I was very pleased with Protecting His Witness by Katie Reus.  Sounds kind of a weird phrase for a review, right? Well I say it because I was just a bit disappointed in the last couple of Red Stone Security books because I thought they were headed towards more sex and less suspense. I know hot and sexy sells, but Katie writes such great suspense-filled stories I was afraid she was giving that up for the hot, intimate scenes.

Protecting His Witness was different, to me though with more plot and character development. Every time I thought an intimate scene was going to come, I would cringe thinking it was too soon without enough buildup in the story, but luckily, they were just teasers. Don’t get me wrong, Katie writes awesome intimate scenes. They are very tasteful and appropriate to the characters, I just don’t want to read several detailed ones in my romantic suspense books. I would rather pick up and read an erotic romance if that was the case.

Protecting His Witness is Vincent’s story. He has been in several of the other books as part of the Red Stone Security team. We also meet the love of his life Jordan.  She left him seven years ago without a good-bye and it crushed him. Now she is back and we learn why she left and if there is a chance for them again. However, she has a lunatic stalking her and it is up to Vincent to not only protect Jordan but to help put an end to the stalking.

Vincent is just as kickass as we all thought he was in previous books so I enjoyed him, although Jordan was a little annoying. She came back to ask for forgiveness and you can tell she wants another shot with Vincent, but then goes back and forth in her mind.She tries to play it off that she doesn’t want to put him in any more danger, but I don’t think that was very realistic. I mean, ladies, if your man was a former Navy SEAL and currently worked for a high end private security company, don’t you think you would allow him to protect you because you believed he knew what he was doing? Yes. I think so. Other than those little bits from Jordan, I did enjoy Vincent and Jordan’s relationship. They have good chemistry and you can tell they are meant to be with each other. We also get to see a glimpse of Vincent’s family which was fun.

Overall, Katie did a really nice job with Protecting His Witness. The romance and suspense seemed well balanced and the ending to this one was perfect. Katie nailed it in my eyes and left me with a happy sigh.  If you are looking for a sexy, romantic suspense story, I do recommend Protecting His Witness. And yes, you can read this one as a stand alone.

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About the Book:

Title: Protecting His Witness (Red Stone Security, #7)
Author: Katie Reus
Publisher: Katie Reus
Release Date: September 9, 2013
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC received from Author

Official Summary:

Seven years ago she broke his heart…

Leaving Vincent was the hardest thing Jordan Alvarado ever had to do, but she had no choice. She never expected to come back, or for the smoldering attraction between them to ignite into a bonfire. But deep down, she knows he’ll never be able to understand or forgive what she did, and that being with him will only lead to heartbreak.

He’s not letting her go again…

Former SEAL Vincent Hansen never got over Jordan and the way she up and left him without a trace. When she reappears and explains what happened, he’s even more furious. He doesn’t know what he wants from her, but when she’s targeted in a series of potentially deadly attacks, he realizes he’s never stopped loving her. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and convince her that she was always meant to be his.

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