Title: Bait (Circles book 5)
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 23, 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, murder mystery, teacher, FBI, short story
Page Count: 106 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Circles: Book Five
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.
This is the first book that I have read in this series and I have to say that I will be going back and seeing if they are as good as this one and the same genre as this one. Even though this is part of a series it can definitely be read as a stand alone which I was glad about. I also liked that the author gave enough back story on Tyler at the beginning that I did not feel like I was in the dark for half way through the book.
Tyler in my opinion really got the crappy end of the deal when he was charged for have an affair with a student. There was so much more to the story then just the fact that Tyler had a relationship with a student. I think that he was charged the way that he was and with what he was charged with was definitely a misjustice.
Even after serving his time, Tyler did what he had to do to start over and make the best of his life. With starting over, Tyler decided to move to Wyoming to start over.
Linden works for the FBI and has landed a case that has Tyler as a possible suspect. Even though Linden does not believe that Tyler has anything to do with the murders he does suspect that Tyler may know more about what is going on then he may know. So Linden packs up and makes another trip to Wyoming to question Tyler and see if he may know anything that can lead him down the path to catch the killer.
What Linden does not expect is to be trapped by the winter storm once he gets there. Nor does he expect the brief attraction he felt towards Tyler at their precious meeting to still be as strong as it was but that was just wishful thinking. Once the two men put their heads together they start to figure out the link between all the victims and Tyler and they also realize that Tyler is probably in danger and most likely the next target. Neither of them realize just how accurate that is and that the killer is a lot closer then they thought.
This book was not that long but it was such a great read. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next and if the killer would be able to accomplish what they set out to do. I was holding my breath hoping that Linden would finally give in to his feelings for Tyler and that the too of them would be more then just a fling. This is one of those books that you cannot wait to get through just so you know how it will end.
I cannot wait to read more in this series, both older and newer ones as they come out.