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Peek Inside Her Unexpected Detour

When an ice storm sends her car skidding off the road, workaholic Kayla Daniels is stranded in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of Brent Masterson, who's hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do...a one-night stand. Brent has his own demons, and he won't risk his heart again. And how exactly did he end up in Kayla's bed last night? But sometimes it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home.

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Sometimes it's not the destination, but the detour...

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he's hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do...

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that's been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won't risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. exactly did he end up in Kayla's bed last night?

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home…



"An enjoyable, feel-good read with memorable characters who linger in your heart and mind." ~ Shirley Jump, New York Times bestselling author

"Sometimes the path we see for ourselves may not be the road we are meant to take. Her Unexpected Detour is a charming story about opening up to new possibilities. Loved the characters and story...simply sweet." ~ Isha Coleman, Goodreads Review

"Really LOVED this story! I thought the characters were great (adored Ruby!), and they worked perfectly together...can't wait to read more." ~ Bette Hansen, Goodreads Review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633754072
Series: Checkerberry Inn, Book 1
Release Date: Sep 14, 2015
Page Count: 262
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: forced proximity, one night stand

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By Mindy Lou's Book Review March 09, 2019

A cute small town trope. I love the setting of the Checkerberry Inn and Ruby was great. The way Brent and Miles adored their grandma Ruby. The way she tried to subtly matchmake Brent and Kayla.
The attraction was there from the start and these two couldn't seem to keep their eyes off of each other b ...more

By Mandy September 06, 2015

Kayla has always been a hard worker, she puts a lot into her career. She's still hurt from the loss of her mom and chooses to throw herself into her career. That works well for her until someone at work frames her for something she didn't do and she's suspended for a week without pay. With nothing e ...more

By Donna October 07, 2015

I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review and here it is.

This is the first novel I've read by Kyra Jacobs and I found it to be a well-written and very entertaining one.

Her heroine, Kayla, who works for a large advertising agency is put on a one-week suspension without pay aft ...more

By Nicola March 20, 2016

Her Unexpected Detour is the first book I've read by Kyra Jacobs and I'll certainly be coming back and reading more of the Checkerberry Inn series.

"...the further he stayed away from her, from anyone, the safer his heart would be."

Although it did go through a bit of a lull in the middle, on the ...more

By Rhenna October 01, 2015

This is the second book I've read by Kyra and I like it even more than the first. The whole concept of the Checkerberry Inn made me want to drag the hubby out for an extended weekend at a nearby B&B. The story was a pleasant mix of complex and yet still easy-going which was great. I read to escape t ...more

By L.A. August 17, 2015

I Love These Characters!

I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

What would you do if fate threw you into the path of a handsome stranger who lives in a different town? Workaholic Kayla gets suspended from her job and rushes out of town to go see her brother without checking the weather. One ice st ...more

By Angela September 14, 2015

This was such a cute little romance and the perfect way to start a new series. Both Kayla and Brent were damaged and realistically flawed characters that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Here’s what’s going on: Kayla’s been accused of pulling a prank that could cost the advertisement company she works for thei ...more

By Bette August 29, 2015

Really LOVED this story! I thought the characters were great (adored Ruby!), and they worked perfectly together!! Hopefully we will be getting Miles' story soon! OK enough exclamations. I really did enjoy this book though and can't wait to read more.

Brent Masterson has had his heart shattered in the ...more

By Heidi September 30, 2015

I really enjoyed this story by author Kyra Jacobs. Kayla is in a situation that anyone would find trying, being suspended, without pay, and stranded at a small inn in Michigan. Not only that, she has to deal with a grumpy, sour Brent, a man not willing to let anyone in. But still, the inn is enchant ...more

By Irene September 15, 2015

4.5 stars

What a great read Her Unexpected Detour turned out to be, I really enjoyed it.

Loved both Kayla and Brett, they were likable and relatable characters. They had great chemistry and from the moment they bump into each other you can feel their attraction.

The storyline was entertaining, it captu ...more

By Noelle September 08, 2015

Ahhh...this was a sweet little story. It was a quick read, not a ton of drama, likable characters and plot. Overall, I gave it 4ish stars. I will definitely read more of this authors work.

By Jackie (Jackie's Book World) September 17, 2015

***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.:)***

Her Unexpected Detour is about two individuals whose roads collide unexpectedly and now they are giving a second chance at love/life.

From the very beginning we get to meet Kayla who has just been accused at her job for pulling up a terrible pra ...more

By Elaine September 10, 2015

This was a delightful romance to escape into with great characters, plenty of twists and turmoil all leading to the much anticipated HEA! Well written, with a feisty but put upon female lead and a male with so much trauma in his past that he’s built a wall to keep out all non-family comers!

Kayla is ...more

By Diane September 14, 2015

Someone at Kayla Daniel's Ft. Wayne advertising job wants to cause trouble for her – enough trouble to get her suspended. She’s so furious that when they ask her to take an unpaid leave, she gets in her car and just keeps on driving, right to Mount Pleasant, Michigan where her brother, Tommy lives.

S ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) September 14, 2015

Kayla has unexpectedly found herself in hot water with her boss, and on suspension from work for a entire week, this of course doesn't settle to well with the workaholic Kayla. She is in dire need of some sound advice and have the opportunity to vent a little so she heads to Mount Pleasant to see he ...more

By Mignon September 13, 2015

4.5 / 5 stars

Received a copy of the title in exchange for an honest review.

Brent is crabby, grouchy, and a negative Nelly -- you can't help but want to hate him. But he had his own version of sarcasm and while at times it was rude sarcasm, there were moments of light in there... especially when his ...more

By Jeannie September 14, 2015

Kayla was wrongly accused at work and put on suspension without pay. In the spur of the moment, she heads down to Mt Pleasant to look for her brother Tommy. Just as she was making her way back, her car skidded off a patch of ice and bumped into a fence post off the road. Good thing she was unhurt al ...more

By Amber September 15, 2015

Loved this one! It was so sweet and emotional. It was a lot of fun to read and I had a really hard time putting it down.
Kayla is having a really bad day when she runs into Brent. Literally. And her day just keeps getting worse. Brent rescues her from a situation with her car and the two of them but ...more

By BookSnuggle September 18, 2015

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Entangled Publishing/Entangled Bliss for an honest review. "Her Unexpected Detour" by Kyra Jacobs is a Checkerberry Inn novel. Kayla gets suspended at work for something she didn't do. She gets in her car to go get coffee and ends up driving to see her b ...more

By Alicia September 16, 2015

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review...

Really sweet read. It's an easy read with a heroine that can't seem to stay out of trouble. Kayla has a run of bad luck starting with being put on suspension at work and getting caught in a freak ice storm on a back road to her brother's house. Lu ...more

By Patricia September 14, 2015

An unexpected gem. This rates in the cute factor for me. You have the woman who throws herself into her job only to be set up and suspended. Without much thought she heads out of town to visit her brother and gets stuck on the side of the road in an ice storm. In comes Brent. Brent has had his heart ...more

By Sam September 18, 2015

Absolutely loved this.
I was pulled in from the first chapter and found myself staying up all hours of the night just to finish reading it. This is one of those sweet romance novels. Kayla is so work driven that she has a hard time letting herself feel free. Until she meets Brent. He is standoffish a ...more

By Gwen September 18, 2015

This is a wonderful and fun story! Both main characters were hurt in the past, but when they are thrown together time and again, it all starts to come together. Lighthearted, but emotional that gets to the heart of the story, this new-to-me author will have me coming back again and again to read her ...more

By Karen December 18, 2016

Kyra rocks

Brent and Kayla's story has all of the classic ingredients of a true romance novel. Not sure how I missed this book when it first came out but glad I found it now! ...more

By Larissa June 18, 2016

In love with these characters, their story and the Checkerberry Inn!! Can't wait for book two in the series!! ...more

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Kyra Jacobs

About the author

Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. Her romance novels range from sweet contemporaries to urban suspense, and paranormal/fantasy to YA. No matter the setting, Kyra employs both humor and chaos to help her characters find inspiration and/or redemption on their way to happily ever after. When the Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and for links to connect with her on social media.

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