Welcome to my review of Exit Strategy by Lena Diaz, the first in her EXIT romantic thriller/suspense series. A true diversion from my normal favored reads, this is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
From the very beginning, it seemed as if there was a twist, turn or new danger each time I turned the page. Normally I gravitate to reads that bring me tension from the characters and their inability to get things straight, and I’m like that in real life, I am not a fan of surprises that I can’t control. But, despite my having to leave ALL the lights on and sit with my back in the corner so nothing could jump out at me…
Mason works for EXIT, a private contracting hush-hush company that does the dirty work for companies and government agencies who need to claim ignorance. His latest assignment is the termination of Sabrina, a woman who is deemed to know ‘more than she should’ and apparently is unwilling to sit quietly. Oh Sabrina was a hoot: she has a finely honed sense of justice, isn’t afraid to defend herself or speak her mind, and she is determined to find answers to questions she still has.
Together Mason and Sabrina are intriguing: there is serious chemistry, he’s intrigued by her determination, and isn’t quite sure that his mission is one that is necessary. And then – danger, peril a villain (or several) and secondary characters add depth and complexity to the story while making the moments of downtime between them shine and sparkle. Touches of heat add more intrigue as the chemistry between these two is off the chains but downtime is limited. I was constantly coming out of my chair, tense, nervous and edgy until the end. Exhausting, but I couldn’t put it down. I’ll be in the line to read the next.
Title: Exit Strategy
Author: Lena Diaz
Series: EXIT Inc. #1
Also in this series: No Exit
Published by: Avon
Published on: 30 June, 2015
Source: Publisher, Avon Addict
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Lena Diaz launches her thrilling new series featuring the undercover vigilantes of EXIT Inc. with a skilled operative putting his life—and his heart—on the line for a woman in trouble...
When Sabrina Hightower awakens to the sound of an intruder, she figures he's there to rob her, murder her— or worse. She doesn't expect to be carried off by a muscle-bound stud with male-model good looks... or that he came to rescue her.
Mason Hunt became an enforcer with EXIT Inc. to eliminate the bad guys—terrorists, militia groups, all those who would do America harm. But his latest target is innocent. If EXIT could lie about sultry, strong-willed Sabrina, what darker truths might they be concealing?
Going rogue in the rugged North Carolina mountains, Mason risks everything to keep Sabrina close, especially now that EXIT's lethal assassins are chasing them down. The heat is on... but it's nothing compared to the slow burn of seduction.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher, Avon Addict for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.