Targeted (Deadly Ops #1) by Katie Reus

Targeted (Deadly Ops #1) by Katie ReusSeries: Deadly Ops #1
on 2013-10-01
Pages: 352
AmazonNarrator: Sophie Eastlake
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Hidden in plain sight… Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories—which include the woman he let get away years ago, when they were teenagers. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he’s never been able to forget, he could reach out and touch her—if only she weren’t under suspicion. When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling—and worse—she doesn’t know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company—a man with hauntingly familiar eyes. As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them must race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people—starting with them.FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
four-stars

Action packed from the beginning. This is one of the better book 1 romantic suspense books I’ve read in a while. I enjoyed this one.

Former marine Jack Stone is the second in command in the NSA team that specializes in undercover work taking out crime rings. Now Jack has been tasked with discovering whose leaking information to the Miami drug lord and working with Keane Flights to smuggle drugs and arms. This new assignment forced Jack to work with Sophie Moreno, a former flame who believed him dead on assignment in Afghanistan.

Sophie came through the foster care system trusting very few people and still nursing the devastation of losing her love Sam when the new agent Jack comes on the scene. So many things about Jack remind Sophie of Sam but she knows that Sam is dead. Can she let go of Sam and move forward with Jack?

I liked this story and enjoyed the unraveling of the mystery. There was action, adventure, mystery, love and most of all, forgiveness. The author did a great job in keeping the pace steady. It was never boring or slow. I was rooting for the couple the whole time and enjoyed the angst filled ride. Sophie Eastlake is one of my favorite narrators because she does a great job differentiating voices. Her recitation kept me engaged to the story from beginning to the end. I can’t wait for book 2.

* Special thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook, which was given in exchange for an honest review

About Katie Reus

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Darkness 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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