JustRead Review & Giveaway: An Unexpected Love Story by Ellie Hall

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About the Book

Title: An Unexpected Love Story
Series: Falling into Happily Ever After RomCom #1
Author: Ellie Hall
Genre: RomCom, Contemporary
Release Date: January 15, 2021

Catherine + Kellan = forNEVER, or so I thought.

Let’s not talk about how I was let go from my job and had to take a position as coffee-girl at a publicity firm. We definitely won’t discuss their newest client and how he was the former love of my life. However, it’s fair to mention that Kellan Connelly is now my fiercest adversary.

I’ve spent the last decade playing it safe with book boyfriends—avoiding frustratingly attractive and three-dimensional guys like him.

When my roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from my teens, it prompts a dare; go on five dates and pick one to be my Valentine. I can’t say no, especially if it means proving to myself and Kellan that I’ve moved on.

Despite braving the dating jungle, none of the guys comes close to being my one true love. Except Kellan. He’s infuriating, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.

With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, can I leave my baggage behind and decide between love, hate, and the lies I told to protect my fragile heart?

Purchase Links: Amazon


About the Author

Ellie Hall loves puppies, books, and the ocean. She writes sweet romance with lots of firsts and fizzy feels. Oh, and she cookies. She believes in dreaming big, working hard, and lazy Sunday afternoons spent with her family and dog in gratitude for God’s grace. ♥

Connect with Ellie: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Bookbub | Goodreads


My Review

An Unexpected Love Story
by Ellie Hall
Book 1 in the Falling into Happily Ever After RomCom
Rating: 4/5

Fun, hilarious and full of heart, An Unexpected Love Story is just what you need this summer! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice lighthearted romcom that doesn’t skirt the serious stuff. I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything from the author before but I loved the premise of the story, so I had to grab a copy. After reading an ARC, I purchased my own copy (the book is also available on KU).

When her past crush/first love comes back into her life, Catherine doesn’t know what to do. Her new roommate/best friend dares her to date the first five guys she lays eyes on (the next day) and pick her favorite for a Valentine’s Day date. Discussing her OTP (One True Pairing), Catherine knows the answer has always been Kellan, her childhood best friend’s brother, but their past is complicated and full of heartache. Catherine decides to follow Hazel’s dare in order to get out of spending time with Kellan. Going on dates and writing about them on her Boyfriend Blog, Catherine finds herself opening up more and trying desperately to find some closure. Can Kellan convince Catherine that he’s changed and won’t leave again? Can Catherine learn to trust and forgive?

I thoroughly enjoyed this romcom and will definitely be reading more from the author. The writing is witty and clever when it needs to be but also deals with real emotional issues in an organic way. I also enjoyed the other characters and will definitely be reading what comes next for Hazel. I found Kellan’s maturity refreshing and well-developed. There’s a couple mentions of God but I wouldn’t call this Christian fiction. It’s more along the lines of sweet romance/romcom.

Highly recommend if you enjoy clean, romcoms with feisty heroines, dashing heroes and a clever best friend.

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.


Giveaway on Instagram!

(1) winner will receive a print copy of the book, “Happily Ever Laughter” RomCom candle, chocolates, and a heart charm bracelet. (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. Instagram is not affiliated with nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 10, 2021.)

⇒ To Enter, follow @elliehallauthor@justreadtours & Tag 2 friends in the same comment on any hosted post of this Instagram tour. Enter up to 3x per post. (My blog post does NOT count).

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