Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.
It’s time to move on.
A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot.
It would be both of our best shots.
After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed, so I lived for my job.
The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier.
Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son.
We’re officially off script the moment we meet.
If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.
I usually never read a book and then write my review immediately afterwards. I can count on one hand how many times that has happened; normally I wait a few days and then type it up. I couldn’t wait with Something So Unscripted. If you have read the other books in this series, you know they are funny and serious at the same time, but Something So Unscripted is so much more. I usually devour Natasha Madison’s books, but from the very first few words, I knew this was going to be one I needed to read slowly and process throughout the book and I was right. It is emotional, more so than her other books have been, it is heartbreaking, it is moving and it shows that DNA doesn’t may relate you to someone by blood but that doesn’t make a family. It shows that a person’s fight is a powerful thing. I teared up more than once and flat out cried as well while reading this book. This one is more emotional than her other books, and while we do get those funny moments Ms. Madison is known for, this one has a depth that makes it so much more.
I thought Max owned my heart but Zack owns my soul and Jack well you can’t help but fall in absolute love with this sweet little boy. Zack would do anything for his son; the love between them is so strong despite what Jack’s mom put him and Zack through. When they meet Denise, you pray that she can work a miracle. I loved Zack and Denise together, they needed each other in ways they probably didn’t know. The way Denise treats Jack as if he was her own, even in the beginning that made me start to cry.
I love that we still get to see Matthew, Karrie, Max, Allison, and the others we know and love. The dynamic between the characters was perfection, the banter between Matthew and Max was spot on. It was like coming home to a big, sometimes dysfunctional but loving family.
Now it must be said that Zack’s soon to be ex-wife, Chantal, needed to be shoved off a cliff, possibly chained to a goalie net while the team shot pucks at the bitch, oh no pads for her. Yeah I hated her something fierce and if I could kick a characters ass to hell and back again, it would be her.
Something So Unscripted is Natasha Madison’s best book to date. I have read her from the very start I can easily say that Something So Unscripted is a completely new level for her. This is a book I can easily shout from the rooftops recommending and is one I will be reading repeatedly. Make sure Something So Unscripted is at the top of your TBR lists because this is one you don’t want to miss.
When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...