Lethal Consequences (Aegis Security, #2)
Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can’t stop thinking about her, even though she’s off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he’s leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it’s time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can’t stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barcelona—and arrives to find a sexy redhead in his hotel room.Things aren’t always what they seem, though. Landon’s would-be one-night stand is really a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group targeting Landon for information on a lethal bioweapon. And now Olivia is unwittingly ensnared in their deadly plot, too. Forget escaping emotionally unscathed; Olivia just wants to make it home alive. Yet to survive, she’ll have to put her trust in the very man who not only broke her heart, but whose lies now threaten both their lives.In the second book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s popular Aegis series, heart-pounding suspense stirs up deliciously sizzling romance.

Lethal Consequences (Aegis Security, #2) Details

TitleLethal Consequences (Aegis Security, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 20th, 2015
PublisherMontlake Romance
Rating
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary

Lethal Consequences (Aegis Security, #2) Review

  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    January 1, 1970
    ****Full Review****I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Olivia is experiencing a little bit of wrong place and wrong time. After being taken hostage because of issues to do with her CIA sister Eve and then rescued by one hot operative named Landon (Extreme Measures), Olivia's normal staid existence isn't cutting it anymore. With months of flirty texting back and forth between them, Olivia decides t ****Full Review****I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Olivia is experiencing a little bit of wrong place and wrong time. After being taken hostage because of issues to do with her CIA sister Eve and then rescued by one hot operative named Landon (Extreme Measures), Olivia's normal staid existence isn't cutting it anymore. With months of flirty texting back and forth between them, Olivia decides to surprise visit Landon in Spain where he is just finishing up a job. The surprise is on her though when a sexy woman appears in his hotel room and Olivia finds herself taken hostage once again as she runs down the street trying to get away from Landon. Landon barely has time to process Olivia showing up in Spain before he is battling a lethal woman in his hotel room and then taken in a van with Olivia. Landon and Olivia not only fight for survival but for a chance to prove to one another what they're really made of. The suspense aspect of this gets rolling right away, the Red Brotherhood terrorist group makes a splash and our characters are running and fighting for their lives. Not only is a highly feared terrorist group involved but also a world defining serum that can be injected into a human body that would be able to track them undetected (think political leaders and knowing exactly where they are for assassination purposes). Dani, a girl that Landon once saved, is the only one who can create the antidote and perfect the serum and only he knows where she is, hence the abduction and leverage Olivia can provide. The Red Brotherhood injects Olivia with the serum to force Landon to travel to Dani for the antidote, the serum kills whoever is injected with it right now, thus revealing her hideout. A bunch of secondary characters from the previous book and future books make appearances (mostly operatives in the Aegis Security Agency) and help Landon and Olivia fight the good fight. Is this all a wee bit farfetched and possibly not very accurate? Yes, but Jason Statham movies are extremely popular for a reason, they are exciting and fun. If you're willing to roll with this story it will provide a quick rip roaring good time. As with the suspense scenes, the sex scenes don't mess around and come up quick. There is a little bit of missed them falling in love as Olivia and Landon met in the previous book but the author does a credible job of showing and telling why these two characters feel so connected to one another. Olivia has a few annoying moments when she balks at the killing and violence (if I'm ever taken hostage by a terrorist group feel free to snap as many necks as you need to free me) of it all, making it a bit heavy handed with her innocence and goodness. She also has a couple TSTL moments with unnecessarily endangering herself, listen to the professional lady! Landon is the star of the show in this book, think of it as if Quinn from Homeland got placed in a romance story. He's a trained assassin who has had emotion systematically trained out of him but after meeting Olivia his heart is starting to beat again. He is strong, capable, and interesting to follow and read about. Olivia and Landon are very black and white but together they work. If you like action movies with some precision timed sex scenes are willing to go with the flow and want a quick thrilling read, Lethal Consequence is for you. There seems to be plenty of heroes in the wings too, I’m especially going to be on the lookout for Jake the boss and Marley the sassy assistant's book.*I was able to mention Jason Statham and Quinn from Homeland in one review! Such a big win for me :)
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  • Shauni
    January 1, 1970
    Originally reviewed for Tea and Book. So here it is, an Elisabeth Naughton book.. I grabbed it and was prepared to face yet another sleepless night. After all this is Elisabeth we are speaking about. What a build up, right? The question is, did it live up to it's billing? Lethal Consequences is the second full book in her Aegis Security Series and I will admit I thoroughly enjoyed it.It built off the relationships in Extreme Measures, bringing in siblings and co workers. Relationships have alrea Originally reviewed for Tea and Book. So here it is, an Elisabeth Naughton book.. I grabbed it and was prepared to face yet another sleepless night. After all this is Elisabeth we are speaking about. What a build up, right? The question is, did it live up to it's billing? Lethal Consequences is the second full book in her Aegis Security Series and I will admit I thoroughly enjoyed it.It built off the relationships in Extreme Measures, bringing in siblings and co workers. Relationships have already been established and we already have a perception of who these characters are.. Except Elisabeth being Elisabeth shows us a depth of character that tosses all of our perceptions out the window.Olivia Wolfe was an almost stereotypical teacher in a small town. A staid, normal life until she was kidnapped and used as a pawn for her sister. Held hostage and surviving only because she was successfully "extracted". Her hero, savior, superman remained firmly in her mind. Having become text buddies and long distance friends, Olivia decided to be daring and break out of her boring predictable life and visit him while she was in Europe (which she totally engineered so she could be "in the neighborhood). Only nothing ever works out that easily. Landon Miller thinks Olivia is just about the perfect woman. A woman he wouldn't mind having a relationship with. Only Landon doesn't trust relationships, doesn't "do" relationships. And with Olivia?? No way could he possibly be good enough for her.. and her sister... Olivia is definitely hands off. So what does he do? He brings a babe back to his hotel room only to have Olivia knocking on his door... Oooops. There is your intro.. the main story involves, kidnapping, poisoning, danger, terrorists and assorted dangerous situations. And a passion that defies logic, family expectations and personal limitations. Seriously, who wouldn't love this book? Elisabeth once again manages to create two dynamic characters that charge right in. A strong female lead with an unusual background. One kind of expects Olivia to be a doormat (except Elisabeth doesn't write doormats). What we get is a quiet, refined woman who hides a passionate inner core. And Landon? Well he's one of those men who is there for everyone, committed to duty and totally self depreciating.. Just dynamic characters.Once again, I find myself so enthralled with a book I can't review it properly. I suppose the best thing I can say about this book, is I got so lost in the story I forgot I was supposed to review it. Another great book, thanks Elisabeth!ShauniThis review is based on the ARC of Lethal Consequences, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released January 20, 2015
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Consequences by Elisabeth Naughton is a 2015 Montlake publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love romantic suspense and enjoy a story with a little something going for it besides the tried and true themes that have been done countless times before. This story is action packed with a twist you won't see coming, one that changes the entire scope of of the story into one whale of a white knuckled race against time. O Lethal Consequences by Elisabeth Naughton is a 2015 Montlake publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love romantic suspense and enjoy a story with a little something going for it besides the tried and true themes that have been done countless times before. This story is action packed with a twist you won't see coming, one that changes the entire scope of of the story into one whale of a white knuckled race against time. Olivia, a good girl school teacher with an ordinary life found herself in serious trouble after being kidnapped. Now that Olivia is home safe and sound and back to her old life, she feels something is missing. First of all, she practically hero worships Landon Miller, the man who rescued her. He has even been texting her see if she holding up all right. So, Olivia decides to step outside her comfort zone and meet up with the hot agent who saved her life. But, when she surprises him at his hotel, she is stunned to find he has company... an Angelina Jolie look alike and the two were just about to get busy. Landon Miller can't get the innocent and sweet Olivia out of his mind. He knows he can't really be with her because of the agencies he works for and the things he has had to do. Olivia deserves better than that, so to get her out of his mind , he picks up a stranger in a bar and takes her to his room. But, his heart and body isn't in it. The very last person on earth he expects to show up at his door is Olivia.Landon and Olivia won't have time to dwell on that awkward situation for long because the woman Landon picked up at the bar just happens to be a member of the Red Brotherhood. Unbelievably, Olivia once more becomes a kidnap victim. While being held hostage she learns the terrible truth about Landon Miller. He is not the hero she believed him to be, in fact he's a cold stone killer. The Romance: Landon is that type of hero- the dark, brooding, damaged, flawed and broken man that women feel like holding and and nurturing. But, in this case, Landon was not at all a man I felt I could trust. I never feared for Olivia, but I wondered if he had lost his ability to value human life after performing his unorthodox duties. I could understand Eve's concern for her sister even if she was way to overprotective of Olivia. As a result I had a little trouble with the romance part of the story for long time. The chemistry was definitely in place, but it was the evidence of real and true love that develops over time that made me a true believer. The Drama:I understood that Olivia had survived a harrowing ordeal once before and was having a hard time going back to her normal routine, working at a job her heart wasn't really into, and feeling like she needed to take charge of her life and make her own choices and decisions even if it meant she made mistakes or got hurt. It wasn't her sister's right nor Landon's to dictate to Olivia what was right or wrong for her and it certainly wasn't their right to keep very large pieces of information from her at a most critical junction in her life. The SuspenseAs for the suspense element, this plot was maybe a little ahead of our time, at least to our knowledge. I liked that part though because it gave the reader something to think about, as a possible threat in bio terrorism and what someone might be working on in a lab right his minute. An old case comes back on Landon in spades. Now Olivia is being used to flesh out someone Landon has been trying to protect. From here the story could have gotten a little maudlin, but it stayed focused on the right track until the very end which was till a little poignant. I do wish we could touch base with some of the players in this book in the future because I do hope they will find the kind of love and peace Olivia and Landon have managed to achieve. While some elements in the story were a little over the top and did test the plausibility limits I was entertained, so that's really all that matters. If you like fast paced action, suspense and steamy romance this book is one you will enjoy. Overall 4 stars.
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  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars. Decent enough story, but had too much extraneous and unnecessary 'stuff' padding it out. A tighter editing, and it would have made a nice novella. The start was slow, but the last part fast-paced and exciting.
  • Dee
    January 1, 1970
    Two-haiku review:He rescued her onceShe went to Spain to see himNow both need rescueLooked forward to thisLiked these two in the first bookCopious action
  • Luli
    January 1, 1970
    Ha sido un poco decepcionante. La historia seguro que tenía posibilidades pero al final ha caído en todos los clichés que no me gustan cuando leo un suspense romántico. Una pena.El romance me ha parecido ridículo. Poco creíble, basado en el número de orgasmos que ella tiene cada vez que, según ellos, hacen el amor, según yo, echan un polvo. Llega a ser cansino tanto orgasmo sin fin…La protagonista no hace más estupideces porque no hay más páginas en el libro. Caso típico de personaje TSTL, aunqu Ha sido un poco decepcionante. La historia seguro que tenía posibilidades pero al final ha caído en todos los clichés que no me gustan cuando leo un suspense romántico. Una pena.El romance me ha parecido ridículo. Poco creíble, basado en el número de orgasmos que ella tiene cada vez que, según ellos, hacen el amor, según yo, echan un polvo. Llega a ser cansino tanto orgasmo sin fin…La protagonista no hace más estupideces porque no hay más páginas en el libro. Caso típico de personaje TSTL, aunque la mitad de las veces no llegue a hacer nada, eso no quita que “la intención es lo que cuenta”. Ella es una profesora de instituto y la autora nos la pinta como una mosquita muerta un momento y al siguiente es una fuerza de la naturaleza, disparando y comportándose como una chica dura. Nada creíble. Y por supuesto el protagonista tampoco se queda atrás…todos piensan que es un tipo duro y sin sentimientos hasta que llega ella y se convierte en el príncipe azul. Todos los personajes intentan separarlos, todos tienen una opinión errónea (bastante extraño) sobre él y todos se comportan como personajes de un instituto.A parte de esto está la cansina repetición mediante diálogo interior de porqué no pueden estar juntos…ella es demasiado buena para él, se merece algo mejor, él no se va a fijar en ella que es tan poca cosa, etc…y así en cada capítulo.Me ha parecido interesante la relación que empieza a verse entre dos secundarios, Ryder y Marlen, les seguiré la pista, al ser personajes más maduros igual no hacen tantas tonterías…Y por último, la parte del thriller está basada en elementos de ciencia ficción, que no es que me disguste, pero esperaba una explicación más creíble, precisa y trabajada, y me ha sonado a escusa para salir del paso.Aún así, si no te importa las historias de lujuria a primera vista, personajes que cambian de la noche a la mañana y malos de ciencia ficción…este es tu libro.It has been a little disappointing. The story sure that had possibilities but, at the end, it has fallen into all the clichés that I don't like when I read a romantic suspense. What a pity! The romance, IMO, had been ridiculous. Not very credible, based on the number of orgasms she has each time that, according to them, they make love, according to me, they have sex. It becomes tiresome so many orgasms without end... The protagonist, Olivia, does not more stupid things because there are no more pages in the book. Typical case of character TSTL, although half the time she do not come to do anything, that doesn't mean that "the intention is what counts". She is a school teacher and the author shows her to us like a fragile and tender person one moment and the next she is a force of nature, firing and behaving as a tough girl. I cannot believe it. And, of course, Landon, the protagonist, is not far behind... everyone thinks that he is a badass without feelings until she (Olivia) arrives and he becomes Prince Charming. The rest of the characters tried to separate the MC´s because all of them think that Landon is not the best choice for Olivia, but of course, all of them are wrong… I do not why, because they know him a long time ago…On top of all this we have to read the reasons, through repetitive inner dialogue, of why they cannot be together... She is too good for him, she deserves something better, she is not tall, pretty or hot enough for him… etc… And all this happens in almost each chapter.I found interesting the relationship that begins to be developed between two side characters, Ryder and Marlen, I will take a look at the next book, I think that if the MC´S are more mature, they will do less stupidities.The thriller is based in elements of science fiction, I don´t mind it if they are explained but in this case they seem to me like an excuse to muddle trough.So I think you would like this story if you like insta-lust, you don´t mind TSTL characters and science fiction without explanation.
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  • Malinda
    January 1, 1970
    3.5-4 starsThis was a pretty good story. I liked both Olivia and Landon. The story was good and pretty fast paced...there was a decent amount of angst and drama in the story but it wasn't to the point of being annoying (or depressing).Olivia is a school teacher who teaches drama. She's also the sister of Eve, the heroine from book #1, Extreme Measures. During that book, Olivia was kidnapped and then rescued by Landon. Olivia is very attracted to Landon and is interested in cultivating more betwe 3.5-4 starsThis was a pretty good story. I liked both Olivia and Landon. The story was good and pretty fast paced...there was a decent amount of angst and drama in the story but it wasn't to the point of being annoying (or depressing).Olivia is a school teacher who teaches drama. She's also the sister of Eve, the heroine from book #1, Extreme Measures. During that book, Olivia was kidnapped and then rescued by Landon. Olivia is very attracted to Landon and is interested in cultivating more between them.Landon is an undercover operative (part of the DIA) and has had to do some bad stuff for his job and country. When things got to be too much he was granted leave for a year and ended up working (off the books) for Aegis security. It was while working for Aegis that he helped rescue Olivia and now his leave is almost over. He has no choice other than to go back to the DIA because it isn't the kind of job you walk away from alive.So, Olivia's kidnapping and subsequent rescue by Landon was around 3 months before this story. They started texting each other after that and have texted daily for the last 3 months. Landon knows he's no good for Olivia and tells himself he has to stop but he has trouble making himself actually stop. He's in Barcelona finishing up a bodyguard detail for Aegis and since it's his last job before going back to the DIA, Landon figures he can't stall it anymore and he'll have to say goodbye to Olivia. His way of trying to get over Olivia is to pick up a woman in the hotel bar. Unfortunately, He picks the wrong chick and ends up a member of the Red Brotherhood in his room just as Olivia arrives to surprise him. When she sees the one night stand in Landon's room, Olivia storms off and the woman almost kills Landon before the terrorists end up getting them both. Olivia and Landon do escape but there's a lot going on that keeps them on the run and gives them plenty to do even once they're able to meet up with Aegis and achieve relative safety. It's pretty obvious (except to each other) that they desperately want to be together. One of the major impediments is Landon's tenancy to stick his foot in his mouth. He didn't have a good home life growing up so even when he realizes he loves Olivia, he has a lot of trouble expressing that. Also, the fact that he's going back into the DIA is an issue because that's not the kind of position you have a normal life with. Olivia really wants to be with Landon but is willing to walk away when he's being too much of an ass. I liked that she wouldn't let him walk all over her. Because of this, there was a decent amount of drama/angst in the story. Thankfully, they're able to get through the obstacles and such and things work out so that Olivia and Landon end the story with a nice HEA.I found this story to be pretty enjoyable. Olivia wasn't perfect but I liked her and was rooting for her. I liked Landon as well. Even when he was behaving like an ass you just knew he didn't really mean it. And to be honest, most of the issues were more about him sticking his foot in his mouth than him purposefully trying to be mean. The story was pretty good and kept me engaged through the end so I'd recommend it. :)
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  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    January 1, 1970
    Review posted on Got Fiction?NOTE:I didn't rate this one, because while I hated the heroine, I did like the author, the writing, and the plot. I just couldn't with the heroine anymore. But YMMV (your mileage may vary)DNFI want to preface this review with the fact that I love Elisabeth Naughton's PNR, and I was very excited to read this. I also have been trying to be easier on heroines in Romantic Suspense, because I tend to get annoyed when they aren't badass. That's not fair, because seriously, Review posted on Got Fiction?NOTE:I didn't rate this one, because while I hated the heroine, I did like the author, the writing, and the plot. I just couldn't with the heroine anymore. But YMMV (your mileage may vary)DNFI want to preface this review with the fact that I love Elisabeth Naughton's PNR, and I was very excited to read this. I also have been trying to be easier on heroines in Romantic Suspense, because I tend to get annoyed when they aren't badass. That's not fair, because seriously, if I were in this situation I'd be the pansy TSTL heroine! LOLBut even trying to go easier on the heroine, I just couldn't handle this one. Olivia basically is in a long-distance friendship/beginnings of a relationship with Landon, and she decides to surprise him by meeting him in his hotel in Spain...where Landon is getting ready to bone some other girl.That is fine in the sense that the two of them really were just friends at this point, and he feels she's too good for him. But part of the problem is that he's really off his game and the woman is actually there to kill him. So he doesn't know this, picks her up and takes her to his room. Olivia then knocks on his hotel room door and they are so happy to see each other...then the other woman walks out of the bathroom, ready for action.Olivia is understandably hurt, and I'm actually ok with this part. I didn't get to the point where I had to stop reading until she got kidnapped. Because she runs off after Landon saves her butt, she's a target. The operative in his room overheard everything between them, so she knew she could use Olivia to get at Landon. This whole setup works. But Olivia is set up as this too-perfect paragon who is just too good for Landon, and it just felt like she went from liking who he was to being afraid of him. Then when she wakes up in Greece, the kidnappers make her feel like Landon is the bad guy, and they're there to help. AND SHE BELIEVES THEM.I gave it a few more chapters and then she went from being afraid of him, to wanting to screw him right there in captivity, after he'd been tortured. Her whole personality made no sense to me. I had to call it quits.Look, if I get kidnapped and drugged, and the man with me is part of the NSA and a private security firm (Aegis), then wouldn't I trust him over the folks who drugged and kidnapped me? I mean, that's common sense. So she gets all huffy and doesn't believe him, then she does believe him...I thought that whole situation was weird.I try not to be the person who calls the heroine TSTL, but this really was a bad move. Who trusts the guys who kidnap and drug you?Again, I want to stress that I love Elisabeth Naughton's writing, and I've already bought the first book in this series, but I really hope I like the heroine better in that one.***ARC courtesy of Montlake Romance
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  • Sunny
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEWThis review posted originally at Love Affair with an E-ReaderLandon Miller is a contract worker for Aegis Securities, but his real job is as an agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is in essence an assassin. I don’t begin to know how that kind of work impacts a person’s psyche, but for Landon it makes him a well-honed weapon without remorse. It is only when he meets and spends time with Olivia that his conscience also begins to grow and his vulnerabilities are revealed. She ma ARC REVIEWThis review posted originally at Love Affair with an E-ReaderLandon Miller is a contract worker for Aegis Securities, but his real job is as an agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is in essence an assassin. I don’t begin to know how that kind of work impacts a person’s psyche, but for Landon it makes him a well-honed weapon without remorse. It is only when he meets and spends time with Olivia that his conscience also begins to grow and his vulnerabilities are revealed. She makes him rethink this life: “…the way she made him feel, the person he was when he was with her – this was the right choice. She was worth fighting for. And he was willing to do anything to prove that to her. When Landon finally takes a leap of faith and falls for Olivia, you just want to pump your fist and say, “YES!!!”Olivia Wolfe is a school teacher from Idaho. We first meet her in book 1 of the Aegis series, Extreme Measures, as Eve’s sister. She is caught in the middle of a terrorist plot to steal and sell a biological weapon. Through it all, her ability to overcome obstacles has caused her to also look at her own future trajectory. Is there more to her life than teaching drama? I’m thinking that there is a future story with this kernel. I often have reservations when I read books where the hero is in special ops and the heroine is a civilian. Usually you find an imbalance of power and the women tend toward TSTL (too stupid to live) moments, and the need to be rescued. This author does a wonderful job making Olivia strong on multi-levels. She really holds her own against the assassins. IN A NUTSHELL:This one hits the spot. More, please.Thank you to the publisher, author, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    I was really excited to start this book...I love reading Elisabeth Naughton's books because they combine my two favorite genres - romance and suspense and Lethal Consequences did not disappoint. This is the second book in the Aegis Security series and you do not have to read the first one (this can be read as a stand alone). Olivia and Landon met in the first book, as Landon rescued Olivia from a terrorist group. Several months have passed and both Olivia and Landon can't stop thinking about eac I was really excited to start this book...I love reading Elisabeth Naughton's books because they combine my two favorite genres - romance and suspense and Lethal Consequences did not disappoint. This is the second book in the Aegis Security series and you do not have to read the first one (this can be read as a stand alone). Olivia and Landon met in the first book, as Landon rescued Olivia from a terrorist group. Several months have passed and both Olivia and Landon can't stop thinking about each other and have remained in contact. While they both are wanting to pursue a relationship, there are several things that have prevented that. First, Olivia has a teaching job that keeps her in Idaho and Landon has continued to work for both Aegis and the DIA which keeps him out of the country. Second, Olivia isn't so sure what Landon really does and when she suddenly decides on a whim to visit him while he is on assignment in Barcelona, her deepest fears come true. Someone is after Landon and will stop at nothing - including her - to get to him. Olivia is scared and confused...who is after Landon? Who does he really work for and why are they after him? Olivia and Landon are on the run through the countryside of Italy all the way to the Caribbean and do not stop until the truth is revealed. I loved the suspense in this book and this is what I like so much about Naughton as an author. Her subject matter is original and very believable ... you can think "yes...this could happen in real life" as opposed to something that is drawn out and far-fetched. And don't forget the Romance either, there is plenty of that in this book! Great book and can't wait to see what happens in the next book of the series.**ARC provided by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Charlene
    January 1, 1970
    Elisabeth Naughton can write well, and she knows how to draw out the suspense -- as is proper for a Romantic Suspense book. I really enjoyed the relationship as it developed from a past story when the heroine was extracted from a kidnapping scenario by the hero. Of course, these two characters could not be more different in their usual environments. Landon Miller has been taking time off from his work in a secret government group [seems he was an assassin, among other things] and working as an o Elisabeth Naughton can write well, and she knows how to draw out the suspense -- as is proper for a Romantic Suspense book. I really enjoyed the relationship as it developed from a past story when the heroine was extracted from a kidnapping scenario by the hero. Of course, these two characters could not be more different in their usual environments. Landon Miller has been taking time off from his work in a secret government group [seems he was an assassin, among other things] and working as an operative for the Aegis Group. Olivia Wolfe was a drama teacher, and she took a leave of absence to fly to Barcelona to meet Landon, unbeknownst to him, and what she discovers when she knocks on his door would send many young women fleeing right back to the airport for a return trip home.However, both Landon and Olivia end up embroiled in an international search for one of his previous "clients," and are in a chase against time when they are confronted by some really bad people who also want this young scientist for their own nefarious purposes. I really had to suspend believe only at the knock on the door scene in Chapter 2 and the resolution at the very end of the book, which did seem unreal to me. Perhaps a few more paragraphs would have explained why the decision was really accepted by the spooks!Rather than give spoilers, I recommend that, if you like Romantic Suspense stories with strong heroines and heroes who have a lot of angst about their pasts, you find a copy of this book asap. You will not regret reading it.I downloaded a copy of this book from the net galley site to my Kindle.
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  • BBMoreB ~
    January 1, 1970
    I was first introduced to Elisabeth Naughton’s writing when a friend recommended her Stolen Trilogy; – I now highly recommended that series to others. While I have read (and enjoyed) the majority of the installments in her paranormal series, the Eternal Guardians, I prefer her suspense writing. The author did an amazing job with this second full-length novel of the Aegis Security series. Both Olivia and Landon were written with such a heartrending impact that I felt their anguish. Even during th I was first introduced to Elisabeth Naughton’s writing when a friend recommended her Stolen Trilogy; – I now highly recommended that series to others. While I have read (and enjoyed) the majority of the installments in her paranormal series, the Eternal Guardians, I prefer her suspense writing. The author did an amazing job with this second full-length novel of the Aegis Security series. Both Olivia and Landon were written with such a heartrending impact that I felt their anguish. Even during those seemly meaningless moments the undertones spoke of distress and loneliness. Mixing suspense with romance must be handled skillfully - ensuing proper balance is maintained. This is not a fairytale romance…the characters are put through hell (a few times). The author hit the target with this story. Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this action adventure romance! This was the first story I've read by this author and I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the first page the story starts off strong and continues the whole way through. The chemistry between Olivia and Landon is evident right from their first encounter and continues throughout, leading to some wickedly sexy love scenes. The secondary characters, in particular Landon's teammates added some humour to the story and were a key part of the plot. The I really enjoyed this action adventure romance! This was the first story I've read by this author and I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the first page the story starts off strong and continues the whole way through. The chemistry between Olivia and Landon is evident right from their first encounter and continues throughout, leading to some wickedly sexy love scenes. The secondary characters, in particular Landon's teammates added some humour to the story and were a key part of the plot. The action scenes were well written and believable. The whole story was a really fun read. I'll definitely look for more from this author. 4 stars.
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  • Make Kay
    January 1, 1970
    4-1/2 stars!The sex is steamy and heart pounding, and the thrills and intrigue of LETHAL CONSEQUENCES show why Naughton is the queen of romantic suspense. I've been a longtime fan of Elisabeth Naughton, and I think LETHAL CONSEQUENCES is one of her finest works to date. The suspense keeps getting tauter, and the mystery combined with romance make a swoon-worthy ending.See my full review at Fresh Fiction:http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id...
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  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, loved it
  • Ellen White
    January 1, 1970
    Landon and Olivia texting for the last few months, while he was an assignment. Now completed, she decides to surprise him in Barcelona..The surprise turns into a nightmare , when they are kidnapped, when someone wants information about a former op. Love, suspense will kept readers to this second book, a good story to continue with the first, the plot flows, and you like the characters.
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  • Shon Chewning
    January 1, 1970
    Not in order So the series of these novels wasn't read in order. I enjoyed listening to this book. This was by far for me the best one. First books I have read by Elisabeth. Thanks
  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent tale continuing the Aegis story with secondary characters from Extreme Measures (and fairly blatantly setting up the couple for the next book in the series). Not quite as much action as the first, but in some ways even more powerful due to the stakes involved.
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  • Rose Boniello
    January 1, 1970
    4.5*I'd give this book a 5* rating if Livy didn't make a few really stupid decisions! Very well written, exciting, suspenseful, and very hot!! I love a good redemption story!
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    Continuation of a great series I liked that the main characters in this book were supportive ones in the first book. The author did not make it an easy ride.
  • Lucy Dosch
    January 1, 1970
    Wounded heroes are my favorite. Landon works for the government taking care of terrorist or other threats to the world. All he wants for himself is the one thing he knows he can’t have, the sweet little schoolteacher from Idaho.Landon Miller has been on medical leave from the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) since his last mission went bad. He was supposed to take down a chemist who was working on a biotoxin and the whole mission went south. He has been secretly working for Aegis while he was s Wounded heroes are my favorite. Landon works for the government taking care of terrorist or other threats to the world. All he wants for himself is the one thing he knows he can’t have, the sweet little schoolteacher from Idaho.Landon Miller has been on medical leave from the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) since his last mission went bad. He was supposed to take down a chemist who was working on a biotoxin and the whole mission went south. He has been secretly working for Aegis while he was suppose to be on leave. He was part of the team who rescued Eve’s little sister, Olivia, from her kidnappers. Landon knows that he shouldn’t take her phone calls and he shouldn’t answer her e-mails. He tries really hard to ignore them, but he can’t resist the siren call of this sweet little schoolteacher from Boise, Idaho.The government agency tends to recruit orphans and men and women from abused backgrounds. They don’t want to send people with ties or with consciences into the field to do the dirty work that someone needs to do. Landon knows that DIA will not allow him to get too close to Olivia, and he wouldn’t want to subject her to his life and what he has done for the government. It would also put another bulls-eye on her back. Olivia was already kidnapped to make her sister, a former FBI operative, give up information. Being with Landon would only put her further in danger. But after a long, hard past with no one in his life, it can’t hurt to dream of what it would be like to have a woman like Olivia as his own who could give him a chance for family and a home with a little picket fence. As long as he keeps those dreams to himself.His final mission for Aegis is over and he will be returning to the DIA in a week’s time. Needing to get his mind off of the one woman he can’t have, Landon picks up a woman in the hotel bar and takes her to his room. He needs to get his head in the game because even having a willing woman in his room isn’t enough to get his body interested. His brain and his body only want Olivia.Landon isn’t the only one dreaming of a HEA. Olivia takes a leave from her job and empties her savings to hop a plane to Spain to surprise Landon, only to find him in his hotel room with a buxom redhead.Landon wasn’t wrong when he thought there was something off with the redhead and if he wasn’t so focused on trying to forget Olivia, he would have caught it. She’s with a terrorist organization who wants information about that missing biotoxin, and they don’t have any qualms in using Olivia to get Landon to talk.Landon and Olivia manage to escape their captors, but they are on the run and have to get in touch in Aegis before the terrorists can find them again. On the run, their emotions go through turmoil while Olivia learns more of the dark secrets of the man who rescued her not once, but twice, and Landon realizes that unless he cuts Olivia lose from his life once and for all, she will never be safe.THOUGHTS:I will add this series to my must follow list along with Maya Banks KGI series and the Elle Kennedy’s Killer Instincts. For the first time, though, I am conflicted about reading the first book. Olivia’s original kidnapping and Landon’s part in her rescue would all be there in the book, but I did not like Olivia’s sister Eve at all and have no interest in reading a whole story staring her. I do want to read more about the boss, Jake Ryder, and his lack of interest in his assistant, Marley Addison, at least until she wants to stay on an island wearing a bikini and suddenly Jake needed her back to work ASAP. Hopefully, they will be the next book.Oh, my wounded hero. You had to feel for Landon. After a life of hard knocks and a dirty job where you try to kill people or they try to kill you, all he can focus on is his dreams of Olivia and what they could have had. When Olivia is dragged into the mess with the terrorists, she starts to realize that Landon isn’t the simple hero who she made him into, and you can almost hear his little heart breaking. Awww. Kudos to Olivia for (mostly) keeping it together and for thinking things through without simply reacting out of hurt or fear, except for that finding the half-naked redhead part which didn’t go so well.I definitely enjoyed this story and these characters. There are two additional novellas which were part of the Wicked First and Sinful Seconds box sets and I will check those out if I can find the time.Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Minor SPOILERS throughout review, fair warningOut of all the Aegis books and the ones connected to it, this has been my favorite, so far. Olivia and Landon's story is sweet and beautiful. I will definitely read this book many more times. I'm honestly surprised though at reading a couple reviews where people felt that Olivia's actions were uncalled for. Early in the book because of a misunderstanding (showing up at his hotel where he had a ONS waiting), she thought Landon was just messing with he Minor SPOILERS throughout review, fair warningOut of all the Aegis books and the ones connected to it, this has been my favorite, so far. Olivia and Landon's story is sweet and beautiful. I will definitely read this book many more times. I'm honestly surprised though at reading a couple reviews where people felt that Olivia's actions were uncalled for. Early in the book because of a misunderstanding (showing up at his hotel where he had a ONS waiting), she thought Landon was just messing with her for kicks. It's understandable, and I sympathize with the humiliation that she felt when she thought there was more. We don't get much background on what they talked about other than the opening conversation between them and a reflection back on how Landon initiated contact with her. Even the blurb clearly states "flirty" not friendly, not platonic, flirty. That word to me hints teasing, playful, suggestive chatting between two people who don't see each other as just a friend but one who could be more. So yeah, I think she does have a right to be upset with him and Landon knew that too which is why he tried to explain right away what was going on. Due to this, she felt stupid, played, embarrassed that she thought there was more between them so she did what any girl would do when confronted with seeing the guy she liked in a hotel with another girl. She got out of there with the dignity she had left to get back on a plane and go back home to cry, then suck it up, and move on with her life. She could have stayed to listen sure, but what highly emotional girl is gonna be rational enough to stand there and listen to an explanation from the guy she has feelings for after seeing some chick half undressed come out of the bathroom and talking about a threesome? None that I could think of. Moving on, after they're abducted I gotta hand it to her, Olivia is definitely a fighter and strong willed. She didn't go down without a fight and didn't break down at being kidnapped again when she had every right to be. Even when the Red Brotherhood tried to brainwash her with lies that Landon was corrupt, she just knew deep down even though he was a jerk, that he wasn't the type of person they said he was. Good on her for using her head before jumping to conclusions. They escape at some point and she disobeys his orders to get out of there yes, but it's because one, she's lost and two, she's not a selfish person to leave someone she cares about behind whether they hurt her or not. That says a lot about her character, how can you blame her for that? After they escape, they get a bit of a break where they can rest up and yes, she uses him and you know what, it didn't bother me. I was actually proud of her for giving him a taste of his own medicine. Why? Because she felt used by him. Yeah, of course we know that's not the case because we know what's going on in his head but SHE doesn't. In real life, you don't know what the other person is thinking, you can only go off of what you see firsthand. What she saw, was this guy who kept a daily flirty relationship with her that HE initiated and indicated they could be more by continuing to respond to her. Then when she decided to take a leap of faith for him because she's not afraid of getting hurt, she sees the girl in his room, which sets off a chain reaction of misunderstandings and hurt feelings off of that incident. What I don't understand though is when the heroine doesn't stand up for herself and show some backbone, she's considered a TSTL doormat. But when she does stand her ground, doesn't forgive him right away, and displays some "don't get mad, get even" behavior, some of you say she's selfish, childish, and unworthy of him now? Where is the logic in that? I enjoyed this book and I get where Olivia is coming from. She knows what she wants and she puts herself out there to get it. Landon is the one who has trouble in deciding if he's man enough to take what Olivia offers. It takes him a while but when he does, everything else just falls into place. I'm happy with how the story played out and commend the author on creating two characters that both get my sympathy and approval by the end. There's enough romance and suspense evenly matched in this so I don't feel one is more dominant over the other, but I feel that the relationship between Olivia and Landon is more realistic and shown to be based on a true bond and love, rather than sex and attraction like in book 1 and book 3 of the series. This one is a keeper!!!
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  • Sandy S
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 20, 2015Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can’t stop thinking about her, even though she’s off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he’s leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it’s time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can’t stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barc 4 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 20, 2015Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can’t stop thinking about her, even though she’s off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he’s leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it’s time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can’t stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barcelona—and arrives to find a sexy redhead in his hotel room.Things aren’t always what they seem, though. Landon’s would-be one-night stand is really a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group targeting Landon for information on a lethal bioweapon. And now Olivia is unwittingly ensnared in their deadly plot, too. Forget escaping emotionally unscathed; Olivia just wants to make it home alive. Yet to survive, she’ll have to put her trust in the very man who not only broke her heart, but whose lies now threaten both their lives.In the second book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s popular Aegis series, heart-pounding suspense stirs up deliciously sizzling romance.~~~~REVIEW: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES is the second full length storyline in Elisabeth Naughton’s adult, contemporary Aegis Security action, suspense romance series focusing on the men and women who work for Aegis Security. This is DIA agent and Aegis Security operative Landon Miller and Olivia Wolfe’s storyline. LETHAL CONSEQUENCES can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty.Told from third person point of view LETHAL CONSEQUENCES follows Landon on assignment in Spain. With the mission completed, Landon struggled with the memories of Olivia Wolfe, a woman he helped rescue from terrorists, and the sister of one of Aegis Security’s operatives Eve Wolfe (whom we met in Extreme Measures). His attraction to Olivia burns a fire deep within his heart but his history working for the DIA has tainted his soul for all eternity. When Olivia surprises Landon in Barcelona he sure there has been a mistake only to realize that both he and the woman with whom he has fallen in love are now pawns in a bigger game of international espionage, kidnapping and bio-terrorism.The relationship between Landon and Olivia is friends to lovers. They have been attracted to one another since Olivia’s rescue but Landon has known she is off limits as the sister of a fellow Aegis agent and his DIA undercover lifestyle. Olivia’s innocent naivety as it pertains to Landon’s background and history with the DIA was a slight hindrance to my overall enjoyment of the story. Olivia will pursue Landon letting him know what it is she wants but there are others who are willing to risk her life in an attempt to secure world domination. The secondary and supporting characters include Eve Wolfe and Zane Archer from Extreme Measures as well as several fellow Aegis agents including former Navy Seal and Aegis owner Jake Ryder, his assistant Marley Addison and DIA operatives. The world building focuses on the continued terrorist threats around the world as well the relationship between the members of the Aegis family and the investigations that place the agents in the heart of the action.Elisabeth Naughton does an amazing job pulling the reader into an action packed, suspense driven storyline of romance, love and bioterrorism. There are moments of anguish and heartbreak when our heroine believes the man that she loves has lied; Landon is the Yin to Olivia’s Yang. He is a man in love and his first priority is protecting the woman who calls to his heart.Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.www.thereadingcafe.com
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  • ItsAboutTheBook
    January 1, 1970
    Review can be read at It's About The Book 4.5 stars I have to admit upfront that Elisabeth Naughton is one of my favorite go-to writers for heart-pounding espionage and spy thrillers. She’s got the speed plus danger plus sexy alpha man equation down pat, And her heroine’s usually bring their own strengths to the table, so there’s no TSTL moments in these books. Which I love. Or any “How in the heck could a woman who’s a school teacher have trained for that?” unrealistic ones either. She hits Review can be read at It's About The Book 4.5 stars I have to admit upfront that Elisabeth Naughton is one of my favorite go-to writers for heart-pounding espionage and spy thrillers. She’s got the speed plus danger plus sexy alpha man equation down pat, And her heroine’s usually bring their own strengths to the table, so there’s no TSTL moments in these books. Which I love. Or any “How in the heck could a woman who’s a school teacher have trained for that?” unrealistic ones either. She hits a great balance to make it a believable story with the right amount of sex thrown in to make me love the ride and believe in the characters at the same time. Points to you, Ms. Naughton!We’ve all lived that moment where we did a risky thing that we immediately regretted, right? Showed up unannounced only to wish we hadn’t? Olivia Wright sure did. Arriving unannounced at Landon Miller’s Barcelona hotel room got her a lot of nothing-but-sorrys. Unless you counted his “Whatever happens in the next thirty seconds, I need you to know that when I opened that door and saw you standing there, it was the happiest I’ve been in…probably my whole life.” After that it all went to shit. Literally. The redhead in his bathroom. The kidnappers in the van. Blackout–again. Getting kidnapped sucks. Getting kidnapped AGAIN sucks worse.Landon Miller is one of thoooooose alphas. You know the ones. The special ones. They are hard to find, but they are there. The ones that are on the special teams. The we don’t have to retrieve them if they die teams. DEAD.MEN.WALKING. These people sign on to this job at the DIA knowing that they are expendable. Landon fits the profile; he was an abused child, grew up in the foster care system, and entered the military at an early age. He is intelligent and good with weapons; he kills with little remorse. He has no family and doesn’t think he deserves one. He’s never had a real relationship or real feelings. What he’s doing with Olivia Wilde is different and it bothers him. He knows he shouldn’t have continued to stay in touch with her after the rescue operation three months before, but he just can’t help it. And it’s led to this snafu of epic proportions, which just goes to show you that he’s not any good at this. He has no business trying to reach out to anyone, right? But at least he can get her out of this mess as soon as he figures out what’s going on…Or maybe not. By having Olivia with him, Landon’s unwittingly handed the bio-terrorists who’ve kidnapped them the leverage they need. The means by which they can force him to give them a deadly formula. A formula that is in effect a lethal bio-weapon–one that would destroy many lives–a secret that they shouldn’t even know about. How can he get Livy to safety and still keep the bio-terrorists from getting what he’d killed to destroy? The secret from a DIA case gone bad that he’d kept for two years, that he’d been struggling to make right, to get over…After a daring rescue by Aegis operatives, Olivia and Landon embark on an emotional roller coaster ride to find the bio-weapon and destroy it before it’s too late. But is it too late for their relationship? Or will Landon’s self-defeating behavior stop it in its tracks before the DIA has a chance to step in and end it for him? Stay tuned, alpha man fans. It’s a HEA, remember.
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  • Barb Shuler
    January 1, 1970
    First off, thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me a copy of Lethal Consequences to read in exchange for an honest review.Secondly, Sweet Lord above.. talk about an action packed, intense book. I also purchased this in audiobook so I could listen while I worked. I got distracted more than once! I was yelling at my phone and my kindle most of the time. Gah. Olivia is a spoiled brat of a woman. Everything that happened she had to question it. Every time she was told to do something, First off, thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me a copy of Lethal Consequences to read in exchange for an honest review.Secondly, Sweet Lord above.. talk about an action packed, intense book. I also purchased this in audiobook so I could listen while I worked. I got distracted more than once! I was yelling at my phone and my kindle most of the time. Gah. Olivia is a spoiled brat of a woman. Everything that happened she had to question it. Every time she was told to do something, most of which was to keep her arse alive, she questioned it. I wanted to crawl into the book and choke the blonde out of her. Girlfriend needed a swift kick in the arse and to be locked in a closet somewhere. Poor Landon, bless him. The man is made of steel.So, Olivia, who is in the midst of a full blown crush on Landon is still texting and talking to her. Landon started it. He sent her a message a few weeks after she left the hospital. He needed to make sure she was okay. it had grown into more. And that is what made Olivia take a leave from her job, get on a plane and take her skinny little arse to Barcelona where Landon was finishing up an Op. But what she found when she got there was Landon of course, a very surprised Landon. But he was not alone and things went from hot and happy to pissed and upset in a second. HaHa. Landon had a woman in his room but it wasn't what it looked like. Literally.The woman in his room was a member of the Red Brotherhood. Not someone you want to eff with. Landon and the woman fight, she escapes and he has to run down Olivia who stormed off like a bat outta hell. But as Landon finds her on the street.. she is kidnapped.. again. And Landon is right there with her. Things take a turn for the worse when Landon is beaten, badly and still has to think of him and Olivia and keeping themselves alive. They escape and now.. the time is passing as they try to find a way out of trouble.The Red Brotherhood is after someone that only Landon can find. And unfortunately he now has to explain this to Olivia because she doesn't get how bad things are. Playing her own kind of covert spy Olivia takes it upon herself to leave the safe house she and Landon are at while he sleeps and sneaks into town. She finds a phone and calls Eve. Thankfully Eve was already in the air. As soon as the call came in that they were missing Aegis went on the hunt. They make an escape plan and Olivia goes back to Landon. That's when all hell breaks loose. people shooting at them, car chases and huffing it on foot to get to the place that was plan B. when backup arrives things get scary again, quickly. They make it to a safe house, one Ryder has set up for his Aegis operatives. Another family home.. that he hates. (Must be nice, right?)But again nothing is as it seems. Its there that Landon figures out something is desperately wrong with Olivia. He does something then that he has to. He calls Dani, the girl whose parents Landon had taken out many years before during an Op. That's when things get crazy. More you ask? Of course. You can only imagine.. well you could go and read it to find out more. Its worth the read. Maybe even three reads.
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  • Zita
    January 1, 1970
    Friends to lovers amidst lots of action and suspense…This is the second book in the Aegis series which can be read as a standalone. That’s what this reader did and I had no problem following the references to prior events as enough information was disseminated.Olivia Wolfe is a survivor. Having been kidnapped just for the association to her sister, the experience did not break her and the man who rescued her was impressed by the undefeated spirit that she still showed in her eyes that day. Again Friends to lovers amidst lots of action and suspense…This is the second book in the Aegis series which can be read as a standalone. That’s what this reader did and I had no problem following the references to prior events as enough information was disseminated.Olivia Wolfe is a survivor. Having been kidnapped just for the association to her sister, the experience did not break her and the man who rescued her was impressed by the undefeated spirit that she still showed in her eyes that day. Against all the rules Landon Miller, a security operative and government agent, checked on her for months afterwards, striking up a long distance friendship, something that he comes to regret when she is placed in danger again and all because of him, a man who is not relationship material no matter how much he wishes that he were.Living through the experience of being kidnapped, I would suspect, changes your perspective on things. You look at life differently and want to live it more than you probably did before. Olivia’s come to care for the man who rescued her and on a whim she decides to take time off from her staid teaching job and surprise him in Spain where she gets the shock of her life; he’s not alone in his hotel room and she’s interrupted his liaison. But there is more to the sexy woman in his room who wants something from Landon and now has Olivia in her sights as a means to an end.There was lots of riveting action and suspense in this friends to lovers romance that I did enjoy. The storyline was intriguing and kept my attention, the cast of characters were interesting. I liked how the romance developed between the hero and the heroine, their banter was quite amusing at times and the feelings were genuine. Though this couple had met in the last book we were given both their internal thoughts as support for where their present feelings were coming from.I really liked the hero, I liked his story and the fact that he wanted to be better than he was, to reach for something that he didn’t think that he deserved because of who he is and the things that he’s done, character growth is something that I love to see. He’d reached a point in his life that he needed more out of life than the cards that he was dealt, change is inevitable.The heroine was a contradiction to me. I didn’t always like her. She was made out to be too good. She was too optimistic considering what she’d suffered through previously for her personality to be totally credible. She was naïve about many things but she showed arrogance in thinking that she knew better than trained professionals. Serious luck was on her side for it’s a wonder that she didn’t get them both killed a few times. Not to say that I didn’t like her gumption and how she fought back admirably in the situations that she found herself in, though she had a tendency to make foolish decisions without considering the consequences. Our hero had a lot to deal with. There were some religious references made that I disliked, a pet peeve of this reader and something more that made the heroine just seem too damn good to be believable.This was the first time that I have read this author and I will check out her other works. This was a random “Read Now” find on NetGalley.
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  • Rebecca Tust
    January 1, 1970
    Five stars for this romantic suspense with engaging characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense.Landon Miller is a government trained assassin working temporarily for Aegis Security as he waits his reinstatement with the DIA. Landon has just finished his last assignment with Aegis Security and is eager to return to the U.S. While working for Aegis, he rescued Olivia Wolfe, a fellow operative's sister, who had been kidnapped. Landon admired Olivia's courage and tenacity and against hi Five stars for this romantic suspense with engaging characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense.Landon Miller is a government trained assassin working temporarily for Aegis Security as he waits his reinstatement with the DIA. Landon has just finished his last assignment with Aegis Security and is eager to return to the U.S. While working for Aegis, he rescued Olivia Wolfe, a fellow operative's sister, who had been kidnapped. Landon admired Olivia's courage and tenacity and against his better judgment, he maintained a friendship with Olivia over the past few months. As much as he wishes he could have a relationship with Olivia, he knows in his line of work, it can't happen. Olivia has resumed her life as a drama teacher, but lately finds herself daydreaming about her rescuer, Landon Miller. With her abduction and everything that's happened in her life, she doesn't want to let an opportunity pass her by. There seems to be a connection between Landon and herself, and she's ready to see if there could be something more. She decides to surprise him in Barcelona, Spain, and this is where the fun begins …Knowing that a relationship with Olivia is a fantasy that can never come true, Landon is determined to get her out of his mind by having mindless sex with a random stranger. Usually this would lower my opinion of the main character when something like this happens, but in all fairness, Landon really believes that there is no way for him and Olivia to ever hook up. When Olivia shows up at his hotel room, shock is quickly replaced by stunned pleasure, but then he has to explain the presence of his other female guest, Chantal, and all hell breaks loose.Chantal turns out to be a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group in Europe, and as she witnesses Landon and Olivia's exchange, she realizes she has just found the chink in Landon Miller's armor. Landon and Olivia are abducted, with Landon being tortured for information that he refuses to give. He's not so concerned about his welfare, but he's worried about Olivia and what the terrorists will do to her. He's determined to protect her and get her home safely.In this story, you have a hero who believes he can't love, a surprisingly normal heroine who portrays a lot of grit and spunk, as well as compassion. In Lethal Consequences, the author gives us a steamy romance between Landon and Olivia that heats up the pages, as well as page turning suspense. The author does a fantastic job escalating the pressure between Landon and Olivia by not only adding a crucial time element, but also forcing these characters to make tough decisions. If you like your romance hot, as well as great suspense and a happily ever after for the characters involved, I would highly recommend this book.A copy of this ebook was generously provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Sophia
    January 1, 1970
    DNFAt 40%, I stopped. Heroine was agonizing for me.I picked this up because I had never read the author's books, I love romantic suspense and the blurb really sounded good. The story had a nice explosive opening scene to give me a feel for the hero, Landon, and his work. He is wistful over a beautiful girl he had rescued on an earlier mission, but thought he was all wrong for because of the hard, black ops work he does made me really like him. This is probably why I was appalled by this girl whe DNFAt 40%, I stopped. Heroine was agonizing for me.I picked this up because I had never read the author's books, I love romantic suspense and the blurb really sounded good. The story had a nice explosive opening scene to give me a feel for the hero, Landon, and his work. He is wistful over a beautiful girl he had rescued on an earlier mission, but thought he was all wrong for because of the hard, black ops work he does made me really like him. This is probably why I was appalled by this girl when I actually encounter her and her words, attitude and behavior really hurt him. Landon takes the blame and believes everything she says about him and even thinks the best of her while she is busy thinking the worst of him. Enter stage left, heroine, Olivia. If there was a button to push on me when it comes to infuriating heroine traits, Olivia pushed it. Head in the clouds, judgmental in her ignorance, refuses to hear an explanation when the hero doesn't even really owe her one since there was no understanding and she barged into his life, refuses to listen to professional with mad black ops skills trying to save her life, believes lies of her kidnappers over the man who has saved her more than once, uses him for sex because she feels insecure and humiliated by her own impulsiveness, acting jealous and bitter with no excuse, and stubbornly putting self in danger then needing rescue which of course she manages to twist and blame him for. I think what really bugged me the most is that she sees herself entirely as the wronged and put upon party, the victim in the situation. She not once displays gratitude for anything Landon has done to keep her safe even though she is the one that barged into his life and continued to heighten the danger situation around them. She screws up several times and gets lucky that she isn't killed by her own stupidity, but that just makes her cocky and more determined to ignore Landon's lead in their escape. As these things piled up, I lost the desire to keep reading for the point where I knew there would have to be a change of heart for her. I pitied Landon and wanted far away from Olivia. Not even the promise of an exciting confrontation with terrorist seeking the formula for a chemical weapon or the danger to the girl who is the only one to possess said formula or more of the very appealing and skilled Landon could entice me though they may someone else. The good news is that I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority because I've seen many high ratings for this book so others might want to give this a try if you're into romantic suspense. My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nancy Neumann
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley and Montlake for providing an advance copy. Elizabeth Naughton's latest installment in the Aegis Security series, Lethal Consequences, involves the continuing relationship and further adventures of Landon Miller and Olivia Wolfe. When we last saw Landon and Olivia, he was rescuing her from terrorists that were trying to frame her sister, Evelyn, as a terrorist. There is a hint at the burgeoning relationship between the two, but, what kind of series would this be if the author Thanks to Netgalley and Montlake for providing an advance copy. Elizabeth Naughton's latest installment in the Aegis Security series, Lethal Consequences, involves the continuing relationship and further adventures of Landon Miller and Olivia Wolfe. When we last saw Landon and Olivia, he was rescuing her from terrorists that were trying to frame her sister, Evelyn, as a terrorist. There is a hint at the burgeoning relationship between the two, but, what kind of series would this be if the author resolves everyone's relationship in one book? Several months have passed since she was kidnapped and Olivia has returned to an unfulfilling teaching job and dreams of her white knight while dealing with residual demons. For his part, Landon is finishing a job for Aegis in Barcelona before returning to government work in military intelligence. Oh, and he can't stop thinking about Olivia. The two have been in frequent flirtation by text since the kidnapping before Olivia tries to take the initiative by traveling to Barcelona to declare her intentions to Landon. The stage is now set for a serious misunderstanding and another kidnapping, this time involving both Landon and Olivia. Needless to say, the trials and tribulations only bring Landon and Olivia closer and, by the end of the novel, the two are prepared to start on the next phase of their life together. The author offers up a fairly standard suspense romance plot but also provides interesting characters and really effective action sequences. I got the feeling about halfway through the book that the story was as much about Olivia finding herself after experiencing trauma as it was about getting these two characters together. By the end of the book, we also get to see Landon evolve into more than just the loner Jarhead he thinks he is. In Landon and Olivia, Naughton gives us people that we want to see continue to grow and, I hope, revisit in the future. This is not the only time I have seen this in Naughton's work and the effort to fully realize the characters she provides adds dimension to the stories she tells. As someone who reads all types of books, this doesn't always happen and I implore her to continue because readers appreciate relatable people in a book, not just stereotyped characters. Speaking for myself, I realize that there are probably several stories to be told within the Aegis universe, but, I am in love with the growing flirtation between Jake Ryder, the owner of the company, and his right hand, Marley Addison. The sooner we get these two together for good the better because I get the feeling that they are just as likely to maim each other as love one another.
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  • Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
    January 1, 1970
    Lethal Consequences is the second book of the Aegis series. I enjoyed this more than the first book.Since this is the second book in the series you need to read the first book, Extreme Measures, in order to get a full understanding of these characters. Olivia and Landon first meet in Extreme Measures under dangerous circumstances. Landon was assigned to rescue Olivia from being held by terrorist. The traumatic event changed them both in ways they never would have predicted. For Olivia her kidnap Lethal Consequences is the second book of the Aegis series. I enjoyed this more than the first book.Since this is the second book in the series you need to read the first book, Extreme Measures, in order to get a full understanding of these characters. Olivia and Landon first meet in Extreme Measures under dangerous circumstances. Landon was assigned to rescue Olivia from being held by terrorist. The traumatic event changed them both in ways they never would have predicted. For Olivia her kidnapping opened her eyes to her sister’s dangerous career and gives her the push she needed to make changes in her life. She had been going through the motions and had a job she didn’t love. But now Olivia has a new outlook on life and wants to take chances. Her first big step is with Landon. For Landon meeting Olivia opened up feelings he’s never felt before. Because of his painful past Landon didn’t believe in love, until he met Olivia. Their friendship leads to a steamy romance. But danger follows them again putting their relationship to the ultimate test. Can Olivia trust her heart and safety in Landon’s hands? You have to read this to find out!As I said earlier I enjoyed Lethal Consequences more than the first book. The difference for me was the main characters Olivia and Landon. I liked them from the moment they were introduced in Extreme Measures. Olivia is not a damsel in distress. She’s put in some dangerous situations but she keeps a level head and does her best to survive until help arrives. Landon is the damaged bad boy who deserves happiness. Together they are a great couple. They are funny and caring but they are both stubborn. They did argue a lot but I thought their conflict was believable, considering their different backgrounds. There were times I was annoyed by Olivia’s emotional outbursts that I thought were at the wrong time. I kept thinking can she focus on getting to safety first before arguing with Landon. But overall I did like them as a couple.Lethal Consequences had action and suspense that I thought was really entertaining. The romance was steamy but I wish there were less sex scenes. These scenes interrupted some exciting progress in the story so I would have preferred that to have been edited. Despite this I can’t wait to read the next book which will feature another supporting couple, Marley and Jake.
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