Monday, July 18, 2016

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Love Thy Enemy by Katie Reus

29960048Title: LOVE THY ENEMY
Series: Red Stone Security #13
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle, 245 Pages
Published: KR Press, LLC (June 7, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She refuses to trust him. 

Red Stone Security employee Dominique Castle knows all too well that there are people in this world she just can't trust. After losing both her parents, Dominique keeps her distance from anyone tied to her past—especially the man she's hated for years. And Viktor Ivanov isn't going to change her mind about who he really is—no matter how determined the infuriatingly sexy Russian is.

He's determined to win her over. 

She may hate him and not trust him, but Viktor is determined to crack through Dominique's icy exterior one way or another—even if it means taking the game into his own hands. With a past like Viktor's, he's made more than a few enemies along the way—enemies who'll stop at nothing to take him down. When Viktor realizes Dominique's life is in danger because of him, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her—whether she likes it or not. Now it's up to Dominique to trust the one man who's linked to the agony of her past. Can she find a way to love the enemy she always loathed? 

Linda's Thoughts:
His gaze strayed to her mouth as her tongue darted out to swipe cream off her bottom lip. He had to actually bite back a groan at the sight. He'd been with women who knew how to seduce, how to do everything right - because it was all choreographed and fake. With Dominique, he knew there was not artifice.
Even if she was driving him crazy.

LOVE THY ENEMY is the thirteenth book in the author's fabulous Red Stone Security series. Let me just say that Katie doesn't disappoint in the slightest with LOVE THY ENEMY! Every one of her books can be counted on to deliver.

I've been dying to read Dominique's & Viktor's story since the previous book, SECRET OBSESSION. Dominique has vehemently loathed Viktor, an infuriatingly sexy Russian, for years. Viktor is unequivocally going to have to perform some miracles to break through Dominique's icy exterior.

Red Stone Security employee Dominique has a serious grudge against Viktor because his father was a cutthroat crime boss and had treated Dominique's family badly when she was young. She thought Viktor was supportive of and committed to carry on his family's shady business dealings.

Viktor didn't even know who Dominique was until he saw her at a party shooting evil glances his way. He was smitten with her from the first time he saw her and cannot understand why she dislikes him so intently. But, Viktor has a bigger problem as someone else seriously wants him dead...

Viktor is an ex-cage fighter, big and tattooed with a ruthless reputation. That's just a facade as he's actually vulnerable inside and has only previously had short assignations with paid escorts. Dominique, on the other hand is a naive innocent; yet, she finds herself insanely attracted to Viktor despite her best intentions. They were both broken individuals and I loved them together.

There's a secondary love story included featuring Abram and Lucy. Abram is Viktor's brother. (The Ivanov brothers were both HOT, HOT, HOT!) Abram and Lucy have been fighting their attraction for months. Their story is a wonderful addition to LOVE THY ENEMY making this book a fantastic two-for-one. I honestly  can't get enough of Katie's writing AND her matched pairs.

It is not necessary to read any of the previous books in this series to fully enjoy LOVE THY ENEMY. Every book in this series stands well on its own. That said, there are interconnected characters whose stories will captivate you. So, just know that your pleasure in the series will be increased the more books in the series you read. It really doesn't matter if the books are read in order. I'm betting once you read one, you'll want to read more!!!! Go for it!

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

"Tell me what you want," he demanded. "Say the words." Because he needed to hear them. Some primal part of him wanted her to spell it out.
Her cheeks were flushed, her eyes heavy-lidded. "Kiss me."

He couldn't live in a world with her and not have her in his life. Nope. Not happening.
"You're mine," he growled against her swollen lips. The words came out guttural as he held back the urge to slam into her.

He laughed, the sound so sweet to her ears because he rarely seemed to do it. "I think it's time I got you fed." He reached a hand down, palmed her ass before squeezing possessively. "Then I plan to eat you. Slowly."

Katie is one of my very favorite authors. LOVE THY ENEMY is a highly emotional read with characterizations that will draw you in forthwith. It's fast-paced with a plethora of life-threatening action and ultra steamy love scenes. I highly recommend LOVE THY ENEMY to anyone who enjoys well-orchestrated 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)

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