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Every Last Breath

(Final Hour #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  130 reviews
48 hours
2 covert operatives
1 chance to get it right

Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be har
Mass Market Paperback, 418 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
I love discovering new-to-me authors who can deliver the goods as Juno Rushdan does in Every Last Breath. This book is an intense, explosive Second-Chance Romance Thriller that begins with a bang and never lets up. Maddox Kinkade is an expert undercover operative for the Gray Box Black Op Unit on covert assignment to defuse a threat by a group hellbent on releasing a lethal bioweapon upon the innocent masses. Maddox made a huge mistake nine years ago when she unknowingly betrayed the trust of th ...more
Smoldering passions, edge-of-your-seat intrigue and non-stop action explodes off each page in Juno Rushdan’s EVERY LAST BREATH!

Maddox is a top gun in an ultra-covert black ops unit, but her latest assignment requires the help of the one man who shattered her heart, Cole Matthews. In a game of life or death, can these two pull off the impossible? Undercover operations, a deadly auction and millions of lives on the line…and the clock is ticking…

Be prepared for raging tempers, questionable loyalti
Dri ✰
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
4 strong STARS


“Nine years ago, he’d been deadly. Today, he looked sixty-nine shades of lethal.”

What an incredible book!
I loved it and cannot wait to read the next one in this series!!!
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Great story with non stop action!
I have to say that this book was a surprise in many ways. First of all the writing was quite riveting in many places. With loads of anticipation and heart pounding scenes, there is never a dull moment in this story.

I love a great story that holds me captive. This book does it with a mixture of suspense, surprises, and romance. A perfect combination!

I fell for Cole and his overly patient way he dealt with Maddox, trying to convince her sh
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Every Last Breath by Juno Rushdan

Romantic suspense. Non stop action.
The bad guys were always one step ahead. A bit of a cliffhanger with one big thread left hanging which obviously makes this the beginning of a series.
By the end, I was breathless.

The heroine, OMG, she’s a kick butt fighter. As a government operative, she needs to be tough. And she definitely has the skills.
The hero is just as strong, and I liked their chemistry together but his past is a bit glossed over.

“She wore her bossy
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Anita by: Sandra
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I've read a lot of Romantic-Suspense authors and Juno Rushdan is truly unique. She writes a wonderful plot, hot as hades romance and seat of your pants action scenes. As a first book - I'm speechless. The hero and heroine are flawed people who grow and overcome a lot in the book. The supporting characters are just fantastic too. This is the start of a series and I can't wait to
3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Maddox is an officer for the Gray Box, an organization so deep undercover that most people in the know, don't know about it. Nine years ago Maddox told her father, who she didn't know worked for the CIA, about a gathering of Russian mobsters that resulted in her almost fiance's, Nikolai, father's death and eventually Nikolai's. Maddox sees the work she
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it

‘Loving him hurt, but the pain was a skinned knee compared to the agony of losing him.’

When we were asked if we’d like to read Every Last Breath, the book in the Final Hour Series by Juno Rushdan, we immediately said yes after reading the synopsis. Talk about a heart-stopping introduction! If you’re in the mood for action-packed romantic suspense with tangible sexual chemistry, duplicity, and a whodunit that will keep you guessing, check out Every Last Breath! Explosive with an abundance of swoo
Kristy K
2.5 Stars

At almost 500 pages this is one long romantic suspense novel. The thrills were good- a new smallpox virus being sold to the highest bidder and possibly to be released in DC- but the romance left me wanting. For as much introspection that happened in Maddox’s and Cole’s head, not a lot went on as far as talking out and resolving their past.One minute they are hurt and angry over things that had happened and the next they are ready to re-profess their love. There’s an underlying mystery t
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Intense, thrilling and smoldering with passion, I think I found the QUEEN or Romantic Thriller with Every Last Breath!

This book was one incredible rush. Action packed and LOOOOADED with heat and second chance romance I couldn't possibly resist. And dang, I was amazed at the descriptions in this book. I felt like I was THERE every step of the way with Maddox and Cole. I have never felt so on edge as I did with this story. It was sexy and exciting. I had no idea
I requested this book via Netgalley because it claimed to be ‘romantic suspense’. I love romance. I love suspense. I figure romantic suspense should be right up my alley. Well, if this is indicative of the romantic suspense genre I’m in trouble.

First, the suspense part… Our leads are young fit special ops types. They get to ride motorbikes and dress up for 'white tie' parties. There’s guns and gadgets and snipers. There’s underground bunkers full of special spies, enemy agents wanting to purcha
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Juno Rushdan is a new to me author and I feel like I won the reading lottery! Every Last Breath is an intoxicating ride with romantic suspense/thriller taken to a whole new level...

Maddox is a highly trained operative, able to fight her way through almost any situation as she and her team battled the world’s evil. When her past rushed up to slap her in her face, she had to rely on instinct to as she, and her heart, was brought to its knees. A decade of understanding was shot to bits as she and C
Julia Phillips
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A white-hot, blisteringly sexy thriller that brings new authority to the genre. After tearing through this book that's filled with heart-pounding fight scenes, deep romance, and unforgettable characters, I loved getting to the author bio and seeing that Rushdan herself is a former military intelligence officer. So AWESOME. Super excited for the second book in the series!
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of romantic suspense and thrillers, but this was my first TRUE romantic thriller. Usually when a book is hyped as a "romantic thriller" it falls flat and disappoints me. Don't mislabel a romantic suspense as a thriller. Publishers should realize this peeves a reader off. Every Last Breath didn't disappoint. There was plenty of action, lots of intrigue, twists, and an intense romance. I wanted Maddox and Cole to work through their issues so badly while the plot kept me turning the pa ...more
Brenda Cayton
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Great thriller, suspense and romance. Wanted to keep turning the page to see what was going to happen next. Definetly worth the read. Looking forwarding to the next one to find out what happens next. A definet recommend read in my book.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writing a Romance/Thriller is no small feat. The book has to deliver suspense, action, and simmering sexuality in equal measure. It's a delicate balance to find, and I'm happy to say that Juno Rushdan delivers on all counts.

The romantic leads have a believable will-they/won't-they dynamic, and their spark intensifies as the plot picks up steam. (Favorite line: "Not even Superman had the misfortune of being attracted to his kryptonite.")

The world of covert ops and layered espionage soaks every
Kim Vanravenswaay
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Breath, is the 1st book by Juno Rushdan that I've read. And now I cannot wait to see what else there is for me to devour.
I love a good spy thriller with action and a sexy romance. This is the best of both! This was a new author for me and I'm so glad I gave it a try. There was an element of realism that I normally find lacking in the romantic suspense genre. Every Last Breath gave me all the right feels and sucked me in. This was very cinematic and easy to visualize everything happening. Action-packed, smart, not your typical cardboard villain, enough twists to keep me hooked, and a sizzling romance that made me s ...more
Katherine Riley
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Breath is kick-***. This ex-military author really knows her covert ops. With some seriously bad men and a worldwide threat and plenty of toys like comms in diamond earrings and flash bang grenades in chunky buckles, it would be a riveting spy thriller all on it's own, but then egads it's also….very sexy. And did I mention the kick-*** female protagonist? She’s stuck with me for days, and I can't wait to read the next book. What a cliffhanger ending!
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019


‘Loving him hurt, but the pain was a skinned knee compared to the agony of losing him.’

When we were asked if we’d like to read Every Last Breath, the book in the Final Hour Series by Juno Rushdan, we immediately said yes after reading the synopsis. Talk about a heart-stopping introduction! If you’re in the mood for action-packed romantic suspense with tangible sexual chemistry, duplicity, and a whodunit that will keep you guessing, check out Every Last Breath! Explosive with an abundance of swoo
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Be prepared not to be able to put this book down, read well into the night, and be blown away by Juno Rushdan’s Every Last Breath ( Final Hour #1). This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books. Every Last Breath is the first book in the up-and-coming new series, Final Hour.

Every Last Breath is perfectly balanced with intense nonstop action, a plot thick with intrigue and suspense, woven with deception and betrayal, where loyalties
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Rushdan's debut novel, Maddox Kinkade is thrust into a top secret mission while battling long lost feelings for an unexpected visitor from her past. Every Last Breath is a Kick-ass romantic thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more and more.
Whispers From
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maddox is part of a secret agency that does jobs other agencies sometimes can’t. She is one of the top operators and is about to can on a mission that could change her life. Someone has developed a smallpox virus that is deadly. Cole is a Russian and was Maddox’s boyfriend years ago until she thought he died. He faked his death and Maddox is supposed to try and get Cole to help them. He is still mad because of Maddox, his father was killed. Now together this must go undercover and try to be the ...more
Angela Houston
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hey, book friends! Today's review is of Every Last Breath, the first book of the Final Hour series and debut novel by Juno Rushdan. Get ready, because this debut novelist has just earned herself another fan. As in, "Seriously, is book two out yet?"

Luckily for me, book two is not only in the works but has a set publication date. But we'll get to that.

Thank you to NetGalley and to Sourcebooks Casa for allowing me to read this novel in exchange for my honest review. We are avid James Bonds fans in
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
"Somehow, sunshine didn’t fit her anymore. He needed to look up the name for a monster star that burned ten million times brighter than the sun. That’s what she was now."

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

Every Last Breath was an enjoyable read that exceeded my expectations. I felt like a kid chasing an ice cream truck, only it was my mind th
Ana Rocha
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, netgalley, romance
Romantic suspense books are not usually my cup of tea, so I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. With an exciting plot and an array of intriguing characters, this was a good read.

Here’s a quick rundown of the plot: Maddox Kinkade is an officer in a super secret government agency who is tasked with neutralizing the risk of a lethal bioweapon. Ten years ago, her whole life fell apart because of one mistake and she has had to live with the guilt of indirectly causing the death of her lover (Cole
Under the Covers Book Blog
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was intrigued to read this debut novel because I love romantic thrillers and I definitely don't read enough of them.  And when I realized that the author used to be an Intelligence Officer herself, I was even more excited.  EVERY LAST BREATH delivered on every expectation I had and then some.Our main characters used to date years ago.  His fath
Jillian Stein
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every Last Breath is the first in a new series from author Juno Rushdan and the first of her work I've read.  Well, after being on the edge of my seat reading since I first picked up this book, I can assure you I'll be following the rest of this series.  This book was awesome!

There was so much I loved about this book.  To start, Maddox is one amazing kick-ass heroine with a past that shaped who she is today.  It's a past laced with heartbreak and loss and a past that haunts her every day. I love
Sissy's Romance Book Review
EVERY LAST BREATH by Juno Rushdan is book One in the Final Hour Series. This is the story of Cole Matthews and Maddox Kinkade.
Maddox is a tough women who is a part of the black ops unit. Maddox thought Cole was dead which broker her heart because she loved him and she has grieved for years over him. But now she learns that he isn't dead and he thinks she might have been a part of the betrayal that was done to him. Of course their feelings and attraction is going on full force, but can they get
Penelope Eby
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I LOVED this book!!! Finally a meaty thriller romance novel with some substance to the main story - Think Michael Crichton meets Sidney Sheldon. Fast paced action on every page and irresistible tension between the main characters - this book was impossible to put down.
Great resolution, with just enough of a tease to leave me wanting more - can’t wait for the next book to come out!
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Juno is a former Military Intelligence Officer who writes romantic thrillers with sizzle, pulse-pounding suspense, and plenty of action. Her stories are about strong heroes and gutsy heroines fighting for their lives as well as their happily-ever-after. Expect an intense emotional journey and a thrill ride to keep you turning the pages.

A native New Yorker, she currently lives in the Washington, DC

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