Title: Unexpected Engagement (Unexpected #3)
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Simon McLeod was a promising young naval captain before pirates attacked his ship and CIA agents forced him to fake his death and join their ranks. Since that horrible night, Simon has focused on finding the men responsible for ending his career. He’s close now, but he needs help from the man he loves. That’s a problem because Edgar is straight, has no idea how Simon feels, and threatened to strangle him the last time they were together.
For years Edgar used his medical expertise to patch Simon up after ill-advised missions. Ultimately, watching Simon self-destruct became too painful and Edgar told Simon not to come running to him anymore. But when Simon shows up on Edgar’s doorstep covered in blood, Edgar can’t turn him away. He also can’t fight the feelings he has for Simon, feelings that go way beyond friendship.
Neither man thought he’d ever truly be happy again, but if they can survive a final dangerous mission, they might be able to prove themselves wrong.
Military men FTW! This is the third book in Silvia Violet’s Unexpected series, a series about a group of Navy SEALS from the same unit. (Read my review of Unexpected Rescue and Unexpected Trust.) Unexpected Engagement features former captain Simon of the Ridgeway and its medic Edgar. Simon has been in love with seemingly straight Edgar for years. When Simon ends up seeking out Edgar after years apart, the steamy romance begins.
We get to see some good action in this one, in real-time and flashbacks. I always love that. We also get some great man-virgin sex and a fanatic realization that these old friends are in love with one another. Tie it all up with some hurt/healing/comfort and a HEA and we’ve got a winner.