Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Retribution by Katie Reus {ARC Review}

by Katie Reus

She sees brief glimpses of the future…

Nika and Alena Brennan will do anything to kill a vicious Russian crime boss and they’re using his only son to get to him. Yet when the time comes to execute their plan, psychic Nika hesitates due to an unexpected entanglement with sexy security expert Declan Gallagher. When her sister is kidnapped and all their carefully laid plans go awry, Nika must depend on Declan and her mortal enemy’s son to get her sister back.

He invades her dreams and teases her with sensual pleasures…

As a dream walker, Declan is capable of seeing anyone’s innermost thoughts as they sleep. With Nika, however, he finds himself playing a deadly, seductive game. He knows she’s not who she says she is and he’s determined to find out the real reason she’s in Miami before she gets herself or someone else killed.

Time is running out…

Nika’s window of opportunity is closing to save her sister and find a way to protect their secrets without landing them both in jail. With innocent lives at stake, Nika must decide if the retribution she’s waited a lifetime for is worth losing the man who has won her heart.

I made the mistake of starting Retribution last night after the kids went to bed thinking that I could read a couple chapters and pick it back up in the morning... Wrong!! I found myself so invested in Nika and Declan that I ended up staying up half the night just so I could finish it in one sitting. Yeah, it's that good!

Katie Reus took my two favorite genres, paranormal and romantic suspense, and blended them seamlessly into this action packed book that had me hooked until the very end. My only hope is that, even though it's said to be a standalone, Ms. Reus will give us a book for Alena and Andre.

After an old friend calls in a favor, Declan invades Nika's dreams hoping he can find out if her and her sister, Alena, are planning to kill one of his security details. Only, his dream walking doesn't turn like he plans. Nika has special gifts and she senses Declan in her dreams, and even though she thinks she's imagining him at first, quickly realizes that he's actually a dream walker.

When the two meet face to face the first time neither of them really know if the other remembers the dreams so they avoid the topic at first. Once it all comes out though is when things really pick up between them. I absolutely loved Declan and Nika together from their first encounter... Actually I loved Declan's feelings towards her from the first time he saw her picture. Insta-protectiveness is always my favorite and Declan made alpha look oh so hot!

Of course, along with the romance between Declan and Nika we also have the suspense. And there is quite a lot of suspense in this one. We have Nika and Alena using Andre to get to his father but there's also additional threats against Andre which ends up with Alena getting kidnapped. Add in the fact that there just might be a guy on Declan's team whose not exactly on the up and up... Definitely makes for a sitting on the edge of your seat type of book.

Obviously I can't say enough good things about Retribution so I'll finish with this... If you love your suspense with a little bit of paranormal, or if you love your paranormal with a whole lot of suspense, you should definitely check this one out!

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Retribution through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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