Moving Target (Elite Guardians)

by Lynette Eason

Paperback, 2017



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Revell (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 336 pages

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When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord. Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don't win this game, they die. Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason's relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series.… (more)


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336 p.; 8.4 inches


0800723244 / 9780800723248

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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)
Author: Lynette Eason
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 stars.
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, Always Watching and Without Warning so much that when I saw the third book was being released, I quickly grabbed a copy. The first
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two books focused on Olivia and Katie while this story focuses on the third member of the Elite Guardians security/protection firm, former FBI agent, Maddy McKay.
Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe have been friends for about four years. About two years ago, however, Maddy’s feelings for Quinn deepened to love. She has been waiting for him to express his feelings for her, but fears he will eventually push her away like he has done with everyone else in his life. They both have baggage from the past with Maddy leaving the FBI under a dark cloud and Quinn seemingly guilty of his sister’s death. Quinn also has been angry with God over his sister’s death while Maddy still has a close relationship with God. Maddy is pretty sure Quinn loves her, but will he ever admit it? Can he learn to trust God again and be emotionally healed?
Now, however, they are in the clutches of a madman and their situation is dire. They might not make it to see another day alive. This insane guy has been systematically kidnapping people, hunting them and then killing them. He has an agenda and Quinn and Maddy are definitely at the top of his hit list. Why? Quinn and Maddy try to discover who this killer is, why they have been targets now and why he has targeted his other victims. They receive protective assistance from other members of the Elite Guardians, but their stalker still seems to know intimate details about their lives.
I think this is the best book in the series so far. There is great tension, danger and suspense that lead to an exciting peak with a great twist in the plot. I really liked both of the main characters and their emotional struggles with their family relationships as well as their relationship with one another. There is a fourth book due to be released later this year and I can’t wait to read it! This series has got of suspense, romance, faith and more to keep readers interested and invested in each of the main characters of the Elite Guardians.
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LibraryThing member alekee
This review does come with a warning, once you pick this book up your not going to be able to put it down, action packed from the beginning to the end. I even thought once we were off the roller coaster, and guess what, not!
We are back with the Elite Guardians, and this is the third book in the
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series, and it is just as good as the other two thrillers, and you are not going to be disappointed. Now you don’t have to have read the first two to enjoy this one, but once you read one of them you are going to be hooked and want more.
This one is a personal one, with Maddy McKay, a member of the Elite, and Quinn Holcombe a FBI investigator, and someone wants these two dead, and it has to be in the right order. Wow, we go from one terror scene to another and then quickly to another, this evil person seems to be brilliant and uses his smarts to hurt others, will these two be able to survive all that is about to happen?
I for one cannot wait for the next book in this series, and it can’t come soon enough, I loved reading this thrilling page-turner.
I received this book through Revel Publishing Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Whew! Readers hold their breath along with the characters in Lynette Eason’s latest book, Moving Target. This adrenaline-laced romantic suspense has it all — fast-paced action, a twisty-turning plot and characters that will make a place in your heart. I could not put this one down!

Maddy and
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Quinn are plunged into a fight for their lives when they are kidnapped and forced into a deadly cat and mouse game. But this game has serious consequences — one false step and its over and so are Maddy and Quinn’s lives. But these two are up for the challenge as they try to get inside the killer’s head and discover his identity.

The action never lets up in Moving Target. From the beginning Maddy and Quinn (and readers) are kept off-kilter. While readers are given a bit more information than the two main characters, this novel keeps you guessing and puzzling over who is really behind all the mayhem. Main characters, Maddy and Quinn, are real and relatable. They both have relationship issues: with family and with God. Quinn, especially, has serious trust issues that impact his faith. It’s hard to forgive when others don’t believe you are innocent. I liked that both characters worked on their baggage before committing to each other. But the chemistry! Fans of the romance side of romantic suspense will love this book. Moving Target is book 3 in the Elite Guardians series. And while it can be read as a standalone, characters from previous books made appearances. This is not a problem, unless you are like me and keep trying to figure out all the relationships. After a while, I just focused on the story at hand and soon was turning pages as fast as I could.

Moving Target is another winner from Lynette Eason. If you love romantic suspense, definitely check this one out.


Audience: adults.

(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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LibraryThing member lcarter11
Whew, what a ride. This one had me guessing until the end. Oh, the clues and hints allowed me to narrow it down, but I still wasn't quite sure I knew "whodunit"--and it turned out that I didn't.

Maddy and Quinn recover from their recent injuries (hint: read the first two books first) just in time
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to be targeted by a clever lunatic. Even with all of their training and experience, they temporarily become push-button people, able only to react, hoping against hope that they're not too late.

In the end, it's their shared experiences that save them both. That allow them to come to terms with the past and make plans for the future.
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LibraryThing member SarahGraceGrzy
Characters - 5 stars, amazing, I wuv dem so much, I want to wrap Quinn up and bubble wrap and keep him safe from his emotions and those mean people, and GAH!

Storycontent - 3 stars, hmmm, ehhh.

I wanted to like this book a lot, because of the characters, but the story was a lot creepier than the
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other ones, which I didn't like.

Favorite character - Quinn. I don't know why, because he really isn't that likable of a guy, but I just loved him! There's something about the irritable, sarcastic, smart detective that makes me like him even though he isn't that nice. (Cyril from London in the Dark, anyone?) I knew there was a lot of emotional baggage he was carrying around, which is perhaps why I was drawn to him. There were plenty of times I just wanted to wrap him up in bubble wrap and protect him from the world, and his inner accusatory voice. His storycharacter arc was phenomenal. Kudos, Eason! I also liked Maddy, although I felt that her character was a little under-devoloped. Which, I actually didn't mind so much, because Quinn's was therefore more prominate, which I was more interested in.

The storyline was fairly well done, although for my personal preferences and tastes, it was a little overmuch on the creepy side. People being kidnapped and brought to a tropical island to be hunted like animals? Ummm . . . O:O Also, the whole premise of a serial killer is just super freaky to me. You could have basically ended the story in the first third, which I found oddslightly annoying. The story had a lot of ebb and flow to it, which I wasn't totally partial to.

The ending was so sweet though! I absolutely loved it!

Recommended for ages 17-18 for creepy stuff and content such as mentions of a serial killer who kidnapped, raped, then killed his female victims, violence, people being hunted like wild animals, dead bodies, etc.
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LibraryThing member JenniferRobb
3.5 stars (rating shown may vary depending on whether the site allows half star ratings).

Somehow on the list of Eason books I saw, this book and the fourth one in the series were swapped, so I actually read the next book in the series before this one.

Though some of the actions are probably
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true-to-life, things like Quinn's retreating into his "silence" or "distance" got tiresome to me after a few instances.
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