Welcome to the book tour for A Love Unexpected by Leah Brunner! Today I’m sharing with you an interview I did with the author. Later this week, I’ll be reviewing the book over at Andi’s Book Reviews. Enjoy this conversation and be sure to download your copy. Best of luck in the giveaway!
My one and only goal has always been to make it to congress. I’ve got it all: the looks, the brains, the connections… Except I missed one glaring requirement: a wife.
The conservative voters of Kansas don’t trust an unmarried man. Which means I need a bride. Immediately.
The lovely Odette Hastings seems to fit the bill. She’s a wholesome small-town girl, and most importantly, in need of cash. I’ll give her the money to take care of her elderly parents, and she’ll be the political arm candy I need.
The only problem is Odette is a little too beautiful, a little too intelligent, and much too distracting. I have to keep my eye on the prize. Even when I’m starting to think there might be something I’d rather have more…
1.) What was the inspiration for this book?
My inspiration for this book was Madison Cawthorn. He was elected in 2020 as the youngest congressman in history. He was engaged at the time and I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to plan a wedding with a congressman, I thought it would make a fascinating story!
2.) What can we expect coming up in this series?
Book 2 in the series actually releases November 19th! This book will be Sophie’s story, you meet her (Madden’s sister) in A Love Unexpected. Her book is A Love Uncontainable. David’s book will release in the spring of 2022.
3.) To which character did you most relate?
As a military spouse I relate to Sophie, but my personality is very quirky and playful like Kate (Odette’s BFF).
4.) What is one of your favorite scenes?
My favorite scene is when they’re being photographed at the museum and the photographer asks them to kiss. They’re obviously attracted to each other, but up until that point they haven’t given into that attraction.
5.) What is it that drives you as a writer?
What drives me as a writer is doing something that I genuinely enjoy and creating stories to help others escape “real life.” That’s what books have done for me, and it’s a joy to bring that to others as well.
6.) What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
It would probably surprise people that I was homeschooled my entire life. Since I’m more spunky and outgoing people tend to be surprised by that! haha.
About the Author
Leah writes romance full of witty banter and lovable characters. She spends most of her time writing… and also petting her Maine Coon.
Although she’s a Kansas girl at heart, Leah is a proud Air Force spouse and currently resides in Northern California with her husband and three children.
Her parents always told her she lived in her own little world and was oblivious to reality. The real world was simply too boring for Leah, writing is how she enjoys sharing her little world with others.
One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of A Love Unexpected (signed print to US, ebook outside the US)
Ends November 10, 2021