Retribution by Katie Reus

Retribution

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...

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Retribution Reviews

  • Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)

    Nika and Alena Brennan will have their revenge even though it comes at a high price.

    After witnessing their parents’ brutal murder, Alena has vowed to avenge them. With the help of her psychic sister, Nika, they have managed to eliminate three of their targets but there’s still one more to go, the man who ordered the hit against their parents. But to get close to him they will have to get close to his son, Andre. Nika has a bad feeling about their latest plan. It sounds easy but can they really p

    Nika and Alena Brennan will have their revenge even though it comes at a high price.

    After witnessing their parents’ brutal murder, Alena has vowed to avenge them. With the help of her psychic sister, Nika, they have managed to eliminate three of their targets but there’s still one more to go, the man who ordered the hit against their parents. But to get close to him they will have to get close to his son, Andre. Nika has a bad feeling about their latest plan. It sounds easy but can they really pull through with something like that?

    Former CIA agent and owner of a private security firm, Declan is tasked with protecting Andre and eliminate any threat against him. But Declan has a secret, he is a dream walker. So when Andre shows up with the two beautiful sisters thought to have killed three powerful men, Declan knows that he will have to look beneath the surface, especially since he can’t stay away from Nika.

    Nika thought that Declan was just a projection of her imagination, the man who invades her dreams. She never would have imagined that he was real. Until they meet in Miami. The chemistry between them is off the charts but Nika can’t allow him to mess up with their plans. At the same time though she can’t but wonder if what they are about to do will cost them their lives.

    Retribution was an amazing book. It was an action packed book with romance, mystery, suspense, twists and a touch of paranormal. Nika and Declan were such an awesome couple. They were strong, protective, a bit hesitant at first but as soon as they find out more about each other, fireworks.

    There is so much action and suspense to the story. Nika and Alena are a step away from their last target, they know they mustn’t hesitate but they never thought they would face such distractions. I really can’t be satisfied with the end though. Nika and Declan’s story was a beautiful one but what about Alena and Andre? Andre knows that Alena used him to get to his father but for him their brief relationship was real. I really hope their get their own story and find their HEA.

    Retribution is a must read. How can you not read a book with such a cover?

    Highly recommended!

    *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Danielle

    I made the mistake of starting Retribution last night after the kids went to bed thinking that I could read a couple chapters and pick it back up in the morning... Wrong!! I found myself so invested in Nika and Declan that I ended up staying up half the night just so I could finish it in one sitting. Yeah, it's that good!

    Katie Reus took my two favorite genres, paranormal and romantic suspense, and blended them seamlessly into this action packed book that had me hooked until the very end. My only

    I made the mistake of starting Retribution last night after the kids went to bed thinking that I could read a couple chapters and pick it back up in the morning... Wrong!! I found myself so invested in Nika and Declan that I ended up staying up half the night just so I could finish it in one sitting. Yeah, it's that good!

    Katie Reus took my two favorite genres, paranormal and romantic suspense, and blended them seamlessly into this action packed book that had me hooked until the very end. My only hope is that, even though it's said to be a standalone, Ms. Reus will give us a book for Alena and Andre.

    After an old friend calls in a favor, Declan invades Nika's dreams hoping he can find out if her and her sister, Alena, are planning to kill one of his security details. Only, his dream walking doesn't turn like he plans. Nika has special gifts and she senses Declan in her dreams, and even though she thinks she's imagining him at first, quickly realizes that he's actually a dream walker.

    When the two meet face to face the first time neither of them really know if the other remembers the dreams so they avoid the topic at first. Once it all comes out though is when things really pick up between them. I absolutely loved Declan and Nika together from their first encounter... Actually I loved Declan's feelings towards her from the first time he saw her picture. Insta-protectiveness is always my favorite and Declan made alpha look oh so hot!

    Of course, along with the romance between Declan and Nika we also have the suspense. And there is quite a lot of suspense in this one. We have Nika and Alena using Andre to get to his father but there's also additional threats against Andre which ends up with Alena getting kidnapped. Add in the fact that there just might be a guy on Declan's team whose not exactly on the up and up... Definitely makes for a sitting on the edge of your seat type of book.

    Obviously I can't say enough good things about Retribution so I'll finish with this... If you love your suspense with a little bit of paranormal, or if you love your paranormal with a whole lot of suspense, you should definitely check this one out!

    *ARC kindly provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Claire Robinson

    3.5 -

    Stars!

    Another stellar read from Katie Reus, having only discovered her talents recently, I have to say she is fast becoming one of my ‘go-to’ authors for PnR and Romantic Suspense. Retribution offers a bit of everything, and told in 4 POV’s you really do get the story from all angles.

    Two sisters looking to avenge their parent’s deaths, and the two men that are in the way of them achieving that aim, one a dream-walker, one the son of a mobster. There are plent

    3.5 -

    Stars!

    Another stellar read from Katie Reus, having only discovered her talents recently, I have to say she is fast becoming one of my ‘go-to’ authors for PnR and Romantic Suspense. Retribution offers a bit of everything, and told in 4 POV’s you really do get the story from all angles.

    Two sisters looking to avenge their parent’s deaths, and the two men that are in the way of them achieving that aim, one a dream-walker, one the son of a mobster. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story, but it dragged a little in the middle for me, not enough for it to take away my enjoyment, but it went from high speed to a sedate stroll then back up to high speed again towards the end.

    I would have liked a little more POV from Alena and Andre as well, although the story is mainly about Declan and his blossoming relationship with Nika, a lot of what motivated Nika to do what she was doing was because of Alena, and it would have been good to see into her head and her thinking a little more. I would also have liked a little more time spent on her and Andre together especially in the middle of the book, after -

    It is also mentioned that Declan has three brothers all of which have special talents slightly different to his own, I am intrigued, and I hope the Ms. Reus has stories to tell for them at some point in the future as well.

    ARC generously provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for the above honest review.

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  • Bev

    3.5 stars. I wanted the paranormal aspect to be fleshed out more, I get this is a novella but I still needed more.

  • Heather andrews

    Even though Nika's sister was a main character as well as Andre in the book with the way it ended I'm thinking they're going to get their own story so I focused on Declan and Nika. I admired Declan's self restraint, "As Nika settled against him, Declan tried to ignore his erection. She had to feel it, but he wasn’t going to make a move until the sexy woman was completely ready." I loved how when Nika walked into a room Declan's attention was focused solely on her, "Declan stood in the foyer talk

    Even though Nika's sister was a main character as well as Andre in the book with the way it ended I'm thinking they're going to get their own story so I focused on Declan and Nika. I admired Declan's self restraint, "As Nika settled against him, Declan tried to ignore his erection. She had to feel it, but he wasn’t going to make a move until the sexy woman was completely ready." I loved how when Nika walked into a room Declan's attention was focused solely on her, "Declan stood in the foyer talking on his cell phone. When he saw her, however, all speech stopped and his eyes glittered with pure, heated desire . And it was all directed at her." I did love Declan and Nika but at times I was more interested in Andre and Alena.

  • Melanie

    4*s

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    Retribution is definitely the name of the game in this latest offering from Katie Reus.

    This book could really make a great movie because it has all of the elements I would look for in pnr. We have a pair of sisters –Nika & Alena Brennan - who have taken on vigilante roles against someone who has done them wrong, but this someone happens to be one of the biggest crime bosses going and is known for his wickedness. The girls befrie

    4*s

    Review posted here...

    Retribution is definitely the name of the game in this latest offering from Katie Reus.

    This book could really make a great movie because it has all of the elements I would look for in pnr. We have a pair of sisters –Nika & Alena Brennan - who have taken on vigilante roles against someone who has done them wrong, but this someone happens to be one of the biggest crime bosses going and is known for his wickedness. The girls befriend his son in the hopes of getting close enough to the father so they can take their revenge but what they don’t know is….someone is onto them.

    Declan Gallagher is a security expert, he is also a dream walker – someone who can enter a persons’ dreams and find out their darkest secrets. When he is approached to look into Nika & Alena he has no problems becoming involved because he will be on a job for the crime lord’s son Andre anyway and that is exactly how the girls plan to get to their target. Whilst doing a little delving into Nika’s dreams he is confronted with the fact that she has a special power too and that’s not the only thing they share……

    Upon meeting things take a sudden turn for the worst when Alena is kidnapped and held for ransom. Nika is left to deal with everything but with Declan and even Andre on her side… can they piece the puzzle together? What will happen to their plan now? And just who knows what they’re up to?

    I really enjoyed this book, as I said – it would make a great movie without the paranormal element but the fact that it was there gave the book that much more of an edge. I love these type of stories, anything to do with psychics and investigations etc. I don’t know why but they always draw me in, I want to believe in this stuff, I want to believe that they can help spirits find peace and this satisfied everything I love about it. Most of the characters are likable, you can empathise with Nika & Alena straight away even though we don’t get the full tragic story until much later, they were easy to like and understand. Declan too was a great leading man, hot, sexy and more than capable of protecting anyone. I loved how they came together in dreams and had no inhibitions but in real life it was different and it was up to each other to tear down the walls between them. They had great chemistry and the sexytimes were steamy.

    The storyline had plenty of action by way of car crashes, kidnappings, escapes, rescues & ambushes …. These scenes were great and you could feel the tension & anxiety of the situations. I thought the author brought a believable story to the reader and everything seemed plausible. It seemed as though most everyone had some secret they didn’t want others to know and throughout the book they are revealed with some disastrous consequences. All in all, I was very satisfied with this book, it kept me interested and involved right up until the very end and I hope there will be more from either Declan’s brothers or his security employees.

  • Cyndi

    I really enjoyed this book. Nika and Declan are both strong, interesting characters. The suspense plot was good and the book was really well written. I just wish there had been more of the romance. There were other POV's that were interesting, but took away from the H and h in my opinion. There was a sweet little epilogue, but I would have liked more. Safety gang safe

  • Laura the Highland Hussy

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    4.5

    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 mea

    Review posted on

    4.5

    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

  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥

    This was an interesting read with a giant serving of paranormal mixed in. I didn't expect the whole psychic and dream walker thing but I liked it, it added something that stood out for me. The intense connection that Nika and Declan shared was awesome and I loved that Declan was so protective towards Nika, even with the mystery of who she was and what she's up to.

    I enjoyed this one but the side story that was left hanging, regarding Alena and Andre was annoying. I don't particularly like books

    This was an interesting read with a giant serving of paranormal mixed in. I didn't expect the whole psychic and dream walker thing but I liked it, it added something that stood out for me. The intense connection that Nika and Declan shared was awesome and I loved that Declan was so protective towards Nika, even with the mystery of who she was and what she's up to.

    I enjoyed this one but the side story that was left hanging, regarding Alena and Andre was annoying. I don't particularly like books with more than one story or main couple in it. I always feel like not enough page time was devoted to each couple. Especially when I like one pairing more than the other, I just want to read about the one. Although Alena and Andre are way more complex and layered individuals, and their relationship has all kinds of yummy drama and danger and emotional chaos, I felt that they deserved their own story arc. I'm guessing the author is going to write their story sometime later? Wish she would have devoted more time to Nika and Declan rather than splitting the time between them and Alena/Andre, especially with that up-in-the-air ending.

    Definitely interested to see where those two end up (even if they did end up stealing some of Nika and Declan's thunder in their story.)

  • Odette

    This was really, really good! It has been a while since I read a really good romantic suspense novel. It reminded me of Pamela Clare's I-Team series in that it was full of action and suspense with a nice balance of romance. I enjoyed the suspense plot of this one immensely and it kept me on the edge of my seat. There were multiple POVs which I don't normally like but they we're written well and I was invested in the characters especially the second couple.

    This was really, really good! It has been a while since I read a really good romantic suspense novel. It reminded me of Pamela Clare's I-Team series in that it was full of action and suspense with a nice balance of romance. I enjoyed the suspense plot of this one immensely and it kept me on the edge of my seat. There were multiple POVs which I don't normally like but they we're written well and I was invested in the characters especially the second couple.


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