An Alisa Review: An Unexpected Shot by Caitlin Ricci & A.J. Marcus


Rating:  3 stars out of 5


Darius has just retired as a police officer and opened his PI business. He expects to help people and continue the exciting life he had while on the force, but most of his cases center around cheating spouses. That is until a young boy comes into his office one afternoon.


Parker insists that his parents are missing, and not believing him, Darius calls the people on the boy’s phone to find one who is willing to pick him up. Rick, a family friend, comes to get him. As a thank you for watching over Parker, Rick invites Darius to his house for dinner. Their connection is instant, but their romantic night together becomes complicated when men break into Rick’s house and start shooting.


This story was interesting, I liked it but not what I expected.  Darius has been alone a long time and is flattered when Rick invites in to dinner.  Rick’s proposal for their relationship however left me scratching my head and disconcerted.  I’m not a fan of a committed relationship that is also open to them dating others separately.


We saw everything from Darius’ point of view, but for the most part Rick completely explained himself and was open about it thoughts and feelings so I could mostly understand him too.  They are both thrown together by circumstances quickly and jump in with both feet.  The story had a good background that was well explained and was quick moving, but I didn’t connect with the characters all that much and felt like I got a lot of explanations and not a lot of action.


I love the cover art by Natasha Snow and it is very eye-catching.


Sales Links: Nine Star Press | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 39 pages

Published: April 3, 2017 by Nine Star Press

ISBN: 9781945952838

Edition Language: English


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