Title: 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.
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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 *