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Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton

OUT OF 5 STARS

OUT OF 5 STARS

Shameless Recommendation

Marissa Not So PNR Mini Banner If you’re looking for a change of pace, maybe non-stop action with shoot-outs, plot twists, smexy times, and a second chance at love, then Extreme Measures has it all. This was a great rollercoaster ride, focusing on Eve and Zane’s fight to clear their names and to love each other, with a few side characters to round out the plot. There is history between these two, some pleasant and some not, so they are both fighting the demon of mistrust. Plus, it was great seeing a strong female lead character, or as Zane calls her at one point, “Jane fucking Bond.” Also, with the side characters and plot, it leads to the set-up for book 2, and I cannot wait. [July 2014]

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Shameless Recommendation

Marissa Not So PNR Mini Banner If you’re looking for a change of pace, maybe non-stop action with shoot-outs, plot twists, smexy times, and a second chance at love, then Extreme Measures has it all. This was a great rollercoaster ride, focusing on Eve and Zane’s fight to clear their names and to love each other, with a few side characters to round out the plot. There is history between these two, some pleasant and some not, so they are both fighting the demon of mistrust. Plus, it was great seeing a strong female lead character, or as Zane calls her at one point, “Jane fucking Bond.” Also, with the side characters and plot, it leads to the set-up for book 2, and I cannot wait. [July 2014]

Where To Buy

Buy Now From Amazon
Buy from Amazon UK

About Our Heat Ratings

The hottest of the hot!
ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

Super hot for adults only.
most modern romance

A little bit of heat.
not overly descriptive

Light romance and fade-to-black.
ex. young adult

Publisher Synopsis

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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.

ASIN: B00GU1VZCK
ISBN: 1477822569

Hot Quotes

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+ Favorite Quotes

[su_quote]‰ÛÏGod, you‰Ûªre a moron,‰Û he muttered to himself. ‰ÛÏWhy can‰Ûªt you be interested in a normal girl? One whose idea of an adrenaline rush is parasailing on some Mexican beach? But no, you gotta go and fall for Jane fucking Bond.‰Û[/su_quote]

[su_quote]He was too smart to get sucked back in by her again. He‰Ûªd kissed her purely as cover. That‰Ûªs right, pussy. Keep telling yourself that one.[/su_quote]

[su_quote]‰ÛÏI tried. God, I tried. But even when I hated you, you were the only woman I wanted. Come with me, beautiful. Don‰Ûªt hold back from me anymore. Give it to me, Eve.‰Û[/su_quote]

[su_quote]And when she felt his release, when she felt him spill eighteen months of frustration and need and longing inside her, it triggered her own intense orgasm that consumed her body, overrode her mind, and blinded her to everything but him.[/su_quote]
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Series Reading Order

0.5 First Exposure (Aegis Security)
0.6 Sinful Surrender (Aegis Security)
1. Extreme Measures

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Excerpt

‰ÛÏI need to look at your shoulder again before you lay down,‰Û she saidåÊat his back.

He didn’t answer, just found the closest bedroom and pulled heråÊinside. Closing the door with his boot, he tugged off his jacket and tossed itåÊon a chair to his right, then did the same with his T-shirt and pulled heråÊtoward the bed.

‰ÛÏImpatient, aren’t you?‰Û she mumbled. He set the bag of suppliesåÊthey‰Ûªd picked up on the bed beside him while she shrugged out of heråÊsweatshirt, dropped it on the ground, then began gently peeling away hisåÊbandages.

Zane closed his eyes and drew in a deep breath. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm a man, darlin‰Ûª.åÊ We‰Ûªre always impatient.‰Û

‰ÛÏI remember. This actually looks pretty good. I‰Ûªm just going to change the dressing.‰Û

He didn’t want to think about what she remembered. He had enough memories pinging around in his brains for both of them‰ÛÓand most were the X-rated variety. He sat still while she removed the soaked bandages, addedåÊantibiotic ointment and covered the wound again. But his stomach clenched every time her soft fingers grazed his skin, and with every breath he drew, a whiff of that sweet peach scent bombarded him, amping his awareness and sending blood straight to his groin.

‰ÛÏThere,‰Û she said, placing the last piece of tape over the wound. ‰ÛÏNow you just need to take these before you pass out and you should be good.‰Û She handed him two pills from the bottle they‰Ûªd picked up at the pet store and stepped away.

He snagged her by the wrist. ‰ÛÏWhere do you think you‰Ûªre going?‰Û

‰ÛÏTo get you a glass of water.‰Û

‰ÛÏNo water.‰Û He popped the pills in his mouth and dry swallowed them.

There was just enough light coming through the window to see her exasperatedåÊexpression. ‰ÛÏWow. What a stud you are.‰Û

He ignored the sarcasm and patted the mattress beside him. ‰ÛÏGet comfortable, sweetheart.‰Û

She sighed. ‰ÛÏLook, Archer. I‰ÛӉ۝

He jerked her toward him. A yelp slipped from her lips just before she fell into his body. Heat immediately enveloped him, but he quickly flipped her to her back, then climbed over her.

‰ÛÏArcher‰ÛӉ۝

Her warning was laced with just a touch of fear. Just enough to tellåÊhim he‰Ûªd surprised her. And considering nothing seemed to surprise this woman,åÊhe was using that to his advantage.

He grasped both of her arms at the wrists and pinned them above her head. Pain ricocheted from his shoulder down his arm and back up again, but he ignored it. Just like he tried to ignore her trim hips locked between his knees and the way the light from the window spilled over her breasts and bare abdomen in that revealing top. ‰ÛÏHere‰Ûªs how this is going to work, sweetheart. I‰Ûªm going to close my eyes for a few hours and you‰Ûªre going to stay right here beside me where I know you can‰Ûªt get into any trouble. Then, when I wake, I‰Ûªll call Carter and we can both be rid of each other for good.‰Û

She pursed her lips and lifted her chin, a clear challenge glinting in her eyes. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªd like to be rid of you right now.‰Û

‰ÛÏToo bad. You‰Ûªre stuck with me.‰Û He lowered his weight onto hers, let go of one arm and cinched the zip tie hidden in his hand around her wrist.

‰ÛÏArcher‰Û_ What the hell?‰Û

Zane looped the second zip tie through hers, tightened it around his own wrist, then rolled off her onto his back and drew in a deep breath.

‰ÛÏOh, my God.‰Û She sat upright. ‰ÛÏYou did not just do that. Where the fuck did you get more zip ties?‰Û

He yanked on her arm until his lowered back to the bed. ‰ÛÏI stole them. You‰Ûªre not the only one who can filch goods unnoticed, beautiful.‰Û He relaxed back into the pillows and closed his eyes. ‰ÛÏNow lie down.‰Û

‰ÛÏYou are so gonna pay for this.‰Û

He didn’t need to see the smoke pumping from her ears to know it was there. He could hear it in her voice and feel it in the heat radiating from her skin. A wry smile curled his lips. ‰ÛÏI figure I‰Ûªm already doing time in purgatory, thanks to you. A few more years won‰Ûªt kill me.‰Û

‰ÛÏAnd to think,‰Û Eve snapped as she flopped back onto the bed, ‰ÛÏI was actually worried about you.‰Û

Zane‰Ûªs humor faded. ‰ÛÏWe both know you weren’t worried. You were just biding your time until you could run. I‰Ûªm not a stupid southern hick, sweetheart. Now shut up so I can get some sleep.‰Û

‰ÛÏDon‰Ûªt mind me,‰Û she muttered, crossing her arms over her chest and dragging his hand with her. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªll just be sitting here plotting all the ways I can murder you in your sleep.‰Û

He chuckled. Now that was the feisty brunette he remembered. ‰ÛÏJust do it quietly. I‰Ûªm beat.‰Û

She let out a long, frustrated sigh, but the sound didn’t irritate Zane like it should, instead it relaxed him. And man, either he was seriously losing it or all those drugs had finally fried his gray matter. Because lying next to his archenemy, feeling her heat and smelling her soft, arousing scent, he suddenly wasn’t focused on revenge. Losing himself in all her softness sounded a hell of a lot better. And more fun. And, holy hell, way more fucking erotic.

He just wasn’t sure what to do about it.

GENRE

My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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