Danger Next Door (Red Stone Securities 2) by Katie Reus-a new release review
DANGER NEXT DOOR (Red Stone Security #2) by Katie Reus
DANGER NEXT DOOR is the second storyline and June 2012 release in Katie Reus’ Red Stone Security series. As part of Katie’s romantic suspense series, Danger Next Door is the second novel but can be read as a stand-alone without missing any of the background information. In fact, more information about the family and Red Stone Securities is revealed in Danger Next Door.
Grant Caldwell was a former marine and a former detective with the Miami PD, on permanent leave due to a horrific drug bust that went horribly wrong. Scarred both emotionally and physically, Grant had begun to withdraw. With his father and brother offering him a position as part of their team with Red Stone Securities, Grant wasn’t sure how long he could put them off. But self-pity was ugly and he knew he needed to get a handle of things before he made the next step. And the next stepped just moved in next door.
Belle Manikas was on her own for the first time in her life. Leaving the family home was difficult especially when her over-protective big brothers and parents worried about her health. But with a career as a neo-natal nurse, she was able to afford her own home and would hopefully escape the prospects of the ‘arranged’ marriage her parents had made for her with the son of a family friend. But finding Paulo Balis manhandling Belle is her backyard, moved Grant into action and all of his police training came to the forefront. Perhaps it was time to accept his brother’s offer.
Grant was uneasy. Years as a member of the Miami PD and detective had taught him that when a man is abusive towards a woman, this would not be the first or the last time. But when Grant stops an armed stranger dressed in black wearing a mask from entering Belle’s house, Red Stone Securities was the next contact on his list. He was going to make sure that Belle was protected at all time-including when she was not at home.
The relationship between Grant and Belle is slow to heat, much to Belle’s disappointment. But Belle is aware that Grant is self-conscious about the scars that cover much of the left side of his body. And she knows it will take a strong woman to let Grant know, that beauty is on the inside as well as the outside, and that two can play at the game of -who has the prettiest scars.
But the attacks against Belle begin to escalate including an attempt to drown her in the pool, and they now know the attacks are no longer random but a direct attempt. And when Belle is abducted by a stranger posing as a deliveryman Grant knows that his worst fears have come true. Someone from his past-unsolved cases of rape and murder-has stepped up the game and has made Belle his next intended victim.
DANGER NEXT DOOR is another fascinating storyline in the Red Stone Security Series by Katie Reus. A little more suspenseful than book #1, Belle and Grant’s story will have you wondering what and who will be the featured hero in Katie’s next Red Stone novel.
Reviewed by Sandy