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Love, Unexpectedly (Wild Ride To Love #2)

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3.53  ·  Rating details ·  559 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
At thirty-one, Kat Fallon's luck with men shows no sign of improving. But when she asks her best friend Nav Bharani to be her date at her younger sister's wedding in Vancouver, she has no idea that she's about to get on board the most surprising ride of her life...Nav has been secretly in love with Kat ever since he moved in next door. When she reveals that she loves takin ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Brava (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jane Stewart
2 stars. I needed a better plot and a more interesting heroine. The beta hero Nav was good.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
The purpose of the book may be more about erotic sex scenes than story, but somehow the story detracted from the sex. I can’t recommend it. There is a lot of conversation that is dull. Kat does not interest me. I was annoyed with her refusal to be logical about Nav. She had sex with him several times, but she kept playing this odd game in her mind about needing him as a friend and sex w
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Lynette
Sep 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Tired of being considered ‘the friend,’ photographer Nav Bharini decides to take drastic measures to get his neighbor Kat Fallon to see him in a different light. When she hops on a train to travel to her younger sister’s wedding, Nav appears, only it’s not Nav. Nav’s reinvented himself into a sexy stranger more in line with the high-profile men Kat usually falls for.

The strangers on a train fantasy works out well for awhile and not only do Nav and Kat explore the physical side of their relations
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D.G.
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Love, Unexpectedly was very sexy with a great hero. This might be the first romance I've read with an Indian hero and Nav was super sexy. And that Kama Sutra sex! That was super hot. Too bad the heroine didn't measure up.

Kat was sort of dumb. She's supposedly dating seriously (meaning, she's looking for Mr. Right) but she picks men with glamorous careers: actors, athletes, etc. and then blames herself when these men don't go down on bended knee and end the relationship. Like those are the kind o
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Letícia Kartalian
~ 15 de outubro de 2013 ~
E não vá misturar seus sentimentos pelo Nav. Ele é seu amigo... mas, espere... De repente...
Eu nunca tinha ouvido falar dessa autora, nem da série, então foi uma surpresa quando comecei a ler e simplesmente não consegui parar até terminar!
De repente, o amor nos conta a história de Kat Fallon, uma mulher de 31 anos, gerente de um hotel em Montreal. Sua lista de ex-namorados é um pouco extensa e entre eles, estão homens bonitos, ricos e bem sucedidos, além de homens perfei
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Lori McD
3.5-4 stars (going with the optimistic rating)

Book 1 was written under the name Susan Lyons, so look for "Sex Drive" under that title. Doesn't even seem related to the other 3 books in the series, not only because of the author's different name (Lyons and Foxes and Bears... oh my!), but also because there's no "Unexpectedly" in the title.

After reading the 1st several pages, I thought this book was going to be cliched and tedious. But I kept reading, and once we got to the train trip, I started t
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Fedora
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Patrice
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-books-read
I read this book after finishing A Question of Lust and had to chuckle to myself that it was a similar story in reverse. Here, Nav Baharani, has been in love with his neighbor and friend, Kat Fallon, for the past two years. He’s watched her go from one bad relationship to the next. He wants to be her next and last relationship, but how to convince her to see him as more than a friend. He’s at his wits end, and then she invites him to be her date at her sister’s wedding. Nav grabs at the chance t ...more
Lisa
Feb 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
One of the nice things about Kindle freebies is that I go into them with low expectations. Thankfully, this was another book that didn't disappoint. It certainly romanticized train travel to the point where I'm ready to hop on the next train to anywhere. I enjoyed the plot line and don't think it strayed too far from the realm of believability; however, near the end it became a bit too 'pat' for my liking. I understand that, as a romance novel, everything needs to work out in the end, but I thou ...more
Leah
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, kindle
I needed a mindless, chick-lit book after reading some heavier stuff. This book was a free book that I picked up for my Kindle on Amazon. I probably would not have "bought" this book if the covers were like the other two by this author ( descriptiondescription). However, despite some eye-rolling and unrealistic parts, I enjoyed the book.

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Pauline Allan
Apr 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
A friend handed me this book and said I'd like it. Boy, was she right! I loved the scenery. The idea for a train ride across Canada was original and romantic. Nav was a hot Indian gentleman who was not only handsome, but sensitive as well. I must admit I was hot and cold regarding Kat. There were points about her that I enjoyed, but on a whole I sort of didn't like her as a person. The train trip was a growth experience for both characters and I ended up liking her in the end. The sex scenes wer ...more
J.C. Hart
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Again, not my typical read, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I'd give it 2.5 stars if I could, but prefer to rate up, rather than down. I liked the story - it was well written and flowed, though initially I got a jolt when it jumped from third to first person. Once I adjusted to the structure of the book (his chapter in third, hers in first, alternating) it was a quick read.
I think it's confirmed for me though that I am simply not that into erotica! lol For me, all the sex got in the way. Even
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Crystal
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Honestly, I kept expecting this book to suddenly turn into an erotic novel. It's not the best book I've ever read, but for a free Kindle book, I can't complain too much. It helped pass the time when I couldn't sleep. I rolled my eyes at so many of the parts, but it's not as bad as it could have been.
Kristi Lewis
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Merilee and Matt's relationship has become routine. Merilee and Matt are scheduled to get married. However, Merilee starts having doubts about their relationship. This book was seductive, romantic, and impossible to put down.
Janet Miller
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little more explicit than what I usually read, but still an enjoyable story.
The Romance Reviews (Carole)
4.5 stars out of 5.0 stars

"Wonderful characterization, magnificent story. A great read!"

Susan Fox did it again! In Love, Unexpectedly, she takes us on an exhilarating ride on the train of love. Her compelling love stories will tug at your heartstrings and make you root for an HEA for the characters. In case nobody knows, Susan Fox is also Susan Lyons, who wrote Sex Drive, book 1 of this series.

Kat Fallon is the second child in the family, insecure and overshadowed by her brainy sister. To find a
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Bookaholics
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Love, Unexpectedly by Susan Fox (AKA Susan Lyons)
Contemporary Romance March 30th, 2010
4 stars

Love, Unexpectedly is the 2nd in a new series about sisters who find love while they travel to their youngest sister's upcoming wedding. The first book, Sex Drive was actually printed under a different name, Susan Lyons. In the first installment the oldest sister Theresa finds love on a plane trip. Theresa was a serious academic type who was unsure of her sensuality and sociability. In the second book, L
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Elizabeth
I recently stumbled across Susan Fox as an author while reviewing Love Somebody Like You for the SBTB Rita Reader Challenge. I wasn’t crazy about that book, but thought Ms. Fox held promise as an author. Combing through my ebook archives, I found that I’d acquired this book five years ago (which may have been written as “Susan Lyons” and then quickly raced through it. My suspicions were right, I enjoy Ms. Fox’s writing. Now I’m just disappointed that the other books in this series are $10 a piec ...more
Dianne
Dec 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Nav has loved Kat since nearly the first day he moved into the same apartment building as Kat. But he is fed up with being the best friend and wants to take it to the next level. Kat has asked him to pose as her boyfriend when she has to go back home for her sister's wedding. Now Nav plans to try to move the relationship past the 'friend' stage when Kat decides to take the train back home, and Nav sneaks himself on the train (into her life) while attempting to pose as someone Kat would be intere ...more
Katherine Coble
Feb 03, 2011 rated it liked it
I quite honestly don't know what review to give this book. On the one hand it's an excellent little fun story about unrequited love, family relationships and finding your best career.

On the other hand, it's straight up porn. I'd say thirty to forty percent of the book was graphic sex.

Which, if you're wanting to read that, I'd say this was the best-case scenario for doing so. The characters were fleshed out (hah) and the romance had good legs. You cared about the people so the sex scenes weren'
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Paula Mendo
Dec 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
SPOILER!!!! It has too many sex scenes and one after another like if Nav is somewhat of a machine that he can climax twice within like 15 min. The story was ok but Kat was being like stupid about the whole love and Nav thing .... Like if she can not love him that way even though she had sex with him more then once. I was not too crazy about the chemistry, I expected a little more of a almost real story that made sense in a relationship of friends and lovers.
Oanh
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the concept of friends taking their relationship to the next level. However, I thought Kat was a brat and Nav was very patient in dealing with her misconceptions, attitude, etc. It was Nav's character that kept me reading but as the story developed, I began to understand and like Kat more. I enjoyed reading this book because it entertained and took me on a wonderful train ride across Canada.
Laura
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, romance
I liked Nav as a person, at least the way the novel started out, but it was uncomfortable that he always smelled like sandalwood and knew everything about the Kama Sutra ... stereotype much? Other than that, it wasn't super realistic, more PWP than anything, but there were glimpses of goodness, like when he takes photos of the grandmotherly lady on the train, or when he and Kat talk about their plans for the future.
thistle
Another free Kindle book. Not bad for what it is: hardworking trust-fund boy in love with next-door neighbor who always falls for glamorous men decides to play one in order to catch her attention. Skims surface of cultural issues (white Canadian woman, Indo-Canadian man) but gets a point for not ignoring them outright, I suppose. I cringed less than I'd anticipated but will be glad if I never again see the phrase "chocolate skin."
Jessica
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different from all the supernatural stuff I've been reading lately, but it didn't disappoint. Nav is this really hot Indian guy who has been crushing on his best friend Kat. She refuses to see him as mate potential because he has fallen in the "buddy trap". So to win her, he agrees to go with her as her date to her sisters wedding and comes up with sexy "strangers on a train" fantasy! Soooo freaking hot!
Heather
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, and I do not generally read regular romance books, they are generally a form of paranormal romance. It's hard to keep track sometimes because the author jumps back and forth between his and her point of view, usually at chapter breaks, but sometimes from paragraph to paragraph towards the end. It was a very quick read and I didn't want to put it down.
LC
Apr 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Kat was such an idiot the whole book that I couldn't love it. She refused to consider Nav as a possible love interest based on false perceptions. She didn't really listen, constantly competed with her sisters and was just really hard to like.

The storyline would have gotten 5 stars if the heroine wasn't such a brat. The whole time I was thinking Nav deserved so much better than her!
Mournfulbliss
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
OMG this book was amazing. This was my first romance/"trashy novel" and I felt embarrassed reading it at first, but wow! Every chapter the point of view changed from the female protagonist to the male protagonist and left me with a delightful third person point of view overall. This book was witty, smart, sexy, and intelligent. A must read!
Linda
Nov 21, 2012 added it
I was excited about the idea of a Desi hero, there being so few interracial romances in this genre, but this was just awful. I did not care for either the hero or the heroine and could not finish the book. They were both so irritating I guess they deserved each other.
Rainey
Feb 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked the characters and felt they were authentic. The relationship between the sisters was believable as well.

Overall I really enjoyed this novel and will look out for the others in the series.
Maeling
Oct 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
Maybe because i read it out of order, but did not find it at interesting as the 3rd book. Actually, I didn't like the characters as much. Kat and Nav weren't very interesting or fun personalities. The story line was alright but didn't get into it as much as Jenna and Mark's story.
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