In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

My Review

Rory committed 8 years ago to drop everything for this person she met when she was different after a 24-hour tryst in Ireland. Malachy took her heart years ago. Callum, her current boyfriend, is sweet, but it isn’t Mal from 8 years ago. They meet on the balcony of a dinner she was having at a hotel in New York. This book so for a mature audience. The author is very blunt about her sensitive topics. This book also time jumps a lot from current to past and back again. Mal is a jerk now, and she has to be in his presence for 2 months while she works on her photography job. He is now a songwriter but announces he married her cousin. This book gets all kinda thirsted, and by midway through the books, we still don’t have all the answers. The author has a weird letter from the other characters in the chapters. But this book has so many truths to reveal still. Not sure where the romance is going to go. This book is a total surprise at the end. 

I love how the author wove this perfect romance story, even referencing movies. Yes, this story has gaps that trick the reader into thinking the romance won’t work out but reading it, in the end, is worth it. I love how the author brought truths to light at the right time instead of randomly in the book. I hated the surprise letters in between some chapters from other characters in the book. This was an epic, unforgettable love story. 

if you would like to read In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen you can find it on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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