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Bound to Danger

(Deadly Ops #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,523 ratings  ·  197 reviews
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 ...more
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Published August 5th 2014 by Signet
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Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bound to Danger was a thrill ride filled with danger at every turn! But at the heart of this story was a sweet, second chance romance.

Maria’s whole life has been turned upside down after surviving a bomb blast that took out a mansion full of party goers, including her mother. Unfortunately, Maria can’t remember anything before the blast and the-powers-that-be are very interested in how she survived. Enter Cade O’Reilly, the man who broke her heart eight years earlier. He’s been assigned to prote
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

Lickable Well-Written PageTurner
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

Haven't got time to do a review but if had to sum up in one word that would be....Outstanding!!
Maria is at a charity gala when she accidentally overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack, she manages to escape the building but before she can get completely free of the area she is injured in a massive explosion and loses her memory. She remembers enough to know that there are more attacks planned but the trauma has left the details fuzzy so she doesn't know enough to help police stop them. Cade is the NSA Agent who is assigned to protect Maria and help her get her memory back. He was fr ...more
Deea (Andreea)
Aug 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book was not for me.

I tried, I really did. But I couldn't find anything to like about it.

Most often I asked myself why I even bothered too, or why I kept hoping it would get better and dragged my feet through almost 3/4 of it. *smh*

I'm not very picky when it comes to this type of books, because most of the time I like them as background when I'm busy doing something else, working, doing stuff around the house, right before going to sleep etc. But no. This one didn't work out even then. I
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I had a hard time rating this one. I was really pulled into it at first, but there were also a number of times I rolled my eyes. So I went with a 3 star rating.

Ms. Reus writes really well and I definitely enjoy her style of writing; plus romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres.

The plot of a terrorist attack in Miami was good and begins with an attack at a charity event with some key rollers in the city. I thought the two primary terrorists and their motives were fairly well developed. Th
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Now this is how you write a romantic suspense story. Katie Reus delivers a multilayered, suspenseful story punctuated by her trademark hot romance.

Things I really liked about this book:

1. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives. Not only do we get the point of view of Maria and Cade, but also the guy with the finger on the trigger of a bomb. The terrorist is not really sympathetic, but understanding the reasons why he is targeting Miami gives another welcomed layer to the story. He is no
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
I enjoyed this book but I hope that every hero and heroine in this series won’t be second chance romances because I am already over the “lack of communication” or “misunderstanding” thing.

Similar to book 1, Agent Cade O’Riley was thrust back into Maria Cervantes life after she became the sole survivor of an explosion due to a terrorist attack. The actual plot was entertaining and was as much a focal point as the romance. I was just as invested in their reunion as I was in eliminating the bad guy
Mindy Lou's Book Review
-second chance romance
-75% Suspense/25% Romance. I would prefer more romance but still enjoyed the storyline.
-very protective hero that displays some jealous and possessive tendencies.
-likeable heroine who is in the line of fire and being protected by the hero.
-story is safe when it comes to the couple but this is a violent storyline involving terrorist, bombing, sex trafficking and the CIA.
-felt sympathy for the villian when I learned the why to his actions
-narrator of the audio book is very
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A deadly race against time with a former Marine and sister of his fallen friend.

Opening Sentence: “Cade O’Reilly ran full force through the triple-canopy jungle, the unbearable summer heat and giant mosquitos barely a blip on his radar as he dodged low-hanging vines and branches.”

The Review:

Maria is at a benefit dinner when she gets ill, she’s taken to a back bedroom where she overhears a conversation about a deadly terrorist attack in Miami, be
Christi Snow
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Review:
A- rating...
I enjoyed this book a lot. I loved that Cade and Maria had a history, even though it ended badly eight years ago. That connection between them is still there despite time and distance, which always works for me as a reader. The suspense of not knowing exactly what happened with Cade and Maria's brother, Riel, kept me wondering throughout the whole book. I also really enjoyed the emails that were sprinkled throughout the book. Because of their unresolved issues and emotions,
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I gave this audiobook a B for the content and B- for the narration at AudioGals*

With a feel somewhat reminiscent of Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series or Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series, Bound to Danger is sure to appeal to lovers of action adventure romances, particularly those sporting military or former military trained operatives. While technically labeled a romantic suspense title, I really felt that the suspense angle of this novel was much more subdued as the motivation for the dang
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: katie-reus
4.5 loving this series.
Anna's Herding Cats
Prettied up review at herding cats & burning soup.

Oh yeah. I am always up for a little romantic suspense. Throw in a second chance at love, military men and some sweet letters exchanged while he was deployed years earlier? And I'm in heaven! Bound by Danger was quite the ride as Maria's life is thrown into serious danger after overhearing a terrorist plot and becoming the only survivor of one of their bombings. The it's thrown into even more emotional turmoil when the man who comes in to keep he
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Looking for excitement, danger, suspense, and steamy hot romance? Bound to Danger by Katie Reus is the ticket. Bound to Danger is the second book in the Deadly Ops series. It can be read as a stand alone novel.

The way Katie Reus writes makes it easy for the reader to jump right into the novel and become absorbed until the very last word. She builds the story with escalating suspense, blazing sexual tension, and a well paced plot. Katie Reus writes with passion and excitement.

Bound to Danger
Adria's Musings
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

Bound to Danger was such a trip! Heart pumping action, intriguing mystery and a red hot romance that left me wanting more, author Katie Reus definitely knows how to capture an audience and keep them entertained!

Maria Cervantes is the only survivor of a terrorist act that left her mother and countless others dead. The shock of the incident has left her with no memory of that night and in desperate need of protection. Now, Cade O’Reilly, a man from her p
 Reading In Pajamas
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review: Bound to Danger (Deadly Ops Series #2) by Katie Reus
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars

I loved the pulse pumping action and danger that was thrown at them throughout the book. I did get confused at times as to why she was still a target, but then I got immersed in the story and it no longer mattered. The romance was hot and sexy and flowed nicely with the story. I would have scored it a 5 but I wasn’t thril
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Maria finds herself in the middle of a terrorist attack, as the only survivor. What she never saw coming was the one assigned to guard her after this, Cade. Once upon a time, he was her brothers best friend and they had something about to happen between them, but when disaster struck Cade disappeared. Now he´s back, and this time he´s not planning to leave her.
Suspense, action, smutty fluff and an Alpha male back to claim his love in an awesome combo. Love this series!
Disclaimer: I received a
Marie Andersson
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite books and when I need comfort and strenght I relisten or reread.Cade is one of my favorite heroes.Alpha without being a jerk,sexy but also unsure when it comes to Maria.Will she hate him if he tells her his secret?He left without a word 8 years ago because of this.Maria was very hurt because she started to fell in love with him.It is very emotional when he finally tells her.Sigh!If you enjoy romantic suspense don't miss this book!
Marie Andersson
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Katie Reus has done it again! Romantic Suspense at its finest!

I fell in love with Cade.Tall, muscular, green eyes and tattoos.Yummy! And he is very protective.*Sigh!*He is my new book boyfriend for sure! I'm hoping Levi gets his book next.I'm curious about him.:)

I was given a copy from the publisher and this is my honest review!
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Everything from the title, to the cover, to the blurb told me this one would be an exciting book that I just shouldn't miss. Aaannd, after closing the cover on the final pages, I'd say that it totally lived up to expectation.

This is the second book of the series, but I had no trouble jumping in with this one though I will definitely be going back for Jack and Sophie's story.

The story opens with Maria Cervantes going to a party for the rich to connect with donors for her community youth program
Quinn's Book Nook
I love Katie Reus' Red Stone Security series, but since that series is complete, I decided to try some of her books from her Deadly Ops series. I have just been loving Romantic Suspense lately, and Katie Reus does good romantic suspense. Bound to Danger is the second book in the Deadly Ops series, and I actually ended up liking this more than I was expecting to.

Bound to Danger is about Maria Cervantes, a community activist in Miami. At a benefit dinner, there is an explosion, and Maria is the on
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I have recently discovered a love for romantic suspense, but I hadn't had a chance to try any of Katie Reus' novels. Better late than never, though, because she can write one suspenseful and definitely romantic story!

Maria Cervantes hasn't heard from or seen Cade O'Reilly ever since her brother died while serving with him eight years ago. But when Maria barely escapes an explosion after overhearing men plotting terrorist attacks, Cade, now working for the NSA, comes in to protect her and find th
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

This is the second book in Ms Reus' series called Deadly Ops, and is set to be yet another fast paced and action packed book. This series features all American alpha heros who work in the military and for the government protecting their country and it's citizens. Each book works very well as a standalone but characters from previous stories do reappear so it's fun to catch up with all these
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
review posted on Got Fiction? book blog

While Maria is getting over a horrible stomach flu, she has a charity function to attend. It normally would be something she’d blow off until she felt better, but unfortunately she has to attend.

She comes from an affluent family and even has a bodyguard with her at the event. But while she’s inside looking for her mother, her stomach has other plans. In her feverish state, hugging a toilet in an unused room, she overhears terrorists planning something horr
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bound to Danger is the second book in the Deadly Ops series. This book tells the story of Maria and Cade.

Meet Maria. Maria Cervantes is a philantropist who loves helping those in need. Despite being unwell, she attends a benefit dinner, bound to help her raise money for her family's organisation. However, she is at the wrong place at the wrong time, and overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack against Miami. Maria has no time to react when an explosion destroys everything around her. Waking
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: special-ops
I'm just transitioning to the Rom suspense genre and couldn't have come across a better author than Katie Reus to relish in this new-to-me genre. She scored big in my "book" with this story.
Cade and Maria are reunited after a bomb attack kills Maria's mother and causes Maria's life to enter some kind of life and death situation. Cade, a NSA special agent, jumps at the opportunity to help and see Maria Cervantes, and old friend who could've been more than that at one time but decided to break ti
Trish R.
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read..

This started out pretty exciting, with a huge explosion at a party and everyone dead except Maria, who has a touch of amnesia. And then Cade coming back into her life after 8 years. And, yet again, a hero who doesn’t think he’s good enough for her AND she was his best friend’s little sister. This storyline is getting pretty old. But, since it has terrorists and such hopefully it won’t dwell too much on who’s good enough and who’s not.

So, Maria had her TSTL moment and got herself ca
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Maria finds her world torn apart when a charity event her and her mother are attending is blown to smithereens. Maria is the only survivor from the blast and now the terrorists that are involved are hot on her heels. Lucky for her, her brother's best friend, and Maria's crush from 8 years ago is a black ops agent who is hell bent on keeping her alive while finding out who's behind the attacks and why. The only problem is, she can't remember anything from the day of the attack.

This is a highly s
Patti Correa
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: katie-reus, favorites
First I have to say that I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for early review. This is also my first ever review.

This being the second book in the Deadly Ops series, I was eagerly awaiting its release. When I started reading, it was a very familiar story that I could have sworn I read before. It may have been in the preview snippets or that the explosion story line was linked to another of Katie's books. I love how Katie brings in characters from other series to tie the story together
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Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Redemption Harbor 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. After chang ...more

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“The guilt over his secret was eating him up alive, but hell, the feel of her in his arms threatened to override all of it. This was Maria, the woman he’d fantasized about for almost a decade. In his arms.
He shifted again and tried to pull his hips back, but Maria snuggled tighter against him, hooking one leg over his hip.
Yeah, he had to get out of here. It was still dark outside, so maybe he could salvage a few hours and get some rest in his own bed. She’d just asked him to stay until she fell asleep. Which he’d done. Now it was time to relocate.
Slowly he reached back and lightly grasped her wrist, moving her hand so that she wasn’t wrapping her arm around him. Next, he tried to do the same with her leg. Grasping her silky-smooth thigh, he froze when she let out a tiny moan in her sleep. And when she practically ground against him, he groaned.
Couldn’t help it. She felt so good the sound just escaped—and woke her up.”
“Cade shifted against the sheets, trying to ease his painful erection. He was going against every protocol there was. Sleeping in the same bed as the woman in his protective custody? Genius plan. It would be one thing if he was simply trying to comfort her, to make her feel at ease. Yeah, it would still be breaking some rules, but he was intensely attracted to her. Had been from the moment they met all those years ago.” 5 likes
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