Live in the fast lane with Misty Evans!! Love SEALS, spies, strong women and men who love them? This series is a must for you ~ Shadow Force International

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Fatal Courage



Title: Fatal Courage
Series: Shadow Force International, #3
Author: Misty Evans
Date: August 22, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Book Summary:

He ruined her career…

In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once. Thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner Elliot, she’s on probation and Elliot is in prison for national security crimes. To prove Elliot’s innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—but the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax with her tail between her legs.

She wrecked his heart…

Jaxon left the Navy after the mission with Ruby in Morocco went south, but that one hot, unbelievable night with her will haunt him forever. Working for Shadow Force International now, his new assignment has brought him full circle—the CIA operative Jax’s testimony sent to prison has escaped and Jax has been ordered to hunt him down. Just like in Morocco, the one thing standing in his way is Ruby.

A second chance at love could prove fatal…

When Ruby’s life is threatened and Jax stumbles on information that might prove Elliot is innocent, guilt over putting the man in prison compels him to join her unsanctioned mission. What really happened that night six months ago? Is Elliot an honorable spy or a mastermind at manipulation? Ruby is the only one who can help Jax navigate the world of undercover lies and betrayal to find the truth.

In a battle of wills—and of hearts—Jax and Ruby must have the courage to face the truth about themselves, their past, and what it really means to betray someone you love.

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 My Thoughts:

Jaxon Sloan, ex-SEAL,working now for Shadow Force International has it bad.  He can’t get the feel of Ruby out of his gut.  His mission was to find her and it sure tied into his personal goal.  He spied her across the crowded night club dance floor. Author Misty Evans takes us onto the dance floor watching Ruby ply her wares.

Whoa. His gaze snagged on a young woman making her way onto the dance floor in a clingy red number that draped over her curves like hotfudge over ice cream.

He couldn’t see her face as she danced alone, raising her arms over her head and shimmying her body. She was blond instead of brunette, but he knew that body well.  The shimmying started at her fingertips, moved down her arms, her chest, her belly. It ended at her hips with a figure eight sway, back and forth, back and forth, her hips hitting that certain spot…and Jax knew.


Like a straight short of whiskey to his stomach, his system reacted. His fingers twitched; sweat brokeout along his hairline. The hard-on he should have had earlier jumped to attention.

Goddammit, Ruby.

Ruby is so much more than her outside beauty.  She’s a terrific spy.  Her mission is first and always first.  She doesn’t have time for distractions and Jax Sloan is one huge distraction.

Swallowing the tightness in her throat, she stomped on the lust bubbling up inside her. Never had a man affected her the way he did. Never had anyone gotten under her skin like he had. His presence, his voice, ignited like dry kindling inside her… He was like French pastries to a woman on a diet.

I love the way Ms. Evans describes Ruby and Jax’s chemistry.  Her vocabulary matches the fast-paced, dangerous espionage life Ruby and Jax are addicted to.

She was insane. So was he. Put the two of them together and boom. Fireworks, explosions, shitass craziness of every kind.

He couldn’t say no to her. She lit the fire in him in a way no one else ever had, ever would. He needed her brand of drug in his veins. Needed her in ways he’d never imagined.

Ruby has another side to her. She is loyal to a fault.  Her partner, of many years, is in trouble and she needs to save his ass.

In trying to save Elliot, Jax is pulled into helping her.  There are so many great scenes which are just amazing involving some very scary situations and mind boggling bravery.  Both these people are fearless, with plenty of ballsiness and courage.  When not trapped beneath rubble or fighting for my life, I was cheering them on.  Nothing more satisfying than good stomping the shit out of evil!

To offset the moments of impending doom, there were humorous chortling moments and divine passionate scenes.

Jax grew in this story, putting to rest his demons, becoming the man he was capable of. Ruby learned a lesson. The mission isn’t always first and foremost. People matter more than the mission.

Yep, this book is as awesome as the other two of the series I’ve previously read.  Misty Evans is on her way to making me a forever fan!

Misty Evans PhotoAbout the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.

The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.

Her Witches Anonymous series was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. The Super Agent Series, Witches Anonymous Series, and the Kali Sweet Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Her culinary romantic mystery, THE SECRET INGREDIENT, and the first book in her Deadly series, DEADLY PURSUIT, are both USA TODAY bestsellers.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies.

Connect with Misty:  Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Newsletter / Pinterest



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I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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