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..Show More » has action, passion and a good story line and is a great lead into a series.
Mara Caldwell has finally found happiness. She's married to a man she loves with all her heart. Her past with MI6 is buried or so she thinks. Now the ..Show More »monster she helped convict has escaped and wants her dead. Her secrets have come back to haunt her. Will Harrison still want her if he knows the truth? Does she have the strength to leave him? The Red Stone Security Series is filled with strong characters, passionate romance and plenty of suspense. Mara is such a strong, compassionate woman. I love that she had the strength and courage to stand up for her self. She and Harrison are the perfect couple. They are fiercely loyal and protective of those they care about. This plot flowed smoothly and the suspense kept building. As always I enjoyed when characters from previous Red Stone books make an appearance. I'm addicted to this series and to the writing of Katie Reus. What fun it was to listen to Fatal Deception as an audiobook! Pyper Down made the story come alive with her narration.
Private eye with a military past falls for a coffee store owner and aid her situation with a little girl she mentors under the "Big sister's" program...Show More » Due to extreme and dangerous events it pushes the relationship really fast.But, it was a cute love story. I really like the lead male.. Except the weird penis piercing. Worth a listen.. Yes, there was some diversity via other characters.
My Review: Overall.... 4.0 Performance... 4.0 Story.... 4.0
I only listen to audiobooks while I'm doing my household chores each ..Show More »week and honestly, I try not to spend too much time in those chores each week. As a result, it can sometimes take me over a month to get through a full audiobook. That's a bit too much time to invest, but that's where this audio was perfect for me. I'm a romantic suspense girl and with just over 3 hours of audio on the unabridged version of this story, it was perfect for me.
And in this book, that shortened story worked for me simply because Kell and Charlotte have their history behind them. Kell loved Charlotte for years, but she was married to his best friend. A best friend that she found out was cheating on her after his death. In the midst of the confusion of her husband's death, they got swept away with desire and had a one night stand. Kell wanted it to be so much more. Charlotte couldn't handle that and fled. Then she had a baby...Kell's baby.
This story takes place when that baby is three months old...so basically a year after their single night. Like I said, I'm not sure if this shortened story would have worked for me without their history. Charlotte also realizes that she did Kell wrong by not getting in touch with him when she got pregnant. I love that she owned up to that and instead of bristling at Kell's edicts, she agrees that he has some valid reasons for his demands. That was such a turnaround from most hidden baby stories and I liked the change. Also, the high drama of the situation (she stumbles on a murder) makes their sudden closeness even more believable.
I liked this one. I think the narrator did a great job on the audiobook and I love the short time needed to commit to this book. I plan to listen to more of the Red Stone series this way. I hope they all play out as well for me. I think that they will.
This seemed to be more about he sex than any security company agents. I liked the characters well enough but all they did was have sex or think about ..Show More »having sex.
The story line and plot were just mediocre at best. It was really rather boring. Seriously, this book consisted of 90% sex or thoughts of sex. Hard to enjoy a story where there is not much of one. What story there was could have been good if some of the sex had been eliminated and more story included. I will say the sex was written very hot and steamy, and was written well. I had no issues with that. It was the amount of sex that overshadowed a potentially good story.
There was lots of dialogue throughout the book (even during the sex). I like lots of dialogue, so there is that.
The narration was great! Sophie Eastlake does a fantastic job on the men's voices. They sound like men and they sound sexy. She reads with emotion. Her reading voice is nice and she does not grate on the nerves. Everyone gets their own distinct voice. She is a joy to listen to.
I can't say I recommend this story, unless you want to read a book mostly consisting of good sex. But I wholeheartedly recommend the narrator!
A couple who really love each other makes for an enjoyable read. I wish these books were just a bit longer with more interaction between other charact..Show More »ers in the series and maybe some more action. Otherwise its still a nice series.
This is such a winning combination of author & narrator! I adore this series, and Sophie Eastlake truly does it justice, in my opinion. ..Show More »r/>I have to say that at first I was a little bummed ~ I thought Blue and Zoe would end up together. But alas, they are only besties and destined to stay that way ~ and I was NOT dissapointed in the woman who turned out to be perfect for Redstone Security agent Alexander Blue.
Blue is pretty jaded with women as a whole, and has never fallen...until he meets & rescues the gorgeous Mina ~ who tries to live her life on the down low in Key West, keeping her true identity secret.
Attacked on the street, Mina knows her real life has caught up with her ~ but she's hesitant to trust anyone after being burned in the past. But before she even knows that Blue is a security agent she finds herself wanting to trust in him, and drawn in to him ~ both physically and emotionally.
I've said it before about Katie Reus ~ for the length of her stories it's amazing how much emotion and sexual tension she can pack into the stories. Blue & Mina have a sexual tension that sizzles off the pages, and while it's a slow build to the action, it's a lovely trip! There's a sexy water scene I adored...well, heck, I just loved the whole story ~ and am dying to know how Blue's bestie Zoe will find her true love!!
If you've not started this series the greaat thing is you can start it anywhere and get a great read ~ each is pretty stand alone, with only characters popping in but not distracting from story if you've not read the ones before. However you're going to want to!
Under His Protection is Book 9 in Katie Reus’ Red Stone Security Series. I cannot say enough good things about this book series. I know I am a total..Show More » fan girl of Ms. Reus’ writing, especially her romantic suspense. Under His Protection is the story of Ivan Mitchell and Julieta Mederos. Julieta first meets Ivan when he comes into her lingerie shop with someone he is protecting. He is a new employee at Red Stone but not new to security. Julieta and Ivan come into contact with each other in the next few months. While Ivan steals looks at Julieta – she thinks that he doesn’t like her. Julieta has been warned that Ivan is a “player” and at first she is hesitant to trust him. Ivan discovers that Julieta has a stalker and uses this opportunity to “help” her and also to acknowledge his feelings for her. The suspense is this book was well written. While you may be able to guess who the stalker is there a few paths you could go down to come to the conclusion. The characters are well-developed and there are some cameo appearances from a few characters in previous Red Stone books. There is heat and chemistry between Julieta and Ivan and some pretty hot goings on but that does not take away from the book and it is not the focus of the book – it enhances the way the relationship between Ivan and Julieta develops. There is enough suspense and heat in the book to satisfy both types of listeners. Sophie Eastlake does a great job with the audio character development. She manages to convey the emotions that the characters are feeling. There were no noticeable pauses or grammatical errors in the recording. I listened to this audio book on a solitary road trip, through the car’s blue tooth, and it kept me engaged during the tedium of driving.
I love this series and this story in the series was by far my favorite. I loved listening to the strength in Zoe who is one tough woman and I loved he..Show More »aring how Sawyer begged for forgiveness pretty much.
I love Ms. Reus’s Red Stone Security books, and this 12th one is no different than the rest: a wonderful love story, an awesome family and a bad guy.<..Show More »br/> I really liked Ford and Raegan, and I especially like the fact that the story is short enough that there’s no room for page after page of angst (213 pages). There was a misunderstanding but it only lasted for 3 days, long enough for Ford to pull his head out of his rear-end.
And it was nice that there was another love story, too. Between Montez and Ruby, and some hot sex between them as well.
It was also unusual the way the bad guy got caught. Again, we had another creepy stalker who got all that he deserved.
It’s always great to visit with the family, Harrison, Mara, Uncle Keith, Lizzy, Porter, Belle, Athena, Julieta, Ivan and Detective Duarte, and all those I’ve forgotten. The men in this family are so protective of their women it’s not even funny. Protective of all women, really.
There was some sexual tension and the usual hot and steamy sex. As well as the usual bad words and the F-bomb dropped 48 times. I happen to like the sex and the bad words but for those of you who don’t you can’t say you haven’t been warned.
As to the narrator: What can I say? I love Sophie Eastlake’s narration. Yeah, all her male voices are alike but they’re nice manly and sexy voices and that's more than you get from a lot of female narrators.