Dangerous Protector

Dangerous Protector

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by Katie Reus
     
 

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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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781942447542
Publisher:
Katie Reus
Publication date:
07/09/2016
Series:
Red Stone Security , #14
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
383,629

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Dangerous Protector 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book is short, but the plot was really good. The bad guys were captured without much effort, seemed unreal. In the past I have enjoyed katie Reus and will to check out her books. mjw
Anonymous 6 months ago
Didn't like this one add much as her others-short book, very predictable climax and conclusion, light on character development
hkmd7 6 months ago
Great addition to established series. Dangerous Protector is book 14 in the Red Stone Security Series by Katie Reus. I really enjoyed this book. This series has evolved as it continues. The suspense is still there. The plots are still good. The interaction between the characters is well thought out. The series has branched out to include not only employees of Red Stone, but also their family and friends. This story involves Tegan and Aaron. Aaron works at Red Stone and Tegan works at Kimmy’s Cakes and Coffee. Tegan has felt an attraction to Aaron since she met him. Aaron (a single father who has been burned before) tries to ignore the pull he feels towards Tegan. Tegan’s past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance. Aaron is dead set on protecting her but Tegan is fearful that her past could harm both Aaron and his family. This was a fast paced quick read for me. I continue to enjoy this series by Ms. Reus and look forward to the continuation of this series.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Same as the other reviews..... great plot, great characters, not nearly enough content. I love the earlier Red Stone books but it feels as though they have gotten much shorter!
MelissaPorter32 6 months ago
Another awesome story by Katie Reus. This is one of my favorite series that keeps pulling me in, with every new book that comes out. I cannot wait to see what Katie decides to write next. Tegan has been on the run for two years. Now she has decided to stay in one place. Aaron has been walked out on before. So he keeps his distance from the women working in the coffee shop. He knows that she is trouble. But something just keeps pulling him in. When Tegan's life is in danger Aaron takes charge. He will do what is needed to protect her. Tegan thought that she was in the clear. She is afraid that everything will be taken away from her again. That life will once turn its back on her. Can she over come her fear? * ** *** **** ***** **** *** ** * Possible spoilers. A few of my favorite lines. * ** *** **** ***** **** *** ** * " How so?" he rumbled in that deep voice that flowed right through her like hot chocolate on a winter day, warming her from the inside out." "She was a combination of sassy and sensual." "And she terrified the hell out of him." "I'm still trying to come to terms with this sweeter version of Aaron Fitzpatrick, rather than the man who used to growl at me every time I saw him." "I never growled." "Hmm." "I'm a big teddy Bear." "No, he was stalking toward her, as if she was a little bunny and he was the big bad wolf who was going to devour her."
Anonymous 6 months ago
The author really pushed to get all elements into the book but did not give herself enough pages to flesh them out so everything felt very rushed.
blaise_zillah 6 months ago
I enjoyed learning more on these characters and how things developed between them. Great suspense, explosions and them fighting there attraction to each other. Look forward to the next one and who the characters might be.
angelblue-240 6 months ago
Another great addition to the Red Stone Security series, Dangerous Protector starts off with a bang. After witnessing Tegan almost killed by an explosion, Aaron is determined not to miss his chance at a relationship with her. Not trusting anyone else to take care of her, he brings her into his home so he can protect her while they try to solve the mystery of who is trying to kill her. Tegan thought that she was finally safe from the mobster that she was hiding from but after an attempt on her life she's not sure anymore. Her instincts are telling her to run again but her heart is telling her to stay with Aaron. While this book had plenty of action and was fast paced it wasn't my favorite out of the series. The conflict seemed to wrap up too fast but I loved how sweet the romance was. Aaron was protective and you could see how much he loved Tegan. And I really loved Tegan's interaction with Aaron's son Dillon. I liked how she wasn't an "instant mommy" that automatically knew how to handle a young child. The buildup between Aaron and Tegan was steamy and intense and once Aaron acknowledged his feelings for Tegan all bets were off, he was going to claim his woman. All in all, Dangerous Protector was a solid read and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. *I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 6 months ago
animation 6 months ago
Dangerous Protector is the 14th book in the Red Stone Security series. It's a quick fast read and for the most part a pretty sweet romance. I would have liked a little more character development for Aaron as everything with him was kinda on the surface. I completely understood where Tegan's character was coming from and I got her, but with Aaron it didn't seem as if I really got to know him. Outside of that it was still a nice read. ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review.
KnottyGirlReviews 6 months ago
Dangerous Protector is Book number 14 of the Red Stone Security series. My how time does fly, it seems like just yesterday that Porter and Lizzie were getting together! And the books just keep getting better. This is one of my favorite series and I do my utmost best to stay on top of when releases happen. (Her other series are pretty amazing as well!) In Dangerous Protector, Tegan O'Kelly has managed to settle in Tampa for the past 8 months after being on the run for two years from a chicago gangster who wants her dead. She has a nice job in a friend's coffee shop and a web business on the side. Everyone seems to like her with the exception of Aaron Fitzpatrick. Aaron finds himself attracted to Tegan and that's the very last thing the single father of a 5 year old wants. So he's surly to Tegan and avoids eye contact when he's in her shop. But he forgets part of his order one day, and when Tegan goes to her car on the way back after taking it back to him, her car explodes. When she explains everything to him at the hospital, Aaron steps up to the plate and decides to protect Tegan. Will they give in to their feelings? And just who is trying to kill Tegan? Grab a copy and find out. It's amazing! It's sexy! Aaron is the alpha male women want warming their bed, sweet and protective out of bed and a primal beast in the sheets!
grandmareads102 6 months ago
Tegan O'Kelly wants to stay in Miami and start her new life here. The gangster hunting her is dead and she's safe. Until her car is bombed in broad daylight. Who is this new enemy? Aaron Fitzpatrick is attracted to this beautiful redhead, but he doesn't want to be. His ex-wife walked out on him and their son. Now he's afraid to trust another woman. When he sees Tegan in danger his protective instincts kick in. No one will hurt her and he's the perfect man to keep her safe. After all he works for Red Stone Security. Let the hunt begin. I love a feisty heroine and Tegan fits the bill. She is intelligent and brave. She loves Aaron and his son, Dillon, is a charmer. Aaron is a great father and an honorable man. He keeps his emotions bottled up and is determined to make sure his boy is loved and protected. This made me fall for Him. I wanted these three to become a family. Chemistry is no problem for Aaron and Tegan. Their attraction is powerful. They just need to find out who is after Tegan and neutralize the threat. Katie Reus does a wonderful job writing romantic suspense. I was hooked from the first page. Her characters quickly become people that I care about. I want them to triumph over adversity and find their HEA. Dangerous Protector is a powerful story filled with unexpected twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. Miami at Christmas is beautiful and deadly. Thank goodness Red Stone Security is on the job! I'm a huge fan. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
djones1 6 months ago
Dangerous Protector Dangerous Protector is book 14 of the Red Stone Series. This is the story of Tegan and Aaron and their path to each other. Tegan works at Kimmy’s Cakes and Coffee. She has a crush on Aaron but he is seemingly determined to be surly and uncommunicative with her. She has no idea why he treats her this way. Tegan has been on the run from a mobster and with the mobster’s death, she can finally establish herself in the city. After Tegan has her car blown up, she realizes that the danger is not over. Aaron realizes what he could have lost with his avoidance of his building attraction for her. Aaron is a valued employee of Red Stone. He is also a single father, who had his wife walk out on him and their son. He is determined to protect Tegan and their future.
RoseVAcademyST 6 months ago
Another great addition to the Red Stone Security series! Aaron knows that Tegan is trouble but he can’t resist being around her. No matter their attraction, Aaron is not selfish and he would never hurt his son or Tegan by pursuing something more when it is obvious that Tegan has her own secrets. Tegan is sure that she has escaped the people that are hunting her – how could she not be when their leader is presumed dead. When her car explodes mere feet away from her, Tegan starts questioning the information she has been given. So, as she is about to run once again, to protect the people she has come to care about, Aaron is there and unwilling to let her out of his sight until the danger has passed. Despite their scorching chemistry, could Tegan place Aaron and even worse his young son in danger? This is the 14th book in the series and I really can’t believe how fast the series has developed. Dangerous Protector started off really great. We got to know more about our protagonists and their pasts and I also found it really sweet that the danger Tegan faces has brought them together instead of separating them. Dangerous Protector was a fabulous addition to the series and even though I really liked Tegan and Aaron, I wish there were more scenes with Dillon, Aaron’s young son. I hope you see more of Callan, Aaron’s brother and Kimmy, Tegan’s boss. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
Peachey04 6 months ago
This is another fantastic addition to the Red Stone Security series. This book grabbed me from the start and I could not put it down. The characters have remarkable chemistry and the story line is full of suspense, mystery and growing love. I highly recommend this book! Gifted a copy for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 6 months ago
DANGEROUS PROTECTOR is the fourteenth installment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult RED STONE SECURITY (RSS) romantic, suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for RSS. This is RSS agent, former Ranger, and single father Aaron Fitzpatrick, and web designer Tegan O’Kelly’s story line. DANGEROUS PROTECTOR can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from several third person perspectives DANGEROUS PROTECTOR follows Tegan O’Kelly on the run. From Chicago and everywhere in between Tegan has been running from the mob. Accused of stealing millions of dollars in diamond,s our heroine believed she was safe when news came that the person hunting her down had been killed in an horrific accident. Fast forward to present day, where Tegan begins to settle into the Miami life, only to be blindsided when she is targeted once again. Enter former Ranger and RSS security agent Aaron Fitzpatrick, the man she has dreamed about since they first met. What ensues is the building relationship between two people who have danced around one another for several months, and the search for the people responsible for the threats against Tegan’s life. Aaron is a bit of a brooder; a man burned by a previous relationship; a single father who has found himself attracted to Tegan O’Kelly. Keeping Tegan safe and protected finds our hero in the perfect position to get to know the woman who has starred in his nightly fantasies. The $ex scenes are intimate and sexy. We are introduced to Aaron’s son Dillon- a little boy of five who believes his daddy has found a new love. The world building continues to focus on the criminal element; the security firm known for their extra protection; and the men and women you will grow to love. DANGEROUS PROTECTOR is a suspense filled story of mystery and romance. The premise is engaging; the characters are inspiring; the romance is passionate and heartwarming. Katie Reus add another wonderful and enthralling installment to her fabulous Red Stone Security romantic suspense series.
weluvdopey 6 months ago
This is a great book; this is the fourteenth book in the Red Stone Security Series by Katie Reus. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
booknooknuts 6 months ago
Aaron always comes off as untouchable when he comes into the shop where Tegan works. She thinks he is beyond sexy but arrogant. She however does adore his son and his mom. After having your car explode in front of your work place what do you do? Well for starters you let the man whom you thought was untouchable protect you but at what cost? Tegan wanted to let her worries go away while staying at Aaron's but then things take a dangerous twist and she must go on the run yet again for the second time in her life. Can Aaron keep her safe? And just when you think she is safe well think again. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire read. Another smashing hit story in this fantastic series. We get just the right amount of suspense and sizzling romance. I was gifted this book for my honest review.
SMH6 6 months ago
this is a great series. i love the characters in each of the books and how they continue to come visit in each new book. While each book will stand alone, it is wonderful how reading them creates a family.
MBurton 6 months ago
Katie Reus writes the best Alpha Hero's! This story of Tegan and Aaron is a shorter story that focuses on Aaron taking complete control to protect Tegan from a Mob boss after her for false reasons. Tegan has been running for two years only stopping when she hears the mob boss has been killed. Aaron a single dad who works at Red Stone security has been visiting the coffee shop Tegan works at and witnesses her car being blown up. Up to that point Aaron was grudgingly trying to stay away from Tegan. His first marriage left him bitter and he doesn't want a relationship but Tegan is the first woman to get under his skin in five years. Once he witnesses her almost death, he realizes what a fool he's been. You can't help but fall for Aaron. He's the strong, silent type that grunts for answers. The way he protects Tegan will make any woman fall hard for him. Throw in his 5 year old son and you just want to swoon! I loved it! Katie Reus is an Alpha genius! ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
bouncyberthaCR 6 months ago
4 - "I'm not going anywhere..." Stars! Another quick and sexy addition to the Red Stone Security series, in the form of Tegan O’Kelly and Aaron Fitzpatrick’s story. Katie mixed it up with this couple in that Aaron is a single father, and Dillon was a welcome addition to the story. The action kicks off pretty quickly in Dangerous Protector, and just as Tegan thought she was finally safe enough to settle down in Miami after being on the run for two years, all her hopes come to nothing the day her car explodes. She’d woken up something inside him and he wasn’t going to run from it. Aaron sees the explosion as it happens, and having the fear of losing Tegan put front and center, finally pushes him to acknowledge that the woman from the coffee shop who he has tried to keep at arm’s length, means more to him than he originally wanted to admit to. Their chemistry burns hot and the connection between them grows quickly, especially as she ends up moving into his house for her protection, and the pressure of the circumstances that put her there in the first place means the feelings developing between them blossom very quickly. Katie, seems to grab her readers with her stories straight from the first chapter, I think that is why all of her books are so easy to read. Dangerous Protector was pretty much read in one sitting, due to the fact it was relatively short, but once you are on the ride of one of her stories, it’s always pretty hard to get off again until to have reached the conclusion. "You’re the best thing to happen to us." ARC generously provided by the author, and it was a pleasure to provide the above review.
aprilrenee1976 6 months ago
Complex and Full of Energy with Senual Heat-Just Right for RSS Series- a Must Read Another quick, fantastic & sensual read in the Red Stone Security Series with this entry being “Dangerous Protector”. The MC is Tegan O’Kelly and Aaron Fitzpatrick and their love story is emotional and action packed with enough sexual heat to rival Miami’s summers. Tegan has been running for her life for two years only stopping when she hears that the mob boss responsible has been” killed”. She starts living her life again and ends up meeting Aaron , a single father and handsome guy who works for Red Stone . One morning he is there when the shop explodes and that is when things take a surreal and dangerous turn. Aaron has pretty much up to this point treated Tegan not so nicely but when this happens , he comes to realize its time to put his claim on her and let this little miss know she is his. Aaron had let his previous relationship define other relationships and he was trying to do that with Tegan and now he wanted to fix that and also find out who was trying to kill her. It was amazing to see the change in Aaron –like night and day. He definitely went into alpha mode to protect his woman – Poor Tegan, she didnt know what hit her. She just knew she found her place in the sun, where she felt safe and loved finally for once in a long time. Tegan was a sweet woman who had been through so much and yet was still a fighter. Then you have Aaron, who is a single father and a cop-he is a born protector and an alpha male. I adore the way he protects Tegan and his sweet little boy. He makes sure they are both safe while he hunts down the threat to his lady love. The twists and turns are fast and furious in this story which is what make this one of top favorites. You will find all of the books in this series are fantastic but this is ne of the best . I cannot wait to read the next partaking in this series by Ms. Reus. My rating: 4.8 stars **** **I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review***
ZR1000 6 months ago
Just when she thought she was safe… This is the fourteenth book in the Red Stone Security series that can be read as a stand-alone. After two years on the run from a mobster, learning of his death, Tegan O’Kelly can breathe again. She settles down in Miami and begins the process of living a life outside of the shadows, now working and interacting with people, able to make friends. After eight months in town she’s no longer in a state of constant fear until one morning outside her part-time job her car is bombed as she approaches it to retrieve a sweater. Who is after her now is a mystery the authorities will have to unravel but this time she’s not inclined to run and with the man she’s been attracted to and eyed for months finally paying her attention she does have motivation to stay until the danger to others becomes a concern. An employee of Redstone Security and a single father, Aaron Fitzpatrick has eyed the lovely Tegan for months but has been reticent about making a move until she’s almost killed in front of him, reminded that life is too short to waste, with his protective instincts now on high, with or without Redstone’s help he’ll keep Tegan safe and get to know her better. But he has his own baggage about relationships to contend with and a five year old son whose emotional well-being depends on him. I like a strong heroine and Tegan is not just that but smart. In this day and age of technology it’s not easy to go off the grid and remain so yet she did. Her determination to survive was something Aaron and this reader admired about her. Aaron is a sweet, protective hero and a loving father to his adorable son. The personal issues they had to deal with for their pairing to succeed were relatable and understandable, I like that there was no real lack of communication between them. The relationship did seem to move rather quickly to more but it had been brewing for months just needing a catalyst to set things in motion. The epilogue was adorable. As always in this series there are villains to contend with and a suspenseful plot with a number of twists thrown in to add to the reading enjoyment. I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.