Audio Review: Unexpected By: Felice Stevens Narrated by: Matt Haynes

Unexpected is a heartwarming story with terrific narration. 

From the blurb:

Party planner Colin Brightman doesn’t drink or dance, preferring to go to bed early with his
spreadsheets and lists. All he wants is to forget the singles weekend his friends sent him on, but he’s stuck with a suitcase filled with condoms and skimpy Speedos that don’t belong to him.

He doesn’t expect his luggage thief to be ex-baseball superstar Walker “Walk-Off” Scanlon. Or that Walker has hired his firm to put on a charity event at his bar. Colin can’t deny the mixed emotions the annoyingly flirty man stirs in him, but he refuses to fall for someone who racks up lovers as easily as he once hit home runs.
No matter how much he might want to.

Walker Scanlon likes his men easygoing with no complications. He’s had enough of those in his life. So why is he drawn to tense and straitlaced Colin and his frosty scowl? When even his corny one-liners and jokes don’t get him a smile? Because the sparks between them are undeniable. And that unexpected kiss? Amazin’.

Now if only Colin would stop running away.

When Colin and Walker come face to face with past hurts and betrayals, they’ll need to trust themselves and each other to learn that heartbreak and love don’t go hand in hand. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and if they swing for the stars, they just might hit the grand slam of a lifetime.

Unexpected is a low-angst, high-heat romance between a corny joke-telling ex-baseball player who doesn't believe in striking out on or off the field and a divorced, tea-drinking homebody who isn't willing to get played...again.

Lesetiger's Review:

I was looking forward to this audiobook because I love the writing style and characters of Felice's Stevens stories.

Once again, I was not disappointed. I loved this slow burn story. What I also really like is the age of Felice Stevens' protagonist.

After a weekend at a resort, Colin is sitting with a stranger's suitcases. This one turns out to be Walker, a former baseball star. When the two meet, there is a certain attraction that cannot be denied.

I listened through the audiobook in just two days because I loved Colin and Walker's story. The author knows how to captivate the listener. The story was plotted in an entertaining and varied way, and the relationship of the two with all the ups and downs had an interesting development. The characters are deeply created, and I lost my heart to Colin and Walker. Both are very likeable and both carry baggage from their past.

I was looking forward to Matt Haynes, and this was the first time hearing him as a narrator. I think he did a brilliant job bringing the characters to life. He has a pleasant voice, always hit the right note, and he skillfully conveyed the emotions.

Highly recommended! 

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