Meeting the Unpredictable by Riann C. Miller
Published by Self-published on September 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Tyler has spent the last six years constructing his perfectly boring life, which is exactly the way he wants it. He spends his days hiding behind the protective walls he has so carefully built and has no intentions of changing . . . until he meets the unpredictable.
Lennie Jacobs is an intoxicating mess. She never stays anywhere long enough to form a solid relationship with anyone, including her family, because she has taught her fragile heart that love isn’t an option.
What started as a way to pass the time soon blossoms into something neither expected.
He was never meant to be permanent.
She can’t promise forever.
But, when life and love are on the line, everything changes.
Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Lennie has been moving from place to place, never really settling anywhere for the last decade. Something in her past has fueled this behavior and her not getting along with her family certainly doesn’t help. Once a year she goes home and this time she’s back earlier than she had planned, so she decides to crash with her sister. Cue in the hot-guy-neighbor whose reclusive life fuels Lennie’s mischievous side and she sets on disrupting his life.
At first, Tyler can’t comprehend what is up with the neighbor’s obnoxious sister who insists on dropping by his house and messing with his day. As a corporate investigator he works from home and is very dedicated… there’s not really much worthy crap out in the world anyway. Apparently Tyler had never heard of “opposites attract” because he keeps being surprised when he can’t stop thinking about the tiny tornado also known as Lennie.
While Lennie slowly but surely worms in her way into Tyler’s life and his heart, she is keeping something major from him. We have hints of what this big thing in her past is (and at one point I was yelling at my kindle to just “tell me already what that is”) and even when I realized what the big secret was she still kept it from Tyler. This actually bugged me a bit, I could understand where she was coming from, but open communication would have been much better IMO.
Tyler also had some stuff from his past that he needed to work through, and that was the catalyst to his hermit-ish type life. I loved to witness how Lennie helped him realized what he was missing and introduced him back to life. Watching him thaw thanks to Lennie’s touch was lovely, and he really was a great guy: caring, funny and sexy.
Lennie’s unapologetic and sometimes blunt attitude towards everything was refreshing, though at times when she wouldn’t act towards her own life the way she did to others’ it pissed me off a little.
Tyler and Lennie’s relationship is more on the friends-to-lovers side, but when they do get involved intimately it was seriously hot. I loved them together, I really liked both of them and even though this apparently is as an “opposites attract” story, underneath it all they were a lot alike, they just dealt with their stuff in different sides of the JFI spectrum.
In the end, Meeting The Unexpected is an all around love story and how to learn that having to deal with difficult things can be easier if you lean on your loved ones. There is romance, really hot sextivities, friendships and reuniting families, a really good read.
4 “Stop thinking about getting rid of me” Stars
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