Lethal Game by Katie Reus: Review

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Posted January 14, 2017 in review Tags:

Lethal Game by Katie Reus: ReviewLethal Game by Katie Reus
Pages: 180
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Series: Red Stone Security #15
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder
Also by this author: Enemy Mine, Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Sworn to Protect, Shattered Duty, Dark Protector, Tease Me, Baby, It's Me Again, Baby, Resurrection, Falling For His Mate, Mistletoe Me, Baby, Tempting Danger, Dangerous Witness, Innocent Target, Hunting Danger, Wolf's Mate, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Bishop's Knight
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Read the action-packed finale of the USA Today bestselling Red Stone Security series!
He broke her heart.

Graysen’s betrayal nearly destroyed Isa a year ago. Now that she’s working for Red Stone Security, she’s managed to piece her life back together after a rough year and a broken heart. Then he appears back in her life and makes it clear he’s not going anywhere until she gives them a second chance. A chance she refuses to take.
Now he’s back to claim what’s his.
Graysen’s never gotten over Isa and he knows he never will. It’s his fault she walked away, but he can’t seem to let her go. He quit his job with the CIA and called in every favor he had to get hired by Red Stone Security just to be near her again. But Isa doesn’t care that he’s desperate to make things right between them—she wants nothing to do with him. He doesn’t blame her, but he’s not willing to give her up. When they’re cornered by lethal terrorists, everything changes. Graysen and Isa will have to find a way to work together if they want to survive. Only then will he be able to convince her to claim the chance at happiness the past stole from them.
Red Stone Security, #15Length: 58,000 wordsAuthor note: All books in this series can be read as stand-alones.

Lethal Game is the final book in the Red Stone Security series and I am SO SAD to see this series go. Reus has created a wonderful romantic suspense series where each book was different, even though the characters worked for the same company. Any time a series gets bigger than 5 books I start to worry that the uniqueness will fade and it will feel like reading the same book over again (This is how I feel about the Stephanie Plum books, BTW!). That hasn’t happened with this series and I love Reus even more for it. I have read her paranormal series and her deadly ops series as well. While the books might all share a similar formula, they never feel trite or hackneyed.

The basic formula is alpha male has his sights set on smart female and danger ensues. Lethal Game is more than that basic premise though so don’t be fooled. You really get 2 love stories in 1 book, which is a total win! The main story is of  Isa and Greyson. Greyson and Isa were a couple a year ago, but she knew him as Michael. Yeah… he was under cover trying to catch Isa’s father who was involved in all kinds of BAD stuff. It goes without saying, Isa is crushed when she finds out about his deception and moves to Florida, takes a job with Red Stone Security, and tries to move on with her life. Greyson has decided that he simply isn’t okay with this and that she is the love of his life. He hatches a plan to win her back. The plan is a security job. They will both be under cover at an aeronautical corporation investigating employees at the request of the owner. Of course, if Isa and Greyson have to investigate, you know some one is doing something bad and they aren’t happy with the arrival of Isa and Greyson. Hence, the impending danger part.

The second love story is of Emerson and Carlito. Emerson is a tech guru for Red Stone. She is not out in the field doing dangerous things! Carlito is a Miami PD officer. They met 6 months prior and have been best friends ever since. Both wants more, but neither knows how the other feels, and they can’t imagine risking their perfect friendship. They are both adorable! Emerson is working remotely with Isa and Greyson, so she gets caught up in their danger, and Carlito is right there with her!

One thing I have enjoyed about this series is the believability of the danger. While the actual events might be a bit too much to believe, the basis for the crimes are always realistic. Espionage, theft, treason, and more all form the basis for Reus’ stories and I find that to add to the believability of the story overall. Its plausible that someone might hack into the company computers, input a code into the site, and skim money. Its conceivable that someone might be selling US government secrets to ISIS. I adore stories that use current issues to create their drama because it gives the story a bit of the ‘ripped from the headlines’ feel.

I am sad to see this series go, but as long as Reus keeps writing, I will read whatever she releases because I haven’t been disappointed yet.

 

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: second chance, friend to lover, mortal peril
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series (you really can read these out of order!)
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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Books by Kaylea Cross, Susan Stoker, Cristin Harber, Cynthia Eden…then you will probably like Lethal Game!

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About Katie Reus

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter 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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