Unexpected

Kelly Rimmer

Book - 2019

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 perfect person in mind to be the father. Tech entre...preneur 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...

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Series
Rimmer, Kelly. Start up in the city novel.
Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Novels
Romance fiction
Published
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
379 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN
9781335504951
1335504958
Main Author
Kelly Rimmer (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Rimmer (Before I Let You Go) showcases her talent with this sweet, lively contemporary set in New York City. Best friends since birth, habitual planner Abigail Herbert and commitment-phobic Marcus Ross know each other better than they know themselves. When Abby learns that an inherited condition is quickly diminishing her chances of carrying a pregnancy to term, she asks Marcus to help her conceive. Despite Abby's plan to parent alone, Marcus realizes he wants to be more than just a sperm donor; he wants his child to know him as dad. When they learn how time-consuming artificial insemination is, they decide to go about it the traditional way, believing they will be able to keep their hearts out of the mix. However, neither is aware that the other is still affected by a kiss they shared months earlier. Their fun, loving longtime friends have already made bets about Abby and Marcus's relationship remaining platonic, and the stakes are raised when the two start to have more-than-friendly feelings for each other. The ending is predictable but not clichéd, the flow is as smooth as the transition of the relationship, and the characters are wildly entertaining. This will delight fans of extremely modern romance. (June) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Longing for a baby, single Abby Herbert makes a deal with her best friend, tech entrepreneur Marcus Ross, and as boundaries start to blur, their lives are changed forever. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Co-parenting with her best friend. What could go wrong?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 perfect person 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'

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Co-parenting with her best friend. What could go wrong?

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 perfect person 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…