Book Reviews

Bait (Circles 5) by Elizabeth Noble at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Agents/Spies / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 23-November-2016

Book Blurb

Tyler McCall has made mistakes. He was a teacher—before he fell for a student in his school. That misstep cost him his job and everything he’d worked for. He moved to the Black Hills of Wyoming to start his life over, and he’s happy working at the Big Rock Inn near Devils Tower.

Linden Bourne, a no-nonsense FBI agent Tyler had met before, returns to Wyoming hot on the trail of a killer. The previously unexplored attraction between them grows—which is good considering they’ll be spending a lot of time together when a blizzard strands them at the inn. Cut off from the outside world, with no power, they’ll need to rely on their wits and each other to survive.

Especially when it becomes clear they’re not alone—and the danger they face comes from more than the elements.

Book Review

'Bait' is Elizabeth Noble's fifth book in her very exciting thriller series 'Circles'. In this book I'm revisiting characters I met briefly in the previous installment, Tyler and Linden. Tyler did a stupid thing when he was young and ruled by his hormones. He paid for his crime, not just by going to prison, but by never being allowed to use the degree he worked six years to get. Now he works at an Inn in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Linden is an FBI agent who was involved when Mason and Riece were running for their lives from the insane hunters in book four. Linden figures since Tyler sort of knows him it'll be a good idea to go and question him regarding these latest murders he's investigating where Tyler might be a suspect.

Julius, the murder victim, has two ex-boyfriends - but neither of them can be located… but Tyler is the only thing connecting all of them and that's why Linden is in Wyoming during a blizzard. Tyler recognizes Julius as one of his students way back when and it appears that one of Julius's exes, Dimas, is also the man Tyler was involved with and the reason he lost his job. Since Tyler and Linden are now looking at over three feet of snow, it's still coming down, and the inn is closed for renovations, this leaves the two of them alone with some hinky goings-on.

“Whoever is here is probably after me.” He took another deep breath. “So let’s trap that person. I’ll be the bait.”
“No.” Linden held up one finger. “That’s a bad, bad idea.”

Another scintillating mystery and thriller in the series. I was surprised by the identity of the killer but not by the reason. Although I was a wee bit disappointed that the reason wasn't something other than a trope as old as time, but I still enjoyed the story. I would have liked it to be longer but I definitely got a suspenseful read, and a sweet love story, so I'm satisfied.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 94 pages/31049 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-November-2016
Price $3.99 ebook
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