Red Flagged: Reclaimed Hearts series book 3 by Elle Keaton

3rd in a series, Red Flagged is a second chance romance and a crime thriller.

From the blurb:

Ex-US Marshal turned Cooper Springs Chief of Police, Andre Dear isn’t looking for love. He’s too busy hunting a killer.

The last person Andre expected to see in Cooper Springs was Dante Castone. He left Dante and the rest of his old life behind him when he moved to Washington State and what he thought would be a quiet job in a small town by the ocean.

Dante Brown went into WITSEC for his sister’s kid--sort of.

In reality, Dante's DIYing it; he isn’t the trusting sort. Daniella was the only witness to her mom’s brutal murder and needs both protection and anonymity--plus as normal a life as possible. It's just a bonus that Cooper Springs has Andre Dear too.

He and Andre have a history, and Dante wants to see if they might have a future. Someone is gunning for Andre and, like it or not, Dante is going to protect him. And yeah, feed him too. Does the man never eat?

Andre needs Dante’s help even if he doesn’t want to accept it. Dante's ready to settle down but he’s going to have to prove himself before Andre lets him in again.

Together, they need to catch a killer and maybe find each other in the process.

Red Flagged is book three in the Reclaimed Hearts series. A second-chance, older-lovers redemption story and thrilling romantic suspense set in the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula.

Janet's Review:

Red Flagged is the third book in Elle Keaton’s Reclaimed Hearts series. Fantastic and engaging. 

Andre Deer is the Chief of Police in Cooper Springs. Dante is an undercover DEA agent. But Dante Castone is now in hiding with his niece after she witnesses her mother's death. Andre and Dante have history, and now they have a second chance to reconnect. 

Due to an ongoing and overlapping story line, this should be read in order with the rest of the series. There are a lot of moving parts and pieces in the story, several things happening. There are also several characters from a previous series of the authors that make an appearance!! 

Loved getting a bit more of Niall and Sasha! 

Overall, a fantastic addition to the series and cannot wait for more.

Rating: 5 Stars

Sheena's Review:

This is the third in the Reclaimed Hearts series, it can be read as a standalone, it's better as part of the series as there's an overarching storyline connecting the series. This is Police Chief Andre Dear and Dante's story. Andre we have met previously, Dante is a new character. There are odd things happening in Cooper Springs. I can't wait to see the outcome of all of it, but this is more concerned with Andre and Dante's life than Cooper Springs itself.  

There's a cracking storyline with Dante and his niece moving to town to avoid witness protection after Dante's sister is killed, and I loved how it was somehow also tied up with Andre, and him being the reason Dante chose to come to town. I liked these two together. They fitted so well, and it's almost like their story was secondary to the crime thriller storyline, which is not a bad thing. The two storylines were weaved together seamlessly. I couldn't put this down once I started it. I had to know how it was all going to come good in the end. 

I really just want things to get easier for Andre, and I think by the end of the book it was all coming together for him. This moved along at a great pace with enough drama, tension and romance to keep it crackling along. I loved this and need the next one NOW.  

Rating: 5 Stars

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

Law enforcement books are always like walking a thin line between engaging and bombing. Elle has managed to keep her readers engaged and guessing throughout its entirety, with the suspense and mystery surrounding Cooper Springs’ sudden collection of bones. 

“π•Šπ• ... 𝕨𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 𝕀𝕒π•ͺπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•šπ•€ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦’𝕧𝕖 π•“π•–π•–π•Ÿ π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿπ•€π•™π•šπ•‘ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π•žπ•–, π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀 π••π•šπ••π•Ÿ’π•₯ π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ π•šπ•₯? π”Έπ•ž 𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π• π•“π•π•šπ•§π•šπ• π•¦π•€?”

Dante's and AndrΓ©’s banter was hilarious and entertaining. Their personalities couldn’t have been more different but yet they were perfect for each other. Their passion was fierce, an unbreakable connection, which apparently neither one knew about. Even though there were minimal detailed smutty scenes, their chemistry was felt even during their investigations.  

Dante’s love for his niece and how he just casually took control after her mother’s murder accurately portrayed an Italian family. 

As this was the third book in the series, I have some catching up to do with the first two. Elle’s style of writing is very intriguing and will have her readers committed for the long haul. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Red Flagged is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.