RETRIBUTION by Katie Reus-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 12, 2015
She sees brief glimpses of the future…
Nika and Alena Brennan will do anything to kill a vicious Russian crime boss and they’re using his only son to get to him. Yet when the time comes to execute their plan, psychic Nika hesitates due to an unexpected entanglement with sexy security expert Declan Gallagher. When her sister is kidnapped and all their carefully laid plans go awry, Nika must depend on Declan and her mortal enemy’s son to get her sister back.
He invades her dreams and teases her with sensual pleasures…
As a dream walker, Declan is capable of seeing anyone’s innermost thoughts as they sleep. With Nika, however, he finds himself playing a deadly, seductive game. He knows she’s not who she says she is and he’s determined to find out the real reason she’s in Miami before she gets herself or someone else killed.
Time is running out…
Nika’s window of opportunity is closing to save her sister and find a way to protect their secrets without landing them both in jail. With innocent lives at stake, Nika must decide if the retribution she’s waited a lifetime for is worth losing the man who has won her heart.
REVIEW: RETRIBUTION is a romantic suspense storyline with a paranormal twist from author Katie Reus. The storyline follows dream walker and former CIA agent Declan Gallagher as he is tasked with uncovering the truth behind two sisters and their involvement in a string of unexplained deaths connected to the Russian crime syndicate.
Told from third person point of view, RETRIBUTION focuses on a vendetta and retribution against a group of men who, twenty years earlier, destroyed Nika and Alena Brennan’s family but the twist comes in the form of psychic Nika Gallagher as she is able to see the future as well as visits ghosts from the past. When Declan contacts Nika in her dreams, she is unaware that the sexy man will become a dangerous part of her future. As Alena sets into motion a deadly plan, Nika will begin to fall in love with the man who has been tasked with stopping the sisters before they can put their plans into motion.
Declan is a dream walker. When a favor is called in from the FBI, Declan must traverse a minefield of information; the possibility of betrayal from one of his own; and falling for a woman he believes is connected to a series of possible murders. The $ex scenes are intimate and provocative but the relationship has been based upon a series of lies of betrayal.
RETRIBUTION is an intense and suspense filled storyline with a large ensemble cast of characters that play secondary and supporting roles throughout the story. WE are introduced to Declan’s telekinetic brother Riley, as well as several members of Declan’s team at Gallagher Security. I am not sure if Katie has plans for additional storylines but there are many more characters waiting for their stories to be told. The requisite evil comes in the form of the man who ordered the hit against Nika and Alena’s parents, and the conundrum focuses on the growing relationship between Alena and the son of the man she is determined to kill.
Katie Reus pulls together a story of drug smuggling, human trafficking, retribution and revenge. As one couple struggles with the possibility of a future another couple will be destroyed by lies and deceit. The premise is intriguing; the characters engaging, believable and realistic; the storyline fast paced, imaginative and dramatic.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy