Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Review: The Captain by Julie Coulter Bellon

The Captain, by Julie Coulter Bellon
2016, 205p, Clean Romantic Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

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?

This book starts off fast and doesn't let up the entire time. While on a mission to capture a terrorist leader, Captain Colt Mitchell is captured instead and taken away. Things don't look good for him at all. Brenna Wilson, the girl who broke his heart years ago, is now working undercover for the terrorist to find out what his plans are. They are surprised to see each other and Brenna knows she has to do whatever is necessary to get Colt out of there.

I love these kind of books! The characters would get out of a sticky situation to quickly find themselves in another one. Colt and Brenna still cared about each other but had some issues to work through. Their romance wasn't the main focus of this book but it was a great second chance love story.

Once again, Ms. Bellon delivers on the action, suspense, drama, romance and fantastic dialogue, and I couldn't read it fast enough! This book mostly focused on Colt and Brenna, but we got to see some of our favorites from the first book. (You can read more about the first book and my review here.) It can be read as a stand alone, but The Captive is also fantastic, so you will want to read that one, too. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!

Julie Coulter Bellon is married with eight children and eleven published books. She loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She would love to visit Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and Scotland someday. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.        


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