Book Review

Book Review & Giveaway: A Shot in the Dark by J.G. Sumner



Genre: Romantic suspense
Date Published: February 1, 2017
Length: 244 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Purchase Links – Amazon | Barnes and Noble


shot-in-the-darkA motorcycle crash forces Skyler Smith into Laney Pearson’s hospital, barely clinging to life…

As a trauma nurse, Laney works with surgeon Josh Stone to bring Skyler back from the brink of death and toward recovery. But what initially looks like nothing more than a freak accident may turn out to be much more dangerous—and maybe even deadly.

In the years they’ve worked together, Laney has never given Josh the time of day…

She thinks he’s nothing more than a pompous doctor looking for another notch to add to his belt. But caring for Skyler brings the pair closer, and Laney lets down her guard, allowing them the chance to find happiness together in the midst of so much destruction. But someone doesn’t want them to be happy. Someone wants Laney gone.

Threats might derail their love before it really starts…

As the couple tries to build their budding relationship, Laney begins to receive menacing messages. And when she and Josh learn that Skyler’s accident is anything but unintentional, they fight to balance finding the would-be killer with keeping keep Laney safe from her stalker. But each wild turn takes them further away from the truth…and each other.

Can Laney and Josh discover who is behind the violent acts, or is each guess they make nothing more than a shot in the dark?

Some accidents aren’t accidental…



This was my first read by J.G. Sumner so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the book.  The author wrote very relatable & realistic characters; I didn’t feel like this book had a main story line, but rather a couple smaller plots and I really enjoyed that.  This book focused on the budding relationship between Laney & Josh, the suspense behind what caused Skyler’s accident, & who is stalking Laney.  I loved that Laney was a fiercely independent woman who didn’t just give in because of a man’s good looks.  It was funny to see how her and Josh interacted at first when he tried to make decisions for her, but I believe the two of them came to a great compromise.  I felt so sad for Skyler; he is so young and has so much promise before his accident.

Laney is a nurse & Josh is a trauma surgeon so it is to be expected that there would be some medical speak/jargon in this book; unfortunately a LOT of it went over my head and I found myself wishing it was in layman’s terms.  But if these characters work professionally in the medical field then it would be necessary to the character development so I powered through.  I was impressed with the way the author built the tension and suspense throughout the book, but I felt like once the culprit(s) were revealed the conclusion came about almost too quickly.  Overall though, I enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to see what else this author comes up with.


jg-sumnerJG Sumner is a Registered Nurse who went rogue.  As good as she was at starting IV’s, she enjoys writing the down the stories in her head even more.  Most of the time the characters won’t stop pestering her until she has them down on paper.

JG can often be found with a glass of red wine or prosecco in front of her computer.  When she’s not creating, she enjoys the outdoors hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, and camping.

JG has a very dry sense of humor, and should never be taken too seriously.  She loves to hear from her fans, and even those who aren’t and would love to hear your opinion on her books.

JG writes romantic suspense/thrillers including: A Shot in the Dark, Into the Light, The Surrender Trilogy including Surrender, Shattered, and Saved which will be available through Limitless Publishing soon.

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