Getting too close could end their friendship…
Good old-fashioned heartbreak sent Grace running to Las Vegas for a new start. There, she has the support of a college buddy and her social group, which includes Logan…funny, sexy, protective Logan MacNeil. They’ve become close friends, but that’s all Grace is willing to offer. Logan’s a known player, and Grace has been hurt enough for one lifetime, thanks. Getting left at the altar will do that to a woman.
Being apart could end their lives…
Logan’s reputation is more than a little exaggerated, and he’s never cared. Until Grace. She’s worth risking his heart again, if he can convince the brave, independent woman he’s not the playboy he seems. Right now she needs a friend…and a protector. Someone has already targeted them both—twice. Logan suspects he gained an enemy for his part in his boss’s recent failed business deal. But until he’s sure, he’s keeping Grace close. Achingly, torturously close… And when things turn deadly, he’ll lay everything on the line to make her his.
Author note: This book is part of the Sin City Series but can be read as a stand-alone.
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Deadly Surrender by Katie Reus
Deadly Surrender by Katie Reus
Book 5 of the Serafina Casino Sin City series. Romantic suspense. Can be read as a stand-alone.
I loved that this couple were friends and already crushing on each other. One of my favorite troupes. That he wasn’t giving up and was sensitive enough to give her space to come to terms with their new relationship was very intuitive.
Without spoilers, this author does follow a pretty consistent pattern. I always want to yell at the couple that think everything is solved and then go about their regular lives. Stop! Here is still danger! But they never hear me and the twist takes them by surprise.
A favorite author of mine.
“Logan’s gaze fell to her mouth and suddenly his expression was pure heat and hunger.
It took her off guard with its intensity. Heat blossomed inside her and she nearly jerked back in surprise when he leaned down and brushed his lips over hers. The kiss was far too fleeting, his lips grazing hers and leaving her burning up inside and wanting more as he pulled back. The place was completely inappropriate—she didn’t want to get run over by skaters—but she still wanted more.
She stared at him in surprise, nearly losing her balance. But he took her arm and they pushed off again. “Were your parents watching?” she murmured, wondering at the show of affection.
“No. You looked adorable and I wanted to kiss you.” He said it so matter-of-fact, as if of course that was why he’d done it.
Her cheeks heated up and she didn’t know how to respond at all, so she looked away, focusing on the ice in front of her and not falling. It was difficult when she felt as if he’d imprinted her with that simple kiss. They’d done a whole lot more than that a month ago, but that kiss had felt…so intimate.”
Excerpt from Deadly Surrender by Katie Reus
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I also purchased a copy to share.
Deadly Surrender...Sin City Series Katie Reus
A night with friends in Las Vegas, having a chance to dress’ to the nines.’
Unexpected to see her ex fiancé with his wife there. Logan her best friend came to the rescue, his remark to Kevin surprised Grace. Could he want what he is saying, they have just been friends. He had a past as a playboy, and he knew she was leery of even dating. Hopeful she start feeling like she deserved a guy like Logan. Good story of friends to wanting more. Liked how Logan helped give her confidence, and he was in for the long haul with her.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion with
Net Galley and KR Press.
Logan is a good mix of a flirty, alpha male who also focuses 100% of his attention on the heroine. While he is described as a big flirt, you see him only flirting with the heroine and not other woman in this book. That's pretty important for me. I like when the hero only sees the heroine.
He has a playboy reputation that followed after him long after he stopped, that causes him a bit of trouble getting Grace to give him a chance. Part of that is Grace's past experience with her ex-fiance. She is gun shy after what her ex did to her and it's completely understandable. It was a good way to show how tenacious Logan was to claim her.
The suspense was good and brought these two together faster than I think they would have been without the trouble that came their way. We also got to see some really great side characters. I have not read the books before this one. Seeing these other couples makes me really want to go grab those books up. Great read!