Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus
Series: Redemption Harbor #7
Also in this series: Resurrection, Savage Rising, Innocent Target
Published by KR Press on April 9, 2018
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Wanting her means putting a target on her back…
Layla’s taste in men runs toward the epic side of awful. With one murderous ex-fiancé already behind her, she’s attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie, Nova. And wine. Lots of wine. The very thing that helps her make another epic mistake—trying to kiss Xavier, one of her newest friends. So what if he’s sexy, funny, and has completely taken over her fantasies? Relationships and Layla don’t mix. And Xavier is clearly not interested anyway.
But it’s too late to walk away…
Any good hitman has no business forging a personal life…no matter how great the temptation. And Xavier is an exceptionally good hitman, with a long list of enemies. Even if Layla could somehow look past his profession, he’d never put her in jeopardy. But everyone has their breaking point—and when Layla accepts a date with someone else, Xavier’s possessiveness is unleashed. The greater the risk, the sweeter the reward…until Xavier’s sweet Layla is used against him by someone from his past. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from the enemy hunting her from the shadows.
Redemption Harbor has been a solid series I have thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sad to see it ending. This series revolves around a close-knit group of ex-military and mercenaries and their riveting stories.
Xavier is a former contemporary of Axel’s who, although not a part of the core group, has been on the fringes. The RH crew saved Layla from her whacked out ex-fiancée. Now she’s gun shy about men but with good reason.
Xavier had one of those “I’m not good enough for her and I will only get her killed” complexes going on. I’d usually roll my eyes at that, but seeing how his past popped up and put a target on her, I tried to control myself. Other than that one thing, I loved Xavier’s character. He was quite the badass with a huge dose of MacGyver in him meaning he could get out of any situation which made for a fun read.
Layla experienced a bad run, but was doing everything she could to get past it. She also didn’t take crap from anyone, including Xavier, which was refreshing and I totally connected with her. My problem was her chemistry with Xavier just didn’t ring my bell. I’m not sure why as their steamy scenes were great, but I never felt like it was a solid thing, if that makes sense.
Chasing Vengeance was chock full of action and I loved the edge of your seat suspense it created. It kept the plot moving nicely and me from getting bored. What I loved more was how much Skye time we got as she’s one of my favorite characters.
I liked that we got a glimpse of all my favorite characters as part of the epilogue. I feel like it should upset me that it wasn’t from the POV of either Layla or Xavier, but I’m not. I was thrilled it ended up being from Skye as she’s one of my favorite characters of the entire series.
Chasing Vengeance was a quick, sweet read with lots of action for those blood thirsty readers like me out there, and also lots of sexy times. This was a great close out for the Redemption Harbor Series. I hate saying goodbye so I’m crossing my fingers for an occasional novella from this group of characters. It never hurts to have hope!
Rating: 4 Stars
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