Audio Review: Beautifully Unexpected By: Lily Morton Narrated by: Joel Leslie

Beautifully Unexpected was a lovely book to read and listen to. This book had great character building. 
From the blurb:

Sometimes love comes when you least expect or want it.
Magnus Carlsen is determined to grow old disgracefully. At 52, he doesn’t believe in keeping anything. Men, sofas, books—everything gets jettisoned, eventually. He’s divided his life into happy compartments. A successful trial lawyer, he spends his days lecturing jurors, exasperating judges, and striding arrogantly around courtrooms. He fills his nights with a parade of handsome young men who want to make him happy. Why date someone his own age to discuss back pain, retirement planning, and corns when he can date men who don’t care to discuss anything at all?

However, when one of these sunny young men shows an inclination for dramatic scenes, Magnus meets his new neighbor. And his whole world implodes.

Laurie Gentry is nearly the same age as Magnus, but that’s where the similarity ends. He’s messy and creative and nosy and mysterious. He’s everything that Magnus has spent a lifetime avoiding. So, why can’t he get Laurie out of his head? 

Luckily, Laurie is only in London for the summer. Magnus can uncover Laurie’s mysteries and indulge their annoyingly hot attraction, and Laurie will be gone before complications arise. A few months isn’t long enough to lose his heart. Is it?

From best-selling author Lily Morton comes a romantic comedy about two footloose older men and how one summer in London brings something quite beautifully unexpected into their lives.

Alyssagp's Review:

This book was such a fun read! The author, Lily Morton, is a stellar writer. I have enjoyed every book she has written. Joel Leslie narrated this story brilliantly. 

In Beautifully Unexpected, the main characters, Magnus and Laurie, have established careers and are young at heart but are missing a profound connection in their lives. Magnus is a lawyer, while Laurie is a painter. 

Magnus was my favorite character in this book. Even though he was immature at first, he finds himself. Laurie was equally as enjoyable, as I related to him and his open but closed-off personality. Magnus and Laurie made a stunning couple; both brought out the best in each other. 

I loved how relatable this story was. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Beautifully Unexpected is available in ebook, paperback and audio formats. It is Whispersync enabled.