Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Full Circle
SERIES: Sanctuary #5
AUTHOR: R.J. Scott
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 245 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2013
Book 5 in The Sanctuary Series
Manny Sullivan is the backbone of Sanctuary. He has his fingers in every pie and when he spots Josh Headley where he should not 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?
When I saw that I was going to get Manny’s story I pretty much just honest to God squealed. I am not ashamed. Manny has been in every book up to this point in some way or another and I was super excited to read about him as a main character. All the evidence is coming together to take the remaining Bullen brothers down for the count so when Manny finds one of their key players out where he shouldn’t be, putting a major source of incriminating evidence at risk, he’s understandably irritated. Pulling Josh back out of the line of fire is just the first step, however, as Manny has a plan to get what they need to shut the Bullen family down for good and keep Josh safe at the same time. Going through with it will expose Manny’s secrets to all those around him for the first time in nearly ten years while putting his own life at risk in the process. As prepared as he can be, Manny is willing to lay his life on the line to put an end to things once and for all; what he never could’ve been prepared for was losing his heart.
*hums happily* I adore Manny, I really do. I never would’ve expected him to have such a complicated background but that just made him more interesting to me and I enjoyed the added layers of complexity it added to his character. I remember thinking when I picked this one up that I was hoping for Manny’s story but really didn’t want to read about Josh…and then I found they were both in the book and just had to deal with it. Thankfully, I enjoyed Josh about as much as I did Manny, which was a lot more than I had expected to. Josh also had hidden depths to him that I found intriguing and I loved watching him and Manny just click; there was honestly just a real connection between the two that was built more about intellectual compatibility while the physical came second. The sex was minimal in this one but I appreciated that since I’d been eagerly anticipating the end of this story arc and wasn’t disappointed in that regard at all.
This was a really good way to end this story arc and I enjoyed every bit of it; things were wrapped up nicely while setting up for a future story that I hadn’t expected but none the less look forward to. If you haven’t checked this series out yet, I totally recommend you do; the characters are diverse and the stories interesting.