“Unexpected Eden” is the first book in the Eden series by Rhenna Morgan. I had heard good things about Morgan, but hadn’t jumped to read this for a sort of silly reason: the cover. I am just not big on enormous burly man chest as a representation of a novel. I will always make accommodations if said burly chest is accompanied by a kilt or if the book in question is by an author I already trust. That being said, I’m glad I finally started this series, and I have to admit that I learned a little lesson in judging a book by its cover.
The Story- Lexi is a stressed-out bartender who, in the opening scene, is being ogled by a guy who could pass for a Greek god. Why would he want her? Turns out, he’s been looking for her for a long time since she is literally the girl of his dreams.
My Thoughts- The world-building is simply amazing. I kept reading these crazy words, but I knew exactly what they meant even though the author didn’t spend pages explaining. She is that good. The transition into this other world with its different customs is wonderful, and I felt like I was learning along with Lexi. The sex scenes are HOT. No weird wording or uncomfortable phrases, just hot. The secondary characters are interesting and serve the plot, as well as foreshadow romances to come.
The Bottom Line- If you are reading this review, you should read this book. If you like fantasy and different worlds, you should read this book. If you are looking for a new author with a great start to a series (that I plan on finishing ASAP), you should read this book. 5 stars!