Title: A Reason To Stay
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When SEAL, Viktor Zavodny, left small town America for the Navy he made sure he never had a reason to return for anything other than visiting family. He wanted to see the world and fight for his country and nothing, or no one, was getting in his way. He fights hard, and plays harder, and a succession of men and women share his bed.
But a phone call from his sister has him using his thirty day down time to go home instead of enjoying his usual thirty nights of random sex and sleep.
What he finds is a mystery on the Green Mountains and the only man attempting to make sense of seemingly unrelated deaths. His childhood friend and first love… Lieutenant Aiden Coleman, Sheriff.
There were reasons Viktor left his home. Not least Aiden Coleman with his small town innocence and his dreams of forever. Now Adam and Viktor need to work together to save lives and prove there is a hero in all of us.
When it’s done, if they make it out alive, can Aiden persuade Viktor that he has a reason to stay? Maybe forever?
RJ Scott has fast become one of my favourite authors recently. If you haven’t read the Sanctuary series I would highly recommend them. This book is the start of a new series but you will see mention of the Sanctuary in there so it ties them up nicely.
RJ likes to give us strong Alpha men a little bit of vulnerability who work tough and deadly jobs and this book is no different. You also get mystery, suspense and thrills and more often than not the odd dead body!
Viktor Zavodny always knew he wanted to join the Navy and ultimately become a Seal. When he leaves his small town home to follow his dream he also leaves behind his family and his first love Aiden Coleman. His hard work over the years has paid off and he is part of an elite team of Seals. He has seen and done things he doesn’t like to dwell on and partying hard on his downtime helps him forget.
For the first time in years he is home for an extended period of time to recover from an injury and spending time with his sister and nephew. Aiden, the boy he left behind all those years ago has grown up to become a beautiful man and is now the Deputy Sherriff of their small hometown.
Aiden fell in love with Viktor when he was 16 and still feels the hurt and rejection from when he left and never really returned. As much as he doesn’t want to admit it the attraction is still there all these years later and he finds it impossible to ignore and even more impossible not to get the man back in his bed.
As Viktors injury heals the two men end up together for a couple of weeks. Viktor discovers he is not as immune to his feelings as he thought and Aiden begins to think he may still love the other man. When duty calls Viktor back to his team he leaves once again without looking back. Aiden is left nursing all the hurt for the second time in his life and vows to move on with his life.
Two years later and there is murder on the mountains and Viktor finds himself returning home to support his family. He is certain he doesn’t want to see Aiden again but as the Deputy is the family liaison officer on the case he is left with little choice. As the weather turns worse and situation intensifies the two men have to work together to stay alive. If they ever make it off the mountain will Viktor have A Reason To Stay……….
I would like to thank RJ Scott for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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