Darius has just retired as a police officer and opened his PI business. He expects to help people and continue the exciting life he had while on the force, but most of his cases center around cheating spouses. That is until a young boy comes into his office one afternoon.
Parker insists that his parents are missing, and not believing him, Darius calls the people on the boy’s phone to find one who is willing to pick him up. Rick, a family friend, comes to get him. As a thank you for watching over Parker, Rick invites Darius to his house for dinner. Their connection is instant, but their romantic night together becomes complicated when men break into Rick’s house and start shooting.
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About the Author
Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader, and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. She comes from a military family, and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful husband and their two dogs. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.
A.J. Marcus has been writing for years. He Lives on a small ranch in central Colorado with his partner of many years. They spend a lot of time riding in the mountains, and camping out under the stars, enjoying the cool mountain breezes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
~~3.5 stars- Whirlwind of action and romance~~ An Unexpected Shot was an action-packed short story following a private investigator who gets unknowingly involved with a major crime after falling for a man who hired him to assist on a cold case. As with any short story, all elements of the plot come together very quickly but the unexpected fast-paced action scenes that disrupted the men’s first date hooked me. There was a lot of ground to cover in a short span of pages and while this story certainly had fantastic action scenes and many unexpected connections, it got to be a lot to process rather quickly. I did like how the authors stretched the timeline between major scenes so the progression of Darius and Rick’s relationship made more sense, but it still felt like it was slightly condensed. Over the past six months I’ve seen a fair number of authors expand short stories into a full-length novel. I’d love to see that with this title because it really does have interesting characters, loads of action, secrets and intrigue, and a good dose of heat. Considering how quickly all those components came together and how enjoyable it was despite its brevity, I can only imagine how good the story would be if there had been time to develop all the potential subplots and suspense more fully. Even so, I though this made for an exciting short story and enjoyed the writing style enough to look forward to more from each of the authors. If you’re in need of a shot of adrenaline, An Unexpected Shot is for you. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*