Something So Unscripted (Something So, #4) by Natasha Madison
Title: Something So Unscripted
Series: Something So, #4
Author: Natasha Madison
Cover Design: Melissa Gill at MGBookCovers
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2018
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.
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.
“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.”
Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison
Jamie's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Omg! Have your tissues ready when you pick up this book! Natasha Madison held nothing back in Something So Unscripted. She gave us a little angst, heartbreak and some sweet and sexy romance. Loved it!!
I seriously don’t know if I cried more from heartbreak or joy, this book will definitely give you all sorts of feels. This book is one of my favorite reads so far this year. Anytime an author gives me a story that can make me laugh, cry and give me some angst has made me a fan for life!
Zach is definitely swoon worthy material, he’s a gentle alpha male and a loving father who would go above and beyond for his son. So after finding his wife in bed with his friend/teammate he leaves them behind to start over someplace new and give his son the help he needs.
Dr. Denise Horton lives for her job as a pediatric oncology doctor and for the lives of her little patients. She wasn’t expecting the spark she felt when she meets Zach and his sick son.
Denise is my favorite heroine out of all of Natasha Madison’s books, she is so amazingly compassionate with so much love for her patients. It’s no surprise she dies a little inside when losing a patient.
The connection between these two was instant, but yet was a slow burn kind of romance that kept you glued to the pages and rooting for these two to come together because It was so obvious they belonged together.
I can’t remember the last book that made me want to cheat and peek at the ending, I didn’t, the feels this book will give you is unreal. You will fall in love with Zach and Jack the moment you meet them, it's impossible not to.
Yes this book is part of the Something So series, but can absolutely be read as a standalone. I recommend reading the rest of the series to connect with the characters better. One Click now, you won't regret it!
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...