Unexpected Engagement by Silvia Violet ~ Book Review by Caroline

26033929Title: Unexpected Engagement

Author: Silvia Violet

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/01/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance


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.

My View:

Simon McLeod is a man on a mission and nothing or no one is going to get in his way and that includes his straight best friend who he is in love with. When Simon was forced to fake his own death years ago his very own living nightmare began and he has been trying to put things right ever since.

Ex-teammate and medic Edgar has been patching Simon up for years but has got to the point recently where it hurts him to see his friend so battered and edging ever closer to his death. In a bid to save his own sanity and probably save his own heart he tells Simon not to come to him next time he is in trouble. Old habits die hard though and when Simon is shot and bleeding out it is Edgar’s doorstep that he lands on.

This story is told from both the past and present POV as it runs through situations these two old friends have found themselves in. Simon has been treated and conned badly by men he thought he could trust and the deaths of his men play heavily on his mind. As much as he wants to stay totally focused on his mission and catch those responsible he also wants another life where he can live in relative peace and not constantly look over his shoulder – this life very much involves Edgar.

Edgar’s conflict isn’t really that he is attracted to a man for the first time in his life but more that he is attracted to a man with a death wish. No matter how hard he tries to box off his feelings when the two of them are in the same room together sparks fly. He is turned on, terrified and in too deep.

This is a lovely friends to lovers story with some mystery, bad guys with guns and two men who seem to need each other more than anything else. Great third book in the series!


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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