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 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'm not typically a crier from reading but this one pulled it from me effortlessly, lol. All the emotions in this book are so real and easy to empathize with that I was wrapped up in the story right from the beginning.
This was a wonderful love story of two people coming together despite their very different upbringings. Wren comes from an uptight, cold political family that only cares about what the media thinks about their image, whereas Lincoln's family is down to earth and loving, putting family above all else.
Their past circumstances have paved very different paths in their young lives, but meeting and coming together feels so right and so complete for them. Will feuding families pull them apart? With Wren's family ruin everything for her yet again?
You must read this amazing story and see for yourself! I highly recommend this book!
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
I went into this book knowing nothing at all and it was a beautiful surprise.
This was a story that tugged on my heartstrings it's sweet romantic and sexy and left me with a little happy glow.
Lincoln is devoted single dad to the cutest little boy, forcing him to abandon his wild boy antics and grow. I loved the relationship between father and son , it was so refreshing to read a single parent romance fro a different perspective.
Wren is s beautiful woman inside and out, she has struggled to live up to her parents expectations. I cheered her when she decided she'd had enough and was going to forge her own path.
The slow build of their relationship was beautifully written and their chemistry is off the charts. There are a lot of secondary characters most of whom I loved, the West family are so supportive of each other and I know they are going to provide lots more drama I can't wait to read them.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
I was so excited to read Unplanned by M. Piper. The blurb had me hooked. And was I ever right, I couldn't put the dang book down. I loved the setting of Springfield, IL. It's so close to home. I have been there too many times to count. And yes in elementary school I took a class field trip to visit all the Abraham Lincoln sites there.
I loved the storyline. I fell so in love with the characters. I also love the dual perspective. It is my favorite style because I like know what goes on in the main character's head. I like seeing their internal struggles. I also really like how the book comes full circle. It is a definite 5 Star one-click read. This review is for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog. Enjoy, I know I did.
“It’s art girl,” he says and I freeze.
That voice, smooth…friendly…like butter. God, I love butter. It’s the man from the field trip. I know without even looking at him, and only because his voice has been engrained in my head since he caught me doing rubbings on his building.
I’d like to rub his building. I chuckle to myself and sigh.
“I’m ok with that nickname,” I say, smiling and turning around. My eyes trail his body, shirtless and sweaty, and my mouth goes dry. He’s…beautiful. He grins at me; his strong jaw and slight dimples make me weak in the knees. Or maybe that’s the lack off food today.
“Hey, let me help,” he says, grabbing the box out of my hands. I don’t have the energy to fight him on it…I’m too dumbfounded by how hot this guy is. Like, too hot for Springfield, hot. Deserves to be on a book cover hot. I watch his ass as he marches inside the house like he knows exactly where he’s going and when he disappears inside I shake my head and try to rid myself of these feelings. I can’t fall for anyone right now. Hell, the last time I was with a guy bad things happened from it. I need to get my life in order before falling for someone as good looking as him.
I make my way inside, walking as slow as possible so maybe I can just get a quick thank you in as he’s on his way out. This boy has feelings written all over him. Feelings I’m not ready to feel.
“Wren!” Lucy yells from the door. “This handsome piece of man meat says he knows you?” She appears in the doorway, motioning inside the house and I groan to myself. Lucy’s not like me. She’s loud, outspoken, opinionated, and has no shame whereas I’ve learned to keep to myself and do what I love most, not worrying about what everyone else thinks about me.
“I don’t know him, Lucy,” I whisper, skipping the steps on the porch to get to her before she embarrasses me even more. “Stop yelling! He can hear you,” I hiss quietly.
“Man meat, huh?” He’s standing next to her now, when he appeared I have no clue. All I can focus on is that smirk and that cute as fuck dimple.
“She said it,” I mumble. “Hey thanks for carrying that in for me,” I say, trying my hardest not to stare at his abs. God, his abs. I’ve never felt abs that…defined… I wonder what they feel like.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Midwest, Mallory enjoys cold, rainy weather....some might say she is living in the wrong part of the country.
With two tiny beings destroying any sort of organization in her home at the time, she tries her hardest to keep up with their busy lifestyle while staying sane. When the kids are asleep, she likes to sit in silence and stare at a wall for a bit. Then she will pull out her computer and start writing whatever comes to mind.