Review: Until the End by Juno Rushdan

Posted June 16, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 12 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Until the End by Juno Rushdan
Until the End

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Series: Final Hour #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on May 26, 2020
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

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.


Review

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 her on the run with the evidence in her hands.  She feels the net grow tighter as someone is hunting up their loose end- her.  She has to find out what these terrorists are up to and fast, but now she’s in the crosshairs of a uber secret government organization and one killer-sexy operative emphasis on the killer though, yeah, if he wasn’t working for the government which pings her trust issues, she’d go for that because he sure is forcing her to see that he is honorable and understands survivor’s guilt just like her.

Castle Kincade is Sanborn’s golden child and the future of Gray Box.  He is a professional and knows better than to go soft over a Person of Interest, but he is convinced that Kit is not a terrorist and she’s telling the truth about not knowing who or what the team was working for and getting into.  He also believes her that she wants to get justice and revenge.  She’s lying about something, but not that and not about the connection he feels between them.  He has to keep her alive until they can get the hard drives and stop a bio-terrorism act from happening.  But, it is coming down to his job or Kit.

Until the End is as exciting and intense as the books that came before it.  The situation this time is a bio-terrorist threat and the clock is ticking.  Kit is an unknown who has her own moral compass that doesn’t involve blind trust- or much trust at all- in secret government agencies while the hero, Castle, is true blue and upholds his work as making America safe.  It was an interesting clash of ideals until they get to know each other.  Their chemistry and connection were strong.  I appreciated that the romance came along steadily, but didn’t get intimate until late in the game.  Running for their lives and working a huge mission while figuring out who is lying to who does make for the need to table that for a bit.  Still, I did enjoy this pair together.

Meanwhile, the twist inside of twist of events and characters was clever and excitingly complicated.

But then, shazam!  The very last third of the book sent a twister of all twisters that turns the whole series on its head.  If there are more books, we are looking at a very different series landscape.  In truth, I’m still processing what I think about this monster change up.  Well, probably better not elaborate on that.

Anyway, Until the End was right up there in full throttle ops team excitement with all the regulars getting their moments and this new couple developed well, the plot jogging along at a fast though still steady pace, and a riveting grand finale.  Those who enjoy thrilling romantic suspense with secret government agents finding love at the heart should definitely pick this one up and the rest of the series up.

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


Challenges Met

New Release #68
Literary Pickers #82 Couple not facing on Cover
COYER Quarantine #42
Romanceopoly #46 Soldier Street
Romance BINGO #3 romantic suspense


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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
17 days ago

I haven’t read one in a while but this one looks good!

Sophia Rose
17 days ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yeah, it was something else, Melliane!

Angie Elle
17 days ago

I’ve seen nothing but good reviews for this series. I’m glad it’s keeping its steam, and yes! I LOVE a good twist!
 
Great review. 🙂

Sophia Rose
17 days ago
Reply to  Angie Elle

Each book is just taunt with tension and thrills. Oh man, this twist took the plot off roading. So crazy! 😉

Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love

Oh this sounds so good! I’ve had this series on my radar because I love a good romantic suspense. I’ll definitely have to give this a try. I’m so looking forward to the twist especially!

Sophia Rose
17 days ago

Definitely start with book one. If you can even the prequel novella which ties into this one.

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
17 days ago

OOh sounds like a good series Sophia Rose thanks for sharing 🙂

Sophia Rose
17 days ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

It really is, Debbie. Makes the heart pound so fast at times. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart

This was a twist of all twists. I can’t help wondering what happens now. Fantastic review!

Sophia Rose
17 days ago

Same here! I mean what is one supposed to do with that sort of thing, LOL?

Carole Rae
17 days ago

Ooo! Fun!!! I am curious about that twist 😉

Sophia Rose
17 days ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

It’s a doozy, Carole. I’m still not sure what to make of it.