Unexpected by Jenny Frame

It offical… I have a new favourite Jenny Frame book.

Author Synopsis

Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid thirties, she’s restless and can’t work out why. Then one day a ten-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father’s crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close, and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn’t stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she’s horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.

When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected?


My Review

Firstly, Jenny Frame has executed another great and well thought out plot that has readers on the edge of their seats from the first chapter. I read it in one sitting because I quite literally couldn’t put it down.

Being a mother who has went through IVF and used donor sperm, I feel like I connected with this story more than I have with other story lines. I could completely feel Rebecca’s panic when her son turns up their door step with his genetic mother – I had to stop for a moment and breath. There were quite a few moments when I felt that I could understand Rebecca’s feelings, this is a main reason I enjoy when Jenny writes mothers into her novels because she truly gets it, she understands the love and adoration you feel for your child and that nothing comes before them.

I fell for Dale in a big way, she’s this strong, clever and extremely sexy butch lesbian that acts like a big kid but she has this vulnerability and honesty about her that endears her to you in an unexpected way (excuse the pun). I enjoyed Dale emerging as a fantastic parent from her play girl person.

Jenny Frame once again wrote some of the most erotic sex scenes I have read in a non-erotica romance. She has this beautiful way of writing a phenomenally hot scene while incorporating the love and tenderness between the couple.

This has gone to the top of the list for Jenny Frame novels and I can’t wait to read it again. I can only hope Jenny Frame continues their story into a second book.

Unequivocally 5 stars


If you would like to purchase Unexpected please follow the link below:

Bold Strokes Books