Exit Strategy: An EXIT Inc. Thriller

Exit Strategy: An EXIT Inc. Thriller

by Lena Diaz

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Lena Diaz launches her thrilling new series featuring the undercover vigilantes of EXIT Inc. with a skilled operative putting his life—and his heart—on the line for a woman in trouble

When Sabrina Hightower awakens to the sound of an intruder, she figures he's there to rob her, murder her— or worse. She doesn't expect to be carried off by a muscle-bound stud with male-model good looks . . . or that he came to rescue her.

Mason Hunt became an enforcer with EXIT Inc. to eliminate the bad guys—terrorists, militia groups, all those who would do America harm. But his latest target is innocent. If EXIT could lie about sultry, strong-willed Sabrina, what darker truths might they be concealing?

Going rogue in the rugged North Carolina mountains, Mason risks everything to keep Sabrina close, especially now that EXIT's lethal assassins are chasing them down. The heat is on . . . but it's nothing compared to the slow burn of seduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062349095
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: EXIT Inc. Thrillers , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 192,989
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Originally from Kentucky, author Lena Diaz now lives in sunny northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she has won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mystery and suspense as well as the Booksellers’ Best Award for romantic suspense. She loves to watch action movies and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains, though not at the same time.

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Exit Strategy: An EXIT Inc. Thriller 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book before and decided to read it again. I was as excited as I was the first time I read it. It was a great read. I am going to read the next book in this series.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
The second book in the series continues where book one ended with Jace looking for a way in to EXIT to help take it down. Unfortunately, the only way is through their enemies daughter. They are sure of Melissa's knowledge of or involvement in EXIT's enforcement arm, but after months of surveillance, Jace can't believe that she even knows about her father's secret activities. Melissa may have been ignorant of her father's activities, but in the recent months she had some suspicions and began to investigate on her own. Jace's boss doesn't think that Melissa can be trusted and cuts off communication with him. As they work together to get to the truth and stop EXIT, they face danger from not only her father, but a traitor who is out for personal revenge. This was a fast-paced suspense that kept me glued to the pages wondering what was going to happen next and where the Equalizers go from here. I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
Exit Strategy is a decent start to Lean Diaz series EXIT Inc. I’ve not had the pleasure of reading Lena Diaz before, so this was a new to me author. I am also not a big contemporary reader, so when it comes to contemporary books, I am a little more choosey on the ones I pick up to read. It turns out that the EXIT Inc. series is a spinoff of her Deadly Games series. Exit Strategy reads well enough on it’s own and I did not realize when going into this book that it was a spinoff. As for the book there where things I liked and disliked about this novel. Liked: ❇ I enjoyed the concept/idea of the EXIT Inc. company. It's a company that works in secret, eliminating the bad guys—terrorists, militia groups, all those who would do America harm. It’s a great idea, of course if the guys in power don’t abuse it. ❇ Sabrina our heroine was pretty tuff for everything that has happened in her life and then getting kidnapped. She has a distinctively honed sense of justice, isn’t afraid to defend herself or speak her mind, and is determined to find answers. It’s great reading about a heroine who can stand on her own. ❇ The action was great, once it hit the pages the author gave us no shortage. Our characters ended up getting no time to rest and what little downtime they had was short. I felt bad for Sabrina a few times when things got harry, but she survived it like a trouper and instead of sitting on the sidelines she wanted to fight alongside Mason. Disliked: ❇ The start of the story was very slow going, but once you hit the 50% mark everything changes and the pace picks up considerably. ❇ I had a little trouble with the attraction/feelings at the begging of the book that our characters where having. It just felt out of place, weird, and reminded me a little of stock-home syndrome. But, once the story progressed the relationship became more realistic. I also enjoyed there sexy time that occurred. It happened in a very unusual place, at least for me, but it was fun to read. And, of course Sabrina brings it up at the end in a very fun conversation with Mason. ❇ The ending was a bit disappointing. It felt rushed after the big Council meeting and death. Plus how could The Council be so blind about their guy abusing the system? I felt that things didn’t get resolved enough at the end. I also wanted a little more closer; especially with so much of the action that was drawn out, I had hoped for a bigger finale. All and all this was an acceptable read and I am curious to see where things go with the EXIT Inc. series. Exit Strategy gives us a little mystery, some non-stop action, twists and turns, and a delightful romance!
gaele More than 1 year ago
From the very beginning, it seemed as if there was a twist, turn or new danger each time I turned the page. Normally I gravitate to reads that bring me tension from the characters and their inability to get things straight, and I’m like that in real life, I am not a fan of surprises that I can’t control. But, despite my having to leave ALL the lights on and sit with my back in the corner so nothing could jump out at me… Mason works for EXIT, a private contracting hush-hush company that does the dirty work for companies and government agencies who need to claim ignorance. His latest assignment is the termination of Sabrina, a woman who is deemed to know ‘more than she should’ and apparently is unwilling to sit quietly. Oh Sabrina was a hoot: she has a finely honed sense of justice, isn’t afraid to defend herself or speak her mind, and she is determined to find answers to questions she still has. Together Mason and Sabrina are intriguing: there is serious chemistry, he’s intrigued by her determination, and isn’t quite sure that his mission is one that is necessary. And then – danger, peril a villain (or several) and secondary characters add depth and complexity to the story while making the moments of downtime between them shine and sparkle. Touches of heat add more intrigue as the chemistry between these two is off the chains but downtime is limited. I was constantly coming out of my chair, tense, nervous and edgy until the end. Exhausting, but I couldn’t put it down. I’ll be in the line to read the next. I received a paperback copy of the title from the publisher via Avon Addicts for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
276 pgs ....I like this author. She keeps the story interesting all the way through. Romance...suspense... lots of twist and turns.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, it has such a great balance of fierce action and adorable, tender romance. There's just something about Sabrina and Mason, that you can't help but like them! They are both strong, and capable, smart, and considered. They are in a world of trouble, yet they stay cool and collected, both of them, and do what they have to, to survive. The connection between them is something special, and the humor and fun they have, while running for their lives, is natural and delightful. The action is fast, constant, and rough. The web of lies and deceit is thick and multidimensional. Lives are in peril, they have no idea who they can trust, all the veracity from before, that they knew, is gone. All they can do, is to hide or fight, as long as they are able. The Blue Ridge Mountains from the Asheville area of North Carolina is the perfect backdrop for this vicious and dangerous action story, that makes your heart race, and alluring romance, that is completely swoon worthy ~ Five Spoons
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, passion, seduction, and heartbreak. This is Sabrina and Mason’s story. Mason is an enforcer but when he gets a new mark he wonders about his job. For one she is just a person that knows too much. Not the usual bad guys he has to take out. Sabrina thinks he is an intruder. When Mason decides to protect her they have to wonder if this is the end for them both. But even on the run the chemistry is off the charts. What will they uncover and who can they really count on? Now that they are on the run will they ever be able to stop running? Lots of twists and turns in this story to keep you on the edge of your seat. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lena Diaz knows how to raise the stakes and take you on the adventure of a lifetime. In Exit Strategy she really turns up the heat with a take-no-prisoners alpha hero and a beautiful, intrepid heroine. Action is her signature, and in this twisty tale you’ll find it in spades. I won’t give away the plot, but let’s just say if you’re the type of individual who loves the adrenaline rush of a zipline, combined with the excitement of burgeoning love, this is the book for you.
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! The action in EXIT STRATEGY begins right from the first page and its non-stop all the way to the end! Mason Hunt is on assignment from EXIT Inc. to take out a suspected terrorist financier, but everything may not be as it seems because he's been given information that indicates that his target may be innocent. Now he's rescuing her before someone else completes the assignment. Sabrina Hightower has had the worst few months of her life and it doesn't appear that it's over as she wakes up to an intruder in her home. Luckily for her, even though his original assignment was to kill her, he's there to protect her. Just because Mason lets her go does not mean that EXIT Inc. would and what follows is intense action as Mason and Sabrina race to discover the reason why Sabrina is in the cross-hairs. The problem is, they are up against a private black ops organization with a lot of resources at its disposal and they have to stay ahead of the game in order to stay alive! Wow! EXIT STRATEGY may be one of the best books I have read so far this year because Ms. Diaz very seamlessly blends the action and the romance in such a way that the reader does not feel like one overshadows the other. I love Sabrina and Mason a lot! In spite of the dangers facing them, they are both very optimistic about their chances of survival and the odds definitely increase as they get help from their connections. Another reason why I enjoyed EXIT STRATEGY so much is that Ms. Diaz actually made me sympathize with the bad guy. A parent's love for his only surviving child is nothing to sneer at and a man who has lost most of his family to a terrorist attack would do anything to protect the rest of the family he's got but what starts as a way of protecting his child spirals into murder, cover ups and kidnappings and the collateral damage just keeps piling up. EXIT STRATEGY is a thrill ride that'll have the reader riding the wave of despair, anger, fear, elation and so many other emotions alongside the characters. I know that halfway through the book I was already wishing for the second book! Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
Awesome read filled with action! Loved every minute of this amazing ride! Sent to execute an EXIT order on Sabrina Hightower, Mason Hunt wants to be absolutely sure that she’s guilty of the crimes for which she’s been accused by his employer, EXIT Inc. When an ex-enforcer, Devlin Buchanan and his old friend, Ramsey Tate tell him innocents are being targeted for termination, this rubs Mason the wrong way since he became an enforcer to keep the bad guys from injuring innocent people in the first place. If he is unwillingly killing innocents then he’s no better than the bad guys. Sabrina’s life hasn’t been normal for quite some time. Her brother was killed in a so-called mugging, her grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, and her cousin has her being investigated in regard to his disappearance. Having been labeled a convicted felon and ordered to leave Colorado, she’s now living in North Carolina and is determined to learn as much as she can about the tour company she’s suing for being responsible in her parents’ zip lining accident, killing both of them before her very eyes. The tour company—EXIT Inc. When someone breaks into her home, she does her best to protect her life and escape only to be captured, and dragged into the woods by a sexy yet deadly man who says he’s not going to hurt her unless she’s not as innocent as he’s been told. Innocent of what? Soon, she and Mason become the hunted and more than a lawsuit is on the line now…their lives are too. EXIT STRATEGY by Lena Diaz is an action-packed, page-turner, thrill ride of the greatest proportion. I loved every minute of this amazing thriller. This is one of my all-time favorite kind of reads and it did not disappoint. We were first introduced to the covert organization posing as an international tour company called EXIT Inc. in Lena Diaz’s thriller, TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK HER UP, the last book in the Deadly Games series. I knew when Devlin Buchanan and Emily O’Malley teamed up and teased us with taking on EXIT Inc. that this series was going to be an amazing ride. I love how Lena makes her characters strong, smart, and wickedly sexy while still vulnerable. In EXIT STRATEGY, we learn that Mason is a good man at heart despite what he does for a living. He’s honorable, trustworthy, and believes in good versus evil. He also carries memories of torture and hatred but doesn’t want that to spill out to touch anyone else, especially Sabrina. Whereas Mason is secretive about his pain and emotional baggage, Sabrina is open, honest, and strong-willed but even she has her fears, and she’s forced to face one of her greatest while trying to stay alive in EXIT STRATEGY. If you enjoy a cast of characters who you will most likely see again, and again, throughout the series…characters, which are full-bodied, strong, and emotionally open, you will thrill at the Exit Inc. series. This first book in the series starts it off with non-stop action, edge of the seat expectation, and steamy cornfield sex that will have you wishing for your own Exit order. I highly recommend EXIT STRATEGY, an Exit Inc. Thriller by Lena Diaz because it rocks, it explodes with superb action and thrills, and still gives you a big smile at the end…or rather the end of Mason and Sabrina’s story because stay tuned…the ride has just begun. ***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
You know the old adage that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Well, Exit Inc. was supposed to be the equalizer to that power. But what if someone in power decides to use that control for their own devices. It would result in chaos, a breaking down the very core of what makes Exit Inc. Mason Hunt is an Exit Inc enforcer. When he discovers his mark is an innocent woman that just knows too much, Mason must reevaluate his role; putting a bulls eye on his own forehead. Now Mason with his mark Sabrina Hightower are on the run with assassins from his own organization on their tails. Passions run high in this heated chase. Can Mason and Sabrina uncover the nefarious plot before more innocence is lost to the greed of men? Exit Strategy runs at an electrify pace. The action, mystery and suspense burn just as hot as the passion between Sabrina and Mason. Exit Strategy is a marvelous, pulse inducing read. I received this ARC copy of Exit Strategy from Avon in exchange for a honest review.
PubGirl More than 1 year ago
A fantastic, heart-stopping beginning to the Exit Inc series. Can't wait for NO EXIT!