Book – Unsurprisingly Complicated (Unexpected #2)
Author – Claudia Burgoa
Publication Date – April 30, 2015
Genre – New Adult Romance
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The lies between my parents and I came to light and now I’m working on a new life for myself. Along the way, I have my trusty superhero, Mason, to lean on when I have a hard time standing or when my crazy ex-boyfriend continues to feel he has a claim on me.
Porter has trouble understanding that there hasn’t been an ‘us’ for more than three years plus all the issues he had brought upon himself. My father was right, drugs do kill. My other concern is the growing feelings I am having regarding Mason. There’s something between us I want to explore but I keep getting mixed signals. Here, I thought that after telling my parents about my lies and having their full support, things wouldn’t be as complicated as they are.
My parents divorced before I even made my entrance into this world. My father has been obsessed with that love for years while my mother searches for love in all the wrong places. I don’t want a place to call home or a girl I can claim as mine. Except… Ainsley Janine –better known as ‘Nine’—has some special power that makes me question my preferences. The more I try to stay away from her, the more she pulls me closer.
Exploring the possibilities of having something steady in my life isn’t a problem; it’s the long term that worries me. In addition to that, the scumbag she dated years ago keeps popping up everywhere we go. If I could use my license to kill, maybe I can stop worrying about one thing and concentrate on what to do with the green eyed girl who keeps me awake most nights.
My Thoughts - Story
After finishing up Unlike Any Other, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. I wanted to know what happened next to Mason and Nine and if they would finally find true love.
Ms. Burgoa definitely didn’t disappoint with her story of my favorite characters.
Just a bit of a suggestion though…read the first book before you try this one. There is so much that goes on in the first book, that by starting the second book – you may be confused at first. I would say that probably the first 15-20% of the book is dedicated to trying to fill you in and give the back-story of each of the characters.
This book made me laugh…made me pissed…made me cry and finally made me swoon. AJ grows in this book in so many ways. She finally has her family back and she finally takes a chance on a childhood friendship turned to more.
I think the thing about Ms. Burgoa’s writing is her ability to make the reader FEEL – these aren’t just words typed out on a piece of paper or computer screen – this is written from her heart and you can tell because of how in depth she writes her characters.
Another winner and I can’t wait to get to the next in the series, Uncharted.
We left the first book with a few stolen kisses…now it’s time to see if Mason and his Nine have a chance at love. And what happens to Porter?
Reason for Reading – Edited
Story Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Told in – Dual POV
Would Read More from Author? Every SINGLE book she writes!