Moving Target (Elite Guardians Series #3)

Moving Target (Elite Guardians Series #3)

by Lynette Eason


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When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don't win this game, they die.

Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason's relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800723248
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Elite Guardians Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 200,759
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching and Without Warning in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

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Moving Target (Elite Guardians Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each of the books in this series just gets better and better!!!
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
This villain was just creepy. The suspense was strong but the romance took the edge off. I really enjoyed this story. 4 1/2 stars - Full review is at my website. I received this book complimentary in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
MOVING TARGET is a page-turning suspense that will keep you glued to the pages while the hero and heroine run for their lives. I told my fifteen year old daughter that I realize we live in a fallen world and "there is nothing new under the sun" but it absolutely terrifies me that something such as written about in this book could actually happen -- and did happen in the author's mind as she wrote the story. My daughter responded with "I think all suspense authors are scary." Hmm. Maybe. Maybe not. I don't know any in real life. Whether Ms. Eason is scary or not isn't what is in question though. It's this story. And for the screamish, it'd probably be best to throw the book down and run screaming in the opposite direction. There are dead bodies everywhere. And more terror than you can imagine. For the not screamish, prepare to get no sleep until you finish this book because you just can't put it down. The faith message is very solidly worked through the entire book, in both the characters' private lives and in the suspense. I felt sorry for Quinn but I didn't actually like him and he and Maddy argue almost constantly so I'm kind of wondering how well a relationship between them will work out. The suspense itself keeps you guessing pretty much. I did sort of figure it out when something was mentioned early on in the book, but I didn't completely figure it out. Then the whole thing seemed to end too soon, and the characters are like "we're safe" and I'm like no you aren't, there's too many pages left... and then unbelievably the heroine does something totally INSANE and that of course is the real black moment when all will be revealed. Not my favorite Lynette Eason book but a still a page-turner. This is book three in the series, but it stands alone. Still, fans will want to read Always Watching, Chasing Secrets, and Without Warning I got a copy off Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Moving Target is a Serial Killers playground or so they think. This book is like an amusement park ride - which ride? Well the Space Mountain - you are going along up and down and Wham! A smack in the face - Surprise in the ride. You are reading the book and Quinn and Maddy are after the Serial Killer and Wham! Something happens - you then hit a Whip in the ride from one side to the other and you are like what the heck just happened? In the book you have the Serial Killer turning the tables and you wonder with the breath beaten out of you what is coming up next? Are they going to survive? Will they get the Serial Killer? Who is the Serial Killer? and when you do see light of day and the ride (book) is over you are soooo upset because it was too short and you want more so much more...but then you think hey - maybe they will write another one if we are lucky....... I received a copy of this book from Revell. All the opinions are my own of this book.
SouthernGalLovestoRead More than 1 year ago
Talk about gripping from page one! Lynette Eason has you on the edge of your seat from the very first page of Moving Target and keeps the thrills going throughout. Characters from the previous books in the Elite Guardians play important roles again in this book. There is enough danger and suspense to go around for everyone -- as well as a nice touch of romance. While there are references to the previous stories, you should be able to easily follow the story as a stand-alone. If you are a fan of great romantic suspense, though, I would highly recommend that you read the entire series in order to get to know Lynette's characters well. Thanks to the author and her publisher for providing me with a copy of this book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Deb’s Dozen: Suspense, action, kidnapping. Serial killer on the loose. Maddy and Quinn Next? Suspense is Lynette Eason’s calling. Her writing always has suspense and action and believable characters peopling the novels. The books in the Elite Guardians series are no exceptions. If you follow my blog,, you’ll be up-to-date on this series and the first two books, Always Watching and Without Warning. Moving Target is just as exhilarating and exciting as the others. Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe have a history. He’s FBI and she’s ex-FBI. They both have been near death–her from a slashed throat and him from being smashed in a car by a backhoe. She’s stuck by him through his rehab; he’s drawn to her and doesn’t know what to do about the situation. Maddy’s assignment is to get Quinn to his birthday party, but he ticks her off so badly she stalks out of the restaurant where they’re having dinner. After brief, but not brief enough, consideration, Quinn follows and drives to Maddy’s home. At the party, the crew is worried. Neither Maddy nor Quinn have shown up and they’re not answering their phones or texts. They begin a search for the pair. In the meantime, Maddy and Quinn are in a fight for their lives as they’re hunted, literally, by the Chosen One. You will not be able to put this book down. Do NOT start reading in the evening unless you want to stay up all night. Eason has included everything I want in a book: engaging characters, fascinating plot, twists and turns, a hint of romance. She gets her protagonists into situations you’re sure they can’t escape, but they pull out resources they didn’t know they had and manage to do so–only to be put right back in another perilous spot. Five stars! Lynette Eason has four series to her credit: Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians. You will want to read all of them. She is the winner of two American Christian Fiction Writer Carol Awards, the Selah Award, a Golden Scroll Award and others. She lives in South Carolina where she plots more murder and mayhem Revell, a division of Baker Books, gave me a copy of Moving Target, but I was in no way obligated to write a favorable review.
TamaraTilley More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason has done it again! MOVING TARGET is not just fast-paced, it will leave you breathless. Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe are at a crossroads in their relationship. She has stood by him through painstaking therapy, solidify a deep friendship between them. But, when Quinn continues to push people away—Maddy included—she decides to give him the space he needs. Quinn Holcombe is a loner. His relationship with Maddy is complicated. His feelings for her run deeper than just friendship, but he doesn’t know how to express himself. When she walks out on him, he decides he needs to take the next step and tell her how he feels. But, before he can, Maddy and he are abducted and become the target of a psychotic predator who hunts his victims in a twisted game. While Maddy and Quinn try to stay one step ahead of the serial killer who’s stalking them, they open up about their feelings for each other. MOVING TARGET is a thrilling rollercoaster ride! Lynette Eason is a master of suspense. Even if you figure out who’s behind the killings, you turn page after page, praying Maddy and Quinn stay one step ahead of the killer. With their relationship in the balance, you sympathize with both Quinn and Maddy. He’s s gun-shy, with a lot of unresolved baggage. She’s frustrated that the man she loves, could very well walk away from both her and God. I still have a hard time accepting the fact that the Elite Guardian Agency is made up of all woman. Very young woman. But other than that, the series is romance/suspense at its best!
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Moving Target is an exciting suspense! Maddy and Quinn’s story is shrouded with urgency as they fight to win a deadly game of cat and mouse. A chilling tale of survival, this fast-paced story is filled with twists and turns and danger lurks around every corner. Whether read in order or as a stand-alone, Moving Target leaves readers eager for more of the Elite Guardians! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
MOVING TARGET by Lynette Eason, the 3 rd in Elite Guardians Series. Maddy a former FBI now a bodyguard, sitting across table from Quinn. Quinn wants to recruit Maddy to help find the serial killer. There has been 8 victims in 6 months. Maddy is the best, she can get into his mind, but takes a toll on her, doesn't want to go back to doing. She mentions his surprise birthday party the next day, Quinn replies he's not a party person. Words are spoken, and Maddy leaves, Quinn was shocked by her reactions, knew he needed to apologies, he couldn't lose her. The party, they don't show up, guests wonder, did they take a vacation . The Chosen, does he have them, been sending notes. He feels he is fulfilling his destiny, needs 2 more victims. A race that begins, and doesn't stop till the end. The story flows, and characters are well define. You feel the emotions, from the beginning as Maddy wonders why she loves Quinn. He was too broken, damaged, to trust her, and let her in. The stress and roller coaster of being around him. You feel for her, and what Quinn is going thru, also. ARC from Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
hes7 More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed both previous novels in Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series, I’ve eagerly anticipated this story for Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe. And rightly so, because—wow—it’s a good one. Moving Target packs an emotional punch (especially for readers who have come to love these two characters already) with its deadly danger and thrilling suspense, which vaguely reminded me of a story I think I read many years ago, “The Most Dangerous Game.” As circumstances threaten their lives page after page, Maddy and Quinn prove to be resourceful, skillful, and determined and through each challenge (physical and otherwise), work together and support each other well (so naturally, their romantic chemistry and development is excellent). I enjoyed getting to know and understand their characters better, discovering the difficulties of their pasts, and easily rooted for them through each twist and turn. An excellent addition to the Eason’s series, Moving Target is a must-read for fans of romantic suspense. It’s gripping, twisted, and will keep readers guessing until the end. I highly recommend it, since I loved it (and now, thanks to the excerpt at the end, can’t wait to read Chasing Secrets, releasing in August). Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a complimentary copy of Moving Target and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moving Target is the third book in Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series. Each book in this series is better than the last. Eason is hard for other mystery/suspense writers to top, so it is amazing that she continues to top herself. Her writing is fast paced, believable, and engaging. I had lots of things that needed to be accomplished over the last two days, but very few of them were as I was totally engrossed in Quinn and Maddy’s story. Over the past few years, Quinn, a police detective, and Maddy, a former FBI agent turned body guard, have found themselves working cases together. A friendship developed in spite of Quinn’s prickly personality, with Maddy realizing that she has fallen in love with him. Quinn is much slower to embrace the turn in their relationship as he is holding onto a complicated past. While he may have eventually come around, having his world rocked by their becoming the targets of a serial killer certainly worked as a catalyst. Even so, Maddy comes to the realization that both she and Quinn have family issues that are best rectified before they take their relationship any further, not to mention Quinn’s tenuous relationship with his heavenly Father. Quinn had hoped to convince Maddy to join the task force searching for a serial killer. Maddy, while interested in once again working with Quinn, was reluctant to use the skills to get inside a murderer’s mind; getting back out was not easy. The decision of Maddy’s involvement was made for them when both she and Quinn were targeted by the madman, or was it madmen? Who exactly was it who had whisked them off to an island of terror? What connection did they have to the previous victims? Even when it appeared that answers were in hand, more questions were just around the corner. I highly recommend Moving Target to mystery and suspense fans. Fans of romantic fiction will also delight in this most recent offering by Lynette Eason. I thank the publisher for making a copy available to me in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for my review.
Jaylee_Morgan More than 1 year ago
I read the back cover and thought, Hunger Games or horror serial killer book. I was hoping it was more along the lines of Hunger Games than the horror creepy serial killer topic. I almost didn't request it. Boy, am I glad I didn't make that mistake. Lynette Eason wrote a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole read. The only touch of Hunger Games was the fact that it was a game. Yet it didn't go creepy either. Maddy and Quinn were both interesting to learn about, to dive into their pasts. They both had hurting pasts which drove them in their present. It made them interesting to learn about and exciting to watch as they interacted throughout the story. Lynette did a splendid job with the romance. It was more of a behind the scenes thing. It didn't take up the focus of the book, didn't distract from the plot, and wasn't injected in weird places. Overall, it was satisfying. And most of all, I loved the way that they took time away from each other to fix things with their families before they got serious with their relationship. I think that shows a matureness that you don't see in a lot of stories nowadays. Kudos, Lynette. *tips hat* I won't give any spoilers... but... you will not guess who it is. It keeps you guessing until the very end, till... till... till one is trapped and it doesn't look like they'll survive... *grins* Believe me, peoples, you do not want to miss this book. If you see it anywhere, definitely pick it up! I don't think you'll be disappointed. However, all that being said... if you are the parent of sensitive kid or child under thirteen, you might want to preview the book as... well, there is death and suspense and a mass grave and all that jazz. *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All views expressed here are my own.*
LisetteRue More than 1 year ago
The third book in the ‘Elite Guardians’ series hits the ground running. There is a romance budding between Maddy and Quinn, who’ve been friends now for years, but the suspense is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve a very active imagination, there are certain scenes that may overwhelm your psyche and sour your stomach, even though they’re not explained in full detail. This story is a race with many obstacles, and it’s a turbulent ride. It makes for fast reading, as the active plot grabs you. But there is also warmth in the camaraderie of the Elite Guardians and their friends and in the strong faith of many of the characters, though there are those, like Quinn, who are struggling to keep their faith above water. I highly recommend this thrilling novel. -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
Debragg More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love to read all of the books that author Lynette Eason writes. Her stories are so full of suspense that you are hooked on the first page. "Moving Target" is one of her best to date. I could not put it down. This is part of her series called Elite Guardians. Quinn Holcombe and Maddy Mckay have disappeared. All of their friends are really concerned because it was supposed to be a party for Quinn. They know that this was not an accident but, someone has done this. Maddy has found herself at the mercy of her kidnapper and she has to fight for her life. The kidnapper likes to play and he wants them to play with him. Will they be able to save themselves and get away from this evil person? Will they both live or will one of them die? I really recommend this novel to anyone who loves a book that will keep you scared. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
Being hunted by a mad-man, caught in a stairwell with a lunatic, or various other incidents of suspense will only keep you reading until you reach the end. Fast paced is how I would describe this book. From the very beginning Lynnette keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense. Maddy and Quinn have been friends for a long time, but their relationship is at a crossroads. Maddy loves Quinn and has stuck by him for some length of time through thick and thin, but he continuously keeps people an arms length away. Never allowing any one to get too close. When both are kidnapped and the danger gets deep, their relationship goes to an all new level. Each comes with baggage from the past, and they are both struggling to work through the challenges that hold them back. This book was full of constant twists and turns and intense scenarios. The author really thought this one out. She keeps you guessing the whole way through. The only thing I found a bit disappointing was that the climax seemed to happen more at the beginning than the end. I never really did figure out who the killer was, although I had my suspicions towards the end. It wasn't predictable. I enjoyed the growth and maturity in Maddy and Quinn's relationship and their willingness to work through the hard stuff. Although book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. There is some reference to characters that are in the other books, mostly including Maddy and Quinn's friends, but the plot is totally irrelevant to the previous plots. I was provided with a free copy of this book to read by the publisher. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively.
jebsweetpea More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed: This books is the third book in the Elite Guardian's series. This book is focused on the characters of Maddy and Quinn. What a great book! Right from the opening, it was filled with fast, action packed suspense and makes the reader wonder how they will find the killer who is after them. With so many well written back stories about these two main characters, it was a great way to tell this story of Maddy and Quinn. Twists and turns have you guessing what is going to happen next and the plot is thick with suspense. This was a book I stayed up late to read as it sucked me right in and took me for quite the ride! Feedback views: The romance was a bit heavy at times, but knowing these two characters did not just meet, but had been friends for years didn't make it stomach curdling. It was very gory in some areas (for those who are visual may be a bit much). Overall recommendation: if you enjoy suspense mysteries, you will love this book! To have a full understanding of this book, read books one and two as that will help (and because the first two books are just as good!!). I'm looking forward to book 4 (the first chapter was amazing and set up what sounds to be another great book)! Revell Books sent me this copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.
Nutz2read More than 1 year ago
Moving Target is the third book in Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series and a book I’ve been very anxiously awaiting. I made the “mistake” when I was finishing the second book of reading the excerpt for this one that the publisher so kindly included and after that I just couldn’t wait! I was so happy to learn it would be Maddy and Quinn’s story, one I’ve been anticipating since meeting them in Always Watching, and the cliffhanger in that excerpt - goodness! I always remember why I skip excerpts, right after I read one leaves me hanging like that. I’ve been a big fan of Ms. Eason’s books for quite a while and they very rarely disappoint me, and I can happily say that this one definitely wasn’t an exception. I loved the suspense that kept me engaged from the very first chapter and the mystery that kept me guessing - I was so close to being right, too! I honestly have no idea how Ms. Eason creates these stories and the mysteries therein, but I so enjoy them, particularly a series that allows me to get to know the characters over several books. I really enjoy how the author continues to weave the characters from each story back into the current one, while also giving another glimpse into the character for the next book. I can’t wait for that one, either! I also love how she continues to build the tension and the mystery until I’m groaning when I have to stop reading and pretend to be a functioning adult while the characters are fighting for their lives. My only mildly negative comment is that the story lags just briefly for a chapter or two, while the author focuses on the characters and it isn’t so much suspense driven. I kept turning the pages, waiting for something to happen, a gun to go off, or the villain to show their face, and it continued a little slowly, until it built to the climax at the end that had me back on the edge of my seat. As always, the characters are my favorite part of any story and I so enjoyed getting to know Quinn Holcombe and Maddy McKay better. Quinn sports a hard veneer most of the time, seeming jaded by his line of work and a history that inspires nightmares. He isn’t the easiest man to know and the challenges he faces encourage him to let others in and learn to forgive before it’s too late. While Maddy isn’t a character I felt I knew as well prior to picking up her book, I quickly fell in love with her here. She’s the kind of lady I’d love to have as a friend and one you wouldn’t want as an enemy. She has hope where Quinn doesn’t, and she challenges him to share his heart, not just with her, but with friends and family. She is also incredibly tenacious and determined, with an inner strength and kindness. While I appreciated their strength in the face of evil, I think my favorite moments in this story were the ones where they let down their guards and allowed themselves to be vulnerable. The times where the suspense paused for just an instant and they learned a little better how to love. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense and a mystery to keep you guessing, but also takes the time for a bit of romance.
DoreenFM More than 1 year ago
Moving Target is the third book in the Elite Guardian Series. Although you don't have to read the two previous books to enjoy #3, it is helpful to get to know the cast of characters who are a part of each novel. The Elite Guardians are a group of Female Bodyguards who are well-trained and qualified to do their jobs. Each book focuses on one of the ladies in the company. In #3, Maddy and her friend Quinn, a police detective, are both recovering from serious injuries. When they do not show up for Quinn's birthday party, their friends know something is amiss and begin tracking them. Maddy and Quinn have been kidnapped and are being held hostage on an "island of horrors" by a madman. First they must survive the madman's deadly game of stalking the prey (Quinn and Maddy), then they must figure out who wants them both dead. This book kept me up late at night as I wanted to read "just one more chapter" before I turned out the light! If you like edge of your seat suspense and clean, wholesome romance, this series is for you. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved it and cannot wait for Book #4, Haley's story, to come out this summer!
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
In book #3 of the Elite Guardians Series we meet Maddie McKay and Quinn Holcombe living their normal lives when in the quickest turn of events I've ever read their lives are thrust into darkness, danger, and a twisted game of death. It was an interesting twist to see such a dramatic event take place so early in the story but it worked and kept me thumbing through pages quicker than I imagined. One of the things I didn't like in book #2 of the series (Without Warning) was the lack of protective behavior displayed by the hero but there was no shortage in this one and I appreciate that. Lynette Eason developed Quinn into the kind of hunky hero any girl would want by her side ... if only he'd get past his personal issues. No spoilers here but it was nice to see a hero come full circle and that bodes well for Ms. Eason's character development. The plot was full of twists and turns and definitely had me guessing to the very end but I believe a part of that was just out of sheer confusion over the number of characters listed as potential suspects-especially when half the characters changed their names to hide their past. Definitely confusing. As much as I enjoyed the thrilling suspense early on in the story I have to say that it left me slightly disappointed with the climatic end-which wasn't nearly as climatic as the beginning-and a little unsatisfied with the level of motivation driving the killer. Of the Elite Guardian Series, this was by far my favorite, though I'm actually really looking forward to book #4 which, Ms. Eason gives a sample chapter of at the end. This story, though part of a series, can easily be picked up as a stand alone but reading the series from the beginning is helpful to understand the characters past with each other. Moving Target will thrill Lynette Eason fans and satisfy readers who love a true romantic suspense story. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. You can purchase your copy of Moving Target HERE.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series just keeps getting better and better with this addition of Moving Target. This one was very creepy and from the first page I was holding my breath. I have been rooting for Maddy since I first met her in the opening pages of Always Watching especially after what happened to her. And then Quinn’s dilemma in Without Warning had me on the edge of my seat, so I was pretty happy these two were getting their own story. What a story it was. It was like Hunger Games mixed with the TV show Castle. Not really sure who the Chosen One was or how he/she/them was able to do all they could really had me even looking over my shoulder. Within these pages of action, romance, and even terror, we have deeper issues like the topic of forgiveness for oneself and family. Maddy and Quinn make a great team and I like that they already had an established relationship even though it was a bit of a murky one. However the care and obvious love they had for each other made the uneasiness of this story much more bearable. I think these covers are the best covers I have seen for a romantic suspense series and I am so glad Ms. Eason is continuing with number four in the series. I hope there is more after that; there are a few more members on the bodyguard team I would like to get to know better. I am highly anticipating Haley’s story next. I received a copy for free. I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This review does come with a warning, once you pick this book up your not going to be able to put it down, action packed from the beginning to the end. I even thought once we were off the roller coaster, and guess what, not! We are back with the Elite Guardians, and this is the third book in the series, and it is just as good as the other two thrillers, and you are not going to be disappointed. Now you don’t have to have read the first two to enjoy this one, but once you read one of them you are going to be hooked and want more. This one is a personal one, with Maddy McKay, a member of the Elite, and Quinn Holcombe a FBI investigator, and someone wants these two dead, and it has to be in the right order. Wow, we go from one terror scene to another and then quickly to another, this evil person seems to be brilliant and uses his smarts to hurt others, will these two be able to survive all that is about to happen? I for one cannot wait for the next book in this series, and it can’t come soon enough, I loved reading this thrilling page-turner. I received this book through Revel Publishing Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Moving Target was a very chilling and suspenseful tale! The tension began early on in the novel, when Quinn and Maddy found themselves captives, forced to participate in a “survival game” with a madman. This story is book three in the series, yet it can stand alone if you have not read the other books. However, if you have read books one and two, you will know that both Maddy and Quinn recovered from life-threatening wounds in the recent past and that they have feelings for each other. Moving Target had many dangerous situations for these characters to overcome. There was also a good bit of detective work as Quinn and Maddy tried to determine who was behind their abduction. The romantic tension between these two was also quite good. Quinn, especially, had a lot he was struggling with from his past that he needed to deal with before he could look toward the future. Moving Target is a nice addition to the Elite Guardian series and I definitely recommend it for fans of suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
Heart-pounding romantic suspense at its best! This is a stand-alone story within a series. A number of the characters from the previous books have support roles in this one though. The two main characters, Maddy and Quinn, are so well developed that I connected with both of them really quickly after starting this book. They each have their own emotional baggage that keeps rearing its ugly head and getting in the way of moving on with their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how they slowly faced up to it and figured out the steps they needed to take to work through it. This all takes place in the midst of being targeted by a madman who wants to kill both of them. The key though is that he wants to play some games and mess with their heads first. The plot is crafted so ingeniously that it really kept me guessing. In fact when the actual mastermind behind all the games is revealed I found that I had made a number of wrong guesses along the way. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good suspense. From the very first page I was pulled into this thrilling adventure as the characters are literally running for their lives.   Maddy McKay is a strong character, but her one weakness appears to be Quinn Holcombe. She has deep feelings for him despite his grumpy attitude.  Maddy is a former FBI agent, but left years ago under a black cloud that caused a division from her and her family.  She hides her turmoil over this situation, but secretly wants it resolved.  Quinn is a character with a tough exterior, yet has a softer side.  Quinn is on the police force and is stumped with the latest case of 8 missing people that they've been unable to find dead or alive. He's in hopes Maddy will help him investigate. As the plot explodes with twists and turns Maddy and Quinn are faced with pulling out everything life has taught them just to survive.  Maddy and Quinn are complex characters that I couldn't help but love. This is a spine tingling plot that will took me from South Carolina to Key West.  The imagery brings to life both the setting and the characters. The Chosen one is a deep and darkly twisted character that plots a revenge no one sees coming. This is the third book in the Elite Guardians series, but it's a stand alone story. I will add that this is an addicting series.  This story is one that pulled me in immediately and kept me turning the pages until the end.  **I received this book from the author via the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
I had the hardest time putting this book down! When my hubby forced me to go to bed, I just laid in bed thinking about what I’d read and what could happen next. Eason kept my interest the entire time, and I couldn’t wait to find out what unexpected twist was going to shock me next. Moving Target is the third book in the Elite Guardians series. This series is based on a talented group of women that protect not only those around them, but also each other. I have read both previous books and loved them. Don’t worry if you haven’t read them yet, as you don’t need to in order to enjoy this story. This book focuses on Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe as they try to catch a serial killer. Maddy and Quinn have a history and have spend a lot of time around each other. Life hasn’t been easy on either of them lately, and they are both ready for some happiness. Maddy believes that Quinn is the man for her, but he’s got to realize it for himself. When neither of them shows up for his birthday party, their friends begin to get worried. It isn’t like them to not answer texts or calls, and before long their friends realize they have both vanished. Putting their skills to work they all immediately begin to search for answers. Who could be behind their disappearance? And where are they? When Maddy and Quinn wake up they both realize something has gone terribly wrong. They are trapped in a room, and don’t even know how long they were out of it. One thing they quickly find out is that whoever has them doesn’t intend for them to live much longer. Being the live prey in this hunter’s game is terrifying, and danger seems to be around every corner. Lucky for them, Maddy and Quinn are a great team, and aren’t going to make this easy for the hunter. Can they escape with their lives and figure out who’s after them? Or will the truth come to light when it’s too late? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Romantic Suspense. The characters were a lot of fun to get to know, and I found I could relate to many of their struggles. I have loved every book I have read by Lynette Eason, so I’m not surprised I really enjoyed this one too. I was kept hostage turning pages, and nervous about what was to come next. If you love edge of your seat, nail biting suspense, this book would be great for you. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are completely my own.