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  • No One to Trust: Red Stone Security Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm's way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the cross hairs of one of Miami's death-dealing drug lords. Only after her ex-boyfriend saves her does she realize she might have no choice but to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.

    Kelly says: "Learn to Trust"
    "Great book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to friends. I love everything that I have read that Katie Reus has written, and this book is no exception. It has action, passion and a good story line and is a great lead into a series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Porter was my favorite character. He is a strong, hot, take action kind of guy that would do anything for the woman he loves. Who wouldn't love a guy like that?


    What does Pyper Down bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It took me awhile to connect with Pyper Down's voice, but once I did I thought she did great. She has a nice voice and did a good job changing it to accomodate the different characters and in expressing their emotions.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have loved to listen to this book all in one sitting if I had the time. It was a great read and kept me wanting to listen to more.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is a great book and will definitely listen to more in this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • First Surrender: The Serafina: Sin City Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Ryan Hudson
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had - and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin. When an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Awesome!"
    "Romantic Suspense/Hot and Steamy!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of First Surrender to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed both versions, the print and the audio, but normally I prefer print versions over audio just because I read faster and I want to know what is going to happen as soon as possible. With this book, though, I would have to say that I enjoyed the audio more, just because I really liked Ryan Hudson's performance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Surrender?

    One of the most memorable moments in First Surrender for me was when Sierra got attacked in the parking garage in the beginning of the book. Up to that point, they had just been friends, but that event is what has Hayden admitting his feelings to Sierra and in my opinion sets the tone for the rest of the book.


    What about Ryan Hudson’s performance did you like?

    I absolutely love Ryan Hudson's voice. It is smooth and sexy and very enjoyable to listen to. I liked the way he paused in certain areas and the fact that he didn't seem to stumble over any of the words. I really enjoyed his voice and performance and hope to listen to more of his work in the future.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hot and steamy with a side of suspense!


    Any additional comments?

    First Surrender is the first book in the Serafina: Sin City Series. It's a great beginning to an awesome series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His to Protect: Red Stone Security Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    No woman ever affected Red Stone Security expert Kell Malone quite like Charlotte Bastien. It’s been a year since that incredibly intense night they spent together and he still can’t get her out of his head. When he discovers she’s in Miami - with their three-month-old son - he’s stunned. Hurt. He’s also determined to know his child, and if she’ll give him the chance, to make a life with the stubborn woman who has sworn off love.

    Smitten with Reading says: "B+ overall rating..."
    "Romantic suspense at its finest!"
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    What did you love best about His to Protect?

    I absolutely loved Kellen in this book. No matter what, his love for Charlotte never dies. He is completely loyal to her, even after she left him in the beginning. And he supports her unconditionally when she comes back, even after finding out that they have a son together. Everyone wants a man like that. So Kell's character is what I love best about this book. His loyalty, his protectiveness and his unwavering love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of His to Protect?

    The memorable moments for me are always the suspenseful scenes towards the end of the book. The ones where the heroine gets kidnapped and the hero runs to the rescue. Katie Reus always seems to throw in a twist on them that you wouldn't think would happen and I love it. I hate reading a book where I always know what's going to happen next-with Katie's books I don't.


    Have you listened to any of Pyper Down’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to a couple of other performances by Pyper Down. Overall, Pyer does a good job altering the characters voices and she has a pleasant voice to listen to, but the best performance I have heard of hers so far is the one she did for Fatal Deception by Katie Reus.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scene towards the end of the book where Charlotte told Kell that she loved him. He thought she was telling him in the heat of the moment, but she knew she loved him even before she was taken-she just hadn't told him yet. I loved that scene, then of course there was the hot and steamy moment that everyone loves, and then the surprise for her that he had obviously been saving for awhile with a question that never actually got asked by a vulnerable, sexy Kell. Loved that whole sweet and sexy scene.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 5th book in the Red Stone Security Series and I loved it! You don't have to read any of these books in order, but I do recommend reading them all. It's a great series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Deception: Red Stone Security, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Mara Caldwell made a clean break from her old life, never imagining her secrets could come back to haunt her. When an old enemy surfaces and threatens the world she's created for herself Mara is prepared to give up everything, including the husband she loves if it will keep him safe. Harrison knew his wife had secrets when he married her, but when he discovers the truth, it's far worse than he imagined.

    Rosemary says: "The Past Returns"
    "Fatal Deception- Action packed!!!"
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    Where does Fatal Deception rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fatal Deception ranks right up at the top of all the audiobooks I have listened to so far. Pyper Down did a good job when she narrated the first two books in this series-but I think she did an excellent job with this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved this whole story. It is my favorite so far in this series. Harrison and Mara are wonderful characters, and I loved learning about Mara's secret past. The love between them is very heartfelt and the story is full of action and suspense. My favorite part is when Mara confronts Neville at the end, but overall I enjoyed how love conquers all.


    What does Pyper Down bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I absolutely love the way Pyper changes her voice with all of the different characters. Her voice sucks you in and makes you want to keep on listening. I love to read, but when I listened to this audiobook, the way Pyper changed voices and tones just really kept me captivated and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Secret pasts and deadly intent.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like a book that has a lot of action, suspense, and hot romance, I would definitley recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danger Next Door: Red Stone Security Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she's nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he'd never have a chance with a woman like her - not with his disfigurement - he can't stay away.

    Dawn says: "Hot and Suspenseful"
    "Hot and Suspenseful"
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    If you could sum up Danger Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, Hot, Passionate


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Danger Next Door?

    One of the most memorable moments for me was when Belle showed Grant her scar. Grant had severe scarring from a drug bust that went bad, and he was afraid no one would want to be with him because of the way he looked. Belle wanted him to see that his scars didn't matter to her. That she has one of her own.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked several different scenes in this book, but my favorite is when Grant saves Belle from the serial killer. I was praying that he wouldn't actually hurt Belle, but was afraid he was going to before Grant got there. The author put just enough of a twist on it that even though you knew Grant was going to save her, you didn't know what would happen to her before he got there.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    New neighbors, new love, old enemies.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I love the way Pyper Down changes her voice with each character and Katie Reus has a great writing gift.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Awakened, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice - he's one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything...until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin.

    Dawn says: "Great book and good audio performance!"
    "Great book and good audio performance!"
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    Would you listen to Darkness Awakened, Volume 1 again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this audiobook again. I love the story and the narrator has a nice voice that makes it enjoyable to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a big fan of anything paranormal. I love shifters and throw in some vampires and a dragon and it makes for an awesome story. I also love strong alpha characters. Finn is very alpha and will fight for the woman he has always loved no matter what. And Lyra is a very strong character that knows when to take charge but isn't afraid to lean on Finn when she needs him.


    What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed Jeffrey Kafer's voice. I have listened to a lot of audiobooks in the past and some of them you just lose interest because of the voice. That never happened once with this book. I liked the way he changed his tone of voice through out the story and just enjoyed listening to him in general.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several moments in the book that moved me. Just the idea of Lyra's daughter having never met her father and her trying to find him, then getting kidnapped is moving in its self. I loved that Finn and Lyra worked together to find Vega, and even when Finn found out who Vega really was, he still stood by Lyra in the end. But I also really liked the way Drake was introduced to the story and his part in everything. I love how protective he is.


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved every book I have read by Katie Reus. This looks like it could be the start of a great new series and I will be following it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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