I’m baaaack! I suppose I shoulda started this a week ago so y’all had recommendations during the start of these quarantines. So here you go: Love, Unexpectedly by Susan Fox.
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If you enjoy rom-coms, this is 1000% a book you should try out. It’s sexy and fun and of course you’ll probably shake your head at the main characters. Speaking of which, follow Nav and Kat as they not only cross Canada by train but the lines of friendship and reality.
Nav has been Kat’s neighbor for the past two years and has been pushed so far in the friendzone that at first when she asks him to be her date to her sister’s wedding, he’s insulted. But then, he hatches a plan: he’s going to rope her into a game of (sexy) strangers on a train. This way, he hopes, she’ll get to know the real him and possibly fall in love.
So, of course that happens (hello, rom-com!) but of course Kat is so far in denial that a) she has feeling for Nav and b) he has feelings for her.
This, for me, was probably the most excitedly frustrating part of the whole book. I definitely had to stop a few times to dramatically (and audibly) whisper yell at Kat for being so blind.
That said, it was a very fun and quick read. I loved how detailed Fox is and it’s pretty clear she spent time developing the characters–something that I always appreciate. That also goes for the other very platonic strangers Kat and Nav meet on the train–all the characters seemed well thought out and realistic.
I thought Fox’s own style of focalization shifts were interesting: one chapter would be told in the 3rd person perspective, but still focusing more on Nav’s perspective. The next chapter would be told in the 1st person view by Kat. I liked this style because it gave both points of view while also giving all around context to the story.
I think the only thing that would make me hesitate to recommend this book to “anyone” is the fact that there are a number of curse words and sex scenes, so if you blush easily, this may not be the book for you. But if those aren’t something that bother you and you’re looking for a fun, flirty novel, give it a try.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. Look out for my next review on Michele Giutarri’s The Black Rose of Florence!