25 April 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Captive (Griffin Force #1) by Julie Coulter Bellon

The Captive (Griffin Force #1)
by Julie Coulter Bellon.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Clean Read.
Publication: December 15th 2015 by Stone Hall Books.
Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications–something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire?

Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father’s enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she’ll do anything to bring her home–including walking into the enemy’s lair. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he’s the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late?

Reviewed by Kelly.

I feel like I just got off the longest rollercoaster ever! There were so many turns and twists and my stomach rolled a few times. It was exhilarating! I want to go on it again! I’m glad this is a start to a series!

I’m not one to pick up a book with some politics or terrorists in them and I was taken aback by how much I enjoyed it. I can’t seem to figure out how to tell you about it and give it the justice it deserves.

The writing is amazing. The characters believable. The rifts between Jake and Ryan made me uneasy and I was surprised how that turned out! I love that the author added a man who stutters as one of the heroes! I enjoyed the romance building and the jealousy added in there was an awesome idea! I liked the team building idea with several different agencies and countries involved. I really liked where they took Jake and Mya in the mountains. It was if I could see it too! But the suspense really was, in my mind anyway, going to kill me if I didn’t hurry and find out how it would end and would anyone die!

If you want a book with suspense, a little budding romance in a serious situation, safe houses, team building, some violence, foreign foods, terrorist plots, traveling to foreign countries and hostile areas,hostage negotiations, father and daughter reunions in dangerous situations, than this might be for you.

I can’t wait for the next book!!

The Next book in the Griffin Series is coming soon... 

The Captain (Griffin Force #2)
Publication: May 8, 2016.
Captain Colt Mitchell is part of the elite Griffin Force team hunting down terrorist Nazer al-Raimi. After an attack on the Canadian Parliament buildings, the team gets good intel on Nazer’s whereabouts and they plan to grab him, but when the mission goes wrong, Colt is captured and dragged away. Bruised, restrained, and disoriented, Colt is stunned to see Brenna Wilson, the Canadian intelligence officer who broke his heart years ago, standing next to Nazer. But how deep is she in the operation and can she help Colt escape?

After the devastating attack on Canadian soil, Brenna is recruited to go undercover to find out what Nazer is planning next. She’s close to her goal until her former flame Colt Mitchell is taken hostage. Walking away from him has always been her biggest regret and she knows she has to save him, even if it blows her mission. Taking matters into her own hands, she pulls off a daring escape, but Colt and Brenna must learn to trust each other again if they want to stay alive. With their hearts and their lives on the line can they survive long enough to stop Nazer from ravaging another country’s sense of security?

You can read the first chapter HERE

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Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves her work partly because she gets to travel to distant lands to research and add an authentic feel to all of her books. Her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She taught journalism for fourteen years and that kept her on the cutting edge of current events and world news---which is where she gets her story ideas.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website juliebellon.com.

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