Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bishop's Knight by Katie Reus - Blog Tour and Review

Bishop's Knight
by Katie Reus
Series: Endgame Trilogy, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 9, 2019

The Bishop siblings’ family is on the verge of collapse as all three find themselves embroiled in danger. Family bonds may keep them alive…but only love can give them something to live for. Read BISHOP’S KNIGHT, the first novel in this ALL NEW heart-pounding Endgame trilogy.

She needs his protection…

Thanks to years of government training, Evie Bishop knows how to get into places she doesn’t belong—and she’s very good at it. But years of doing black ops work burned her out so she returns home—to unexpected chaos. One of her brothers is in a coma and the other is in hiding, wanted for murder. Then a fellow operative from her past shows up shot and bleeding with news that an assassin is gunning for everyone involved with a past op. She’s forced to turn to the one man she knows she can trust—the man whose heart she broke.

But it will come with a price…

When Dylan Blackwood proposed a year ago, Evie turned him down flat and walked out of his life. He’s stunned when he finds her on his doorstep covered in someone else’s blood, needing his help. He always knew there was more to her than met the eye—that Evie was never simply the pampered society princess she wanted people to believe she was. But he never expected this. If she needs help, he’ll give it. Even if he can’t forget her betrayal. Even if he isn’t sure he can trust her. But his protection will come with a price—her heart. Before they can have a chance at a future, they’ll have to work together to take down a faceless enemy who has Evie firmly in his crosshairs.

“We’ve got a tail,” Dylan said before she could say the same, his tone clipped.

“Yeah, three cars back. Gray Nissan.”

“That’s the one.”

It was a neutral, boring car that wouldn’t stand out anywhere. But she was trained to see stuff like that. And so was he. He’d been in the Marines and in war zones. He knew when someone was following him. “They could just be heading in the same direction as us.” Of course if they were, they’d been behind them since they’d pulled out of the hospital parking lot.

“They could.” Dylan took a sharp left turn onto a residential street.

A few seconds later, the gray car followed, revving its engine as it sped after them, giving up any pretense of not following them.

Her heart rate increased as she turned around. This could be whoever had shot Samara. And if they thought they could hurt her—or Dylan—she was about to show them the error of their ways. “Are you armed?” Evie asked even as a shot of adrenaline punched through her.

Jaw tense, a short nod.

Why was she not surprised? “Where?”

“One in the center console and one under my seat.”

She paused. “Two weapons?”

“I take my security seriously.” His gaze flicked to the rearview mirror again.

All right, then. She’d never seen him in action, not in real life anyway. But she’d seen an old satellite video of the man taking enemy fire and holding his own—and saving four men’s lives. He could more than take care of himself. She opened his center console. Sure enough, a pistol was tucked inside. Normally she was armed but her weapon was back at his place. Without asking for permission, she plucked his pistol out of its holster.

He frowned at her but didn’t tell her to stop. “I’m not getting in a high-speed chase with this guy.”

Evie didn’t like the idea of that either. Not surrounded by all these residential streets. Too big of a chance of a civilian getting hurt. “You could drive straight to the police station.” She hated the idea of losing this guy, but she also wasn’t going to let any civilians get hurt. Hell no.

“I have a better idea.” He revved the engine, speeding up as he took another sharp turn onto another residential street. Cars lined both sides of the street, some parked in driveways, some on the road.

“What are you doing?” She clutched the grab handle as he tore into an empty driveway and quickly reversed. “Oh shit!”

He gunned the engine, arrowing straight at the gray car.


“He’ll swerve.” The man looked absolutely convinced as he pressed on the gas.

Yeah, well, she wasn’t so sure. She pressed the sunroof button, opening it as he sped down the asphalt.

The other car zoomed right at them. Her heart jumped in her chest. The guy wasn’t swerving. Neither was Dylan. Fuuuuccck.

They were only a few car lengths apart now. Oh, God. Her throat seized— The gray car swerved at the last minute.

Heart still pounding, she unstrapped and jumped up, pistol out, and aimed at the rear window. Glass shattered everywhere. She took another shot, this time at one of the tires.


Adrenaline pumping, she ducked as a bullet glanced off the top of Dylan’s car. Hell, the guy was firing back.

“Evie, get down!”

What a great start to Katie Reus’ Endgame Trilogy! This one had the perfect blend of romance and suspense as well as being a second chance romance, which is one of my favorite tropes!

I loved both Evie and Dylan and thought they made the perfect couple. Evie is a kick-a$$ heroine who can take care of herself, but she also knows how to ask for and accept help. She’s loyal, especially to her family, and even though her job forces her to compartmentalize her feelings, she does feel deeply. Dylan was such a great matter-of-fact partner for Evie who has some pretty bad-s$$ skills of his own. She ran off after his marriage proposal, and once she shows up on his doorstep he doesn’t think twice about calling her out about her actions…but he also doesn’t think twice about helping her and ensuring she is safe.
What the hell was she thinking, getting all vulnerable in front of him? She walked to the door, her movements stiff and stilted.

“You’re going to tell me all your secrets,” Dylan murmured, his low, sexy one surprising her. And…knocking her off balance.

She started to tell him that he was wrong, that she would never tell him all her secrets. But the words stuck in her throat.
One thing I have enjoyed in every Katie Reus book is that she presents a plot that is easy to follow but still allows for some mystery along the way as to how things are going to play out. Even though there are a lot of things going on in a short time, her writing style and voice make it easy to get caught up in the characters and story, making this an easy read.

This is part of a trilogy, but it is a complete standalone that sets up the next two books, which will focus on Evie’s brothers. There is also a cross-over character to her Red Stone Security series (which if you haven’t picked these up I would also recommend!), which is something I always love when an author does.

This one deserves a spot on anyone’s TBR!

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.

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