Sunday, November 04, 2012

Danger Next Door - Katie Reus

Book Blurb:
After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.

Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.

With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.

In My Own Words:
When Grant's new neighbor is moving in, he does the only thing he thinks he can do, he watches.  He knows he would have no place in the beauty's life and decides if the only thing he can have is from a distance, he would enjoy.  When Grant is about to take a swim, he hears a loud disturbance at his new neighbor's house, he can't help but investigate and what he finds leaves him pissed and on edge.  As the strange break-ins and harassment keeps coming at Belle, he wonders if she is nothing but trouble or worth her weight in gold.  He knows that he enjoys his time with her, and she sees passed his scars to the real him, but is it enough?

Belle grew up loved by all, moving in a new home, should be an exciting time but with a family friend not taking no for an answer and strange things happening all around her, she feels safe in the presence of her secretive neighbor.

When a crazy man decides Belle is the way to get back at Grant, he will stop at nothing to see his mission through, no matter the cost.  Can Grant and Red Stone figure it out in time?

This is the second book in the Red Stone Security series and I really liked this one.  I wasn't all that thrilled with the first book, but I am really glad I didn't give up on the series.  I enjoyed the chemistry between Grant and Belle, and the banter that seemed to be ever so present when they were around each other.  I am very much looking forward to the 3rd book.

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