Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: Dangerous Protector (Red Stone Security #14)

Dangerous Protector (Red Stone Security #14)

by Katie Reus

She thought she was finally safe…
After two years of running Tegan O’Kelly could finally stop when the deadly gangster after her died. Eight months ago she put down roots in sunny Miami. For the first time in years she has friends, a job she likes and she can think about the future, not just surviving to the next day. When her car is bombed in broad daylight, she decides to stand her ground instead of running from her faceless enemy.
But a deadly enemy has her in his crosshairs…
Single father Aaron Fitzpatrick knew Tegan was trouble from the moment he laid eyes on her. Sexy trouble wrapped up in a petite, dynamite package he fantasizes about kissing far too often. So far he’s been able to keep his distance, but when he witnesses her car explode—with her close by—something protective erupts inside him. After his wife left him and their son five years ago, he’s stayed away from relationships and women, but he can’t keep his distance from Tegan. It’s clear she’s in danger and the more he learns about her, the more he knows he has to stand beside her and fight the danger hunting her.
Themes:  romantic suspense
Rating: 4.25 stars
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 This story marks the fourteenth in a series that has grown in both popularity and complexity in the last few years.  Starting as just a story about three sexy and dangerous brothers, Reus has introduced so many new and great characters and continues to hold my imagination (and libido) hostage as she makes more couples find love through danger. If you have missed the previous stories in the series, while I feel bad for you, you will not feel left out as Reus always provides the needed information for her stories to stand alone on their individual merits and greatness. Tegan and Aaron’s story starts out with a bang (sorry couldn’t’ resist) when she is almost blown to bits by a car bomb, bringing the danger she has been hiding from to the front of everyone’s minds.  Aaron, the sexy single father she has been wanting, but not getting a very welcoming vibe from, is now determined to place himself in the way of the sicko out to kill her.  Tegan was a great heroine and I enjoyed getting to know her.  While she is obviously strong and willful, the sweetness and determination to keep those she cares about safe is what really made me like her.  Aaron too is obviously a protector, but when he gives in to the passion that has been simmering in him for the sweet sexy Tegan, his alpha male tendencies come out with a vengeance.  The dynamic between these two characters were interesting from the beginning mainly because Aaron was so able to hide his desire—from Tegan and himself—in the beginning, but once he is confronted with possibly losing her there is no more hiding.  The passion that burns between them is obvious and palpable, but the true greatness of their relationship is the way they are both determined to protect one another and their loved ones, even at great risk to themselves. As always, I look forward to whatever couple falls in love in the next story and cannot wait to find out where this series is heading.  If you are looking for a series full of great reads, each of them just the right length for a fulfilling evening of reading, I highly recommend Red Stone Security, and cannot say enough about how great Katie Reus is. 

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

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