Title: Found (Hamilton’s Heroes book 1)
Author: Annabella Michaels
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery, Romance
Page Count: 192 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
As a former USAF 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?
This is one of those books that breaks your heart in so many ways and then when you think it cannot possibly turn out to be good, it puts your heart back together again and makes you so very glad that you read this sad tale. This could not have been an easy book to write and Annabella wrote it so beautifully.
Jeremy works for Hamilton Securities and has taken on a case of a missing persons. He has been searching everywhere with what little information he has to find Zane and has come up with dead end after dead end. On his way to a new location to search for him Jeremy decides to stop for something to eat and some rest because he knows he has been pushing himself too hard. What he does not know is that he is about to literally run into the man that he has been searching for all this time in the diner that he stopped at in the middle of nowhere.
Zach works at a campground and has worked there for the past couple of years helping with upkeep and helping with the bait shop that his boss Edith owns. He loves to be able to go out in the middle of the lake and relax and let go of all his stresses. He does not let anyone get too close to him. The closest anyone has gotten to him is Edith and still he holds her at arms length. So when Edith hires someone to help Zach out, he is cautious.
Though Jeremy is sure Zach is the man he has been looking for, he cannot seem to bring himself to push to find out. Instead he takes his time to get to know the man that has intrigued him and eventually these two realize there is so much more going on between them.
What will happen when Jeremy learns the truth about Zach? Will Zach forgive Jeremy when he learns the truth about him as well? What is the real reason behind Jeremy’s boss wanting Zane found?
This was such an emotional read. It is heartbreaking in so many ways. What I will say is that Annabella did an incredible job on writing this book. Especially since it could not have been an easy book to write about. I will definitely be looking for more books in this series in the future.