Friday, December 6, 2013

Book Spotlight / 5 Star Review: An Unplanned Life (Unplanned Series #2) by Beth Rinyu

In the sequel/prequel to An Unplanned Lesson,Nicole and Dailan are living out their happily ever after, raising Ryan and their daughter. Nicole has the perfect life and is no longer running away from her emotions. But when her past collides with her present,that perfect life slowly begins to crumble.

When Dailan gets in over his head taking on a huge case, that quickly becomes personal to him, Nicole and their marriage soon get put on the back burner. To make matters worse his new assistant is Rachel Wiser,the girl who made Nicole's life a living hell in high school.

Take the emotional journey into Nicole's past when she's faced with old ghosts, while she tries to cope with the effects that it's having on her present. Nicole must prove that she is no longer a scared teenager and fight with all that she has to protect the one person that she endured so much heartache for while trying to save her marriage to the one and only man who allowed her to open her heart.

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I feel so blessed that not only was I given the opportunity to review An Unplanned Lesson, but also An Unplanned Life. 

An Unplanned Life brings us a look into Nicole’s past and with her past some very old and new problems arise.  Past ghosts turn her world upside down and push Dailan’s and Nicole’s relationship to the brink of breaking.  We also get to see Nicole’s and Ryan’s relationship as mother and son blossom and grow.  (Grab your tissues mom’s you’re going to need them)

To tell you that I loved this book doesn’t even begin to describe all the emotions An Unplanned Life invoked in me.  Author Beth Rinyu has an unbelievable talent for developing a story and characters that take you on an emotional, meaningful journey unlike any other.  You not only get a hot romance but also a deeply touching story. 

I have never felt so much for such a strong heroine.  Nicole will just blow your mind with her determination, passion and love for her family.  She makes no arguments that her family is her number one priority.  Being a mom myself made Nicole that much more easily to understand and connect with on an emotional level.   I found her strength to make tough decisions courageous and inspiring.

WARNING *hot guy with an accent*   Dailan is the Irishman you love to hate.  Gorgeous, hot and sooooooo incredibly stubborn.  He may think he is always right but Nicole has no problem showing him differently.  

I loved all the witty banter between these characters.  Even when they argue at times I found myself giggling at their quick comebacks.  These two characters couldn't be more perfect together.  Both determined, stubborn and so in love with each other.  The arguments only add to their passion for each other and shows that love really can conquer all when you love with your whole heart. 

As always Author Beth Rinyu had me crying like a baby at the end of An Unplanned Life just like she did at the end of An Unplanned lesson.  She has a very special gift that I see in very few authors.  She can take a story and wrap it up in the best most emotional ending you could ever hope to see for a book.  She touches on every character and leaves you with a very satisfied happy sigh at the ending.   
But wait, this is not the ending of this series. *crossing my fingers*  I hope to see a book for Kat’s and Julian’s story in the near future. PLEASE!!!

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned Lesson, An Unplanned Life and Drowning In Love. I am currently working on A Cry for Hope....stay tuned!

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a teenage stepson, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married to a wonderful guy - but we'll keep that between us, I don't want him getting a big head! 

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my books and me! If you decide to read them (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me - yes, even if you don't like it!

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Nicole Morgan, the new second grade teacher at Pineview Elementary school, has it all together in the classroom; it’s her personal life that she can’t find peace with. Unable to let go of the guilt that she is harboring from her past, she punishes herself by running from all potential relationships.

Her patience is put to the test when Dailan O’Maley the obnoxious but very sexy uncle of one of her students enters her life. She slowly cracks away at Dailan’s crude, crass exterior when they are forced to work together for the sake of his nephew. The two of them learn a lesson in love that neither had planned as they discover that the guilt they are hiding deep inside isn’t the only thing they have in common. Unbeknownst to her, he holds more than just the key to her heart.

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