This weekend I have a few must reads for you. The first is a book review for a new favorite author. I want to introduce you to Ashes, Ashes.
Title: Ashes Ashes (Hostage Negotiation Team #2)
Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
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?
The first in the series was All Fall Down, which was awesome and suspenseful, the keep you up reading type of book. The second was as good as I was expecting. Unlike other mystery books, this one is believable and relate-able You understand how she could realistically get into that situation. The relationship development is real as well. I must admit, I am getting to where I would read anything from Julie Coulter Bellon because each book is a more pleasant surprise than the last.
If this book were a movie it would be rated PG.
Similar Reads include:
- All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon
- Running Home by Cami Checketts
- Poison Me by Cami Checketts
- Baked Alaka by Josi Kilpack
- The Guy Next Door by Kate Palmer