Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Accidental Hero
SERIES: Sanctuary #8
AUTHOR: R.J. Scott
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 134 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2015
Book 8 in the Sanctuary Series
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.
After having read so much of this series, I thought I’d pretty much gotten accustomed to the format and that I knew exactly what to expect but, I was wrong. So very wrong and I couldn’t be happier about that! The beginning of this book immediately captured my attention and made me eager to keep reading more; the author puts you right in the middle of a tense situation and then catapults you right into a scenario straight out of the movies. All of the action that I’d been waiting for was finally realized in this story and I just loved every single minute of it! From a wrongful murder accusation to a high speed car chase, this installment of the Sanctuary series just had it all.
I loved Simon; he was so different from everyone else that’s needed Sanctuary’s services in that he’s a cop, not just a civilian caught up in events outside of his control. Besides being a welcome breath of fresh air, it also made him a nice compliment to Cain’s character; an agent more at home with computers and other tech rather than in helping people one on one. Both men want to find the truth but neither were willing to just roll over for the other; I enjoyed the byplay they had going on quite a bit and thought they worked really well together. Things do slow down from the very action oriented beginning of the book while things are being investigated, but this allowed time for Simon and Cain to get to know one another. Despite the mutual attraction between them, their relationship doesn’t turn sexual until over half of the book is done and I liked the slower build to things.
By the end of the book the author had managed to throw another curve ball in that I did not see coming and it was fantastic! The ending and subsequent set up for the next book were excellent and I’m super excited to see where things are going. Anyone unfamiliar with the series could probably start with this book and be fine but there are bits of information and character building you’d miss out on if you did that. Regardless, this was a great book and is now battling for top spot in my series favorites.