Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ARC Review: SWORN TO PROTECT by Katie Reus

Sworn to Protect
by Katie Reus
 Red Stone Security series #11

His worst mistake was walking away from her…

Quinn Brody ended things with sweet, sexy Athena when he learned she was a virgin. Their relationship was getting too serious and walking away seemed like the best plan. But Quinn has never been able to forget Athena. And when she gets a marketing job at Red Stone Security, it becomes impossible. Quinn wants a second chance, but Athena's not interested—even if the chemistry between them is off the charts.

Now his past has come back to haunt him…

The man Quinn put behind bars has been released from prison and is out for blood. Quinn took years of the man’s life and helped his abused wife flee so now the ex-con is hellbent on using Athena to make Quinn pay. 

He’ll do anything to protect her…

When Athena is sent to Vegas for a tradeshow Quinn volunteers to accompany her—to watch her back. But professional quickly turns personal when the threat to Athena escalates. Refusing to lose her again, Quinn will do anything to save her. Even if it means risking both his life and his heart.

When anyone asks me to recommend to them a romantic suspense series, I always include Red Stone Security.  Katie Reus consistently provides drama, suspense, and a lot of hot smexy moments.  Each book can also be read as a stand alone.  

One of the best parts of this book is Athena.  I like that Athena has worked hard to get to where she is in both her work and personal life.  As a chubby teenager, her self-esteem to a hit, but she battled her way to the strong, confidence woman she is today.  Experience gives her confidence in her instincts.  

Quinn is one of the good guys.  With a law enforcement experience, he has had to make some tough choices including saving the spouse of his supervisor from domestic violence. Putting his career on the line, he takes steps to do the right thing. 

I don't mind saying I did get a little thrill witnessing Quinn groveling a little to win Athena back.  After having dumped her because the relationship was getting too hot too fast, he changes his mind after she reappears in his life. Being the better woman, she slowly but surely allows him back in her life. 

The suspense part is developed well enough for us to get to the know the villain.  I only wish I had a better sense of what drive his dysfunction. .  I would've appreciated a little more background on the bad guy.  I think there could be a lot more to explore about this guy.

Good guys. Bad guys. And lots of suspense and sexual tension.  Yup, right up a Red Stone Security alley.  

Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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