Genre: Thrillers

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

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BOUND TO DANGER by Katie ReusBound to Danger by Katie Reus
Series: Deadly Ops #2
Published by Penguin, Signet on 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 352
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.

JoyfullyRecommendedMaria 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!

AGENTS UNDER FIRE by Dana Marton

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AGENTS UNDER FIRE by Dana MartonAgents Under Fire by Dana Marton
Published by Dana Marton on 2011-12-25
Genres: Suspense, Thrillers
Reviewed by Miranda

GUARDIAN AGENT A commando unit on the trail of a rogue soldier. A determined young woman who will sacrifice anything to save her brother. Recognizing one of the hunters as her teenage crush is definitely a shock to her system. Can she convince him that her brother was framed? Can she stop from falling in love with him all over again? AVENGING AGENT An undercover U.S. agent on a deadly mission. A troublesome beauty surrounded by danger in a war-torn country. They couldn't be more different, but soon they must rely on each other to stay alive, uncovering a diabolical plot that could claim both of their lives. WARRIOR AGENT An undercover agent who has been tirelessly working for months to bring down a corrupt congressman. When the man's goons capture him and lock him up, he knows they can't afford to leave him alive. His only chance at escape is the congressman's new security guard, a damaged woman, freshly back from the war. He expects he'll have to either manipulate her into setting him free or kill her. He doesn't expect to fall in love with her.

“Guardian Agent”

Gabe Cannon’s new job with an elite commando team has him hunting an old friend who turned traitor. However, Gabe quickly discovers things may not be as they seem when the targets sexy sister steps into the picture. Jasmine is determined to protect her brother and sister and if she needs to use Gabe to do it she will. Will Gabe and Jasmine make the perfect duo or lead to disaster?

“Guardian Agent” is a sexy fun spy novella. The chemistry between Gabe and Jasmine is quick and hot. They mystery surrounding her brother Jake is interesting and keeps the drama piping hot.

“Avenging Agent”

Jake Telka is looking for answers. He was recently framed for a crime he didn’t commit and now he’s out to find the persons responsible but there’s a pretty American heiress determined to get in his way. Allison is looking for her fiancé in all the wrong places and its putting her life in danger. Can Jake protect her and steal her heart at the same time?

“Avenging Agent” is hot and dangerous in all the right places! Allison and Jake heat up the desert with their attraction and take the enemy by storm. Allison’s a tough chick. She is the perfect woman to melt the ice around Jake’s heart. Their little adventure is full of tense action and sweet kisses.

“Warrior Agent”

Troy Hill has been working undercover in D.C. trying to bring down a corrupt Congressman. He’s hiding from more than corrupt thugs; he’s also hiding from his past. When he’s caught in the enemies net he has only one hope; the woman holding the key to his cage. Will Claire be his savior or his downfall?

“Warrior Agent” is a nice wrap up to the plot conceived in these novellas. I really like Troy and Claire’s wounded characters and the fact that they are in some way calling out to each other for help. They make a great team and they may be the toughest duo yet!

Agents Under Fire is an exciting anthology filled with quickly told stories that keep the reader interested throughout. While this is not my favorite adventure of Dana Marton’s she definitely has a way with military inspired stories. I love her technical details that make you feel like you are actually there with the characters. I would love a little more romance but these are novellas so there isn’t a lot of time to build that in. I did enjoy all three stories and the couples within but I wanted more of them. I am definitely glad that these three stories are now available together in a print edition because I would have been devastated not to learn what happened after each story immediately since the stories are tightly wound together.

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