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Until the End

(Final Hour #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  80 reviews

He's strong. Fierce. Relentless.
And he may be her only chance of surviving the night.

Gray Box operative Castle Kinkade always gets the job done, no matter how tough the assignment. But when he agrees to protect white-hat hacker Kit Westcott, Castle's loyalty is tested like never before. Trapped in the closest of quarters, protective instincts flaring, he can feel the i

Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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UNTIL THE END by Juno Rushdan is the first book that I have read by this author and the third book in the Final Hour romantic suspense and thriller series. It worked well as a standalone novel, but would probably work even better if the series were read in order. Castle Kinkade is an operative for Gray Box, a black ops government agency. When he agrees to protect Kit Westcott, the leader of a white-hat hacker group, his loyalty is tested. Themes explored include spies, terrorists, murder, comput ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Wow. I mean, seriously, WOW. This book brought everything together and blew it all apart too! Not going to spoil anything, so that's all I can say. Just wow. ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Sweet Young Thing (Not) and the Secret Agent Man. Usually, I love this trope, but not this Sweet Young Thing. She grates rather than inspiring sympathy. She is all blow and big talk without anything to back it all up. She has a pathological mistrust of the Government and, even when it is in her best interest, choses to lie to the people trying to help her.

A Trust Fund Baby, Ka
Whispers From
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kit Westcott is rich and is the head of a hacker group, Outliers. She watches as her friends are executed after getting involved with some shady people. She grabs the computer drives and escapes to keep from being killed too. Castle is a former SEAL and now works for a very secret government agency known as Gray Box. Castle is sent to bring Kit in and find out where the drives are. Kit doesn’t trust Castle because he’s with the government. There are so many people after Kit, that Castle promises ...more
Claire Scott
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh....what a ride, I’m exhausted after reading this, I devoured the first 2 books in this series, but this one tops it all. There is so much going on that I can’t mention as it will ruin it for you, the main relationship between Kit and Castle was well developed, and I loved the feisty banter between them. I really loved Castle and you really get to see him develop throughout the book...the choices he has to make could break him and he’ll need kit’s love more by the end. Honestly this wa ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coyer, 2020, 7arcs
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 and went quickly on to request Every Last Breath. The Final Hour series is about a covert black ops team with both analysts / computer hackers and tactical fighters / assassins.  In Until the End , the team works to track down
‘Until the End’ is one that’s cut from the same cloth as the other books in Juno Rushdan’s series: intricately plotted and very well-written even if I’m a bit more distantly connected to her protagonists than I normally am. It’s a story that slips into action almost immediately—Rushdan’s writing pushes the pace along relentlessly—and there’s nary a moment of letting up unless you’re intentionally meant to take that bit of a breather before something else sinister pops up and the action barrels o ...more

Until the End, is the third book in the Final Hour Series, and I'll be honest I've come into this series late, starting with book two, and continuing on, and I couldn't really remember much about that story when I started reading this one. Which I do think impacted my enjoyment of it, and lessened the OMG factor when certain aspects of this story came to light. (Sorry, if that sounds vague, but I don't want to spoil it.)

But there's no denying this was a well written, intricately plotted sto
A. H.  Joy
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic third book to Juno Rushdan's Final Hour series. I have been waiting on pins and needles to hear Castle's story, and I am so completely satisfied! This Trekkie-loving badass might just be one of my favorite Gray Box team members. And his romantic entanglement with the fierce and sassy Kit is such a delicious trope for opposites attracting. I loved both the main characters, and their chemistry together was amazing.

There were some twists I did NOT see coming. And, as always, Juno Rushd
Denise H
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nail biting, edge of your seat awesomeness!

Until the End, the third book in Rushdan’s Final Hour series is just as explosive as the first two books in the series. There is nonstop action, intrigue, danger, and suspense that will keep you glued to the pages.

The clock is ticking in this installment and time is running out. Twists and turns abound as well as a shocking betrayal that hits the team hard and has you wondering the outcome of the team and the future of Graybox. I really did not see th
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I literally do not know how to review this book without spoiling you for anything. This book picks up a few months after the events of Nothing to Fear and it starts off with quite a bang. Literally. There are a few people killed right at the beginning of the book, which sets up the high stakes. I think this book is masterfully crafted in a way that I didn't fully appreciate until the end. What I don't know is if I enjoyed the ride.

Anyway, we follow Kit, a rich heiress and founder of a group of
Debra Dowling
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite suspense books that I have read in a long time.
Kit, a computer hacker, and Castle, a Black Ops like agent, meet while Castle is on surveillance in the park looking into a missing biochemical. He saves her life and kidnaps her all in one fast moment. With no one else to trust, Kit opens up to Castle about what she has found and what has happened as a result of her hacking. But Kit and Castle have bigger enemies than they thought, and together they must uncover the depths of the
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4-1/4 sars! This was possibly the worst time to read such a book since we are going through the Coronavirus pandemic. That being said, I really enjoyed this novel. The author kept you in suspense from the first page till the last. There were a couple surprise twists and turns that I did not expect! I liked the author’s style of writing and humor. I will look forward to reading more from this author.

I would like to thank the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Be prepared this book starts off running and doesn’t stop! From the beginning, even with Castle saving Kit, they bother don’t trust each other. Kit for understandable reasons; hackers and police really don’t mix. They make a truce and Kit aligns herself with Castle. Except, now it’s not just one group coming after Kit, it’s multiple ones. Will they find out who in time to save Kit and the info she has to the right people in time?
Margaret Yelton
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Until the End is another winner from Juno Rushdan. An action packed thriller that keeps you reading and reading not wanting to put down the book. That is how I have felt with all of her books so far. You hardly have time to catch your breath before, before something else is happening. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.

I received and Advanced Readers Copy from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Regina Kiddy
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Castle and Kit! How perfect do those names sound for a couple! Castle works for Grey Box! An elite black ops group. Kit is a hacker! A rich Hacker! When her group hacks into the wrong thing it leads to her being on a hit list! Is Castle the man to save her or in prison her? Lots of twists and turns and a surprising ending!

I read and reviewed this advanced complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Juno Rushdan just keeps getting better and better! I wasn’t really looking forward to Castle’s story because he seemed like a bit of a hardass but it’s been the best one yet. I didn’t see the big reveal coming in this book and I was shocked!

I love this series and I can’t wait to see where she takes it next!

Thanks netgalley :)
David Morgan
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fasten your seat belt...
This is one helluva heart racing, pulse pounding romantic thriller.
Although part of a series, each book does well as a stand-alone as each book concentrates on a different character within an organization known as the Gray Box, a secret, black ops paramilitary group.
This book follows Castle Kinkade and his attempt at keeping his Person Of Interest alive. Kit Westcott is a wealthy hacker who finds herself in over her head. When the two meet, distrust soon melts away into a
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What a ride this series has been. Everything truly comes together in this series conclusion.
Once again Rushdan keeps the story packed with action and suspense. Rushdan has a way of writing action and fight scenes where I can actually keep track of what's happening instead of feeling like I'm looking at a blurry action scene in a movie. Everything in the story has a purpose in the plot and I appre
 Reading In Pajamas
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review: UNTIL THE END (Final Hour Book 3) by Juno Rushdan
Publication Date: May 26, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4.5 Stars

This book is a wild ride of excitement from page one. I read it as a stand-alone, but it seemed too convoluted at times to keep all the players straight, and I realize I should have read the two before. I will now go back and read them.

Even though I could not relate to Kit and her life experiences, I soon conn
Felice Foster
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** 4 1/2 stars**

Someone on the inside of Gray Box is a traitor and that person is revealed in this story.

Kit and Castle are thrown together after Kit’s family is murdered in front of her. She is in possession of the only evidence of what happened and can bring some really influential people down. Castle is initially sent in to retrieve her, but finds himself not only attracted to her, but also wanting to protect her. He has to protect her from forces outside of Gray Box, but soon he finds out, f
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Well that certainly did not go how I was expecting it to! It will be interesting to see where the series goes from there, assuming there are more books planned. I hope there are. I’ve just read all three books in three days and I’m invested in these characters now. I want to see the rest of them get their HEAs. However, I didn’t like this one as much as the previous books. I felt like there were too many POVs, too many moving parts that made it feel messy. Maybe because of that, the wrap up also ...more
Until the End is a thrill ride, from its cold open the final twists of the plot in the dramatic ending. Juno Rushdan knows how to deliver a thriller, and this one is no exception. It’s everything a spy thriller should be, with cat and mouse spy vs spy games, gray morality, betrayals, and fast-paced action.

The scope of this novel is large, with ever-widening circles of involvement as the story blossoms from one seemingly minor operation to a large conspiracy. I greatly appreciated the peeling ba
Hacker finds herself in way over her head and a black ops specialist sent to bring her in might be her only hope. This adrenaline rush of a series has been sizzling and intense - just popping off the pages for me.

Until the End is the third in the Final Hour romantic suspense series that must be read in order.

Kit had a bad feeling about a certain job and the new guy she let on her team of super hackers, but seeing them all get executed and learning they might have been working for terrorists puts
Lauren loves llamas
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I’ve enjoyed every one of Juno Rushdan’s books I’ve read, but none of them have been as much of an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride as this one! This is the third in a series, and while you could probably read it as a stand-alone as everything is recapped well,
Leigh Kramer
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series but this one did not click for me. The romance between Castle and Kit was way too insta-love, especially given what’s on the line for Castle’s career. I didn't have a good sense of who Castle was, beyond a badass secret agent dude. And Kit veered on being TSTL quite a few times, in ways that were contrary to the feisty hacker she's supposed to be.

I also hated the villain POVs and thought Castle’s shock over the reveal was unlikely, given that
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casa for the complementary copy of this book. It publishes May 26, 2020.

I really enjoyed Until the End by Juno Rushdan. This is a romantic thriller with a fast pace that had my interest from the start.

I loved the two main characters, Kit, a white-hat hacker who finds herself way over her head in a bad situation, and Castle, an operative for a secret government agency, Gray Box. I loved that Kit was someone overwhelmed by her situation but throughout the whole
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
An edge of your seat romance…

From the adrenaline-pumping opening lines, this story never let up on action or tension. Kit and Castle came together in the last place you would look for romance, a terrorist plot, but somehow that made the emotions sharper and stronger…

Kit was alone again, struggling with grief, her conscience and the threat of prison. Not really a good time to find love. Castle was going to be her salvation or the last nail on that prison cell door. All she needed was to trust him
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Until the End is Juno Rushdan’s third book in the Final Hour Series. I have read all of this series. To say it is addictive only begins to say how much I have loved all of the books. Gray Box operative Castle Kinkade now has his story. While each of the stories have twists that you don’t see coming, none have more or any as surprising as Until the End. The romance is hot and strong but never overshadows the main story.

The story starts out with a bang setting up the plot as to why Castle with his
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Another winner from Juno Rushdan! This is Castle’s story and he falls for Kit while helping her run from the special ops group that killed the rest of her hacker team. They work to chase down a potential terrorist attack while outrunning the enemy.

I love this series - It’s hard to find a well written romantic suspense novel that balances the two well. Rushdan does a fabulous job. With this book though, I did figure out pretty early on who the real bad guy was, but it didn’t take away from the th
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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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