Redemption Harbor Series
by Katie Reus
He foolishly let her go…
When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly—with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when the former Marine scout sniper learns that Darcy didn’t take a dime of his father’s payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He’s determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.
Now her life is in his hands…
Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father’s bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her—and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting—and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart.
This is the first in the series that I’ve read and while technically it’s a stand-alone novel, I probably would have benefited from having read the other stories. Reus does a pretty good job of giving new readers the info they need but I think that there are certain nuances and details that I missed out on.
While I enjoyed Brooks as a hero, he was definitely everything you could want as a part of this elite unit of mercenaries – strong, tough, smart, and ruthless. He also loves Darcy with his whole heart … even if he did go and screw it up at the very beginning 🙂
If I was Darcy I’d definitely have made him work for it a bit more but I also have to appreciate the lack of games and dramatics between the two. There’s hesitation on her part and a bit of groveling on his, but they do eventually figure it out. I also like that Darcy is smart enough to realize that this is something much bigger than she can’t handle on her own. She listens to the professionals and lets them help guide her.
And speaking of danger, Reus sure knows how to crank things up. The action and suspense element of this story was balanced really well with the romance portion. Overall, an enjoyable read and some more stories to add to my TBR pile because I’m dying to get my hands on the other stories in this series 🙂