Ashes Ashes by Julie Coulter Bellon
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty? 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?
I think this is a great series! I didn't find this one as suspenseful as the first one but it still had a lot of action and was page turner! I love how the author ties in some clean romance but still keeps the flow of the story that it doesn't feel too lovey dovey. (Not that I don't enjoy a good clean romance as well) I think my teenage son will like this series. I look forward to reading more of Colby and Sophia's story in From the Ashes!