A Romantic Suspense Thriller (Tip of the Spear Book 2)

Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
217 Pages
Reviewed on 02/13/2018
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Author Biography

Belle Ami writes intriguing romantic/suspense/thrillers with a teaspoon of sex. A self-confessed news junky she loves to create cutting-edge stories about politics, espionage, and redemptive love.
She is a Kathryn McBride scholar of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Writing, cooking, spinning, hiking, boxing, and skiing are her passions.
She is the author of The Only One series, The One (#1), and The One & More (#2). Her third in the series titled One More Time is Not Enough, was published July 13th, 2016 by Soul Mate Publishing. She was honored to be included in the RWA LARA Christmas Anthology Holiday Ever After featuring her short story The Christmas Encounter. Her next series entitled The Tip of the Spear begins with Escape, published January 10, 2017. The sequel to Escape, entitled Vengeance was published September 12, 2017, and she’s currently writing the third in the series titled Ransom, published by Hartwood Publishing.
She just finished and is soon to publish The Girl Who Knew da Vinci, a romance/paranormal/thriller. She is currently working on book three of The Tip of the Spear Series, titled Ransom.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, a horse named Cindy Crawford, and her brilliant Chihuahua, Giorgio Armani.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Vengeance: A Romantic Suspense Thriller is book two in the Tip of the Spear series by Belle Ami. It is an intriguing, beguiling tale that begs for superlatives to qualify it. A well-plotted and beautifully written story that features terrorists, a powerful Mossad agent, and the FBI, but what does Layla Wallace Hassani have to do with it all? When his wife is captured by terrorists in a restaurant bombing in Manhattan, Mossad agent Cyrus Hassani vows to rescue her. He is aware that the capture of his wife is a bait to lure him into the lion’s den, but there is more than his desire to rescue his wife; he driven by the need for revenge. He is the only one who can stop the Iranian terrorists from unleashing a bomb that can cause millions of deaths. But there is something he doesn’t know, which his wife knows, of course. Rescuing his wife could mean the death of their beloved child. She will have to choose to save their child or to sacrifice the child for the husband.

The very premise of this novel is powerful and intriguing enough to get the reader interested, and it doesn’t end there because Belle Ami introduces wonderful literary elements into her writing and builds a plot that is filled with surprising turns. Her characters are gorgeous, well-imagined, and constructed with the kind of mastery that places her in the ranks of authoritative authors like James Patterson. I enjoyed the intrigue, the pacing, the cunning plot, and the compelling characters. It would take another review to comment about the strength of the setting — both physical and political. Vengeance: A Romantic Suspense Thriller is riveting, an action-packed novel that creates the kind of tension readers need when they encounter such characters. Simply brilliant.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

You never know what to expect when you’re married to an agent and that’s even truer of Layla, being married to an agent with ties that most definitely lead to some strong allies. When Layla finds herself the victim of a kidnapping for the second time, there’s no telling what she’ll do to keep those she loves safe. This time around she has more to lose. It’s not just her own life on the line anymore, but the life of her daughter, the one and only person that she’ll risk losing the love of her life for. But just what will Layla have to do in order to save what she holds most dear? And will Cyrus be able to save her in time, before they all end up the victims of a terrorist plot that goes far deeper than just getting revenge? You’ll find out in Vengeance: Tip of the Spear Book 2 by Belle Ami.

If you’re looking for a story that’s filled with action and adventure then you’ve found it, but you’re also going to get a whole lot of romance and love to go along with it. When all the wild and crazy events of the day have passed, and the moment of excitement and energy is over, there’s life still left behind. For the characters in this book, the life part of everything may be even more difficult than the chaotic events that they’ve been forced through, and that’s what drew me in even more. These characters aren’t just the superheroes you see in most books; they’re also real people who have to overcome the realities of life, and that may be more difficult than overcoming the terrorists in Vengeance by Belle Ami.

Rabia Tanveer

Vengeance: A Romantic Suspense Thriller by Belle Ami is the second book in the Tip of the Spear series. This is a surprisingly entertaining romantic thriller that had me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. The story follows Layla and Cyrus, a loving couple living in Tel Aviv, with a young daughter, and irrevocably in love with each other. There is nothing in their lives that can bring them down or break their love. However, they had no idea that life would be turned upside down and they could do nothing to stop it.

A tragedy shakes their lives to the core and Layla is kidnapped by a group of terrorists who are planning on destroying many lives in one strike. While Layla is literally chained away from her family, Cyrus is going out of his mind to find her. Desperate, he accepts help from the FBI so that he can bring his family back together. However, nothing is as it seems. There is something much more sinister happening and a plot is devised against Cyrus. It does not matter if he finds his wife or not; he is destined to lose at least one person he loves. What can he do? Can he save his wife and keep his family intact?

An intense and action packed story, I thoroughly enjoyed Vengeance. The characters and the plot were well-developed; the premise of the story was believable and felt very real. Cyrus and Layla had me wanting more and rooting for them. I wanted them to find each other and be happy again. At one point, I was actually biting my nails, I was that invested in their story. This is a brilliant novel that I will be reading again very soon. Really enjoyable and entertaining.