Face Value by RJ Scott

Title: Face Value

Series: Sanctuary 03

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Action

Length: Novel (177pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (7th April 2012)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Beckett Jamieson is temporarily blinded by his uncle’s and father’s harsh beating. Rushed to safety by a secretive organization, the one person he trusted leaves him in care of Kayden Summers. Can he trust the doctor to keep him safe?

Beckett Jamieson discovers he’s adopted when a lawyer hands him a letter from his mother on his twenty-first birthday. His real name is Robert Bullen, but the Bullen family is involved in criminal activity of the worst kind. He decides to bring them down but ends up badly beaten and temporarily blinded. A Sanctuary agent takes him to a safe house to heal.

Doctor Kayden Summers, Sanctuary operative, isn’t happy about being stuck in the middle of nowhere with an unconscious man. When Beckett wakes, the situation goes from bad to worse. Beckett doesn’t trust him, is as determined as ever to find the evidence his mother hid, and on top of all that, Kayden finds himself attracted to the determined young man.

Can they overcome their issues and eliminate the threat from the Bullen brothers?

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Review: Beckett is in grave danger, after finding out that he was adopted and that his own mother died he goes to his biological father to carry out the instructions in the letter left to him by his mother but now he is beaten, temporarily blinded and stuck in a safe house with a man he doesn’t even know. Kayden is frustrated to be stuck in the middle of nowhere when he could be out on assignment doing something, but then Beckett wakes up and things just might get interesting.

A great continuation of the Sanctuary series.  This book starting where the last book finished so I have to advise that you read the series in order. Beckett is searching for something that his mother left behind in her favorite room in the Bullen household when he is caught by his uncle.  He gets rescued by Sanctuary, but his recovery is not easy. Kayden is a slight enigma, because even though we find out a lot about his background and his skills I still felt like there was more to discover about him. Beckett is quite straight forward, as all he wants is to find what his mother had hidden and get the truth over his friend’s death, get justice and then get as far away from his father and uncles as possible.

So the story is well written, the emotions that they all go through are well portrayed and the relationship is off to a good beginning, so thumbs up R.J. We have a good feel for the mystery, suspense and the twist and we get to enjoy a bit of angst from Beckett until Kayden shares his past with him. I can understand Beckett’s frustration over not being able to do what he wanted when he wanted and Kayden’s slight humor at thwarting him. The two men do have an attraction to each other and a budding relationship is in the works, the sex is extremely low-key there’s some kissing and right at the end we get the very beginning of some foreplay… so I warn you now you might wish violence on the author for her abrupt ending. *Grrr*

I liked all the secondary characters (except the Bullens) even the FBI guy (although I felt perverse pleasure at his frustration) and I felt so sorry for poor Austin (the family lawyer), we get to see Manny again and we meet Adam who is also with Sanctuary. So how many more stories can we look forward to? *Squee*

A great addition to the Sanctuary series so I recommend this to those who love mystery, suspense, a bit of action, some danger, a budding attraction/relationship and two stubborn men who strike sparks off each other.

 

 

 

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