When Least Expected

When Least Expected

by Allison B. Hanson

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Whispering breezes, clear mountain lakes—and her ex.
Alexis Montgomery thought her marriage was fine. Sure, they were going through hard times, struggling to get pregnant—but she and Ian had chemistry, friendship, and love. Or so she thought, until she found the separation agreement waiting for her on the countertop.
Ian Montgomery feels like life is spinning out of his control. He’s got a new girlfriend, even if he can’t remember why he’s supposed to want one. His family clearly likes his ex-wife more than they like him. And then he inherits the romantic family cabin in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, where he and Alexis honeymooned. Or rather, they both inherit it. Together.
A weekend alone with fresh air and fresh wounds seems like the worst thing that could happen to an ex-couple trying to keep it civil. But life is full of surprises—and Ian and Alexis are in for a big one…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616509606
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: A Blue Ridge Romance , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 935,156
File size: 340 KB

About the Author

Allison B. Hanson lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her novels include women’s fiction, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery suspense. She enjoys candy immensely, as well as long motorcycle rides and reading. Visit her at allisonbhanson.com.

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When Least Expected 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
When Least Expected, is a moving and touching book from new to me author Allison B. Hanson. It is the story about two people who fall madly in love, get married and for a short time live happily ever after. This is a fast-paced read that nudged every one of my senses. I laughed, sobbed a little and cheered throughout this refreshing read. Alexis Montgomery is a high school guidance counselor and her husband Ian is a webmaster and programmer. As far as Lex is concerned, their marriage is solid. However, when they made the decision to have a baby, their relationship began to unravel because they could not get pregnant. As a result, Ian filed for divorce and Lex followed through with the signed documentation, even though neither of them found the closure they desperately seeked. Due to Ian's uncle's death, Lex and Ian are brought together again at the funeral and subsequent reading of the will. Per the uncle's wishes, they spend a weekend together at the family cabin. One thing leads to another and a dreaded couple of days turns into a romantic getaway for two. The consequences of their actions is what ultimately causes them to rekindle their relationship. Sometimes uncles know best! This is the first book from Ms. Hanson's Blue Ridge Romance series and I am truly looking forward to the next installment. Lex and Ian are real people, with histories and experiences that are easy to identify with and understand. Their relationship both in and out of the bedroom is hot and genuine, which allows the reader to easily feel their connection to each other as individuals and as a couple. At times the author's writing style seems a little formal, which I found complimented the present happenings. Overall, a solid read. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Alexis and Ian Montgomery are a happily married couple, with a very solid relationship intact, who decide the next step in their lives is to start a family. Only when that dream is not realized and it becomes a major struggle for them to get pregnant their marriage starts to suffer. Things between them start to unravel and they start to grow apart. Overwhelmed by the stress Ian decides there is really nothing left for him in the marriage and files for divorce. Alexis is feeling defeated and hurt by Ian's decision, but decides to go ahead and sign the divorce papers anyway. After the loss of Ian's uncle the couple are brought together again by his funeral. During the reading of his will, the couple find out that it his wishes that they spend one weekend together in the family's cabin. Not wanting to upset the family they follow through with his wishes and make arrangements to spend a weekend together. Not realizing that one little wish could completely change the course of their lives... This was my first experience with this author's work, and I have to say that I enjoyed it very much. I plan to make return visits to the series and see what she has in store for this family. It was a very moving and enjoyable story, that left my heart happy! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Lex and Ian were going to be together for the rest of their lives. So in love, neither expected anything could get in the way of their happiness. But life has a way of sneaking up on a person. The good and the bad. Will they find the way back to one another? When Least Expected by Allison B. Hanson is about facing regret, learning how to forgive and admitting as well as coming to terms with past mistakes. Neither character is completely blameless and each needs to realize the part their actions played. I received When Least Expected in exchange for an honest review. Am always a fan of a story with a little matchmaking. The twist of it being from beyond was a hoot. Thanks NetGalley and Kensington for bringing a wonderful new author to my attention.