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Chasing Vengeance

(Redemption Harbor #7)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  755 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Wanting her means putting a target on her back…

Layla’s taste in men runs toward the epic side of awful. With one murderous ex-fiancé already behind her, she’s attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie, Nova. And wine. Lots of wine. The very thing that helps her make another epic mistake—trying to kiss Xavier, one of her newest friends. So wh
Published April 9th 2019 by KR Press, LLC
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What a wonderful ending to this awesome series!

We met Layla in a previous book after she had witnessed her fiancée kill a man. Now she has moved to Redemption Harbor and is trying to settle down. After meeting Xavier they have become friends and while she feels things she normally doesn’t feel for a friend, she’s aware that he doesn’t share those same desires. But after a night out with another man, Xavier confronts her and holy heck, it was spectacular…until she woke up the next morning.


Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sadly the time is upon us to wave farewell to the Redemption Harbor team and seeing us out are Layla and Xavier,

description ...he was a killer who didn’t deserve her, but here they were.”

This is a couple who soon discover being together brings danger to their door and, as has become the MO with this series, Chasing Vengeance is fast paced, steamy and heartfelt featuring a guy who is just the right amount of alpha and a woman strong enough to test his resolve.

description She owned a part of him he’d thought was l
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus

Romantic suspense. Last book in the Redemption Harbor series. It could be read as a standalone but because all the characters from the prior books are in this one, it's better read subsequent to the prior books.

The hit man falls in love, decides to give up his profession for he heroine but the past isn't that easy to walk away from. She's now in danger and it's up to the whole crew at Redemption Harbor Security to protect her.

This series was fast moving adventure,
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I'm sad to see this is the final book in the series. I love the mix of good and anti-hero characters that have come together to form this security team. They don't always follows the rules but they do only target the bad.

Xavier is a hit man, friend to former hit man and one of the newer members of the Redemption Harbor Consulting team, Axel. He met Layla at Axel and Hadley's wedding and he just can't seem to walk away. Unfortunately, he believes he isn't good enough for so he keeps them in the f
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "I was doing the right thing..." Stars!

We return to Redemption Harbor for the final time with Chasing Vengeance giving us Layla and Xavier’s story.

Nothing about his feelings for her were plain or simple…

Being a hitman, certainly puts a crimp in Xavier’s dating style, it’s not a profession that really works alongside a long-term relationship, settling down and starting a family. And for Xavier, it’s not been something he has ever aspired to really want, that is until he meets Layla at a m
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

I'm sad this series in now over, but this was a great book to end it with.

We met Layla in her BFF, Nova's, book after she escapes her ex-fiancee. Xavier is a hired killer and friends with Alex. They hook up and Xavier's past comes back to haunt him and hurt her. All the Redemption Security gang comes in to help.

Great epilogue with Skye and Colt. Tears that it's now over...maybe one day she could do Valencia's HEA
Eva Millien
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Layla is attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie and lots of wine and since her and relationships don’t mix she has no business fantasizing about her sexy and funny new friend, Xavier. A good hitman has no business forging a personal life and no matter how much he wants Layla, wanting her puts a target on her back and Xavier is determined to keep her safe.

The final book in the Redemption Harbor is an exciting, explosive and emotional story that holds readers ca
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the final installment of the Redemption Harbor Security series, and while I am sad to see the series end, I also feel like this is a good place to tie it all up.

Layla hasn’t had the best of luck with men, and that’s an understatement. After running to her best friend, Nova, in order to save herself from her ex-fiance, Layla isn’t in a hurry to start a new relationship. But meeting Axel’s friend, Xavier, at a wedding sparks a new friendship and a flame that Layla does her best to keep hi
Mar 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Duuuuude! I thought Covert Games (Book 6) was the last one but then I found this!! I love this series <3
April Symes
Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus is book 7 in the Redemption Harbor series and the final installment in this series. I'm so sorry that this is the end because this series had it all- suspense, passion, action, adventure, heat, drama, angst, romance and love- the couples that came out of each book was amazing and book 7 is no different. We have Layla and Xavier’s story in Chasing Vengeance.
We actually met Layla in a previous RH book after she witnessed her fiancée kill a man. Now in book 7, she h
Nikki Brooks
A stunning conclusion to the series. I'm sad to say goodbye but hope that we may get little updates from the gang from time to time!

Xavier is a hitman, a good one. He sees himself as a necessary evil, taking out those who deserve it. But although he is secure in his profession, he also doesn't think he deserved to have a HEA. Especially not one with Layle in it. She deserves nothing but happiness and a good man after the last guy she loved turned out to be a murdering jackass!

Layla thinks she is
Kari Hansen
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
After the way her last relationship ended all Layla wants is a new start in Redemption Harbor. When she met Xavier at Axel and Hadley’s wedding she knows that the last thing she needs is to get involved with another man so quickly but her feelings for him are starting to run much deeper than friends.

Xavier is looking to leave his past behind him and is now working for the Redemption Harbor Consulting team. He knows that he should stay away from Layla as he believes she deserves a better man than
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus is book 7 in the Redemption Harbor Series. This is the story of Xavier and Layla. This could be made into a standalone book but it is a great series so you might not want to miss it.
Layla is feeling bruised after some bad choices she has made one being almost married to a murder and another big one was trying to kiss Xavier. Now she is just trying to move forward making better decisions...or trying too. Xavier is a hit man who is now working with Redemption Harbo
What an awesome read! I truly am sad as this is the last book in this series and my heart is broken. I fell in love with all these characters and Xavier and Layla was no exception. Layla and Xavier were friends with deep feelings for each other but Xavier felt he couldn't be with her because of his current lifestyle. After some angst and Xavier finally getting his act together, him and Layla find their HEA! Filled with all past characters, action, humor, hot sex and so much love between all of t ...more
T.M. Payne
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Chasing Vengeance (Redemption Harbor #7)
My Rating: 5 Stars
Author: Katie Reus
Publication Date: 4/9/2019
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts

Absolutely Best Book in this series!!!!
This book kept me glued to it from the first page.
This is Xavier and Layla's story and wowzers what a story.
Layla thought all bad things were behind her, that is until Xavier...
Xavier is a bad boy to the core, and Layla well her life wasn't all daisies.
We get all the friends from Redemption Harbo
A Klue
Katie Reus really seems to have a sure fire romance recipe when she whips up romantic reads in her Redemption Harbor series. Now up to book 7, we once again find ourselves surrounded by intrigue, danger, and a destined to be together love struggling to conquer all, if only Xavier, the hero, would put his hands and heart up in complete surrender.

Quiet, sweet, former damsel in distress Layla was more than ready to be this guy’s leading lady. She’s been patient but seems to be on the brink of havi
Marie Andersson
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It feels a bit bittersweet this is the last book in the Redemption Harbor series. I have enjoyed this series. Katie writes great alpha men. Sigh. 😍❤️💜❤️And Skye is a cool bad ass woman.
Chasing Vengeance is Layla's book. She is Nova's best friend. Layla had been saved from her dangerous fiance and thinks her taste in men is bad. There is something about Xavier and maybe he can become more than a friend? Xavier is interested but someone from his past wants to use it against him. Someone who wants
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Layla, a character from a previous novel, has found herself in a situation with Xavier, a hit man, that nobody ever wants to be in. She has more feelings for him than just friendship and he seems to want to stay just friends. They aren't dating, but they do hang out when he's in town.

But he has a surprise for her. He likes her, too and wants more with her. He finally breaks and they end up in the same bed. But the next day, he's gone, leaving her with an impersonal note. She's angry, as anybody
Niken Widyastuti
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The last book in the Redemption Harbor series. One of my favourite series of Katie Reus’.

Overall, the book was great. As usual, it was fast paced, full of action and sexy times. Characters development also great, complicated yet lovable characters. Plus we got to see all other characters from previous books. And their stories round up nice and well here.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t give this book a 5-star rating. The theme of “she’s too good for me” was getting old, very fast. So, though I still en
Katie Reus brings us the conclusion of Redemption Harbor Security with the addition of the last member of their team, Xavier, Axel's old military buddy who is also a contract killer. I've loved this journey watching the team grow and work together to keep others safe. I love the couples chemistry, the action and the suspense Katie weaves into her stories with a touch of humor. Perfection. Thank you Katie for the copy of this story for my voluntary and honest review.

Layla Ferrer, Nova's foster si
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This is the final book in the Redemption Harbor series and features Nova's best friend, Layla who was saved by the team previously, and Axel's friend, Xavier. After meeting at Axel's wedding, Layla and Xavier became friends. Friends who text, facetime, and get together when he is in town.

Layla is attracted to him, but tries not to let it show. Xavier has it bad for her, but he hides it. He is not who Layla thinks he is and knows he is not good enough for her. She has already escaped one dangero
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Layla and Xavier's love story keeps the reader on the edge of their seat through all the action. Layla is Nova's best friend and non-blood sister from their formative years in foster care. Layla just recently escaped from her mob connected fiancee's clutches - with the help or Nova and Gage. She relocated to Redemption Harbor to be closer to Nova and possible repercussions from turning states evidence against her ex-fiancee's mob connections. It has been a year and now and she is attempting to g ...more
Sandy Kelly
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book 7 in the Redemption Harbor Security series and while it can be read as a stand alone, I would at least read book 5 before this one as it introduces us to Layla and you see exactly what happened to her. Layla has moved to Redemption Harbor to be closer to her best friend and to start over after what happened. Xavier is a hit man and is friends with Axel and meets Layla at Axel's wedding. They are friends but there is also a lot of chemistry although Xavier is doing his best to stay a ...more
Linda Rimer-Como
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great addition to this amazing series! The story line is filled with suspense, doubt, true friendship and an attraction that can not be denied. The characters have terrific connections and interactions throughout. Sorry this is the last book of this series, but so glad to have come to know all these truly unique characters and their stories.

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.
Jessica Frances
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nancy Ku
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chasing Vengeance (Redemption Harbor Security, #7) by Katie Reus ...This is the final book in this series and I will miss all my friends at Redemption Harbor Security. Thanks so much to the publisher and #NetGalley for allowing me to preview this book. This is Layla and Xavier's story.. ( she was saved by the gang at RHS from her evil ex who wanted to kill her) (he is a hit man sometimes for the CIA and sometimes not) He doesn't think he is good enough for her and that he'll put her in danger... ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm so sad to say goodbye to this series! Chasing Vengeance was a great finale for one of my favorite romantic suspense series.

Layla is attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor after surviving a sadistic ex. Xavier is a hitman who met Layla through a mutual friend. Because of his profession, he knows that he should stay away from Layla but he finds himself unable to.

I thought Layla and Xavier were perfect for each other. She brings light into his otherwise dark life. This was no easy HEA t
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus is book seven and the conclusion in her Redemption Harbor Security series.
Every book in this series, while somehow connected, is about another couple and can easily be read as standalones.
Meet Layla. She's a woman with bad taste in men. She choses one loser after the next. Now she's in Redemption Harbor to start over. The teacher loves her job, her friends are great, only hwer personal life is somehow lackingh. And there he comes into the picture.
Xavier is a hitm
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what a wild ride! I should be embarrassed to say this, but I've purchased many books written by this author, but I haven't read them yet - yikes! Now, I'm wondering what took me so long because she certainly knows how to write alpha men/military/romantic suspense. I'm a bit upset with myself that I started reading this series with this book (I think it's the series finale) but that being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and wasn't confused reading about the other characters from the prev ...more
Diane Saul
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story takes you back to Redemption Harbor for the last book in the series. This is Layla and Xavier’s story. Layla is a teacher who is attracted to sexy hit man Xavier. Someone has a score to settle with Xavier and they are targeting his loved ones.

This book is a romance filled with suspense and danger. I loved going back to Redemption Harbor and visiting the characters again, tho this book could be read as a stand alone. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.
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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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