Author: Lynette Eason
Series: The Elite Guardians #3
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A game of cat and mouse leaves Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe running for their lives while trying to protect their loved ones.
Maddy Mckay is a member of the Elite Guardians, a group that provides protection and helps solve hard cases when needed. She has been working with Quinn Holcombe for a while now and they both can feel their attraction to each other growing. When neither of them show up for a surprise birthday party for Quinn, their friends fear something has happened to them. It isn’t like them to disappear without telling anyone and the more the friends search, the more it becomes clear that Quinn and Maddy didn’t just run away to be together. As their friends are searching, Maddy wakes up in a strange cement room with no memory of how she got there. She finds she isn’t alone. Quinn is with her and they are being hunted by a crazed madman out for revenge. Maddy and Quinn are in his game whether or not they want to be and the rules are being made up as they go. If they don’t find a way to win the game, they won’t make it out alive.
The Elite Guardians is quickly becoming one of my favorite series with this installment being right at the top. The game of cat and mouse had the tension so tight I could hardly turn the pages fast enough. However, I wish the hunt on the island at the beginning would have gone on a little longer. I think there really could have been more developed there to make the story even better. I know this is partly a romance story too, but if that aspect had been toned down just a little bit and focused more on the suspense with Quinn and Maddy being chased, it would have blown the story away. The end didn’t really surprise me too much, I could pretty much see every twist and turn coming in the last 50-100 pages. I’m not sure what the next book in the series is going to focus on but it is going to be hard to top this one. An excellent read that I will recommend to readers that enjoy a fast paced suspense story with a little romance sprinkled throughout.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.