LETHAL CONSEQUENCES (Aegis Security #2) by Elisabeth Naughton-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 20, 2015
Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can’t stop thinking about her, even though she’s off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he’s leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it’s time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can’t stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barcelona—and arrives to find a sexy redhead in his hotel room.
Things aren’t always what they seem, though. Landon’s would-be one-night stand is really a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group targeting Landon for information on a lethal bioweapon. And now Olivia is unwittingly ensnared in their deadly plot, too. Forget escaping emotionally unscathed; Olivia just wants to make it home alive. Yet to survive, she’ll have to put her trust in the very man who not only broke her heart, but whose lies now threaten both their lives.
In the second book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s popular Aegis series, heart-pounding suspense stirs up deliciously sizzling romance.
REVIEW: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES is the second full length storyline in Elisabeth Naughton’s adult, contemporary Aegis Security action, suspense romance series focusing on the men and women who work for Aegis Security. This is DIA agent and Aegis Security operative Landon Miller and Olivia Wolfe’s storyline. LETHAL CONSEQUENCES can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty.
Told from third person point of view LETHAL CONSEQUENCES follows Landon on assignment in Spain. With the mission completed, Landon struggled with the memories of Olivia Wolfe, a woman he helped rescue from terrorists, and the sister of one of Aegis Security’s operatives Eve Wolfe (whom we met in Extreme Measures). His attraction to Olivia burns a fire deep within his heart but his history working for the DIA has tainted his soul for all eternity. When Olivia surprises Landon in Barcelona he sure there has been a mistake only to realize that both he and the woman with whom he has fallen in love are now pawns in a bigger game of international espionage, kidnapping and bio-terrorism.
The relationship between Landon and Olivia is friends to lovers. They have been attracted to one another since Olivia’s rescue but Landon has known she is off limits as the sister of a fellow Aegis agent and his DIA undercover lifestyle. Olivia’s innocent naivety as it pertains to Landon’s background and history with the DIA was a slight hindrance to my overall enjoyment of the story. Olivia will pursue Landon letting him know what it is she wants but there are others who are willing to risk her life in an attempt to secure world domination.
The secondary and supporting characters include Eve Wolfe and Zane Archer from Extreme Measures as well as several fellow Aegis agents including former Navy Seal and Aegis owner Jake Ryder, his assistant Marley Addison and DIA operatives. The world building focuses on the continued terrorist threats around the world as well the relationship between the members of the Aegis family and the investigations that place the agents in the heart of the action.
Elisabeth Naughton does an amazing job pulling the reader into an action packed, suspense driven storyline of romance, love and bioterrorism. There are moments of anguish and heartbreak when our heroine believes the man that she loves has lied; Landon is the Yin to Olivia’s Yang. He is a man in love and his first priority is protecting the woman who calls to his heart.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
(Aegis Security .6)
by Elisabeth Naughton
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romantic suspense
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 2014
He’s been watching her, and now he’s here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail resort, pretending not to notice her. Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his sexy gaze drifts her way. Only one night will prove whether he’s safety or sin.
Aegis operative Brian Walker’s orders are clear: observe, but don’t touch. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Desire leads to seduction, but it comes at a price. Because someone wants her dead, and if Brian’s not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.
**Previously published in the SINFUL SECONDS anthology. Available as a stand alone story May 1, 2014**
REVIEW: SINFUL SURRENDER is the May 2014 novella in Elisabeth Naughton’s adult, contemporary Aegis Security erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Aegis Security. This is former Delta Force soldier and Aegis Security operative Brian Walker and song writer Grace Ryder’s storyline. Grace is the younger sister of Aegis Security owner Jake Ryder.
The storyline focuses on Brian’s latest assignment with Aegis Security. He is to covertly keep an eye on Grace Ryder- his boss’s sister and a woman who is being stalked by an unknown source. Vacationing and writing in Vail, Colorado Grace will find herself attracted to the stranger and offers herself up for a one-night stand. A break in, potential robbery and an attack against our couple will find Grace, once again, facing another threat but this time she knows from where the threat is coming.
The secondary and supporting characters include Aegis Security owner and former SEAL Jake Ryder and Jake’s assistant Marley Addison as well as Grace’s best friend Holly. The world building finds our couple nestled in the snow covered mountains of Colorado where another Aegis Security agent will fall in love and lose his heart.
Elisabeth Naughton adds another entertaining dimension to the world of former Navy SEALs and specialized security with this fast paced novella in the Aegis Security series (originally released in the anthology Sinful Seconds). The novella can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.
Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned to a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.
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