Author: Katie Reus
Series: Red Stone Security #13
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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She refuses to trust him.I feel like it was just a month ago when Secret Obsession was released and we already have the #13 book in the Red Stone Security series.
Red Stone Security employee Dominique Castle knows all too well that there are people in this world she just can't trust. After losing both her parents, Dominique keeps her distance from anyone tied to her past—especially the man she's hated for years. And Viktor Ivanov isn't going to change her mind about who he really is—no matter how determined the infuriatingly sexy Russian is.
He's determined to win her over.
She may hate him and not trust him, but Viktor is determined to crack through Dominique's icy exterior one way or another—even if it means taking the game into his own hands. With a past like Viktor's, he's made more than a few enemies along the way—enemies who'll stop at nothing to take him down. When Viktor realizes Dominique's life is in danger because of him, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her—whether she likes it or not. Now it's up to Dominique to trust the one man who's linked to the agony of her past. Can she find a way to love the enemy she always loathed?
Dominique is clever, loves her job at RSS and her friends, she is successful and beautiful but she does not have the people she loves the most, her parents. She is well aware that her father brought about their misfortunes but it was the devil himself that ruined them all! Dominique knows very well who to blame, Victor Ivanov and his father. It was his father that took everything from her, that made her an orphan. Victor’s father may be gone but as long as Victor, Dominique cannot forget what was taken from her. When she catches Victor’s eye though things change and it doesn’t take long to realize that Victor was never her enemy!
Dominique and Victor’s story was great! I liked a lot of things about their story but there was one thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars! Dominique claims that she has hated Victor and his father for a long time, years actually, she blames both of them for her mother’s death. However, at the same time, she already appears quite taken with Victor despite blaming him. It seems so contradictory and a bit confusing. I could feel her pain and anger towards Victor’s family but one kiss is all it takes for her to forget everything! Really?! It was actually more than that! She was the one who went after him time and time again, not to take her revenge or anything but to pursue a romantic relationship. I don’t have a problem with strong heroines but with her and Victor’s history their romance seemed rushed and unrealistic.
I especially liked Victor’s half-brother, Abram and their assistant, Lucy! Their relationship was HOT!
I have no idea who is next but I hope the next book will be a bit longer.
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*