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.
Contains mature themes.
©2014 Katie Reus (P)2015 Tantor
"Strong characterization and steadily mounting tension are powerful weapons in this talented author's arsenal." (Publishers Weekly)
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
As I read over my original review of Bound to Danger (below) I find that I loved this book just as much the second time around as I did the first time. But this go around I listened on audio. Sophie Eastlake does a good job of bringing Ms. Reus’ characters to life. My only complaint is that at time the male voice sound a little stuffy. But other than that, I enjoyed the non-stop action of this story.
Original review: Eight years is a long time to stay away from the one you love. But that is what Cade O’Reilly did and he had his reasons. But when Maira’s name come acrossed the board as needing protection he know that he was the only one that could do it. He will do anything for Maira, except let her go this time. This time he plans to stay, but will Maira want him to after she learns of his secrets?
Bound to Danger is the second book in Katie Reus’ news Deadly Ops series. Bound to Danger is every bit as good as Targeted (bk 1). From page one there is not stop action. And even in the middle of a life and death situation Katie is able to let our hero & heroine have a great love story.
I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from Katie Reus and Audible.com in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Bound to Danger is the second book in the Deadly Ops Series by Katie Reus. This book followed the premise of the first one in that a solider, who has nothing to lose, is offered the opportunity to work for a top secret part of the NSA – the catch – they need to give up their old life. In a perfect world, that would work, however it seems that their old lives have a way of colliding with their new employment. Six years ago, Cade O’Reilly was a marine with pretty much nothing to lose – he was at the top of his game, he was preforming top secret missions for the CIA and at his peak. His record singles him out as someone who would be an asset to the Black Ops team operated by the NSA. Since Cade has no family, he can keep his name and his past (unlike the others in the Unit), if he decides to work for the NSA. Maria Cervantes is a part of Cade’s past. Maria overhears a terrorist plot but before she can inform anyone, she witnesses an explosion, which causes her to have amnesia. Enter Cade. Cade knew Maria when he and her brother were in the same marine unit. Cade and Maria’s brother were best friends. After Maria’s brother dies Cade cuts her out of his life as feels responsible for her brother’s death. After the explosion, Cade shows up, in Maria’s hospital’s room to ask her questions about the incident, as many influential people were killed. Maria, of course, is angry and hurt. She has not heard from Cade in eight years (since her brother died) and he shows up asking her questions on the day her mother is killed in the explosion. Cade and Maria have a lot of history to get through. The character interaction is great. The suspense keeps you on the edge. The plot is well developed and believable. Will Maria remember? Will Cade and Maria find their way to each other? Can Cade protect Maria from the terrorists? Are they the only ones with an agenda or are there others? There was some heat to the book but it was not over the top. I would recommend this book and give a sold 4 and ½ stars. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a lot of action and suspense with romance thrown in. The audio version of this book was narrated by Sophie Eastlake. Once again, Ms. Eastlake does not disappoint in her vocalization of the characters in the book. She seems to breathe life into this emotions and interactions and makes you feel like you are privy to the conversation going on. There were no real noticeable errors or pauses in the recording. I listened to this audio book over several gym visits and it seemed to make the time go by much quicker.
YES I would recommend this book to a friend. The story flows smoothly and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. The narrator is great and easy to listen to. I didn't want to stop listening to it.
I loved all of the characters in the book.
I have listened to Sophie Easlake in other books and she did a great job in those books as well.
This was a great book, I highly recommend this book to others.
The story kept you involved. The narrator did a good job of changing voices and giving inflection. Katie Reus books are a wonderful blend of excitement and sensuality
Miami is under siege. A deadly terrorist attack at a palatial mansion has left only one survivor. Maria Cervantes doesn't remember what happened and why she was found outside. When Cade O'Reilly learned what happened, he asked to be assigned to protect her. He was her brother's best friend and has loved her for years. What happens next is a heart stopping adventure written as only Katie Reus can. The chemistry between Maria and Cade is very sensual. Their passion takes a backseat to their determination to track down those responsible for this atrocity. Will they get a second chance to find love together? The suspense is non-stop and has many twists and turns that had me completely hooked. The glamorous setting added to the tense atmosphere as does the powerful dialogue. Jack Stone is familiar from the first Deadly Ops book, Targeted. I love that Katie Reus combines a passionate romance with a tense action filled thriller.The story is so powerful and the plot so possible that the story took my breath away. The narration by Sophie Eastlake adds to the tension. I find that audiobooks increase my enjoyment. Bound to Danger made me realize that such carnage can happen here.
I loved the book and thoroughly enjoyed Bound to Danger on audio. This is certainly in my Top 5 audiobooks and the narrator performance was superb!
So many great action scenes to get wrapped up in. And, the incredibly tender moments between Cade and Maria, especially as seen through their written correspondence flashbacks.
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Oh yes I loved listening to this book
Maria was one of my favorites because she has endured so much yet is very strong.
When Kade first shows up at the hospital where Maria is after an explosion
I found myself with many emotions from laughing to screaming at the screen of my kindle
I enjoyed this book in print and in audible.
Sophie is a great narrator so it was a pleasure listen to her.:)And her male voices are yummy!*Grin*
When Cade told Maria about his guilt that her brother died.He really felt it was his fault.
The characters' voices!!!:)Really liked her male voices.:D *Grin*Great job,Sophie!!!!
When Cade and Maria made love for the first time.:)*Sigh*And when Cade told her about his guilt about her brother's death.He really felt it was his fault.It was so emotional.
This is a great book and series and I recommend you listen/read it if you are a Romantic Suspense reader.Katie has so much talent!
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Cade is my idea of a true alpha male hero - a skilled military expert who could kill with his bare hands but would never deliberately hurt someone weaker.
Unlike the BDSM bullies who have become so popular in romantic fiction recently, Cade doesn't need to prove his masculinity by degrading women. No, Cade is too busy rescuing kidnap victims and ridding the world of terrorists and murderers.
Cade meets Maria when he investigates the bombing that killed her mother. There is a great mix of mystery, action and romance - very entertaining yet sad due to descriptions of human trafficking and senseless killing.
Maria is an engrossing character: strong without being a bitch, rich yet working to help impoverished kids, and a loyal friend with integrity. Maria and Cade made a well-matched team, working together as an effective team. I will be looking for other books by Katie Reus.
This book kept you on the edge of your seat from the first minute to the last. Sophie Eastlake did an amazing job with the narration and lent her talent to a fast-paced and adventurous story.
I wondered if Maria Cervantes was going to have to use her nine lives (if she had them) when the story began, but once Agent Cade O'Reilly stepped on the scene I breathed a little easier. Just a little. One threat after another built up my anxiety until I felt like yelling "Watch out!" to the characters.
Meanwhile the relationship between Maria and Cade heated up to a degrees that rivaled some of the explosions, but threatened to be dowsed in ice by a secret Cade carried with him.
Adventure, suspense, romance, a damsel in distress and an alpha male that will do anything for her. These were all ingredients that made up a recipe for genius story telling. I really enjoyed this book.
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