Title: DANGEROUS PROTECTOR
Series: Red Stone Security #14
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle, 180 Pages
Published: KR Press, LLC (July 9, 2016)
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Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses
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.
"I'm not going anywhere..."
DANGEROUS PROTECTOR by Katie Reus is the fourteenth book in her fabulous action-packed Red Stone Security series. This series has wholly wowed me with every thrilling installment and DANGEROUS PROTECTOR is no exception. This book kept me up into the wee hours of the morning as there was no way I could put it down and go to sleep until I'd read all the way through to the end!
This is the story of Tegan O’Kelly and single father Aaron Fitzpatrick. They were altogether realistic and the chemistry between them was hot. Supporting characters included Aaron's sweet young son, his feisty mom and Tegan's smart dog, who she'd stolen from a gangster!
As the story opens, it is almost Christmas. Tegan is finally feeling safe enough to drop her guard after having been on the run for two years because the mob boss who had been hunting her is dead. She's making friends and has a job that she enjoys. Then, when she clicks her key fob to unlock her car parked on the busy street outside of where she works, it blows up. Obviously, Tegan is still being targeted by someone, but she is clueless as to who would have attempted to put a hit on her.
Aaron is a handsome guy who works for Red Stone Security. Since his idiot of an ex-wife left him and signed over all her rights to their child, he hasn't been interested in another woman... until Tegan. Up till this point, he's buried his strong attraction to her giving Tegan the impression that he's extremely grumpy. But after witnessing her car explode, knowing that she could have been in it and that he could have lost her forever, his world tilts on its axis, bringing his alpha protective mode to the fore.
It isn't necessary to read any of the previous books to fully enjoy DANGEROUS PROTECTOR. Each and every one of the books in this series stand well on their own, if that is your preference. That said, there are interconnected characters and it is an additional treat to catch up with favorite characters from the previous books in each new installment.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this read:
"I should have tried getting blown up months ago if that's what it takes to get you to be nice to me."
"I want to taste all of you. Shove that pretty dress up to your waist and bury my face between your legs. I want to make you come so hard you can barely walk afterward."
He paused and looked up at her with the gleam of a predator in his gaze. She shivered at the intensity, more than happy to be his prey.
"This thing I feel for you... I've never felt like this about anyone, Tegan."
Katie is one of my favorite authors. I fervently hope Katie has a never-ending supply of Redstone Security books up her sleeve because each one has been sooooo good! This story has gripping action, a solid plot, and genuine characters who will pull at your heartstrings. I highly recommend DANGEROUS PROTECTOR to anyone who enjoys highly emotional, sexy romantic suspense!
Suggested Reading Order:
No One To Trust (Book #1)
Danger Next Door (Book #2)
Fatal Deception (Book #3)
Miami, Mistletoe & Murder (Book #4)
His To Protect (Book #5)
Breaking Her Rules (Book #6)
Protecting His Witness (Book #7)
Sinful Seduction (Book #8)
Under His Protection (Book #9)
Deadly Fallout (Book #10)
Sworn To Protect (Book #11)
Secret Obsession (Book #12)
Love Thy Enemy (Book #13)