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Monday, April 2, 2018

Release Blitz! Something So Unscripted By Natasha Madison

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.

“Zack.” I hear her voice and just look at my wife. The woman who said she would love me in good times and in bad yet is currently holding a sheet to cover her naked body. The four-carat engagement with matching eternity wedding ring glistens in the light. “It’s just ...” she starts to say, and I look over at the man in bed next to her. In our bed. 
“It’s over.” I say the two words I swore I wouldn’t say no matter how hard it got. No matter how much I saw her push me away, no matter that I always suspected she was cheating on me. Then I look over at the man who I called a brother, the man who stood by my side on and off the ice. “You’re scum.”
“It just happened,” Colton says, getting out of the bed. At least he’s wearing boxers. His knee is still wrapped from the operation he had last month, which is why he wasn’t on the road with us, which is how I surprised them.
We were on the road for the whole week and due back tomorrow, but I hightailed it out of there to get home to my family and my son. “It just so happened you walked into my house and slept with my wife?” I ask him, and I have to wonder why I’m not more pissed, why I’m not more angry with them. “You come here and sleep with my wife with my son under the same roof.”
“Zack,” my wife says, and I look over at her again. Tears are rolling down her cheeks, her perfectly made up face now streaked with the black mascara she always wears. “Please let’s ...”
I shake my head, putting my hands in my pockets. “Let’s what? Let’s talk about this?” I throw my head back and laugh. “Let’s talk about the fact that our son is in his room dying. Let’s talk about the fact that instead of helping him, you’re just helping yourself. Let’s talk about the fucking fact that instead of being there by his side with me, you chose to escape the fucking reality that our son won’t make it to six years old.”
“No.” She shakes her head, and I know that I’ve about had it.
“I’ll give you an hour,” I tell them both. “One hour and I want you packed and at the door when I come back.”
“But—” she says.
“But nothing, Chantal. You did what you had to do for you, and now I’m doing what I need to do for our son.”
I turn and walk out of our bedroom, then down the winding staircase that leads to the big brass front doors. Once outside in the warm Arizona air, I take my phone out of my pocket and call the only person I know who has my back no matter what. My agent and best friend, Jamie.
He answers after one ring, and it doesn’t surprise me he sleeps with his phone in his hand. “What’s up?” he says, his voice sleepy since it’s four a.m. in New York.
“I want out of Arizona, make the trade. Call the powers that be; I want out,” I tell him, getting into my Range Rover.
“You can’t just demand that,” he says, and I hear sheets rustle.
“Just walked in on Colton fucking my wife, so you can bet your ass I can. Make it happen. Call New York because it’s the only place I’ll go. I don’t care if I take a pay cut.”
“That fucking scumbag,” he says. “I’ll call them now.”
“Jamie, there is a top-notch doctor who specializes in cancer in New York. Max Horton’s sister,” I tell him quietly and slowly drive out of my gate.
“I’ll make it happen,” he says softly. “I’ll let you know what they say.”
“Jamie, I’m leaving here in a week regardless of what they say,” I tell him and disconnect the call. 
“One week,” I say to myself. “One fucking week.”

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...


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