Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blog Tour: Found (Hamilton Heroes #1) by Annabella Michaels (Review+Excerpt)

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

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​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

4.5 Stars!

Found is book 1 in the Hamilton Heroes series, which is a spin-off from Annabella Michaels's Souls of Chicago series. While it could technically be read as a standalone, some of the characters from books 3 and 6 from the SoC series are featured in this book.

Jeremy is a retired USAF pararescueman, who is now working at Hamilton Security. When his boss, Micah Hamilton, asks him to look for Zane Wilkinson, of course, he agrees. However, upon finding Zach, who he is pretty certain is Zane and getting to know him, Jeremy starts questioning Micah's motives for finding Zane and his ability to follow orders blindly when it could potentially put Zane in harm's way.

I absolutely adored Jeremy. He was such a kind and sweet man. I loved how patient he was with Zach/Zane and how he went out of his way to support and protect him once he realized all Zane had gone through. My heart broke for Zane, too. What he had to endure at the hands of his father was horrible and it would've broken a lesser person. The way he reacted after he learned why Jeremy was looking for him was completely understandable, even if I was glad it wasn't dragged out for too long.

I loved that while they were attracted to each other from the start, they took the time to become friends and build some trust between them before it progressed into more. They were sweet and loving, the sex scenes were hot and passionate and the ending was so perfect, it left me in tears (the good kind). ;)

Overall, this was a fantastic start to what's shaping up to be another hit series for Ms. Michaels. It was intriguing and entertaining and angsty and sweet, with a great cast of characters, both main and supporting. It had suspense and romance and I'll be looking for more in the series. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

Author bio
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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