A celebrity heiress and a waiter—er, artist—discover their tabloid story might really be a fairytale.
Celebutante Claire Morgan is an expert at playing the air-headed-heiress gossip sites expect. Sure, she's got degrees in business and computer science, but people are much more interested in the designer of her last gown or who she's dating (for the next minute). Besides, posing for the paparazzi is safer than letting anyone get too close.
Waiter and struggling artist Nick Holden probably should have majored in engineering instead of following his dream. It's a little late now, but with his grad school scholarship in jeopardy from a creative slump and only so many times he can deflect his doubts with dumb jokes, the last thing he needs is Claire and her friends breezing into the restaurant at closing time. Even if she is more beautiful than a Monet.
When one of Nick's wisecracks turns Claire's spokesmodel smile sincere, it's clear the pair has more in common than they thought. Staying on opposite sides of the velvet rope, they begin a fling that is far from meaningless. While hiding their growing feelings, Nick spurs Claire toward the tech career she wants and she inspires new vision in his art. But they'll need to trust each other and drop their acts if they're going to live happily ever after.
Can the gossip girl find love with a no-name artist? Or will they let their storybook ending slip away?
UNEXPECTED is an unconventional romance about two opposites working backward toward love. For fans of The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, this modern fairytale will draw readers in and have them laughing—and sighing—until the end.