Love So Unexpected - Marquita Valentine

Love So Unexpected

By Marquita Valentine

  • Release Date: 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings


Book 6 in the bestselling contemporary romance series The Lawson Brothers. 

Widower Caleb Lawson has resigned himself to a life of farming and family functions. He never expects to find another love like he had with his wife, much less remarry. But once his mother brings home Sofia Nogales to help her get back on her feet, he starts to reconsider his expectations. Sofia is beautiful, witty, and so full of life that his arms ache to hold her.

Determined to make a new life for herself, former head chef Sofia Nogales hopped on the first bus to the east coast and refused to look back. However, she never dreamed a series of bad events would have her end up in Jessamine, North Carolina as the guest of Dinah Lawson. Nor did she ever dream of meeting someone like Dinah’s son Caleb—the sexy farmer, who keeps everything to himself… except the heated look in his eyes.

But when the opportunity comes knocking—to the tune of cooking at an already established and popular restaurant two states away, will Caleb be able to convince her to stay?

Love So Hot- Brody
Love So True- Lucas
Love So Irresistible- Mason
Love So Tempting- Tristan
Love So Perfect- Austin
Love So Unexpected- Caleb
Love So Wild- Elijah (TBA)
Love So Sweet- Adam (TBA)


  • Wonderful emotion filled romance

    By Mslizalou
    I fell in love with the Lawson Brothers series with the first book and have found the books just keep getting better and better with each new story. I totally and completely fell in love with Caleb Lawson and was so happy we finally got his story in Love So Unexpected. One of the things I love about the Lawson men is they figure out very quickly how they feel about the women in the lives and have no problems saying I love you first. I knew it would take a special woman to bring Caleb out of his life of only farming, and I have to say Sofia Nogales was so perfect for him. I love that she was instantly attracted to Caleb and had him talking when very few others could ever get him to talk. The fact that Caleb was equally attracted to Sofia made me so very happy. I'll be honest and say I was afraid Apple McCoy would try and re-enter Caleb's life and I was so very happy she was not the woman for him. I like Apple, but she just never fit my idea of someone Caleb would fall for after his wife Iris died. I absolutely loved watching Sofia fit in with the Lawson family and look for ways to fit into Jessamine. I knew she was only in town for a short time, but the more time Sofia and Caleb spent together, the more I wanted her to stay long-term. I really loved how strong the chemistry was between Caleb and Sofia from the moment they met. Whether they are joking around, just sitting together or making love, they connected on every level. I also loved the Caleb loved Sofia so much he was willing to do anything to help her be able to stay in Jessamine. Love So Unexpected was another winner in the Lawson Brothers series. While Tristan and Lemon's books remains my absolute favorite in the series, Caleb and Sofia almost kicked them out of the top spot. I loved watching them fall in love and both finally find true happiness. Marquita Valentine writes wonderful emotion filled romances, and I love how she pulls me into every single story.
  • Loved Caleb & Sofia! Great sweet romantic read!

    By Pam50627
    Loved Caleb & Sofia! I've never read about a hero that reminds me so much of the man in my life. Caleb is the strong silent tragic brother. Caleb married his high school sweetheart, Iris. Iris had a medical condition & was in a car accident while having a seizure. Caleb went out of control with drinking & women for a short time & then isolated himself on the farm. Sofia is a chef from Arizona traveling to Roswell to work with a friend from culinary school. On the way, her tickets sent her on a wrong path & someone stole all of her money stranding her I town. Come to find out, Sofia's mother & Caleb's mother, Dinah, went to college together. I totally loved these characters! Sofia is a talkative, lovable knockout extrovert. Caleb is a strong, independent introvert. Opposites are supposed to attract, right? They do in this case. From the beginning, Sofia knew what Caleb was trying to say without the words. Caleb was an expert listener that could hear what Sofia was trying to say under the chatter. And the chemistry was hot! Marquita has a talent for creating characters that you love whatever the romance type is. While there is hot chemistry & some sex scenes, I would classify this as a sweet romantic read. It isn't as explicit as erotic romances. While this is the 6th book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone. There are recurring characters but the back story isn't necessary. It just compliments the book. I can't wait for Preston's story!
  • Loved it

    By Jujulove17
    My heart broke from the Epilogue but was put back together piece by piece with each chapter. Caleb is seriously the best Lawson brother. To finally read his happy ending was awesome. Sophia is the perfect heroine for him. Sweet, romantic and oh so steamy! A great and quick read.