Review: Protecting His Witness (Red Stone Security #7) by Katie Reus

September 10, 2013 Review 19

Review: Protecting His Witness (Red Stone Security #7) by Katie Reus

Seven years ago she broke his heart…

Leaving Vincent was the hardest thing Jordan Alvarado ever had to do, but she had no choice. She never expected to come back, or for the smoldering attraction between them to ignite into a bonfire. But deep down, she knows he’ll never be able to understand or forgive what she did, and that being with him will only lead to heartbreak.

He’s not letting her go again…

Former SEAL Vincent Hansen never got over Jordan and the way she up and left him without a trace. When she reappears and explains what happened, he’s even more furious. He doesn’t know what he wants from her, but when she’s targeted in a series of potentially deadly attacks, he realizes he’s never stopped loving her. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and convince her that she was always meant to be his.

Author note: Protecting His Witness is the seventh story in the Red Stone Security series but can be read completely as a stand-alone.

Title: Protecting His Witness
Author: Katie Reus
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Heart of the Jaguar, Breaking Her Rules, First Surrender, Targeted
Series: Red Stone Security
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Breaking Her Rules
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: August 25, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 133
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: four-stars

I swear Katie’s Red Stone Security books get better with each one. If you have not enjoyed one of the books in this series yet let me assure you that you can start with any one of them. They each work as stand alones and can be read in any order. Characters from past books occasionally have a tiny role. Just be aware that you will most likely meet a character she has plans for in a future book.

Vincent has been one such character on several occasions. He finally got his own story with Protecting His Witness. The title is quite appropriate. Vincent has never gotten over the love of his life walking away from him seven years ago. She just left without a word and disappeared from his life. He has looked for. He has tried to move on. Jordan is just a memory and the empty hole in his heart. When she shows up at his house his emotions run the gamut. He goes from confusion, to extreme lust, to pure rage. His feelings continue to stay up in the air the during the time he spends with her.

Jordan thought she was finally getting her life back. The first item on her to do list was to find Vincent and explain things. She wanted to explain everything. Jordan’s life is anything but simple, so of course her one simple task turns into so much more than she bargained for. She feels guilty for what happened between them seven years ago. Now she has unintentionally dragged him into a new mess and she has to deal with the guilt from that on top of so many other things. She also finds out exactly how bad her choices hurt the only man she ever loved.

It was so easy to initially dislike Jordan. Then it was easy to want Vincent to move past his anger. I then found myself wanting to throttle Jordan for not allowing Vincent to make his own decisions regarding what he wanted to do. These two will keep you on an emotional rollercoaster while you’re cheering them to their happily ever after the entire time.

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Thanks so much to Vanessa for having me here today at The Jeep Diva! It’s always a pleasure to hang out with her. The seventh book in my Red Stone Security series is officially out and I’m so excited to celebrate its release!

Some of you might know me because of my paranormal romance but I also write romantic suspense. I’m also a huge fan military romance and while none of my Red Stone stories take place when the hero or heroine is actively serving, all of my heroes (and some heroines) have military backgrounds. And it’s not just in this series; it’s all of them because even my paranormal guys have military backgrounds. It might have been 100 years ago, but all of them wore a uniform at one time or another.

Because of this, I’m often asked by readers why I write so many former military heroes. The answer is pretty simple.

I met and married my husband while he was in the Marines and I’ve seen firsthand how heroic men and women in uniform truly are. Not only that but I’ve seen the sacrifices their spouses and children make and I have the utmost respect for them. A military life, whether you’re the one wearing the uniform or attached to someone who is, can be difficult. Totally worth it, but still, it’s hard. Long separations and sometimes no communication for days or weeks on end… yeah, it sucks and it’s not for everyone.

When I first started writing, it wasn’t even a conscious decision to write heroes with a military background. I just did it naturally. I wrote about the men and women I had respect for and it just developed that way and stuck. And I’ve got to say, there is something incredibly honorable and yes, sexy about a man in uniform.

So it’s no surprise that my current release, Protecting His Witness, also features a former military man. For those who are familiar with the Red Stone series, Vincent is a former SEAL and very sexy! And he’s finally getting his story.

Meet Author Katie Reus:


Katie Reus is the USA Today 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.

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19 Responses to “Review: Protecting His Witness (Red Stone Security #7) by Katie Reus”

  1. Lori Thomas

    Thank you for the blog tour. Katie love your books. Looking forward to this and all of your books.

  2. LaVida

    Love the review Vanessa can’t wait to see who’s next in this awesome series.

  3. kimberleyc

    Congratulations on the new release! As a child of a Marine – thank you. My Daddy was my hero, a quiet man who didn’t talk about his military career . He was a Marine thru and thru. Semper Fi and God bless

  4. Margaret

    Congrats on the new release! Love the series and can’t wait to read this one!

  5. Janice Hougland

    Yes, it was an awesome review on this blog! But I’ve loved all of Katie’s stories, really. And this newest one promises to be as good as, or better than her other stories. I just like Katie’s stories…period!