Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can't stop thinking about her, even though she's off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he's leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it's time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can't stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barcelona--and arrives to find a sexy redhead in his hotel room.
Things aren't always what they seem, though. Landon's would-be one-night stand is really a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group targeting Landon for information on a lethal bioweapon. And now Olivia is unwittingly ensnared in their deadly plot, too. Forget escaping emotionally unscathed; Olivia just wants to make it home alive. Yet to survive, she'll have to put her trust in the very man who not only broke her heart, but whose lies now threaten both their lives.
In the second book in best-selling author Elisabeth Naughton's popular Aegis series, heart-pounding suspense stirs up deliciously sizzling romance.
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"Not what I have come to expect from Elisabeth"
I am a huge fan of Elisabeth's Eternal Guardians, and enjoyed Book 1 in the Aegis Security. This one, not so much. Olivia might quite possibly be the dumbest heroine ever. I wanted to tear my hair out at her silly, silly escapades, even though the author, for the most part, had those episodes turning out well.
"Fantastic Romantic Suspense @$7.34 Bargain"
I love romantic suspense and enjoy a story with a little something going for it besides the tried and true themes that have been done countless times before. This story is action packed with a twist you won't see coming, one that changes the entire scope of of the story into one whale of a white knuckled race against time.
Landon and Olivia won't have time to dwell on an awkward situation for long because the woman Landon picked up at the bar just happens to be a member of the Red Brotherhood. Unbelievably, Olivia once more becomes a kidnap victim. While being held hostage she learns the terrible truth about Landon Miller. He is not the hero she believed him to be, in fact he's a cold stone killer.
Landon is that type of hero- the dark, brooding, damaged, flawed and broken man that women feel like holding and and nurturing. But, in this case, Landon was not at all a man I felt I could trust. I never feared for Olivia, but I wondered if he had lost his ability to value human life after performing his unorthodox duties. I could understand Eve's concern for her sister even if she was way to overprotective of Olivia. As a result I had a little trouble with the romance part of the story for long time. The chemistry was definitely in place, but it was the evidence of real and true love that develops over time that made me a true believer.
I understood that Olivia had survived a harrowing ordeal once before and was having a hard time going back to her normal routine, working at a job her heart wasn't really into, and feeling like she needed to take charge of her life and make her own choices and decisions even if it meant she made mistakes or got hurt. It wasn't her sister's right nor Landon's to dictate to Olivia what was right or wrong for her and it certainly wasn't their right to keep very large pieces of information from her at a most critical junction in her life.
As for the suspense element, this plot was maybe a little ahead of our time, at least to our knowledge.
I liked that part though because it gave the reader something to think about, as a possible threat in bio terrorism and what someone might be working on in a lab right his minute. An old case comes back on Landon in spades. Now Olivia is being used to flesh out someone Landon has been trying to protect.
From here the story could have gotten a little maudlin, but it stayed focused on the right track until the very end which was till a little poignant. I do wish we could touch base with some of the players in this book in the future because I do hope they will find the kind of love and peace Olivia and Landon have managed to achieve.
While some elements in the story were a little over the top and did test the plausibility limits I was entertained, so that's really all that matters. If you like fast paced action, suspense and steamy romance this book is one you will enjoy. Overall 4 stars.
Cole Ferguson was good with the delivery of the story.
"Swift action and steamy romance"
I really like the suspense, the character development, the surprising and unexpected twist, and the love story. I would rather not have the graphic erotica.
"Not my favorite narrator"
I wish I had read this instead of listening to the audiobook. I didn't care for the female voices as performed by this narrator. All the women in this series are (literally) kick-ass but their voices sounded very little girlish. Ruined the strong characters.
The story was great. I liked it more than I thought I would. I don't normally read contemporary romances but I do read thriller/spy novels and this was a good thriller with, ahem, some definite romance. I love the main characters, whom we met in the previous book, and there's quite an intense time crunch for them to find the solution to their dilemma. It was well done by the author, not so much for Cole Ferguson, the narrator.
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