SWORN TO PROTECT (Red Stone Security #11) by Katie Reus-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 7, 2015
His worst mistake was walking away from her…
Quinn Brody ended things with sweet, sexy Athena when he learned she was a virgin. Their relationship was getting too serious and walking away seemed like the best plan. But Quinn has never been able to forget Athena. And when she gets a marketing job at Red Stone Security, it becomes impossible. Quinn wants a second chance, but Athena’s not interested—even if the chemistry between them is off the charts.
Now his past has come back to haunt him…
The man Quinn put behind bars has been released from prison and is out for blood. Quinn took years of the man’s life and helped his abused wife flee so now the ex-con is hell bent on using Athena to make Quinn pay.
He’ll do anything to protect her…
When Athena is sent to Vegas for a tradeshow Quinn volunteers to accompany her—to watch her back. But professional quickly turns personal when the threat to Athena escalates. Refusing to lose her again, Quinn will do anything to save her. Even if it means risking both his life and his heart.
REVIEW: SWORN TO PROTECT is the 11th installment in Katie Reus’s adult, contemporary Red Stone Security romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for RSS. This is Red Stone Security’s Quinn Brody, and their newest employee Athena Manikas storyline. All of Katie’s Red Stone Security installments can be read as stand alones without any difficulty. Some of the previous storyline characters appear in secondary and supporting roles: there is also a cross over with Katie’s Serafina: Sin City series- a spin off from her RSS series.
Told from several third person perspectives SWORN TO PROTECT follows the rekindling of a relationship between Athena and Quinn. Two months earlier, Quinn ended his romance with Athena following her declaration that she was a virgin and in the ensuing time Quinn has been unable to forget the woman who stole his heart. Discovering Athena was now working for Red Stone Security as their director of marketing, Quinn begins a slow seduction of the woman he pushed away. A threat directed at both Quinn and Athena finds our hero as both protector and would be lover, when someone from Quinn’s past intends to destroy everyone that he loves. A business trip to Vegas allows Quinn the opportunity to get up close and personal under the pretense of protecting the woman with whom he is falling in love.
The relationship between Quinn and Athena is one of second chances but Athena is afraid to have her heart broken –again. What ensues is the rebuilding of trust before Athena allows Quinn to claim her as his own. The $ex scenes are seductive and a little bit steamy.
Several of the Red Stone Security agents and their significant others play a supporting role throughout the storyline, as well as the Serafina’s security specialist Iris Christiansen. We are introduced to Athena’s assistant Raegan, with a possible romance blossoming with one of two potential suitors. The requisite evil comes in the form of an ex con with a grudge against Quinn Brody.
SWORN TO PROTECT is a quick read; a fast paced, second chance romance with a little bit of suspense. There is an insta-love quality to the storyline but our couple has a previous history so the fast build up is to be expected. Katie Reus’s Red Stone Security series is always a ‘go to’ read every time. I have never been disappointed with Katie’s storylines-there is always something that draws me in like a moth to a flame. Her characters are charismatic and colorful; the storylines engaging and enjoyable; the love and happily ever afters fated.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy