Review: Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan

Posted September 11, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 12 Comments

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Review: Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan
Nothing to Fear

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Series: Final Hour #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on August 27, 2019
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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After the adrenaline rush that was Every Last Breath, I had to press forward with this riveting and on the edge series with its compelling plot and charismatic characters.  There is a mole in the Gray Box organization and they are setting up one of their own to take a hard fall.  Another page-turner!

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Nothing to Fear is book two in the Final Hour romantic suspense series set against the world of covert, off the books operations and lethal people who struggle hard to find love.  Each book presents a new couple and a heightened threat to deal with while working best when read in order.

Gideon and the rest of the Gray Box team are left reeling to know that one of them is a mole and selling out the team that is like a family.  Some glaring facts point to it being Willow Harper, the quiet, organized and very gifted crytologist, but Gideon is convinced she’s being set up.  She has caught his eye for some time and he is intrigued by her cool, put together demeanor who doesn’t seem to want friends and only wants to do her job.  It’s his task to get close and discover if she’s the traitor, but he learns that lines are going to get crossed when this woman pushes him to put something besides the mission first.

Willow knows Gideon has a dark history as an assassin and interrogator- she’s read his file, but she is drawn to him anyway.  She can’t believe that a guy like him would even notice a socially inept person like her.  Then someone tries to kill her and she finds herself suspected to be a traitor to the job she has loyally worked at.  Gideon was always lethal, but she didn’t realize her heart would be the biggest casualty.

I loved joining Gideon in learning what a delightful surprise Willow turned out to be.  She is amazing in so many ways and doesn’t let Asperger’s or caring for an ailing parent hold her back.  She is socially awkward and yet her giving and generous nature shines through into Gideon’s dark, shadowy world.  He doesn’t stand a chance against the force of her blunt charm and I loved that Willow saw the real man and not just the operative even when he tried to push her away for her own good.  They were sizzling together when they had the chance to catch a break while out trying to prove Willow’s innocence.

As to the mole plot that started in the previous book, the author tantalizes with glimpses behind enemy lines of the power behind the mole and the mole themselves.  It didn’t diminish the suspense one iota and actually upped it.  There were some harrowing scenes that had me on the edge of my seat.  These people pulled no punches.

In the end, there was one series plot thread still left open, but it ended with a fabulous denouement and epilogue.  I didn’t even sense the pages going by and reluctantly tapped the last page a few times nosing for more.  Those who like black ops thrills with their romance need look no further than this smart and sizzling series.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Melliane
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Oh that’s great and I didn’t even know about this one!

Sophia Rose
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Glad to introduce you to it, Melliane! 🙂

Nadene
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I saw this and bypassed it. Now after your review, I am sorry I did.

Sophia Rose
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It’s so hard to pick when there are so many good books on offer. When you get the chance…. Nadene. 🙂

Carole Rae
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oooo hopefully the plot hole gets filled in the next book!

Sophia Rose
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There were some pretty broad hints that it will so I’m not unhappy. 🙂

Lover of Romance
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Its been way too long since I read a romantic suspense and really need to change that and SOON!! This book sounds exactly like what I have been yearning for lately.

Lovely review darling.

Sophia Rose
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Yes! This series is definitely a good pick to get back into the rom susp world. I think you’d love them, Renee!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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You know how much I love romantic suspense, Sophia Rose! This sounds exactly like my kind of read. I’m off to request book one! Wonderful review. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Glad to hook you in. These are fab, Rachel!

herding cats
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I’ve managed to miss this author. I need to check this series out for sure. Sounds fantastic!

Sophia Rose
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Yep! She took me on quite the thrill ride with both these books. You’ll love them, Anna.