Review: Sworn To Protect by Katie Reus
Quinn Brody ended things with sweet, sexy Athena when he learned she was a virgin. Their relationship was getting too serious and walking away seemed like the best plan. But Quinn has never been able to forget Athena. And when she gets a marketing job at Red Stone Security, it becomes impossible. Quinn wants a second chance, but Athena's not interested—even if the chemistry between them is off the charts.
Now his past has come back to haunt him…
The man Quinn put behind bars has been released from prison and is out for blood. Quinn took years of the man’s life and helped his abused wife flee so now the ex-con is hellbent on using Athena to make Quinn pay.
He’ll do anything to protect her…
When Athena is sent to Vegas for a tradeshow Quinn volunteers to accompany her—to watch her back. But professional quickly turns personal when the threat to Athena escalates. Refusing to lose her again, Quinn will do anything to save her. Even if it means risking both his life and his heart.
I love how Quinn owned up to being a jerk and wanted to make things right with Athena. I also loved his fierce protectiveness of her and his super jealous meltdown when confronted with the possibility Athena could be wooed away from him. Athena was a strong character but didn’t like her as much as I thought I would. She does fit well with Quinn but I felt that we really don’t get a chance to know her that well, but there was no mistaking the explosive chemistry between the couple.
What I really loved about the story was that the second half of the book was set in Las Vegas and gets a little crossover action with some of the folks in The Serafina series.
When the story hit its peak, I felt the resolution with the wife-beater Quinn put behind bars went a little too fast for me. I would have liked to have had more of a suspenseful chase/capture/closure happening there. I also wished we could have found out what happened to the abused wife. We get a quick glimpse of her in the prologue and while she’s mentioned several times in the book, we never hear about what happened to her. Maybe the author is saving her story for a future Red Stone Security book???? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.