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As Sure As The Sun

(Accidental Roots #4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  44 reviews
The universe is trying to tell Sacha Bolic something. A fire escape collapses under him, he lands in crap, and a killer barely misses his target... all in the same few seconds. That's on top of a long list of mishaps and job dissatisfaction. Not one to ignore signals when they're shoved in his face, Sacha retires and uses his savings to buy an old building in Skagit, Washi ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 25th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
***4.5 Stars***
The past is behind,
learn from it.
The future is ahead,
prepare for it.
The present is here,
live it.

“ #journal #vintage #hallmark movie ”

Sasha Bolic is 39 years old and feels every single year in his bones. After the umpteenth close call on his life while on duty as a US Marshall and a premature midlife crisis of some sorts, he contemplates his life choices and decides that something's got to give. Big time. And fast.

My favorite of the series, so far! Unlike the other books in this series, there really is no suspense plotline, here. Instead, we get a historical mystery that I thought was really well done and I was just as invested in learning more about Owen and Theodore as I was Sacha and Seth.

And the PostScript dedication brought tears to my eyes.
Jenni Lea
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bmbr

As Sure As The Sun is quieter than it's predecessors but I found I didn't mind that aspect at all. Sometimes it's nice to read a simple love story without all the murder and mayhem getting in the way.

I've been wanting to read Sacha's book ever since I met him in book two. He intrigued me with his stoicism and curmudgeonly ways and I wanted to get to know the man underneath the scowl. Turns out, he is a beautiful, lonely soul looking to make his life more complete. He's led a rough life - born i
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of the four books I've read so far in this series, this one is the most romantic. It seems that Skagit pulls in lost and hurt men and gives them a chance at starting over. This particular book tells a story of two men who on the surface are very different but in truth are very similar.

After way too many close calls Sacha Bolic thinks it's time to move on from law enforcement and maybe try and connect to other people. He always felt like an outsider with his intimidating looks adding to his
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
$0.99 right now at Amazon US, 2/14/18 ...more
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

4.5 Stars!

The first thing I’ll say is although this book can be read as a standalone it does feature some of the couples from the Accidental Roots series, which I have added to my TBR list, and I think there was a familiarity about their backstories that was lost to me, because I hadn’t read Adam and Micah’s story, and perhaps Joey and Buck’s, too.

Sasha has been retired from the US Marshals for three months and has relocated to the small town of Skagit, WA, where he meets Seth, who is also a re
Joyfully Jay
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

When I found out a fourth installment of the Accidental Roots series was available, I jumped on it. I’ve been following it from the beginning, and I’ve enjoyed all of the books. I was especially happy because I thought the series ended with the last book, Spring Break.

As Sure As The Sun follows in the footsteps of the first three stories with great characters with heart and depth. Both Sacha and Seth had believable backstories and personalities that made me care
Lisa The Novel Approach
Retired US Marshal Sacha Bolic returns to the small town of Skagit, where he once worked undercover but is now investing his time and money in renovating old buildings such as the Warrick, a bank building built in 1899. He’s also hitting his forties—and knows it’s time for him to stop living in the closet and to start a new life. Maybe even to find someone to share his gruff and impatient personality with.

Seth Culver’s childhood wasn’t always a good one, but luckily, he was taken in by his wonde
Kaje Harper
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a slow warm story about two men with rough childhoods finding themselves finally able to trust someone enough to consider a real relationship. Despite Sacha having been in law enforcement, and threads about a fire and mystery off-page, there is no real mystery element to this story.

Sacha has returned to the small town of Skagit, WA - a place he stayed while undercover, and where he at least has acquaintances. He saw an abandoned old bank building and decided to invest some of the m

3.75 stars

I was looking forward to Sacha’s story and was happy to learn more about Seth. This one was more relationship driven as the only mystery case element was who were the two men from the photo found in the wall. It was a nice change of pace for the series. The little extra personal information from the author at the end made it so much nicer.

I liked that Sacha left the Marshall service and returned to the town. As a reno fan I enjoyed the parts that dealt with the renovation. Sacha i
Tori Thompson
4.5 heart review for Love Bytes Reviews!

A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted at Love Bytes Reviews, please visit to see this and many more reviews, interviews, and giveaways!

Sacha first appeared in No Pressure, book two of this series. He was a side character, a US Marshal undercover in a child trafficking ring. I was very curious about Sacha, and hoped he’d get his own book.

Seth was also in an earlier book
Jenny Wood
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seth and Sacha…

I’ll admit that I was very intrigued by Sacha when we first met him while he was undercover as a hired trafficker. He met and worked with Adam and Joey took an instant liking to him, and I just loved Joey, so we knew he had to be good people, right?

In this one, it’s been a while since all that went down and he’d gone back home to the same ol’ stuff… getting shot at and pushing his body too far for a job he’s kinda tired of. So, without much fuss, he resigns and goes to the last
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 – 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story – from beginning to end, I loved these characters and their whole journey to find happiness. This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone, although there are appearances from other characters.

After facing another near death situation with the U.S. Marshals, Sacha has decided it’s time to retire, he’s done with that life. He decides to pack up and move to Skagit, WA, a place he is familiar with from his time working under cover. He buys an
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

We met Sacha earlier in this series while he was working undercover for the Marshall service. At 39 he starts to realise his mortality, quits the service and moves to Skagit to renovate and old building. Seth has also moved to Skagit to be near his half-brother Adam and is trying to start a gardening business.

Both Sacha and Seth have had difficult childhoods and neither has had a serious relationship. Seth is an easy-going g
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Veronica – ☆☆☆☆
We met Sacha earlier in this series, while he was working undercover for the Marshall service. At 39 he starts to realise his mortality, quits the service, and moves to Skagit to renovate an old building. Seth has also moved to Skagit to be near his half-brother, Adam, and is trying to start a gardening business.

Both Sacha and Seth have had difficult childhoods and neither has had a
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars Nice, not so exciting

This is much more low-key than the previous stories of the series, no mobsters or criminals except the one in the beginning that convinces Sacha to retire from the Marshals. Sacha was undercover in Book 2 (Joey & Buck) and decides Skagit is a good place to start a new business. He meets Seth and the two fall into a casual relationship, punctuated by Seth’s search for the owner of the old letters he found. It took some effort on my part to keep going while waiting
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
This is a great story that had me turning the pages until the last one was turned. The characters are complex and jump to life off the pages. I felt as though I were a part of the story following along on the characters journey. This book is a little different from the previous ones but just as enjoyable and worth reading.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
This series just gets better with each book; while not packed with action like the previous books it didn't fail to keep me engaged. Loved both Sacha and Seth and their journey to a HEA, and after reading the extra content can't wait to read the next book.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
As Sure as the Sun (Book 4)- 4 Stars: [Sacha and Seth] I liked Sacha when we met him in book two. He is this big man with an attitude to match but I love that that's not completely the way he is. Seth is a very active man, I love that he gardens and has made a career from that, but my favorite thing about him was how dysfunctional his mind works.
4.5 / 5 Stars

This is a story of two men, each one with their own burdens, finding their future in each other's arms. But don't expect a mystery-crime book because it is not.

Sasha, a former US Marshal, is ready to live his life as he wants and what better way than buying a house in a place he more or less can call home, small town of Skagit, where he knows a few of its habitants. After a home accident, he's helped by carefree and handsome Seth. Seth has a great love for old houses and the one Sas
Sep 30, 2017 added it
Sacha and Seth's story is a little different from the previous Accidental Roots books in that the mystery here is one from the past rather than something happening in Skagit in the present. I enjoyed the differences in this book. In As Sure As The Sun, we get more from the previous couples in the series, namely Adam and Micah as Adam is Seth's half-brother. I liked the connection Seth and Sacha share from the moment they run into each other, quite literally, outside the coffee shop. Both charact ...more
Heather Martin
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Signal Boost Promotions for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

As Sure as the Sun is Book 4 in Elle Keaton's Accidental Roots series. This book can be read as a standalone, though there are characters, couples and a storyline from previous books mentioned in this one. Sacha was in a previous book undercover so very little was known about him. We also met Seth previously, and a little of his story was shared
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
We meet Sacha Bolic in book 2, when he saves Joey (a clueless ER nurse coerced into aiding a criminal) from his own stupidity while working undercover as muscle for a mobster operating in Skagit, Washington. Sacha was on loan from the Marshal Service. His ability to speak several Slavic languages fluently, made him perfect for this mission. Unfortunately, Sacha discovers (after returning to his regular job), that he has lost his taste for law enforcement. Instead, he returns to Skagit with the g ...more
The book just did not work for me, at all. I found the writing flat and boring. I actually wanted to stop at 25% because nothing was happening, but I rarely DNF, so I sat it out.

The book just meanders around until about 40%, when some filler plots happen.
There's a plot line about a hidden old photograph and some letters Seth is interested in, which surfaces randomly every few chapters, but isn't talked about it in between, something about Sacha's foster brother and a fire, that never actually
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Sacha Bolic has a fall on the job that had the potential to be a lot worse than stiff joints and achy muscles, he decided it was time for a change in direction. Seth Culver may be the half-brother to a member of law enforcement but that doesn't stop him from helping out a stranger with the offer of a hot shower and coffee. When researching the past, will Seth and Sacha find a happily ever after or just a happy for now?

I couldn't help but love Seth's carefree nature but he is more guarded th
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I had some issues with this one. I forgot who Sacha was by the time this book rolled around so I was confused by why Kansas in the beginning 🤷🏻‍♀️

I liked it well enough for awhile but nothing really happened. I mean, there was stuff but it wasn’t very exciting. It didn’t match the other books I guess. There was no bad crime dudes or car chases or anything. The old building coulda been cool but there wasn’t much about that and the treasure they found was kind of a bummer in the end.

I guess it
Kelley Vandiver
This was a completely and totally forgettable book. I always catch myself counting grammatical errors (I found several in this book) when the book is so bland. Oh, don't get me wrong, there was a cool addition to the story that isn't given much time involving a box of postcards and books that reveal a love affair that happened in the early part of the 20th century. If Elle Keaton had spent more time on that little mystery, the book would have been much better. It turns out that that was inspired ...more
Denise GremoryKohta
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. They all have beautiful love stories and different types of drama and excitement. Plus none of the guys are like the others. Here both Sacha and Seth have their inner demons to deal with. Yes there is a mystery and some drama but the focal point is on the personal growth of these two men, their own and theirs together. Amazingly written and the author's personal life touch shines through in the care and detail. I so did not want this book to end and now I'm eagerly waiting fo ...more
Amy Dufera
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elle Keaton's As Sure as the Sun, the fourth book in the Accidental Roots series, is another fun romance.

I enjoy Sacha's retirement and his new start. Even better yet though, is his relationship with Seth.

My favorite aspect of this tale however, is the mystery of the things hidden behind the wall. It's sad, tragic, and way too true of it's time.

As Sun as the Sun is a story of realizing it's ok to not be alone. It's a story of finding someone worth letting into your life and heart. It's a great
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Blue Light Special for 99c on 11/19/19

I read this so that I can push it off my TBR list. Its part 4 & I have only read the 1st book. Normally, I would read in order but well, not this time.

Sacha & Seth meet & fall into lust rather quickly. Its not written as insta-love which I like. The verbage is better this time around, more action less blah... Its got some suspense as Seth tries to figure out the men in the old photo.

This series should be read in order. There are several references that would
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Author/imaginator & photographer (also rare Pacific Northwest Native), Elle grew up in Seattle, WA., with the Cascade Mountain range to the east and Olympics to the west.

Elle shares her life with between three to five cats (depending on who's counting), an extremely patient husband and a flock of young adults. She's lived in four US states, London England, and Hong Kong; always knows what time it

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