#ThrowbackThursday: Book Review: Love Least Expected

December 2019
Unfortunately, this book isn’t available anymore. However, please check out the authors at your favourite book shop. They are all brilliant.

May 2015

Publisher: Valerie Twombly

Publishing date: 3. February 2015

Editions: Kindle E-book

Genre: Romance

Bee’s 5 of 6


About the story: 

Well, about the stories in this case. This is a teaser book that shows nine more or less romantic stories from 9 authors who’s books will be published in the next few months or have already been published. What a brilliant idea! However it is so much more ~ but about that later.

This is a short overview over the stories:

1. Under the Mango Tree

A young Indian girl meets an English Man. Will they be happy?

2. Rolf’s Quest

Merlin has a descendant. And he has to lift the enchantment of him being trapped in the tree through finding true love.

3. Fall into Darkness

A nearly condemned Angel meets a girl who can see people’s death in their eyes. Where will this meeting lead?

4. Roses are wrong, Violets Taboo

Will Greenhouse owner Alexander get over his grandfather’s death and find love with Rose?

5. Alphabetical Disorder

Susie thinks she needs to abandon the one she loves because of a Romani prophecy that asks her to date in alphabetical order.

6. Love’s not viral

Hollywood actors can be strange. We all know that. But what happens when they take a picture of you and pretend to date you?

7. Taking the Plunge

Eve dropped ten dress sizes since high school and after leaving her boyfriend meets her old crush. Where can that lead?

8. The Trouble with Never

Summer leaves her violent husband and meets her high school sweetheart again. That can only spell trouble?

9. Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate

When an heiress of a chocolate empire is institutionalised it won’t be easy to help her. Will Chris?


About the Author: 

I try to be as short as possible as of course there are nine authors. Still it is good to know even a little about them. For more go to their pages or buy the book which gives overviews to each story about their author.

Meredith Bond

Meredith is published both traditionally and indie and known for characters that you cannot easily forget. Besides writing her heart belongs to her family and teaching others to write. You can find out more about her on her webpage.

Aubrey Wynne

Aubrey’s passions are children and animals and she is an elementary school teacher by trade. She writes humorous short stories besides novels and you can find out more about her here.

Valerie Twombly

Valerie has always had a thing for creatures with fangs and was excited when she discovered paranormal romance. That is the genre she writes in now and creates strong and seductive characters. Find out more about her and her books on her author’s page.

Kris Calvert

Cupcake baking Kris has a passion for post-it notes, pearls and alliterations. The former copywriter needed a little pushing to start writing romance novels. You can find out how good she is at it on her page.

Katie Stephens

Since being retired Katie opened a box of partially finished stories, plays and musicals just to have her husband ask her when she really will retire. Hopefully not very soon because her stories are great. Find out more here.

Nessie Strange

Nessie a mother of two likes a good story and has tried everything from abstract painting to journalism. Now she is into writing and you can find our more on her page.

Kishan Paul

In the book it says: “with the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, her thriving counselling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity. Find out more on her author page

Isabella Harper

Stay at home writer Isabella has always been creating stories and is now fulfilling her life with her husband and children. Besides obtaining fitness certifications or being in the countryside. Find out more here

Michaela Miles

A few months ago Michaela was so kind to take part in “The Bee Talks With…” even though she is a busy lady: husband, three children, boss at her web design company and doing a BA of English Literature. Find out more about her books and herself here


Honey Bees in the book:

Now this book is full of very different stories. From the Indian girl who meets an English man to a woman fleeing her violent husband you can find trouble, romance, ingenuity and passion. They are teasers for their authors books but they are also fully fletched short stories which give you total reading pleasure all through the book. If I would have to chose a favourite I could not as they are so different. They kept me hooked even though I had trouble reading “The Trouble With Never” but that has simply to do with my own experiences of violence in a relationships and nothing with the quality of the story.

A great book and I will come back to read the stories time and time again.

Stinging Bees in the book

Only stinging bee I can find is: I want more and as soon as I can I will

And the mead of it all?

If you love short stories and romance then this is a great gift for you. Brilliantly written stories full of suspense and characters that speak to your heart no matter from which experience you come from. So entertaining!

book cover Love Least Expected

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