In My Sights by L.J. Garland and Debbie Gould


In My Sights by L.J. Garland and Debbie Gould
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (50 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Aster

Six months ago, Siobhan Cantrell’s world was changed forever by a sniper’s bullet. The incident transformed her from a secure confident woman to a recluse, afraid to leave her own home. When her friends urge her to re-enter the world of the living, they suggest Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand dating service. Nervous, she signs up and learns the company is renown for in-depth background checks and safe encounters. So, how dangerous could it be?

Sergeant Bobby Martin has witnessed Madame Eve’s magic firsthand. His teammate found true love through her service. Still a skeptic but giving in to peer pressure, the Air Force Pararescueman signs himself up. When he meets Siobhan, his doubts fly out the window—unfortunately bullets start flying in them. Determined to protect her from a sniper that won’t give up, Bobby vows to keep her safe. As their chemistry ramps up, so does the sniper’s attempts.

Can Bobby keep Siobhan alive, or will the killer catch them in his sights?

A once in a lifetime dream date turns into a nightmare in seconds. This is the premise of In My Sights.

Sergeant Bobby Martin is a member of the pararescuemen who’s trying to get past an infatuation with the woman who just married one of his buddies. What he soon realizes is it’s not the woman he wants, but the commitment. He’s had enough of the ‘love ’em and leave ’em’ lifestyle and would like to find a woman he can settle down with. Unfortunately, he feels he may have lost his opportunity. With the insistence of his teammates, however, he signs up for a 1Night Stand, figuring he has nothing to lose by trying.

Siobhan Cantrell is a beautiful young woman who is trying her best to piece her life back together after being the victim of an awful shooting that took the lives of her brother, best friend and boyfriend. She’d been injured by the bullet, but the shooter took much more from her. Finally gathering her courage, she asked Madame Eve to find her a man in order to take back her security.

What neither of them knows is that the shooter has not given up looking for Siobhan.

There is so much packed into these few short pages. I loved this story. The hero is your typical alpha male: strong, brave and determined to protect his woman. Siobhan has been a victim, but refuses to allow a tragedy to define her. She’s fighting back, and once she realizes who Bobby is, she begins to think perhaps he’s the man who can help her find herself.

Once they realize the shooter has not given up, Bobby’s protective mode kicks in. There’s nothing hotter than a man protecting his woman, but I loved that Siobhan didn’t cower in the corner. She was just as strong, determining her own fate.

I only had one issue with the story, and that was the mystery aspect didn’t seem to be fully resolved by the end of the book. 1Night Stand characters typically don’t continue, book to book, so I’m wondering if we will ever find the answers this story didn’t clearly define. I’m glad we got our happily ever after, though.

If you like a steamy romance between two strong characters, mixed with a little suspense, this is absolutely one to pick up!


  1. Thank you for the great review. And, the answer to your question is yes, lol. In My Sights is the second in a series about these pararescuemen, so all will be revealed in the next two books.

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