I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bound to Danger by Katie Reus
Series: Deadly Ops #2
Published by Signet on August 5th 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352 pages
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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.
Bound to Danger is my 2nd Katie Reus book and she has now earned a spot on my auto read list of authors. Doesn’t matter if she’s writing about alpha werewolves or sexy military men, Reus knows how to suck you into a story.
Bound to Danger is the 2nd book in the Deadly Ops series and as a reader that started with the 2nd book I can stay that it can be read without reading the 1st book. I didn’t feel like I was lost or missing any background information. But I will be going and reading book 1, Targeted.
This deadly ops is surrounded by a couple that meet about 8 years ago when Cade came home with Maria’s brother on a leave. Maria was 21 and Cade was 24. Not a big age difference but they were in very different places in their life. He had been in the Marines since 18 and she was finishing up a college degree.
There was an instant attraction between the two but they never acted on it (outside of one kiss) because of Maria’s brother. The two exchanged emails and letters after Cade went back over seas. I love that we got to see the emails the two shared. Their friendship grew into something more but something tragic happened making Cade cut off all communication with Maria, breaking her heart.
Fast forward about 8 years where Maria is in danger from terrorists and Cade, now in the NSA, shows up to protect her while trying to find the men that’s after her.
We know who the terrorists are and why they’ve attacked buildings and people in Miami, the real mystery is who is working within them to out Maria. It’s someone that’s a family friend and Reus kept me guessing at who it would be. I usually figure a mystery out pretty quickly in books but I couldn’t with this one and it made the book even more enjoyable. Hats off to Katie Reus for keeping me guessing.
Bound to Danger is full of action, suspense and toe curling sexy times with Cade and Maria. Reus gets your heart pumping in more than one way and romance readers are sure to enjoy Bound to Danger.