Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mini-review: Retribution


by Katie Reus 

She sees brief glimpses of the future…
Nika and Alena Brennan will do anything to kill a vicious Russian crime boss and they’re using his only son to get to him. Yet when the time comes to execute their plan, psychic Nika hesitates due to an unexpected entanglement with sexy security expert Declan Gallagher. When her sister is kidnapped and all their carefully laid plans go awry, Nika must depend on Declan and her mortal enemy’s son to get her sister back.
He invades her dreams and teases her with sensual pleasures…
As a dream walker, Declan is capable of seeing anyone’s innermost thoughts as they sleep. With Nika, however, he finds himself playing a deadly, seductive game. He knows she’s not who she says she is and he’s determined to find out the real reason she’s in Miami before she gets herself or someone else killed.
Time is running out…
Nika’s window of opportunity is closing to save her sister and find a way to protect their secrets without landing them both in jail. With innocent lives at stake, Nika must decide if the retribution she’s waited a lifetime for is worth losing the man who has won her heart.
Themes:  Psychics, paranormal
Rating: 3.75 stars
Heat Rating:
Reus once again finds a new way to introduce the magical and fantastical into the everyday lives of readers, surprising us with the hidden skills that can be found in even the most normal of individuals.  I was really surprised when I read this story that there were so many interesting characters with stories I would love to read, especially since the story is marketed as a stand alone. it makes me sad that we wont get to meet more of Declan's family and see his borthers in action.  I enjoyed this story a lot, even though there was way too much keeping of secrets between two people that were obviously meant to be together.  Nika and her sister were in way over their heads and using the skills gifted to Nika to do something I considered abhorrent, but I can sympathize with their need for vengence.  Declan should have given up his knowledg of the girls way sooner, allowing for him to and Nika to really form a bond and find a way to have a lasting realtionship based on trust.  Being a relatively quick read for me, there were a lot of interesting twists and turns, betrayals, secrets, and the added cool factor of a dreamwalker and a psychic.  I'll keep hoping that we get a sequel sometimes, but in the meantime I liked this story enough that I remain a faithful fan of Ms. Reus and look forward to more stories in the future.  

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

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