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Every Last Breath by Juno Rushdan
Series: Final Hour #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 30, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be harder than resisting the attraction still burning between them, but Maddox will do whatever it takes...even if it destroys her.
When Maddox crashes back into Cole Matthews' life, he wants to fight back. He wants to hate her. But the crisis is too strong to ignore, and soon the two former lovers find themselves working side-by-side in a breakneck race to stop a world-class killer with a secret that could end everything.
I found Juno Rushdan by reading the Sourcebooks sampler of romantic suspense novellas, Turn the Tide. I hurried to request Every Last Breath which is the first in the Final Hour series. This could be read as a standalone. In fact, I went back to the novella to see if I could find connections and none were obvious, other than operatives for high stakes governments mission by a covert type group.
We learn the covert group here is Gray Box. Maddie is chosen for the current operation because she speaks Russian and was once engaged to the brother of one of the players. Shocks and twists are slammed into us throughout the action. I have to wonder how realistic some of the violence and corruption is. It might be horrifying how much is.
A second chance romance for Maddie and Cole is interwoven into the life and death government action. The crazy choices and mendacious events in their pasts take time to process. Their passion is as clear as ever.
I enjoyed the fun beginning in a thrilling world of adventure. I definitely plan to read Nothing to Fear in August, which is connected to the characters here.
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