Bound to Danger
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 ...more
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 theDeadly 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
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. ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
-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 ...more
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.”
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
Suspense, action, smutty fluff and an Alpha male back to claim his love in an awesome combo. Love this series!
Disclaimer: I received a ...more
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!
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 ...more
Bound to Danger is about Maria Cervantes, a community activist in Miami. At a benefit dinner, there is an explosion, and Maria is the ...more
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 ...more
*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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This is a highly ...more
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 ...more
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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.”