Audio Review: Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus

Audio Review: Deadly Fallout by Katie ReusDeadly Fallout by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security #10
Published by KR Press, LLC on December 9th 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible

Zoe’s stalker has been murdered…

Dr. Zoe Hansen was forced to leave her beloved hospital job to escape a stalker. It worked—or so she thought. She’s terrified when he reappears in her life one night—and stunned when he turns up viciously murdered soon after. She’s arrested for the crime, but she quickly clears her name. Unfortunately, her problems are far from over. She’ll have to accept the protection of the one man she shouldn’t want.

…now she’s in more danger than ever before.

Former Navy SEAL Sawyer McCabe might not know the gorgeous Zoe as well as he wants to, but he knows all about trouble. So when she's threatened, he steps in to help her regardless of the consequences and gets her out of town. But it’s not enough to escape a determined killer. As the danger closes in they have to trust each other if they want to stay alive. And Sawyer’s determined to do whatever it takes to keep Zoe safe and in his arms. Because Zoe is worth risking everything for.

I have developed a real affection for Katie Reus’s romances. They are always perfect for when I’m in a reading funk. Since I’ve been in a reading funk for awhile now, listening to Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus was exactly what I needed.

What’s the Story:

Deadly Fallout is about Dr. Zoe Hansen who had some serious troubles with a fellow co-worker at the hospital. Things took a dangerous turn, when this coworker because a stalker. But then he left the country and Zoe left the hospital, taking a position in a private practice. But when the stalker comes back to town and tracks Zoe down, she is understandably frightened. But then, the stalker is found murdered, but Zoe’s life in still in danger. That’s were Sawyer comes in.

What I Liked:

  • Deadly Fallout grabs you immediately. There are no slow starts here, and the book is hard to put down.
  • There is a lot to love about Zoe. She’s so intelligent, and she’s not stupid at all. No TSTL (too stupid to live) things going on. I felt bad for the horrific things she was dealing with, but she handled things really well.
  • Also, I loved that Zoe was in her 30s. I get a little tired of heroines never being older than 29.
  • Sawyer is definitely a hero I can get behind (as Reus’s heroes usually are). He’s competent and definitely steps up when he realizes that Zoe is in danger.
  • Sawyer has been attracted to Zoe for awhile, too, and I thought that was pretty darn adorable.
  • I did want Sawyer and Zoe to be together. They do have chemistry together, and I thought they would make a good couple.

What I Struggled With:

  • As is often the case with books in this series, once I’ve finished the book, nothing really sticks with me.
  • Not only is it unmemorable, but the story is very similar to the others in the Red Stone Security series. I don’t hate that (sometimes it’s nice to know what you’re going to get), but I wish the characters were a bit more unique.
  • The suspense aspect wasn’t all that difficult to figure out. Although, I did appreciate how Reus detailed the struggles Zoe was having. Her reactions felt very realistic.
  • As much as I did want Zoe and Sawyer to be together, I wasn’t super connected to their characters or their romance.

Final Thoughts:

While I adore the Red Stone Security series, some are better than others. Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus is a good addition, but there are other books I liked better. While this one isn’t particularly memorable, it was perfect for my reading funk.


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8 Responses to “Audio Review: Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus”

  1. Nick

    I’m fine with reading an unmemorable book as long as the romance is good and it definitely sounds like a good romance here. I haven’t read anything by her though I have been very tempted to in the past.

  2. Sophia Rose

    I agree that it’s nice to have a heroine over thirty especially if they are a doctor or lawyer who are in school so long before they can start practicing. Makes sense. And yay that she’s a sensible heroine, too.

    I do get what you’re saying about it being good, but not memorable. I read a few like that when I want a light distraction.

  3. JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog

    I think I have book one in this series. I love a book where no slow parts. I have put some of my favorite series on hold because they were starting to feel the same. You know like nothing new the same old actions plot just different characters.

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