Hunting Danger by Katie Reus
Series: Redemption Harbor #5
Published: September 25, 2018 by KR Press, LLC
Genre: Suspense Romance
The one woman he wants…
When a childhood friend needs help, Nova doesn’t hesitate. They endured the foster system together, forging a bond Nova can’t ignore. Relying on her friends from Redemption Harbor Consulting—including Gage, the computer genius she’s falling for—is out of the question. She used to work for the CIA and she’s trained—she can handle this. Besides, the whole team is working on their own important jobs. She’s not going to drag anyone away when she’s not sure it’s necessary.
Is the one he can’t have…
When Nova asks for time off out of the blue—and use of the company jet—former Marine Gage takes note. Of course, he notices everything about Nova. But as one of her bosses, his growing attraction to her is a line he won’t cross. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll let her run straight into danger—and a quick hack of her computer proves she’s gotten in over her head. Gage is coming along for the ride, whether the sassy assistant likes it or not. He’ll do whatever’s necessary to save her friend…and keep Nova out of the clutches of a lethal enemy who won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way.
While I’ve enjoyed this series, Hunting Danger wasn’t my favorite of the bunch which I’m sad about because I’ve been waiting to finally get Nova and Gage’s story. Gage is a hacker extraordinaire but his feelings about his self-worth has kept him from going after what he wants. He’s also worried about overstepping by hitting on someone who is an employee even though he’s not exactly Nova’s direct boss. But Nova returns Gage’s feelings and once she has a chance to spend time with him she starts to suspect Gage wants her too. However, Gage spends most of the book running hot and cold and sending lots of mixed signals. I felt that this confusion lasted just a bit too long but it does keep the tension high throughout the book. It takes work but Nova refuses to give up on Gage and she has no problem calling him on his “dumbass” moments.
While I liked the hero and heroine the series of events leading up to them admitting their feelings just didn’t work so well for me. When Nova and Gage first set out for Montana to visit her friend, they take Brooks’ private jet but disaster strikes and the plane crashes under mysterious circumstances. It turns out the plane being sabotaged has nothing to do with Gage, Nova, or the evil fiancé; I felt like this whole part of the story just didn’t make any sense. The point of the plane crash was for Gage and Nova to realize they liked each other but they don’t actually admit this. While they do kiss in the aftermath it takes quite a bit more of the story for them to actually give into their feelings. This makes it seem like the plane crash and their developing relationship has no connection. Had this been the only thing I might have rated this higher but I also had a problem with how things ended with the fiancé. I don’t agree with Gage’s actions and I think it was completely unnecessary as a choice.
3 stars – it was good
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