Danger Next Door (Romantic Suspense)

Danger Next Door (Romantic Suspense)

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by Katie Reus
     
 
*A contemporary beauty and the beast themed romantic suspense*

After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she's

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*A contemporary beauty and the beast themed romantic suspense*

After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she's nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he'd never have a chance with a woman like her--not with his disfigurement--he can't stay away.

Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she's finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed--until a madman fixates on her.

With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he's destroyed her.

Length: 37,000 words
Red Stone Security Series, Book 2

Author Note: Danger Next Door is the second story in the Red Stone Security series but can be read completely as a stand-alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014714938
Publisher:
Katie Reus
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Red Stone Security , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
31,697
File size:
825 KB

Meet the Author

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

For more information on Katie please visit her website: www.katiereus.com. Also find her on twitter @katiereus or visit her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor

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Danger Next Door (Romantic Suspense) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
TheJeepDiva More than 1 year ago
Grant notices his new neighbor the moment she moves into the house next door. He can’t help but notice her, she’s beautiful. He also believes that his burn scars will scare her. Belle is thankful that her neighbor is around when she is attacked in her new back yard. On her own for the first time in her life she finds having the former detective right next door a comfort. The fact that he is protective and handsome is just an added bonus. Grant and Belle are trying to figure out what is beginning between them. The mutual attraction is there. They enjoy the time together, but someone keeps attacking Belle. While this keeps Belle close to Grant he wants to find the person behind it. The violence of the attacks are rapidly escalating and her life is in constant danger. I loved Grant and Belle’s characters. Belle’s blunt, holds nothing back personality is exactly what Grant needed. Grant tried to hide away from the world after he was left scarred by an explosion. He still has his all of the instincts and protectiveness that the military and law enforcement work engrained in him. His issues stem from having recently had his view about his personal appearance changed. He is still physically and mentally healing. Belle works at a hospital and has been through some medical problems of her own. She knows how to handle many of the emotional problems Grant is struggling with. Having not read the first book in Katie’s Red Stone Security series I can easily say this book works as a stand-alone. The characters from the first book are mentioned, but they do not have an actual role in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I really enjoyed this book. My only complaint is that it was a tad short, ergo only 4 stars. I read it in 2 hours. I wish the author would've expanded the story a bit. It had all the right ingredients for a terrific romantic suspense. The heroine was great as was the hero and their chemistry was undeniable. Albeit short, I still recommend this book.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book in the series! I really enjoyed Danger Next Door, the second in the Red Stone Security series by Katie Rues. This is Grant and Belle’s story. Belle, who is trying to get out from under her family’s protective nature, moves in next door to Grant who is struggling with depression over a sting operation that involved him tripping a bomb and left him scarred and on leave from work as a detective with the Miami Police Department. Belle is a target of a serial killer wanting to “play” with Grant (but he does not realize it at the time). Because of this, Grant, and Belle spend a lot of time together. As with her first book in the series, I like how Katie writes a story where the hero and heroine are together for most of the book. I enjoyed watching how the chemistry between Belle and Grant is tested and restrained as they got to know each other. Katie did a nice job developing the characters of Grant and Belle. I like how she writes in third person so you get to feel both characters’ emotions and feelings. She also did this well with the serial killer which was a little creepy! The few love scenes in the book were very well written and fit the story and characters. It was very hard to put this book down, which is why I was able to read it in a day. The suspense of the killer possibly capturing Belle as well as the relationship of Belle and Grant heating up keeps you reading to see what will right up until the end. I highly recommend this book!
practimom More than 1 year ago
This was the second in the Red Stone Security series and it was excellent! Grant is a super hunky hero who was wounded on a police sting in a drug house. Wounded while trying to save a 6 year old. He gets put on leave to heal, and while on leave he gets a new neighbor, in the form of the gorgeous Belle. Belle, who has her own scars, is very sweet and sees past the scars Grant try to hide. It was a great love story, with plenty of suspense, and I thought I had figured out who the "bad" guy was, but I was thrown for a loop. This was an excellent read that I highly recommend and I can't wait for the next installment.
rmcrms5 More than 1 year ago
Love this series!
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dlsully75 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Katie Reus! This is the second book in the Red Stone Security Series. It is full of action, suspense, and romance. Grant is a former detective that quit the force after a drug bust went bad. He obtained some severe scarring from the incident and was afraid that no woman would want to be with him because of the way he looked. Grant is a tough, magnetic character and is very protective of those he cares about. Belle is Grant's new neighbor. Finally, Belle is moving out of her parents home and into her own place. Belle is a great heroine-she is very strong and brave and she tells you how she feels. I love it. A lot of times there is no filter where her mouth is concerned. When Belle is accosted at her home by an old family friend, Grant jumps in to protect her and that is the beginning of their relationship. Later when someone tries to break in her house to get to her, Grant will stop at nothing to protect her and make sure she stays safe. I really liked the characters in this book and I look forward to reading the next one!
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Great story and characters. Fast paced. Fun read.
SoniaF More than 1 year ago
The only problem with this story is it's short - less than 100 pages. However, it's got all the elements that make a good story up. The main couple is so passionate, I loved reading how they met, seeing them falling in love. Also, the plot of who and why someone is trying to kill Belle is an interesting and thrilling one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not finish it. Rediculously not believable. Stopped at page 128. Woman too weak, hero to controlling, too many incidents in just a couple of days, way too much heat with a complete stranger a in only a couple of days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not wait to read the rest of the series
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DBTan More than 1 year ago
An outstanding addition to a captivating series. I love Grant's and Belle's story. Instant attraction, undeniable chemistry, gripping suspense and action and hot passionate romance all combine to give one unforgettable book.  Highly recommended!
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EMILYLILY05 More than 1 year ago
MUST READ
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Fantastic read. Lots of action and passion. Now onto book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was book two in the Red Stone Security series and it was my favorite of the series. loved the characters, loved the story. it was a quick read and one I didn't want to put down.