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ARC Review: Final Exit by Lena Diaz

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Final Exit

ARC Review: Final Exit by Lena Diaz
by Lena Diaz
Series: Exit Inc. #3
Published by Avon
on January 31st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: e-book
Source: ARC, edelweiss, Publisher
Purchase: Amazon |B&N
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

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.

ARC Romance Suspense

 

Lot’s of action and lot’s of fun to be had in Lena Diaz’s Final Exit. This is a new-to-me author and the first book in the series that I read. Now, where some parts left me on the edge of my seat, others dragged on a little too long. But overall, I think it’s an exciting story with a kick ass heroine.


(This reminded me of a scene early in the book where Bailey had a sniper’s laser pointed at her. Not nearly as many as in this pic, but still 🙂 )

“Stupid. He was so stupid. She wouldn’t want him to hold her. She’d put a bullet in him before that ever happened.”

 

Poor Kade. On more than one occasion I felt sorry for him (But don’t tell him I said that!). Every girl loves a wounded hero alpha male, but we all feel bad when they come head to head with an equally stubborn alpha female.

Do two alpha’s make a right?

Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy a story when the hero and heroine are so much alike. Even though Kade and Bailey were both alpha, I believe Kade was the one that had the softer qualities to him. It took most of the book for Bailey to finally soften or show some sort of real affection towards Kade. Her issue was the whole trust thing. She was the one constantly on the defensive. Her past did make sense and although I didn’t like her too much, it suited her personality.

I wouldn’t say that this had too much romance. Yes, there was steamy love scenes, but I felt that the romantic overtures in the end felt a little flat. I guess, when you’ve got two “tough guy” personas that’s bound to happen.

The other type of action was fun. I loved the whole suspense feel of it. Who’s killing who and who can be trusted? If you like to read stories that constantly leave that feeling of dread for the characters, you’ll like this one. There were times I felt out of the loop, especially with the secondary characters of Mason and Jace. Their stories were from the previous book, but they make a big appearance in this one as well. I liked their dialogue and friendship qualities, so I was kind of an outsider when it came to them. I might have to go back and read the previous books in the series.

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[…] Welcome to the Blog Tour for Final Exit by Lena Diaz. To follow the tour click on the banner image above. Scroll below to read an excerpt from the book and a guest post. Enter to win 3 print sets of the EXIT, INC. series (includes: Exit Strategy, No Exit, and Final Exit) via rafflecopter. To see my review of this book please click here. […]

kimbacaffeinate
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I read and enjoyed book one, but somehow missed the next two releases. Oy! Despite the flat romance it does sound like it was another good installment.

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Cyn @ Bookmunchies
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Ooh, this series is new to me but I do love suspense romance, especially with alpha males and badass heroines! Glad you enjoyed this, awesome review!

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ShootingStarsMag
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Sounds like an intriguing romantic suspense novel. I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.

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anna @ herding cats & burning soup
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Oh I have some of hers on my list. I do like more of a balance with my romance and suspense but sometimes it works okay for me if it’s a bit lopsided 😀

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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This sounds really good, Aleen! I love romantic suspense, and even more so when the female heroine can kick ass and take names 😀 Love that you used a Ziva gif, too 😉
Great review!

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Sophia Rose
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I’ve had my eye on this series since book one came out, but haven’t snagged it yet. Great review. Loved your analysis about the characters and their interactions. I’ve felt that way during a couple romantic suspenses when people of strong will and equal skill sets get together.

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Nadene Reynolds
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This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Love your review.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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This sounds like fun with all the action and tension! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
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Great review, Aleen! Seems like the romance wasn’t exactly swoon-worthy (LOL) but it still sounds like an entertaining read with plenty of suspense.

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