No One to Trust (Red Stone Security Series #1)

No One to Trust (Red Stone Security Series #1)

by Katie Reus

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Overview

Killers are after her...

Computer security specialist for Red Stone Security, Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm's way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the path of one of Miami's most dangerous drug lords. To stay alive, she now has to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.

He'll do anything to keep her safe...

Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she's in danger and turned to him for help, he won't make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she's nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he's sworn to uphold.

FIRST IN SERIES.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635560718
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 08/24/2016
Series: Red Stone Security Series , #1
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 632,165
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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 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.

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No One to Trust (Romantic Suspense) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I just really love the way Katie Reus writes romantic suspense. This book takes place in the heart of Miami. Lizzy works at one of the top security firms in the country, but she doesn't want her boss or any of his over-protective brothers to know how truly messed up her brother Benny is. A few months ago, she broke up with Porter because he couldn't accept her brother's presence in her life. So when Benny calls for help, Lizzy rushes to his aid and headlong into some serious trouble with the Miami crime boss. Luckily, Porter had a feeling that something wasn't right, so he had a tracker on her. This book is nonstop heartstopping action from page one and I really did not ever want to put it down. Such a mistake to start this book on one of my busiest days of this year...hehe. This was a different type of relationship from what you normally find in romance novels. Porter and Lizzy dated for a couple of months before she broke it off, but they were never intimate. That happened a few months before the book takes place. They may not be an item anymore, but that doesn't change the fact that they are incredibly drawn to each other. As it becomes obvious, that Lizzy is in incredible danger, Porter refuses to leave her side....and yes, he's a sexy marine. *sigh* Really, really good chemistry here! There's never any doubt who the bad guys are in this book. What is in doubt or unknown is why Lizzy insists on protecting Benny even though he screws up over and over again. I had an idea, but when it came out, I have to admit, I was shocked. I love that in a book! Overall this was just a fabulous read. 45,000 words is just an awesome size. It was enough of a read that I was fully satisfied with the story, but not so long that I became entirely bogged down with a huge, long book. It was good!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Live this book plan on readi g the whole series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! This is a great series by Katie Reus. Porter was so great!! Where can I find a guy like that! Lizzy was great, too! I loved that we were able to get the background and history on these two and that made them really connect to me since they had previously dated. I liked how loyal Lizzy was to her brother. I also liked how Porter just couldn't walk away and was patient with Lizzy. I have read this book twice and it is a definite re-read for me. I am big fan of Katie's and plan on buying more of Katie's books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weak story, weak character development, l just did not care about the outcome. The ending felt rushed and just plain weak!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Terrific read. Unfortunately I read this series out of order, but I'm glad I doubled back. This book was much longer than the other two I read which allowed us to get to know the characters better. The heroine was great as was the hero. The suspense was fun with a small twist which I love. Worth reading for sure.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
First book by Katie Reus and I am hooked! This is my first book by Katie Reus and I am glad she was recommended to me. She is an author I will continue to have on my TBR list! Her writing was very smooth and made the story easy to follow. It also made it go very quickly because you wanted to find out what would happen next. In this story Lizzy is trying to protect her brother Benny from a dangerous man, Orlando, but turns out Orlando is actually after Lizzy and used her brother Benny as bait. In the opening scene we see both Lizzy and Benny in quite a pickle with Orlando, but Porter (the guy Lizzy dated briefly and brother of her boss) is able to help them both escape. From there, Orlando isn’t happy and doesn’t leave Lizzy alone. She and Porter are then on the run from Orlando and his gang members for hire through most of the story. What I liked about this story was that the hero and heroine were together for the almost the entire book. I like watching how they handle the running from gang members and near-death experiences all while trying to figure out why they stopped dating in the first place. There are some serious sparks between the two. I also always enjoy stories with families in them and it was great to see how Porter’s brothers stepped up and helped out Porter and Lizzy with no questions asked. I did not expect the ending with Lizzy’s brother, so that was quite interesting! Katie did a wonderful job with the couple of intimate scenes between Lizzy and Porter. They were sensual, full of emotion and really fit the characters. This book was full of suspense, action, family, friendship, romance and love. I highly recommend this book if you like romantic suspense and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in Katie Reus’ RED STONE SECURITY series and she certainly started it off with a bang. Elizabeth Martinez works for Red Stone Security but has many secrets she does not want anyone to learn about, especially Porter Caldwell. Her biggest problem and downfall is her brother Benny, and when her and Porter briefly dated he spoke his mind and Elizabeth didn’t want anyone coming in between her and her brother. He gets himself into trouble and always calls on Elizabeth to help him out. Elizabeth feels she owes him for something that happened in the past and always drop everything to help him. But this last time he calls Elizabeth, he drags her into a world of trouble. Now she has a notorious crime lord after her and he’ll stop at nothing to get her. Porter Caldwell has been secretly keeping an eye on Elizabeth. He rushes in to rescue her from the madman her brother is involved with and decides that he’s not going to let her push him away anymore. He never should have let her push him away the first time and he will not let it happen again. This is a short read but it’s packed with non-stop action and a great romance. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves romantic suspense. I give No One To Trust 4.5 out of 5 stars
RBtWBC More than 1 year ago
A romantic suspense sure to get your heart kicking! Elizabeth Martinez broke it off with ex-boyfriend Porter Caldwell after only a month because he didn’t approve of her always bailing her brother, Benny, out of trouble. But Elizabeth’s whole family has turned their backs on him and she’s the only one Benny has left, plus he helped her when no one else would so Elizabeth refuses to give up on him. When Elizabeth finds herself in the middle of a dangerous drug lord’s dealings though, thanks to her brother, she is shocked to see Porter racing to her rescue. Porter regrets letting Lizzy go in the first place and has been keeping an eye out for her ever since. He’s not about to make the same mistake twice and when a local gangs sets out for Elizabeth’s blood he is determined to keep her closer than ever. Porter is an ex-marine and his family owns a security firm so you know he is going to be all alpha. Sexy, stubborn, protective and yes, sometimes domineering he’ll do anything and everything to keep Lizzy safe but he doesn’t suffocate her which I loved. Sometimes alpha male characters can get a bit stifling. On the run and hiding out from place to place, Porter and Lizzy realize that the chemistry between them still sizzles. Lizzy is loyal almost to a fault but strong and smart. I really enjoyed both of these main characters as well as the secondary ones, I hope to see more from the latter in the future! Though the attraction is still there between Lizzy & Porter, with yummy tension and smoking love scenes, so are their past issues and it was great to see those worked through instead of just pushed aside for the sake of a HEA. Suspense is heaped onto every page with Benny’s dealings, Lizzy’s past, criminal & political intrigue, gang violence and more. No One to Trust moved at a fast pace with lots of action leaving you to wonder, what will happen next, after each page. All leading up to a shocking conclusion that thrilled! Fun and believable characters with a fast-paced and exciting story line No One to Trust is a recommended read to romance and romantic suspense fans everywhere. Another great story from author Katie Reus, whom I adore!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Porter and Lizzy!! Would love to see a story on Grant since Harrison is already taken too :)
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ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This audiobook is the first story in the series titled Red Stone Security. The story brings us Elizabeth (Lizzy) Martinez and Porter Caldwell. These two meet in the offices of Red Stone Security. She is a computer specialist and he is a former Marine recently working for the business his father and brother started. A company made up of mostly ex-military , well trained men and women. The chemistry was instantaneous, but even though they dated for a couple of months, each went their separate ways. Now Elizabeth’s brother, Benny, a recovering addict, is in trouble with drug lords and Elizabeth is determined to help him. She not only loves him but feels she owes him. Porter is determined to stick by her and in doing so, their attraction intensifies, while the danger around them multiples. The story not only moves quickly, but it’s engaging and filled with bad guys, a gutsy , and strong female character, an alpha good guy, and of course , romance. Will the two of them be able to safe Benny, will their relationship move forward, or will it all come back to haunt them at the end? Another story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down, it got me from page 1 to page 120. Really liked Porter. The ending was good too. No epilogue though, I feel all books need one. This makes the 5th book by Katie Guide that I have read & may be the best. This one was not as descriptive on sex scenes ( she grinded on him) instead of ground on him. Grinded really got to me as its not in the dictionary was in 2 other books by her, caused me to only give 3 stars & extreme body piercing. GJRA
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth will do anything for her brother, Benny, even if it puts her in harm's way. Benny has addictions that get him into trouble a lot so he calls Lizzy for help often. But he went too far when he asked her to pick him up at a drug lord's house putting her in a very dangerous situation. The man wants her and will stop at nothing to get her. Porter dated Lizzy briefly but she ended it because of his negative feelings for Benny. Still having feelings for her and regretting letting her go, he goes to great lengths to protect her. Being former military and working for Red Stone Security gives him skills that come in handy especially when a local gang has her in their sights and nearly killed her in a drive-by shooting. This story is action-packed with drug lords and local gangs. It starts out with Lizzy going to the house of a big drug boss to get her brother. It wasn't the brightest move to go there and not tell anybody where she was going. But that was Elizabeth. Always rescuing Benny even when no one else in the family wanted anything to do with him. She had a reason for always being there for him, but you have to read the story to find out about that. I liked the chemistry between Porter and Lizzy. I felt bad that she let her protective feelings for her brother come between them. But loved the way they came together again later. I didn't like the way Elizabeth kept so much to herself, not telling Porter stuff she should have so he could solve the crime and keep her safe. This is a really good romantic suspense with a surprise ending that was just the icing on the cake!
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
This has been on my TBR pile for a while. As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure when/who I discovered this author through, but I liked the sound of the series and grabbed several to read. Last year, I read the author's alter ego, Savannah Stuart's Cresent Moon series and enjoyed it. So I figured this would be a great read too. Yeah, you know how certain things can dump you right out of a story? I found one in this book that just kept nagging at me and kept me from fully enjoying the book. So Elizabeth Martinez is 25 years old with a PhD in Computer Science. Okay, that's a stretch, but possible. Next we hear that she has worked at Red Stone Security for years, moving up the ranks to become head of her department. *head whiplash* Come again say what? I'm sorry. I can allow one or the other. Especially since there was no mention of Lizzy being ubersmart, graduating high school at 15, or being a computer savant. Plus she comes from a privileged background, and has a busy social life including many charity functions. I mean, come on, really? This screams Mary Sue to me. I didn't have as many problems with Porter, but then again, I was so aggravated with Lizzy I was afraid to look too deeply at him. The funny thing is, I liked the overall storyline and plot. Most of what didn't work for me wasn't even vital to the story. Nothing was really done with the computer aspects, or her "years" of experience at work. They were almost throw away details, especially since the vast majority of the story is Lizzy and Porter on the run. I am torn about what to give this book and whether to continue the series. On one hand, they really weren't vital to the storyline, and I have a couple more books on hand. On the other hand, it did throw me out of the story and I kept looking for instances where the age thing didn't make sense. So 2 'It was Okay' stars for the story and placing the series back on the TBR shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katie Rues knows how to tell a story!! ALWAYS enjoy her books. I'm reading "No one to trust" now and can't put it down!! Easy reading - always fall a little in love with her characters!
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LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Mystery, Intrigue, Explosive Danger, Non-Stop Action and Sizzling HOT Romance!!!!!! NO ONE TO TRUST is the debut novel in Katie Reus' Red Stone Security Series. I listened to the audible edition of it and it was an electrifying thriller! The characters are well-written and fully developed and the plot is solidly crafted even though it's a relatively quick listen at just over four hours. The premise of the series revolves around the Red Stone Security firm.  My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. 
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BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:  When Elizabeth Martinez brother calls for help Elizabeth is always willing to drop everything and everyone to run to his side.  But this time Benny has pulled Elizabeth into a very dangerous situation that could possible leave them both dead.    This was really good book.  I enjoyed the tension between Elizabeth and Porter the whole time.  I really want to know more about the rest of the Caldwell brothers and am looking forward to the next book in this series.  Since this books was given to me for review on Audio I need to address that part of the review.  I normally like an narrator that can tell me a story not read me a story.  Pyper was a little more of the reading of the story then telling of the story.  But even with that I did enjoy listening to this book on audio.  I would suggest that you head over to audible (or where you buy your audio books) and listen to a sample of No One To Trust and make sure that Pyper is the right narrator for you.  Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the book from Katie Reus & Audible in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
SoniaF More than 1 year ago
I think this is just the beginning of a fantastic new series for me and I can't believe it took me this long to know it! The Miami scenario was wonderful - or what I saw of it. I wish I was there now, considering this cold weather. LOL Seriously, the plot was very good, with Elizabeth and her brother being threatened by a criminal and Porter, her ex-almost lover, protecting her. This was a non-stop action story, with a lot of shots and kick-ass! Porter and Lizzy had a strong, hot and sweet relationship. His brothers are also very, very interesting guys! ;)
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Love this series
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