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His Secret Past

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  376 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste's world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She's finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling ...more
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Published January 2nd 2012 by Carina Press
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Mar 01, 2012 ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡ rated it it was amazing
Alexis has a 5 year old boy & a fiance. She notices an SUV following her. She walks past and sees Hunter, her ex-lover & father to her son. He has no idea he even has a son, but is there to protect Alexis from the people who are out to get him. The bad CIA guy.

This is one of those great misunderstanding stories that have an HEA and a whole lot of action. I always thought one character was going to be bad, but nope. That was a good thing.

It's a short, make you feel good all ends perfect.
3.5 stars.

A few too many peripheral characters to keep straight. Made it a bit confusing.
Romantic suspense with a good dose of romance. I liked it. It moved at a comfortable pace and developed the characters enough for an enjoyable read.
Laura Wright
Jan 02, 2012 Laura Wright rated it it was amazing
Everything I've come to expect from Katie Reus: sexy, suspenseful and emotionally satisfying..
Mar 18, 2014 Yona rated it really liked it
The first half of the book was slow and I couldn't connect but it got a lot better and I ended up enjoying it.
Dec 27, 2011 Jen rated it it was amazing
WOW This book is just Awesome! I really loved this story!
There is so much suspense in it! I kept going back to Katie Reus's webpage thinking this wasn't the first book to a series, but it's a stand alone book, just has a lot of mystery in it - but it all comes out towards the end :)

OH WOW ! I really enjoyed reading this one. I was hoping to start the New Year off with a really good book, and I"m glad I did!

The story starts off 2 days after Hunter left the Panama Jungle. And the first place he
Dec 19, 2011 Janina rated it really liked it
It had been six years since Hunter Cassidy disappeared from Alexis Baptiste's life, leaving her alone and pregnant without a clue to where he went. But just as she began to move on with her life, he shows up and rescues her from an assassin and she is forced to go on the run with him to protect her and her son's life. Hunter is determined to protect Cassidy and their son from the rogue CIA agents who ruined his life. But denying his feelings for Cassidy is going to be one of the hardest challeng ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 stars

His Secret Past is a fast paced, action-packed romantic suspense with a heartwarming story about second chances!

I loved just about everything in this novel but especially the strong and compelling characters. The hero and heroine of the story have a past which always helps the relationship gain believability and the story flow in these shorter novels (about 175 pages).
Hunter left Alexis six years ago to protect her from the dangers of his job as an undercover DEA agent when a few dirt
The BookWhisperer
Jan 12, 2012 The BookWhisperer rated it it was amazing
Katie Reus is an excellent romance author. I connected with every part of His Secret Past, and throughly enjoyed every aspect of the story. Alexis is a pure, strong, and independent woman. I loved her character, and was instantly a fan. As a single parent and dedicated mother; her character is an open book. Hunter on the other hand takes a little time to uncover. With the mystery of his past readers will be uncertain whether they should love him or hate him. After discovering he left the love of ...more
Feb 07, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Review:His Secret Past by Katie Reus
It was suspense, you were never quite sure who all you could trust in the story.
Hunter Cassidy disappeared six years ago and left behind Alexis Baptiste pregnant.
Hunter was a former DEA agent and thought his boss was on the take. CIA
had shown him proof. The CIA wanted him to go undercover and get close to head of a drug cartel and get some papers in his files.
His cover was a gun dealer.
Hunter hated what he was doing but thought it was for CIA found out
The BookChick
Feb 06, 2012 The BookChick rated it really liked it
Book Description:
Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former D
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I'm not sure what I expected, but I really enjoyed it and thought it was a really interesting and gripping plot, albeit a bit complicated at times.

This is the story of Hunter who is an agent for the DEA and has been working to try to clear his name following an under-cover assignment that went wrong. It meant he had to leave the love of his life, Alexis, however fate has bought them back together again and all of the couple's feelings are re-awoken.

This b
The book had all the things I liked.
Secret baby plot, angst, adventure, mobsters, rough alpha hero with a past that is going to bite everybody in the ass,etc.

So what was the problem?

The plot kind of sagged in the middle.
It did not make the book a bad one, but it most certainly stopped me from loving it.
There were also the characters. I was ok with them, but I never LOVED them.
I respected the heroine on some level, but I never wished to be in her shoes, even when her ex lover returned and made he
Paula  Phillips
Feb 07, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it liked it
Good Crime Novel - Check , Hunky Guy with shirt half-open on front cover - Check :). As I'm on holiday leave, I thought I would take this time to catch up with my Netgalley books .
His Secret Past takes us into the life of Hunter Cassidy and Alexis Baptiste. Six years ago, Hunter worked for the DEA , hunting down bad guys and drug dealers. He was put on a job , it was supposed to be like any other job - an in and out and then return to his normal life. However, things didn't turn to plan and Hun
Books and Spoons
Oct 08, 2014 Books and Spoons rated it really liked it
A story filled with dark secrets, conspiracy, lost love, and second chances.
The layers upon layers of secrets, betrayals, mistrust starts to unravel when, after six years in exile, Hunter is not only facing CIA agents gone bad and wanting him dead, but the love of his Life, Alexis.
The deepness of dishonesty and treason was uncovered through the story, with hidden parties to the deception, that took me by surprise. The story has a bit darker side to it, with the murky waters of the different agen
Aug 10, 2015 Bev rated it really liked it
Well! I really enjoyed that despite being light on the romance and heavy on the suspense. Solid, tight writing made with no TSTL characters pulling ridiculous moves made for a cracking little read.

4.5 stars
I didn't like this much. Too many characters jumbled up and too predictable. Even for me.
Jan 16, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it
Review originally posted here:

Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley

I was excited for this book because the blurb instantly intrigued me. But after the first chapter or I was very hesitant to continue on, mainly because Alexis has a fiance, and her feelings for Hunter are all over the place.

Hunter left Alexis six years ago to protect her. Now – just when he thinks he is going to get his life back – someone is threateni
Book Binge
Apr 11, 2012 Book Binge rated it really liked it
Katie Reus seems to be one of those authors who has found a way to craft a story that maintains the delicate balance between a serious and involved romantic snarl with the demands of a suspense story of the kind that could be a stand alone novel on its own merits. You have a hero who has been almost literally buried as an undercover DEA agent in South America in an effort to unravel the hold of a major drug cartel on the drug trade. You also have a strong heroine who has been left behind by the ...more
Christi Snow
Dec 13, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:

This was simply an amazing story which was incredibly suspenseful and entertaining. This is one of those stories that is heartbreaking because there is no doubt that the hero and heroine love each other. Six years ago, they were planning their lives and future together, but then Hunter's work as a DEA agent got in the way and he had to leave without a word. What he didn't know was that Alexis was pregnant at the time. What she didn't know is that he was leaving to keep her safe. Now Al
Amy R
Aug 07, 2012 Amy R rated it it was amazing
After reading His Secret Past I was a little worn out (in a good way). I love when romantic suspense does that to me. I can’t put the book down until I know things will turn out okay. I tried to find breaks in the story where I was satisfied enough to put the book down, but just couldn't. One chapter rolled into the next and the action or romance never quite stopped. In this story Hunter, a DEA agent, has been on undercover work for six years. In the process he uncovers a dirty CIA agent who bla ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Christa rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
This was an enjoyable, fast-paced romantic suspense. It was not my favorite book by this author, but I did like the story. The heroine, Alexis Baptiste, was a likeable, caring single mother. The hero had been an undercover federal agent, and he carried lots of guilt over his past actions. I felt that even though they had a relationship in the past, once the hero turned up after six years away, things moved a bit too quickly between them for it to be comletely believable for me. Other than that, ...more
Kerry  sullivan
Jan 22, 2012 Kerry sullivan rated it it was amazing
This is the summary off the back of the book.
Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an
Hsiau Wei
Jan 24, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
This is a rather a very fast paced romance thriller and it tells the story of Hunter Cassidy who emerged again in Alexis's life after leaving her without any reason six years ago. He have no knowledge that Alexis' borned him a son who is now six years old. Having restraining himself from her to save her life from being harmed due to his previous job assignment, he found himself having difficulty to keep himself away from her. There is an obvious attraction sparks between them but with them runni ...more
Dec 11, 2015 ZETTER rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Triumphant Love!!!

Hunter Cassidy left Alexis Baptiste without a word six years ago....he made a deal with Tom Davis a dirty CIA agent he'd been working for....Not trusting the man to keep his word, Hunter had to make sure that the woman he loved was safe.

Alexis was heartbroken when Hunter took off but what he didn't know was that she was pregnant with his child and was planning to tell him the day he left....With danger lurking around her, Hunter came back into her life to save her and got the b
Dec 14, 2011 Dannielle rated it liked it
This book was pretty good. Hunter had a lot of explaining to do for where he was for the past six years. And even though it was explained numerous times, it was convoluted enough that I'm not sure I ever completely understood what happened.

I felt bad for Alexis having to deal with the stress of being in danger on top of dealing with Hunter coming back into her life. When she broke up with her fiance because of her unresolved feelings for Hunter I remember thinking to myself that she was letting
Dec 17, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
Recommends it for: romace, thriller
I really liked this book. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love stories where a lost love comes back and gets all mixed up in the MC's life. And add in a kid and it only gets better. That's what happened here, Hunter pops up in Alexis and their son's life out of the blue and rescues them from an assignation attempt forcing them to go on the run to stay alive. Of course their feelings for each other resurface and along with fighting an unknown enemy they must fight their love that the ...more
Dec 28, 2011 Judith rated it really liked it
Another fine novel from an author that seems to have managed the delicate balance between romance and suspense. Set in a context of terroism and the betrayal of someone within the inner circles of the DEA, it is also a story of an unrequited love, the discovery of a child that is previously unknown to the father, and a woman whose hurt has really never gone away. Lots going on here that is compelling and certainly engaging to the mind as well as the emotions. Well written and edited, it is a rea ...more
Hope Frost
Mar 26, 2012 Hope Frost rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. I liked that Alexis was sassy and smart, not the kind of girl that needed help constantly but yet she was first and foremost a mother and she took that very seriously. Hunter was a typical alpha male, but tried so hard to stay away from Alexis for her own safety, not wanting her mixed up in his world. The chemistry written between the characters was immediate and I enjoyed watching them struggle to keep their distance. I was pretty sure I knew the bad guys from the good guy ...more
Feb 05, 2012 Ally rated it liked it
I really liked the blurb for His Secret Past, however I didn't enjoy His Secret Pash as much as the blurb. I enjoyed the characters and thought they were well written but I just couldn't get into the storyline that much because I found it quite angsty, especially at times when it didn't need to be quite so angst ridden. I do like Katie Reus, however, I prefer her paranormal romances.
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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. ...more
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