About SECRET ENEMY
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He thinks she’s out of his league.
Lyosha Vasiliev met Mila by chance, and now she’s all he thinks about. But the two couldn’t be more different, so Lyosha won’t go there. As a security expert, he skirts the law on the regular. Unlike Mila, the newest employee at Red Stone Security, who spends her free time volunteering at an animal shelter. Despite his determination to stay away from her, when it becomes clear his past has come back to haunt him—and poses a threat to her—Lyosha immediately steps in. And he’ll cross any line to keep her safe.
But he can’t seem to walk away.
Mila met Lyosha when he brought in a half-starved stray cat to the shelter she volunteers at. He tries to act tough—and okay, he is. He should be the last man she wants, but she loves his sexy tattoos, gruff demeanor, and that he has a marshmallow inside that only she gets to see. When someone threatens her, he’s convinced it’s linked to his past. He’s made it clear that he’ll protect her with his life—but he won’t give her his heart. Not when he blames himself for bringing danger to her doorstep. Except Mila isn’t the kind of woman who walks away from what she wants. And Lyosha finds himself unwilling to let her go without a fight.
NICUnurse’s Review of Secret Enemy by Katie Reus
Secret Enemy is the 16th book in Katie Reus’s Red Stone Security series. You do not have to read all of the books because they are all written as stand-alone titles. However, this is the series that introduced me to this author, and I’ve read them all. It’s one of my all-time favorite series, so when I heard she was revisiting the Red Stone Security world, I was beyond excited to read this book. If you’re looking for a great romantic suspense series to binge on, I highly recommend this one!
This book is a friends-to-lovers story with danger coming at our heroine, Mila, from several unknown suspects. Our hero, Lyosha, has come from the wrong side of the law to the right side, and because of his past, he feels like he’s not good enough to be more than Mila’s best friend despite feeling much more than friendship for her. Both main characters make several missteps that nearly sever their friendship, but it eventually ends in their happily ever after.
Secret Enemy is a fast-paced, page-turning romantic suspense story filled with all the drama and suspense you desire in such a book, as well as relatable and lovable main characters and a quirky and adorable cast of supporting characters. Even though Lyosha is very much an alpha male character, he treats Mila so well that she doesn’t see him as over the top dominating. She’s sassy enough to speak her mind and make her own decisions but intelligent enough to listen to others when it comes to her safety. While there are many steamy scenes, they aren’t over the top and simply add to the story rather than detracting from the intrigue. It’s a great addition to the Red Stone Security series that stays true to the setting, tone, and general feeling from the previous books that keeps this series of stand-alone titles cohesive. Needless to say, I’m absolutely giddy that there’s going to be another book after this one, and I can’t wait to read it!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Secret Enemy by Katie Reus 4.5 out of 5 propellers!
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About Katie Reus
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and 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 summa cum laude 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. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.