Under His Protection (Red Stone Security Series #9)

Under His Protection (Red Stone Security Series #9)

by Katie Reus

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BN ID: 2940161647929
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Red Stone Security Series , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 107,867
File size: 797 KB

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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Under His Protection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Pretty good but not great. I liked the story line and I really liked Ivan but the heroine left a lot to be desired. Actually her character ruined this story for me. She wasn't nice, she wasn't playful, she was just "there". No real personality. In addition to that, I didn't feel any chemistry between the hero and heroine which left the sex scenes lacking. So even though there were parts I liked, I hope the next one is better.
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
In Under His Protection, Katie Reus creates a truly despicable villain that is stalking and harassing our heroine, Jules. This was more psychological thriller rather than action as Jules and Ivan try to figure out who's after her but I still really enjoyed it. Jules was a wonderful heroine that I liked from the beginning. She's put so much of herself into her business that she's neglected her own happiness outside of work but her dedication is admirable. She's an excellent friend, a caring woman, and the type of person that everyone likes. I also loved her confidence and her comfort in her own skin; though she's been celibate for a while, Jules is very sex-positive and she's not ashamed of who she is. Big and protective, Ivan was the epitome of the Alpha Hero. When he first meets Jules he's immediately attracted but his attempt to keep his distance makes him look standoffish but when Jules realizes that Ivan wants her, everything changes. Ivan was incredibly protective of Jules and he jumps in right away when he finds out about the texts she's been getting. He's a bit aggressive about helping her at first, but the reader knows it's from his heart. Ivan is so used to giving orders and being obeyed but he quickly learns that Jules is independent and fiery and won't be bossed around. Ivan and Jules set the pages on fire and I appreciated that they don't immediately jump into bed all the way. Ivan isn't used to relationships and he doesn't want to mess up with Jules so he wants to take things slowly. He's also concerned about taking advantage when Jules is so vulnerable so he spends a lot of time worshiping Jules and putting her first. Clearly Ivan knows his way around the bedroom *fans face*. This series really keeps up the action and romance and it's great to see previous couples since Red Stone Security is really one big, supportive family.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Whether you are new to this series, or a long time reader, know you are in for another story filled with lots of suspense, bad guys, a very hunky guy, and a strong female lead character. Somehow this author manages to grasp your attention from the moment you start this audiobook until the end. This story centers around Julieta Mederos, lingerie store owner and Ivan MItchell, a new Red Stone Security employee and former Army Ranger. If you are familiar with the series, we met him in a previous story when he was acting as a bodyguard for another heroine’s father. Ivan has had an eye on her for a couple of months and when she is in danger of a possible stalker sending her text messages, and causing damages, he takes it upon himself to protect her. The action is constant, and the suspense will keep you on your toe. And let’s not forget the romance and hot sex. I wish to add that the narrator, Sophie Eastlake, once again does a fabulous job with the delivery of the audiobook. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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I have loved every single Red Stone Security book that has been written by Katie Reus and this one was no different. I loved every ounce of this book, both characters were amazing and very explosive. I love how other characters from previous books are brought back in the different books in the series. Ivan is probably one of the most complex characters that I have read about in this series and I really wonder if there was more to his upbringing then what the author let on. Julieta was the perfect match for Ivan; she was strong and had strong family ties which is something that Ivan was missing. Julieta knew what she wanted and went for it; she didn't cower in fear and met the issue head on. I love a strong female character and even love some of the strong alpha males; and Ivan was definitely one of those. Well worth the time to read it and I would highly recommend all of the stores in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julieta meets Ivan while he is protecting one of her customers. She is attracted to him, but she thinks he doesn't like her. Ivan is very much attracted to her and comes to her aid immediately when her life is threatened by an unknown person. It's a good "short" story. I would have loved for it to be longer, but it was still a good read.
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of the Red Stone Security series, I think. Under His Protection was a quick book for me to grab up to read because I love the Red Stone Security series, but it was very, very hard for me to put it down once I started reading it. Ivan meets Juliet one day while working when he comes into her lingerie shop with someone he is protecting. Then they come into contact with each other in the next few months and while Ivan steals looks at Juliet, she gets the feeling that he doesn’t like her. Julieta has been warned that Ivan is a player, so that makes her hesitant to trust him in the beginning, but when Ivan discovers that Julieta has a stalker he uses that as his opportunity to help protect her and to admit to his feelings for her. Protecting her causes them to wind up under the same roof and that causes the sparks to fly between them. Ivan will do what it takes to save her life and in the process prove to Julieta that she belongs in his life for good. Julieta is a strong woman who tries to everything on her own and that includes trying to take care of the stalker by herself. She is building her business from the ground up by herself and doesn’t think that she needs any help. The scenes with the stalker were very intense and kept you on the edge of your seat and hooked to see what would happen next. Even though this is the 9th book in the Red Stone Security series, it can be read as a stand-alone book and you will not feel lost or confused.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
***Keeping Julieta safe from her stalker is Ivan's priority.  Keeping her safe from him may not be possible.*** UNDER HIS PROTECTION by Katie Reus is the ninth book in her Red Stone Security series.  Each book in this series can be easily read as a standalone even though there are interconnected characters. That said, I highly recommend reading all the books in this series as they are all fantastic.  I truly enjoyed UNDER HIS PROTECTION!  It was a riveting read that kept the adrenaline climbing with the perfect blend of mystery, intrigue, heat and romance!   All the characters were realistic and likeable. My full review has been posted to Reading Between the Wines Book Club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katie know how to write a story
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--UNDER HIS PROTECTION is the ninth instalment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult Red Stone Security romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for RSS. This is lingerie shop owner Juieta Mederos and Ivan Mitchell-Red Stone Security’s newest employee -storyline. Under His Protection can be read as a stand alone. Told from several close third person POVs, the storyline focuses on the mysterious threats and phone calls against Julieta Mederos. Julieta has a stalker and doesn’t know who or why.  Having met two months earlier, and believing Ivan wanted nothing to do with her, Julieta is reluctant to accept Ivan’s assistance until her stalker’s threats become more sexually explicit and physical. With Ivan working the investigation everyone becomes a suspect. Julieta and Ivan were first introduced two months earlier through a mutual ‘friend’ Mina  (RSS #8) whose fiancé –Alexander Blue- works for RSS.  As Mina’s bodyguard Ivan will get up close and personal with Mina’s friends including Julieta Mederos. Ivan’s attraction to Julieta is immediate but he bides his time waiting for an opportunity. When the threats against Julieta escalate, Ivan becomes her protector both at her business and at home, while losing his heart at the same time. Julieta is an independent young woman who knows that without Ivan’s help, she may not live to see another day. The relationship and love is quick to develop but we do learn a little bit about each of their backgrounds-from childhood to present day. The secondary characters include a few of the characters from previous Red Stone Security storylines. We are introduced to Julieta’s large extended family as well as her employee Ruby who may have a storyline in the future. UNDER HIS PROTECTION is a fast paced story of romance and suspense.  Katie pulls the reader into a sensual, passionate and intense tale where two people find one another under dark and dangerous circumstances.  The Red Stone Security series is addicting, captivating and worth the time to read.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well There is an ad at one of the Warriors books *throwing hands up*
wkonsunshine More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite addition to the Red Stone Security since the reading the first three. I simply adore the characters. Julieta Mederos has style and panache. I love the fact that she is a modern woman. A lingerie storeowner and self-made entrepreneur, she is smart, sassy, independent and feminine. AND she has STYLE – a halter-style red and white gingham retro dress with spiked pumps? Yes! Paired with a tight-lipped, brooding, Über alpha, with a protective streak a mile long, they are the perfect ying and yang.  Julieta is being stalked by a sexual predator who likes to send her disturbing text messages. At first she ignores them until they start escalating. And after many months of admiring her from afar, Ivan takes initiative to protect Julieta from this stalker.  This mystery is one of the best in the series. The story keeps the reader guessing. Furthermore, the author lets us get into the mind of the stalker, and he is creepy. For a full length novel on the shorter side, this is a tightly developed narrative. IN A NUTSHELL: A fantastic add to the Red Stone series, this one is not to be missed.  Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Kayla_Brianne More than 1 year ago
Katie Reus’ hits it out of the park again with another exciting and suspenseful addition to the Red Stone Security series! Ivan and Julieta’s chemistry was combustible and I absolutely loved how it came to life! This book was full of romance, suspense, excitement, and had me own the edge of my seat throughout! I loved the fact that Julieta seemed so real (if that makes sense). I could easily see her as one of my closest friends, which made her character so relatable! Ivan...oh Ivan...how do you not fall in love with that man!   I would definitely recommend this book as well as all others written by Katie Reus! 
hkmd7 More than 1 year ago
Suspense and Romance what's not to like? Under His Protection is Book 9 in Katie Reus’ Red Stone Security Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone and you don’t need to read the series to enjoy it. I cannot say enough good things about this book series. I know I am a total fan girl of Ms. Reus’ writing, especially her romantic suspense. Under His Protection is the story of Ivan Mitchell and Julieta Mederos. Julieta first meets Ivan when he comes into her lingerie shop with someone he is protecting. He is a new employee at Red Stone but not new to security. Julieta and Ivan come into contact with each other in the next few months. While Ivan steals looks at Julieta – she thinks that he doesn’t like her. Julieta has been warned that Ivan is a “player” and at first she is hesitant to trust him. Ivan discovers that Julieta has a stalker and uses this opportunity to “help” her and also to acknowledge his feelings for her. The suspense is this book was well written. While you may be able to guess who the stalker is there a few paths you could go down to come to the conclusion. The characters are well-developed and there are some cameo appearances from a few characters in previous Red Stone books. There is heat and chemistry between Julieta and Ivan and some pretty hot goings on but that does not take away from the book and it is not the focus of the book – it enhances the way the relationship between Ivan and Julieta develops. There is enough suspense and heat in the book to satisfy both types of readers.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
So, I manage to finish Under His Protection by Katie Reus today and I have to say that I liked the latest installment of the Red Stone Security books. All right, if you remember Ivan Mitchell Sinful Seduction, you would remember he started working security for  Mina Hollingsworth then joined Red Stone by the end of the book. Now we have Ivan's story.  Basically, Ivan meets Julieta Mederos when he accompanies Mina to Julieta's lingerie shop, and he develops a crush on Julieta. Now Julieta believes he can't stand her cause the way he looks at her. Ivan has an intense look about him. Anyway, he comes to her aid when she started getting some twisted messages from a stalker and they tried to figure out who the guy is.  I do like Katie's Red Stone  Security books, because the guy she throws at you first is never the real villain. However, she has the ability to make you question this could be the villain. True to form she does this, but this time I went in no this can't be the guy. However, when you have a stalker villain they tend to be creepy no matter what. Ivan and Julieta's relationship is pretty intense. You have them both wanting each other, but Julieta is thinking Ivan just wants a fling. Normally that would be true, but he sees something different in Julieta. Yes, you have a little hot and steamy with some creepy dude lurking around. Overall, pretty good and I'm curious who's going to be next.  Copy provided by author.
animation More than 1 year ago
Such a sexy read. I knew after reading the first few pages I was going to enjoy this story. First, our heroine is sassy, and sexy. 2nd, our hero is well, just plain sexy. Add in a crazy stalker, an overprotective family, and  chemistry that  literally leaps off the page, how can you go wrong? I know this is part of the  Red Stone series, but I also like that you don't have to read the previous books to enjoy the relationship that develops between Julietta and Ivan. It's nice catching glimpses of some of the characters from previous books, but they don't overwhelm the story which is nice as well. Score  another hit for Katie Reus. ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, however playing devil's advocate...to stop the threatening texts would be to get a new phone number. Not a solid plan in case he found out that as well, but it would have given them more time. Less drama for reading if they did that, I guess...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
XD maybes.)(and yeah, but its no modesty o.o. oh, and you cn say claw. Thats what ive always heard.)she moaned, lifting her tail higher
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Julieta’s stalker doesn’t play by the rules  Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she’s looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can’t help her and she’s forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on.  …but neither does Ivan.  Former Army Ranger and newest Red Stone Security employee Ivan Mitchell has gotten used to being alone in the world. He never even thinks about it anymore—until he meets sexy, independent Julieta. She’s everything he could ever want…but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length. Until now. Maybe the cops can’t do anything to protect her, but he can. When things escalate faster than even he expected, he finds himself pulling out his most extreme combat skills to protect her. He’ll do what it takes to save her life—and prove to her she belongs in his. Review: Another great romantic suspense story from Ms. Reus! In this story the 9th book in the series Ivan who we meet in a previous book is working for Red Stone and through guarding Mina meets Julieta.  They don't start out on a great footing, but when Ivan finds out that Julieta is being stalked, the Alpha Male comes out and Ivan makes it known that Julieta is his to protect. Julieta is a strong woman, who is building her business from the ground up and tries to do everything herself.  Including trying to take care of a stalker.  The stalker scenes were very intense and very mysterious, I liked that tension you get from being on the edge of your seat.  Ivan, is pure alpha male out to protect what he thinks is his and even though he did not show how much he wanted her right away, it certainly comes across when Julieta is put in jeopardy.  Great action in the story too.  And of course as these two grow closer, you see great chemistry and two people who belong together. Now, even though this is the 9th book in the series, it definitely can be a stand alone book, you will not feel lost or confused. 4Stars
mcon4k More than 1 year ago
This 9th installment in the Red Stone Security series has lived up to my expectations. Katie makes it so difficult to put down a book once you start reading, and I love when that happens! Ivan Mitchell, has been known by his friends as the "playboy". Never looking for more then the casual, sexual relationship. No strings attached had been how he preferred it until he laid his on Julieta, now he has eyes for no one else. Ex army Ranger, now working in security for Red Stone Security, he is going to help Julieta when she is in trouble, and hopes he can show her he wants more then anything casual with her.  Julieta Mederos, an independent business owner of a lingerie and sex toy store, sees Ivan for the first time when Mina, a first time customer walks through her shop doors. Mina and Julietta become fast friends, and that friendship lets her see Ivan fairly often, too bad he hates her. Every time she is in the vicinity of Ivan he is glaring at her, and she has no idea why she has earned such hostility from him. But that couldn't stop her fantasies about him when she was alone. Suddenly Julietas world is thrown when she starts getting texts from a stalker, and Ivan is there to help and protect her. As if having someone stalking her wasn't enough, finding out that Ivan didn't hate her, that he actually really was very interested in her, well, that was almost enough to forget the whole stalker. The two of them are put together under such an awful circumstance, but the chemistry between the two of them is undeniable. Many times Ivan is there for her when she needs him most, and she can't help but fall for him. Her friends warn her he is only into casual, and as they get to know each other she hopes it can be more.  The story was sexy, and sweet, suspenseful and mysterious. I would definitely recommend this book. It can be read as a stand alone, even though it is part of a larger series. I gave it 5 stars, I just love how Katie makes me feel like part of the story and keeps me hooked until the last words. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, and I can't be any more honest when i say how much i loved this story.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Julieta is a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself. When she meets Ivan, he is working as a bodyguard for Mina Hollingsworth. She is deeply attracted, but he's a mystery to her. What she doesn't know is that he feels the same powerful emotion. When a deranged stalker makes Julieta his target, Ivan is there for her. No one will harm her while he's her protector. I love these two characters. Julieta and Ivan have such a powerful chemistry. Ivan's tenderness and protectiveness toward Julieta touched me. I loved that this Alpha male put her needs and desires first. Under His Protection is a roller coaster ride of action and suspense. I couldn't put this book down. It's always fun to see familiar characters make an appearance. I would like to see more of Detective Carlito Durate. He has definitely caught my interest. Katie Reus has outdone herself with this Red Stone Security book. I received a ARC of this book in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
ondreea More than 1 year ago
A solid 3.5 star book. Very quick read. Even though it is the 9th book of the series, it could stand on it's own. Really like the author's point of demonstrating how Julieta could and did stand on her own. Always ready for a strong heroine.