Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Captain (Griffin Force #2) by Julie Coulter Bellon {Review/Giveaway}

The Captain (Griffin Force #2) by Julie Coulter Bellon
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published May 8th 2016 by Stone Hall Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29995423-the-captain?from_search=true&search_version=service 
 
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. 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?

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My Review: 5 Stars

This story immediately starts out with heart-pounding excitement and suspense. Brenna is deep undercover in a terrorist compound, trying to discover what attack plans are in the works. Colt is captured and taken hostage and ends up reuniting with Brenna again--in a most unconventional way. They have a history together and she broke his heart, but to escape this nightmare, they must learn to trust each other again.

I love the way Ms. Bellon writes such great characters and situations. I feel that I'm a fly on the wall, watching everything unfold, and it almost stresses me out. I become so involved in the book and can't figure out how these characters will possibly resolve their dilemmas. Either they're smarter than me or used to working under pressure, but somehow, twists and turns happen to take things in a new direction and many times, it's because of the way they formulate new plans and execute things in surprising ways. 

I really enjoyed Colt and Brenna and they way they each have such quick thinking skills and reactions. Daring, brave, and committed, they're both great. This is a fast-paced and intense book that was over before I knew it and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I'm already waiting for more in this Griffin Force series.

Content: war type violence that isn't too graphic, including torture, prisoner abuse, etc; mild romance. I would consider this clean for a reader who is mature enough to handle the war stuff.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review* 

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Buy Links:

http://amzn.to/27fpwE7
 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-captain-julie-coulter-bellon/1123741214?ean=2940152995206

About the Author:


Julie Coulter Bellon 
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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20 comments:

  1. I love Canada because there are so many beautiful rivers and scenery!

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    1. I've only been to British Columbia and Alberta, but they are both beautiful!

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  2. The fact that there is still lots of trees up there.

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  3. Canada is so beautiful. I have visited there a few times. People are always so nice.

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    1. I agree! My great grandmother was from Canada and we went to Alberta several times for reunions.

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  4. When my sisters and I were kids, my parents use to take us on many weekends to Canada. We loved it there and would stay at a hotel in Ontario and swim, shop, went to children's museum and it is a clean awesome place to be.

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    1. That sounds amazing! What great memories!

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  5. We went to Canada on our honeymoon. I loved clean and peaceful it was there. Such beautiful scenery and I enjoyed seeing the wild animals.

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    1. What a lovely place to honeymoon! Which part did you see?

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  6. I love Niagra Falls and the book Mrs. Mike!

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    1. I haven't been there, but one day...

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  7. I love the history in Canada.:)

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  8. My favorite thing about Canada is their light show.
    thank you

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  9. I have never been there but through pictures I know it is a beautiful place with a lot of great scenery.

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