Kindle Edition, 251 pagesPublished December 14th 2015 by Stone Hall Book
From award-winning author, Julie Coulter Bellon, comes the first book in her new romantic suspense series, Griffin Force.
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?
My Review: 5 Stars
I came away from this book feeling almost emotional battered. I got so caught up in the story, I felt like I was trying to negotiate for some hostages, right along with this team. I enjoyed every minute of it and I'm sooo grateful that I don't have to really live a life like this.
Jake is a Navy SEAL and is very dedicated to his job and in doing it well. In fact, he's so brusque that he has to take a few lessons on compassion and gentleness from his foster sister, Chivonn. His mission is to offer protection to Mya, while also rescuing an American diplomat. Mya's father has a hand in dangerous business and no one is sure who to trust, who will betray, and what is truth. I couldn't help but to like Jake right off the bat, in spite of his abrupt and gruff manner. He's someone I would definitely want to watch my back and have on my side. Mya is kind of prickly, but once those thorns are removed, a surprising woman is uncovered.
Within these pages, I found a ton of adventure, many moments of suspense, some sweet romance, and a bit of mystery. I loved the quick pacing and the way things unfolded in twists and turns. I hope more in this series will be written!
Content: moments of peril, kidnapping, mild violence; mild romance (kissing); Clean!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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