Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Unexpected Love by Selena Rivera

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When Kaylee decided to look for her natural mother, little did she know she was also going to find the love of her life, her soul mate, in the most unique and unusual place. It could not have been predicted. It was the beginning of an emotional storm that will rock her world. Will the past come back and haunt her, a past she didn’t know existed? Will this new life and love be at stake? Will she lose the man of her dreams?



I take the letter out of its envelope and start reading it out loud:

“My Dear Kaylee,

So many years have passed by without having you in my life. There isn’t one day that I don’t regret the day I gave you up for adoption. You see, your father’s family is very wealthy, and they started threatening me when they found out I was pregnant. I felt like I didn’t have a choice. Your dad’s name was Adriano Pacino. He was Italian and in the Mafia. I didn’t know it at the time. Your father and I fell madly in love with each-other; we were so young. Then one day, when I told your father I was pregnant, the threats from your grandfather started. I had to make sure nothing was going to happen to you. I gave you up for adoption for your own safety.  During my pregnancy your dad and I saw each-other secretly until one day your dad didn’t show up and I knew it was too late. The day you were born, your dad’s sister came and see me and told me that your dad had died. I was crushed because I had lost your father, I loved him so much and then I had to give you up too. I hope this letter will get to you safe and sound. If you are reading this letter, it’s because I’m no longer with you. I want you to know the day that the adoption agency called me to tell me that my daughter was looking for me was the best day of my life. Any time we could spend together would be tremendously wonderful. I love you and always have my daughter. I hope you can find forgiveness and understanding in your heart for all those years that I wasn’t there for you when you needed me the most. The medallion that you will find in this letter belonged to your father. It has both our initials and your name wrapped in a heart. The minute we found out you were going to be a girl we knew we wanted to name you Kaylee.

Your father gave it to me for you.

I love you my sweetheart and always will, forever.

You’re loving mother,


Meet Author Selena Rivera...

Selena Rivera lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada . A self-proclaimed “Country Girl” at heart, she loves country music. She also likes to sing and dance and has an interest in astronomy. By day, she is a busy secretary since 16. Her life struggles have pushed her to fight for her dreams. She’s an artistic person and has been writing since the age of 12. Above all she wants to share her world with everybody.


Links to Selena’s website, blog, books, etc.

FB PAGE : www.facebook.com/selenarebeccaauthor
Twitter : www.twitter.com/selenarivera89
Instagram: authorselenarivera

Purchase links(currently on sale worldwide for 99 cents):

US: https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Love-Selena-Rivera-ebook/dp/B0198KJA94
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unexpected-Love-Selena-Rivera-ebook/dp/B0198KJA94


Thanks, Selena, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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8 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Unexpected Love by Selena Rivera

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Selena, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. So much love captured in one letter! So sad that Kaylee will never know her loving parents. Thanks for stopping by to share your book with us!

  2. Tammy Hall says:

    Unexpected Love has my attention. I am going to have to have this book. I read the blurb and the excerpt and I need more. Thank you Karen and Selena for making my day a little brighter.

    • Author Selena Rivera says:

      Hi Tammy!

      Thank you for making my day! Welcome to my world! 🙂

      I hope you love this story as much as I do.

      Feel free to add me as a friend if you’d like 🙂


  3. Author Selena Rivera says:

    Hi Karen! 🙂 Never say never 😉 I cried writing this. I put myself completely heart and soul when writing 🙂

  4. My goodness. This is very moving. One wonders where this story w go. Thanks, Karen and Selena, for sharing your story.

  5. Eileen Aberman-Wells says:

    You have my attention and I want to know more!!! Thank you for sharing this book.

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