Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan
Final Hour #2
Soursebooks Casablanca | August 27, 2019
About the Book:
The clock is ticking
Fearsome Gray Box operative Gideon Stone is devoted to his work and his team. He’s never given reason to doubt his loyalty…until he’s tasked with investigating Willow Harper, a beguiling cryptologist suspected of selling deadly bio-agents on the black market.
He knows she’s innocent. He knows she’s being framed. And he knows that without him, Willow will be dead before sunrise.
Thrust into the crossfire of an insidious international conspiracy, Gideon will do anything to keep Willow safe…even if that means waging war against his own. With time running out, an unlikely bond pushes limits―and forges loyalties. Every move they make counts. And the real traitor is always watching…
Nothing to Fear was a fast paced, exciting romantic suspense. I have no big complaints about the story.
It was satisfying.
I’m going to review it best I can, but I am at a disadvantage. I read the first book, and I remember that I loved it. I emailed Sourcebooks Casablanca to ask when this would be released, because I was eager to move on with the story.
Then I went into my slump.
Now I can’t remember anything about the first book. So, for starters, my first critique would be that Nothing to Fear throws you right into the story, right where Every Last Breath left us. The reason Willow is on the run has to do with the events of the first book. I’m positive my excitement level would have been greater if there was more backstory to remind me of what happened. Instead, I felt like I spent most of my time trying to remember why these villains were important.
I guess we’ll find out if timing is an advantage,
since I have book 3 in May.
However, it’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this book. Like I said, I was satisfied. Gideon and Willow were hot, which really boiled down to how much Gideon was in love with her. In a way it reminded me a little of Rhage and Mary, my favorite BDB couple, in that the hunger Gideon felt for Willow was palpable. Tantalizing. I could feel his ache.
I also enjoy reading romance novels when one of the love interests is on the spectrum, so that made Gideon’s tenderness even sweeter. We need more autistic representation.
Overall, it was a fun and fast read. I’m still not unhappy with the Final Hour series, and I’ll be looking forward to Castle’s story next.
Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley, for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.