Title: Love So Unexpected (Lawson Brothers #6)
by Marquita Valentine
Widower Caleb Lawson has resigned himself to a life of farming and family functions. He never expects to find another love like he had with his wife, much less remarry. But once his mother brings home Sofia Nogales to help her get back on her feet, he starts to reconsider his expectations. Sofia is beautiful, witty, and so full of life that his arms ache to hold her.Determined to make a new life for herself, former head chef Sofia Nogales hopped on the first bus to the east coast and refused to look back. However, she never dreamed a series of bad events would have her end up in Jessamine, North Carolina as the guest of Dinah Lawson. Nor did she ever dream of meeting someone like Dinah’s son Caleb—the sexy farmer, who keeps everything to himself… except the heated look in his eyes.
But when the opportunity comes knocking—to the tune of cooking at an already established and popular restaurant two states away, will Caleb be able to convince her to stay?
“Word of warning – stay away from this one. He preens more than a peacock at sunrise.”
“You’ve become like a daughter to Dinah and me. I want to make sure my son knows how we truly feel about you and that he’ll have to answer to us when he does stupid stuff.”
I am enjoying this series and this author – both being relatively recent finds on my TBR to be totally honest. I adore Ms. Valentine’s writing style, sweet romances, lovable characters, banter and rivalries between the small town families, and supportive relationships of the family and friends. With Love So Unexpected, I particularly enjoyed the inner dialogues of both main characters and how they argued with themselves. A quick, sweet, and slightly steamy read that kept me happily entertained and occupied for an afternoon.
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.