Dangerous Witness by Katie Reus
Series: Redemption Harbor #3
Also in this series: Resurrection, Savage Rising, Innocent Target
Published by KR Press on January 30, 2018
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About Dangerous Witness:
He foolishly let her go…
When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly-with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when he learns that Darcy didn't take a dime of his father's payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He's determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.
Now her life is in his hands…
Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father's bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her-and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting-and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
With her interesting characters and suspenseful plots, Katie Reus is becoming a must buy author for me. I enjoyed the first two books in the Redemption Harbor Series, especially Savage Rising, which received one of my rare 5-star reviews. I’m becoming attached to the wonderful group of friends in the series and I enjoyed the suspense aspect of Dangerous Witness, but I felt it had a few of issues.
A second chance romance, at first I had a hard time feeling any kind of connection between Brooks and Darcy. Part of this was my difficulty swallowing that when his dad brought up to Brooks that he’d offered Darcy money, he didn’t follow it up with the fact she didn’t take it. That seems like something that he would have made clear since he seemed to actually like her. Plus, if Brooks was that much into her, I don’t get why he didn’t ask. The good news is I eventually warmed up to them as a couple. Darcy was super sweet and Brooks ended up being everything I like in a hero: hot, sexy and alpha protective.
The hardest thing for me to reconcile was the horrific convoluted plans of the main bad guy. I completely get that evil can wear sheep’s clothing, but I couldn’t see the man as he was portrayed with his family planning such a vicious horrid thing in order to get revenge. Truly, the plans themselves didn’t make a lot of sense seeing as how it was serious overkill with so many innocents involved.
Taking all the above on board, these issues didn’t stop me from enjoying Dangerous Witness. The chemistry between Brooks and Darcy was combustible making for a super sexy book. Despite my misgivings about the plot, the suspense was palpable with a few edge-of-your-seat moments. We also got to meet a couple new and interesting characters in Agent Hazel Blake, who served with Leighton, and Hadley, a new addition to the family that I can’t wait to hear more about. I can’t wait to see what happens next with the Redemption Harbor crew.
Rating: 3.5 Suspenseful Stars
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About Katie Reus:
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and 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 summa cum laude 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. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.
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