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Extreme Measures

(Aegis #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,560 ratings  ·  130 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Montlake Romance
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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 fe
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Female covert operatives are more and more popular. With shows like Alias and Covert Affairs, a strong female lead in stories is inevitable. For those who enjoy spy thrillers, this book is for you. Ms. Naughton is new to me and I'll be keeping an eye on her.

Eve Wolfe is an operative who works even covertly in the Company. She is similar to the Internal Affairs for cops. When her sister is captured during one of her ops, she goes off grid unwillingly. Her former lover, Zane Archer, is a lover sc

If there was a hell, he was surely headed there. But he didn’t care. Someone needed to put a stop to her. And it looked like that someone was now him.

4.0 RATING-I’m not sure why I waited so long to read Extreme Measures by Elizabeth Naughton. I read one of the prequel novellas from this series, Sinful Surrender, and really liked it. The novella was both well written and sexy and Extreme Measures was the same.For readers that enjoy romantic suspense with a lot of intrigue, Extreme Measures should
I was jittery with anticipation when I realised that Ms Naughton was finally releasing a full novel in the Aegis Security series. The suspense, the intricate plot, the breakneck pace and the fluency of her writing have always drawn me into her works and this one isn't any different.

But the H/h disappointed me big time and that's probably why I can't be as effusive about this book as I thought I'd be. Eve and Zane do scorch the sheets very imaginatively (Naughton writes them hot!) but I was left
Two-haiku review:

He thinks she's traitor
They were lovers long ago
Can he believe her?

Good action writing
Liked, didn't love, characters
Nice complexity
Allyson Morris
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. There was a lot of suspense and excitement even though the sister suffered more than the h . I will be reading her story next.
Barb Lie
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton is the 1st book in her new, Aegis Security series. Naughton is one of the best at writing sexy romance suspense stories, and Extreme Measures is a wonderful start in this series. There is so much action, twists, in this heart pounding story, and it is one hell of a steamy romance between a fabulous couple.

We meet our heroine, Eve Wolfe, early on, and she is one of the best CIA agents. Eve is on a mission that goes bad, and lucky for her, she survives an exp
Emsy Van Wyck
Extreme Measures is a perfect beach read!

Romantic suspense is my “go-to” genre that I tend to seek out when I want to escape. I love the pulse-pounding, adrenaline-spiking stories that cause my Kindle to sometimes overheat as the pages fly by. That’s why I was so happy to see that one of my favorite multi-genre authors, Elisabeth Naughton (Stolen, Eternal Guardians, Against All Odds series), was releasing the first novel in a new romantic suspense series, Aegis Security. There have been been se
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Romantic-suspense lovers.

I received this book free from NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Elisabeth Naughton’s new book is the beginning of a new romantic-suspense series. Eve Wolfe and Zane Archer were lovers a long time ago while Eve was working undercover for the CIA. Zane quit the CIA to work for Aegis, a privately owned organization that is a lot like the CIA but with less red-tape and restrictions. They are both in love, but do not say anything because they seem to be unaware of it. It a
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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 Se
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Ok!! This is my second time writing a review that disappeared!!

Elisabeth Naughton is a good writer, no matter what she writes. This one is an intro into a new series she's writing about a group of former gov't agents who have come together to form their own agency.

Eve works with the CIA, Zane used to... As former lovers with a botched past, Zane wants revenge & Eve, well, she still loves Zane. Someone is setting them both up as the bombers in downtown Seattle... Now they are on the run to fi
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-contemporary
ARC Review: 3.5 stars.
I don't know why I didn't enjoy this book as much I would've expected. It has all my favorite ingredients: a hot,hunky hero, a kick ass heroine, some special ops adventure, and hot romance. One of Elizabeth Naughton's strengths is her ability to make a strong emotional connection with the characters and she accomplishes that aspect of the story. However, if you were ask me three months from now, what the story is about, I'm not sure I would be able to tell you exactly. Mayb
Paula Legate
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The action was intense. The plot was intriguing, had a lot of suspense to it. The story also had a steamy hot romance going on between CIA operative Eve, and Aegis Security agent Zane. I've always been a sucker for a good thrilling action filled CIA book with a dash of romance. This book did not disappoint.

Here is a little sample from chapter two - The van exploded in a fireball that shot flames thirty feet into the air. Eve's body went sailing. Screams echoed around
May 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for a honest review.

I did not finish this book. I stopped at 21%. I tried to keep reading but I was too bored. I love this author and have read many of her other books. This book was a huge disappointment!!

The characters had zero personality and lacked chemistry. Too much time was spent setting up the story. A lot of descriptions were used to set up the action scenes but little was given to describe their interactions. Was this eve
Glenda Bettin
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, loved the kick ass lady Eve is and wow what a great couple together her and Zane are together, loved reading about her sister and also staff of the agency, all together was an awesome read
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naughton
I really like everything about this book except the heroine. Eve was a mental case. She was very unlikable & Zane was too good of a character to be paired with this mental patient.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This was a really well-written and fast-paced and entertaining romantic suspense novel of the military/special agent type. I liked it but for some reason, I didn’t love it. I can’t quite put my finger on what was missing because the execution from the characters to the drama to the passion and the romance was fine, but it just felt a little hollow. I can recommend this in. good conscience to people who like military/paramilitary action romance, but it’s not a book I’m passionate about.
Ellen White
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tangled webs, deceit, lies, a mission goes wrong, you got the start of a new series. Passion was the game between Eve and Zane, before his mission. A few seconds after they rescued the man, everything went wrong. He blames Eve. To find out she was, or wasn’t involved in this op that ended badly. She told him, a sister Is missing she is working undercover for the CIA, he’s wanting correct answers. Nothing, was coming together, who is right or is there only a mission for both of them. Excellent pl ...more
Andrea Akers
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extreme Measures

Eve and Zane have a long history together but not all of that history is good. They love each other but due to circumstances, neither is sure they can trust the other with national security issues. Who can be trusted? Suddenly, Eve and Zane have to decide whom they can trust with national security and their lives. Will they figure out that working together is better than working alone? Will Eve and Zane get their happily ever after?
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new series

I borrowed this book as part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription as an audio book. I’ve read several books by this author and have enjoyed them, however this one wasn’t my favourite.

Definitely one for 18 plus, a lot of explicit scenes which didn’t really add anything to the story. A good holiday read with the next book nicely set up.

I will definitely read more from this author.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First book in quite a while - maybe ever - where I correctly figured out the actual bad guy before the reveal. Which is the reason for just 4 stars. Otherwise, it was a great read and a great setup for a series.

Warning: If you don't like sexually explicit material in your books, this book is not for you.
Rose Boniello
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow-- what a story!

Archer & Eve -- so much history, so much danger, so much hotness!! Very well written suspense story with a tremendous amount of detail, passion, betrayal, and a great HEA!! Looking forward to the next book in the series!
Jennifer Veer-Boyes
Good Read

This book was pretty good. It was suspenseful, good storyline, strong characters, and steamy sex scenes.

Unfortunately I started with book 3 by accident and I found that book more exciting.

May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This was not a favorite. I'm really not into shootings, kidnapping, or bad people. I'm more of a happily ever after type person. If you like mysteries & CIA operatives, you probably would like the book.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great storyline and action

The story kept me interested and the pace moves forward quickly. This was the first read from this author for me, I’ll be looking forward to reading more of this series.
Barb Skogen
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another good book

i really enjoyed this book. this us another author i intend to read more of. there was action and mystery with a some romance too.
It was predictable and I wanted more.... connection. It only got good once diff people at the end of the book get their own POV.
I didn't love this as much as some of Naughton's other books. It was a little too slow for my liking.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great start to the series

Great page turner filled with well developed characters. I hope the supporting cast are the main characters in the next two books.
Taryn Rutter
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the parts where he knew her Zane Archer knew Evie better than she knew herself and he showed no fear in approaching her.
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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.

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