#Review – More Than She Expected by Karen Templeton

More than She Expected (Jersey Boys series)

Author: Karen Templeton
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Date of Publication: March 18, 2014

MoreNeighbor, handyman and… husband? One woman finds her heart’s desire right in her own backyard in award-winning author Karen Templeton’s newest addition to her popular miniseries Jersey Boys!

He’s just a friend! is the mantra pregnant Laurel Kent lives by while pretending not to stare at sexy Tyler Noble, the gorgeous neighbor who’s been all-too-kindly playing Mr. Fix-It in her house. After all, she needs the help more than she cares to admit: her sharp-tongued grandmother is her only family. But it’s getting nearly impossible to ignore the sparks and butterflies she feels in her tummy every time he smiles at her… and that’s not the baby talking!

It’s ironic to Tyler that he’s repairing the fence separating his yard from Laurel’s when all he wants is zero barriers between them! Sure, she’s pregnant, and no, she insists she’s not looking for Husband #2. But he knows if she’d give him a chance, he could prove that he’s the missing piece needed to complete her new family….

My Thoughts:

This will be short. I liked the book. It’s nice to have just a contemporary romance without lots of villains, blood, guts, the occasional fang, and/or animal involved. Laurel was a sweetheart and admittedly gunshy when it came to getting involved with Tyler. I like that he didn’t let her ultimately push him away when things abruptly got tough. I remember the sleepless nights right after baby comes and that is the WORST time for feeling like you’ve got your stuff together.

I didn’t think this was a spectacular book, but for a good beach book or while taking a bath, I think it’s good. Check it out. You probably won’t regret it.

3.5 stars and a note to myself to keep an eye out for others in this series.

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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