Secret Obsession

Secret Obsession

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by Katie Reus
     
 

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He's the security she's always needed.

Since she moved to Miami, Raegan Taylor has desired Ford Burke-a sexy and rugged cop. He's everything she's ever wanted. Unfortunately for Raegan, Ford's kept his distance. But when a night out goes extremely wrong, his protective instincts kick into high gear, and he finds himself fighting for her in more ways than one.

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He's the security she's always needed.

Since she moved to Miami, Raegan Taylor has desired Ford Burke-a sexy and rugged cop. He's everything she's ever wanted. Unfortunately for Raegan, Ford's kept his distance. But when a night out goes extremely wrong, his protective instincts kick into high gear, and he finds himself fighting for her in more ways than one.

She's exactly what he was trying to avoid.

Once Raegan and Ford grow closer, the harder they start to fall for each other. But Ford's past stirs up feelings he just can't control, threatening to destroy everything they've worked for. And when he screws up, he may lose more than just his one shot with her.

And now someone's ready to ruin it all.

Someone wants Raegan-and if he can't have her-nobody can. He's waiting. He's watching. He's lurking. Ready to strike. He'll make her his. He'll take down anyone who gets in his way-even a cop.

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ISBN-13:
9781942447634
Publisher:
Katie Reus
Publication date:
08/19/2016
Series:
Red Stone Security , #12
Pages:
190

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Secret Obsession (romantic suspense) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
RoseVAcademyST More than 1 year ago
Secret Obsession is the twelfth book in the Red Stone Security series and it offers not one but two parallel romances. The main focus, though, are Raegan Taylor, Harrison, Grant and Porter’s cousin and sexy cop, Ford Burke. Ford cannot believe that the one woman whom he desires is the Caldwell’s cousin. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s a decade younger than him and the fact that he can’t seem to control himself around her, makes Ford believe that Raegan is a dream that he is never going to enjoy. Raegan may be the Caldwell’s cousin but she won’t let them control her life. Working at RSS with Athena is something she didn’t expect to be doing but she has come to love her job. She likes everyone at RSS and her job offers her more than she would ever need. But something is missing and she knows exactly what, Ford. Even though the sexy cop won’t admit his feelings, his actions say a lot. So, when Ford saves her from a night gone wrong, Raegan knows it’s a now or never opportunity. Secret obsession was amazing! I really liked Ford and Reagan as a couple. I loved the fact that we got to see and hear from couples from the previous books in the series and I especially loved the scenes with Mara and Harrison (they still remain my fav couple). We also get to meet Raegan’s friends, Ruby and Dominique. This book has two romances and the other, while parallel, is a bit short-ish but still really great! We got to see Ruby and Montez get together and how their relationship developed and everything and it was so cute! As for Dominique, worry not. Katie recently announced that she’s getting her own story with a character we briefly meet here. Her book, Love Thy Enemy, will be out early June, so make sure to read this one before the next one comes out! Another great read by Katie Reus! *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
animation More than 1 year ago
OK, I've been obsessed with the Red Stone Security series since book one, so it's no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment. I must say however, that it wasn't the story line or the hunky, gorgeous guy ( of course, they helped) this time. It was all about Raegan! The way Katie Reus wrote this character, gave me LIFE! Raeagan is frickin hilarious and takes no crap from anyone. I laughed so much throughout this book, that I had a stomach ache when I was done reading. The secondary storyline with Ruby and Montez was sweet and gave a small break to the intensity of Raegan and Ford's story. Very good read! ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Okay, I thought that Katie had gone off the deep end with her villain in Secret Obsession, because we saw him in the inner walls of Red Stone. So, we have the villain roaming the halls, and he has an obsession of Raegan Taylor. Who doesn't love Raegan, I mean she's sweet, wholesome, farm girl living in the city. She brings out the protective side of people, especially Ford Burke. Along with the budding romance of Raegan and Ford, we also have a secondary relationship going on Ruby and Montez. Ruby is Julieta friend and co-worker at the lingerie shop, and Ruby has a crush on Julieta's brother. Since they're not Red Stone employees they wouldn't get their own story and Katie manage to fit them into the story. She did a pretty good job. Like always Katie had me wondering who this mystery stalker was, and had me a little creeped out, because he had access to the building. I wonder how she's going to top the creepiness with the next Red Stone book. Other than being creeped out by the stalker, I did like the romance between Raegan and Ford. It seem like it was moving fast, then again Ford has been secretly trying to find the courage to ask her out. He's a little guy shy after his last girlfriend, and his issue almost ruin his chances with Raegan. Good thing she has overprotective relatives to knock sense into Ford. Overall, a pretty good read. I have to say, Katie made me thinking about the villain and how we don't what know who's who when we interact with people. Copy provided by author. Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Anonymous 5 months ago
Again Reus doesn't disappoint. Great read full of action, suspense and hot loving.
JoRead 11 months ago
This story follows the same formula the author has been using for other books in the series but that’s actually good because it works well for her. Ford and Reagan have liked each other for a while but neither one of them has made their feelings known so when Reagan gets attacked by a stalker, it was kind of a nice surprise for her to find out he liked her as much as she liked him. The suspense was on point but the romance didn’t do much for me, or rather it felt more of a HFN as opposed to a HEA. Perhaps it was because I didn’t feel the main characters didn’t have much depth at the beginning and when they finally connected it was almost the end of the story. A nice surprise though was the romantic sub-story of bombshell Ruby and scarred (both inside and out) Montez. I think their storyline made up for what was missing on the main couple. Another thing that I’ve always liked about this series is the interaction of the whole team with the main characters, which was fleshed out perfectly and it didn’t leave me feeling lost. This story is the 12th installment in the series however it can be read as a standalone. 3.5 stars. **I was gifted a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous 11 months ago
As always, I love Katie's books. I have read nine or so of the RSS and will read the missing stories. In Secret Obsession, we glide along with Raegan, the sweet cousin to the hunky Caldwell cousins who run Red Stone. She develops a crush on Ford, who she thinks does not have an inkling that she is in the same room, lol..... Ford, on the other hand, can not hardly contain his emotions when she is around. He does it so well that he shows nothing...until danger strikes! The fact that she is family to the Caldwell's adds to his insecurity, also he has not been with RSS very long. Together they grow as a couple and Ford finds her stalker...never would he let anyone hurt her.....They make a great couple and Raegan brings out the sweetness in the men of Red Stone like no one else could. In the background we subtly get a peek at the romance between Ruby and Montez, I love getting two stories in one! Thanks Katie for another great book! I was given an ARC for an honest review!
LindaTownsend 11 months ago
Truly exceptional romantic suspense! She's exactly what he was trying to avoid. Now that he’s had a taste, he’s not letting her go. Unfortunately someone wants to ruin what they have in… SECRET OBSESSION. SECRET OBSESSION by Katie Reus is a sexy romantic suspense read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is actually a two-for-one as two couples' stories are told in this tale. The primary tale features Raegan Taylor, who has recently moved to Miami to work at Red Stone Security, and Ford Burke, a sexy cop. Raegan is the younger cousin of Harrison, Grant and Porter Caldwell and the Caldwells are very protective of her. But, Raegan is determined not to let her cousins control her life and she's equally determined to make Ford notice her! Little does she realize Ford is just as attracted to her, but he won't admit to his feelings for multiple reasons. However, a predator has Raegan in his sights, and he's determined that no one - not the hot cop she's dating nor her cousins at Red Stone Security - will thwart his sadistic plans for her. I had so many favorite scenes in this book but just have to mention one: Wait until you read about how these tough Red Stone Security guys are now happily attending bridal fittings. I couldn't help but laugh at the thought! Even though SECRET OBSESSION is the twelfth book in the author's fantastic Red Stone Security series, this book and all the books in this series, can be fully enjoyed as standalones without an issue, if that is your preference. There are interconnected characters, but Katie seamlessly fills in whatever you need to know as the story progresses. I can't wait to read LOVE THY ENEMY coming June 7, 2016 which will be Dominque's and Viktor's story! Oh my! She has vehemently loathed Viktor, an infuriatingly sexy Russian, for years. Viktor is going to have to perform some miracles to break through Dominque's icy exterior. I'm a huge fan of Katie's books and this book is not an exception. With non-stop action, a solid plot, good pacing and riveting suspense, I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it. I highly recommend any and all of Katie Reus' books to anyone who loves to read truly exceptional romantic suspense! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 4 Wine Glasses!
MelissaPorter32 11 months ago
This story has a great flow. I love the action and suspense. No dull moment. The chemistry between the characters is awesome. I had a grin on my face while reading. :) I really enjoy reading when I can get sucked into the story and finish it in one sitting. Raegan has had this gut feeling about Ford since meeting him. Ford is speechless like a teenager when he is around Raegan. She drives him crazy. When danger strikes Raegan knows she can trust Ford.
mcon4k 12 months ago
Katie has done it again, each story I read leaves me excited for the next. Book 12 in the Red Stone security Series is no different. The story of Raegan and Ford is exciting and sweet, passionate and suspenseful, and just everything you could want to see in the start of a relationship. When Raegan is threatened by a stalker Ford, a cop and friend of her cousins, steps up to keep her safe and find who is out to harm her. In the midst of protecting Raegan the two are forced to deal with the growing attraction. I loved this installment, even though I wasn't a fan of the secondary love story between Ruby and Montez. I felt that more could have been just focused on Ford and Raegan, but Katie did a great job keeping the story going and kept me wanting more. I look forward to the next in the Red Stone Security series. *I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
hkmd7 12 months ago
Great addition to the Red Stone Series. Secret Obsession is the 12th book in the Red Stone Security Series. This romantic suspense series can be read as stand-alone books and/or out of order, but I feel that you get a greater understanding of the characters and “extra players” if you have read the entire series. But, again, you do not need to read the entire series to enjoy any of the Red Stone Security Books. Secret Obsession lives up to its title. Raegan Taylor, moves to Miami from a farm in the country to work at her uncle’s security firm (Red Stone). She is trusting, hasn’t seen much of the world and is a little bit naive. In the course of her work she meets Ford Burke, a cop and a friend of her cousins. She has developed a “crush” on Ford but he doesn’t seem to know that she exists. As Raegan goes about her life, meeting with friends working and just living day to day, a series of “accidents” seem to occur. She is out at a club with friends and someone slips her a date rape drug. She is rescued by Ford, who just happens to be there meeting with a friend. After this occurs the feelings that Ford has for her but has kept hidden begin to show. Ford, however, has a past that has left him wary of any kind of commitment or relationship. As the incidents with Raegan’s stalker escalate, Ford must decide whether he is going to let his past ruin his present and any chance he has with Raegan. Overall the book was well written. The plot moved along and the characters were well developed and likeable. The suspense was there and the stalker was not who you expected but was definitely believable in the way he interjected himself into Reagan’s life, while still fading into the background. I was provided with a gift copy of this book by the author for an honest review. I also purchased the book.
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
Two cute romances plus a stalker… This is the twelfth book in the Red Stone Security series that can be read as a stand-alone. Ford Burke is a cop with friends at Redstone Security where he met the young cousin, a woman he’s wanted but doesn’t believe he’s good enough for and she’s perhaps a decade younger. He’s watched her for a year at events too tongue-tied around her to speak much to her. When he happens to see her being abducted from a nightclub that he’s surveilling he jumps into action and saves her life. Almost losing her has his protective instincts on high and gives him the chance to spend time with her. Being the young cousin around a group of overprotective male family members hasn’t been easy yet Raegan Taylor makes the most of it and stands up for herself often, she’s quite forward and direct. She loves her job at Redstone and the sexy cop who comes around has had her attention though he’s never made a move. Out one night at a club with friends she’s unknowingly drugged and almost abducted. If not for the sexy cop who’s barely spoken to her over the past year she wouldn’t have made it home safely. She has no clue why someone would be after her but loves the cop’s attention. This was a good solid story with not one but two cute romances interwoven with the suspense of a stalker that many I’m sure will like, this is not the first time a stalker has been after one of the women connected to Redstone. Ford is an interesting hero with issues that could lose him what builds between him and Raegan. Can he come to terms with his past before he loses her? The heroine is young and acts it too much so this reader did not connect well with her, she was found to be immature and foolhardy at times. There are multiple points of view including that of the villain. ARC provided by the author.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the twelfth book in the Red Stone Security Series by Katie Reus. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read one you will want to go back and read the others. Raegan Taylor has liked the sexy copy, Ford Burke since she moved to Miami, but he has kept his distance. When a night goes extremely wrong, his protective instincts kick into high gears. The more time they spend together, he realizes that he will do anything to protect her. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. 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.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Raegan Taylor is living in Miami and working for Red Stone Security. She loves her job and being on her own. Her family tended to be very protective. When she's out with friends, someone drugs her and tries to kidnap her. Ford Burke sees what's happening and comes to her rescue. He's a friend of her cousins as well as a policeman. Ford knows that this stalker will try again. He won't let anyone harm her, but he's determined to keep her at a distance. He doesn't believe that he's worthy of this feisty woman. I wanted to shake him for his decision. He needs to realize that Raegan is a strong woman and that she wants him in her life. I loved their sexual chemistry. When they're together, sparks fly. It's always fun to catch up other familiar Red Stone characters. I'm always drawn into their adventure and left wanting more. Katie Reus is a talented author who writes exciting stories filled with suspense and passion. Secret Obsession kept me guessing until the very end. I was on the edge of my seat trying to guess who was the perpetrator. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
SMH6 More than 1 year ago
I love this series. The characters are great and the revisisiting of the others from prior books is fun.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
We met Raegan back in another story and she went through hell. So it is no secret that her cousins who are Harrison, Grant and Porter of Red Stone Securities keep her on a short leash. Their way of protecting her although it drives her insane. Ford was introduced to Raegan some time ago and has never let it be more although he is sure she wants him as much as he wants her. He is good friends with a few of the guys at Red Stone. Well all bets are off and Ford is stepping up and protecting what he wants most in life. We also get a glimpse into Ruby and Montez as their relationship starts to heat up. I enjoy this couple. We also get to hear from others in previous books in this series and I really enjoy that. So sit back, and get reading this sexy and oh so funny book. We get suspense and oh so hot romance. Awesome reading I just enjoy this series so much. I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
SECRET OBSESSION is the twelfth installment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult RED STONE SECURITY erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for RSS. This is Miami police officer/former marine Ford Burke, and RSS assistant events planner Raegan Taylor. SECRET OBSESSON can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Raegan, who is Grant, Porter and Harrison Caldwell’s cousin, was first introduced to the reader in book eleven SWORN TO PROTECT. Told from several third person points of view, SECRET OBSESSION focuses on the building relationship between Raegan and Ford. Ford has had a thing for Raegan for close to a year but has had a difficult time letting go of the past. Raegan is a woman who has a crush on Ford but the quiet cop has barely acknowledged her existence. When an unknown stalker begins to take things to a personal level with Raegan, Ford becomes Raegan’s personal protector-both in and out of the bedroom. What ensues is the hunt for the person responsible for the attacks against our story line heroine, and Ford’s need to make Raegan his own. There is a secondary romance story line focusing on Raegan’s friend Ruby and restaurant chef Montez. Ruby has a thing for the scarred and damaged former Ranger but Montez is unwilling to commit to anything beyond the present. Scorned by his former wife because of his disfigured face, Montez believes he has nothing but a one night stand to offer the beautiful and sexy Ruby. SECRET OBSESSION has a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters first introduced throughout the series. We are witness to the growing family at Red Stone Security, as well as the growing families with relationships, children and professions of love. Katie Reus offers up another exciting addition to her Red Stone Security series. The premise is familiar in that the stalker scenario has been used before in the series but that doesn’t make the story line any less inviting. There is mystery and suspense, heartbreak and misunderstanding, passion and romance. Each installment in the Red Stone Security series can be read as a stand alone-sit back and enjoy !
chrisybear77 More than 1 year ago
This book is another amazing hit, in this awesome series. This book is more like a 2 for one deal. Yes we get to see Regan and Fords story, and yes it is so awesome. She has a stalker, Ford is there to be a bodyguard and lets just say, there is ton of romance and suspence between them two... Then we have Ruby and Montez, we see their amazing sweet and loving romance story...... This book is full of sweet romance and suspence and really hot love scences. Get this book today..... I recieved this book in exchange for a honest review!
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
He’s the security she’s always needed. Since she moved to Miami, Raegan Taylor has desired Ford Burke–a sexy and rugged cop. He’s everything she’s ever wanted. Unfortunately for Raegan, Ford’s kept his distance. But when a night out goes extremely wrong, his protective instincts kick into high gear, and he finds himself fighting for her in more ways than one. She’s exactly what he was trying to avoid. Once Raegan and Ford grow closer, the harder they start to fall for each other. But Ford’s past stirs up feelings he just can’t control, threatening to destroy everything they’ve worked for. And when he screws up, he may lose more than just his one shot with her. And now someone’s ready to ruin it all. Someone wants Raegan—and if he can’t have her—nobody can. He’s waiting. He’s watching. He’s lurking. Ready to strike. He’ll make her his. He’ll take down anyone who gets in his way—even a cop. Review: Another Katie Reus book where we get double the romance! Even though this is mainly Raegan and Ford's story we also get the story of Ruby and Montez. Both are really heartfelt and super sexy. Though it is Raegan and Ford's story, I think Ruby and Montez stole the show a little bit. They were good for some fun and sexy mixed into the drama surrounding Raegan and hopefully we will see more of them. Now, onto Raegan and Ford... I really liked that there was an age difference between these two, for me it gave a little more to the story. A little taste of the forbidden, even though both are way over the age of consent, I liked the difference. Then when Ford screws up it shows sometimes age does not matter and even the older of the two can make mistakes and have more baggage than someone younger. Another thing I thought the author did really well was the villain. I got the creepy crawlies just thinking how the stalker almost got Raegan multiple times and how that it could really happen outside of the book...very well-done! Super sexy romantic suspense book, that I highly recommend. 4.5Stars *Received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
The Red Stone Security series is one of my favorites because ther is always a great story line! The characters are unique and intense plus I love the way the author weaves characters from previous books together, enhancing the story. The chemistry between Raegan and Ford is off the chars from the start and intensifies as her stalker draws closer! Fantastic story, can't wait for more in this series. Gifted a copy for an honest review.