Chasing Vengeance (Redemption Harbor Series #7)

Chasing Vengeance (Redemption Harbor Series #7)

by Katie Reus

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BN ID: 2940161467091
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Series: Redemption Harbor Series , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 493
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Darkness series and the Redemption Harbor 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.

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Chasing Vengeance (romantic suspense) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
MelissaPorter32 8 days ago
Xavier knows that he cannot get involved.  His choice in work has made that choice for him. He won't put anyone in danger.  But Layla  has him wanting something more.   Layla's taste in men have not been the best. Her ex proves that. She is in Redemption Harbor for a new start. Xavier is making her rethink life.
beausmommy 8 days ago
This is the next story in the Redemption Harbor series and we get to catch up with all of our favorite couples. Layla was introduced in the last book as a good friend of Nova’s who Gage helped out of a bad situation. The romance between Gage and Nova needed a little push and Layla’s life-threatening problem brought them together. Now she is part of the Redemption Harbor group of friends and she is eyeing Xavier as her new best friend, hopefully with some benefits. Xavier is a mystery man. We are aware he’s a dangerous man with a very dangerous job. He doesn’t want to risk falling for someone only to put them in danger. But the pull with Layla is new for him. Can he deny himself, especially after he knows she feels something for him too? But Xavier’s job has drawn the attention of the wrong person. He is out for revenge and is going to get it through Layla. This is another suspenseful and fast moving story with just the right amount of heat and you should enjoy the entire series but if this is the only one, it is easy to read for a stand alone….
MelodyMay 9 days ago
We have finally come to the end of Redemption Harbor in Chasing Vengeance. I have to say that it was a pretty good read for the last book in the series. In the previous book we meet Layla who has terrible luck with men. However, she feels a strong connection with Xavier, but he has friend zone Layla knowing what she's been through. Yet, Xavier's past comes to haunt him and possibly hurt Layla. A fairly quick read, we get to see the full crew in action. Truth be told this series isn't really a standalone kind of read, each of these stories kind of build upon one another. As I said that we met Layla in the previous book. She was rescued cause she was in desperate help in the last book. Plus, she kind of needed a happy ending. Overall, a pretty good ending to the series. Copy provided by author
gigiluvsbooks2 9 days ago
Wanting her means putting a target on her back… Layla’s taste in men runs toward the epic side of awful. With one murderous ex-fiancé already behind her, she’s attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie, Nova. And wine. Lots of wine. The very thing that helps her make another epic mistake—trying to kiss Xavier, one of her newest friends. So what if he’s sexy, funny, and has completely taken over her fantasies? Relationships and Layla don’t mix. And Xavier is clearly not interested anyway. But it’s too late to walk away… Any good hitman has no business forging a personal life…no matter how great the temptation. And Xavier is an exceptionally good hitman, with a long list of enemies. Even if Layla could somehow look past his profession, he’d never put her in jeopardy. But everyone has their breaking point—and when Layla accepts a date with someone else, Xavier’s possessiveness is unleashed. The greater the risk, the sweeter the reward…until Xavier’s sweet Layla is used against him by someone from his past. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from the enemy hunting her from the shadows. Review: Exciting conclusion in this series! The will they, wont they, started from page one. This is Xavier's and Layla's chance at a HEA. Layla, we met in the last book and is the best friend of Nova. Xavier is a friend of Axel's who we have met in other books in the series At times this book was very touching and heartwarming and at other times full of action and drama. They end up making a great couple with strong moral compasses. Besides they are just darn sexy together. We did get to see all the side characters from the rest of the series. The sexy times were hot and made sense for the characters and the story. Lots of action and suspense if you like that in a story. I would highly recommend this if you are looking for a sexy, action-packed romance. This is the last book in the series, so if you have been waiting now is the time to readthe series. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the Author.*
AngelaG_2012 10 days ago
4.5 stars of Awesomesauce! The end is here! The Redemption Harbor series is now complete and goes out with a bang! This story focuses on Layla and Xavier. And he is scrumptiously bad! Xavier definitely has a bit of a dark side, but he is trying to do the right thing when it comes to Layla. He doesn’t believe that she could have a future with him because of his past, but when it comes time to step up, he goes all in. I was really surprised by how much I liked him. He was very reserved, but I definitely got why and when he did open himself it was awesome to experience. Layla was a very sweet character. She knows that there is something about Xavier that has a darkness to it, but she doesn’t let that stop her. But there was only so much she could take. She took the story more than I would have expected her too, but she knows the other characters in the series, so I guess she had an inkling to the type of person that Xavier was and wasn’t as shocked by the revelations that came out. Overall, very nice story with a great pace and a great ending to an awesome series! I am going to miss the characters in this series and hope that the author, while not bringing them back here, may intersperse them through other series that she rights. So, two thumbs up and happy reading!
Anonymous 10 days ago
I would like to say that I have enjoyed this series very much. I hate to see it come to a close and a Christmas story would be a great addition for all the families of the redemption series. I recommend they you buy and read the whole series you will not be disappoint. Happy reading
Anonymous 10 days ago
## Ok, I really liked how it started. I liked that the heroine told the hero not to play games with her and even went on a date with someone else. I thought she would remain a strong heroine, however she pretty much bullied the guy to be with her. Even begged. Bleh. And frankly, I became really frustrated with this hero's hot and cold act. I want her; I don't want her but I don't want anyone else to have her; nevermind I want her. Too much back and forth. I just didn't see how she could fall for him. He wasn't kind, or funny, or sweet....Yes, he was hot. She fell in love with his looks? Anyway, it was just meh.
tsinclr 10 days ago
Layla and Xavier were both trying to fight their attraction to each other and just be friends, but the heart wants what the heart wants. It takes Layla going on a date with another man and someone threatening her life to make Xavier realize how important to him Layla has already become. Can Xavier keep her safe, get Layla to accept his real job, and believe that they can have a future together?
Peachey04 11 days ago
What a great addition to this amazing series! The story line is filled with suspense, doubt, true friendship and an attraction that can not be denied. The characters have terrific connections and interactions throughout. Sorry this is the last book of this series, but so glad to have come to know all these truly unique characters and their stories. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.
Barbara_Jones 11 days ago
As the Redemption Harbor crew prepares to bid us farewell, we are treated to their friends making a connection. We first meet Layla, Nova’s best friend, in book 5 when Nova and Gage travel to save her from a murderous fiancé. Now Layla is starting over in Redemption Harbor. Xavier, Axel’s friend and fellow professional hit man, came to Redemption Harbor for Axel’s wedding and has developed a friendship with Layla. He wants more for them but is determined to keep her in the friend-zone to ensure no danger comes to her from anything in his past. When Layla is forced off the road and into a ditch by a road-rage driver, the Redemption Harbor crew thinks it may not be random. And as they dig into the possibilities, it looks like Xavier’s past may have targeted Layla after all. Xavier and Layla are on the run and posing as bait to bring the culprit out in the open, but will they nibble the cheese and show their face? This who-done-it keeps you guessing until the very end. I’ve loved these characters and am sad to see them go but hope that we visit with them again in the future. Recommended series. While each book can be read as a standalone, it is best to read the series in order. *ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review.
Stephanie Taylor 12 days ago
Chasing Vengeance is the book that wraps up Katie Reus’s Redemption Harbor series. Xavier is a hitman, and he knows he’s not the right man for Layla. But he just can’t seem to stay away. And with all that Layla has been through in her short life, she knows she should try to date someone more...normal. But their friendship is rife with chemistry, and they don’t really want to find someone else. When danger is chasing Layla once again, will Xavier stick around once she’s safe, or try to be noble. OK. You guys know romantic suspense is my jam, and Katie Reus is an automatic 1-click author for me. And I did like Chasing Vengeance. It wrapped up the series nicely. I loved that Xavier is a character who values family above all else. And he really did want to do the right thing by his family and by Layla. And I loved that Layla wasn’t portrayed as the shrinking violet, damsel in distress. She’s a tough cookie who has had some really bad things happen in her life, but she hasn’t let anything stop her from pursuing a better future for herself. And when danger lurks, she’s not so stubborn that she puts herself in risky situations. I also really liked seeing the characters from the other books expanding their circle of friends with each successive story. They become more than friends and co-workers. They become family. All in all, I really liked this series, and I liked this book. But honestly, Chasing Vengeance was not my favorite of the series. My favorite was Resurrection (book 1). And even though all seven books are a series, they each can be read as a standalone. That said, I do recommend the series as a whole because, well...she’s an auto 1-click for me! NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Chasing Vengeance by Katie Reus 4 stars and the entire Redemption Harbor series 4.5 stars! Really, if you’re a fan of romantic suspense, you can’t go wrong with any of her books, so pick them up like...NOW!
Alwaysahappyeverafter 12 days ago
All you want or need from Katie Reus, intrigue, romance and sex. Layla is a teacher, with poor taste in men, all she wants is Xavier now. But all Xavier wants is friendship, perhaps somethings aren't meant to be. Xavier is a hitman, and wants Layla, but he has enemies and all he wants is Layla to stay alive. But sometimes what you want and what you get are two different things.
grandmareads102 13 days ago
Layla came to Redemption Harbor to start over. Her ex-fiancée was a murderer. Now that he’s dead she wants to rebuild her life. Here she has friends who care for her. Especially Xavier. I loved seeing how this powerful man was overcome by love for this woman. He will go to any lengths to keep her safe. He’s worried that she won’t want him once she knows the real man. Layla is drawn to Xavier. She wishes that he would reciprocate her feelings. Layla is a good and caring woman. I loved how she makes a difference in the lives of the people around her. These two have lived very different lives but I was touched by how much they care for each other. I wanted this couple to get the HEA they deserved. As usually I enjoy coming to Redemption Harbor. It’s great to catch up with this tight knit group of friends and coworkers. Katie Reus has written a suspenseful story. It’s filled with non-stop action and has a surprising twist at the end. The characters are well written and the dialogue is sharp and snarky. I’m sorry this is the last book in this series. I will miss this team.
RachaelBrown 13 days ago
Katie Reus saved the best for last! Xavier is my favorite hero in the Redemption Harbor Security series. He is perfectly imperfect, and I loved everything about him! Layla and Xavier are by far my favorite couple in this series! I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy from NetGalley.
Evampire9 14 days ago
Layla is attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie and lots of wine and since her and relationships don’t mix she has no business fantasizing about her sexy and funny new friend, Xavier. A good hitman has no business forging a personal life and no matter how much he wants Layla, wanting her puts a target on her back and Xavier is determined to keep her safe. The final book in the Redemption Harbor is an exciting, explosive and emotional story that holds readers captive from the very beginning. Xavier and Layla are strong, vivid characters that are full of volatile chemistry that flows from the pages as they easily draw readers into their tempestuous romance. Xavier and Layla prove the adage that opposites attract in that Layla is quite feisty and Xavier is reserved but there is no denying the sparks and the magnetic attraction between these two as they navigate the their rocky relationship which if full of emotional turmoil as Xavier is determined to stay away. This fast paced and smooth flowing plot steadily builds up the thrilling suspense with adrenaline pumping action and unexpected twists that ensure that the hero and heroine along with the readers are surprised. During all the excitement of this story, readers may want to pay special attention to an explosive car chase and the creative way Xavier puts a stop to it (chills). While readers are sad that the series is ending, they can’t help but enjoy this spectacular conclusion from beginning to end.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Love Layla and Xavier! Love all the characters and love this series. Sorry to see it end.
animation 14 days ago
Chasing Vengeance is the last book in the Redemption Harbor series. I plan on re-reading the series now that I have all the books. It’s great to see how these characters have changed and grown since book 1. This story features Xavier and Layla. I like Layla’s character because even though she had a rough childhood and was mistreated by her ex-husband, she still has a relatively positive outlook on life. Granted, she has some serious insecurities and she is scared, but determined to put herself out there so she can have the life that she dreamed of. Xavier is just a bad-ass, and I’m here for it. Because of his profession he keeps to himself with no ties. But he can’t stay away from Layla, no matter how much he tries. This is a romantic suspense story so, there is the other story line of someone targeting Layla to get back at Xavier, Most of the cast of characters from previous books show up at some point during the story. Most of them lending a hand to help keep Layla safe, or give advice when warranted. Super sexy and totally worth the read. ARC received in exchange for honest review.
Tammy-H 15 days ago
I loved this book and this series. All the characters are great and it's been so nice to always see all the other characters throughout each book. I'm really going to miss this series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
djones1 15 days ago
CHASING VENGENCE Redemption Harbor Series Book 7 By Katie Reus I am saddened that Book 7 is the last of the Redemption Harbor series. I would say this series has been some of Katie's best work. This is the story of Xavier and Layla. She is rebuilding her life after her ex-fiance almost killed her, but she is starting to have strong feelings for Xavier. He is a hit man with a big list of enemies, so he is afraid he would put her in danger if they tried to have a relationship, no matter how much he wants it. This solid story has suspense, drama, lots of angst, Xavier and Layla have lots of hot chemistry, and it is a very well written story. I give this 5 stars.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 15 days ago
4.25 stars—CHASING VENGEANCE is the seventh and final instalment in Katie Reus’ contemporary, adult REDEMPTION HARBOR erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Redemption Harbor Consulting. This is former Marine, former CIA contractor, and assassin for hire Xavier, and kindergarten teacher Layla Ferrer’s story line. CHASING VENGEANCE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story line is revealed where necessary. Layla was first introduced to the reader in book five HUNTING DANGER. Told from several third person perspectives including Layla and Xavier CHASING VENGEANCE follows the friends to lovers relationship between former Marine, former CIA contractor and assassin for hire Xavier, and kindergarten teacher Layla Ferrer. Xavier has lusted after our story line heroine since her rescue months before but Xavier knows his lifestyle will never be conducive to settling down or falling in love. When Xavier suspects he and Layla have been targeted by someone from his past, our hero becomes lover and protector for the woman with whom he will fall in love but a woman whose heart he will break in the process. What ensues is the back and forth, developing relationships between Layla and Xavier, and the fall-out as Xavier continues to push away the woman he loves. Xavier believes he doesn’t deserve to be happy, and struggles with what he does, very well. Protecting Layla is his number one priority but uncovering the who, how and why is just as important. Leaving the details to the Redemption Harbor team, Xavier shuttles himself and Layla to a safe house for their protection. The relationship between Layla and Xavier is fraught with the uncertainty of Xavier’s inability to allow himself to be loved. Layla is honest with what she wants, and she wants Xavier in her life but our story line hero is willing to sacrifice his happiness to protect Layla Ferrer. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate without he use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and familiar secondary and supporting characters including most of the previous story line couples, as well as their expanding families. The requisite evil has many faces. CHASING VENGEANCE is a bitter-sweet finale knowing this is the last we will see of the Redemption Harbor group, a series focusing on friendships, family, security, protection and love. The premise is engaging and seductive; the characters are colorful, energetic and oft-times fun; the romance is spicy and hot. Thank you Katie for taking me along for the ride.
FaeScot 15 days ago
Katie Reus brings us the conclusion of Redemption Harbor Security with the addition of the last member of their team, Xavier, Axel's old military buddy who is also a contract killer. I've loved this journey watching the team grow and work together to keep others safe. I love the couples chemistry, the action and the suspense Katie weaves into her stories with a touch of humor. Perfection. Thank you Katie for the copy of this story for my voluntary and honest review. Layla Ferrer, Nova's foster sister that she rescued in Covert Games, is starting over in Redemption Harbor. She's a substitute school teacher and currently staying in Nova's house while she's looking for her own. She met Xavier at one of the company celebrations and they really hit it off. Xavier knows he has no business being around Layla because he's a very dangerous man and he endangers those close to him. Unfortunately he can't seem to stay away from Layla and they develop a comfortable friendship. The chemistry between them is hard to fight and eventually he gives in. Unfortunately for Layla, he's got a killer after him who wants vengeance and he's gonna make Xavier hurt by hurting his loved ones first. It doesn't take long for the crew to figure out Layla's being threatened and Xavier sticks to her like glue to keep her safe. In all honesty this is not the strongest story in the series but it brings the series to a satisfying conclusion.
SMH6 15 days ago
I have totaly loved the Redemption Harbor Series. this last book is as good as the others. each is a stand alone but reading in order gives great history.
Rainn2978 15 days ago
This is book 7 in the Redemption Harbor Security series and while it can be read as a stand alone, I would at least read book 5 before this one as it introduces us to Layla and you see exactly what happened to her. Layla has moved to Redemption Harbor to be closer to her best friend and to start over after what happened. Xavier is a hit man and is friends with Axel and meets Layla at Axel's wedding. They are friends but there is also a lot of chemistry although Xavier is doing his best to stay away from Layla, but only to keep her safe. But when he see's her with another man, he realizes that he can't stay away. Until someone goes after her. Now he will do anything and everything to keep her safe. I absolutely loved most of this book. The only drawback for me was at times Xavier seemed to be a little too wishy washy. I understand why, I just didn't necessarily like it. But I would give it a solid 4.5 stars! On a whole, Xavier is this alpha male who has a code that he lives by. And he does what he thinks is best for the people he cares about. Regardless of it is accurate or what they want. Btw, I loved his Abuela!! Layla has been through a lot in her young life, but she has come through the other side stronger than ever! She knows not only what she wants out of her life, but what she needs in order to be happy. And they have some seriously HOT chemistry! I loved them together, and the fact that they were friends before anything else. They know each other and can understand what the other is thinking or feeling to a point because of that. I hate to see this series end, but at least it ended on a high note and we got to see the rest of the characters and know that everyone got their HEA's!
paytonpuppy 15 days ago
Another great addition, with a very unique plot, to the Redemption Harbor series by Ms. Reus. This is Layla’s story who we met in Hunting Danger (Book #5). Layla’s luck with men has been dismal at best, but she is now safe from her ex-fiancé and no longer needs protection. She has moved to Redemption Harbor and enjoys time with her BFF Nova. Nova, her husband Gage and his team at Redemption Harbor Consulting are responsible for her ability to start her new life. Into this life comes mysterious Xavier, who is gone for weeks at a time with his investment business. Is there more to his time away? She is very attracted to him, but he claims they can only be friends. Xavier does want much more with Layla, but his true profession puts anyone he is involved with in danger…he is a hitman! Was it a random event when Layla is forced off the road and nearly killed? Xavier knows he has to protect her as he feels certain that this attack was aimed at hurting him. A roller coaster of emotions as they deal with the danger, their desire and his profession. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)