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Didn't Expect You

(Against All Odds #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  587 ratings  ·  200 reviews
USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa brings you a fresh romantic comedy filled with an unexpected surprise, a wicked billionaire, and plenty of laughs.

The right life is the one you never see coming.

I had it all. The luxury apartment, hot dates, and the big office to go with long nights at work.
Life was perfect.
But after a one-night stand, two little lines on a pre
Paperback, 298 pages
Published September 16th 2020
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Claudia Burgoa
Sep 15, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

Meet billionaire adrenaline junky Nathaniel Chadwick. Everyone’s favorite playboy…and fall in love with him in this light-hearted standalone romantic comedy.

Playboy meets single Mom to Be.
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Didn’t Expect You is the second book in the Against All Odds series by Claudia Burgoa. While I loved the first book, Wrong Text, Right Love, which was Persy and Ford’s story, I adored this book. This is about Nyx, Persy’s sister, and Nate, Ford’s brother. I loved every single thing about this book.

Nyx Brassard is one of four siblings in the Brassard family. We got to know Persy who is outgoing, carefree and adventurous. Nyx is the sensible one. She is a lawyer. Her life revolves around spending
Erin Lewis
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Didn't Expect You (Against All Odds #2) by Claudia Y Burgoa
This is probably one of my favourite books from Ms.Burgoa. Didn't Expect You is an entertaining read and I was invested in this story from the first to the last chapter.
Nate and Nyx are so opposite it is hard to believe that they could blend together, however, they really do. They are both so focused and determined but the banter and bond that they share was to hard to ignore. Their chemistry sizzled and I enjoyed the
Nadine Bookaholic
I Love, Love, Love Nathaniel “Nate” Chadwick!!! He was truly amazing throughout the entire story. There wasn't a time I didn't root for him. Most see Nate as a playboy but there is so much more to him and some of it will soften your heart if not crush it completely.

Friendship is the key even though there was always sparks flying. The first book in the series I compared to You've Got Mail but this book is so unique I don't think I have seen or read anything remotely similar.

You can read my full
Michele McMullen
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my Claudia has once again wooed me with her words and gave me characters that I fell in love with and could not wait to watch their story unfold.
Nate and Nyx could not be more opposite. Nate is an adrenalin junkie and quite the playboy. He has no desire to settle down or find the right woman. Nyx is detailed oriented that loves routine and facts. She has no need to be tied down and a relationship will be on her terms. What happens when you are thrown together due to family and situations the
Jo Reads Romance
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Another fantastic read
5 stars

My first experience of Claudia Y. Burgoa was the novel that precedes this one in the Against All Odds series, Wrong Text, Right Love. Each novel stands completely alone from the other, but I absolutely adored Wrong Text, and would highly recommend that book as much as I do this one.

Because this book was just as delicious as the first book in the series. Said series follows siblings Persephone, Nyx and Eros (their parents are slightly quirky!) as they go through c
Jessica Alcazar
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story for Claudia Y. Burgoa!! The storyline was entertaining and engaging and it’s impossible not to root for Nate and Nyx. She wrote such a perfect blend for them both. They were opposites but yet not. They worked really well together and had such great chemistry that I wanted to read about them forever! The more I read by this author the more I become a super-fan!

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Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
this is the ultimate fantasy book!!
no, you are correct this is still contemporary romance but what I meant is this is one of those this shit only could happen in books...
imagine getting accidentally pregnant with a colleague on a mediocre one-night stand and then get to have a love story with a billionaire who for some reason falls in love with you, provides you with all financial and emotional support you need, and loves the baby as his own...
sure everything is oh so convenient BUT if you need
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Claudia Y. Burgoa Fans, Romance
5 Learning What You Need Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
This is the second book in the Against All Odds series. Claudia Burgoa did it again, she touched my heart, made me all swoony, and gave me the story I wanted without my knowing I did.

This has all the elements to draw you in, a surprise pregnancy, a man who knows about it and is the rock our gal needs.
All of them are inter-connected by sisters and brothers causing them to try to stay in the friend zone but having the desire for
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the story of Nyx, a woman and a workaholic, who has already planned out all her life when a day she finds out she is expecting a child from a one night stand and she has to take a break and rearrange everything. Fortunately Nate, a billionaire and an adrenaline-seeker, comes into her life helping her to navigate in this new journey.

I really enjoyed Didn't Expect You, it was a nice and cute read.
I loved Nyx and Nate friendship even if I wanted them to act on their attraction, not only ph

Sunny Shelly Reads
Didn't Expect You was a great follow-up to Wrong Text, Right Love. I am really enjoying the Broussard siblings in their quest for love. This story kind of overlaps the end of WTRL, and follows the slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance between Ford's twin, Nate, and Persy's sister, Nyx.

Nyx is the responsible one of the Broussard bunch. While she and Nate butt heads a bit at first, a friendship develops between them, and he eventually begins to convince her that she needs to let loose and have fun.
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Didn’t Expect You is a refreshing surprise of a book that I needed in 2020! Nyx captivated me in her sisters book and Nate oh I knew her and Nate would be oil and water because both are so strong and so independent! Their banter but undeniable attraction pulled me in! They resisted the pull and in that resistance they formed an unbreakable bond!

I loved seeing the growth and transformation these two went through! Full of trials and tribulations but so much love surrounding them they battled the
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
This was unexpected but so good. This is one of those stories that hit you in the feels from beginning to end. Nyx and Nate are so different yet so alike that it was hard to not see them together. What I loved most of their relationship was that it developed organically. Yes, you can feel their attraction but their actual coming together doesn't happen overnight and as a reader, you are invested. As much as Nate would want to be portrayed differently, he actually is sweet and protective and I lo ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Nyx may be the "boring" one in the family, as her younger sister accuses her of, but her life is about to become unboring thanks to an unplanned pregnancy. But while her life has changed drastically, someone steps up and is there for her, there with her, as she navigates this new phase of her life.

Nate cannot seem to get enough of beautiful Nyx. Even though she's pregnant, he wants to be around her, near her, and be there when her baby is
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always love me some Claudia and this second book in the Against All Odds Series does not disappoint! The quirky Brassard family and the Chadwicks come together again in this surprise baby story.

Nyx Brassard is the one who takes care of her siblings. She is a lawyer and a self professed workaholic. Her sister Persy is living with Ford Chadwick, and his twin brother Nate is at their house at the same time she visits. There are definite sparks between them but both are warned to stay away from ea
Caroline F
This was a sweet, humorous and heartwarming story of two people who initially fall in lust, but don't do anything about it because life is complicated!

"The moment my lips touch her skin, there's an electrical surge that zaps me, stopping my heart, even my breathing."

Nathaniel Chadwick is a wealthy, unattainable playboy. He's happy playing the field because he's been burnt by love in the past. However, where Nyx Brassard is concerned, his head and heart seem to be at war, and no matter how many
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5* Unexpected Stars

I was excited to read Nyx’s story after meeting her and Nate in Wrong Text, Right Love, the first book in the, Against All Odds Series.

This was a very slow burn friends to lover’s romance. When Nate Chadwick discovers that Nyx is pregnant and alone, he vows to take care of her and the baby even though it is not his. Unbeknown to them, they are both secretly harbouring feelings towards each other. The banter between Nyx and the sexy playboy Nate was hilarious and entertainin
Victoria Weston
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is part of a series, Against All Odds Series and is book #2. I enjoyed reading this book and it's a real friends to lovers romance story and is a real relaxing romantic comedy book.

Nyx is a beautiful, independent, head strong woman who is very responsible and is always looking after the people she loves.

Nate has playboy billionaire ways but is actually a really great guy that is protecting his heart from hurt. He has a strong connection to Nyx and little does he know that she's pregnan
Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
Didn’t Expect You is fun, sweet and charming in the all best ways possible!! I loved Nyx and Nate in Wrong Text Right Love with their flirty banter and I couldn’t wait to read their story. Given Nyx’s sassy and headstrong personality, Nate’s playboy ways and closed off heart and with a surprise pregnancy thrown in, I just knew this book was going to keep me entertained. Claudia Burgoa got creative with the storyline and didn’t disappoint in the least bit. Their dynamic and irresistible attractio ...more
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Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Claudia Burgoa
Didn't Expect You (Against All Odds Book 2)
This the second book the series Against All Odds
This is my first time reading from this author
I liked the story plot and how well this book was written.
I loved how Nix&Nate was introduced in the story.
I was involved with the story I was glad I was able
See what becomes of the characters.
Sorry no spoilers.
But I what I can say is that is a good romance book.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story.
I’m looking forward to reading
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of my favorite genre of books to read! I fell in love with Nyx and Nate from the very beginning. The day I found Ms. Burgoa and her writing was an amazing day because I really can’t wait to read any of her books these days! I’m in Covid jail right now so it came at just the right tone as the perfect distraction that I needed!! I couldn’t put it down!!
Athena D.
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 STARS

I can't get enough of Claudia's books. All of her characters have the ability to entice and pull you into their stories! This one did just that, Nyx and Nate's story was wholly charming. Didn’t Expect You by Claudia Burgoa is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

Sunday Book Blues
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love that Claudia’s stories are about so much more than a romance. In this case, Didn’t Expect You is about life, figuring out what the characters want and finding love in a family.
As usual, we find complex and relatable characters that are never the same as they were at the beginning, they constantly change and evolve. And I thing that we, as a readers, aren’t the same neither. Because we can’t but get involved in their stories. We’re drawn to their world and their personal pursuit of happine
Sara Oxton
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Didn’t Expect You by Claudia Burgoa a five-star read that will surprise you. This is number two in the Against All Odds series but they can be read a stand-alone, as they show us a different member of the Brassard family and well Eros cant come quickly enough for me, I need more Brassards in my life, even if their folks are crazy, in love but still crazy. We all need a Nathaniel Chadwick in or lives, to swoop in and save us, well that’s not right, not save us, just help us in the best way possib ...more
Jennifer D.
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sweet and funny romance! I couldn't put it down and was just what I needed. I really enjoyed watching Nate and Nyx's relationship develop from friends to lovers. It was definitely slow burn in the best ways! 😍 I seriously loved Nate and was rooting for him from the start. He was by Nyx's side through all that life decided to throw at her. They are such a great couple!

I love how Claudia wove this book with her Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series! Getting a little more of Pierce
PP's Bookshelf
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Didn't Expect You by Claudia Burgoa was a sweet and adorable romance with just the right hint of angst. This cute love story was all about finding love in the most unlikely places. It will warm your heart and make you swoon.

Nyx Brassard is the most sensible and responsible person in her family of eccentric and quirky people. Her life as lawyer is all work and no play. She is busy with putting out fires for her siblings and working hard for a good life. A lonely, loveless and tiring life. Nate Ch
Belle's Book Labyrinth
This is probably one of the slowest slow-burn romances I have read but you know what, I loved it. Imagine being an attorney, grinding every day, looking to make partner, and boom! you're pregnant from a one night stand. Your future now looks different. Now what?

In comes Nate, billionaire playboy. And he is the least likely person to be by her side as she goes through her pregnancy and it's the fact he WANTS to be in her life that boggles her. He makes sure she is taken care of and his love for
books are love
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

I loved that this didn’t have alot of angst in fact there was very little angst but a lot of unspoken attraction that wasn’t acted on until almost the end. I loved seeing Pierce in this book and how he was able to get closure and get justice in a way for himself and Nyx. He also gave Nyx what she needed when she didn’t realize she needed it as much as she did.

Nyx was the Brassard that was responsible and hardworking. She took care of her siblings and mad
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
As rushed as I felt the end was in the first book, this entire book felt hurried. There could've been more substance, attraction, draw between the two. It just didn't seem very fleshed out and left me feeling if only the author waited and took her time, she could've developed a really great connection and story. ...more
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Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she's the ruler of the house. She's only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitti

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Against All Odds (4 books)
  • Wrong Text, Right Love (Against All Odds, #1)
  • Love Like Her (Against All Odds, #3)
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