🎊 Happy 2nd anniversary to Love UnExpected, the second installment of the L.I.P. series. 🎊
LUe’s release was heavily anticipated by me. I knew it was be a turning point of readers’ perception of my writing style, more specifically, the genre I’d taken on. Love Lost gave the impression that I was taking on the urban genre when my team and I knew I wasn’t.
I had to wait patiently to have this installment released to change that opinion. In this book, we really appreciate the evolution of Rayna Brimm and submerge in the romance of the story. In the very opening, we see Rayna’s hard resolve regarding Azmir softening. She questioned his presence in her world and even committed to opening up to him more while they were in Santa Barbara.
We also experienced several great losses in LUe. A common question I get is, “Why did Michelle have to die?”. And my answer is always, “Because if she hadn’t Azmir stood no chance at gaining Rayna’s ultimate trust. Even bigger than a simple romantic relationship with a man, that unfortunate event was the catalyst to Rayna’s needed change.” Rayna had to let go of her inability to trust and to have people love her.
We saw the bad and the ugly in Rayna. Major changes happened in her life, including the change In her address. That was a lot for her (and me). Her world was turned upside down and just as soon as she thought she had a grip on things, entered Dawn Taylor. ***cues horror jingle***
So many messages of hope, trust, betrayal, healing, and redemption between the four titles, but in LUe we see Rayna get a taste of love that she didn’t expect.
If you haven’t checked out the series, or stopped at the first installment, Love Unexpected is available here!