Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Review: Fatal Pursuit by Elisabeth Naughton

Book Description:
     Five years ago, Aegis Security op manager Marley Addison's lover died in an  South American raid gone horribly wrong... or so she thought.  When she receives a phone call telling her that he is still very much alive and in danger, she vows to bring him home safely, even if Aegis CEO and former Navy Seal Jake Ryder has kept her out of the field for the last few years.  Then Jake shows up in Columbia to help her, leaving her Marley annoyed... and more than a little distracted by her alarmingly handsome boss.

     As things between Marley and Jake heat up in the wilderness, they discover their rescue mission is filled with treachery.  Now the domineering Jake has to rely on Marley for survival.  But can she depend on him when their mission takes a shocking and deadly turn?

     Fatal Pursuit is the pulse-pounding third book in Elisabeth Naughton's scorching Aegis series.

AVAILABLE: July 28, 2015

Extreme Measures (Book 1)
Lethal Consequences (Book 2)

**To start this review I did receive an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

     The book starts off with the Aegis team testing the security for Pulaski Gallery and Jewelry Exchange in Washington D.C., with Marley in the command center in Kentucky.  Jake Ryder, her domineering boss, unbeknownst to Marley who helped planned the op, changed the plans by "breaking in" earlier in the day before going in at the "planned" time.  Marley is not happy with being kept in the dark.  She argues with Jake and hangs up on him while storming out of the office.  

     Thinking that Jake was calling her from a strange number, she answers a call from Grayson McKnight. Gray was her boyfriend five years ago before he disappeared in South America while on a job for Omega Intel, Marley's dads company.  Next thing Marley knows, Gray is begging her to come in help him in Columbia, and after "borrowing" Jake's private jet, she is on her way.  

     Jake returns back to his office to find Marley gone (along with his plane) and tracks her down to Columbia to bring her back to the States where she will be safe.  However, stubborn Marley won't leave until she saves her friend AND if she is able to prove to Jake that she is fully capable of taking care of herself along the way, so be it.  Their mission takes some twists and turns while in the Colombian jungle.  As they return home trouble seems to have followed.

     I really enjoyed "watching" both of these characters grow and learn to trust in each other and what they are capable of apart and working together.  Both had... interesting childhoods that left them scarred in their own ways.  

Reading this will make me look out for more Elisabeth Naughton books.

Rating 5 out of 5