Book review of The Unexpected Way of Falling by Jessica Sorensen
I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s brother for years. Which wouldn’t be a problem, if he wasn’t such a cocky jerk.
It’s okay, though. My crush is based on shallowness, a simple attraction, so my heart isn’t at risk of getting broken.
Well, that is until my best friend decides she needs to teach her brother a lesson and take his cockiness down a notch. Her plan: I’ll get Carter to fall in love with me and then break his heart. At first I’m not fully on board with her plan, not only because it seems cruel, but I also highly doubt Carter will fall in love with me.
But then Carter does something that pushes me over the edge and I decide to go through with it.
Not only does the plan work, but Carter ends up being different from the cocky jerk I thought he was. At least I think so.
But not everything is as it seems.
Carter has secrets too. Secrets that could ruin my life.
Suddenly, I’m not sure who’s playing who anymore.
I’ve always been a fans of Sorensen’s work and I’ve the Nova series and loved it, so when I saw that there was a book duet called Unexpected, I knew I had to read it.
Now onto the story, having a crush on your best friends brothers isn’t always a good idea, but I guess sometimes you can’t help it. Now Elodie and Ensley do agree to try and take Carter down and make him fall for Ensley, only things don’t go how they planned and other things come into play.
Like Carters own little plan he has going on, which is not good for Ensley at all. Not to mention there are some things about Carters family that even Elodie doesn’t know. It kept me turning the pages to find out more about what all was going on. There is some chemistry that that surfaces there between Ensley and Carter, but I will just leave it at that.
I have to say, I really did enjoy this cast of characters. Ensley, the main character, she has a good head on her shoulders, she’s quiet and shy and completely opposite of her best friend Elodie. And even She been picked on for majority of her life she is still a sweetheart. Elodie and her brother Carter are twins, but they couldn’t be more different.
But I really liked both of them. I do think there was a lot more to Carter than the “hot guy all the girls want” vibe that he had going on, but no one really gave him a chance. But at the same time he did have a hidden agenda at the beginning of the book that did make me question him.
Now Elodie, she is just the spunky, blunt and a little on the conniving side especially when it came to Carter. But Elodie was always exactly what a best friend is supposed to be.
This does move a fairly fast pace but there is a terrible cliffhanger, so I would definitely recommend having the second book read to go. The not know is killing me right now, so I am off to start book two. Fans of Sorenen’s work will enjoy this and fans of young adult romance will as well. I hope you will give it a try.
Series: Unexpected #2
Published by Amazon Digital Services on April 17th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Suspense
Lisa is a special needs teacher and a hugger. She always makes time for everyone and lightens up everybody’s lives with her presence. When she is not chasing her students around the yard, she finds time to write about what she truly loves, and you guessed it, its people and relationships.