Yours Unexpectedly by Susan Fox
I received a copy of Yours Unexpectedly by Susan Fox in exchange for an honest review. This is book four in the Wild Ride to Love series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing too much from not reading the first three. I could tell it was in a series because the writing makes it seem like the readers are already well acclimated with the supporting cast, but there weren’t any details that I really felt I was missing. This book focuses on Merilee and her upcoming to wedding to Matt. The couple, often referred to as M&M, have been together forever and have a very safe and comfortable relationship. But Merilee starts to get cold feet when she sees her sister’s leading exciting lives with their men, and wonders if there is more beyond the confines of safe. Merilee decides to call the wedding off, and while Matt is shocked and hurt, he understands the way she is feeling. He too, has been having second thoughts on their nuptials. Not wanting to let their honeymoon cruise through the Mexican Riviera go to waste, the M&M decide to go together – as friends instead of husband and wife. The cruise helps them both discover new things about themselves and each other, and could be a major turning point in the floundering relationship.
I thought the book was okay. Some things just got a bit too silly for me, like when Merilee and Matt kept mistaking the other for someone else. Like Merilee dancing with a guy that she finds so arresting and handsome, and Matt seeing a girl so utterly beautiful and striking, but they don’t realize it is actually their counterpart. After years and years of dating….really? And it kept happening! That just got too strange for me. I could understand both the feelings of Merilee and Matt and could understand their actions to a point, but the ending with the SPOILER! pregnancy unraveled my interest again. Overall I thought it was a decent story, but just too predictable and unreal for me to really get invested in.