One of the most EMOTIONAL romances I've read this year! Natasha Madison continues to AMAZE ME with every new release! - Shayna Renee
Something so Unscripted is so much more than a love story, it is an all-encompassing, engrossing and engaging novel about, love, life and all the moments that make life special. - Denise Shh Mom's Reading
Something So Unscripted is positively the most amazing book I've read. It gives the most heart wrenching story that will leave breathless. - Book Haven Book Blog
Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.
It’s time to move on.
A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot.
It would be both of our best shots.
After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed, so I lived for my job.
The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier.
Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son.
We’re officially off script the moment we meet.
If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.
But, nothing prepared me for the absolute perfection of the last line of the book and for the moment where all was 100% ok. I needed this, I needed the epilogue to let me know that things worked out, that they all got the happy ending they deserved.
In a story about someone who is a parent, you have to make sure there is a relationship with the child, but also there is a romance for the adults...and this romance has to happen with or without the child. Let me explain. I have to believe that they love one another, and this is a relationship they would pursue if the child wasn't part of it.
Zack and Denise meet because Jack is ill and Denise is an oncology doctor. But, what happens is you fall in love with how much they all love one another. Zack loves his son. Denise develops a relationship with Zack, and with his son. And, you believe both of them, as while they are intertwined they are also separate.
While they are all falling in love with one another, you do the same. With the sheer joy that is Jack and his take on life and the people he loves; you love Jack. With the love Zack has for his son, and his willingness to make sure that he doesn't think people like his mother are the only kind of people in the world. You love him for how much he loves Denise, and for how much he just wants her in his life, even though he knows it is asking a lot. You love Denise for her heart, and her strength, and her loyalty. For the fact that she cares about the people she loves. And for the way she defends them against sickness, mean people and evil ex-wives. (We are not talking about Zach's ex here, we just aren't. I don't like her. And, that's all she gets in this review.)
See what I mean? Yes, this is a book about people who are brought together by a child's illness. But, by the end, it is about so much more than that...it's about love, in all it's forms.
Small disclaimer...technically this happens while Zack is waiting for his divorce to be final. But, don't worry...I promise, you won't feel like there is cheating. Also, while this is an interconnected story, it can be read as a standalone. Although, really, you should read the other books in the series.
I absolutely recommend this book. You are going to love it.
This book is technically part of an interconnected storyline. That being said, you can absolutely still enjoy the book if you haven't read the others in this series-though honestly? Go back and read them-you'll thank me!
Denise is someone I'd want fighting in my corner-in any battle. Health wise, friendship wise, anything. She's loyal and strong, tough and sweet all in one. She's smart and I liked that. I love how caring she is and watching her fall for Zack and Jack just felt so right.
Zack, oh man. I have a high bar for single dad characters. A really, really high bar. Zack definitely met that bar. I LOVED him. He's strong, sexy, caring, sweet, loving. I fell for him hook, line and sinker. Watching him interact with his son? Oh, be still my heart. I just loved him. I would have fought Denise for him LOL.
I loved the journey these two took together-I love how it all worked out. Their falling felt effortless, it just felt right and natural for these two to be together. Their sexy times were hot but honestly, I loved their emotional connection just as much, if not slightly more.
As I mentioned, there were moments that made me cry in this book. I certainly won't spoil anything, but I thought Natasha Madison handled the situation brilliantly. There were moments that I can absolutely relate to as someone who has been through it, and she handled it with grace and compassion.
I loved these supporting characters. I loved getting glimpses into characters we've seen before as well as meeting new friends. I thought everyone did a great job in being there for Zack and Denise, in their own way. There's one character I won't mention much except to say I despised her. You'll know who I mean when you read it.
Something So Unscripted is a beautiful story. I know this is a book I'll go back and reread and fall in love all over again. It was wonderfully written. I adored this journey-even when I was crying-and can't wait to see what this author brings us next. I absolutely recommend this book.
When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...