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Secure Boxset (Chase Security Series Books 1-3) by R.L Dunn – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Secure Desire.

Cassie Modine is an FBI agent working in the Art and Cultural Property Crime Division where she helps to recover and return stolen artwork to its rightful owners, she is successful in her career and has friends she is close to as well as an adopted family who mean the world for her, however Cassie holds secrets which even she can’t remember fully of a time in her past where she experienced something she would never wish on anyone, not even her worst enemy. Ian Chase is out of the military and now is the successful CEO of Chase Security and his teams work like a well oiled machine working in the background on cases where government forces have too much red tape to get through, as well as personal security for those who need it.

Six years ago Cassie and Ian met at an art gallery where she showed him round and introduced him to one of her favourite pieces, now six years later, they have bumped into each other again st Cassie’s uncle’s house where she has just arrived after experiencing something disconcerting while grabbing coffee with a friend, all the feelings she felt about Ian the first time round are coming back to her and it seems it is the same for him as well, but Cassie is not interested in a relationship, not after what happened. As she talks to her Uncle about what happened in the coffee shop, but she is determined that she isn’t going to give up her current assignment because of it, even if her boss is making her feel uncomfortable, so at the briefing the next day, she makes it clear to all in the meeting that she will not accept any behaviour towards her which is not strictly professional and if it does happen that it will be reported. Meanwhile Ian is running a security check on her as she has intrigued him, as well as organising the teams current operations, after he has done this, Cassie returns his call and he asks her to dinner to help him out with something and to get to know each other a bit better, she agrees and when he picks her up later on, they have a lovely time, but this upsets Cassie as she doesn’t feel that she is deserving of him, but this only makes him more determined to find out why.

As the night of her mission approaches, Cassie is ready to protect the target and dresses for the part, however, when she arrives at the table she will be dining at she is blindsided when she is confronted with people both from her past and her present, she manages to hold her own throughout despite the challenges she faces, but when things start to turn sour, will Cassie be able to protect her charge and herself, or will someone from her past harm her while she is in the line of duty? How will Ian react when the cards are down and things happen which are beyond his control? This is a fast paced thriller with a romantic twist which will keep you guessing what will happen until the conclusion presents itself.

Secure Again.
Martin Bailey is the new CEO of Chase Security, he is an ex Navy SEAL and excellent at his job and Elizabeth Reed is a trauma surgeon at the local hospital in Silverton Iowa and she does everything she possible can to save the patients who cross her surgical table, no matter how bad the damage is, she does her very best with more successes than losses.

As Elizabeth is doing her rounds she notices that there has been a pattern emerging in admissions, when she checks it out in the hospitals records department, her hunch is confirmed that the inmates from the local prison are showing identical signs of bruising and injuries. It is after she has finished that an emergency call to a young girl being brought in with serious injuries comes in and after four hours and an amputation later, the girl is out of surgery, but she is still in a critical condition due the the extent of her injuries, but she hasn’t got time to deal with her emotions before another emergency call comes in. The next day is one of tragedy when she loses a patient and has to break the news to their family, but when another surgeon makes comments which are unprofessional and derogatory towards her and in front of her students, she struggles to keep her cool. As she checks in on the other patients on her ward, she sees another patient in the same pattern as before, she immediately knows what to do and orders further tests and surgery for the patient, contrary to the primary surgeons report and the primary report by the jail.

Out on patrol Sergeant Austin Bailey has come across another child who needs medical attention in the middle of nowhere, as well as another unidentified male, however, as he is calling for aid, the call is cut off, the next thing that happens is he is rushed into the OR where Elizabeth is the on call surgeon and she rushes him into surgery. Meanwhile, Martin is checking on the operation his teams are working on and finds that one involving illicit pornography and the stealing of identification to sell it, as well as the danger for his teams is showing that there is something deeper going on which they need to investigate, next on his list is a teleconference, however when he finds out that his brother Austin has been injured while on duty, he immediately flies out there to be with his family. As Elizabeth is working on Austin in the theater, Martin sends his own people out to go to the scene and start to liaise with the local officers there and start an investigation of their own when they are roadblocked as soon as they start asking questions. When an update on his brother’s condition comes in and he finds out that Elizabeth is the surgeon, memories of when they were younger come flooding back to him and he is hoping that it isn’t her, however, when it is, he struggles to maintain his anger towards her when she is so professional with him.

As the days pass and Elizabeth carries out more of her duties, she reports her thoughts about the pattern to the inmates injuries while also fending off the comments her coworker keeps throwing at her, especially when she has to attend his patients when he is unreachable and when one unfortunately passed away due to complications, her coworker is on the warpath. However, when Martin reads the background report on Elizabeth he knows he needs to see her, but when he does, she is immediately taken into custody and marched to the police station under mysterious circumstances, so Martin calls in his team to help her, but when he comes across information about what happened after he left, he knows that he needs to talk to her about what happened and see if they can they rekindle their romance, or will the investigation into her being carried out by the police put her in harm’s way? This is another thrilling mystery with telling consequences and an undercurrent of romance which will keep you enthralled until its conclusion.

Secure Heart.
Julian “Smooth” Dupart an ex Navy SEAL widower who is still coming to terms with the loss of his wife five years before and has been given a promotion to become the new head of the Chase Group’s San Diego branch where he can use his skills and stay close to the family he loves. Holly Dupree Morrison is a singer with the world at her feet, she is beautiful, talented and has a young daughter Sadie whom she adores and is her silver lining after a past fraught with abuse and hardship.

As Julian heads to San Diego to meet his new coworkers and try to figure out what is happening in the office which has his bosses worried, but first he pays a well overdue visit to his family after getting settled in at his brothers house, but when he finds out that the situation isn’t as all happy as he thought, he starts to make plans and tell them what he has already started to do for them in the last five years. Meanwhile Holly is going through the soundchecks for her next performance when a light falls down from the rigging, however, her manager is also making her feel uncomfortable as he is far too familiar for comfort, despite her protestations. When she returns home after the show, she has no idea that her manager had other plans while she was performing and when he drives her home, he invites himself in and proceeds to drug her and have his way with her while her daughter is sleeping next door.

Julian starts his next day in San Diego picking up his company car and meeting the realtor and look around the properties they have arranged for him to see, at the third property, he finds what he is looking for and puts an offer in before heading into the office. Across the city, Holly wakes up feeling groggy, naked and with a pounding headache, she finds that it is late and is concerned when she finds her daughter in the bathroom and in the middle of an asthma attack, as she screams for her manager to call for an ambulance, she starts the treatment she can until they get her to the hospital. At the same time, Julian gets a call that his nephew is in the same hospital after being hit by a car, he heads over there while his brother is called out to investigate a horrific crime scene and this is where he sees Holly and Sadie for the first time while he is helping to keep his nephew calm, but she makes an immediate impression on him.

As Julian starts to dig deeper into the branch and is finding problems, from staff committing fraud to counterfeit or diluted medications, it is also spreading to other external places as well and as he visits them, he comes into contact with Holly more and more often and one of these times, a case is discussed which reminds him of his past. As all of this is unfolding Holly receives some threatening letters from a stalker who will not leave her alone. Will he be able to sort out the Sand Diego branch’s issues in time, or will the amount of issues cause him to fail and will he be able to make something of the connection he feels with Holly, or will her stalker get to her first? This is a whirlwind of a thriller which keeps you unbalanced and guessing the whole way through to the conclusion.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Sheri Schrader

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series by R.L. Dunn includes books 1-3 in a single package. The books included are Secure Desire, Secure Again, and Secure Heart. I always enjoy seeing a box set available from a good author. If you enjoy one from a series you will most likely enjoy reading more from the series. These are all good books and I enjoyed them all.
Secure Desire: I was drawn in because Cassiopeia, the main female character, has a history of being an art historian. Also, what a fantastic name. Ian is at the head of a private security firm after serving in Afghanistan. The two had met years before and have been brought back together. Ian will do anything to protect Cassiopeia. I was reading to find out how an art historian had gotten herself into so much danger. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and hope to see more of them in future books. This has a little bit of something for anyone who likes a good suspense book.
Secure Again: This is a continuation of the first book, so I highly recommend reading book one in the series first. This story focuses on Dr. Elizabeth Reed, who notices a mysterious medical issue at the jail, and Martin Bailey, CEO of Chase Security International, who has his own investigations ongoing. This is a good story that is full of suspense, mystery, and romance. I was drawn into the story and wanted to keep reading to find out what was going on for Dr. Reed and Martin’s cases. I liked there were separate stories, but they intertwined.
Secure Heart: This book focuses on Julian Dupart, the new head of the San Diego branch, and Holly Dupree Morrison. These stories have thrills, mystery, romance, and more to them. I have enjoyed how the series draws the attention to a different couple in each story, while you still get to see the ones from past books. I really enjoyed the character of Holly and how she will fight for her daughter no matter the danger.

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Lisa Helmick

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good series! They are full of action, suspense and romance. I enjoyed how fast paced they are. I easily read late just turning pages after page waiting for the action to pass. We meet a lot of different characters but the series revolves around the Chase Security team. Each book we get more in-depth Information about a member as they find romance and danger.

Overall this is a good box set. If you want danger, drama and brotherhood it’s around every corner in these books. The romance is just an extra to sweeten the deal. Enjoy

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed all three novels in this box set, each book in ‘The Chase Security Series’ follows either one of the Chase brothers, Ian and Kieran, or a member of their team of former Navy SEALS and other military officers. The series is intended for readers 18+ due to adult themes and each story can be read as a standalone story, however I enjoyed ‘binge reading’ the whole set of books. Book one, ‘Secure Desire’ is Ian and Cassie’s Story and is a second chance at love romantic suspense. Whilst Book two ‘Secure Again’ is Martin and Elizabeth’s Story and sees Elizabeth’s high school sweetheart Marty coming back into her life and they try to rekindle their relationship but things are complicated by their ongoing investigations. Book three ‘Secure Heart’ follows Julian and Holly’s Story. Widower Julian didn’t think he would fall in love again until he meets indie artist Holly and her little girl. Each novel is full of drama, suspense and of course romance. The storyline’s had me hooked from start to finish and the plots kept me gripped and wanting to find out how each story was going to end. I loved the main characters in each novel and the author really made them come alive which made me feel engaged in their stories. I liked how their relationships developed and how their chemistry really came across in the narrative. Each novel is action packed and fast paced with likeable and relatable characters and I found the box set to be an enjoyable and engaging set of books. Highly recommended.

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Angela Shirley

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great series and each book opens up the world of the Chase security and delves into the world of these hunky security guys.

The first book is Secure Desire, When one night imprints in your mind and has never really forget it, but when a chance meeting with the same person stirs up those feelings again, do you go for it?

Ian is a ex-navy seal who has embarked on new horizons with new businesses, but when he meets a blast from his past, will he give love a chance or stay well away.

Cassie is trying to rebuild her life, after an attack she has been left with amnesia, until Ian comes into her life she remembers some of their history but this causes her to have anxiety of what will happen next.

This is the first book in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed the aspects of mystery, intrigue and interlaced with romance. The book held my attention throughout and was eager to race through to get the end on who was after Cassie and the reason. Cassie and Ian’s characters where well developed and the chemistry came through the story.

The story itself was well written and weaved through the suspense and mystery well. I really enjoyed the fresh plot as some of these ex military can be the same but this was a great twist on this genre. I definitely recommend this story and can’t wait to read the next instalment

The Second Book is Secure Again, When you have a blast from your past, will you be able to resist or crave what you have been missing all this time.

Elizabeth is a doctor who has a troubled past, although she takes her oath very seriously but when a man from her past comes crashing in will her heart be able to survive the encounter.

Martin is the CEO of Chase Security, when his brother is admitted into hospital, Elizabeth is the last person he thinks he will see, but will there past be able to be overcome and hopefully create a fresh future or will the past catch up with them and will Martin have to save her from the threat that is attaching them.

This story is full of action, thrills and twists. Martin’s character in the first book was so strong and controlled, in this book you feel the vulnerability in him and it is great to see him in turmoil over this independent and sassy woman. This story was well written and had me on the edge of my seat with every turn of the page. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and see which one of the characters is next to get his story.

The final book is Secure Heart, When you are asked to help a friend to manage one of there facilities, will his broken heart ever be mended when a woman and her daughter need his help.

Julian is suffering from a broken heart, widowed for a few years he has not really seemed his self since. After starting his job at San Diego office of Chase Security will this be able to try and forget the past, but when he is asked to protect a woman and her young daughter, plus having to deal with a serial killer within his patch, will he be able to manage both of his assignments.

Holly is a single mother trying to survive in the world, with her song writing and singing she is getting by, until one night an attempt on her life shakes her and enrols the help of Chase Security and in walks Julian. As they work closely together she starts to see that there can be light in his broken heart but will she be able to crack through before its too late.

I love this series, each book offers a great insight into the worlds RL Dunn creates. Julian and Holly’s characters are brilliant together and the chemistry pluses off the page and just draws you into the story where I could not stop reading. I do have to say I think these two are my favourite of the duo’s I have read and the tension and action is just enough not to be too unrealistic.

Each story can be read as a standalone but some characters do arc into each story and who would not want to read more of this wonderful stories. I can’t wait to read the next instalment to this story soon.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Erica Fish

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This box set is one of my favorite ones to get comfy and get lost in the world R.L. Dunn has written about. Each book has its own storyline and couple it is focused on. Chase Security is made up of former military elite. There is a case that comes along that needs Chase Security expertise. There is also a lovely woman that the main character meets and wants to start a relationship with. There are times when the mood gets hot and heavy. It is an enjoyable read. I highly recommend this box set as all the books are intriguing, and full of adventure and excitement.

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Kerry Carr

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first 3 books in the Chase Security series by R L Dunn. I loved all 3 books. They all have a different story about members of the Chase Security team. They are full of romance and action.

Each book has different characters and their stories are all unique and different. The characters are so well written that you find yourself completely immersed in their stories. Through the 3 books the characters are build up so even though the main characters in the stories are different the leads from previous books appear and you are given more of an insight into them.

It’s a really enjoyable series. If you are looking for action packed, edge of your seat romance this is definately worth a read.

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Kerry Baker

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series
books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn is a collection of fast paced and action packed books that will certainly leave you wanting more. Each and everyone of them is exciting to read and has strong and interesting characters.
I found all of these books so easy to get into. I was drawn to the characters quickly and swept up in the story with them. All of them are easy books to read and the perfect type of stories to just lose yourself in.
This author really knows how to create a strong stork that will have you hooked from the word go. The stories are well developed and really have you turning the pages to see what is going to happen. This is one series you should definitely buy immediately!!

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Angela Hayes

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 ½ Stars

Secure Boxed Set contains the first three books in the addictive Chase Security series by R.L Dunn. I am so glad I stumbled on this series, and author- as she has proved to be a great storyteller. This is a romantic suspense series- that will keep you glued to the pages as you get swept up in the stories. Each book in the series could be read as a standalone- as each book focuses on one of the Chase Security team members. These stories are full of action, adventure, alpha males, and strong women.

The series contains:

 

Secure Desire (Book #1)

4 ½ Stars

Secure Desire is the first book in the Chase Security series by R.L Dunn, and is a really great action-packed romantic suspense- with mystery, murder, intrigue, violence, brutality, spills and thrills, hidden agendas, sinister plots, clandestine ops, covert organizations, private security, family, friendship, Politics, loss, betrayal, chemistry….. and soooo much more.
Ian Chase is an ex-Navy SEAL turned successful business man, now heading up the Chase Group, a billion dollar global empire in the venture capital and private security sector. He has never forgotten a brief encounter with a beautiful, but engaged, art historian he met six years earlier. So, imagine his surprise when he unexpectedly encounters her again- only now she’s no longer engaged or married, and works for the FBI. He knows there is more to the story, and to her, than she’s letting on. Secrets surround her. And he’s determined to get to the bottom of it all.
Cassiopeia Ellis remembers meeting Ian, and he’d made quite the impression on her. But she remembers very little else from that night. She suffers from amnesia and is haunted by nightmares from a very traumatic experience. Running into Ian again after all these years, both thrills and terrifies her. She still feels their electric chemistry and magnetic pull- but she is deathly afraid that he’ll discover her secret and then won’t want anything to do with her. Much better to push him away, than to suffer the pain and embarrassment of rejection. But Ian has arrived at a point where he is able to really help Cassie- as someone seems to want her dead. Can Ian protect her and keep her safe? Who has targeted Cassie, and why? What happened to her six years ago, and what has that got to do with the present threat? All the answers to these questions, and more, can be discovered between the covers of this suspenseful read!
I really enjoyed this book. I was intrigued right from the beginning, totally engrossed the whole way through. There were some shocking, emotional, and violent moments that had me anxiously reading, on the edge of my seat to discover if things would turn out ok. There was a lot going on, and so much to keep track of, too.
R.L Dunn has written a complex, multi-layered story full of clever interconnected details which gives it a real unpredictability- she kept me guessing the whole way through. I had so many scenarios running through my head, trying to piece everything together and work out what was going on. I though that aspect of the writing, and story, was really well done.
I loved Ian and Cassie, they were so easy to like and invest in. I really felt for Cassie and what she’d been through, and what she was going through!!! OMG- R.L Dunn really put her through the wringer. And then there’s Ian- his protective Alpha hotness was swoon-worthy. I also love Kieran, and Monique, Lil and Declan, Luke and Rachel…. And Hunter, such a sexy man- I’d sure like to know more about him!
The story was meticulously researched, or the author has experience in the field- with all the medical terminology, equipment, and medications that were used in the story, as well as the security lingo and weaponry etc. The story was detailed and vividly descriptive.
The only issue I had, was that there are a LOT of characters in the story- I counted over 130 NAMED characters- which was a lot to keep track of! I didn’t think they all required naming, especially passers-by on the street/hallway, or the nurse at her station etc- especially since many don’t any play a further part in the story. It just was a lot to take in- I like to remember names and places during a story, especially when I’m trying to piece everything together, like in this book- so I found the ‘extra names’ a little ‘messy’ to the overall tight plot-lines. This didn’t detract too much from the storyline, but it was a little distracting, and at times, confusing.

 

Secure Again (Book #2)

4 Stars

Secure Again is the second book in the Chase Security series by R.L Dunn. It is a second chance romance- with suspense, intrigue, mystery, danger, hidden agendas, chemistry, and high stakes.
Dr. Elizabeth Reed is a surgeon who has noticed a number of disturbing injuries stemming from the local prison. She is determined to find out what is going on.
Martin Bailey is the CEO of Chase Security International- is drawn into the mystery through his brother (a police officer) and the investigation he was conducting. But Martin and Elizabeth also have a past relationship- and soon old feelings are bubble to the surface, adding to the already charged situation. With a complicated web to untangle, there is no time to spare if they are to figure it all out before anyone else dies.
There was a lot going on and a lot of characters to keep track of, too. Making for an intense read.
Bring on Book #3!

 

Secure Her (Book #3)

4 Stars

Secure Heart is the third book in the Chase Security series by R.L Dunn. It is a bit of a romantic suspense, with second chances, danger, stalking, drama, emotion, chemistry, spice, and plenty of character growth.
I am really having trouble picking my favourite from out of this series (so far)- as each book is quite riveting. Again, as with the previous books, there is a lot going on in the book- and I liked the fresh feel to the storyline- as well as having a lot of characters to keep track of- which all the series books seem to have, and is a characteristic I now associate with R.L Dunn’s work. It definitely adds extra interest to the story.
I loved Holly, and Sadie. They’re such great characters- and I loved the extra emotive quality that Sadie brought to the overall storyline. Julian is just as smooth as I would have expected, being a Chase Security team member, not to mention former Navy SEAL- and it was great to tag along for the ride, and really ‘get to know him’.
The story is really well developed, with palpable tension and suspense woven throughout the storyline. The emotional component was both heartaching, and at times very touching.
This was a really engaging and enjoyable read!

 

 

Looking forward to the next book and continuing this fantastic series!

Thank you, R.L Dunn!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

 

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Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Secure Boxed Set (Chase Security #1-3)Secure Boxed Set by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Secure Boxed Set: Chase Security Series Books 1-3 by R.L. Dunn

Secure Boxed Set is the first three books in the Chase Security Series by R.L Dunn. I absolutely love a good romance suspense and with this boxed set you get just that. This boxed set is about the Chase brothers who are ex military and run Chase Security.Each book is about a different couple and there’s plenty of action, suspense and romance to keep you reading till the end. I highly recommend reading this whole series.

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