Author: Annabella Michaels
Title: Found (Hamilton’s Heroes Series Book 1)
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: February 23
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art
As a former U.S.A.F. Pararescueman, Jeremy O’Brien is used to following orders, no questions asked. So, when Micah, his boss at Hamilton Security, asks him to take on a special case, he readily accepts. Micah’s instructions are simple, find the man in the picture and bring him back to Chicago.
Seven years ago, Zane Wilkinson left the hospital against doctor’s orders, only to suffer a final, devastating blow that left him with no choice but to leave the only place he’d called home. Feeling heartbroken and empty, Zane moved from town to town just trying to survive, while never letting anyone get too close.
In a chance encounter, Jeremy finds himself crossing paths with a man who fits Zane’s description. His instincts tell him that he’s on to something, but Micah warns him that he needs to be absolutely sure. Jeremy sets a plan in motion that will allow him to get closer to the man he believes to be Zane. However, the closer he gets, the more he likes the man and begins to question why he was sent to find him.
Will Jeremy be able to follow through with his orders without becoming too attached? Or will he realize that in his search for Zane, he’s found so much more than he bargained for?
He pulled up to the window and I watched him as he lifted his hips and dug his wallet out of his back pocket. The move shouldn’t have been sexy, but it planted images in my head of those hips rising up to meet mine and I had to swallow back a groan as I turned and looked out my own window. The guy was sexy as fuck, there was no denying that, but I could barely get him to look me in the eye or talk to me. If he knew the things I’d been thinking about him, I’d scare him away for sure.- Jeremy
4 of 5 Stars
This is my first book by Ms. Michaels. I didn’t realize it was a spin-off of another series and other than meeting characters from that series, you don’t need to have read it to read this book (although I’m wondering how reading one particular book would affect my perspective going into this one). This is a decent start to a series with likeable characters that I’m guessing will all get their own books. There is really nothing new here…the story is very predictable. There were a couple of times I felt like I read the same passage more than once as the inner dialog of both characters was repetitive. There are times the story felt too perfect (like how Jeremy just happened upon Zane). Despite all that, it is a quick, enjoyable read.
Zane’s story is heartbreaking…the prologue is hard to read. He’s strong…he’s a survivor. He opens up to Jeremy…as a friend…pretty quickly, trusting his instincts to determine he’s not a threat. I didn’t blame him for his anger toward Jeremy when he discovers the truth…it’s exactly how I would have felt. He’s shy and sweet, but has moments of boldness.
Jeremy is a bada$$ in his own right and a typical alpha male. He has a strong loyal streak as well as a possessive streak when he deems something his. He’s just as lonely as Zane and is a good match for him. They have off the charts sexual chemistry and I like the friends-to-lovers angle they started with.
I may go back and check out the previous series…the characters are intriguing that we’ve met; I will probably stick with this series as well.
I am married to my high school sweetheart who let’s face it, is a saint for putting up with me all of these years. Together we have been blessed with the chance to raise two amazing human beings and so far, we haven’t screwed it up; I’ll let you know for sure later. I love watching movies, cooking, going to the beach and spending time with my family and best friends. I am an obsessive reader who is a complete sucker for a good love story but loves to feel a broad range of emotions throughout a book. I think real life is hard enough and so my books offer twists and turns, but always with a happy ending.
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