When You Least Expect It (The Culhanes of Cedar River #1)
She was having his baby.But why wouldn’t she be his wife?After several failed pregnancies, Tess Fuller’s dreams of motherhood hadn’t worked out—until one memorable night with her ex-husband resulted in pregnancy! Take-charge rancher Mitch Culhane had never stopped loving Tess. Now he has the perfect solution: marriage, take two. But Tess isn’t so sure their love story can have a happily-ever-after…unless Mitch can prove he’s changed…

When You Least Expect It (The Culhanes of Cedar River #1) Details

TitleWhen You Least Expect It (The Culhanes of Cedar River #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 2019
PublisherHarlequin Special Edition
ISBN-139781488042249
Rating
GenreRomance, Humor, Contemporary

When You Least Expect It (The Culhanes of Cedar River #1) Review

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, intense emotional feelings when it came to both these characters. Lived Tess’s life as far as miscarriages but had to wait twenty years until blessed with our full-term pregnancy. (ours she’s now going to be nineteen in December.) We did not luckily, experience all of Mitch’s wild ride, but could understand it. My hubby is a quiet one so showing emotion was hard. Caused problems during those tough times. But we had parents to guide us through, Mitch didn’t. Knowing how to react is tough. Th Wow, intense emotional feelings when it came to both these characters. Lived Tess’s life as far as miscarriages but had to wait twenty years until blessed with our full-term pregnancy. (ours she’s now going to be nineteen in December.) We did not luckily, experience all of Mitch’s wild ride, but could understand it. My hubby is a quiet one so showing emotion was hard. Caused problems during those tough times. But we had parents to guide us through, Mitch didn’t. Knowing how to react is tough. They have the pain of loss but not the raging hormones from that loss. Then, when words are spoken during fear and anger, they are hard to take back. For some to make amends when dealing with pride as with Mitch. Then you have the dynamics of the pressure he has of feeling I have a business/home/pain to run and keep it together. I also have siblings that are looking to me for the right answers and how to react and now so are their children. So, when Tess shows up six months after their tryst at the hotel when Mitch had been at a convention he is blown away. His first reaction is anger, they denial, that pain. When his machismo kicks in and stupid falls from his mouth, because he’s still angry and hurt, it stalls, their talks. He’s still angry and hurt from her walking away from their marriage. She’s still upset from the fact that at that time he was going to take away her hope. (By the way, I still don’t think he’s figured out or even identified that was his downfall.) He asks, “Is it mine?” Really?! He knows if nothing else the true character of this woman. So, he even knows that was a punk bully question. Yet, when you continue to read you find out the man has no edit button. Don’t start feeling too awfully sorrowful for Tess. You see Tess is just as angry still for Mitch being so controlling. So, she starts with, “I want this!” “No, that!” “Wait! What are you doing? That’s not what I want.” The CIA wouldn’t know what she wanted between her anger and her hormones are so whacked. If you've ever been pregnant you remember these moments. Hers feels like this most of the book. Let me just say for most of this book I didn’t like Tess until Mitch does the rescue. Then I start to bend. By Thanksgiving I am GUMBY. I enjoyed this family saga. This couple is high drama, passion-filled, and most of all they deep down love each other. I give this: 5 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.
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  • Stormy Feibel
    January 1, 1970
    Tess and Mitch were the perfect married couple except for one thing. Tess kept miscarrying their babies. It tore them apart and words were said that could not be taken back. One night years later, they ran in to each other. Their passion was ignited and they enjoyed one night together. Surprise! Tess shows up on Mitch's doorstep and she is pregnant with their baby and this time, she is doing good. This is just a goodhearted romance. It is suitable for young adults as well.
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  • Janie Evans
    January 1, 1970
    I love reading Helen Lacey's books. "When You Least Expect It (The Culhane's of Cedar River #1)" is a new series from Ms. Lacey. This book gives us the insight of the Culhane family. We meet all the siblings and learn that Mitch Culhane stepped up and kept his family together when their father walked out. Tess Fuller and Mitch used to be married. After numerous attempts at having children and only ending up with miscarriage, their marriage fell apart. Tess thought Mitch wanted to control everyth I love reading Helen Lacey's books. "When You Least Expect It (The Culhane's of Cedar River #1)" is a new series from Ms. Lacey. This book gives us the insight of the Culhane family. We meet all the siblings and learn that Mitch Culhane stepped up and kept his family together when their father walked out. Tess Fuller and Mitch used to be married. After numerous attempts at having children and only ending up with miscarriage, their marriage fell apart. Tess thought Mitch wanted to control everything. Fast forward a few years and they run into each other which turns into a night of passion. One with a lasting consequence. Tess returns to Cedar River to let Mitch know that she is pregnant and that she has so far had an uncomplicated pregnancy. Mitch thinks they should get married again because of the baby and Tess wants nothing to do with it. We read how they just never seem to come to terms on dealing with what happened in the past. Until one night things became clear in Tess's mind but then Mitch is no longer on board. Lots of back and forth between these two strong individuals.
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  • Nas Dean
    January 1, 1970
    WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT by author Helen Lacey is a September 2019 release by Harlequin Special Edition series.When Tess Fuller gets pregnant after one passionate night with her ex-husband, she came back to see him to try to work things out.And Mitch Culhane hadn’t stopped loving her, so could he have it all once again? He had loved and lost his wife once before but now he was getting a second chance. Dare he open his heart once again?But what about Tess? Would she settle for the heart-ache once WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT by author Helen Lacey is a September 2019 release by Harlequin Special Edition series.When Tess Fuller gets pregnant after one passionate night with her ex-husband, she came back to see him to try to work things out.And Mitch Culhane hadn’t stopped loving her, so could he have it all once again? He had loved and lost his wife once before but now he was getting a second chance. Dare he open his heart once again?But what about Tess? Would she settle for the heart-ache once more? Could she be sure Mitch had changed? And would they reach their happy ever after and gave a family?WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT is an emotional romance. Author Helen Lacey brought these two characters live on the pages in this reunion story. You would keep wondering if Mitch and Tess would ever be able to move away from their hurt and grievances from their past. I loved the setting of this story and the premise is an emotional tearjerker.Highly recommended for all readers of heart-warming and emotional romance.
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  • Lynn Brooks
    January 1, 1970
    WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT is the first book in the brand new The Culhanes of Cedar River series by Helen Lacey and revolves around a rancher and his teacher ex-wife for a reunion story and a surprise baby all rolled into one!Mitch is introduced as a solid guy who was left to raise his five younger siblings after his mom died and his dad fell apart years ago. He was quick to wrap himself around this reader's heart, and I steadfastly supported him throughout the book.Tess was hard to like at first WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT is the first book in the brand new The Culhanes of Cedar River series by Helen Lacey and revolves around a rancher and his teacher ex-wife for a reunion story and a surprise baby all rolled into one!Mitch is introduced as a solid guy who was left to raise his five younger siblings after his mom died and his dad fell apart years ago. He was quick to wrap himself around this reader's heart, and I steadfastly supported him throughout the book.Tess was hard to like at first because she was coming in with a major chip on her shoulder and causing discord with Mitch. It turns out a chance encounter that led to a night together several months ago led to a baby.  Several failed pregnancies earlier led to their marriage falling apart, but can this one be the one that puts them back together again?I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good reunited love story with a heavy supporting cast of family. I'm looking to seeing more of this town and this family!
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  • Dottie
    January 1, 1970
    Take what seems to be a perfect marriage with a couple so in love. Tess and Mitch are like a romance novel at least to the outside world. Inside there is so much heartache as she keeps having miscarriages and with each one the pain causes them to say things that eventually tear them apart. The only solution is to part. Years later they run into each other Mitch has always and still loves Tess and their passion has truly never died. So what could one night of passion hurt and then move on again. Take what seems to be a perfect marriage with a couple so in love. Tess and Mitch are like a romance novel at least to the outside world. Inside there is so much heartache as she keeps having miscarriages and with each one the pain causes them to say things that eventually tear them apart. The only solution is to part. Years later they run into each other Mitch has always and still loves Tess and their passion has truly never died. So what could one night of passion hurt and then move on again. Sounds like a plan except Tess ends up pregnant, but waits till she knows all will be well with the pregnancy. Another fantastic story by Ms. Lacey and after all the anguish you feel for them there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for them. Such a wonderful story.
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  • Patty Duplechin
    January 1, 1970
    Tess Fuller is pregnant with her ex husband’s child. They had a one night thing at a hotel. She comes back at 6 months pregnant to try to work it out. Mitch Cuhane has never stopped loving Tess. He’s angry and hurt that she walked away from their marriage. She upset because he was going to take away her chance to have a baby, too many miscarriages. . Can they get over the anger, hurt and upset to move on together for their child? Can he have a second chance.? Does she still love him or is it for Tess Fuller is pregnant with her ex husband’s child. They had a one night thing at a hotel. She comes back at 6 months pregnant to try to work it out. Mitch Cuhane has never stopped loving Tess. He’s angry and hurt that she walked away from their marriage. She upset because he was going to take away her chance to have a baby, too many miscarriages. . Can they get over the anger, hurt and upset to move on together for their child? Can he have a second chance.? Does she still love him or is it for the baby? Loved it
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