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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#Review: Retribution by Katie Reus - 4.5 Wine Glasses

25291997Title: Retribution
Author: Katie Reus
Format: eBook/Paperback, 350 pages
Published: May 12th 2015 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN: 1942447043
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Netgalley
Rating:4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

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.


Linda's Thoughts:
The last time he'd walked through a woman's dreams, she'd almost killed him.

RETRIBUTION by Katie Reus is a page turner! It's a sexy, romantic suspense with an unique paranormal twist. I have to confess that I had to keep taking short breaks while reading it just to get my breath... Yes, it was that awesomely good! It is a standalone read at this time although I have read that, because of all the positive comments Katie's  received, she's considering writing some follow-up stories. I sure hope she does as I think some of the supporting characters deserve their own stories.

This book is the story of sin-in-the-flesh, alpha thru and thru Declan Gallagher, our hero, and Nika Brennan, our heroine. I loved them both! Declan is ex-CIA and now successfully runs his own security company. When a friend calls in a favor, Declan is pulled into a dangerous, seductive, high-stakes scheme in which no one is telling the whole truth. To further complicate things, he finds that he's highly attracted - more like obsessed - with Nika, our heroine - and, a lapse in judgment could be the difference between life and death.

Nika is also psychically gifted as she receives premonitions of the future. This is not something that she shares - only her sister and her uncle are aware until Declan appears in her dreams. At first, she believes she has created him, but when she meets him in the flesh, she realizes that he is not a fixture of her imagination. She and her sister, Alena, have had one goal since they were small -to seek justice by having their vengeance against the vile, despicable men who brutally killed their parents. Nika's brain is insistent that nothing and no one will get in their way of completing their task. But her heart is telling her otherwise.

There's some scintillating hot and steamy sex scenes herein! Besides stopping to get my breath because of the gripping tension in the story, I also needed a fan running on high to cool me off! Ooh la la! I loved the paranormal aspect and thought that it added to the originality of the story.

There is a complex assortment of secondary characters - some good, some bad, some impossible to decipher - but they make this a more drama-riddled read. Suffice it to say that I need Alena's and Andre's story now! AND Declan's brothers' stories are begging to be told too! They're all psychically gifted - in different ways - and I have a feeling their stories would be humdingers! I sure hope that this book is the start of another great series by Katie!

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this addicting read:

No touching? Screw that. She was going to touch tall, dark and sexy all over. This was her dream.
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He moved to her other breast, then lower, lower...

She rolled her hips insistently when he settled between her open legs, crouched like a predator about to devour his prey.
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"Will you do me a favor?" Declan asked.

If he looked at her with those dark, intoxicating eyes, she was likely to do anything he asked.
"Maybe."
"Any more dreams you have, no matter how small, will you tell me about them?"
"Even the ones that star you?" The almost flirty question slipped out before she could stop herself.
A slow grin spread across his fallen-angel face. The man just looked as if he wanted to do wicked things -- and she'd let him.
"Especially those."
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Her abdomen clenched as he thrust hard once, filling her completely. Surprising her, he didn't start thrusting, but remained still inside her as he continued kissing her.

She could kiss the sexy man for hours, be consumed by the taste and feel of him.
"Move, damn it," she gasped. She was aware the demand sounded a lot like begging. She was beyond caring. She needed more, more, more.

Katie's writing is obsession-inducing. Her books are all must-reads for me and she's never once disappointed. RETRIBUTION will keep you on the edge of the seat from the first chapter to the last. You can expect shocking twists and heart-breaking betrayals. The story is a brilliant, fast-paced roller coaster thrill ride -  action-packed with a high stakes, deadly plot. I highly recommend RETRIBUTION to anyone who enjoys sexy riveting thrillers.

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