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Every Last Breath

(Final Hour #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  76 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, 448 pages
Expected publication: 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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
Jalina Jovkovich
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an advanced copy to read. I was pulled into the story from the get-go and I could not put the book down. I wanted to know the back stories to the characters and what made them tick, what drove them to do what they do. I could easily visualize the scenes...I had the movie playing in my brain as I read. I look forward the the second book of the trilogy and more adventures of Maddox Kinkade, operations officer extraordinaire.
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
Anne - Books of My Heart
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I found Juno Rushdan by reading the Sourcebooks sampler of romantic suspense novellas, Turn the Tide.  I hurried to request Every Last Breath which is the first in the Final Hour series.  This could be read as a standalone. In fact, I went back to the novella to see if I could find connections and none were obvious, other than o
Denise H
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exhilarating and Intense from beginning to end!

I love romantic suspense novels that are well-balanced between story and relationship and this book did not disappoint. There are plenty of both in this engaging read and neither outshines the other. The author’s writing style is captivating and easily pulls you into the scenes and you can literally feel the anticipation, anxiety, excitement, and danger rolling off the pages. The characters are realistically flawed with their own internal struggles
Rhonda Calhoun
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Breath (Final Hour #1) by Juno RushdanI recieved this book as an early read and I want everyone to know that It is wonderful. From the beginning it gets it's hooks into you and from then on you are totally engrossed in the characters, the storyline and the emotions and then finally the heat and the love. I don't want to give away anything since the book isn't out yet, but I promise if you read this book you will be waiting with bated breath to read more about this very special agent, umm, excuse me, officer!

I loved the technical a
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4/5 stars

Maddox, an operations officer, has to convince her ex-fiancé Cole to work with her and her team in order to recover a bioweapon. It might not be so easy with all the history between them and the fact that Cole's been presumed dead for years! However, they'll have to try put aside their history and feelings in order to locate the bioweapon and prevent a deadly attack within the next 48 hours.

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this romantic thriller! There was so much actio
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Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh this one needs to be a movie! Lots of action from page one. Kick ass characters and even a romance. This is a page turner. I thought it was great!

I read this book on NetGalley.
Julia David
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is good romantic suspense with lots of action. Maddox works for a secret organization and they have come across some information that someone will release a deadly virus. They have to get the virus before it can be released and the only man who can help get it, is Cole. When Maddox helps retrieve Cole, she finds that he is the man she loved and the man she thought was dead. Cole had his reasons for leaving her, but now he wants her back. But, before they can think about that, they have to f ...more
Apr 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
I've never read anything by Juno Rushdan before, so I decided to try Every Last Breath. I'm so glad I gave this book a chance. It's a second chance romance with tons of action and thrills. The story has a bit of everything I love, so it was an excellent read. The two main characters have a very complex and heart breaking connection that adds just the right amount of tension and suffering to each of them. Because of this shared history, their characterizations are dynamic, plausible and richly dr ...more
Book Him Danno
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Juno Rushdan. The author background is the reason why this story will keep readers needing more and loving every second they spend reading this romantic suspense. The story is action packed with just the right amount of action, romance and twisty to keep readers excited for the next book in the series as well as stories written by Juno Rushdan.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Source books Casablanca
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this from Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
This was very exciting and I couldn’t wait to finish it. Lots of action and a second chance romance. I am so glad I read it and will definitely read the next one.
Ellen Moran
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read with a mix for a variety of different type of readers who want a little romance, suspense, conspiracy theory and end of the world type scenarios. Read it quite quickly over 1 1/2 days would be a good holiday read
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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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