By M. Piper
I’m Lincoln West.
First sibling of three, and the other two couldn’t be any more opposite of me.
Single father extraordinaire to the coolest kid on the face of the earth, and I have parents that think the world of my son.
I’m a family guy. At twenty-two, I’ve embraced my fate as a lifetime member of the uncool single dad club. It’s the Lincoln and Carter show…until I meet Wren. That’s when everything changes. And I mean everything. More laundry in the machine, a third toothbrush at the bathroom sink, Cosmopolitan magazine next to the bed. More importantly, a home that feels full.
Wren’s the beauty in my ugly days. She’s full of life, and talent, and she’s the exact mother figure my son needs. It’s surprising because she’s the daughter of two very shitty people. Pardon my French. Two people who taught her to hate herself because she didn’t follow their plan for her. Two people that drop a hell of a bomb on us. Right when we think the world’s stopped pitting against us, her family proves us wrong.
Now we’re out to prove that even though unplanned, our unconventional life is absolutely perfect.
I stumbled across UNPLANNED because of its hot cover and, after reading the blurb, I quickly added it to my Kindle.
I liked Lincoln; he’s a great father to Carter, a good brother to his siblings, and a good son to his parents. He’s a hard worker and cares deeply about the family business. The only time I didn’t like him was when he confessed to sleeping with dozens of women in college without protection. There’s a big difference between being wild and being grossly irresponsible. I also liked Wren; she’s is a nice girl who has been dealt with the most awful family. What they’ve put her through is truly terrible and your heart will break for her with how far they’re willing to go to protect their way of life.
I liked the characters and the story, but the telling of the story was a bit of a letdown. I came across quite a few mistakes and inconsistencies that I can’t believe were missed by the editor and beta readers. Several scenes didn’t flow very well and/or weren’t descriptive enough to explain how a character got from Point A to Point B. Instead of ending the story with the HEA for Lincoln and Wren, it ended with Wren having an important discussion with her sister, which I thought was not the best place to put that scene. I predicted the twist very early on in the story, and I’m not sure if it was supposed to be that way or if it was supposed to be a big surprise. However, I must say that it was a very interesting twist and that the author did a great job in making that particular scenario believable.
UNPLANNED is told in dual POVs and comes with a HEA for Lincoln and Wren. Their siblings are all single, so maybe they’ll get stories at some point, but at this stage, UNPLANNED is a stand-alone.
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