Series: Circle of Justice #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Trigger, Target
Also by this author: Turn of the Moon, Roped In, Resisting the Moon, Catching Summer, Defending Hayden, Intended for Bristol, Trigger, Target, Hard Stick, Christmas With You: an anthology, Claimed by the Moon
When someone asks what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple . . . I’m a hunter. I hunt the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.I’m Ian Chandler, FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all. Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe.However, the deeper I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I always hit my mark.
Aim is the story of a secret government assassin and a kidnapped woman. While checking into a kidnapping isn’t the kind of thing the Circle of Justice usually looks into, Ian takes on the job because he has always had a thing for Grace. Also, her dad is the small Wyoming town sheriff who Ian is friends with.
The story starts off with a similar feel to a Criminal Minds episode. Side note, I feel like I have said that a LOT lately. But, anyway, Grace is kidnapped by a group of people because someone hired them. See, these people kidnap people that other people don’t like for some reason. Then, they let them loose and the person who wanted them dead can hunt them. (See-its like a combination of a few different Criminal Minds episodes!). Grace is kidnapped and has no idea who would want her dead. Her dad and Ian are noticing a pattern of kidnappings and starting to realize that they are connected and not lost hikers or animal attack victims.
The plot of Aim is split between the ‘who-dun-it’/how will they catch them action of the kidnapping and murders and the building relationship between Grace and Ian. I struggled a bit at how quickly Grace and Ian’s relationship progressed. Yes, they knew each other a bit before this incident, but it still felt very rushed to me. I enjoyed the mystery of not only who was involved in the kidnappings but also why and how. The end felt off though-it drug out a bit after what I expected to be the end, then was sort of abrupt once it did end. Weird, but it was how I felt!
Even with my issues with parts of the story, overall, I enjoyed Aim! Its a quick read with an interesting premise that keep me engaged!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: FBI, assassin, kidnapping
- Triggers: View Spoiler »spoiler « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
My phone rang and I thought it’d be Bryce, but it wasn’t. “What can I do for you, Chief?”
Colton Myers was the chief of police back in Wyoming. His call wasn’t unusual, because they often called me and my brothers when there were cases the local PD couldn’t solve. “I need your help,” he replied, his voice shaking.
The cab driver pulled up to the airport entrance and I passed him a wad of bills before getting out. “What’s going on? I’m about to get on a flight to head home.”
“Good. I’ll drop these files off with Reed, so you can see them when you get back.”
The din of the bustling city made it hard to hear him, but I could tell he was distraught. “Files for what?”
He sighed heavily. “You know how there’ve been missing hikers in Montana?”
“Yeah, I saw something about it before I left for New York.” It wasn’t uncommon for tourists to sway from the hiking trails or test their limits by doing stupid shit. Most of those people found themselves dead. I liked to climb the cliffs, but I was good at it.
“We’re missing people here too,” Colton confessed.
“It happens every year. Why does this case shock you?” I’d been gone for three weeks, so I hadn’t even paid attention to what was going on in Wyoming.
He huffed angrily. “About three weeks ago, eight men supposedly went missing in our mountains. Just this morning, I couldn’t get a hold of Grace. Her boss also called me and said she never showed up at their meeting last night. Her car is still at the hotel. It’s like she disappeared.”
“You’ve got to be shitting me,” I growled low.
Grace was his daughter and a good friend of mine. Hell, I’d wanted to be more than that for quite some time. I only held back from pursuing her out of respect for her father. She was one of the most beautiful women I’d ever known.
“Please, Ian. I have to find her.”
Hurrying through the doors, impatience flooded through my veins. “We’ll find her, if it’s the last thing I do . . . I swear.”