Review: Dangerous Protector by Katie Reus

Review: Dangerous Protector by Katie ReusDangerous Protector by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security #14
Published by LLC on July 12th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

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.

Red Stone Security Series, #14

Author note: As all books in the Red Stone Security series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.

There is something about Katie Reus’s Red Stone Security series that is just perfect for when I’m in a reading funk. They are fast-paced, hard to put down, and the hero is almost always a guy I can get behind. While Dangerous Protector isn’t a standout in this series (I’ve definitely liked other books more) it was still a fun read.

Dangerous Protector is about Tegan, who has been on the run for a long time from a baddie. But that baddie died months ago, and she’s settled into her new life in Miami. She loves it, and is starting to feel safe and happy again. She has friends, a job she loves, and she even has a little crush on Aaron, a regular at the bakery where she works, and a single father to one adorable boy. But then one day her car explodes (luckily when she isn’t in it) and she’s in danger. Aaron, a Red Stone Security employee, of course steps in and then romance happens.

Both Aaron and Tegan were so easy to root for. They are kind and caring people. I loved seeing Aaron being such a great dad to his boy (seriously I have such a thing for single dads in romances!!), and I loved Tegan’s easy relationship with the boy. I admired Tegan’s determination when she was in danger, and I loved how Aaron stepped up to protect her.

All that said, I can’t say that these two really left an impression on me. They aren’t characters that stick with you, and nothing was particularly memorable about their personalities. I also had a bit of a hard time believing Aaron would want Tegan staying at his place because he’s a parent. Aaron’s son wasn’t home, but all the same.

Still, Dangerous Protector was a great read. I’m sad that Reus has finished this series, because none of her other series have really grabbed me like this one. If you’re looking for quick, entertaining, action-packed romantic suspense definitely grab a Red Stone Security book.

three-stars

7 Responses to “Review: Dangerous Protector by Katie Reus”

  1. Nick

    Aww both of the main character sound so nice. I can understand them not leaving an impression though. I often like characters, but it doesn’t mean they are exactly memorable. Great review, Quinn!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This sounds cute if not memorable but that’ not necessarily a bad thing! Sometimes these fun little reads just hit the spot. I like the sound of the mystery in this one. I’m a sucker for a single dad too! This probably isn’t highest on my priority list but next time I’m in the mood for some brain candy and a romantic suspense I’ll definitely be looking for this series!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      It really isn’t a bad thing. Lots of books are good and fun to read, even if they don’t stick with me. I love a single father in a romance. I’m not as into single mothers, though.

  3. Lover Of Romance

    oh I definitely need to pick this one up. I have read one book from her and it was so dang good, and I loved how easy her writing is to get into. I definitely need to read her more. Lovely review and hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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