Cassian buys his deceased stepfather's house to lay some old ghosts to rest. He discovers his former stepsister, Laura, and her son in residence and they refuse to leave. Cassian's only choice is to move in with this woman he'd always found appealing. THE UNEXPECTED MISTRESS (1), Sara Wood's latest, is a bit disappointing. The hero is borderline abusive to get a rise out of the heroine, and the heroine is too much of a doormat to make her development believable.

Reviewed by: 
Shannon Short