About the Book:
Title: A Love Unexpected
Series: Under Kansas Skies #1
Author: Leah Brunner
Release Date: April 18, 2021
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My one and only goal has always been to make it to congress. I’ve got it all: the looks, the brains, the connections…
Except I missed one glaring requirement: a wife.
The conservative voters of Kansas don’t trust an unmarried man. Which means I need a bride. Immediately.
The lovely Odette Hastings seems to fit the bill. She’s a wholesome small-town girl, and most importantly, in need of cash. I’ll give her the money to take care of her elderly parents, and she’ll be the political arm candy I need.
The only problem is Odette is a little too beautiful, a little too intelligent, and much too distracting. I have to keep my eye on the prize. Even when I’m starting to think there might be something I’d rather have more…
Madden has everything he needs to achieve his goal, making it to Congress. However, he is missing a crucial requirement, a wife. Apparently, the conserfative voters of Kansas don’t trust an unmarried man.. So he needs a wife…and Odette Hastings seems perfect. She is a wholesome small-town girl, who is in need of cash. Her elderly parents need help and Madden can provide the money. In return, she will be his wife.. Unfortunately, Odette seems perfect for Madden…. beautiful, intelligent, and much too distracting. As their relationship begins to shift, will Madden be able to keep his eye on the prize?
This was really cute! It is Ms. Brunner’s first book and such a fun rom-com! Madden and Odette were really lovely characters. They were really relatable and I enjoyed seeing both of their perspectives. Odette was so sweet. She was trying so hard to take care of her parents. They had a really great relationship and were so supportive of her. Odette was such a fun narrator. She felt very real.. I felt so sorry for her as she struggled to help her parents and deal with her new life, “married” to Madden. She was struggling with how to have a relationship with him. Madden was also such a sweetheart. He was so passionate about getting to Congress. It was his dream! Even though he and Odette got married for political reasons, he really liked her. They were really good together. I did sometimes sigh a little at how clueless he could be! He would get lost in his work and had to figure out the balance for his life.
I really enjoyed reading Madden and Oddete’s story. It was sweet to watch their love story. All of the side characters also made the story so fun. I liked getting to see Madden’s siblings and the guys on his campaign team. I especially liked Kate and Sophie, it was great to see their friendship with Odette. I am excited to read more of Ms. Brunner’s books!
This is a closed-door romance, with a marriage of convenience. I would suggest it for those who enjoy rom-coms!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.