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By The Numbers by R.J. Scott Blog Tour, New Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have R.J. Scott popping in today the tour for her new Sanctuary story By The Numbers, we have a great new excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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By The Numbers

(Sanctuary 10)
by

R.J. Scott

Secrets and lies threaten Brandon and Daniel’s new love.

Brandon Hoselton is running scared, finding security in his obsession with patterns and numbers. With his family threatened, he feels he has nowhere left to go, and even considers ending his life to keep them safe. Until Sanctuary, in the shape of the enigmatic Daniel Karnes, gives him a reason to stay alive and offers the possibility of a future free from fear.

Former SEAL Daniel is new to Sanctuary, tasked with watching Brandon, a brilliant geek with way too many secrets. Falling in love with quirky Brandon is easy; now he just has to make sure secrets don’t end up with them both dying.

The only way of destroying Varga is to cut the crime boss’s money, and the two men become part of an intricate take-down involving millions of dollars. But Brandon has a secret he can never share with Daniel, and their new love is at stake.

When the villain has murder in mind, sometimes the only way to stay alive is to lie.

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By The Numbers by R.J. Scott Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys! We have R.J. Scott popping in today to celebrate the release of her new Sanctuary story By The Numbers, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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By The Numbers

(Sanctuary 10)
by

R.J. Scott

Secrets and lies threaten Brandon and Daniel’s new love.

Brandon Hoselton is running scared, finding security in his obsession with patterns and numbers. With his family threatened, he feels he has nowhere left to go, and even considers ending his life to keep them safe. Until Sanctuary, in the shape of the enigmatic Daniel Karnes, gives him a reason to stay alive and offers the possibility of a future free from fear.

Former SEAL Daniel is new to Sanctuary, tasked with watching Brandon, a brilliant geek with way too many secrets. Falling in love with quirky Brandon is easy; now he just has to make sure secrets don’t end up with them both dying.

The only way of destroying Varga is to cut the crime boss’s money, and the two men become part of an intricate take-down involving millions of dollars. But Brandon has a secret he can never share with Daniel, and their new love is at stake.

When the villain has murder in mind, sometimes the only way to stay alive is to lie.

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Maxi’s Glass Heart by Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh - Maxi's Glass Heart CoverTitle: Maxi’s Glass Heart

Series:  Sanctuary 01

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Ménage, Paranormal

Length: Novella (153 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (February 9, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Maxi is a small shifter who has come to Sanctuary in hopes of starting a new life and to find his mates. He is happily surprised when, on the same day, he meets both of his mates: Valor, a very large, sexy fae warrior, and Travis, a gorgeous wolf shifter who is a trainee at the facility in Sanctuary.  

One passionate night together turns out to be a moment of pain for Maxi. Once his mates are done having their fun with him, they immediately take off without giving Maxi a second thought. After a week away, Valor and Travis return from a mission to try to talk to Maxi and apologize for leaving him, but they find that Maxi is not receptive to what they have to say. Maxi takes off, and Valor and Travis follow him.

But they are both confused when they find him and realize Maxi has no memory of them…

Note: This book contains double penetration.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-882-7

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/maxis-glass-heart

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: I have yet to read the angel pack series that this series is connected to. But after reading this book I will read them as soon as possible. I loved this story. It was full of misunderstandings and heartbreak as well as love and changing the way someone treats others. Maxi wants to find his mates as well as stay away from the trouble that is following him. He is happy in sanctuary and meets Valor, a fae warrior and Travis, a wolf shifter, who is training to achieve his goal of becoming something more than what everyone else expects.

After a hot encounter between the three Travis and Valor do something that had me shaking my head in disgust. They both rush out the door right after as they’re summoned for a mission. They do not even bother to say goodbye to Maxi or reassure him that he is more to them than a one night stand. Maxi is heartbroken and vows never again. 

Really great story with the right amount of anger, love, suspense and I especially loved the way Travis and Valor grovelled to Maxi, and as well they should have. The mystery part of the book was outstanding.

I loved everything. Highly recommended.

Ghost by R.J. Scott Release Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott popping in today with the tour for her new release Ghost, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Ghost

(Sanctuary 09)
by

R.J. Scott

Can you ever hold on to a ghost?

Elliot is tracking an elusive killer, codenamed Ghost, with ties to organized crime. Every time the Sanctuary team gets close, Ghost slips their grasp.

Cole has nowhere left to turn. With his father dying and his sister in danger, he turns for help to the very people trying to track him down. Sanctuary’s assistance is what he needs to punch another hole in Varga’s organization.

When Elliot and Cole meet, it isn’t just passion that consumes them. When lust becomes something more, Elliot realizes that sometimes you can’t hold on to a ghost, and that sacrifice is often the only way to make things right.

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Ghost by R.J. Scott Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott popping in today with her new release Ghost, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the return of the boys from Sanctuary and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Ghost

(Sanctuary 09)
by

R.J. Scott

Can you ever hold on to a ghost?

Elliot is tracking an elusive killer, codenamed Ghost, with ties to organized crime. Every time the Sanctuary team gets close, Ghost slips their grasp.

Cole has nowhere left to turn. With his father dying and his sister in danger, he turns for help to the very people trying to track him down. Sanctuary’s assistance is what he needs to punch another hole in Varga’s organization.

When Elliot and Cole meet, it isn’t just passion that consumes them. When lust becomes something more, Elliot realizes that sometimes you can’t hold on to a ghost, and that sacrifice is often the only way to make things right.

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Just Like Cats and Dogs by B.A. Tortuga (2nd Edition)

B.A. Tortuga - Just Like Cats and Dogs CoverTitle: Just Like Cats and Dogs, (2nd Edition)

Series: A Sanctuary Novel 01

Author: B.A. Tortuga

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (206 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 25, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-298-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/just-like-cats-and-dogs-by-ba-tortuga-8090-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  When I first saw this book on the list, I thought the title very quirky and fun.  However I wasn’t paying attention to what kind of book it was going to be.  So when I started reading you can imagine my surprise at some of the words they called each other and the scratching.  So I ran to the site to take a look at the blurb, and from there did the happy dance of the century.  

This is a very unique shifter story that was very surprising to say the least.  Where one of the families in the pack loves to take in strays but the pack is a bit full of asshats.  Sam is a cat shifter who is one hell of a dancer and lives in the city because the pack is not really into shifters unlike them during the moon.  He had to be locked into the basement during those times, but now he doesn’t have to be.  He knows that he will never be safe coming home, but when his ma called about pop’s death he came home.  

Gus is a wolf shifter and a bit of a loner.  He loves to dig in dirt for some nice gems.  He never really gave Sam the time of day other than to pick on him.  But in his heart he knew that was because he wanted Sam and he knew it would never be allowed.  Then he sees Sam for the first time in a very long time, and damn if the man isn’t hot.  Danger seems to follow Sam everywhere and he has always felt that he would never belong.  It looks to be like Gus might just be willing to help.  If you want to know more then read the book, you won’t be disappointed.

Now I have to admit that I didn’t much care for the pack dynamics or the other cat shifter’s attitudes.  It wasn’t as fun as the title made it seem to be though. Other than those minor problems, this book rocked.  I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

Just Like Cats and Dogs by B.A. Tortuga Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have B.A. Tortuga stopping by with her upcoming re-release Just Like Cats and Dogs, we have a great guest post where B.A. shares her Just Like Cats and Dogs playlist, and we have a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Just Like Cats and Dogs

(Sanctuary 01)
by

B.A. Tortuga

Can cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love?

Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye.

Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone.

The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground.

This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

Release date: 25th January 2017

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Guarding Morgan by R.J. Scott ~ Audiobook

51Oysx0yAwL._SL300_Title: Guarding Morgan
Series: Sanctuary, #1
Author: R.J. Scott
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 3 hours and 32 minutes
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (04-27-15)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Morgan Drake is the only witness to a murder in an alleyway. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation offering witness protection to anyone whose safety is compromised. Morgan discovers a bodyguard’s arms can offer more than protection.

Morgan Drake witnesses a murder in an alleyway. He is the only person who can give evidence in prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he’s being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of the agent in charge and runs.

Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation that offers witness protection when FBI security is questionable.
When Morgan’s handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods would have their hearts racing with something much more than merely trying to keep Morgan alive.

Love.

Product Link(s): http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Guarding-Morgan-Audiobook/B00WNBIKMY

https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/guarding-morgan-sanctuary/id990120464

Reviewer: Tams

Review: After Morgan Drake witness’ a woman being shot in an alley, his life is forever changed. In witness protection his location is compromised, as well as his safety, so his handler contacts a friend he served in the military with to take over guarding Morgan. Shot, confused, scared and suffering from nightmares due to what he saw,

Morgan doesn’t transition to the new arrangement smoothly.
Nik Valentinov thinks there is more to the story than what Morgan is telling him at the start. It doesn’t take long for Nik to realize Morgan is being completely honest, and the young man is terrified that the shooter or the person that issued the kill order will find him and do the same to Morgan. It is the root cause of the nightmares.

Being confined to the safe house in close quarters, it doesn’t take long for a mutual attraction to form. Nik valiantly attempts to ignore his attraction to Morgan. That is until Morgan takes the lead and makes the first move.

This was a fast paced, action packed read. The flow of the story moved evenly and the characters fit well from the start. Morgan was timid, shy and scared until Nik refused his advances. Then Morgan became the aggressor. Nik is convinced that he can’t protect Morgan and sleep with him at the same time, very Kevin Costner in the Bodyguard. But he can’t deny the attraction and the pull; the two of them seem to gravitate to each other regardless.

Narrated by Sean Crisden and I absolutely loved the voices he gave the characters. Morgan goes from scared and uncertain to someone who is confident and determined by the end. Nik is the strength, the one always in control, until Morgan gets under his skin. Crisden really conveyed all these emotions with tone and inflection, even capturing the vulnerability in Nik there at the end.

Definitely a must listen, anything by Sean Crisden is going to be good. But then you have his voice bringing the words RJ Scott painstakingly put on paper and the result is simply flawless.

If you like bodyguard type stories, books with mystery, suspense and intrigue, then you’ll love this one.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Accidental Hero by R.J. Scott Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have R.J. Scott stopping by with her brand new Sanctuary release Accidental Hero, we have a fantastic unique excerpt, Lisa & Portia’s reviews and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Accidental Hero

(Sanctuary 08)
by

R.J. Scott

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.

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Accidental Hero by R.J. Scott

accidentalhero_cvrTitle: Accidental Hero
Series: Sanctuary 8
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
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.

ISBN: 978-1-78564-029-2

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1QxrkRS

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/accidental-hero-7

Reviewer: Lisa

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.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Journal of Sanctuary One by R.J. Scott

Sanctuary-6-400x600Title: The Journal of Sanctuary One

Series: Sanctuary 06

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (91 pages)

Publisher: Love Lane Books (24th November 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When a snowstorm stops his friends from joining him at Sanctuary One for Christmas, Jake ends up alone. Sean has only one place to go. The original Sanctuary cabin. Neither man is prepared for the secrets that threaten to destroy Sanctuary.

Jake spends every Christmas at Sanctuary One. With the third anniversary of the day his dad died approaching, he arranges for Kayden, Beckett, and himself to meet at the cabin a few days before Christmas. A snowstorm blocks his friends in NY, and Jake ends up alone.

Sean is being hunted and the only place he can run to is somewhere mentioned in an old journal. The original Sanctuary cabin. It is no longer in official use but it would be a good place to heal and take stock of just what is going on with his life.

Neither man is prepared for being stuck together for an entire week, nor for the culmination of a case that threatens to get them killed.

Purchase Link: https://www.lovelanebooks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=17

Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Jake has plans of spending Christmas at Sanctuary One with his brother and his partner when snow stops Kayden and Beckett from travelling, now Jake looks forward to a Christmas alone when he is surprised by an unexpected guest. Sean has to lay low and the only place he can go is Sanctuary One, after seeming to have betrayed all around him he has no-one to turn to, but surprising Jake at the cabin he just might be able to turn things around and when he can disclose his secrets he wants to make Jake his own.

Finally we get to see Jake’s story and find out the truth about Sean, is Sean really a traitor? Jake has devoted his life to Sanctuary the company that his father set up, when he discovered that the FBI contact Sean was the leak he was gutted for more reasons than one, finding Sean on the doorstep of Sanctuary One means he can start digging for the truth but what he learns shakes him to the core. Sean has been playing all sides because of a promise he made, he wasn’t supposed to get as close to Jake as he did but he couldn’t help himself, now he has the chance to convince Jake of the truth but can Jake forgive him?

This is great story where we finally learn the truth about Sean’s betrayal; we see how Jake was hurt by the deception and how both Sean and Jake are meant for each other. The storyline is brilliant as we see the way that the connecting lines from all the previous books are wrapped up; we finally get to see the Bullens tied up in their own web. The feelings between Jake and Sean are quite intense, with the longing on both side being tangible but both holding off because of the circumstances but as soon as it is clear, they are wonderful together. Both these men have struggled with their circumstances, both longing for the other but with Jake unaware of the reason why Sean held back.

There’s danger, hot sex, more danger and the truth being told, a great storyline and a wonderful ending for two stubborn men, so really what are you waiting for?

Full Circle by RJ Scott

Title: Full Circle

Series: A Sanctuary Story 05

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Action, Contemporary

Length: Novel (187pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (23rd June 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Manny Sullivan is the backbone of Sanctuary and involved in every mission. After rescuing Josh Headley, his skill helps Sanctuary to solve the Bullen case. When Manny risks his life could it be time for Josh to risk his heart?

Manny Sullivan is the backbone of Sanctuary. He has his fingers in every pie and when he spots Josh Headley where he shouldn’t be, it is Manny who goes in and rescues him.

Josh is in Sanctuary witness protection after his dad turns on the Bullens. Not only is his dad a murderer but his ex is a liar who was using him for information. With his skill in information retrieval, he hopes to make a contribution to the solution.

What started with the death of Elisabeth Costain is drawing to a close and Josh and Manny are in the middle of it all.

When Manny risks his life could it finally be time for Josh to risk his heart?

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/products_id/1098/

Review: Whoo hoo. Its Manny’s book. the one that I have been waiting ages for. Josh needs to know the truth so he leaves Sanctuary to hunt for answers. But, he didn’t count on Manny’s sharp eyes. Manny races to the rescue, before Josh is caught where he shouldn’t be. Manny has a bit of a mysterious past and he has put it far behind him. But, now for his Sanctuary family, he digs it up and revisits the past to try to bring the Bullens down.

Ohhh Manny, what secrets have you been hiding? Josh needs to know the truth. Was his boyfriend just using him? When Manny discovers Josh where he shouldn’t be, he is the closest person to get Josh out before it goes wrong. Manny insists on Josh’s assistance when he discovers the extent of the other man’s computer skills, so when Manny goes in as bait, Josh is his handler. But Josh and Manny have started to become close and Josh is terrified something will go wrong.

I really enjoyed this Sanctuary story, as we really get to know Manny. Finally, after seeing him in so many of the other stories. His interaction with Josh is really good. Although, they do get physical Manny realizes that as the Bullen case heats up he has to put off his wants until a later date. Josh doesn’t really know what to expect, as he is in witness protection and he doesn’t see it ending anytime soon. So, getting involved with Manny will have to be temporary… although, he longs for more. Manny and Josh are really hot together and you can feel for both of them as they struggle to find a way to make it work in the longer term.

The storyline for this was a bit tenser, as everyone is digging as deep as they can to get concrete evidence on the Bullens. Beautifully done, such a twist right at the end, and the Bullen brothers no longer have financial backing. Ha. serves them right. We also get a brief glimpse of Sean (FBI mole) and that leaves us with something to chew on for the future.

So I highly recommend this if you like intrigue, a touch of action, adrenalin rushes, some really hot sex, guns, computers and a happy ending. (Make sure you keep an eye out for Jake’s and Sean’s story around November time.)

 

 

Still Waters by RJ Scott

Title: Still Waters

Series: A Sanctuary Story 04

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary. Action/Adventure

Length: Novella (161pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (19th May 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Adam’s assignment is to work with the ex who destroyed their relationship. Lee wants to know why Adam betrayed the Bureau. Can they learn to believe not everything they thought true was actually real?

Adam’s newest assignment for Sanctuary means working with the man who didn’t trust him two years ago and destroyed their relationship. He still hates Lee but Jake Callahan, boss of Sanctuary, doesn’t give him a choice, insisting they need to get along for the good of the cross-agency case.

Lee wants desperately to understand why Adam betrayed the Bureau. He is still angry and disappointed, but the memory won’t leave him alone. The Bullen case is the perfect cover to get back in his ex-lover’s life, and he is determined to find out the truth.

Against the backdrop of Sanctuary and the Bullen case can they learn to understand and believe that not everything they thought was true was real?

Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/products_id/855/

Review: Adam has no choice, but to work closely with a Fed.  A Fed that he used to work with.  A Fed that he called a friend.  A Fed that was his lover, but now is only his biggest regret. Lee needs to know why Adam betrayed them. Why he threw away what they had and why he would never say why. Together working on finding the leak, the truth comes out and they both know it isn’t finished.

This is another great addition to the Sanctuary series. Adam is told to work with the Feds, but he is far from happy to learn which Fed it is; Lee Myers, his ex. Lee uses the assignment to get the answers that he has always wanted, but they are far from the answers that he expected. Now both men must work together to protect the innocent and to lure out the FBI leak. All the while striking sparks off each other with their attraction.

Adam and Lee make a great couple.  Two souls ripped apart by deceit, but now reunited as they struggle to find evidence against the Bullens. These characters are opposites, not just in appearance but in personality, too.  and they strike sparks off each other from their first scene together, which had a passionate clash. I loved the way that these two men fell back into the easy work camaraderie, even while they hadn’t sorted out their differences.  And Adam’s absolute trust in Lee was breath-taking, but Lee’s lack of trust made him look a bit petty.  Although, we would all have had doubts, if we had been shown the evidence and no defense was forthcoming.

I loved the way this story went and the tricky twists.  Although, it got me wondering if both Lee and Adam hadn’t been set up in the first place by the FBI leak. We see characters from the previous books and a new one is added, (who is in the next book with Manny :-)). and evidence comes to light that just might stop the Bullens once and for all. The relationship between Adam and Lee was bound to be rocky with their history, but other that getting answers and confessing what really happened, there wasn’t too much angst and it was pretty smooth sailing.

R.J. Scott has provided us with a wonderful story of lovers torn apart by betrayal, a bit of action, a bit of danger, some passionate sex, twists and a really well written storyline that flows smoothly. So, really I have to recommend that you give it a read.

Face Value by RJ Scott

Title: Face Value

Series: Sanctuary 03

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Action

Length: Novel (177pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (7th April 2012)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Beckett Jamieson is temporarily blinded by his uncle’s and father’s harsh beating. Rushed to safety by a secretive organization, the one person he trusted leaves him in care of Kayden Summers. Can he trust the doctor to keep him safe?

Beckett Jamieson discovers he’s adopted when a lawyer hands him a letter from his mother on his twenty-first birthday. His real name is Robert Bullen, but the Bullen family is involved in criminal activity of the worst kind. He decides to bring them down but ends up badly beaten and temporarily blinded. A Sanctuary agent takes him to a safe house to heal.

Doctor Kayden Summers, Sanctuary operative, isn’t happy about being stuck in the middle of nowhere with an unconscious man. When Beckett wakes, the situation goes from bad to worse. Beckett doesn’t trust him, is as determined as ever to find the evidence his mother hid, and on top of all that, Kayden finds himself attracted to the determined young man.

Can they overcome their issues and eliminate the threat from the Bullen brothers?

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Review: Beckett is in grave danger, after finding out that he was adopted and that his own mother died he goes to his biological father to carry out the instructions in the letter left to him by his mother but now he is beaten, temporarily blinded and stuck in a safe house with a man he doesn’t even know. Kayden is frustrated to be stuck in the middle of nowhere when he could be out on assignment doing something, but then Beckett wakes up and things just might get interesting.

A great continuation of the Sanctuary series.  This book starting where the last book finished so I have to advise that you read the series in order. Beckett is searching for something that his mother left behind in her favorite room in the Bullen household when he is caught by his uncle.  He gets rescued by Sanctuary, but his recovery is not easy. Kayden is a slight enigma, because even though we find out a lot about his background and his skills I still felt like there was more to discover about him. Beckett is quite straight forward, as all he wants is to find what his mother had hidden and get the truth over his friend’s death, get justice and then get as far away from his father and uncles as possible.

So the story is well written, the emotions that they all go through are well portrayed and the relationship is off to a good beginning, so thumbs up R.J. We have a good feel for the mystery, suspense and the twist and we get to enjoy a bit of angst from Beckett until Kayden shares his past with him. I can understand Beckett’s frustration over not being able to do what he wanted when he wanted and Kayden’s slight humor at thwarting him. The two men do have an attraction to each other and a budding relationship is in the works, the sex is extremely low-key there’s some kissing and right at the end we get the very beginning of some foreplay… so I warn you now you might wish violence on the author for her abrupt ending. *Grrr*

I liked all the secondary characters (except the Bullens) even the FBI guy (although I felt perverse pleasure at his frustration) and I felt so sorry for poor Austin (the family lawyer), we get to see Manny again and we meet Adam who is also with Sanctuary. So how many more stories can we look forward to? *Squee*

A great addition to the Sanctuary series so I recommend this to those who love mystery, suspense, a bit of action, some danger, a budding attraction/relationship and two stubborn men who strike sparks off each other.