- Title:Ashes Ashes (Hostage Negotiation Team series #2)
- Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 7, 2013)
- Genre: Romantic Thriller
- ISBN-10: 1484886402
- FTC FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty?
Sophia Naziri is wanted for questioning in the murder of a U.S. senator. She’s worried the police will show up on her doorstep any moment, but when Detective Colby Black appears, it’s to help her put out a kitchen fire, not take her in. Yet. His easy smile and persistence in getting to know her pushes all her troubles to the back of her mind, until a hit man tracks her down. Getting arrested becomes the least of her worries and the handsome detective could be her only way out---if she tells him the truth.
Colby Black’s sniper skills have been a blessing and a curse to him. As a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team, he can use them to save people, but sometimes he can’t protect the innocent despite his best efforts. When a hostage situation goes bad, he tries to put it behind him by helping out his mysterious next-door neighbor, Sophia Naziri. But she pulls Colby into a web of lies and conspiracy that will force him to use every skill he has in order to survive. Faced with the moment of truth, can he trust anyone around him---including the woman at the center of it all?
Excerpt from Chapter One...
This is the second book in the Hostage Negotiation Team series. I reviewed the first book, All Fall Down, and loved it! Here's what I said about that book, "All Fall Down is packed with fast-paced action, tense moments that will raise your blood pressure, and a little bit of sweet romance."
You always wonder, can the next book even compare with the first in the series? I'm happy to say Yes! Ashes Ashes does it's job and creates a fast paced thriller that is hard to put down. I took my kids to see a movie, but I brought along my ipad. Yes, I was sitting there, before the movie started, reading as much as I could before the lights went down.It was so tempting to pull out the ipad during the movie because I really,really wanted to see what was happening in the story.
Colby Black is the hero in this story.He is a man I would like to take home.Colby cleans, bakes, is loyal, brave and kind. Sophia, who is on the run from the bad guys, is lucky to end up with him on her side. The attraction between the two characters is there from the start. But Julie knows how to perfectly blend the action, mystery and romance. Everything happens at a good pace and never feels forced. Once again there is a heart stopping finish. This happens every time I read one of Julie Bellon's books. The action and suspense is so intense I can't read fast enough to make sure things end like I want them to. I'm literally shaking when I think things have ended and everything is OK, then something/someone else pops up. Yipes!!
With a great plot, wonderful characters, (the good and the bad guys) explosive action,and just the right touch of romance, Ashes Ashes will leave you wanting to read more from this talented author.
Ashes Ashes by Julie Coulter Bellon (Paperback - May 7, 2013)
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