The Surprise

One night. One moment in time can change everything.

One night is all we have together before I leave the country for a year to serve as a physician with Doctors Beyond Borders-mostly to avoid real life obligations. Meeting her, being with her is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before… and probably never will again.

During those few hours together, something grows between us, and although we don’t even know each other’s names, it takes root. It grows. Duplicates.

I know she’s the one. But apparently she doesn’t feel the same. The thing is, she’s not the same as the women before, who only wanted me because I’m a billionaire. She haunts me.

When fate brings me back to the States earlier than expected, I come face to face with her. And the biggest surprise of my life.

Will she allow me to be more than a stranger? Or has one mistake cost me everything?


Ms. Ward has a gift for perfect balance in her books, and this is no exception. There’s just the right amount of narrative so the reader gets pertinent information but doesn’t get bogged down with excessive character introspection or verbose scene descriptions. Add to that a riveting storyline, a few twists and turns and fantastic character development, and the reader is in for an unsurprisingly phenomenal reading experience!


This book was not a surprise, it was absolutely fantastic as expected. I loved, loved, loved it. The storyline was so adorable, and as someone whose instant attraction to my mate has lasted for over forty years, it was so relatable. Her characters were so three-dimensional and the emotions that her story brings out were nothing short of awe inspiring.

Meg Nyberg