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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Inkslinger Blog Tour: Dangerous Witness by Katie Reus (Review + Giveaway)

The next book in the Redemption Harbor series is here and it’s just as solid and addictive as its predecessors!

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Release Date: January 30, 3018

He foolishly let her go…
When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly—with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when the former Marine Scout Sniper learns that Darcy didn’t take a dime of his father’s payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He’s determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.

Now her life is in his hands…
Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father’s bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her—and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting—and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart.

What’s it About? Brooks Alexander was in love with Darcy Cooper and ready to propose to her. Then he stupidly assumed that when his father offered her two million dollars to walk away from him she willingly took it, and Brooks broke her heart over it. Months later, Brooks finds out he made an epic mistake because Darcy never took the money. Now he wants her back but he knows that it won’t be easy, Darcy no longer trusts him. Darcy has recently started her own wedding planner business and it’s going well but when she overhears a dangerous conversation it puts her life at risk and the only option she has is to turn to Redemption Harbor Consulting, the company Brooks co-founded and hope that she’s not making a big mistake by letting him back in to her life to help her.

Overall reaction to the story? There are plenty of romantic suspense authors out there but only Katie Reus can keep me coming back for more! I have been on pins and needles ever since the scene in the previous book where Brooks’ father dropped some serious info on him: Darcy didn’t take the money! Brooks was a moron and totally wrong about her! I was wondering how things would play out and what kind of person Darcy was. The curiosity was driving me batty and I had high expectations for Dangerous Witness and I wasn’t disappointed at all.

Describe the hero in five words: Protective. Charming. Intelligent. Stubborn. Determined.
Did you like him? Yes.
Why? After Brooks found out that Darcy didn’t take the money he started kicking his own butt over how he treated her when they broke up and yes, I was a little happy about that because he was an unreasonable jerk about it. But Brooks wasn’t a villain, he was humbled by what happened and yes, I did love that he knew he was in the wrong and didn’t try to place blame on Darcy. Brooks was still in love with her and was willing to work hard to earn back Darcy’s trust and her love. He wasn’t afraid to play dirty and unleash his lethal charm and sex appeal which was sexy and sometimes funny because he didn’t take himself too seriously. I really liked him, he was fair but tough when it came to protecting people but at the same time he wasn’t threatened by a strong woman either. Did I mention he’s actually a cowboy? RAWR.

Describe the heroine in five words: Stubborn. Kind. Smart. Funny. Brave.
Did you like her? Yes.
Why? Darcy isn’t like Skye, or Olivia. She doesn’t have secret abilities, she’s a woman, who has regular dreams but she was anything but dull. She had the tenacity to build her own life after Brooks broke her heart. I loved that she didn’t wallow in her situation, she went out with a double dose of fierceness and made her dream of owning her own wedding planner business a reality! That didn’t mean that she wasn’t hurt, just that she wasn’t going to let Brooks break her heart AND ruin her business plans. She was also a sweetheart to people and I do love a heroine with a good heart and a spine of steel. I liked that she was bold enough to play her part in bringing down someone dangerous but smart enough to know when she was in over her head and needed to let the professionals take over.

Let’s talk about the romance: Brooks is still very much in love with Darcy and he doesn’t bother to hide it from his friends or from her which is great because he already screwed up big time, he didn’t need to add something else to Darcy’s reasons not to let him get close. These two couldn’t deny their attraction though. They just fit so well, Brooks was the charming, rich cowboy who wasn’t perfect but deserved someone that loved him for him and that was Darcy all the way. Darcy was a total sweetheart but her childhood left her a bit lonely and Brooks was a package deal, to take him on was to also take his friends on. Brooks wasn’t too much of a dominating presence and he was content to step back and let Darcy shine on her own which was great but these two also had a friendship that made the romance feel more solid. Of course, with this being their second chance romance, there was some growing to do on both their parts so that it didn’t seem like they were just picking up where they left off but creating something stronger on top of what they had before. I loved that.

How about that supporting cast? Brooks’ friends are the best. I loved seeing Skye, Colt, Olivia, and Savage again, it felt like I was playing catch up with them. They’re wonderful characters and yes, Skye is still my favorite but I’m wondering, what’s up with Gage and Nova?? Or Leighton and that really kick-butt agent Hazel Blake that he knows? I think she’s going to be a favorite character! Ugh, four characters that I need to know more about like now! Lol.

Click It or Skip It? Click It. Never miss an opportunity to read a romantic suspense by Katie Reus. She knows how to get stuff done right!

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About Katie Reus:

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.
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