Dangerous Protector by Katie Reus
Red Stone Security #14
Tegan O’Kelly feels like she has a home in Miami and that it’s safe for her to settle down and start living her life again. Being on the run for 2 years was exhausting, but the man who was after Tegan is dead and she can finally breathe. But when her car explodes with her near by, Tegan realizes her troubles aren’t over. Aaron Fitzpatrick has avoided relationships ever since his wife left him and their young son, but when he sees Tegan hurt, he can’t stay away.
I was a little surprised by this book because I don’t really remember Aaron from Red Stone Security and Tegan is a completely new character (I think). Tegan was an interesting character because she’s pretty much been on her own for 2 years and has only just started putting down roots in Miami and making friends again. She’s crushed on Aaron ever since he started coming into the bakery but since he’s always a bit standoffish, she assumed he didn’t like her. I have to admire Tegan’s fortitude to survive off the grid and escape not just with her life but also with the bad guy’s puppy. Talk about a badass move!
Aaron was the standard protective hero who will do anything to keep Tegan safe but he also seemed mellower than some of the past Red Stone heroes. Aaron’s protective but not so macho about it and it was a nice change of pace. His son Dillon is also adorable and even though Tegan worries about dating a man with a kid, she’s clearly great with Dillon. Things move a little slower between Aaron and Tegan since Aaron has to consider his child’s well being and protecting Tegan is his main priority after that. Overall, this was a quick and easy read.
3 out of 5 stars
She thought she was finally safe…
After two years of running Tegan O’Kelly could finally stop when the deadly gangster after her died. Eight months ago she put down roots in sunny Miami. For the first time in years she has friends, a job she likes and she can think about the future, not just surviving to the next day. When her car is bombed in broad daylight, she decides to stand her ground instead of running from her faceless enemy.
But a deadly enemy has her in his crosshairs…
Single father Aaron Fitzpatrick knew Tegan was trouble from the moment he laid eyes on her. Sexy trouble wrapped up in a petite, dynamite package he fantasizes about kissing far too often. So far he’s been able to keep his distance, but when he witnesses her car explode—with her close by—something protective erupts inside him. After his wife left him and their son five years ago, he’s stayed away from relationships and women, but he can’t keep his distance from Tegan. It’s clear she’s in danger and the more he learns about her, the more he knows he has to stand beside her and fight the danger hunting her.
Published by KR Press, LLC on July 9, 2016
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