Until the End by Juno Rushdan @junorushdan @SourcebooksCasa

Posted May 29, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 11 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Until the End by Juno Rushdan @junorushdan @SourcebooksCasaUntil the End by Juno Rushdan
Series: Final Hour #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 26, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Gray Box operative Castle Kinkade always gets the job done, no matter how tough the assignment. But when he agrees to protect white-hat hacker Kit Westcott, Castle's loyalty is tested like never before. Trapped in the closest of quarters, protective instincts flaring, he can feel the ice surrounding his heart melt...and he knows he'd do anything to keep Kit safe.

Even defy the rules that shaped his life.

Castle is the last person Kit should confide in, let alone be attracted to, but he's the only ally she has left. Under threat of imminent attack—and a chilling conspiracy that hits too close to home—Castle and Kit are forced to put their hearts and lives on the line...and stop at nothing to face the greatest danger the world has ever known.

I found Juno Rushdan by reading the Sourcebooks sampler of romantic suspense novellas, Turn the Tide and went quickly on to request Every Last Breath. The Final Hour series is about a covert black ops team with both analysts / computer hackers and tactical fighters / assassins.  In Until the End , the team works to track down stolen bio-weapons and some hackers who were involved somehow.  I’m not quite sure how the hackers were involved, maybe in locating information for the theft.

Kit is the female in our couple to be. She’s a wealthy heiress, supporting a hacker team.  Her personal skills are only fair, but she is providing them a place to belong. Apparently, she also has a heart condition which seemed very strange for someone her age and one of the medications she used seemed wrong.  I didn’t understand her unwillingness to work with GrayBox because on her own she was going to die for sure. The situation was extremely dangerous and volatile, similar to the rest of this series.

Castle is a great operative and I love his smart and well-trained actions.  I appreciate how he is protective of Kit and his skill at working with her, even when she is difficult.  I’m not sure I found the romance quite believable but stranger things have happened in dire circumstances.

I enjoyed seeing more of the whole team, and a bit of people from previous books. I would read these in order to understand some of the more intricate plotting. The plot here was very twisty and in fact, a total detonation with a new story arc if the series continues.  I’d like to see more in this thrilling series with competent operatives and a new romance in each book.

 

About Juno Rushdan

Juno Rushdan draws from real-life inspiration as a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer to craft sizzling romantic thrillers. However, you won’t find any classified leaks here. Her stories are pure fiction about kick-ass heroes and strong heroines fighting for their lives as well as their happily-ever-after.

Although Juno is a native New Yorker, wanderlust has taken her across the globe. Fortunately, she is blessed with a husband who shares her passion for travel, movies, and fantastic food. She’s visited more than twenty different countries and has lived in England and Germany. Her favorite destination for relaxation is the Amalfi Coast, Italy for its stunning seascape, cliffside lemon groves, terraced vineyards, amazing pasta, and to-die-for vino.

When she’s not writing, Juno loves spending time with her family. Exercise is not her favorite thing to do, but she squeezes some in since chocolate and red wine aren’t calorie-free.

She currently resides in Virginia with her supportive hubby, two dynamic children, and spoiled rescue dogs

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 11 Comments


11 responses to “Until the End by Juno Rushdan

    • I’m enjoying these black ops romantic suspense. It’s different than most, more action. I’d say each one could be standalone from the romance standpoint and even almost the suspense EXCEPT for the background plot arc. You need the first two to understand things which happen here.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Broken Bonds by Kaylea Cross
  1. I should go back and read her novella in Turn the Tide. I had read Katie Ruggle’s novella before it was published in Turn the Tide, but I became a fan of Adriana Anders after reading her story. Too bad the romance wasn’t a little more believable.

  2. I have a feeling that this would be a series that I would enjoy. I am curious about her heart condition. This sounds like a pretty exciting story.

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