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Posted July 2, 2012
Posted August 2, 2014
## I really didn't like the hero. He was so arrogant. And his commitment phobia was way over the top. The constant mention of his harem of women ruined this story for me. He can have anybody he wants, he has sex then leaves before the sheets are cold, he buys them an expensive piece of jewelry before dumping them, he doesn't "do" relationships.....etc. ugh. He browbeats the heroine into a second affair and then once again can't follow through. And how can the heroine fall for guy that is constantly telling her how he won't ever love or marry anyone? Even if they were just dating, it's insulting to whoever he's with. Anyway I won't be reading again.
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Posted September 1, 2014
I give this book 5 stars.
Once again, I started this book by Andrea Laurence and I was unable to put it down till I reached the end. This is a beautiful love story about a millionaire and a nurse. Alexander Stanton is a commitment phobic who goes from one woman to the next, never settling down. Gwen is also a woman who does want to settle down so after their mutual friends wedding eight months ago they have a two week affair and then go their separate ways.
Present day both Alex and Gwen are invited to their friends holiday home with six other people for a weeks holiday to celebrate the 4 th of July and this is the first time they have seen each other since their affair. Alex has never gone back to the same woman after ending a relationship but he is still drawn to Gwen which is a first for him so when he arrives at his friends home he seeks her out and asks her for another fling - only to find her pregnant!.
Gwen knows that Alex is going to be at the house with them all but thinks she will be safe from him, due to being pregnant and she has decided on a NO MAN rule while she is pregnant. However, Alex is very persuasive and this story is about beating the odds and finding true love and not being afraid to grab it.
I would definitely recommend this as one of my 'Must Reads', if you are after a lovely feel good romance.
Posted July 27, 2014
Posted June 19, 2014
This story is beautifully written and follows on from "What lies beneath" (Another great book and I suggest to read it first even though "More Than He Expected" is a stand alone book).
This book flows from start to finish and is very hard to put down. Both Alex and Gwen are both not interested in a relationship and have a two week fling. Eight months later Alex and Gwen reunite at a party and Gwen is pregnant...
A definite must read!!!
Posted June 8, 2014
The rules are, if you make me cry you get ALL the stars. I didn't think this one would do it for me. Alex is a serial man-whore and Gwen has had a number of previous relationships which she went into with an escape clause. She was never going to let her heart get engaged because in her experience men always leave.
Which made Alex a perfect fling at their best friends wedding. (Will and Adrienne from What Lies Beneath). Eight months later, Alex hasn't moved on and is looking for a final taster to get Gwen out of his system. Gwen is acting as surrogate for some people she met through her work as a nurse and is most definitely not up for another bite of the Alex apple.
Absolutely loved the first meeting with Gwen pregnant which we see through Alex's eyes with all his anticipation. This was a well told tale of two people who don't know what they want or need. Through Gwen's pregnancy, they are both brought to confront their own issues and what they want in life.
I really enjoyed reading this story including the bits that made my eyes leak. Once the emotions hit, they carried through right to the final conclusion.
Posted May 28, 2014
First off, Andrea Laurence book More Than He Expected is not a secret baby story. Darn; I love those types of story. Nope, it's more like Alex Stanton and Gwen Wright had a fling after Will and Adrienne's wedding. For those who have read What Lies Beneath would remember Will and Adrienne. Okay, back to Alex and Gwen. Anyway, they have a fling and basically Alex left and Gwen needed to filled the void of life. So, she opted to be a surrogate for a couple. Jump ahead almost eight months, Alex and Gwen reunite. Alex wants to jump her bones, while Gwen is a bit cautious. We know how this all works they ended up in bed together, of course one person changes the rules and needs to leave.
I liked this story for a couple of reasons: 1) We get see previous character from the first book (even though this is a standalone). 2) Gwen and Alex are very similar on their views on marriage and love. Other than that, I like the story cause it's a nice romance of two people want to live in the moment, but find that their views start to change. I love that Gwen goes through a huge emotional change and she's not going to let her upbringing effect her anymore. Alex on the other hand is a bit more stubborn and needs a little help to realize what he's going to miss.
Overall, More Than He Expected is a pretty good read. I would say that it's a lover reunite story, but that wouldn't be quite accurate since neither one of them thought their previous encounter counted as a relationship. I guess it's overcoming past upbringings to find happiness. So, if you are looking for something like this, you might give More Than He Expected a try.
Posted May 20, 2014
I really liked this story. It was a lot different than the usual... we had an affair and now I'm expecting your baby themes.
Alex and Gwen meet during their best friends wedding. She is the maid of honor and he is the best man. They have a short and sweet affair that ends on a friendly basis. After eight months they meet again on vacation at their friend's house, but Gwen is pregnant and Alex thinks it his. To his shock the baby is not his or hers.
Gwen is very selfless to the point of ignoring her own needs. Alex is selfish, his way of thinking keep his affairs short and sweet. There are plenty of fish in the sea and no need to repeat the same twice. But Gwen left him wanting more. Neither wants more than a short affairs thanks to their parents and what they went through in their childhood's.
This is a story you have to read if you want to know how they get over their insecurities and how they find their HEA.
Posted May 24, 2013
Posted February 2, 2013
Am happy to have found a terrific new author. You have found your voice ms laurence,Cannot wait wait for uyur next bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2013
Another great story by Ms. Laurence. The heroine is charming and relatable. The hero is a delicious playboy you can't wait to be tamed. A great collections of characters. Well done.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 1, 2013
If your into short romance novels this is it...it's short sweet and everything you want in a romance novel. Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2012
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