From the USA Today best-selling Red Stone Security Series, a sexy romantic suspense of reunited lovers....
No woman ever affected Red Stone Security expert Kell Malone quite like Charlotte Bastien. It's been a year since that incredibly intense night they spent together and he still can't get her out of his head. When he discovers she's in Miami - with their three-month-old son - he's stunned. Hurt. He's also determined to know his child, and if she'll give him the chance, to make a life with the stubborn woman who has sworn off love.
Single mom Charlotte came to Miami to tell Kell about their son, and that's all - she won't open her heart just to have it trashed by another man. Unfortunately, Kell makes that hard. He's everything she wants, and just one look from him unleashes wicked memories and wild desires. When she witnesses a murder and lands on a hit list, Kell steps up to protect her and their son, but winning her love proves to be the hardest mission he's ever undertaken.
Author Note: His to Protect is the fifth story in the Red Stone Security series but can be listened to completely as a stand-alone.
©2013 Katie Reus (P)2014 Katie Reus
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"B+ overall rating..."
I only listen to audiobooks while I'm doing my household chores each week and honestly, I try not to spend too much time in those chores each week. As a result, it can sometimes take me over a month to get through a full audiobook. That's a bit too much time to invest, but that's where this audio was perfect for me. I'm a romantic suspense girl and with just over 3 hours of audio on the unabridged version of this story, it was perfect for me.
And in this book, that shortened story worked for me simply because Kell and Charlotte have their history behind them. Kell loved Charlotte for years, but she was married to his best friend. A best friend that she found out was cheating on her after his death. In the midst of the confusion of her husband's death, they got swept away with desire and had a one night stand. Kell wanted it to be so much more. Charlotte couldn't handle that and fled. Then she had a baby...Kell's baby.
This story takes place when that baby is three months old...so basically a year after their single night. Like I said, I'm not sure if this shortened story would have worked for me without their history. Charlotte also realizes that she did Kell wrong by not getting in touch with him when she got pregnant. I love that she owned up to that and instead of bristling at Kell's edicts, she agrees that he has some valid reasons for his demands. That was such a turnaround from most hidden baby stories and I liked the change. Also, the high drama of the situation (she stumbles on a murder) makes their sudden closeness even more believable.
I liked this one. I think the narrator did a great job on the audiobook and I love the short time needed to commit to this book. I plan to listen to more of the Red Stone series this way. I hope they all play out as well for me. I think that they will.
"Fast Pace and Good- Great Reader"
short story that is fast pace and keeps you listening straight through. Pyper Down was the reason I purchased this series. She is good! wow I have a new reader. I loved her read of the Caged Wolf, the Fang brothers series.
Kell, he is hot and knows how to get the goal
when Kell has his son sleeping in his arms watching a game
the fast pace was so refreshing. So many books are just too slow a listen.
I purchased this book on sale and the balance of Pyper Down reads of this series. I am really looking forward to the fast pace listen and wanted to share with other listeners.
"Romantic suspense at its finest!"
I absolutely loved Kellen in this book. No matter what, his love for Charlotte never dies. He is completely loyal to her, even after she left him in the beginning. And he supports her unconditionally when she comes back, even after finding out that they have a son together. Everyone wants a man like that. So Kell's character is what I love best about this book. His loyalty, his protectiveness and his unwavering love.
The memorable moments for me are always the suspenseful scenes towards the end of the book. The ones where the heroine gets kidnapped and the hero runs to the rescue. Katie Reus always seems to throw in a twist on them that you wouldn't think would happen and I love it. I hate reading a book where I always know what's going to happen next-with Katie's books I don't.
Yes, I have listened to a couple of other performances by Pyper Down. Overall, Pyer does a good job altering the characters voices and she has a pleasant voice to listen to, but the best performance I have heard of hers so far is the one she did for Fatal Deception by Katie Reus.
The scene towards the end of the book where Charlotte told Kell that she loved him. He thought she was telling him in the heat of the moment, but she knew she loved him even before she was taken-she just hadn't told him yet. I loved that scene, then of course there was the hot and steamy moment that everyone loves, and then the surprise for her that he had obviously been saving for awhile with a question that never actually got asked by a vulnerable, sexy Kell. Loved that whole sweet and sexy scene.
This is the 5th book in the Red Stone Security Series and I loved it! You don't have to read any of these books in order, but I do recommend reading them all. It's a great series!
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