This is a story of two men who need each other’s help, but aren’t aware until it’s almost too late.
Noah is a gay male who is terrified that anyone would find out. So much so that when he was blackmailed with pictures of himself with another man, instead of coming clean, he’d left his SEAL team without a word. Mason is a former Marine and now part of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task force and he’s openly gay.
Eight years after meeting in the desert a chance event put them together again.
As they try to forge a relationship, Noah needs to decide if he’s ready to accept who he is, or if it’s easier to cut and run.
When Mason’s case at the Bureau goes into a spiral, Noah steps in to help. But even with Noah’s abilities, will working as a team help Mason figure out in their short time together what he couldn’t in the past two years?
This novel is more than the story of Noah and Mason’s relationship; it’s also a tale of how their destiny played out.
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Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Word Count: 104000
Languages Available: English
He waved down the bartender and ordered another drink.
He was about halfway into it when one of the four guys got up and went to the bathroom. Another appeared ready to join him, but instead found his way over to Mr. Military, sitting all by his lonesome. Mason’s heart sped up. The guy planned to make a move, and for reasons he couldn’t fathom, Mason had missed the chance. Not able to hear what they were saying, Mason watched with sadness in his heart. Two down, three to go—if he decided to go for it. The first one came out of the bathroom. Instead of joining his friends at the bar, he headed to the table to join his friend currently with the military man. It just keeps getting better. Mason’s imagination went wild. Bet those guys are going to have a three way. Yeah. My luck, the other two will join in as well.
Done wallowing over missed opportunities, Mason was ready to give up and go home. Those guys are straight.
Probably talking about the latest model of muscle car to hit the market. Mason’s best chance at action was at home with his hand. He remained caught in his stare across the room when he noticed the two guys still standing at the bar turn toward their friends, their bodies tense. The hair on the back of Mason’s neck stood on edge. Something was about to go down, and it wasn’t an orgy. Mason sat there for a few more seconds as the two guys talking at the back table headed back over to the bar. They all stood tall, their bodies posed to show off their muscles.
Mason’s gut twisted. Not having a clear idea of what was happening, Mason stood down, thinking perhaps he imagined the tension. That’s when the talking between the men increased in volume.
Mr. Crew Cut, still at his table, stood up.
It wasn’t long before the curses, which sounded to be aimed at the guy that was alone, echoed throughout the room. The bartender hustled over to where the four guys stood.
Mason held his breath. Then before he could register what transpired, the four guys, and the other, headed for the door. All five expressions told of the upcoming war. Four against one was never fair, even when the one looked as if he could take down the others single-handedly.
Never leave a man behind, regardless of which branch they fought. Not having another choice, Mason got up and met the group as they reached the entrance.
His chest puffed out, Mason spoke in his most authoritative voice. “This isn’t a good idea.”
“You need to get out of here.”
Mason wasn’t sure which one of the four had spoken, as they suddenly all looked the same. Big and stupid.
“I don’t think I can do that,” Mason said, focused on staring down the guy he’d decided was the leader. Mason hadn’t had a chance to witness the single guy’s reaction to his coming over. “If you’re going to head outside with him, I’m going to have to come along. And trust me, things won’t be pretty.”
Mason watched as three of the guys turned, ready to continue their walk of the condemned; the fourth hadn’t moved, and a frown marred his face.
Shit. Mason pulled out his wallet, opened it, and held up his badge. Maybe there wouldn’t be a fight in his future after all. “Really think this is a bad idea.”
All five guys stared, their eyes locked on the piece of metal that had gotten Mason out of a lot worse. The four amigos, who’d had so much to say moments ago, seemed to lose their voices. Mason half expected them to simply turn and walk away.
Then one of the guys found his balls. He glared at Mr. Military and said, “You’re lucky your friend here bailed you out. Would’ve ended you.”
Mr. Military stood up taller. “He’s not my friend. I’ll be happy to head outside right along with you,” the jackass said.
“Get the hell out of here. Now,” Mason reiterated. “Before I call in backup.” They hadn’t needed to know the kind of backup Mason had wouldn’t show up for a fight at a bar. Well, they would if it was one of their own involved. But in this instance, where Mason had made himself part of the incident, he wouldn’t ask them. Taking a cursory gander at the guy he’d be fighting alongside, he was sure he wouldn’t have to call for backup anyway.
The goons left without another word to Mason. Too busy bitching to each other on their walk down the concourse.
Mason turned around for his first real look at the guy he’d just saved. His stare met a pair of dark green eyes that seemed to be looking right through him. They also seemed to be familiar.
“Are you kidding me?” Mason asked at the same time Mr. Military said, “Why don’t you stay the hell out of other people’s business?”
“Are you kidding me?” Mason repeated, and this time when he said it the guy—Navy, as Mason used to call him—stayed quiet.
Natosha Wilson on Gay Book Reviews wrote:
In His Sights
by L.A. Bryce
Jan 25, 2019
it was amazing
bookshelves: m-m, reviewed
Noah and Mason meet in an airport bar. Mason is an FBI agent. Noah, an ex SEAL, does freelance security work. One night Mason breaks up a fight between a handsome guy and several men who apparently want to beat him up. When Mason realizes he has seen the man before he wonders why Noah didn’t acknowledge him.
Circumstances have them spending the night together. Mason is very interested in him but Noah isn’t gay. At least that’s what he’s tried to convince himself. Their relationship (or non relationship) is off and on. Both men having issues with trusting the other and their feelings. Noah’s answer is always to run. Mason’s answer is to keep pushing even when he know he shouldn’t.
I was hooked on this story from the beginning. However, be warned, the angst is knee deep and just doesn’t quit. Together they are hot enough to set the bed on fire, but unfortunately, one or the other always wants to talk. The way their story meshes together was kind of predictable but I thought it worked anyway. Overall I enjoyed their story and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys their men hot, with a side of uncertainty. Enjoy!
Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.
In His Sights
by L.A. Bryce
Natosha Wilson's review
Jan 27, 2019
it was amazing
This is one of those books that when I set down to read it, I got so caught up in everything going on that I just could not put the book down. It has so many twists to it. There is always so many unanswered questions that as the reader you have no clue what way LA Bryce was going to twist things around next. This is definitely one of those books that I was constantly rooting for the two main men hoping they would figure their crap out and end up together but I honestly was not sure if they would do that or not. Or at least not before it was to late because there is something bad coming and these two men are definitely going to end up right in the mix of it all.
Mason is a former marine and now a FBI agent. The case he is working on is a case that he will not let go of because it involves the murder of his brother in law. He knows that he has all the players in the murder right but he has just been unable to make the time line fit and connect all the dots. On a weekend when he needs a much needed break from it all, especially the pressure he has put on himself to get his sister justice, Mason decides to fu out to see one of his hook ups to relieve some tension.
Problem is flights are canceled and now his plans have blown up on his face. Or so he thought until he comes to the rescue of a man in the bar about to take on multiple men by himself. Turns out this man is someone that Mason already knows.
Noah is an ex Navy Seal that Mason has met in the past. So when he finds out that Noah is not only drunk but his flight was canceled as well, he offers him a place to stay. That stay ends up turning into more hen just a nights stay and the two rekindle their friendship. But within that stay, Noah gives into to the fact that he is attracted to Mason and then runs as fast and quickly as he can.
Noah can not accept his attraction to men so when he finds that Mason sets off so much in him that he did not expect, he cannot handle it and tries to run from his feelings. A year has passed and Noah finds himself back at the same airport again and in the same bar again as well as the previous year when he rekindled things with Mason and then ran. The big difference this time is when he surprisingly runs into Mason again, roles are reversed and Mason is the one who is drunk and about to take on more then he can handle. And of course Noah will not walk away.
Can these two men that are so blinded by the fact that something in the universe keeps throwing them together, figure there mess out. Or will they let all the trouble heading straight at them hit them head on and never turn away?
There is not two men that I think is more fated for one another then these two men but they let everything in their lives come between them. I found myself routing for these two hoping they would figure everything out. This was a great read. I really enjoyed his book. I hope that LA Bryce will make this into a series because I would love to have more of these two men in the future.
Was given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review