by Elisabeth Naughton
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published by Brilliance Audio on July 8, 2014
Genres: Adult Romantic Suspense
Length: 10 hours and 50 minutes
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Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.
When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.
Elisabeth Naughton is one of my favorite authors and I love her Eternal Guardians series. Her stories have great characters, romance, action and suspense which have me coming back for more. But Extreme Measures didn’t excitement as much as I hoped.
What did I like?
The plot of Extreme Measures had the action and suspense just like in my favorite spy movies. Eve Wolfe is a CIA operative on a secret mission. But as in all missions there is a chance things don’t go as plan and Eve must deal with her ex-lover Zane Archer. As their mission turns deadly the duo must put aside their differences but their heated past is standing in their way. I liked the twists in the story and trying to decide who can be trusted.
What didn’t I like?
I didn’t like the romance aspect of this book. This is because I didn’t like Eve and Zane. The book starts with them being angry at each other and their animosity held up about 90% of the story. Their secrets and lack of trust made the story drag for me. There were too many sex scenes at a point when I wanted to get more into the spy story.
I also didn’t like that the characters had two names (their real name and their spy identity). It made it really hard to keep track of who was who.
Even though I didn’t love Extreme Measures I plan to read the next books. Now that I know the supporting characters I want to read their stories.
My Audiobook Review
This was my first time listening to narrator Hillary Huber and I thought her performance was ok. She has a great voice for narrating a story but I didn’t like her character performance. The voices she created were too similar so it was hard to distinguish who was speaking. But I was already having problems with the characters so my dislike probably influences my opinion of her performance. I wish I would have read this book instead.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 Audiobook Challenge
- Can You Read a Series in a Month
- COYER Summer 2016