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Extreme Measures (Aegis Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Elisabeth Naughton
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Book Description

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



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“This series is off to an explosive start—literally...Best of all, Naughton strikes the perfect balance between romance and suspense and nicely sets up a series continuation without sacrificing time with her main characters.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars

“Naughton is a master hand at mixing hot sex scenes with stories of suspense and Extreme Measures is a good representation of this...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.” —Fab Fantasy Fiction

“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.” —The Reading Café

“Naughton’s first Aegis Security romantic thriller offers steamy passion...engaging and sexy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Immensely compelling...Readers who like their action nonstop and death-defying...will enjoy this ripping story.” —Fresh Fiction

Extreme Measures is a truly amazing book...I recommend this book wholeheartedly.” —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3423 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477822569
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (July 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GU1VZCK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new series July 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a new author for me and thankfully, the first book in a new series. I tend to be a big fan of series. This series is based around a private security firm called Aegis. The book didn't really go into any detail about how the firm was formed or what exactly they do, but it did introduce the key players in the firm.

Archer and Eve have a steamy history that totally hit the fan over a couple of ops gone bad. Archer is out for some major revenge against Eve, and she feels his hatred. When a meeting goes horribly wrong for Eve and results in a terrorist type act, Archer takes the opportunity to take Eve into his "custody". What he proceeds to do next can be perceived as both scary and ultimately hot. (You will just have to read it to find out.) Because Archer severed ties with Aegis in order to track Eve, he is left without backup when terrorists breach his hideout and try to kill him and Eve.

Eve is smart and resourceful but used to being alone. She is kind of a fixer protector who has to do everything by herself. Although she beats herself up for it mentally, she doesn't run away from Archer when she has the opportunity because he is hurt and because she still loves him. She and Archer end up forming an unlikely alliance based on mutual distrust but a common goal.

Danger is everywhere, and eventually Aegis comes in to provide some much needed assistance. Suddenly everything kicks up a notch. I was surprised by who the actual bad guys turned out to be. I'm usually a good guesser, so it was a happy surprise. I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes and who it features next. I really want to know more about both Marley and Miller.

Obviously, this is an adults only book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars INTENSE, EXPLOSIVE & SUSPENSEFUL! July 8, 2014
Format:Paperback
Extreme Measures is the first book in the Aegis Security series by author Elisabeth Naughton. Intense and delightful, it is a thrilling and intriguing tale of CIA operative Eve Wolfe and Aegis Security agent Zane Archer which will fascinate and mesmerize readers from start to finish. While the action is fast and furious, and the suspense never-ending, there are certain implausible situations which you’ll choose to ignore only if you are a true fan of the author, or taken in by the book.

Aegis Security agent Zane Archer and CIA operative Eve Wolfe are an unlikely enemies as they are not only close to each other but lovers. Their relationship nose-dived when Zane suspected Eve of betrayal which resulted in a botched mission causing several deaths with Zane barely escaping with his life. Zane is determined to track down the person who almost sent him to his death and the trail eventually leads to Eve. When Zane finally confronts Eve with the terrible accusation, she is unable to explain herself out of the situation.

But holding Eve does not solve any problem. Aegis Security is more at risk and so is an entire town. If Eve is innocent, who is setting her up? Zane and Eve must set their egos and distrust aside and work together again to get to the bottom of the mystery. Author Elisabeth Naughton’s Extreme Measures is fast-paced and full of action and suspense. The plot twists and surprises make this an incredible ride to the very last page.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good suspense offset by way too much graphic sex July 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Readers who enjoy romantic suspense with extreme emphasis on steamy sex will like this book.

I liked the strong female main character, Eve Wolfe, but I didn't completely 'buy' into her being some super CIA agent. The main male character, Zane Archer, was a little more believable. I did find it annoying that throughout the book the two main characters continued to address and refer to each other by multiple names/aliases-like all those 'Zane-Archer-Sawyer' coupled with the 'Eve-Evie-Wolfe-Juliet' references. Stop trying to convince/remind me that they were both big, bad, undercover operatives with past CIA missions!

I thought the author did a good job with the suspense part of the story and I did enjoy the action sequences with Eve and Zane dogging and fleeing those who were out to discredit her and kill them both, while sabotaging the Aegis agency, Zane's former employer. However, the sex kept getting in the way of a good story! I like the romance element, which is why I love to read good romantic suspense, but between the flashbacks to their former sexual relationship, and all their mental detours into sexual thoughts while running for their lives it was too much. I counted nine pages at one point that contained nothing but graphic descriptions of them making love, and I was getting a little bored by that point with it all! One thing I really disliked was when Eve chose a major 'too-stupid-to-live' course of action near the end of the book, solely designed to put her all alone in the cross-hairs of her enemies. Of course, seconds before her capture, she realizes she has made a huge mistake in judgement! Yeah, that's the solid thinking and smart behavior anyone would expect from an experienced CIA agent!

I borrowed this book on Amazon Prime, but even if I had purchased it I would not be re-reading it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Shauni
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

I Love Elisabeth Naughton, I really do but if she writes one more book that keeps me up until 3AM, I am going to have to hunt her down and have some serious words with her (maybe take some Extreme Measures even).

Extreme Measures is book one in her fabulous new series Aegis Security Systems.. Now with Ms. Naughton's previous series the Eternal Guardians, all laced with Greek Mythology (ad Aegis sounding just a bit Greek) it would be easy to assume that this fell along those lines, don't think that, you would be wrong. It is an action packed, fast paced, intense, suspense filled piece of insanity that yes, kept me up until 3AM..

CIA agent Evie Wolff has a job to do, it's to find those in the agency that have turned. To track down the bad guys within. A difficult task but one that took her to and away from the one man she will ever love. Knowing he thinks she betrayed them both, knowing he would prefer her out of his life, Evie still can't turn her back on him. So when an op turns bad, things start blowing up and Evie is caught in the crossfire, of course Zane Archer is around to see her at her worst..

Zane Archer left the CIA, knowing it just wasn't for him. For Zane it's a black and white world and the CIA?? Well it's a world full of grey. Having turned to the Aegis Agency things might be looking up, that is until an op goes bad, the principal is dead and a mocking phone call from his past sets him off. Now he is determined to find Eve and discover just what she is up to. To take her down if she has turned bad. But when he finds her, everything is insane and nothing is like it's supposed to be. Is Evie an agent for good or bad? And honestly does it really matter? She owns his heart.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the story
I really enjoyed the story, but I hated the pages about seven in length, describing the sex. After one page, I had to skip over the rest.. Read more
Published 1 day ago by lovebooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great opener
After reading Sinful Surrender in the Sinful Seconds anthology, I immediately bought and read this book. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars DC area it was easy to relate to the areas of operations described in...
I found the book exciting and being from the Washington, DC area it was easy to relate to the areas of operations described in the story line. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Anna Bowser
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book!!! Loved it
Loved this!! Elisabeth Naughton has a way of sucking you in! Never disappointed with her books!
Published 22 days ago by Monique
2.0 out of 5 stars I love to read Elisabeth Naughton
I love to read Elisabeth Naughton, but this book was just hard to get through. There was too much antagonism between the main characters for too long through the book. Read more
Published 22 days ago by PCT
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much porn
I was looking for a thriller but read pornography. Guess I need to stick with the male authors like Child and Sandford.
Published 28 days ago by Hurricane
4.0 out of 5 stars I am happy to discover this series
I enjoyed this book and will look for more.. I like all the characters. it reminds me of my other favorites.
Published 28 days ago by Mmsd
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed the story and the characters, read it quickly, couldn't put it down.
Published 29 days ago by AMY D ROBERTS
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by colleen lawton
2.0 out of 5 stars Won't be reading any more. This appears to have ...
Won't be reading any more. This appears to have been written to make money rather than show any writing or story skills.
Published 1 month ago by Bill Gilbert
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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. Learn more at www.ElisabethNaughton.com.

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