Savage Rising by Katie Reus
Redemption Harbor #2
Having a child completely changed Olivia’s life and helped her get on the right side of the law. But it also made it easier for her to get pulled back into her past when her old “boss” threatens her child. Olivia will do anything to keep her daughter safe but she knows getting help from Redemption Harbor Consulting and her best friend Skye, is the only way she’ll make it through this alive. A rough upbringing and too long in the shadows of the government has left Savage with emotional scars. He might be out of that life – sort of – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still affecting him. Working with Olivia is no hardship but this is the first time he might want something more from a woman.
Another great action packed romance by Katie Reus. I loved the fake relationship trope but wish we had gotten more on the hero and heroine’s backgrounds. The action was great as always and it kept me interested in the story the whole way through.
“This woman had snuck under his armor and she wasn’t coming anywhere. He didn’t want her to.”
I liked both Olivia and Savage and felt that they were good people who had gotten knocked down a few times in the past. They had excellent chemistry and the tension between them kept the fake relationship trope interesting. The insta-love is on warp speed in this one. Though I’m not normally bothered by insta-love I felt that Savage takes the plunge really fast considering his outlook on relationships and what he feels he wants in life.
I wanted more of an understanding of Olivia’s past and how she got into criminal history. She gives a brief summation and covers the highlights but doesn’t really delve into why a young woman just out of college would start robbing people.
3 out of 5 stars
Tags: Fake Relationship | Security | Single Parent | Undercover
Having a child changed everything for Olivia—she vowed to keep her little girl safe from the mistakes of her past. But when the most dangerous person she ever met blackmails her into doing one last heist, the world she’s so carefully built goes into a tailspin. Frantic, she heads to Redemption Harbor in search of help. Sparks fly when she meets Savage, a man who will do anything to keep Olivia and her daughter safe. He’ll help her get her life back, but can he handle seeing who she once was?
Can they pull it off? Savage poses as her obsessive ex during a daring undercover operation—and soon the line between reality and their cover story becomes blurred. He’ll use every trick he knows to keep the sensual woman alive and out of jail—and in his life. But the clock is ticking and if they can’t find a way to trust each other, no one will make it out alive.
Published by KR Press, LLC on September 26, 2017
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