Tuesday, May 26

Blog Tour Review: Unlike Any Other & Unsurprisingly Complicated by Claudia Burgoa

Title: Unlike Any Other
By: Claudia Burgoa
Series: Unexpected #1
My Copy: Ebook for Blog Tour
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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.


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.

Title: Unsurprisingly Complicated
By: Claudia Burgoa
Series: Unexpected #2
My Copy: Ebook for Blog Tour
BookWhisperer Rating:


The lies between my parents and I came to light and now I’m working on a new life for myself. Along the way, I have my trusty superhero, Mason, to lean on when I have a hard time standing or when my crazy ex-boyfriend continues to feel he has a claim on me.
Porter has trouble understanding that there hasn’t been an ‘us’ for more than three years plus all the issues he had brought upon himself. My father was right, drugs do kill. My other concern is the growing feelings I am having regarding Mason. There’s something between us I want to explore but I keep getting mixed signals. Here, I thought that after telling my parents about my lies and having their full support, things wouldn’t be as complicated as they are.


My parents divorced before I even made my entrance into this world. My father has been obsessed with that love for years while my mother searches for love in all the wrong places. I don’t want a place to call home or a girl I can claim as mine. Except… Ainsley Janine –better known as ‘Nine’—has some special power that makes me question my preferences. The more I try to stay away from her, the more she pulls me closer.
Exploring the possibilities of having something steady in my life isn’t a problem; it’s the long term that worries me. In addition to that, the scumbag she dated years ago keeps popping up everywhere we go. If I could use my license to kill, maybe I can stop worrying about one thing and concentrate on what to do with the green eyed girl who keeps me awake most nights.

About the Author

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.


Wow!!! This book was nothing that I had anticipated. Let me first say that M/M books have never been on my radar. It is just not my thing, and I seem to find it a bit uncomfortable at times. Not to over analyze that

statement, but I have no real opinion on the subject one way or another, and to each their own, it has just ever appealed to me in my reading. Unlike Any Other is a very complex story, and it really forced me to explore my own feelings. This was not just a story about two people falling in love, but rather an entire dynamic of a family.  The story telling between Ainsley and Gabriel was a very creative way to allow the readers to relive the past. Be sure to devote your whole attention since from the start of the story telling you will proceed to bounce around a bit to get the whole story. Although, told in such a way that you are still in the dark as to the dynamic of the relationship till you the majority of the way through the story. Gabe and Chris's story is very unique and non traditional, but it easy to see how this romance develops and feel the love that they have for their children. Unbeknownst to the children they have a very unusual life, but this was all done in the effort to create a world that would offer them privacy and protection. In order to create such an environment this is a story packed for of secrets and hidden truths. While I understand the beliefs this has created a mountain of issues for children and parents living with the secrets. The ultimate goal of this story is to lay the ground work, and see the start of overcoming the damage that has been done in hidding. Unlike Any Other is powerful and intriguing story that really tested me personally. It was an enjoyable journey outside my normal comfort zone. I look forward to the next story, and look for the story to shift from the group to a more direct focus on the future for Ainsley. 

The continuation of the Decker story in Unsurprisingly Complicated was unsurprising spectacular. I love this family even with all of their dysfunction; this is the family that you crave to be a part of. There is no shortage of love and support in this unusual family. Mason not a part of the family has always hovered in the background. His life is full of quite a few scars, but yet he has made the best of his life. With his amazing career packed full of excitement and intensity he has moments that he needs a home. That comes in the form of his best friend. "There is no Nine without Ten." This romance is sweet an sultry all in one. Readers will love this direction, and fall further in love with the abundance of characters in the Unexpected series. I am anxious to see what is in store for the Decker brothers, because if there is one certainty about this series it is the guarantee that you will in it for the long haul. 

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