Sunday, August 2, 2015

Barb's Review... Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures (Aegis, #1)
Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.

When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.

The first book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s new steamy romantic suspense series brings a spy in from the cold…and sets her heart ablaze.

Buy Links:
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Audible US : AU : UK

To read an excerpt, click here.

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This is my FIRST Elisabeth Naughton read. I have many books by her but this is the first one I have actually read. (Because I am a slacker... lol) And... (still searching for the right words) Just holy crap sticks. Amazing, insightful, suspenseful, HAWT and totally worth a re-read, soon.

First reactions...
The Story Line: Holy Crap! I never saw that coming!
The Sex: Sweet, Sweet baby Jesus, I feel the need for a ciggy after that!
The Plot Twists: I was clueless... And I love that fact.

My full review will be up soon but I will say I absolutely LOVED this story. the characters, the storyline and the totally hot and blush inducing sexiness of it all. This story has a little bit of everything a good romantic suspense is supposed to have in it. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. Its totally worth 7/10... maybe 8/10.

Alright so, I have to say, again, I loved this book. This is a story that kept me on my toes. To the point where I was fussin' at the characters as the story went along. No matter whether I was on my phone reading or listening to my audiobook. Talk about getting funny looks. Ha. Aegis Security is not your average everyday security firm. No they are the Black Ops, can kill you before you see them coming type of security firm. The best of the best that are out of the 'business' so to speak. Retired military, DEA, CIA and all sorts of initials that just make you blink and nod.

Zane Archer is one of the members of Aegis. retired CIA operative that is now on a mission to catch Eve Wolfe. His ex-lover, ex-partner and his darkest desire. Archer is convinced that Eve sabotaged a mission which cost the life of the man they were there to rescue, cost him month's worth of time where he was laid up in the hospital after being hurt on that same mission. The anger and need for revenge grow and grow. A year later after six long months of tracking down untraceable "Juliet" he finds his woman. Though when he finds her.. he isn't expecting what happens to happen. Just as he is ready to close in a bomb goes off. Eve, aka Juliet goes down. Archer swipes her from the street and then the real fun begins.

When Eve wakes up in a dark room, having no idea what has happened or where she is she is overwhelmed to find Archer there. However, Archers plans of revenge have to be put on hold when someone busts into the storage facility he has Eve in. And the escape was no fun but they made it out.. somewhat unscathed. Eve does put Archer on his ass and yeah, that was kinda hot. Just Saying. This is when the real game of cat and mouse starts. Every time they think they have a pass something puts up a road block. If it's not their hormones it's a bad guy. And then another bad guy and yeah that cycle was frustrating the hell out of them. Why were they being targeted? What did they want? Why are they are on the chopping block?

Days go by and you know what time does for you right? Not a damn thing. Well in their case it gave both Archer and Eve time to get their heads out of their arses and start thinking like a team. For a little time anyway. The closeness that grows between them scares them, Eve especially. The things she knows could get her killed and on that same token they could get Zane killed. The people after her already took her sister once who is to say they wouldn't do it again. So Eve being Eve decides to take this into her own hands. She has to prove what she already knows. The man they think is bad, who happens to be her boss isn’t the guy they think he is.

Eve is trained. She is a CIA agent for Christ sake.. but she runs into trouble. Now its up to Archer to find her in time. And the clock is ticking.


About the Author:
Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time.

Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

Visit her website at to learn more about her books

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