Book Review: Unexpected Eden by Rhenna Morgan


Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question—is she Myren, or human – which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.

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About the Author:

Rhenna never thought a weird dream, a bucket list, and an addiction to romance novels would lead her into publishing, but that’s exactly how Unexpected Eden came to life. Okay, there might have been a jillion revisions in there somewhere, and a few points where her family thought she’d lost her ever-lovin’ mind, but pretty much everyone’s accepted that this author thing is chronic.

When she’s not working on the rest of the Eden books or her naughty contemporary romances, you’ll find her chasing two precious little girls, batting eyelashes at her indulgent husband, or driving with the top down and the music up loud. Oh, and “researching” on the internet. Those half-naked men she uses for inspiration don’t download themselves. Headshot 1

She’d love to share her “research” with you too and get to know you a little better in the process. Find her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media links at Be sure to sign up for her newsletter there too for snippets, upcoming releases, and author news.

If you enjoyed Unexpected Eden, Eryx and Lexi would sure appreciate it if you shared your review at Goodreads, Amazon, or other favorite online bookstore. Lexi would make you a mean cyber-cocktail in exchange if she didn’t have her hands full with Eryx, but rumor has it they haven’t left the royal suite in days. (@RhennaMorgan)

My Review:

I always like finding a book that has a different paranormal aspect. Although I must admit that I felt a little lost when I started the book. There was a lot to take in and whilst you take in all the lore and world building, its hard to get to know the characters and where/ how the plot is unfolding.

From a writer’s perspective, it was hard for me to keep up with the story being told from so many perspectives (this is more to do with my complete lack of concentration rather then the author’s abilities!) For me, and this is just my opinion, I’d have preferred it all through Lexi’s POV. There is one thing that really frustrates me sometimes with paranormal romance, the relationships develop ubber quick and the guy is always too hot to be true and the heroine ends up a puddle of hormones on the floor before the first chapter is done. This happened here, but certainly not to the degree of other books I’ve read recently – but for just once, I’d like a stronger leading gal who doesn’t turn into a gibbering wreck at the site of a tight t-shirt clad hunk, although this does seem to be the recipe for most romances, and maybe there’s a reason for that…

The front cover is another one that has the hunk on, but not much to do with the story, which is a shame because there’s been a lot of effort put into an original story line – this could be another viking romance, or even a highlander one.

Overall, I’d give Unexpected Eden 4 out of 5 stars – a great plot and premise and definitely worth a read.

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