Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Review of Shattered Duty (Deadly Ops #3) by Katie Reus

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife—and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way—not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.

As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself faced with an impossible choice: either put aside his need for revenge, or save the woman who’s reawakened his soul… 

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
Agony, debilitating pain, loss that cannot be described and a thirst for vengeance are a few of the emotions that drive Levi Lazaro.  He has turned his back on everything and everyone from his life before the brutal death of his wife and unborn child.  All Levi lives for now is to find and destroy the animals that killed his family and anyone that stands in his path. But the past has a way of becoming the future and Levi finds that a seed planted in the past may lead to his redemption. In this the third Deadly Ops book by author extraordinaire, Katie Reus you will meet this tortured soul and the woman that leads him home.

She was a prodigy discovered and nurtured by a government agency that turned her into the perfect weapon.  Whether it is as a sniper, a hacker or up close and personal, she is deadly. Selene Wolfe is lethal when called on to take out enemies against her country. When she is sent on a job to infiltrate a terrorist group and locate an asset, she was not counting on running into Levi Lazaro. He is a man that fascinates her, while at the same time she can feel his unimaginable pain and need for revenge.   

How can the two of them work together? He is filled with hate and vengeance and she is filled with dedication to her mission.  If they cannot find a way then millions of people will suffer and die.  Feelings that neither of them expected run rampant when they are together.  Feelings that Levi thought he would never feel again resurface. The need to be a part of Selene’s life pulls him back into the land of the living.  Sometimes life has to come full circle before the lost can be found.

Hero: Levi Lazaro 4.5 stars
Heroine: Selene Wolfe 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Take a Hunky Hero filled with torment, add a sexy woman that knows how to get down and dirty and you have a truly amazing read. Include some really torrid sex, non-stop action, mysteries, bad guys that need stopping and you have the complexity of this book.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! You will never be disappointed when you choose to read a book by Katie Reus.  Her heroes are unforgettable, her heroines extraordinary and you will be enthralled by the unexpected storylines she weaves within each book that she shares with her readers.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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