Love Unexpected (Unexpected #1)
by Anne Leigh
Sedona Mackenzie had her life perfectly planned; down to the coffee that she drank, the curfew that she lived by, and formulas that she solved to release stress. She had everything figured out, in a neat, little timeline. Then, fate chose to intervene in the form of a chance meeting with a guy who stirs unknown emotions inside her, leaving her reeling and wanting for more.
Zander Zobowski is not your typical college jock. For one, he’s a good guy. Second, he’s pretty smart. And, he’s level-headed. The farthest thing on his mind was smacking into a woman who may just be his undoing.
This is not your typical bad boy meets good girl love story. This is a story between two people who are great on their own. But, with each other, they are absolutely perfect.
Love Unexpected Excerpt
Damn and double damn. She was clearly my type. Apparently, my only type.
Having been to numerous dates with a bunch of women hasn’t done me any good. On the football field, I was back to my old self. My focus was back. I was doing great in school. But when it came to ‘getting it up’ for these women, I had no energy or desire.
Each night, I tried to get myself into showing real interest in these women. I went to the bars with John, Xavier, and a couple of other guys. These chicks were hot. They just didn’t do anything for me. I went home alone every single night. It was frustrating as hell; I told every, single one of them, that we would be better off as friends. It was unfair for me to lead these women on. It was pathetic. I was pathetic.
Today, I accompanied Bianca to the store. I met her last night at Hudson’s. She looked like she was a pretty outgoing girl so I asked her out for a date. She said she had to grab a card for her sister’s party tonight. Weird, but whatever. We were supposed to be on a date. Couldn’t she have bought a card before or after our date? It was cool though. The more I spent time with her, the less I wanted to hear her talk. She went on and on about her sister, her dogs, and her fascination with reality TV.
So here we were, browsing through some cards and shit at K-Greens. We hadn’t been here that long before I caught a whiff of Sedona’s unique scent. Strawberries and peaches. I thought it was another figment of my imagination. That was all I had these days. Figments of her. But no, when she raised her head and looked at me, she was for real. She was standing a few steps away from where I stood.
My date, Bianca, was farthest from my thoughts, the moment I caught a glimpse of Sedona. All I did was stare at her. She was dressed in some workout pants and a loose-fitting pink shirt. Her casual clothes did nothing to diminish her natural sexiness. I took in her exquisite toes wrapped around her pink flip flops. What I would give to be those flip flops.
My dick was already standing to attention when Bianca’s voice broke through my focus on Sedona.
Sedona’s eyes widened when she saw me. She looked like she was about to flee. I had to reach her before she left, so I said, “Hey, fancy meeting you here.” Fancy meeting you here? What kind of dumb shit was I?
It was ridiculous. All Sedona had to do was be present and all of a sudden, my absent libido showed up.
Her body was perfect. Her lips were perfect. And when she smiled, it was downright sexy. I wanted to grab her, put her over my shoulders, and drive to the nearest hotel. Or my apartment. Or hers. It didn’t matter. For me, a 220-lb man to turn jelly inside and hard on the outside, I realized that this girl ruined me for any other girl. All she had to do was smile.
I recognized her friend Nalee’s voice behind me, asking her if she was ready to go. Again, I wanted to grab her and latch onto her. No decent guy did that, especially, if the lady was already taken. Her unique scent wafted through me as she passed by.
I hoped to hell that Swimming Dude’s dick withered in the chlorinated pool. It was fuckin’ petty and low of me to wish for another man’s dick to shrink and wither. But that was all I could do. He had what I wanted. He had her.
Sedona Mackenzie: Lives by her 3 P’s and 5 D’s rules. Very rigid in structure. Thinks in mathematical and physics equations. Borderline genius. Loves her father dearly. Named after the mountains in Sedona, Arizona. Best friends with Nalee and Tanya and Kieran Stone. Double majos – Chemistry and Nursing. Graduated summa cum laude. Drinks coffee from only 2 places. Carries a stain remover for ketchup stains. Daughter of a travel photographer. Allergic to shrimp
Zander “Mighty Z” Zobowski: Only son of tech giant,Sev, and philanthropist, Haven. Star football player. Architecture major. Constantly hounded by college gossip sites. Focused on his sport. Has a special tattoo on his throwing arm. Doesn’t really plan things out. He just goes with the flow. Has two best friends, Xavier and John. Conscientious of how his choices affects other people. Gets good grades, dates a lot of women, but doesn’t sleep around. Allergic to gold-digging women
(Amazon Best Selling Author of Love Unexpected & love Unmatched)
Anne Leigh is a 30-something-year-old who refuses to let the calendar dictate her age. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Nursing. She likes to write about strong women and equally strong guys who grapple with their emotions when faced with something as intangible as love.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. With her crazy schedule, she gets frustrated at L.A. traffic and needs an escape to keep her sanity, which her characters provide.
She did not think of publishing her stories and when she finally did, she’s truly appreciative of every, single person who found the time to let her characters become parts of their world.
She appreciates all the readers who leave kind comments/reviews on where they purchased the book because without them, all her stories would remain locked up in her computer.
Fate brought them together.
Love kept them together.
Life could tear them apart.
23 year-old Zander Zobowski, football wonderkid and only son of a tech giant and a well-known philanthropist, fell hard for one woman and never got back up.
21 year-old uber-planner and borderline genius, Sedona Mackenzie, carefully crafted her life to only have it turned inside-out when she met a guy who made her feel things that she’s never felt before.
Not all stories are born out of darkness and deception. Theirs was created with the undeniable attraction for each other; nurtured by Zander’s patience, and strengthened by Sedona’s will.
Will their love be enough to withstand the challenges that come their way? Or will it crumble through the test of time?
Warning: Intended for mature readers over 17.
Book may/may not adhere to the guidelines of a country’s professional football league
Jennifer Harried’s Review of Love Unmatched
I was a extremely happy to find out that Anne had decided to write another book after Love Unexpected. I felt that, that book left to many things unfinished. I was a little nervous to read this book because I was afraid that the steamy side of the book would over power the story kind of like it did in book 1. I am happy to say that, that was not the case in this book. This was a great sequel to Love Unexpected. I enjoyed that the storyline was the main focus of this book and the steamy parts were just an added bonus. This book showed us what life was going to be like for Zander and Sedona. It was fun following them on their journey together. I was really happy that even when some hardships were thrown at them that they got through them together instead of running away from each other. It just proves that when you work together as a couple you can get through anything and come out stronger in the end 🙂
I truly enjoyed meeting Sedona and Zander in book 1. Sedona i will say kind of annoyed me in book 1 but I was glad to see she had changed in this book. I like that she was more flexible (if that’s the right word) in this book. She had a plan for her life but she also realized that she truly loved Zander and with how book 1 ended she wanted to make things work. So it was nice to see that her life plan changed to allow Zander a place in her life, without giving up what she also really wanted out of life. As for Zander I fell in love with him in book 1 and that didn’t change in this book. He was wonderful. You really need to read this book to see what I mean.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sweet but steamy love story. I am also looking forward to book 3 which is Kieran’s story. I think his story is going to be very interesting.
Love Untouched(Expected Release: Sept 19th)
An athlete on the verge of greatness.
A woman who hit the lowest point in her life and fought her way back to the top.
Twenty four year-old Kieran Stone, the country’s number 1 swimmer, has loved one woman all his life – only to have that love unreturned. He has resigned himself to the reality that when it comes to love, he will never be someone’s first choice.
Twenty three year-old Brynn Tanner, sister to the country’s number 2 swimmer Milo Tanner, has emerged from her own battle and won the fight. But to Milo, she remains his little sister.
Here’s the thing about fate – it can be a cruel master.
When Kieran and Brynn are brought together by an unlikely circumstance, it sparks an attraction that neither of them are prepared for, but neither of them can control.
Three fragile hearts. Two fierce rivals. One woman forced to make a choice.
How do you choose between the one you would fight for and the one you once lived for?
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