Reviewed by Susan65
Title: In His Sights
Author: L.A. Bryce
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 104,208 words
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: February 2, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Meet two men who need each other’s help but don’t realize it until it’s almost too late.
Noah is gay and terrified someone might find out. So much so that when he was blackmailed with pictures of himself with another man, instead of coming clean, he left his SEAL team without a word.
The other man is openly gay Mason, a former Marine and now part of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task force. It takes eight years after their first meeting in the desert for a chance event bring the two men together again. Now Noah must decide if he’s ready to accept who he is or if it’s easier to cut and run. Can they navigate the obstacles in their path to build a relationship? And why does the thought of that scare them more than investigating a group of terrorists?
Review: One of my favorite tropes is reading about military men and the alpha male-ness that they bring to a sexy romance story. When you have two military men (i.e., as is the case here) the sexiness is doubled. Noah is an ex-Navy SEAL and suffering for it. Leaving his team was the last thing he wanted to do, but what’s a closeted guy to do when he is being blackmailed? Mason is “once a Marine, always a Marine’, who is now an obsessed FBI agent determined to find the killers who murdered his brother-in-law. Both of these guys have major issues to overcome, both together and apart.
Mason and Noah knew each other in the desert, even though they didn’t know each other more than who the other one was. So, a year later, when Mason tries to stop a bar fight in the airport in New York, the last person he expected to see in the middle of it was Noah. Thus begins the on again – off again, not a relationship, just having sex between two men who really are not very good about being honest with each other, or themselves.
Noah broke my heart. He was so brainwashed to not being gay that he just spent his life running. Running from the SEALS, running from Mason, and running from himself. Mason was just an enigma to me. He was rage personified one minute, then smiling and sweet the next. He kind of freaked me out a bit, so I am sure Noah was left scratching his head. What Noah didn’t know for the longest time was Mason’s commitment to finding the killer. All of this while the two were slowly building a relationship without actually calling it a relationship.
There is a bit of mystery, and somehow the two of them have nothing and everything to do with solving it. These two don’t make it easy, but the ending was sweet and I was content that all the issues plaguing the guys were settled. Recommended
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*