Breaking Her Rules by Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security #6
Published: March 31, 2013 by KR Press, LLC
Genre: Suspense Romance
A sexy billionaire is about to stake his claim…
Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she’s also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security’s most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she’s assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with. The instant Iris walks back into the billionaire’s diamond-studded orbit, the wild attraction flares between them…and her reputation, objectivity, and heart are in trouble.
After an attempt on his life, business magnate Wyatt Christiansen calls in major favors to hire Iris as his bodyguard. He knows she’s the best, though he has another motive too. He sees this as his final chance to win her heart. But when danger spins out of control, all Wyatt can think of is getting Iris out of harm’s way—even if it means losing her love in the end.
Unfortunately, the killer seems to know their every move. If Wyatt and Iris don’t figure out who put out the hit, they’ll lose more than their chance at happiness together.
So I think one of my favorite things about this book is the role reversal of Iris as the bodyguard protecting Wyatt. Iris was an incredibly strong heroine who knew how to take care of herself and others and really valued her job and her skills. Wyatt also respected these skills although a miscommunication in Vegas has led Iris to believe that Wyatt is looking for more of a traditional “housewife”. I was worried that Wyatt would be overly possessive and not like what Iris does as a job but instead it created a really interesting struggle for Wyatt who greatly respects Iris’s strength but is also terrified of losing her because she’ll sacrifice herself to save him.
“I’ve spent too damn long running from any kind of real attachment and you’re mine Wyatt Christiansen.”
Just like the other Red Stone Security books, there was plenty of action to keep the book moving at a quick pace. Katie Reus is definitely a master at romantic suspense and I always get sucked into her stories no matter what. My one complaint would be the fact that Iris would be allowed to work as Wyatt’s bodyguard in the first place. Iris’s boss is aware of the marriage but he still allows it because Wyatt is a powerful person. However, I feel like Harrison has just as much clout, so it just didn’t make sense to me. However, Iris is only his official bodyguard for a short amount of time before she steps back and decides to just be his wife and attempt to give their marriage a try.
I thought that Wyatt and Iris were a great couple because they were both incredibly intense although Iris hides most of it behind a calm facade. Even though their lives are very different now as adults they have a lot of commonalities like their upbringing and military service the gives them a good foundation for a relationship. They also have crazy chemistry which clearly jumps off the pages for the reader, so I enjoyed watching these two learn to work together and find their happiness.
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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