Wednesday, February 17, 2016

review || NO EXIT { blog tour } by Lena Diaz

Avon | January 26, 2016 | Genre
EXIT Inc, book 2


Lena Diaz returns to the thrilling world of EXIT Inc., with two enemies who become unlikely allies—and discover that only through love can they save each other...
As an agent of the Equalizers, Jace Atwell will risk everything to destroy EXIT Inc., the corrupt antiterrorist group, before more innocent lives are lost. The only way to infiltrate EXIT is by getting close to the CEO's beautiful daughter, but when they get a little too close, Jace finds himself falling for the woman he is duty-bound to deceive.

Whatever clandestine activities EXIT is involved in, Melissa Cardenas refuses to believe that her father is responsible and is determined to prove it. So when sexy, smooth-talking Jace comes clean about his motives, Melissa drops a bombshell of her own: she's been investigating too—and she wants to help him find the truth.
The chemistry between Melissa and Jace is undeniable, but their opposing views of justice make teamwork tricky. With their lives on the line—and the truth something neither of them expected—the only way to survive will be to trust their hearts and each other . . . if they can.

{ about lena diaz } .

Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

{ review } .

If you read the previous EXIT, Inc. book, you know all about the sly, crazy stuff going on 'on the side' of this business. If you didn't...? Well, you're going to learn, and you'll learn first hand through the daughter of the CEO. I enjoyed that Jace and his team decided to infiltrate the group in a slightly different manner -- and when the first mission doesn't go exactly as planned, he starts to question well... everything. Including the fact that he may find the daughter to be quite beautiful.

I love when we have main characters who know that the other is completely, 100%-ly, off limits, yet fate doesn't allow them to look the other way. That was the case with Jace and Melissa. Watching as he battles his desire for her, and stay true to the man he was, was a fun journey. Likewise, though, I was fully expecting a big fall-out when Melissa learned just what was happening.

This was another fun, action-packed story by Ms. Diaz. On one hand, the character growth wasn't too substantial, but the chemistry was there, so it was easy to overlook. I also personally found Melissa's loyalty-versus-betrayal thought pattern to be a bit wishy-washy, especially in one of the final scenes.

In the end, there was more to like in this book than be annoyed with. Not only that, but there are more questions that arise... I'm looking forward to the third installment.

for other reviews & tour goodies,

{ previous review in series } .

EXIT STRATEGY 4.5 { review }

{ giveaway } .

1 comment:

  1. Lovely review. Thank you for hosting NO EXIT today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours