Something Unexpected by Rory Maxwell

I looked down at the number of pages for Something Unexpected when I went to start reviewing and I had to do a double take... it couldn't be 352 pages.... I read the book in one sitting and it just flew...

From the blurb:

DOMINIC LAUDER never thought he’d return to Split Rock Ranch. But after twenty years, he finds himself knocking on his aunt’s door. He just wishes he was there with better news. Nick is used to making difficult calls in the name of family…except those family obligations weren’t supposed to come up against a smoking hot ranch manager, his enticing young husband, and the undeniable attraction that crackles between the three of them. Now Nick has to decide what’s more important: his responsibilities or his heart.

MICAH AVERY has always followed his heart and it’s gotten him everything he’s ever dreamed of. He’s married to his first love, his horse-training business is taking off, and life at the ranch couldn’t be better. But his perfect world is turned upside down with the arrival of Nick Lauder. Micah never expected his heart to lead him in this direction, but it hasn’t steered him wrong yet.

RYAN AVERY is still amazed by the happiness he’s found with Micah. But one thing he's learned from his husband of three years, is that anything is possible. When Nick’s arrival opens up the opportunity for some no-strings-attached fun, Ryan is on board. Then the three of them click in ways that Ryan couldn’t have anticipated, and he starts to see possibilities he’d never dreamed of. Possibilities that just need to survive Nick’s real reason for being there.

Something Unexpected is an 80k, high-heat, MMM romance with a happily established couple finding their third, absolutely no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA. It’s the second book in the Split Rock Ranch series and is best enjoyed after book one.

Heather's Review:

I sped through Something Unexpected, devouring it in one sitting... it was hot, it was steamy, it was sweet and it had amazing communication between the married couple as they embarked on their first foray into polyamory as a couple and while the communication with Dominic was a little less, it was mostly because he wanted to dive headfirst into whatever he could get...

I had no idea that the first book in the series was Ryan and Micah's story, and while I had the first book on my tbr it was a busy week... so I read this as a standalone and honestly the writing was so good I really didn't need their origin story - but now I'm committed to going back to read it, knowing what I know now!

I can say that you can easily read this standalone if you're just looking for an MMM story with a third being introduced to an established couple, but I'll update once I've read the first book...

Rating: 5 Stars

Something Unexpected is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription