Ring Around the Rosie by Julie Coulter Bellon
About the book
As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that's full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer---and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.
Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance---literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology and uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind---using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.
Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?
I love the Hostage Negotiations series! I was super curious about the Captain! I honestly didn't like Sarah until she finally toughed up. I'm not a fan of weak females. Then she became a fitting teammate! I loved the suspense and the sweet romance! It's great to read about a couple getting back together! Ron is so sweet! Who knew? Starks is the ultimate villain! Yikes! I would have been scared of him! There was so much going on that I didn't even try and figure out the clues! I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! I loved how much we heard from previous couples! Claire and Rafe are so sweet! If there's not another book in the series, I will be very sad!
Disclosure: I received this book for free for my honest review! My opinions can't be bought!