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Unexpected (Start Up in the City #1) by Kelly Rimmer [arc review]

Co-parenting with her best friend. What could go wrong?
Overall a very sweet read. Kelly Rimmer did a great job!


Unexpected by Kelly Rimmer. Pic by @glimpes_of_my_books
Blurb:
The next three decades of Abby Herbert's life are as carefully planned out as the last three were. Best career ever? Check. Great friends, one of whom she lives with in a stunning Tribeca apartment? Check. Perfect man to share her dream family? Surely just a matter of time. But then she gets devastating news from her doctor--if she wants to get pregnant, she needs to get started on that by...well, yesterday. On the bright side, she has the perfectperson in mind to be the father.Tech entrepreneur Marcus Ross has been harboring decidedly not-friends feelings toward Abby. He doesn't want to lose her and, knowing his feelings are one-sided, he's been trying to move on. When he learns about the curveball Abby's just been hit with, he promises to be there for her however she wants him to be, even if the idea of fatherhood is a little complicated for him right now. But it isn't long until boundaries start to blur, and a deal struck between friends starts to turn into something perilously close to feelings that could change everything...

The review: 3 Stars

My favorite thing about the whole story is their friendship. Abby and Marcus have something we all want in life, a friend that knows you and that you can trust with anything and everything. I loved that the story built from that friendship. 
Marcus is super sweet, that one guy that you can trust with your life. There was nothing not to love about him. I liked Abby's determination but I couldn't help but find her annoying at times. 
The side characters were really good. Abby's outspoken friend is going to make a great heroine eventually!
And the side story between Marcus, his twin, and his dad was interesting, it kept my interest the whole way. 

As sweet as this book was I just need 'more' from my romance books. More feelings, more twists  and turns (even if predictable), more grown up characters, more chemistry, more more more... Abby's issues with confrontation were annoying after a while and it was really bothering me and boring me towards the end. I obviously enjoyed the book or I wouldn't have given it 3 stars, but it could have been better.
Will I read the next one? YES! Can't wait actually :) It wasn't perfect, but it was GOOD!
Go Read!

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