Worth the Risk (paranormal romance)

Worth the Risk (paranormal romance)

by Katie Reus, Savannah Stuart

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Worth the Risk (paranormal romance) by Katie Reus, Savannah Stuart

One man is getting in the way of her revenge...her mate.

Werewolf Marisol Cabrera has one goal in life: kill the man who murdered her entire pack. When she meets alpha werewolf Stephan and realizes he's her mate, all her carefully laid plans dissipate in seconds. By all accounts, she should hate Stephan and everything he stands for. After all, he's a dirty arms dealer doing business with her mortal enemy. Unfortunately, every time the dominating wolf gets close, she can't deny her growing attraction for the last man in the world she expected to want.

But things aren't what they seem...

Undercover DEA agent Stephan Lazos is about to make the biggest bust of his career, but everything that can go wrong, does. He never expected to discover his mate while on the job. She saves his life and his cover when he almost shifts in the middle of a crowded Miami nightclub, but that doesn't mean he trusts her. The clock is ticking and if he doesn't figure out what secrets the sexy she-wolf is keeping from him, he might not just lose his job, but his life in the process.

Miami Scorcher Series
1. Unleashed Temptation
2. Worth the Risk
3. Power Unleashed
4. Dangerous Craving
5. Desire Unleashed

Author note: This was originally published in 2010 under the same title, different publisher.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161701539
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Series: Miami Scorcher Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 145,416
File size: 764 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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Worth the Risk 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cool. It's impressive how these shifters are interspersed within human society & are are still hidden to them. Instead of having basically their own town away from everyone. These are the types of situations I like to read about. The suspense is a huge bonus!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Marisol wants revenge from drug lord Antonio Perez, he killed her whole pack. Marisol is a werewolf. Stephan has a Miami club and is an undercover DEA Agent .He is also chasing Antonio Perez. Marisol realizes Stephan is her mate as he is a werewolf also. But she believes Stephan is a dirty arms dealer and on Antonio Perez’s side. But maybe is she does things right Stephan will lead her to Antonio Perez even if it means her death. I really loved this story and plot. Not your average shifter book. I loved the characters. All the twists and turns Marisol went through as well as Stephan was great. I definitely recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A steamy, fast-paced, high-stakes paranormal shifter romance! A year ago, she'd have opened her arms to him and bonded with him before falling in love. A year ago she'd been so secure in who she was and her place in the world, that she'd have known that the love would eventually come with the mating -that nature would work itself out. A year ago, she'd been stupid and naive. WORTH THE RISK by Savannah Stuart is a steamy, fast-paced, high stakes paranormal shifter romance - and I loved it! There's just enough suspense added in to keep the reader glued to the pages. It's a relatively quick read at just 182 Pages, but it doesn't feel rushed at all and the characters and storyline are fully fleshed out. It can be enjoyed as a standalone, but there is a pseudo cliffhanger ending that will make you want to pick up the next installment next! This was the story of two wolf-shifters: Marisol Cabrera and Stephan Lazos. Marisol is on a mission to take out the man who ruthlessly murdered her entire pack. She has tracked him to Miami and now just needs a little help from fate to give her the opportunity she needs. She doesn't have time now for discovering her mate, especially since he's obviously a dirty arms dealer in cahoots with her target! Undercover DEA agent has painstakingly laid all the groundwork to decisively take down the biggest, most unscrupulous target of his career. This is most definitely not the time to have him finally locate his mate! However, his inner wolf strongly says otherwise. Little does he know that his mate has designs of her own! Savannah Stuart is the pseudonym of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus. Under this name, she writes slightly hotter romance than her mainstream books. Katie is one of my favorite authors. This story is solid from start to finish with conflicts, passion, engaging characters and the perfect mix of a steamy romance and an adrenaline rush. Rest assured that the end result is a highly-satisfying HEA ending with a setup for future books. I highly recommend WORTH THE RISK to anyone who enjoys racy, suspenseful paranormal shifter romances! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
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BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2 I have been reading this series out of order. But each story has stood on it’s own that I don’t feel like I am missing anything. Worth the Risk is the second book in the Miami Scorcher series. Marisol is Miami out of revenge and nothing is going to stop her. But as with all great plans you can never plan for every turn life will throw at you. Stephan is undercover trying not only to do his job but to protect his pack as well. Stephan maybe a seasoned agent but nothing could prepare him for Marisol. I really enjoyed Stephan & Marisol’s story. Stephan & Marisol are a fun couple. I love that they are both stubborn yet they find a way to work together. I hope to see them and have updates on these two as I finish out the story. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & KR Press, LLC in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "You have me." Stars! Book 2 in the Miami Scorcher series is as action packed and exciting as I have come to expect from Katie Reus/Savannah Stuart’s writing. The fact I read it after book 4, shows that this series is easily read out of order, or as standalones. That said though, this one did end on a bit of a cliffy, which I am expecting to be resolved in the next book Power Unleashed. Stephan Lazos is deep undercover trying to ingratiate himself into one of Miami’s known criminals inner circles, in the hopes of taking him and his operation down. What he wasn’t expecting was to meet his mate, whilst on the job. To say it puts him in a difficult position would be a bit of an understatement, especially when it becomes apparent that Marisol Cabrera is just as interested in his target, but for completely different and potentially life threatening reasons. ”You don’t know as much as you think you do.” Alpha Wolf/Male and difficult Wolf/Woman all come together in one quick, sexy and energetic read. As with the other book I have read in the series the story moves at sprint pace, and the sexy times come thick and fast, this author is climbing up my very short list of author’s that Never Disappoint with each and every title of hers I read. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--WORTH THE RISK is the second installment in Savannah Stuart’s (Katie Reus) adult, contemporary Miami Scorcher paranormal romance novella series. This is DEA agent/wolf shifter Stephan Lazos, and werewolf Marisol Cabrera’s storyline. WORTH THE RISK can be read as a stand alone; any important information from the previous storyline is imparted where necessary. Told from dual third person points of view WORTH THE RISK focuses on an undercover operation by the DEA that follows Stephan Lazos as he comes face to face with his future. While undercover Stephan will be introduced to Marisol Cabrera and knows immediately that the petite werewolf is his mate. But Stephan is on assignment and doesn’t want to place Marisol in the direct line of fire. What Stephan doesn’t know is that Marisol is targeting the same man that Stephan and his fellow agents have worked months to set up but for a completely different set of reasons. Marisol has been on the hunt for weeks searching for the people that destroyed her pack and her family but finding her mate was never high on the agenda until Stephan Lazos stands between her future and her past. Marisol must keep secret her reasons for her appearance in Miami; and Stephan must keep secret his true identity from the woman that calls to his inner beast. WORTH THE RISK is a sexually aggressive storyline with the majority of the focus on the carnal/mating relationship between Marisol and Stephan. The $ex scenes are numerous, graphic and provocative but our couple have yet to express their love or desire for a happily ever after. The secondary and supporting characters include Stephan’s brother Thomas, as well as their parents, and pack alpha. Stephan’s brother’s mate Carly (Unleashed Temptation #1) plays a supporting role as she prepares for Nick’s upcoming birthday. We are introduced to two new female shifters including Marisol’s sister Paz whose storyline will be told next in POWER UNLEASHED. WORTH THE RISK will begin to focus on the treatment of shifters; the specieism faced by the supernatural powers in light of their discovery by the human population. The storyline ends on a cliffhanger when Marisol’s past has once again resurfaced threatening to destroy everything our heroine has finally found. A call will bring in the Council Enforcer in the hopes of uncovering the people responsible for targeting the supernatural races. WORTH THE RISK is a quick read: an enjoyable and entertaining storyline but I found myself zoning out with the copious amount of $ex and sexual scenarios-I felt the story and DEA investigation took a back seat to the $ex, and I started skipping and jumping forward. Katie Reus is one of my favorite authors and I have no issues with her style of story telling but WORTH THE RISK got caught up in the $ex between Marisol and Stephan. The characters are intelligent and engaging; the happily ever after has yet to be told.
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk was definitely a page turner. The story keeps you wanting to know more about Stephan, Marisol and Antonio. Stephan is a DEA undercover to bust Antonio and Marisol has her own reasons why she’s seeking revenge on Antonio. However, the last thing Stephan and Marisol expected was to be mates. Stephan doesn’t know how much he can trust Marisol with that knowledge, Marisol doesn’t know what she should reveal and Antonio is doing a lot more than weapons dealing. I enjoyed having the characters from the previous story in this one and I would have liked to see Stephan and Marisol have a little more conversation going on than sex, but overall it was a good read. This story did end unfinished in a way and because of that it leaves you wanting the next story in the series.