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Chicago Cop Simon Grant and Sanctuary operative Cain Brodie, have to be the heroes of their own stories, just to stay alive.
Everyone wants Chicago cop, Simon Grant, dead. Armed with an address, he is on the run and heading for Sanctuary, only to end up at the wrong end of a gun. Is it possible the tall amber-eyed man holding the gun is actually going to be able to help him?
Cain Brodie is in charge of Sanctuary’s new Chicago office, C-Tower. His well organised administration day takes an unexpected turn when he has a man wanted for murder right in his gun sights. Thrust into a situation he has no control over suddenly he needs to be the one in control.
Accidental or not, Simon and Cain have to be the heroes of their own stories, just to stay alive.
Cain had seen the reports across his desk, analysis of a situation that so far Sanctuary had managed to avoid. Manny was going to be pissed it had landed on their doorstep. Cain needed to talk to Elliot, because he sure as hell didn’t know who the fuck this guy was.
“What do you want me for?” the cop demanded.
“I don’t know what you mean.”
The cop shook him a little, tightening his grip on Cain’s arm—it hurt like a bastard. “Don’t fuck with me. No lies. Why did you pull your gun?” The cop yanked at the useless Sig in Cain’s hand, hefted the weight of it, then slammed it to the floor.
Cain thought on his feet. “I thought you didn’t look like a real cop,” he said lamely. He went for the pathetic look; the one where he gave the impression that he didn’t know what the fuck was going on. Manny said he was good at that.
“I have a license and I was protecting myself.”
The cold gun pressed harder to his throat. “I say again, don’t fucking lie to me.”
Cain thought on his feet. “Seriously, a real cop would have arrested me by now.”
“Oh, believe me, I’m a real cop.” He twisted the gun barrel and Cain closed his eyes. If this was it, if this was the last moment of his life, he wouldn’t give the cop the satisfaction of seeing the fear in him. “And you pulled a gun on me.”
The cop stepped back, his hard body moving from Cain’s.
Cain opened his eyes cautiously. The cop held the gun unwaveringly, pointing it directly at Cain.
The voice from Ops was soft in his ears. “Simon Grant, Chicago PD, murder. C’mon Cain, sitrep.”
Cain just wanted to ask Ops to leave him the fuck alone, but it was all he could do not to give any indication he was connected to anyone outside this space. Ops would have to make what they could of what they could hear in the elevator.
“Look,” Cain said. “This has all been a massive mistake. Put the gun away.” He tried for understanding, despite the words of warning in his ear.
“I can’t do that,” the cop answered. “I need the top floor, and I know damn well there are more floors above this one. You’re still on this elevator. Why didn’t you press a button? Who are you?”
Cain considered what he was being told covertly and what kind of reply he could give the cop. Simon. Abruptly, as inspiration flooded him, he knew exactly what he needed to do.
“I work on the secure floors,” Cain explained.
Protocols would kick in if he could just get this Simon up to the top floor.
“You know about the security company here?”
Simon stepped closer, and this time the feel of the cold metal was against the upper part of Cain’s chest where he hadn’t buttoned his shirt yet. Cain stiffened and attempted to back up as much as he could. There was nowhere to go.
“I work there,” Cain said. The murdering cop stared right at him. Alleged murderer—doesn’t mean he did it, Cain corrected himself. He refused to focus on anything other than those brown eyes. He wouldn’t look at the gun or the blood on Simon’s neck, darkening his shirt. He wouldn’t imagine that he was facing down a killer. He focused on the protocols.
I can do this.
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About R.J. Scott
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
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Title: Accidental Hero
Series: Sanctuary 08
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (134 Pages)
Publisher: Love Lane Books (November 18, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa & Portia
Blurb: Everyone wants Chicago cop, Simon Grant, dead. Armed with an address, he is on the run and heading for Sanctuary, only to end up at the wrong end of a gun. Is it possible the tall amber-eyed man holding the gun is actually going to be able to help him?
Cain Brodie is in charge of Sanctuary’s new Chicago office, C-Tower. His well-organized administration day takes an unexpected turn when he has a man wanted for murder right in his gun sights. Thrust into a situation he has no control over suddenly he needs to be the one in control.
Accidental or not, Simon and Cain need to be the heroes of their own stories, just to stay alive.
Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1QxrkRS | https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/accidental-hero-7
Review: Each book in the Sanctuary collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. But, each title stands alone just fine.
I have always been more partial to love stories that include the paranormal world. However, when I first started reading this series, there was something that just pulled to me. RJ Scott is one hell of a writer and has always given a story that pulls you into a world that just calls you. She is one of the three contemporary authors that are on my auto-buy list. And it doesn’t have any paranormal to boot.
I think I liked this even more than the other ones, because of the fact that Cain is not a field guy, he is the tech guy. He can make invisible cages, all of the stuff for secret agents, it would seem. However, he is the one that stands up and helps someone.
Simon was an honest to god good cop. He stands up for what is right, which is hard to come by. Because of those morals, Simon and his partner were in deep shit with the other officers. Then Jamie is killed in his home, Simon is wanted for the murder and he is in need of help. Elliot had given them cards if they should ever need help, and boy did Simon need help.
Cain is in charge of the administrative side of Sanctuary and is a fancy boots type. He loves his suits and he loves his car. However he is still trained like many of the others in Sanctuary. So when he sees Simon in the garage, then the elevator heading to their chambers, he is suspicious. So he does what any of the others do, he takes him down.
Now it is up to Cain to keep Simon safe. I got a big kick out of reading this and there is such a twist that has you gasping. I mean it was shocking, but in another way it isn’t because you are thinking in the back of your mind I knew that. However you find out that you didn’t know what happens next. I was sitting on the edge of my seat just trying to figure out what would happen next.
When I found out that RJ was getting this book ready, I knew that I had to snatch it up. It was so much so that I have to go back and read them all over again. I loved them and would definitely recommend this book. It has a serious tone to it, but there is just a hint of humor in them that makes it rock. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.
Portia’s Two Cents: Lisa is right, Accidental Hero does have a certain something because Cain is not a field agent. I enjoyed the slow simmer of romance as Cain tried to talk himself out of hooking up with Simon. And Simon flushing that silly idea.
A few of the old Sanctuary characters come back to visit, but for the most part we spend the book, trying to keep Simon alive and looking for his police partner’s killer.
But, on the suspense tip. RJ is an deliciously evil woman. While this story wrapped up nicely, she left a whole lot of questions unanswered. Questions that I need to know the answers to. And just so you people don’t think that I’ve gone soft…yes, there is a character that I want RJ to kill off slowly and painfully, in a future book.