: Julian Bennet, head of Griffin Force, finally finds love with Zaya Altes, but the day he buys her an engagement ring, international terrorist Nazer al-Raimi abducts her. Getting her back consumes him, yet it takes nearly six months to find her. The daring mission to extract her from a hidden prison in Afghanistan is successful, but Zaya has suffered during captivity. Though she’s grateful to Julian for breaking her out, she wants nothing to do with him. Before he can show her how much he still loves her, Nazer finds them and vows revenge. Can Julian keep Zaya safe and still stop Nazer once and for all?
Zaya Altes nearly gave up hope of ever being rescued, but when Griffin Force finally finds her, returning to life is harder than she imagined. While her feelings for Julian are as strong as ever, she feels too broken to recapture what they once had. Instead, Zaya jumps at a chance to trap Nazer, wanting vengeance for what she’s endured. As the final showdown draws near, however, Zaya will have to make an unimaginable choice to let Nazer close to her again. But when a shocking web of betrayal is uncovered in their own ranks, their one chance to capture him is compromised. Julian and Zaya will put everything on the line, but can they survive this ultimate test and finally reach for their chance at happiness?
My review: I really enjoyed reading this one! I liked the characters, the setting, the action/adventure and the plot. Really everything about it was great!
I liked Zaya. She is definitely a strong woman. She's been held captive in Afghanistan for the last six months. She's been tortured, underfed, cold and uncomfortable and still she hasn't broken when her captors try to get information from her. I liked that she got rescued, but it was kind of hard to watch her deal with the PTSD she developed during captivity. She completely lost her ability to trust, even those she should trust, like Julian.
I liked Julian too. He's head of the Griffin force and it was really hard on him when Zaya was taken, as he was buying her wedding ring, no less. He's glad to get Zaya back finally, but he's dealing with the guilt of seeing her how she is and knowing that if he had been with her, things probably would have been different for her.
I liked that the plot had something going on continually, this one is full of crazy things going on for the characters. And with the group they belong to, they are constantly in the middle of all of the action. I liked that Zaya was refusing to be babied and wanted to help as much as she could, regardless of the danger to herself.
This is such a great book! And you don't have to read these books in any particular order, that's always nice. Make sure you read it and the others in the series as well.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: 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 to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
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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