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Series: Deadly Ops #2
Published by Penguin, Signet on 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Thrillers
Reviewed by Miranda
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.
Maria Cervantes is known around Miami as a community activist. Unfortunately, at the latest charity event Maria overhears the wrong conversation. As Maria attempts to get help the party is blown to bits. Being the only survivor Maria is a hot commodity among the good guys and bad guys. The bad want her dead and one very hot NSA agent wants to keep her alive for personal and professional reasons.
Agent Cade O’Reilly has carried a torch for Maria for a long time. She was there for him like no other could be when he served overseas. But tragedy took him away from her and now a different kind of tragedy brings them back together. Maria doesn’t know who is out to get her. Cade is going to do whatever it takes to keep her safe and figure out the next target before it’s too late.
Katie Reus knows how to get the adrenaline pumping with her latest Deadly Ops. novel, Bound to Danger. While this is the second book in Ms. Reus’ Deadly Ops novels it can be read as a standalone. Before reading Bound to Danger make sure you are ready for high stakes action, drama and a romance to bet your life on.
Maria Cervantes is a smart and likable character. She walks into danger unwittingly, suffers unimaginable loss, but keeps fighting against those that are hunting her down. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has one strong and handsome man of honor ready to defend her. Cade O’Reilly is a man who knows what he wants and makes it clear he’s going to get it. He has this effortless way of asserting his dominance. He isn’t arrogant like most Alpha types which I liked. Don’t get me wrong I love the “I am Man hear me roar” type of Alpha but there was something subtle about Cade that I really enjoyed. It didn’t hurt that these characters were backed up with a great plot. I don’t really care for the villain’s point of view but it works here. It helps to heighten the dramatic tension.
If you are like me and never found a summer blockbuster to fall in love with Bound to Danger is for you. Katie Reus’ Bound to Danger packs tons of intensity into her latest Deadly Ops novel. I started this read after searching Netflix, Amazon and Hulu for something filled with action and romance with no luck. Bound to Danger exceeded my high expectations and if you are in need of an entertaining read this is the book for you!
Bound to Danger is a Joyfully Recommended Read!