*I received a free copy of Dangerous Surrender from CreateSpace via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Dangerous Surrender by Katie Reus
Series: The Serafina: Sin City #4
Published by CreateSpace on 21 October 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Reading Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame Challenge
A cold-blooded killer wants her dead.
After her friend is murdered right before her eyes, Taylor uses her wits to escape with just a bullet wound, thankful to be alive. But now the killer isn’t the only one after her—the cops are, too, and Taylor’s not sure she can trust them—or anybody else in her life in California. She decides to turn to her old friend in Vegas, racing there with just the clothes on her back, only to arrive and realize he’s off on his honeymoon. Desperate, she breaks in and crashes.
A former Marine is determined to protect her.
When former Marine Roman MacNeil finds a gorgeous stranger unconscious and bleeding in his friend’s shower, his first thought is to help her . . . until she tries to knock him out with a vodka bottle. Lucky for Taylor, Roman isn’t a man who goes down easily. When he realizes the trouble she’s in, he’s determined to protect her—whatever it takes. As they’re thrust into a deadly situation they discover an attraction they never bargained for. But a determined killer is closing in, and time may be running out.
Dangerous Surrender is a fast-paced romantic suspense, and it kept me second-guessing things all along, while I was cheering for the heroine to get ahead.
The suspense was keeping me all wired from the very first sentence of Dangerous Surrender, I had no idea why Taylor had put on a power-suit and went into work early, and from there on, things happened fast! And there was definitely a real danger as she saw her boss, mentor and friend get killed in cold blood – due to what she had brought into the office to discuss with him that day. On the run, Taylor’s first thoughts were to go to the police. Good thing she was a little paranoid and avoided that, though. A swift change of vehicles and a trip to Vegas brought her into Roman’s life and he just knew he had to make sure she’d survive the bad situation she was in.
There was a lot going on in Dangerous Surrender, and it was a whirlwind both when it came to the mystery / suspense and when it came to the romance. I really enjoyed the fact that Taylor was a computer genius – and she definitely knew how to take care of herself. Roman was mostly able to let her do her own thing, though, and that was very sexy to me. He was there for her to lean on when she needed to, and he also listened to her and tried to take her wants into account even while doing all he could to keep her not only alive, but safe and sound.
Written in third person point of view, past tense, Dangerous Surrender kept me at the edge of my seat, eager to see if Taylor and Roman could make it not just when it came to the suspense and the person trying to kill Taylor. I also wanted them to make it romantically, once the adrenaline rush of their chase / chased story had been dealt with completely. If you’re a fan or romantic suspense, this is a must-read! And it can be read out of order in the series, as I had no trouble following the story without having read the prior books.
Taylor Arenas smoothed a hand down her light-gray, pencil skirt as she exited the main elevator onto her boss’s floor. Normally she just wore jeans and a casual top to work, but today she’d pulled out all the stops and actually gone for the business-professional look. She resisted the urge to wipe her damp palm on her skirt as her heels clicked against the tiled entryway on the tenth floor.
She might not trust the police, but in a situation like this she knew they would help. her mentor had been gunned down right in front of her and that bastard Neal was going to pay for what he’d done.Fast-paced, romantic and filled with break-neck suspense - Dangerous Surrender Click To Tweet