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LOVER UNEXPECTED by Brindle ChaseLover Unexpected by Brindle Chase
Published by Ellora's Cave on 2012-04-18
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Shayna

Lisa Faulkner's love life has become a casualty. Working hard climbing the corporate ladder, she longs to find a successful guy and a happily ever after. But all work and no play makes Lisa a very dull girl. Her best friend Nikki has a solution-a blind date to a charity masquerade ball. May as well... With no idea who her mystery man might be, Lisa can only wait for her date to find her. When her masked partner appears, he literally sweeps her off her feet and onto the dance floor. Though she can't place him, there's something familiar about the dashing man... Lisa's a sensible girl, but within moments her sexy partner leads her away and crashes through her inhibitions. His commanding, sexy charm destroys her good-girl ideals and she succumbs to his hunger. The sex is explosive, and Lisa believes she may have found what she's looking for. If only her new lover was the man she was supposed to meet that night...

Lisa Faulkner is a workaholic and she knows it.  Unfortunately, getting ahead in business isn’t doing her love life any favors.  When her best friend Nikki insists on setting her up with a blind date at a masked charity ball, Lisa doesn’t resist.  Since Nikki refuses to tell her the man’s name, Lisa just has to wait until she’s approached by her date.  At the ball, a handsome stranger sweeps her off her feet, tempting Lisa to do things she wouldn’t normally do.  Lisa can’t believe her luck…until she finds out that the man who sets her libido on fire is not her blind date.

Inhibitions melt away in the sizzling Lover Unexpected.  Lisa’s a woman many can identify with; she’s always put her career first and now she wants to find a man who would make a good partner.  I liked that deciding between what her brain and her heart wanted wasn’t easy for Lisa.  Amidst the fantasies — erotic and otherwise — in Lover Unexpected this provides a grounding bit of realism.  I won’t spoil the story by saying who Lisa ends up with, but I can say that the chemistry between Lisa and her hero is palpable and I’m sure readers will be swept away by the story’s sensuality.  Lover Unexpected is a great story to curl up and escape the mundane with.


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