Ray Vereker breaks all her rules in accepting her latest assignment. Leaving behind her hammer and tool belt, Ray picks up her weapon to find Eli Conners' missing brother. While she acquiesces to Eli's demand to take him along, Ray remains determinedly in charge of this rescue mission. For years Ray has been a successful mercenary, yet this assignment somehow feel much different than all the rest, threatening to spiral out of her control as she discovers an unexpected attraction to her employer.
Even as he tries to grow closer to her, Ray remains an enigma for Eli. He knows her abilities, her experience and her success, but he does not have names or dates. She does not look cutthroat enough, powerful enough, or hardened enough to pull of this assignment. Indeed, Eli finds it hard to believe that Ray is a mercenary until he sees her in action. But his desperation to get his brother out of Central America and her insider's knowledge mean that he must risk everything on this unexpected woman, even it means his heart.
Author Lori Foster's ability to pen sultry, titillating romance is not exactly UNEXPTECTED, and fans will be delighted that she once again delivers in spades. Ray's combination of fierce warrior strength and carefully concealed femininity results in a dazzling character. Likewise, Eli's determination to get closer to her despite her reserve resoles in unexpected challenge and pleasure. Indeed, Eli and Ray prove why Foster has become one of the hottest authors in the business. UNEXPECTED comes very highly recommended.