2 covert operatives
1 chance to get it right
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.
The clock is ticking...
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
HOLY WILD RIDE! Every Last Breath might be Juno Rushdan's first step into romantic suspense but it did not show at all. This spy games romance was dangerous and never took its foot off the gas. The opening alone gave me the big eyes and had me questioning exactly what I had gotten myself into.
There was something about Maddox that made me root for her. Maybe it was her being a woman in a mans world. Maybe it was the way she wore her bravery on her sleeve. Maybe it was her broken heart that still beat for Cole. And when it turns out Cole isn't dead, just hiding in plain sight, and very much a vital part of stopping a disaster, it was Maddox who was called upon to get his help.
These two had a lot of issues to work through. The fallout of their relationship being the biggest one (besides Cole being alive). With tensions high and the threat of catastrophe looming, they had to put their feelings on the back burner to get the job done. Except it wasn't that easy for the old lovers. Because despite the betrayal, lies and deception, that flame still burned bright. And when Maddox is put in the cross hairs of a madman, it was Cole who couldn't keep a level head.
I found the mystery and danger of Every Last Breath spot on. The romance, however, was a bit lacking. It was obvious they cared for each other, even if a lot of it was animosity at first. I just wanted to feel more of the emotional connection between Maddox and Cole because their sexual chemistry was off the charts.
I will say that Juno Rushdan did a good job of setting up this series. The cast of characters that surround Maddox were pretty great and only added to the depth of the story. And that ending- holy smokes! I have my guess, but honestly no clue and am looking forward to see that part of the story continue in the series.
About the Author
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. Check her out on Instagram, Facebook or follow her on Twitter or BookBub. She loves to connect with readers!
She is represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary.
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