Love, love, love! The Deadly Ops Series by Katie Reus is one of the best romantic suspense series I have read. Each book in the Deadly Ops series is unique with a creative, original plot but the same fantastic writing and some of the same characters from previous books. Phenomenal. A Covert Affair is a captivating, heated, romantic suspense that will pull you in from the beginning and won’t let you go until the very last page.
Nathan and Amelia are the main characters of the story and after spending many years apart are thrust back together to uncover a mystery of missing women. When you read many books and there are second chance love stories, you tend to subconsciously guess on how the relationship will go. Yes, they usually get together in the end (it would suck if they didn’t) but the path to that forever love is the adventure. Reus does a remarkable job with this one.
Nathan works for the NSA and isn’t able to tell Amelia about his job or the details of the case she is helping them with. He stays true to this role and while it does cause problems at times this makes their story a little more realistic. The intimacy between Nathan and Amelia is off the charts. You can feel the chemistry between the two and their emotions come right off the pages.
I have a love/hate relationship with Edge of Danger by Katie Reus. I loved it so much and hated that it had to end. This is another fast paced, action filled, sexy romantic suspense in the Deadly Ops series. A series that continues to get better with each book I read. I absolutely love the characters developed in this series and the storylines are phenomenal. Reus does a fantastic job of keeping me on the edge of my seat while reading.
The unraveling of the conspiracy happening in Edge of Danger was so exciting to follow. I like it when we know who the culprits are and we get to follow the trail along with the characters. It makes my heart race a little faster when I knew who the enemy is but the characters do not yet. There is just the right amount of action packed into this story and smoking hot romance. Reus balances the two very well and knows where to put those sexy scenes to allow you to catch your breath from the action. Of course, your breathing might become erratic once you finish those scenes, too.
Tucker and Karen are the main characters in this story, although you could argue that Wesley Burkhart, NSA Director is the main character in any book is featured. Tucker Pankov and Karen Stafford meet in a very unconventional way which was awesome. I was very curious how this relationship was going to work based on that little introduction, but as usual, Reus finds a way. The rest of their relationship was as unique as their initial meeting was so unique. They are both very strong individuals with a love for their country and are fiercely willing to protect it at all costs.
Extreme book hangover. Shattered Duty by Katie Reus was absolutely fantastic. I have read a lot of books by Reus so that should tell you that I love her writing, but what I loved so much about Shattered Duty were the characters. Levi rocked and Selene kicked some serious butt. The two of them together were phenomenal.
In Shattered Duty, Levi and Selene work together with the same goal in mind yet they don’t always see eye to eye on how things should happen, nor do they completely trust one another. If you have read the other books and know when Lieutenant General of the NSA, Wesley Burkhart, is involved in something, he usually gets his way. Selene is loyal to both Levi and Wesley in very different ways. Something you don’t completely understand until the end of the book with the cool twist that is thrown in there. I adored the way Wesley watched over Selene. She is like a daughter to him and sometimes he breaks the tough guy mode and thinks like a father. It is very heartwarming.
Levi is trying very hard to avenge the murder of his pregnant wife, Meghan. He doesn’t know how all the pieces fit together yet, but he has a pretty good idea of who at least issued her murder and he is not going to give up until he is able to take that person out. Selene needs the terrorist for another reason and they work together as much as they can.
In The Shadows by J.R. Ward, Trez and iAm, twin brothers from the S’Hisbe tribe have been on the run for years. Trez was sold by his parents shortly after his birth to the Queen of the tribe after it was determined that the stars said he would become the Anointed One to the Princess. Trez doesn’t want to be forced into a mating he doesn’t want and eventually the twins escape the palace and end up in Caldwell, New York as part of Rehv’s entourage. Trez and iAm know that they are running out of time before the Shadows come after him. When Trez falls in love with a Chosen and bonds with her, all bets are off. With the backing of the Brothers and the Sympaths, can Trez remain a free man?
I am a certified fan girl of The Warden ‘s. I have been known to talk about the series for hours (I even once spent an entire flight to Atlanta, Georgia discussing the series with my seat mate when she said she had read it). Vishous became one of my first book boyfriends before I even knew what the term was.
I wasn’t sure how much I would like this book because the twins are not one of my favorites. They’ve always been in the background as part of Rehv’s muscle, doing the dirty work when needed. It is hard to like Trez, who up until the last book had slept around and runs a prostitution ring out of his clubs. iAm was a bit more likeable at least with his protective streak towards Trez and having a more respectable job of running am Italian restaurant.
Chasing Danger by Katie Reus is a quick read full of smoking hot intimacy and suspense. While I adore the Deadly Ops series, I was a little disappointed with this one – mainly because it was so short. I knew it was a novella going into it, but that didn’t keep me from wanting more of Dax and Hannah’s story.
Hannah is the target of a killer all because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Good thing she has an ex-Delta Force operative who also has his sights on her for a different reason. Dax happens to be in the right place at the right time when Hannah needs him most. I actually enjoyed the suspense of the story more than the passion and relationship side of things in Chasing Danger. Usually its the other way around for me, but this one had me on edge and I didn’t want to put it down until the villain was caught.
Despite what I said above about enjoying the suspense and story aspect of the story most, I enjoyed the unfolding of Dax and Hannah’s relationship. I like that they already had a history since there was not a lot of time to build up each character as one would have in a full length novel. Dax and Hannah have great chemistry and you can see that in the passionate intimate scenes in the book.