Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Unexpected Engagement
Author: Sylvia Violet
Series: Unexpected #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 199 Pages
Publisher: Sylvia Violet
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Simon McLeod was a promising young naval captain before his ship was attacked 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. The problem is Edgar is straight, has no idea how Simon feels, and threatened to strangle him the last time they were together.
After years of using his medical expertise to patch Simon up after ill-advised missions, Edgar told Simon not to come running to him anymore. Watching Simon self-destruct was too painful. 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.
Review: In this series, you don’t have to have read them all, but having done so definitely adds flavor to the interactions the MCs have with the secondary characters. I started this series with book 2, Unexpected Trust, and I’ve really enjoyed it!
In this installment, we focus on Simon: crazy, willing to do anything for the job, in love with his best friend, always one step away from imminent danger. He’s returned to Edgar (the best friend) to ask for a final favor in the hope that this time it really will be the last.
Edgar: out of the military, ex-Seal, current doctor, friends with but highly frustrated with Simon, and willing to admit his feelings are no longer just friendly. He agrees to patch Simon up again and go along with him on this “final” endeavor, but he’s not so sure that Simon will ever, truly be “out” of the business.
There is very little angst in this book. Edgar and Simon pretty much admit their feelings right away – so that clears them for some pretty intense sex scenes. The drama in this book is reserved for the mission. The mission is the same as in books one and two, and I won’t spoil the ending, but I agree with Edgar… it may never be “over” for these guys.
It was great seeing the old couples again and the chemistry between Edgar and Simon is hot! I’d have wished for more romance and a bit less mission, but I appreciated that it’s kind of how these characters led the story.
All in all, I’ve really enjoyed this series and fans of the series won’t want to miss this installment!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*