Loved it!

Addilyn DeRoss is a beautiful soul who has been burned by her past, but she is moving on in her life to make it better. She is thriving and working hard to be her own woman without needing a man. Until one day her and her Mystery Man meet although they were never supposed too. From there she will find out what it is when things come unexpectedly.

Lucian Black, head of black media is going through some hard times after his own problems from the past keep coming up. He doesn'
Penny Layne
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's funny how one little sentence can change your life...“I’d recommend the hot dog stand on Madison and 55th.”

Addilyn works in marketing a new dating app. (Let's be honest, I'm not technology savvy, so the job aspect was over my head) But to get a true grasp of this app, she makes herself a profile and goes on, immediately clicking with another user, Mister Mystery. Mister Mystery and Aurora Rose chat often but never give intimate or personal details. (Think You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks and
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently found Kristin Mayer and have been loving every book I have read of hers so far. In Unexpected Love we get the story of unexpected possibilities full of charm and the best kind of feels! I devoured this story from start to finish. It was such a fun and sweet journey.

Though Addalyn could have easily fallen into despair after everything she has been through, she was strong and determined. I loved that about her. But she was not ready for anything new right now. Lucian stole my heart. He
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I love about Kristin Mayer is she never gives you the same old story. Her books are always full of twists and surprises that you never see coming. Unexpected Love is just what I expected and everything I wasn't.
Lucian and Addilyn have both been burned by love in the past. Both of them sure that love will never find them again. When they are charged with testing a new dating app, they don't expect to meet someone that they have an instant connection with. I loved these character
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Mayer never disappoints. This book will have you totally swooning❤ Lucians character is amazing. I loved the fact that even though he was wealthy he was humble. Lucian is just getting out of a failed marriage and is just trying to focus on his son when his friend gets him to try out his dating app for business reasons.

Addilyn is just the sweetest. I love her independence. She is finally moving on from her marriage that turned out to be nothing like she thought it would. She was wronged in s
Kari Hansen
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Addilyn married she believed in happy ever after however she soon learnt that fairy tales don’t exist. She finds herself still healing from her divorce and now finds herself researching a relationship as the last thing she needs is a relationship.

After his last experience with love Lucian has decided that he is not going down that road again. The only good thing to come from that experience is his son Remmy and he will do whatever is necessary to protect him.

They connect on the app and neit
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review.

Unexpected Love is only my second read from author Kristin Mayer but its very obvious that she has a knack for writing swoon-worthy heroes.
The story of Addilyn and Lucian isn't what most would think of a typical contemporary romance. Both main characters are divorced, though they had two different experiences and neither are looking to get serious with someone again, guarding their hearts against reliving the past. Of course, fate h
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Reader*

5 stars all the way. This book definitely exceeded my expectations. I have read many of Kristin Mayers. She has a wonderful way of writing that pulls you with each page turn. Unexpected Love is a book that is filled with so much love. Lucian and Addilyn have both loved and lost. They show great strength. Their path to true love is rocky and is filled with lots of complications and heartache (as all great romances are). But their HEA is one I will re-read for many years to come.
One of
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Kristin Mayer is the Queen of romance with a twist! I never see the unexpected happening until it’s to late! Each one of her stories has later of mystery that sucks you in and doesn’t let you go even after the final words!

Unexpected love was a beautiful story about two people letting go their pasta so that it stopped dictating their future! Addilyn is a woman who has been betrayed time after time and built her defenses so she never had to feel that type of pain again! Lucian is a man who has ha
Jolene St Germain Triggs
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Great book that checks all my boxes! Plenty of drama, heartbreak and angst to keep your heart engaged and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages. Smart sassy heroine Addilyn has been burned once, will she risk it again? And poor Lucian, he's also been put through the ringer. They both worked really hard to get to their HEA. I love the interconnecting stories this author does, because you get attached to the background characters, Wynter has definitely piqued my curiosity and I'm for sure ...more
Paula M.
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love love it!

I don't even know where to start to convey how good this book is. Lucian and Addilyn story is just so good! Plus Remmy! 😭 It was a "one sitting read" type of book to me because I could not put it down. Usually I read romance books because book boyfriends are the best and although Lucian was that, and dreamy too, Addilyn was just amazing; at every turn and with every decision; with every challenge and every curve ball. The sass with Wynter, Kaysen, and Thor is just cherry o
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