Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

by Elisabeth Naughton


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Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.

When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.

The first audiobook in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s new steamy romantic suspense series brings a spy in from the cold…and sets her heart ablaze.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477822562
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Series: The Aegis Series , #1
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

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Extreme Measures 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars:  EXTREME MEASURES is the first instalment in Elisabeth Naughton’s new contemporary, adult, Aegis Security action suspense series focusing on a group of former CIA operatives and Special Forces personnel.  This is CIA operative Eve Wolfe and Aegis Security operative Zane Archer’s storyline-a story that introduces the players in international espionage and national defense.   The focus of the storyline finds Eve and Zane on opposite sides of an investigation into the manufacturing of chemical weapons and missing persons. From a time when Zane and Eve first met, years before, neither one has been able to forget their lust filled affair that ended with betrayal and heartache.  Fast forward and, Eve and Zane find themselves the targets of homeland vigilantes and assassins trying to take them both down in a war between good and evil. But everyone will have a difficult time separating the good from the bad when all fingers point to someone they have all trusted-in the past. The relationship between Eve and Zane is tempered by thoughts of betrayal and undercover dealings behind closed doors. As the storyline progresses, so too does the sexual attraction between our couple-one that is hot, steamy and addicting. The reader is introduced to several secondary characters from Aegis Security and the CIA. The world building brings counter-intelligence, espionage and the Department of Defense onto the pages of a storyline that finds two people, with issues of trust, depending on one another for their very lives. EXTREME MEASURES is a second chance at love storyline with action, suspense, mystery and romance. The reader is pulled into a moving, intense and dramatic story that will captivate as well as fascinate. There is heartbreak  and painful revelations for two people who fell in love at a difficult time in both of their lives. Elisabeth Naughton writes from the heart with an incredible gift of imagination and wondrous story telling. EXTREME MEASURES is the perfect start to a new series that everyone will surely enjoy.
vampire_lover0313 More than 1 year ago
The beginning of what looks like is going to be an amazing series. Elisabeth Naughton is amazing. This was yet another book that kept me up well into the wee hours of the morning. Who needs sleep? I had to keep reading to see how it all came together. The characters were awesome to say the least. There were twists and turns that kept you on the edge of your seat. And just when you think you have it figured out, she drops a bomb that blows it all out the window. I can't wait to see how this series continues. Would love to see more Landon, Olivia, Ryder and Marley. Of course more Zane and Eve would be awesome too.
wkonsunshine More than 1 year ago
I don't know why I didn't enjoy this book as much I would've expected. It has all my favorite ingredients: a hot,hunky hero, a kick ass heroine, some special ops adventure, and hot romance. One of Elizabeth Naughton's strengths is her ability to make a strong emotional connection with the characters and she accomplishes that aspect of the story. However, if you were ask me three months from now, what the story is about, I'm not sure I would be able to tell you exactly. Maybe that is the problem, it feels a bit formulaic. And although I enjoyed the story, I feel like I read this before either from the author or from other romantic suspense books. Still, it is a good narrative, if not a memorable one. 
lep1211 More than 1 year ago
Elisabeth Naughton’s new book is the beginning of a new romantic-suspense series. Eve Wolfe and Zane Archer were lovers a long time ago while Eve was working undercover  for the CIA. Zane quit the CIA to work for Aegis, a privately owned organization that is a lot like the CIA but with less red-tape and restrictions. They are both in love, but do not say anything because they seem to be unaware of it. It all ends when Zane catches Eve doing something illegal, and when he accuses her of treason, she claims innocenceand they both leave with hard feelings.The story picks up years later when  they meet again and begin a love/hate relationship. Both Eve and Zane are accused of treason, and they must prove their innocence while trying to stay safe while keeping other  innocent people from dying in place of them.There is a side story about Eve’s sister that is so enthralling, I am hoping that she will be the heroine in the next book in this series.  This story is non-stop suspense, action and suspense. Once I started this , I could not put this book down! It mesmerized me so much that I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I will be honest and say that I have never read a book by Elisabeth Naughton before. But based on the quality of the writing and  plot of this book, I intend to go back and read them all!
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. It had me on the edge of my seat from the moment I started the first page. It was such a great story about apparently betrayal and finding truth and love.  Zane - wow. Can't blame him for feeling the way he did about Eve. She did appear to betray him and given his background, it's not at all unbelievable that he would go to the lengths he did to track her down. Eve - a fantastic woman. I loved that she was counterintelligence and spied on the spies. She gave up her shot at a regular life to become a spy and was utterly devoted to it...except when it came to Zane. I loved her ability to pretty much hold her own against him on the battlefield AND in bed. This pair deserved their HEA ending and I can't wait to read more. I also hope to see Jake and Marley finally get together. I'm sure it's coming at some point. Hehe.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Extreme Measures, Elisabeth Naughton Review from jeannie zelos book reviews This book is the first in a new romantic suspense series from Elisabeth. It's written in her usual tightly plotted style, with numerous twists and turns. So many in fact that I was way off base in my ( ever changing ) guesses at who was behind everything. I loved Zane, he's so protective of Eve, even when he thinks she may be a traitor. Eve is in love with him, from when they were on a job together a while back and they had a secret hot and heavy fling. She doesn't want to get her heart broken again though and – very importantly to her – she thinks she'll bring Zane into danger and that if he knows all that she's done he'll turn against her. Better to get out before that happens, so after that last job she stayed out of contact. Now after a job has gone wrong Zane is back in the picture trying to help her, to get the truth from her, but they are both plunged into a nightmare scenario where its clear there's someone pulling strings but not who... I love the rapport between Eve and Zane, that he doesn't get to trust her straight off after all those months of feeling she's to blame for the last mission. It makes for an edgy relationship where they are both angry with each other, won't or can't let the past go, and sexually the attraction between them is visceral and hard to ignore – but they try – for a while... I enjoyed this, its a great story and as ever I'm awed by how writers pull together such a tight story when the questions raised are myriad. There must be a huge amount of research goes into how diffferent Gov departments work. It's easy to feel that this could be real – that official bodies take a pragmatic view of lives and do whats most efficient and effective, what will keep their secrets hidden for the good of the whole... Stars: 4.5. If you like thrillers, you love this fast paced and sensual novel. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 3/4 REVIEW:   Zane has never forgotten or forgiving the person who almost killed him in an ambush.  For over a year he has been tracking and plan what he would do when he finally caught up with this person. Only one problem.  The person he is after is also the person he is in love with.   And finding her out cold from an explosion  is not what he had in mind.  What was suppose to be a simple give me the truth and walk away session with Eve has turned into a run for our life's mission.  Now the questions is who is setting them up?  And what the heck does it have to do with Eve and Zane specifically?   Good first full length novel in Ms. Naughton’s Aegis Security series.   Lots of action, lot of who do you trust and yes some romance. I really liked Zane & Eve.  They are so well fitted together.  I loved the side story of involving Eve’s sister Olivia.  I am very much looking forward to what is next in this series.  I am hoping for Miller and Olivia.  Although I would love to see who is going to take down Ryder. :)   Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton is the 1st book in her new, Aegis Security series. Naughton is one of the best at writing sexy romance suspense stories, and Extreme Measures is a wonderful start in this series. There is so much action, twists, in this heart pounding story, and it is one hell of a steamy romance between a fabulous couple. We meet our heroine, Eve Wolfe, early on, and she is one of the best CIA agents. Eve is on a mission that goes bad, and lucky for her, she survives an explosion that could have killed her. But when she wakes up, she is tied to a bed and her ex-lover has drugged her (besides saving her). Zane Archer, is our hero, and what a hero. sigh ….Zane is a very angry man, as he is bent on revenge for what he perceives as the ultimate betrayal by Eve, on a mission that went bad more than a year ago. Zane was one of Aegis Security agents, and shortly after his failed mission, he left to find the woman he couldn’t get out of his head. Now he has Eve, and he plans to torture her to find out who she is working for, since he thinks of her as a traitor. Eve tries to explain she did not betray him, and now Zane is being blamed for the current explosion, which smells setup. In a short time, and with the help of some friends, he begins to believe Eve, and the game is on to find out who is trying to set them both up and why. This is a wild ride throughout, with the race on to save themselves. It is an exciting adventure, with non-stop action, edge of your seat suspense, that you could not put this book down. There are some surprises, and twists with unexpected betrayals, which to tell too much more would be spoilers. Now let’s discuss Eve and Zane. Before the mission that failed the previous year, they were lovers, and the dedicated CIA agent Eve, left Zane because she felt being emotionally attached would hurt and distract her in her job. Now when Zane begins to trust Eve again, his bottled up feelings return, and he goes all out to win her back. I mean all out…whew! Eve cannot resist Zane, and knows she truly does love him, but she fears for his safety, and does all she can to push him away. The sexual chemistry between Eve and Zane is scorching. I have to say though, one scene in particular was totally off the wall sizzling, and that alone was well worth to read this book. Lol Elisabeth Naughton has written another wonderful sexy hot romance suspense story. She also has some fabulous characters that we cannot wait to find out more about them. If you like romance, suspense, action, danger, great couple, wonderful secondary characters, and hot delicious sex, you need to read Extreme Measures.
Emsy-VanWyck More than 1 year ago
Extreme Measures is a perfect beach read!  Romantic suspense is my “go-to” genre that I tend to seek out when I want to escape. I love the pulse-pounding, adrenaline-spiking stories that cause my Kindle to sometimes overheat as the pages fly by. That’s why I was so happy to see that one of my favorite multi-genre authors, Elisabeth Naughton (Stolen, Eternal Guardians, Against All Odds series), was releasing the first novel in a new romantic suspense series, Aegis Security. There have been been several teaser novellas published previously that introduced us to members of the Aegis Security team (see: Acapulco Heat in Bodyguards In Bed, First Exposure, and Sinful Surrender), so to say that I’ve been anticipating the publication of the first full length story, Extreme Measures, is an understatement. Naughton is a master hand at mixing hot sex scenes with stories of suspense and Extreme Measures is a good representation of this. From the beginning pages when we’re introduced to Zane Archer, an Aegis operative, and Eve Wolfe, his former CIA lover, you know that these two will be steaming up the pages. But first they have to overcome some mutual distrust, the kidnapping of Eve’s sister, traitors within the CIA, and the anger of Aegis Security founder Jake Ryder at Zane's desertion. I have to say I enjoyed the story, but to be honest it wasn’t my absolutely favorite book by Naughton. Of the four Aegis Security stories to date, the strongest heroine title certainly belongs to Eve. In fact, it’s the need to release the inner woman that seems to be key to this relationship progressing from Eve, the consummate CIA operative, to Eve, operative and woman. In contrast, alpha hero Zane is more in tune with his touch-feely side, though driven for quite a bit of the book by his desire to revenge himself on Eve for her perceived betrayal. I’m definitely looking forward to future books in the series and am hoping some may focus on Eve’s sister, Olivia, Aegis operative Landon Miller, Jake Ryder, and Jake’s assistant Marley Addison. It definitely seems like they’ll have stories to be told. Extreme Measures is a great summer read. Really a perfect virtual pulse-pounding getaway to enjoy while spending an afternoon at the pool or the beach. I’d advise you to pick up the previous stories in the series to read first as not only are they fun, but some of their characters are mentioned in this story (and I’m sure future ones as well). So if you’re looking for a great beach read, pick up Extreme Measures, a four star thriller. (I received an eARC of Extreme Measures for review from the publisher through NetGalley.)