Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Accidental Hero
Author: R.J. Scott
Series: Sanctuary #8
Heroes: Simon Grant/Cain Brodie
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 140 Pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Review: I think I’ve found my new favorite Sanctuary book. Cain and Simon stole the show, and I loved every minute of it. Cain is the techno guy setting up the new Sanctuary office in Chicago. He is not a field agent, so when he is confronted with Simon, a suspected rogue cop, he is immediately pulled out of his comfort zone and has to rely on his training, and Manny, to subdue the threat. Simon is running for his life. He is a good cop who has been framed and all he knows is that he has to find the mysterious Sanctuary to get to safety. Thus, the meeting between these two men who eventually fall for one another while trying to protect Simon from a corrupt police department. Someone wanted Simon and his partner Jamie dead…and it looks like they found a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Simon is a dark, sexy man, one who wanted to be good cop and do the right thing. One who lost his friend, his partner, and is freaking out about how to save his skin, while redeeming his name. He needs Sanctuary, and more specifically, Cain, to do it. I loved the adorable Cain…and Cain loved his European sports car that gets beat all to hell while trying to outrun the bad guys. Being a field agent can really suck some times, especially when you are not a field agent but no one else is around to help.
This is the first in an offshoot series of the Sanctuary series which will be based in Chicago. And it is a pretty amazing start, even though the ending left me eagerly waiting and wanting more. We get a lot of sexy, we get a decent closure for our guys, but we also get to wait until next year for the next book for the mystery to continue. Not quite a cliff hanger, but not a complete ending either. Just what one would expect from a new series. I’m looking forward to Ghost, and seeing where the author takes us from here.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*