Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Pocket Full of Posies by Julie Coulter Bellon, Book Review
They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer . . .
Hostage Negotiation Team member Bart Gutierrez is shocked to find Lucy Aguayo, a girl he knew as a teenager, working for the deadly Castillo drug cartel. This revelation uncovers a secret in Bart's family so big it forces him to accept a dangerous offer: infiltrate the cartel to keep his family safe. Once inside the cartel's headquarters he discovers that a large-scale attack on America is imminent and the only way to prevent it is to bring Lucy in on his plans---and hope she doesn't betray him.
Lucy Aguayo has become a key player in the Castillo cartel, but not for money or power---she's on a mission of vengeance for her father's murder. Just when she gets a chance to bring down the cartel leader responsible, Bart Gutierrez appears, stirring up buried feelings and disrupting all her plans. But as the enemy closes in from all sides, Lucy must choose between being free from her past or finding justice for it. Can she give up everything she's ever worked for and reach for something more?
Pocket Full of Posies is a great addition to the Hostage Team Negotiation Series by Julie Coulter Bellon. In this series we get to focus on Bart, and his story is shocking and amazing! His secret is a "WOW" moment and the way he handles it is pretty great, considering the circumstances. Bellon does a great job of bringing Bart's past full circle with present day. I loved Lucy; she was strong, determined and everything a reader wants in a female undercover operative. Bart was so calm, cool and collected, I kept waiting for his panic moment! If you want an "0n-the-edge-of-your-seat" read, then Pocket Full of Posies will be just right for you! Bellon has a gift with weaving a story of love, drug cartels, terrorists and family all rolled into one! This book is a part of a series, but would be absolutely fine as a stand alone.
You can pick up your own copy of Pocket Full of Posies via Amazon.
For more information about author Julie Coulter Bellon you can check out her blog.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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