In Her Sights

In Her Sights

by Robin Perini


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ISBN-13: 9781612181523
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Series: A Montgomery Justice Novel
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 930,440
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

By day, Robin Perini works for an advanced technology corporation, and on weekends, you might find her either giving one of her many nationally acclaimed workshops on such topics as writing, technology, and time management or perhaps training in competitive small-bore rifle silhouette shooting. But her nights and early morning hours are devoted to her true love, writing fast-paced, high stakes adventures with a love story sure to melt your heart. In Her Sights is her first novel, although Robin’s strong characters and tightly woven plots have garnered her seven prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finals. In Her Sights, is a 2011 Golden Heart Finalist.

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In Her Sights 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
wrighton-time on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Article first published as Book Review: In Her Sights by Robin Perini on Blogcritics. What happens in our lives often defines us. Whether is it disastrous, or momentous, it gives us a platform to launch the person we want to see. Or we allow ourselves to dwell on the negatives and never really realize who we have become. In Her Sights by Robin Perini, is a story of strength of character. Jasmine Parker is a SWAT sharpshooter. One of the few females in this line, she is both bold and steady, known as one of the best in the business. There are those in the department who do not agree with the assignment, and are willing to do what it takes to bring her down. It does not help that Jasmine (Jazz) has a secret that is unknown to those she works with. A secret from her past that has the ability to destroy the life she has spent so much time to build. Unable to share her secret with anyone, she even turned away the one man in her life she truly loved.Luke Montgomery is an ex-Army Ranger, who has now become an investigative reporter. Jazz¿s life begins to fall apart when she is credited with saving the governor¿s daughter, and Luke splashes her face and the story across the news. Unknowingly he has brought back someone in Jazz¿s background that seems to be seeking vengeance. As she works to maintain her distance and fight her feelings for Luke, she struggles to find the answers as those who once relied on her, now begin to turn their back. As bodies begin piling up, can Jazz save herself and her hard fought career? Can she learn to trust Luke with her secrets or will his expose destroy her in this torrid house of cards? When Luke¿s brother is injured in a SWAT gone bad, he will stop at nothing to save his family, even at the expense of the woman he loves.Perini has given us a strong and likable female lead. Stubborn and bold she has been driven by a secret from her youth. Building and defining her abilities, she becomes one of the best at what she does. But the job does not harden her, she still maintains her feelings and flaws, and she is still hurt easily by the things that occur around her. Struggling to find closeness with her team, she is still an unknown and is sometimes rebuffed. When the team turns on her after the injury of a fellow officer, she continues to try and close that gap; they are some of the only family she has. Luke is a strong and charismatic character. There is a hurt he is trying to overcome after one of his articles created an unexpected death of a friend. He has not been able to get Jazz out of his system and the heat between them is palpable. Trying to find why Jazz is being targeted both by the department, and a killer, he finds himself deep in the middle of a secret he does not know. The more he tries to find the further Jazz pulls away. Perini has giving us a mix of thriller and romance, one that is hard to put down. Her protagonist is dark and carries a taint of anger and betrayal to the core. The story is well written, and the pace is excellent. The knowledge of the author on both guns and shooting is well defined and creates realism to the piece.I would recommend this book to both those that enjoy thrillers, as well as the romance buffs. There is strength in both areas of the work that plays together, pulling you into the story. This would be a great book for a reading group, it brings in police procedure, SWAT, romance and how people change and grow as they determine their own fate in life.This book was received as an ARC. All opinions are my own based off my reading and understanding of the material.
kmartin802 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was an amazing and very suspenseful story. I couldn't put it down! Luckily, I picked this up on a Friday evening because it was 1:30 AM before I hit the final page and let out a sigh of relief. This was an extremely fast-paced romantic suspense novel (with a very heavy emphasis on the suspense).Jazz Parker has reinvented herself after a horrible childhood as the daughter of drunken prostitute who was beaten to death by one of her clients. This same client came back the next morning to beat and rape 10-year-old Jazz and she managed to kill him with the baseball bat that she was supposed to use to defend her mother. She is guilt-stricken because she was unable to protect her mother. After years bouncing around the foster care system, she finds herself fifteen and on the streets trying to survive. She is rescued by a friendly sheriff who she is very reluctant to trust because of her previous experience.Jazz changes her name, has her juvenile record expunged, and starts a new life as a police officer herself. When the story begins she is the only female SWAT sniper for her county. She is part of the SWAT team but holds herself aloof from her colleagues because of real trust issues. She is under investigation by Internal Affairs in the person of the spoiled son of the County Sheriff who was beaten out for the SWAT team by her. He is out to get her and, since she hasn't tried to be part of the team, her teammates aren't on her side.Enter Luke Montgomery. He is a former Army Ranger turned investigative reporter. He is also Jazz's former lover. She walked away when it looked like he was getting too close to her secrets. Luke is a very black and white sort of guy. He is determined to find and report the truth no matter who it hurts. He is currently investigating corruption in the police department. One of his suspects is the officer who has targeted Jazz.When Jazz and Luke meet again, sparks fly. Neither has gotten over the other but both still have the same reservations. He knows she is lying to him by not talking about her past; she is still intent on keeping her past a secret. Both of them have trust issues. His are because he has been betrayed before by colleagues. Hers are because of her childhood. Otherwise, Luke is part of a large and loving family that is very supportive of him. One of his brothers is Jazz's only friend on the SWAT team. Luke is also the father of an adorable three-year-old daughter. He didn't know she existed until his former girlfriend died. She had left him because he was so determined to put himself in danger doing his investigations which certainly didn't help with his trust issues.Jazz has also become the target of someone from her past who wants revenge on her. At first, the two cases seems separate but soon it looks like Jazz's enemies and Luke's corrupt cops are getting together. Luke and Jazz have to solve both problems before they can work on their relationship.The story was an excellent, page-turner. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good romantic suspense novel.
cherlym More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot-Boucher, Sandra Owens(just to name a few) You will enjoy Robin. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written and I was very surprised it was her debut book. You can always read the blurb so I won't rehash that. Usually when I see "ex" I keep on going. Because the thought is yadayadaya....whatever. I searched out books by Robin after reading Forgotten Secrets through Netgalley, so I decided to give this book a chance. I am glad I did!!! You should give it a chance too. There is mystery , suspense, romance. I didn't feel like Jazz was a whiner. She was strong, confident and I am so ready to meet the rest of the Montgomery Clan. You rock Robin Perini.
Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Jazz is a female sniper on Jefferson County's SWAT team, she has worked hard to not only get the position but to prove that it was the right choice. Jazz has been running for most of her life, never letting people in - it was one of the main issues between her and her ex-boyfriend, reporter Luke Montgomery. After a successful SWAT mission Luke writes an article about Jazz, catapulting her into the spotlight. Unfortunately Jazz has never quite felt that she fits in, by keeping her distance from her team members she has caused a rift, the rift grows bigger as Luke's article brings an enemy from her past into her present. Jazz has to open up about who she is in order to save those she cares about. I really enjoyed this one, lots of angst and tension and the characters are intriguing. Like most first in series books it was the secondary characters that kept catching my attention and I can't wait for their turn in the spotlight. The parts that stood out for me where Jazz, having cast a female in a typically male profession and having her succeed was inspirational. The Montgomery family on a whole, I enjoyed the glimpses into their lives an their interactions and Joy. I enjoyed her presence in the story.  *Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Book Monster Reviewer - Michelle M.
blueEC More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The characters are well written, the writing is very well done. Can't wait for more. This would make a great movie!!!
CBH More than 1 year ago
Jasmine ¿Jazz¿ Parker was an expert with a rifle. She was the lead sniper for the Jefferson County Police Department, recently won by her talent, but bitterly fought by others in the department. This story is excellent as it gives us a glimpse of law enforcement in a small county police force and the politics that go with the positions within the force. The author has to know a lot about the subject as she has written such an excellent story telling in interesting detail this very plausible story. Jazz was raised in the home of an alcoholic father who would beat her and her mother to a pulp before taking off and disappearing for a long time, until he beat his wife so badly that he killed her. Jazz was used to running and hiding to avoid the beating she knew was coming from her father. The story opens with Jazz having her scope and rifle sighted on the person that had kidnapped the daughter of the Governor. She had this man in her scope sight for some time awaiting the perfect shot and the approval to take her shot. Gabe Montgomery was also on the county police force and was one in on the current situation. His brother, Luke, was a writer who just had to have his news story before the news occurred, if you can understand the mindset of a person such as Luke. Luke felt there was something wrong in the Jefferson County Police Force and he was determined to find out what no matter whom he hurt along the way. He and Gabe were entirely two different types of men and Luke was in love with Jazz, which plays a part in the further parts of the story. Jazz finally received the order to shoot and she nailed the culprit and saved the Governors daughter. At the mini-celebration in the bar after the scene was cleaned up, Luke and Gabe got into it pretty good as Luke had to put in his two-cents worth about the shooting and the entire police force. This banter between the two brothers never did end all through the story and it is a good part of the book. Another ¿villain¿ on the police force was Brian Tower, the son of the Sheriff. He had it in for Jazz and had reported her to Internal Affairs for investigation. After she had saved the life of the Governor¿s daughter she thought she would receive an advance in position, not be investigated. Between Luke and Tower, Jazz didn¿t know which was giving her the roughest time. When the next chance arrived for the team to need a sniper, Jazz lined up her shot but when she took it, she missed quite badly and wounded Gabe in the process. This gave more ammunition to Luke and Tower to show up Jazz. Jazz knew she couldn¿t have missed, much less that badly. She felt someone had sabotaged her scope and/or her rifle. This she tried to prove on the practice range but no one would listen to her side. Jazz was relieved of her lead sniper position, which made her search deepen to find out who or what caused her miss. The entire story is great. Robin Perini did a fantastic job in writing this book. It has police actions, love encounters, violence and close completion between the police force, sex, and much mystery. It is a thoroughly enjoyable story. When I read a book, and believe me I read hundreds, once in a while I will tell my wife she would enjoy a particular book. This book is one of those.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: This was a fabulous book and surprisingly, a first book by this new author. This book is about Jazz, Jasmine Parker, who is the lead sniper on a SWAT team. The book starts when she is 10 years old, so that as the reader, you know a bit about her history that she has worked diligently to hide and escape from her entire life. Luke Montgomery is a man from her past. He is an investigative reporter and she left him when she realized that he could never forgive or get past a deception, knowing that she was hiding her entire history from him. But now he has been tasked with writing a series of articles about her and is digging. The first story features her front and center on the first page after a shot that she took, saved the governor¿s young daughter. That first article puts her on someone¿s radar that knows her past and wants Jazz to pay. It¿s been two years since Luke and Jazz have been involved, but the sparks are still there for both of them, but the closer Luke gets to Jazz, the more that he realizes that he never really knew her when they were involved two years ago. But as they become closer, the more that Jazz realizes she is putting Luke and all of his family, including his young daughter in danger. That is not an acceptable risk to her so she keeps pushing him away. Jazz is a really complex character. She has learned methods for how to separate herself mentally from stress and emotion which serves her well as a sniper, but not so well in relationships. She¿s overcome a lot in her life to get where she is and through the book, she starts to see all that work crumble which is absolutely devastating for her. On the other side is Luke. Two years ago, he went after one of his best friends in an investigation with no mercy and that is what scared Jazz away from their relationship. Since then, he has realized his mistakes with the friend and the handling of Jazz. He realizes now that he would always let her deflect his questions rather than getting to know more than the physical side of Jazz. Both of these people are learning and growing throughout this book, but at the same time, they are going through some amazingly difficult times together. The suspense and the action in the book is phenomenal! There are a lot of possibilities for the bad guys that keeps you guessing up until almost the very end. The story is fabulous too. I fell in love with these characters and was completely immersed in the outcome of their story, including the side characters. When Gabe (Luke¿s younger brother) got hurt¿OMG, my family just had to stop talking to me for a few pages. Yes, it really is that good. This book was so good. I read it over the Thanksgiving holiday, and kept having a hard time pulling myself away from it to interact with my family. It is riveting. It is suspenseful. It is sexy. I adored the entire Montgomery clan and really hope that this new author is already writing the other Montgomery boys stories because they all have some fabulous possibilities.