Review: Chasing Danger: Katie Reus

Chasing Danger (Deadly Ops #2.5)
Katie Reus
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Expected April 21, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bound to Danger, a tale of a woman in danger and the one man who will keep her safe at all costs…

Chief Nursing Officer Hannah Young is accustomed to working under pressure, but even she’s still reeling in the aftermath of a horrific terrorist attack on Miami. And things only get worse after a knife wielding maniac tries to kill her. Desperate for help, Hannah must turn to the one man she never thought she’d see again.

After spending an intensely passionate night with Hannah, NSA Agent and former Delta Force operative Dax Costas fell off the face of the earth. He got called away for a two week mission with no way to contact her. Now he can’t get the smart, sexy woman out of his head. She might be angry at him, but when it appears she has a stalker, Dax moves her under his roof and into his protection.

Unfortunately, whoever wants Hannah dead will stop at nothing. And if Dax can’t identify the perpetrator in time, it could be too late to discover if there is more between him and Hannah than just heated passion…

He'd never failed a mission yet, and he wasn't going to start now.

Hannah Young and Dax Costas shared a few wild nights together when they met through mutual friends Sophie and Jack (Targeted). But he disappointed her and disappeared on her. But now he is back and determined to get back in under her defenses. But she has put up some big walls. 

She couldn't believe she'd thought his I'm-quiet-and-brooding-and-don't-know-how-sexy-I-am act was actually real. Gah! She never fell for that stupid charming act from men. Until Dax.

But when she finds herself in danger (again!), it is always good to have a NSA agent around to protect you. Dax is determined to keep her safe. And Dax makes Hannah feel more secure while facing a scary situation.

Dax is sexy, bossy, but also open and determined. He knows what he wants and that he will have to work at it and is willing to do it. But due to the nature of his job, he has to be careful about information and it is hard to be honest with her. He has limited experience in real relationships.

Hannah is smart, sassy, and strong. She had been through a traumatic event in the past year, so this new danger only made her more fearful, anxious, and tense. It is hard for her to trust someone who cannot be totally honest with her. But she needs someone to lean on.

They had serious chemistry and a flirty rapport. And he was there when she really needed him.
This was a very short novella. The characters were likable and were already somewhat established as the story began so their relationship moved along rapidly. The story was fast paced and not too in depth. It did not have  the multi-layered plot,  political maneuvers,  and multiple antagonists like the novels. But it was short, sweet, suspenseful, and sexy. I liked the characters and straightrforward plot. I am looking forward to Levi's book next Shattered Duty since his story has been building throughout the series.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Targeted (Deadly Ops #1)

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Hidden in plain sight…
Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories—which include the woman he let get away years ago, when they were teenagers. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he’s never been able to forget, he could reach out and touch her—if only she weren’t under suspicion.

When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling—and worse—she doesn’t know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company—a man with hauntingly familiar eyes.

As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them must race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people—starting with them.

Bound to Danger (Deadly Ops #2)

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At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.

Shattered Duty (Deadly Ops #3)
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Expected June 2, 2015

A new novel from the author of Bound to Danger who “has the amazing ability of pulling the reader onto the front lines of the action and drama.” (The Reading Café)

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife—and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way—not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.

As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself faced with an impossible choice: either put aside his need for revenge, or save the woman who’s reawakened his soul…

Edge of Danger (Deadly Ops #4)
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Expected November 3, 2015
The new Deadly Ops novel from the New York Timesbestselling author of Shattered Duty—in the series that delivers “fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!”*

When an assassin tries to kill undercover DEA agent Tucker Pankov the same week his boss is taken out, Tucker has good reason to be paranoid. And when other members of his elite team are not only targeted, but stripped of top-secret security clearance, Tucker has one shot at discovering who wants them dead—and why. So he kidnaps the only woman he thinks can save them.

Brilliant NSA analyst Karen Stafford doesn’t like being forced into anything, especially by someone she doesn’t trust. Yet after a hijacked US-owned drone starts attacking government installations resulting in mass casualties, Karen has to take Tucker’s side.  Now, two unlikely allies must unite to prevent an escalating and unthinkable terrorist conspiracy. But as Tucker and Karen grow intimate, they realize the conspiracy runs deep, and their enemies are closer than anyone realized.

*New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


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