Fatal Courage, SEALs of Shadow Force Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3

Fatal Courage, SEALs of Shadow Force Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3

by Misty Evans

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He ruined her career...

In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once. Thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner Elliot, she's on probation and Elliot is in prison for national security crimes. To prove Elliot's innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—but the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax with her tail between her legs.

She wrecked his heart...

Jaxon left the Navy after the mission with Ruby in Morocco went south, but that one hot, unbelievable night with her will haunt him forever. Working for Shadow Force International now, his new assignment has brought him full circle—the CIA operative Jax's testimony sent to prison has escaped and Jax has been ordered to hunt him down. Just like in Morocco, the one thing standing in his way is Ruby.

A second chance at love could prove fatal...

When Ruby's life is threatened and Jax stumbles on information that might prove Elliot is innocent, guilt over putting the man in prison compels him to join her unsanctioned mission. What really happened that night six months ago? Is Elliot an honorable spy or a mastermind at manipulation? Ruby is the only one who can help Jax navigate the world of undercover lies and betrayal to find the truth.

In a battle of wills—and of hearts—Jax and Ruby must have the courage to face the truth about themselves, their past, and what it really means to betray someone you love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156950645
Publisher: Beach Path Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Series: SEALs of Shadow Force , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 119,573
File size: 503 KB

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published nearly forty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. She got her start writing in 4th grade when she won second place in a school writing contest with an essay about her dad. Since then, she’s written nonfiction magazine articles, started her own coaching business, become a yoga teacher, and raised twin boys on top of enjoying her fiction career.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her supernatural characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies. A registered yoga teacher, she shares her love of chakra yoga and energy healing, but still hasn’t mastered levitating. Get your free Super Agent story and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com. Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Bloggers and reviewers, if you’d like to join Misty’s Rockin’ Readers review group, send her a message at and she’ll hook you up!

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Fatal Courage, SEALs of Shadow Force Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a book to suck you in and take you on one heck of a ride look no further. This one took me on twists and turns that just kept me on the edge of the seat. I'm a big fan of this series and this one is an excellent contribution to the series. I really liked how I thought that book would go one way then nope it went into a different direction. It keeps you on your toes. I liked both Jax and Ruby. They have a little history and few complications in the way. They will be tested in this one because once they learn the truth about what went down on their shared mission it will rock them. I highly recommend this one. You won't want to put it down.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ruby McKellen is being punished by the CIA because her partner turned traitor. She doesn't believe these charges. She's secretly working the case so she can clear Elliot, but he makes things worse when he breaks out of prison. Now Jaxon Sloan, a new Shadow Force operative, is given the job of finding the fugitive and bring him back. He tracks down Ruby and their past gets in the way. Can these two former lovers work together and find out what is going on. Ruby is a strong character. She's good at her job and doesn't need a man to save her. I love her intelligence and her confidence. Jaxon can't stop thinking about Ruby. They have a powerful emotional and physical connection. These two are amazing together. In the deadly world of covert operations they stand out. Chicago provides the perfect stage for this deadly cat and mouse game. Ruby suddenly becomes the target and Jaxon her protector as they fight to find the truth. I was hooked. I couldn't stop reading Fatal Courage until I had answers. Misty Evans has written an edgy, suspenseful story filled with unexpected twist. The characters are complex and larger than life. I enjoyed catching up with favorites from previous books. This series keeps getting better. I can't wait for the next book in the Shadow Force International series. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
I adore this series! Fatal Courage had the intensity and excitement that I expect from these books, and I can't get enough of the characters. Misty Evans is a master when it comes to spy stories. The twists and turns kept the story going, and my mind reeling. It was fantastic! I couldn't pin down what was going on with Elliot. Is he good? Is he bad? Jax and Ruby had serious sparks flying between them, but plenty of obstacles in their way. I really can't put into words how exciting and action-packed this book was. The amazing writing and vivid details had me envisioning it all in my mind, and I couldn't stop reading it. For me, Misty Evans is one of those writers I know I'm going to enjoy. When I get the chance to settle into one of her suspense books, I know it's going to be a crazy and thrilling ride. I received this book in exchange for and honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Favorite of the series so far! So many twists and turns and layers of truth and lies--not to mention an off-the-charts romance--I just didn't want to put this one down. I absolutely loved Jax and Ruby. They have a past (including a history of taking time out of their regularly-scheduled saving of the world to do [ahem] *other* things, which they continue here--it was hot, though neither terribly responsible nor believable...but did I mention it was hot? ;)) and at the beginning of the book are very much at odds. She's still on probation because of their last encounter, and he's been sent to find her former partner at the CIA and bring him in--they're not exactly enemies, but there's not exactly a lot of love floating around between them. But oh, there is a heck of a lot of lust... As Jax and Ruby get further drawn into the plot, trust begins to develop and lust turns into something more. Ruby is introduced to a lot of the rest of the SFI crew (OMG, I love the dynamics in this group! Absolutely fabulous; even if you haven't read the previous stories, you'd be hard pressed not to love the way they all interact with each other), especially Beatrice (heroine of Deadly Force ), who's a few days past when she was due to give birth to her and Cal's first child and just as scary as ever. Seriously. I love these people. The last 20% of the book has to be some of the most on-the-edge-of-my-seat reading I've ever experienced--honestly, I don't think even a tornado could have made me put my ereader down once I passed the 80% mark. I mean, I was pretty sure Ruby and Jax were going to make it through, but why tempt fate by letting them out of my sight, right? Colton's story's next, and we're left up in the air (ha! okay, so maybe *we're* not up in the air, but someone is, LOL) about Beatrice and Cal's baby. There's a link in the afterward for readers to vote on the gender--run! Though now I'm more anxious than ever for the next book in the series to come out... (Fatal Love--not until January. Sigh!) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this book this the third book in the Shadow Force series written by Misty Evans. Ruby McKellen is the CIA golden girl, she has been on twenty one missions and has only failed once, thanks to Navy Seal Jaxon Sloan. Jaxon stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner Elliot, she's on probation and Elliot is in prison for national security crimes. To prove Elliot's innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission, but the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax with her tail between her legs. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
Whoa - this book was an amazing ride! Looking for a simple summary of the plot? Ruby McKellen, ace CIA operative now on probation, is engaging in a “shadow mission” to clear her imprisoned (and now-escaped!) partner’s name. Jaxon Sloan, a member of Shadow Force International, is given the assignment to bring in the escaped Elliot. Where to find Elliot? Possibly wherever his former partner Ruby may be. Ruby…... who is also Jax’s former one-night-stand lover. Again - whoa. Believe me, “simple” is not a word to use when describing this story! What this book gives you is an intense, complex, engrossing storyline and a hot, steamy romance! Filled with action and more twists than a pretzel, the reader tries to keep up with Ruby and Jax as they try to sort out things as well a each other (Morocco *sigh*) Bad guys, good guys, and who do you trust in the shadowy world of covert intelligence all whirl around in a storm of intrigue and desire. As for the relationship between Ruby and Jax? As the old expression goes, the pot found its lid! Alike in so many ways, yet just different enough, I was fascinated by the dynamic between these two allies, “enemies” and lovers. Ruby and Jax’s relationship fit the theme of this book perfectly - multi-layered both physically and emotionally. Of course, some of the SFI crew make appearances, but this is a stand-alone, so do not hesitate to pick it if it’s your first Misty Evans book! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Misry Evans does it again in the SFI series! This story will take you on a ride of suspense and romance. The female characters are resilient and the male characters are heroically sexy!