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.
Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she's in danger and turned to him for help, he won't make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she's nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he's sworn to uphold.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
I think this is a great book and will definitely listen to more in this series.
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
When Elizabeth Martinez brother calls for help Elizabeth is always willing to drop everything and everyone to run to his side. But this time Benny has pulled Elizabeth into a very dangerous situation that could possible leave them both dead.
This was really good book. I enjoyed the tension between Elizabeth and Porter the whole time. I really want to know more about the rest of the Caldwell brothers and am looking forward to the next book in this series.
Since this books was given to me for review on Audio I need to address that part of the review. I normally like an narrator that can tell me a story not read me a story. Pyper was a little more of the reading of the story then telling of the story. But even with that I did enjoy listening to this book on audio. I would suggest that you head over to audible (or where you buy your audio books) and listen to a sample of No One To Trust and make sure that Pyper is the right narrator for you.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Katie Reus & Audible in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Yes as I purchased this book due to Pyper Down reading it. I did not start with this book so I did not agree with other reviewer of having to get use to this reader. Grant's story is so sweet.
bossy hero and when he binds our heroine's feet, I was lost. These are fast pace, sexy short stories. If you have to have every detail spelled out, then these are not for you.
Her low male voices are not deep, but she sure does make our hero and his brothers just plain yummy and I mean hot and sexy. Pyper knows how to pace her read to the material and she knows when to draw out a word that really makes the heros sexy. So many of the readers have a high pitch voice and no male voice at all. The author's work can not make up for a slow pace and bad reader.
these are too short for a film, but this could be midnight run
Not sure why these stories are short, but they are great. Author has what it takes to write a fast pace short story that makes you want to own all of the brothers/ team stories. I purchased them based on the reader! I have one of this author's longer stories read by Isabelle Gordon and the story was good, and I own all of I.G. reads as she too makes the hero sexy and yummy. I hope you enjoy these SHORT listens as much as I have.
I would definitely recommend this book to any lover of romantic suspense. The characters and the story line were compelling. My attention was captured from the very beginning and did not falter. This book is a great opener to the series.
Porter Caldwell was a fantastic hero that could do no wrong for this listener. He's a strong, protective, sexy, alpha male who could be tender when the moment warranted and then tough when he had to be.
The narration was excellent; the words very clear, well-paced and easy to follow. Pyper Down used different voices for the different characters which brought a depth to the reading. What would have made this listen better would be having a male narrator for male voices and/or male POV’s and a female for the female voices and/or female POV’s.
I would have loved to listen to this book all in one sitting but work time constraints prevented that; it was listened to it over two evenings.
I received a complimentary copy from the author for an honest review.
I love the Red Stone Security Series, and this short just added to my love. Katie Reus did a fantastic job packing a ton of romance and action in. Porter Caldwell is one of brothers that runs The Red Stone Security Agency; he's been crazy about Elizabeth Martinez since he met her, and they'd actually dated ~ until he dared to question her support of her brother, who through his addictions & habits has put Lizzy in danger on more than one occasion. Lizzy showed him the door fast; there'd be no questions or comments about her brother.
Until once again Lizzy becomes the target of a ruthless drug dealer through her brother ~ and this time Porter is having none of it. As Porter and Katie dodge gang members hunting her down, shootings & threats it quickly becomes apparent to both of them they are meant to be together ~ and to Porter no cost is too high. Or is it?
GREAT novealla ~ action packed with sizzling love scenes, this one has it all!
The narration was excellent, and left me wanting more ~ I'm looking forward the next installement of The Red Stone Security Series in audio!!
This is a very suspenseful, action packed story from start to finish with excellent narration throughout! Elizabeth is smart, loyal and strong; Porter is sexy, stubborn and protective. Their chemistry is very obvious. If you like on the run non-stop action along with romance this story is for you. Loved it!!
Received copy for review.
No One to Trust is the first book in the Red Stone Security Series. This book features computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez and Porter Caldwell. Because of something her brother Benny has done in the past to help her, Elizabeth has never been able to turn her back on him. Regardless of how much trouble he gets in – she does her best to get him out of it. Their family has basically turned their back on Benny but not Elizabeth. Elizabeth also has a history with Porter Caldwell – not only do they work at the same security firm but they also tried dating and Porter let Elizabeth walk away. When Benny gets in trouble way over his head and drags Elizabeth into it – Porter steps in. There was a quite a bit of action and drama in this book. The plot was believable and the story had a good pace and the narration flowed smoothly. Pyper Down did a good job with making the characters and their interaction believable. There were no noticeable breaks in the narration.
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The audio was perfect on this book !! Very clearly spoken and easy to understand. The Author of course is Fantastic !!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a good story. I liked Elizabeth and Porter but Elizabeth did have some frustrating qualities at times. I actually read book #2 in the series first and I liked it enough that it prompted me to give this book a try.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) is a computer specialist at Red Stone Security. Lizzy has rather famous doctors as parents and her family has money and a good reputation. Her bother Benny is the black sheep of the family though due to some bad things happen to him as a kid which has made him a rather unstable adult. Lizzy's parents have written Benny off but Lizzy loves him and never will.
Porter works for Red Stone Security with part of his family (his father owns the company). Porter spent years in the military and is very skilled at what he does. Porter and Lizzy dated for about a month and Porter really liked her. Unfortunately he let his annoyance show at her dogged insistence to backing up Benny when his problems are getting worse and put her in danger. Lizzy broke up with him and Porter's been trying to move on with little luck.
Lizzy gets called by Benny to pick her up and ends up in the home of a very bad man. He tells her that Benny owes him 100k. She has 1 week to come up with it or she can work it off in his bed for 6 months (Ick!). Just when the bad guy is about to push things, Porter comes charging in and saves Lizzy and Benny and takes them to safety. The bad guy apparently has aims to get Lizzy for more than just 6 months and intends to use Benny to get to her because everyone knows Lizzy has no sense when it come to Benny and she'd do anything to save him. Lizzy isn't thrilled to be stuck with Porter helping her and tries to get him to go after the initial save but Porter isn't going anywhere and quickly makes things clear. Benny disappears and Lizzy and Porter are left trying to scramble to stay out of the grasp of a very determined bad guy. While they're trying to stay alive, the attraction between Porter and Lizzy is growing stronger and they have some back and forth moments as they keep coming together but then keep trying to tell themselves it's a bad idea. After a decent amount of drama and action, things do work out with a rather surprising ending and Lizzy and Porter get their HEA together.
This was a good story. Porter was a very good hero. A little bossy but not an alpha-hole and I liked him. Lizzy was alright but she did have an enabling blind spot about her brother that got annoying at times, especially when she used it as an excuse to push away others because they couldn't understand it. Fortunately, Lizzy didn't make any TSTL moves and that helped a lot. Overall I liked this story. It wasn't great and if I hadn't read book #2 in the series already I might not have tried more of the series. But since I have read book #2 and liked it better it's likely I'll try more in the series and see if I like them better as well. :D
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