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Unintended Target

(MacArthur Family #2)

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If you’re in the mood for a quick, light romantic suspense read, check out the MacArthur Family Series!

He’s not her type.

Elementary school teacher Patience had her whole summer planned out, and it included margaritas and a lot of time at the beach. But when she agrees to a temporary nanny position as a favor to a friend, the last thing she expected was to butt heads with—o
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Published March 23rd 2021 by KR Press, LLC
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Unintended Target by Katie Reus
2nd of 3 novellas from the MacArthur Family series. Romance with a touch of suspense. Can be read as a stand-alone.
Patience agrees to be a nanny for the summer during her teaching break. Brodie takes his job as head of security seriously but blunders with a background check on Patience. As the attraction between the two grows, so does the mystery of why so many nannies prior to Patience left without notice.

Fast moving novella with quick attraction and lite suspen
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Carvanz
This was one of those reads that you get to just sit back and chill with. Nothing too incredibly heavy or dramatic, light on the angst, but perfect on the romance.





Patience was a heroine I liked immediately. As this is written primarily from her point of view, it was easy to connect with her. When Brodie confronts her at one point, she didn’t hesitate to let him have it, and I love that she was confident enough to do so in the face of a man many would find intimidating.





While we didn’t get a lot
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Deborah
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75*


This is a cute little romance.

Patience is a teacher looking forward to summer break. Unfortunately her mother has other plans and convinces her to help out a family friend. So now she’s spending her summer working as a nanny.

Brodie is head of security for Trevor Robinson a man who’s just lost his brother and sister-in-law. Trevor had taken on the care of their nine month old son Oliver.

Trevor is rich, his house is luxurious and Oliver is a little cutie. So why can’t he keep a nanny?
Every
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
I found this to be a cute story even with the side of danger. That’s mainly due to Patience. She was a sweet heroine who steps into help a family friend, as a nanny, while they try to figure out why all the previous nannies quit. I was just as baffled as they were until a few pieces of the puzzle started to come together.

Our hero Brodie was a bit more intense. He’s head of security for the guy Patience is helping and they have an instant connection. However, Brodie has a pretty suspicion nature
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Jennifer
Mar 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

It's brother Brodie's turn for a HEA. Patience meets him and likes him, and then he does a bone head thing. They meet again, and he has to work for her to give him another chance. I sure didn't see that person as the bad guy. There's only a one sentence mention of the previous couple. I hope Trevor gets a book too, but I think sister Sienna is up next.
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Romance Recs
Unintended Target by Katie Reus is a short, lighthearted, yet thrilling romantic suspense novella.

Patience, our heroine is an elementary school teacher who is looking forward to enjoying her whole summer off. She has plans to enjoy herself and travel a bit. Just as soon as she’s starting to get comfortable with the idea of having the entire summer off, her mom calls with an update about Trevor, a family friend who recently became a guardian to his baby nephew Oliver. Her mom ends up guilt trippi
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Alisa
Feb 25, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5*
Patience is a teacher on summer break. Her plans include a whole lot of relaxing and then some more relaxing, but when family friends ask her to babysit a little boy she cannot bring herself to say no. Brodie is head of security for Patience's employer. And these two do not start on the right foot. Then Patience gets poisoned and Brodie suspects that it wasn't an accident.
I enjoyed this one a bit less than the first novella. The heroes of the first one, Kathryn and Daniel, Brodie's brother,
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Alex(Books-In-A-Storm)
It was a really cute read.
I loved the first book so loving this one was a given.
It starts of a little rocky but they find there way to each other. I loved the story.
Elodie’s Reading Corner
Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Unintended Target
MacArthur Family Series #2
Katie Reus
https://www.facebook.com/katiereusaut...
Release Date 03/23/2021
Publisher KR Press

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Check out the MacArthur Family series if you’re in the mood for quick, light romantic suspense reads!

He’s not her type.

Elementary school teacher Patience had her whole summer planned out, and it included margaritas and a lot of time at the beach. But when she agrees to a temporary nanny position as a favor to a friend, the last thing she expected was to but
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April Symes
Unintended Target by Katie Reus is a short, fast-paced, engaging romantic suspense novella. This is This is security specialist Brodie MacArthur, and kindergarten teacher Patience Carras’ story. Patience is a teacher and was due to have a summer break but she got a call from her mom, who is friends with Trevor Robinson mom. He was needing a nanny for his nephew due to being without one suddenly. So Patience offered to help out temporarily. Brodie is Trevor's head of security and the sparks fly b ...more
Sandy
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Patience agrees to help Trevor out and be his nanny for a short time. Brodie is Trevor’s head of security and suspicious of everyone. These two clash right away. As the title suggests, Patience gets caught up in someone’s plot. Brodie does all that he can to watch over Patience and love comes about as a result. Steamy and lots of action and suspense.
Treena
Low angst, fast paced, and swoony novella with great MC's. This was a great and quick little story! ...more
Sandy S
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--UNINTENDED TARGET is the second instalment in Katie Reus’ contemporary, adult MACARTHUR FAMILY romantic suspense novella series. This is security specialist Brodie MacArthur, and kindergarten teacher Patience Carras’ story line. UNINTENDED TARGET can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Patience and Brodie) UNINTENDED TARGET follows the quick buildi
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Sandy S
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars--UNINTENDED TARGET is the second instalment in Katie Reus’ contemporary, adult MACARTHUR FAMILY romantic suspense novella series. This is security specialist Brodie MacArthur, and kindergarten teacher Patience Carras’ story line. UNINTENDED TARGET can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Patience and Brodie) UNINTENDED TARGET follows the quick buildi
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Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brodie MacArtthur is a security guy for Trevor, a wealthy businessman who has recently acquired custody of his nephew when his brother and his wife were killed in a helicopter crash. Trevor has hired nannies to help him with the 10-month-old, but they keep quitting on him. He's hiring through a reputable agency, he pays them well, and treats them kindly, so he can't figure out why they're quitting. In desperation, he hires Patience, a kindergarten teacher that's off for the summer.

Patience has
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Pamela Lilley
Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
I do enjoy Katie Reus’s stories, even though I’m not a fan of writing in the third person, it does work well with these stories. There’s always a little drama, suspense and of course romance. Plus, Unintended Target has the added benefit of a grumpy, super sexy bodyguard, Brodie, who it seems doesn’t trust anyone, not even sweet nanny, Patience. Even though she’s sweet and gentle she has a fierce protective side, and Brodie soon discovers she’s no wallflower. The attraction’s real, and so is the ...more
Rosemary K
Mar 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Patience is a elementary teacher. She loves her kids but is glad for her summer break. Now she can kick back and relax. Her plans are disrupted when her mother asks her to be a nanny for a family friend. Trevor is in a bind. He's had several nannies quit with no notice. Why? The baby is so sweet. Unfortunately the head of security is another matter. Brodie accused her of lying on her resume. Patience won't take his treatment and gives her notice. After he realizes his mistake, she agrees to stay ...more
Julie
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
A quick read novella that will give you some angst, suspense, and romance. I had an easy time connecting with Patience, a kindergarten teacher, who celebrates her first day of summer with a margarita by the pool. Only to have her lofty summer plans upended to do a favor for her mom. Her temporary summer gig takes her to the home of a family friend in need of a nanny. She quickly butts heads with the head of security, Brodie. Brodie needs to fix the situation quick. The two have a connection, and ...more
Book Him Danno
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Katie Reus is able to take a Novella length story and fill it with sexy and blush worth romance, action back and characters that readers will be able to connect with. The short story pack a big punch and readers of Katie Rues will love this new series.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for a copy of Katie Reus Unintended Target.
Sandra R
Mar 21, 2021 rated it liked it
An enjoyable, well written slow burn and sweet romance novella, with a little touch of drama and suspense. A nice solid read to fill in a couple of hours, with an interesting back story. There's a couple of steamy scenes near the end that are tastefully written. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author. 3.5 stars. My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC in return for my opinion. ...more
Tracie R
Apr 30, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgally
The second book in the MacArthur Family, Unintended Target is an intriguing romantic suspense. Brodie and Patience were engaging characters and the action paced, well-paced story line kept me compelled to keep reading throughout
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
A cute and so funny it hurt romantic story this was a novella so it was a shorter than I realised but no less good a read. The chemistry between Patience and Trevor is so hot! Definitely recommend,

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Dawn
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet little romance. You'll enjoy curling up with this book for a quick read anywhere.

When Patience gets talked into a summer nanny job and out of the vacationing summer plans she made she has no idea it could lead to the love of her life.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Speed
Feb 27, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute short read about the next MacArthur brother, Broadway, and Patience, a kindergarten teacher. Filled with brief suspense and lukewarm romance makes for a sweet romance. 3 stars 🌟 🌟🌟
Laura
Mar 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction? Book Blog


Patience is a kindergarten teacher on summer break. Her plans involve a pool, some snorkeling, and lots of margaritas. Until her mom calls begging a favor. A friend of the family needs a nanny. He's just taken over custody of his baby nephew after the baby's parents died. The man's nannies keep quitting and none of them will say why. Patience has known him since they were kids, so she of course says yes, but only for the summer. She has a job she loves and

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Mags
The second novella in Ms Reus's new MacArthur Family series is a satisfying, fast-paced, enjoyable and quick read. That had a little suspense, likable characters and a truly engaging romance. And I would happily recommend it to others.

**I was kindly provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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Shelley
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
She’s an Unintended Target🎯

Patience is a kindergarten teacher and on holiday, when her mom calls her for a favour. She agrees and starts a nanny job looking after Oliver. Unfortunately, some weird events take place which Brodie, Trevor’s Head of Security starts to suspect is an inside job especially since him and Patience have started seeing each other😳

I loved this story of Patience and Brodie, it was filled with suspense and the pages flew by. I can’t wait to read Sienna’s story next❣️I recei
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Jenn
Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Unintended Target is the 2nd book in the MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus. I will say this one has a decidedly different storyline feel than Falling for Irish, but I still really enjoyed it.

Patience has some very definite plans for herself over summer break which included some serious beach and pool time with margaritas and definitely nothing to do with students, or teaching, or even really any responsibility at all. But her plans take a definite nosedive when her mother talks her into help
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Kai
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Quick read, Safe, liked both mc's, a few jumping to conclusions was the low angst. Enjoyed the story ...more
NICUnurse Stephanie
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Unintended Target is book two in Katie Reus’ new MacArthur Family series. They are both novellas but are standalone titles, so don’t let the fact that it’s the second in a series put you off. You can start with this book or only read this book and have no issues following the plot or the characters’ relationships.

Patience is a school teacher who used to be a nanny, so when a family friend desperately needs her help over the summer, she reluctantly agrees to step in until he can hire a full-time
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