First Exposure

First Exposure

by Elisabeth Naughton

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A film that could make her career...

America's sweetheart, Avery Scott, is up for the biggest role of her life, one with Oscar potential. When her girl-next-door fame prevents Avery from doing the in-depth research for the sensual role herself, her assistant insists on traveling to an exclusive couples resort to handle the job. But when her friend goes missing, Avery's focus shifts from landing the role of a lifetime to finding out what happened on the sultry Caribbean island.

A weekend that will change her life...

Avery contacts Aegis Security and hires one of their elite operatives to accompany her to the resort. She just doesn't expect to get former undercover FBI agent Cade Blackwell--he man who ripped out her teenage heart twelve years before. Avery's a good actress. With a little work and a convincing disguise, she's confident she can fool the staff at the resort. The question is, can she fool Cade? Because one weekend at the sexiest resort in the world with the only man she's ever loved will expose her to more than just a kinky new lifestyle. It'll expose her to numerous wicked firsts that will test every ounce of her self-control. And if she's not careful, she could lose her heart--and her life--in the process.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148469315
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Aegis Security , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 451,641
File size: 430 KB

About the Author

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

Elisabeth has penned over thirty novels and continues to write in multiple genres. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense. Her work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.”

When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two needy cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.

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First Exposure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all Naughton's books, they all got 5 stars. But this one, just did not reach the mark. It started good, really good, but it rushed in the end and everything became predictable. I got the feeling that the book was first intended as a full novel, but half way through the author had to wrap it up as a novella. It is a pity, because the story had potential. It is still an OK read and I will be buying the next books in the series. But don't expect the same terrific character development and solid plot that Naughton's previous books had.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF STARS: 4 REVIEW:  This was a fun yet gut wrenching story.   But that being said this is a novella so my review will be short and sweet and that I am looking forward to the first full length in the Aegis Security series.   Avery & Cade have a past.  It might not have been glamorous.  But the secrets that each are keeping from each other maybe too much to handle.  But they will both have to learn to work together in order to make it off the island alive.  Will they be able to put the past behind them long enough?   You will have to pick up a copy of First Exposure to find out.   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. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story line. Then she drops a bomb that only makes it better. Then it literally flops to "the end". This book could have been much, much better.
Nani1276 More than 1 year ago
I'd like to start off by saying that Elisabeth Naughton is one of my favorite authors, her books are not solely on sex, or male domination, they have a great story line and are packed with action, which is what I LOVE! I wish I would have read the anthology first but couldn't resist getting First Exposure, it's a quick read but a great read. I don't think I've ever read a well written short story. Can't wait for the next one!
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ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
First Exposure is a good book.  Avery and Cade were a great couple to get to know and see the lies that tore them apart only to bring them back together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Great read! I've just recently discovered this author, and I'm reading everything I can of hers.
NookluvrRM More than 1 year ago
First Exposure is Excellent.  This is the first book in Elisabeth Naughton's new Aegis Security series.  Avery hires Aegis to help her find a missing friend.  What she doesn't realize at the time is that Cade, her ex from 12 years prior works for them and he gets himself assigned to her case.  There is a lot of history and chemistry between Avery and Cade and they each have a secret.  This book is filled with everything a reader could ask for, mystery, suspense, hot sex, laughter, and tears.  When the secrets are revealed it was heart breaking.  Some secrets and the pain they cause can be too big to get past.  You will need to read the book to find out if Avery and Cade are able to put the past behind them long enough to work together to attempt to find Avery's friend and whether they can forgive each other.  
VivianaEnchantressofBooks More than 1 year ago
A novella in the Aegis Series, "First Exposure" kicks off the series in a good way. Elisabeth Naughton definitely knows how to write an Alpha male! Ava and Cade see each other for the first time in 12 years and truly a lifetime. Both had thought they had moved on, however the chemistry is still there and soon find out that moving on is the least they had done.  Ava is on a mission to find her friend and she knows she needs Cade to ensure they both make it out alive. Diving head first into a world she knows nothing about she thinks she has everything under control. Far from it! Cade still has an affect on her, one that could compromise them both. Cade walked away from Ava in order to ensure she had the opportunity to a real good life. While he has kept tabs on her during the 12 years, he did move on with his life. Well, he thought he had. Old passions ignite and  truths come out, in a dangerous environment that can lead to tragedy.  I really liked "First Exposure" and I'm looking forward to the new Aegis Series. I do wish that Ava would have put more of a fight when it came down to finding out Cade's secret. Yes, there's a secret and you'll have to read the book to find out what it is. While I understand that the circumstances of their current situation could have put somethings in perspective, I think that any woman would have reacted a bit more with emotion. Then again, it's a story and a well written one! Again, this is a great start to a new series that I'm looking forward to reading!!