Unintended Target by Katie ReusUnintended Target by Katie Reus
on March 23, 2021
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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He’s not her type.

Elementary school teacher Patience had her whole summer planned out, and it included margaritas and a lot of time at the beach. But when she agrees to a temporary nanny position as a favor to a friend, the last thing she expected was to butt heads with—or be attracted to—Brodie MacArthur, her employer’s sexy head of security.

But that doesn’t stop her from wanting him.

Brodie made a mistake with Patience and forever ruined her first impression of him. Just as their heated clashes reach a peak, Patience falls ill…and it’s something far more sinister than a simple summer bug. He screwed up once. He won’t do it again. And when he learns that the danger is closer than they imagined, he’ll have to fight to protect her—and win her heart.


Patience is a kindergarten teacher on summer break. Her plans involve a pool, some snorkeling, and lots of margaritas. Until her mom calls begging a favor. A friend of the family needs a nanny. He’s just taken over custody of his baby nephew after the baby’s parents died. The man’s nannies keep quitting and none of them will say why. Patience has known him since they were kids, so she of course says yes, but only for the summer. She has a job she loves and she isn’t quitting.

But the head of security Brodie MacArthur hasn’t been able to do a background check on Patience and it’s bothering him that his boss and friend just let her waltz in and take over with the baby. Especially as there have been some credible threats against him. But Patience isn’t what he expected, and pretty soon it looks like she might be the next target…and the next nanny to quit.

I loved these two together. There’s a scene where Brodie needs to apologize, and he does, and it’s a good apology. I love when a character can act like a grown up, and a man who can apologize and then do better is sexy.

These novella-length Romantic Suspense stories Ms. Reus writes really work for me. I hope she writes more down the road. I’m pretty sure the next book is the end of this series. The chemistry is hot, the hero is protective, and the heroine stands up for herself. This story is perfect for when you want something short, sexy, and suspenseful.

Ms. Reus writes sexy and suspenseful stories that keep you engaged and intrigued until the last page is read.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley