Unexpected Target


Fiction - Drama
77 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

After entering her first poetry competition at the age of 8 and winning, Tamika Taylor knew she loved writing. Majoring in English in college and working at the writing center, Tamika continued writing. While in college a piece she wrote was selected to be presented at the English undergraduate conference and following this is when she decided to start writing this novella. This is her first novella and the only thing that she and her main character has in common is the fact that her main character is living the life of an assassin; one that she wished she could.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Tamika Taylor’s novel, Unexpected Target, is about two attractive people with unusual backgrounds, falling in love with each other. Cheryl is a beautiful former military woman who finally meets her love match in Tre, an unassuming architect. Working as a gun for hire, she gets her next assignment and her life will never be the same again. Tre grew up with his mother continuously moving around the country until his teenage years. He has never known his father, who was shot dead when he was a baby. As the story unfolds, their past lives will catch up with them and they will find themselves in a situation of life and death.

Unexpected Target is a fast paced love story that will make one’s pulse beat faster. For those who enjoy reading love stories, they will surely find Tamika Taylor’s style unique and refreshing. The story unravels with a chance meeting in Atlanta that changes the lives of Cheryl and Tre in ways that are quite unexpected. Straightforward and without too many frills, the author then takes the reader on an exhilarating ride that eventually ends up with past events catching up with them. Perhaps one of the reasons why the book is an interesting read is because there seems to be an unsolved mystery that is always looming in the background and it prods the reader to get to the last page of the book to see how this conundrum is resolved, or if it is resolved at all.