NO EXIT by Lena Diaz: Review

Posted February 15, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

NO EXIT by Lena Diaz: Review

NO EXIT by Lena Diaz: ReviewNo Exit by Lena Diaz
Series: EXIT Inc. #2
Published by Avon Books
Publication Date: January 26th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

Lena Diaz returns to the thrilling world of EXIT Inc., with two enemies who become unlikely allies—and discover that only through love can they save each other…

 As an agent of the Equalizers, Jace Atwell will risk everything to destroy EXIT Inc., the corrupt antiterrorist group, before more innocent lives are lost. The only way to infiltrate EXIT is by getting close to the CEO’s beautiful daughter, but when they get a little too close, Jace finds himself falling for the woman he is duty-bound to deceive.

Whatever clandestine activities EXIT is involved in, Melissa Cardenas refuses to believe that her father is responsible and is determined to prove it. So when sexy, smooth-talking Jace comes clean about his motives, Melissa drops a bombshell of her own: she’s been investigating too—and she wants to help him find the truth.

The chemistry between Melissa and Jace is undeniable, but their opposing views of justice make teamwork tricky. With their lives on the line—and the truth something neither of them expected—the only way to survive will be to trust their hearts and each other . . . if they can.

 

Review

NO EXIT is a captivating, action-filled, edge of the seat ride from the first page, filled with mystery and suspense, many players with complex and conflicting motives as well as surprising and unexpected twists.

The Equalizers are still on a quest to bring down EXIT, Inc.’s covert operation and this time, they plan to infiltrate using Melissa Cardena, the President of EXIT, Inc. and daughter of the CEO.  While Jace Atwell’s plan to gain entry does not go as expected it works out in his favor and gets him the access he needs, but Melissa is much smarter than he gives her credit for and soon they find themselves working together as unwilling allies. 

Melissa Cardena has had her suspicions that her father is involved in unsavory activities and one too many coincidences, including the convenient death of her boyfriend and his family only served to support her suspicions. She doesn’t want to believe that her father is dirty and she has been secretly conducting an investigation, one that could lead to her death if caught and she knows that Jace Atwell’s sudden appearance in her life is connected but she is determined to find the truth.

Melissa and Jace at cross-purposes but have to depend on each other when Jace is cut loose by the Equalizers for fear that his loyalty has been compromised and their investigation leads them down a rabbit hole where they are up against bad guys with different motives and a master puppeteer who takes delight in manipulating all the players for his own purposes.

I have to say that Ms. Diaz writes a mean thriller, the nail-biting kind that keeps the reader flipping pages quickly to find out what happens next. Melissa and Jace are very strong but complimentary characters and work very well together. Jace is reliable, honorable and protective and Melissa is smart and stubborn. My only minor issue about this book was that in spite of the sparks between Jace and Melissa, their romance did not get equal billing as the mystery and suspense.

 

 

About Lena Diaz

Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.


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