Unlike Any Other by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Unexpected, Book 1

Synopsis:

AJ 

The name AJ Colthurst may not have any meaning to the public eye, but it should, as I’m the daughter of two famous celebrities. Like any superstar, they crave privacy; so much of it, they built a house in the middle of nowhere for us children. As we grew older, we discovered the lies they built as a fort to protect us from the media, ended up causing emotional damage along the way.
I carry a portion of the guilt on my shoulders; the other part I discovered is the separation of my parents. Their unorthodox ways may have driven me bonkers, but knowing they are no longer together is unacceptable.
That’s why I decided to rattle their cage by reminding at least one of my parents of the past and the reason they belong together. They need to remember why their love is so perfect and why they have to fight to keep it alive. Even if it means I have to dredge up some of my own painful memories along the way.

Gabe 

Back in the early eighties, I set myself to succeed in the financial world. The first step had been moving to New York City to become a stockbroker, but things didn’t work out the way I had hoped. Instead, I ended up making movies and by the end of the decade, Gabe Colt had become a famous name. The downside to my career of choice: the paparazzi. In order to protect my family and our privacy, I maintained my family away from the circus. It had been for their own good; a decision we had made before we started our family.
However, those past decisions ended up chasing my entire family away and now I’m trying to put the pieces back together along with my little girl.

Review: I didn’t know anything about this book before reading it. I think it was for the best and it helped me appreciate the story! That’s why I will try to say a minimum.

Nobody knows that AJ is Gabe’s daughter because he has always wanted to protect her (and her brothers) from the media. When AJ discovers (on the cover of a magazine) that her father is with a young woman who is pregnant of his baby, she panics. She goes to see him for an explanation. The confrontation between AJ and her father ends up by the two of them sharing their stories.

The story is told in dual POV (AJ and Gabe) and there is a switching between past and present. The first chapters are a little difficult because we don’t know everything at the moment and because of the switching time.

It is a romance? Yes but not as usual, it’s also a story about life, family and relationships.

Will you cry? Yes!

Will you love this book? yes!

Oh! There’s no cliffhanger 🙂 It can be read as a standalone.

4-5Cass

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