Exit Strategy (EXIT Inc. #1)
by Lena Diaz
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.
Exit Strategy pulls you right into the action from the very first sentence and doesn't let up until the very end.
Sabrina wakes up in the middle of the night to someone breaking into her house and while she does her best to escape, her intruder manages to haul her off into the woods anyway. And when he explains that he was sent to kill her? Well, that girl refused to go without a fight!
Mason has been hired by EXIT Inc. to kill Sabrina but a rogue member of EXIT Inc. has it on good authority that she's innocent so Mason agrees to keep her alive until he sees proof of her innocence. What he doesn't expect is the spit-fire that fights him at every turn or the instant attraction he feels towards her.
Of course EXIT Inc. isn't going to just let Sabrina live, innocent or not, so what happens when Mason decides to let her go? Non-stop action that's what! I mean, these two just can't seem to catch a break... They've got bad guys coming at them from all sides for one reason or another, not to mention they're dealing with injury after injury from fighting off the bad guys, throw in some PTSD from Mason's life before EXIT, and you have a recipe for suspense that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
While I loved the action and suspense in this one, I found the romance severely lacking. They had a few hours to get to know each other while lying in wait but other than that they were on the go non-stop with no chance of quiet time to really get to know each other... Not that that's a deal breaker, especially when it comes to romantic suspense, but I guess I just wanted more before they started professing love and forever.
Exit Strategy is definitely a fast paced, action packed romantic suspense that'll have you on the edge of your seat... Definitely a must read for anyone that loves a whole lot of suspense with a side of romance.
Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Exit Strategy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.