Retribution by Katie ReusRetribution by Katie Reus
Series: Retribution #1
Published by KR Press on May 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary RS
Pages: 350
Format: eBook
Source: Advance Reader Copy

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.

This was a Romantic Suspense with an element of the paranormal. I have to add a spoiler warning here, because I really can’t talk about this book without telling you guys about the plot.

Nika Brennan sees glimpses of the future, among other things. She and her sister Alena are planning revenge, and trust me, this guy deserves everything coming to him.

Declan Gallagher is former CIA, owns his own private security firm, and oh by the way, he’s a Dream Walker. This means he can get into anyone’s dreams, and they’ll never know he was there. He can get any kind of information from them. Spooky. But when he pops into Nika’s dream as a favor to the FBI director, she behaves in an unexpected way. Very unexpected.

The fantasy man who Nika keeps dreaming about is a nice change from the scary, ghostly figures who haunt her each night. But when the sisters’ plan leads them exactly where they need to be, and with whom, she is shocked to see her fantasy man in the flesh.

Declan is hired to keep an eye on the Brennan sisters, while at the same time keeping the man who hired him safe. Andre is a wealthy businessman whose father deals in drugs, weapons, women, and even children. He’s done a lot of bad things, and killing Alena and Nika’s parents has turned the sisters into assassins. They’re going to take Yasha down, and take him down right in front of Declan and Andre and all that fancy security with no one noticing it wasn’t natural. But something happens…

Alena is kidnapped and ransomed back to Andre, who has to borrow money from Yasha, the father he hates. This is important.

And in the mean time, Declan and Nika are falling for each other. How are they going to reconcile what they’ve each been hiding from each other? And how can Nika and Alena betray Andre, who was willing to pay twenty million dollars to get her back?

There is so much going on in this book, that I had to give you guys the play-by-play just to get to this point. Declan knows Nika is hiding something from him, but he really doesn’t think she and her sister are killers. Or maybe he just doesn’t want to think that…

Infiltrating dreams is supposed to give Declan answers, but with Nika it just raises more questions. So he moves on to Alena, and even though she doesn’t notice him lurking, she is able to kick him out too. These women are more than they are letting on.

Trying to keep the sisters safe, keep Andre safe, and take down the bad guys is getting harder and harder. It doesn’t help that there’s a traitor in his midst. Nika is starting to see more than just glimpses of the future, too. She begins having full-blown visions, and the dead are speaking to her once more.

This book is fantastic, and intriguing, and fresh. Any fan of Romantic Suspense will like this book, even if PNR isn’t your thing. The paranormal aspect is just the dreams and visions. And fans of PNR, this isn’t vampires or shifters, but there’s enough going on to keep you happy too!

I highly recommend Katie Reus for all Romantic Suspense fans, and for anyone who wants a super intriguing story.

***ARC courtesy of the author