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

Protecting His Witness by Katie ReusAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Seven years ago she broke his heart…

Leaving Vincent was the hardest thing Jordan Alvarado ever had to do, but she had no choice. Now she’s back and looking for forgiveness so she can move on with her life. She doesn’t expect the smoldering attraction between them to still be there, burning hotter than ever. After the way she hurt him she knows things will never be the same again and that in the end, she’s the one who will get her heart broken when he walks away.

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. After she suddenly 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 can’t give her up again. He won’t. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and convince her that she was always meant to be his.

Protecting His Witness is my first book that I’ve read in this series. But a well wrote blurb and Katie Reus’ clout in the writing community convinced me to give this one a whirl. You do not have to read previous books to understand this one. It can be read as a stand alone.

Problem was I never got involved with the characters emotions and so, in the end, this one fell a bit short for me.

After seven years Jordan reemerges in Vincent’s life with a tale of witness protection and hiding from a ruthless killer. With his recent death the Feds have sprung her and she immediately goes in search of Vincent, the man she left behind. Only problem is that the threat is still very much present and attempts on Jordans life escalate quickly.

Protecting His Witness has no shortage of action as a killer closes in on Jordan and Vincent. However, the protagonist felt rushed and not fully developed. When everything comes to a head I felt the story line lacked pizzazz. It wasn’t very climactic and I didn’t find myself immersed in the story line. It was all very surface to me. I wanted to like it but I never felt any emotional attachment to the characters or what they were going through. I don’t know if that was a result of the writing style or what but I just never got into it.

I wish I had more to say on this one, but I don’t. I didn’t feel anything. I don’t know if that’s better or worse then not liking it at all. I am one out of many though and my opinion seems to be the only one that didn’t love it so you can take from that what you will. I have enjoyed Reus in the past and will be back to try her again in the future. Unfortunately probably not with this series.


I give Protecting His Witness by Katie Reus 2.75 stars

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