EXIT Inc. #3
What a compelling, fast-paced romantic suspense Ms. Diaz has penned in this third book of her Exit, Inc series that grabbed my attention from the very beginning and didn't let go until the very end. There were so many twists and turns to this story that made it a real page turner, and I couldn't get enough of it. Would Bailey find a way to escape every time someone came after her? How would Kade get her to trust him when he had to make difficult decisions that could put them at odds? How far would Kade go to protect Bailey?
Well-written dialogue that was filled with plenty of emotion and pretty intense had me hooked to every word, especially when it came to the main characters back stories and whether they could trust each other and those that were trying to help them find the truth. Where was the danger coming from? Why did everything they continued to uncover point towards having an effect on Kade's future, if they didn't discover the truth on why they were targeting not only the remaining EXIT operatives, but also him? Moreover, I liked how the action and suspense kept me on the edge-of-my-seat, desperate to know how much more the hero and heroine were going to have thrown their way before they achieved their happy ever after.
Bailey is strong, brave and I liked how determined she was to take down those responsible for taking out her friends and fellow operatives and that she'd stop at nothing to get justice for them. Although, she finds herself in some difficult situations that seem impossible to get out of, it was exciting to read whether she would be able to get herself out of them or not. Furthermore, her back story has led her to believe that she doesn't deserve to be happy, because of all that she's done, but I liked that Kade proved her wrong. That she did what she had to do to survive her earlier years as a foster kid. While Kade, he goes through a lot in this story, especially since someone has manipulated him into believing things in his past are real when they're not. He doesn't know who he can trust when the truth starts to come to the surface, but Bailey proves she's willing to help him once they realize they're on the same side. That they want the truth no matter how much it hurts, and that the EXIT operatives deserve justice.
Overall, this was a really good book where the strong chemistry between these two spilled over onto the pages wonderfully in sex scenes that did justice to this couple's intense chemistry. The way this story ended had me flipping the pages, determined to discover how these two would handle the final confrontation with the bad guys. Would they come out on top? Would one of them end up badly hurt? But in saying that, I liked how convincing Kade was in making Bailey realize that everyone deserves love in their lives. I would recommend Final Exit, if you like romantic suspense or the enemies to lovers trope.
Lena Diaz concludes her sexy, suspenseful EXIT Inc. series as an FBI agent teams up with a beautiful assassin to uncover a deadly government conspiracy...
After a tragic mistake nearly destroyed his life, Special Agent Kade Quinn will do whatever it takes to save his career. His latest mission? Track and capture the remaining EXIT operatives to determine if they’re still a threat. But his next target—a stunning female assassin—is both elusive and dangerously appealing.
Bailey Stark has outsmarted the FBI so far, but she’s tired of running. Tired of watching her friends ambushed by government agents in tactical gear and never seen again. She suspects they aren’t being evaluated—they’re being exterminated—and she’s determined to convince Agent Quinn his mission is a lie before it’s too late. Bailey doesn’t want to rely on him. She definitely shouldn’t desire him. But she knows teaming up with the skilled, sexy agent may be her only hope.
Kade doesn’t want to believe Bailey’s claims, but he promises to keep her safe. Trusting one another is difficult. Fighting their attraction is harder. And as they uncover the disturbing truth behind his mission . . . staying alive will be nearly impossible.
Each of the EXIT novels (there are three in all, with FINAL EXIT being the last) focuses on a different Enforcer, and a dilemma each of them has to resolve. Meanwhile, the series itself has an overarching thread through all of the books, showing what happens to EXIT Inc. as its Enforcers begin to realize they are being used. FINAL EXIT is the explosive conclusion when readers finally find out what happens to the company and those who are behind it.