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Summary

Can three people really love each other?

All I wanted was to find some peace.

To find myself again.

Falling in love wasn’t part of that plan.

But everything changed the day I met them.

Gabe and Michael.

So different.

And yet together, they are perfect.

I can’t decide which one I love more.

And maybe I don’t have to.

Because they both love me too.

Can three people really love each other?

Or was it the air of the island messing with our hearts and minds?

©2019 Alyne Hart (P)2020 Amy Stoffel

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Book 1. Get book 2 ready

Book 1, get book 2 ready.
Wow I love this book. It’s sweet and kind of a slow burn. Some times they talk about the past and I got a little confused. You get a lot of happy times in this book. Best Friends pick the same woman to fall in love with. I think there are only two books in this series and I am ready for the next one now. I love the characters and their friendships. The narration is great.

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Riveting!

Unexpected immediately captured my attention, holding it through the end. It's a beautifully-written, well-plotted, engaging, romantic, sweet, and scorching hot Ménage romance; I thoroughly enjoyed it! Amie, newly divorced from a bad marriage, is in the process of finding herself again. Her self-discovery steers her to help rebuild a village in Hawaiʻi, where she meets two incredibly irresistible and contrasting men, Gabe and Michael. The way emotions, and desire and how developed were genuine, the dynamics between the trio was authentic, utterly passionate, radiating potency.

Superb narration by Isabella Starr, she captured the characters' personalities, emulating their emotions and the connection, bringing them to life. Unexpected is a fabulous Ménage (MFM) romance with wonderful characters and excellent narration. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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Unexpected!

Good narration. I loved the dynamic between the characters they were all very passionate. This book gave me the feels. I wasn't expecting a cliffhanger. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Menage romance

A menage romance in which our heroine is newly divorced and finding her footing again. She meets up with best friends that have been through a lot together. They all become roommates in Hawaii together and quickly the sexual tension builds.

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Unexpected

Alyne Hart does a nice job of making the relationship seem realistic. I liked the characters and could identify with someone divorced in their mid-thirties, though I do wonder how Amy found two great guys when it seems challenging to find one. :) The story seemed to move slowly at times and it does end in a cliffhanger which you can see coming long before it happens.

Isabella Starr does a good job with the narration and speaks in more of a conversational voice, which I like. I think that especially with the length, that Unexpected would have benefitted from dual (or triple) narrators to make the POV more distinct as well as add some variation to the audio.

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Emotional ride

Amie is recovering from a bad marriage. Taking some time to help others while restoring herself, she goes to Kauai on to build homes. Here she meets Michael and Gabe. Each completely different, these two best friends hold qualities that Amie cannot resists. And they both find her alluring. But can she fall for both of them? And will three be a crowd? Alyne Hart writes with a passionate pen. Her characters always hold a lot of emotion and heart, and these are no exception. Gabe, Michael and Amie each have broken parts that need healing and together they seem to compliment each other. But when tragedy strikes, will their love survive? It's a story of love found and love lost, heartache and heartbreak, and Hart leaves us on a cliffhanger needing to know more! Have to queue up book 2 to see where this trio ends up!

Isabella Starr brings the three to life! She gives an amazing performance, from the emotional tugs of the trio to the jealous nastiness of the women on Kauai. She finds the best voices for each character and draws us into the Unexpected world of Amie, Gabe and Michael. Can't wait for more.

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unexpected

I enjoyed this story more than I expected to. While I am not one for MFM the premise sounded really good in this one. I am glad I took the chance. This was so good. I liked the story line. The characters were well rounded and multi faceted. The narration was done well. It does end in a cliffhanger, and I can't wait for book 2.

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Wow

I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this story, it had so much feelings and was in some ways realistic.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
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I jumped right in to the next audiobook in this duo.
It’s a cliffhanger and I don’t like that, but it was so great that I didn’t care (that could be because I had the next ready)

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Clear pronunciation and read with feelings and it added to the enjoyment of this story

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Oh my heart

Oh this book is everything! These characters have so much healing to do. I so need a HEA. It’s written very well. A brilliant performance from Isabella.
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Loved Amie and her two men

Unexpected is book 1 in the Island Duet by Alyne Hart and is narrated by Isabella Starr. I really wanted to like this one because I love a good MFM story, and I did enjoy the story. However, the narration just wasn’t my favorite. I liked her voice for Amie and for the internal monologues, but I had a harder time connecting to the male characters. I couldn’t really tell them apart, so I had to keep going back. All that being said, I will still listen to book 2, because while I didn’t 100% love the narration, the narration didn’t detract from the story, so it was still a good, solid listen. AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • Kylie
  • 09-04-20

Sweet, Sexy Ménage

This is such a sweet love story with a twist. Amie is newly divorced and looking to spend her time helping others while she finds herself. She ends up on Kauai rebuilding a village. Enter the soulful and brooding Gabe and his best friend the sexy full of life Micheal. It’s instant chemistry between the trio.

They start to navigate their feelings and the relationship dynamic between themselves and the other volunteers on the island. You fall in love right along with them. And it’s not just sex for these three there is a genuine bond and friendship that strengthens the relationship.

There is a twist at the end that left me gutted but so excited to start the second book.

The narration is great and keeps you engaged. I think this would be a great started ménage book. But is also enjoyable for an old pro in the genre like me.

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  • BLUEANGEL0068
  • 11-11-21

nails on a chalk board

OMG I so struggled to get through this book. The story was ok but the narrator was like listening to nails on a chalk board with the way she read it. And its a shame because I gothe book because it was a series but there is no way I can listen to anymore.

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It’s a good story, I was hoping for a big more heat and a bit less drama, but it was still really good:)

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  • Amanda Kay Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 24-11-20

diving into book 2

this was my first audio/read by this author and I really enjoyed it alot! I cant wait to listen to the 2nd book to see what happens with these 3!
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  • Bette
  • 31-08-20

Great Story & Listen🎧 Riveting & Heartfelt!

I thoroughly enjoy this book, it is a well written story that is captivates both your heart and attention from start to end. Alyne Hart is a gifted author and it is nice to see another side of her creative mind in a MFM romance. The storylines and characters are realistic and easy to relate to. Amie is in her mid thirties, newly divorced and her life is in the doldrums, she makes a decision and signs up for a volunteer program to help others. Not knowing that it was going to change her life forever more. Gabe and Michael are like brothers, they met as young boys, both were placed in with the same foster family and they bonded immediately when Gabe took Michael under his wings. That bond is still as strong as ever and they have similar life goals and work together to make them happen. They are currently volunteering to build homes in Hawaii and when new comer Amie comes in they are both drawn to her. When Amie is told there is no bed for her yet she was ok with sleeping on the coach, but there was a spare bed in Gabe & Michael’s shelter so they offered her that. The three hit it off right away, they become friends and then so much more. But can they make it work can there be a perfect trifecta? I loved how everything plays out in this book, the story is nicely plotted and there is never a dull moment. In addition to the hot romance there is plenty of drama, some angst, plus lots of heartfelt and emotional moments, including when Gabe and Michael first meet and the heartbreaking ending. Alyne Hart, thank you for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. I like how you kept it all real, how some people are not so excepting of others and their wished, Amie’s jealous co-volunteers, also the sensitive subject of what it is like for many in the foster care system. I am looking forward to what comes next for these great characters.

Isabella Star did a nice job narrating the story and bringing the characters to life. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the great listen🎧

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  • Megan Wells
  • 20-07-20

Another emotional read from Alyne Hart

Alyne Hart knows how to write and emotionally charged romance. I loved these characters. Amie just went though a terrible divorce and only wants peace and happiness. And I wanted her to be happy. I could feel her emotions bleeding right from the book. I also really liked Gabe and Michael. They were perfect together. I loved watching them fall in love.

I think I have found a new author for when I am in the mood for some emotions!

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 24-05-20

Gives You All the Feels

Title: UNexpected
Author: Alyne Hart
Format: Audio
Narrator: Isabella Starr
Genre: Romance, Menage (MFM)
Standalone: Nope
Part of a Series: Book 1 of The Island duet
POV: Amy, Gabe and Micheal
Steam Level: Toasty
4/5

Alyne Hart knows how to write a story with all the feels. Exploring how to be a thruple in a couple society, I love how Alyne Hart portrays the judgement and acceptance both externally and internally. I love Gabe and Michael's friendship and the foundation it was built on. Knowing that this is a duet I'm glad it didn't end where I thought it would but the actual ending leaves me wanting to immediately jump into UNconventional to see how it all works out.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 30-04-20

Sweet and Sexy Story, with a cliffhanger

This is the first book in The Island Duet, a MFM romance. Amie, Gabe and Michael's story is sweet, and sexy. They share an instant attraction, and a sizzling chemistry. The characters are great. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Isabella Starr did a good job with the narration. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Trisha C.
  • 26-04-20

steamy hot

After a disastrous divorce, Amy's friend told her she needed to go somewhere to find herself. A trip to volunteer on the Hawaiian island turns out more than she ever thought. Having two hot male roommates, turns to friendship .and then lovers. Wow it cant get any better than that . steamy sexy and hot!
Isabella Starr narration is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoy enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-03-20

Great story with cliffhanger

This is the first book I've read/listened to by Alyne Hart. It was well written with a great storyline. I've really enjoyed the characters. Their struggles seemed real, true to life. That cliffhanger! Looking forward to the second book.

Isabella Starr is a good narrator. I enjoyed listening to her and felt like she did great with the male and female voices. Great performance.

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