A chance discovery of a handwritten love scene leads to friendship and undeniable attraction for two people who’ve sworn off love. They might be perfect for each other…but they haven’t actually met.
Will they continue to play it safe or will they risk another heartbreak for a chance at love?
**Note: An Unexpected Find was originally published with the title Book Review. This revised version (12/2020) can be read as a standalone or the first in the Silver Falls series. Due to mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+.
Best-selling author Jax Rowland is writing the first book of his next spy thriller series and it’s not going well. If he can’t create a deeper connection between his characters, he faces more negative reviews from readers fed up with his one-dimensional Bond-girls.
Dr. Sophie Grimaldi is successful, single and content to remain that way. Disappointed (or worse) by romantic relationships all her life, the only interest she has in men these days are her delicious book boyfriends. When Sophie discovers a set of handwritten notes between the pages of a library book, curiosity quickly turns to exasperation over the author’s cringe-worthy attempt at a steamy sex scene. Automatically, she scribbles her own version, forgetting all about the page when she returns the book. She never imagines the author will find her revision.
Embarrassed to view his work through a mystery critic’s eyes, Jax offers Sophie a job writing the love scenes of his next novel. As sexy emails and flirty texts turn into a friendship teeming with chemistry, Sophie and Jax agree to finally meet in person. But, a series of missed connections and unexpected twists make it clear that fate has other plans for them.
Will they heed the warning signs or choose to write their own destiny?
★★★★★ “Realistic and original”
★★★★★ “Two of the most enjoyable characters ever.”
★★★★★ “As far as steamy romance, this book delivered.”
★★★★★ “The chemistry between these two won me over from the start.”
★★★★★ “Wit and plenty of heat.”
★★★★★ “I hope there’s a part two.”
★★★★★ “One of the few books that I have read on Kindle and enjoyed so much that I decided to purchase a hard copy–for the second time around.”
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If I could spend every spare moment of my life reading, I absolutely would. (Pause for a moment while I indulge that fantasy.) My loving family has been known to hide my books to force human interaction. I bet some of you can identify with me on this. ; )
Originally from Southern California, I now live in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. I’m a working physician with a busy practice, but always hoped to write when I retired. While my practice was temporarily closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I got my chance early. Since publishing that first book, I’m addicted, and now write every morning before work and every day off. Poor Mr. Hayleigh. When not treating patients or writing, you’ll find me reading (of course), or working out with my hubby in the friendly rivalry we’ve enjoyed since our second-date hike.
I love strong female protagonists, animals, and vanilla chai tea, which I drink far too much of in my writer’s cave.