Title: Ashburn
Series: I.C.E. Agency Series #1
Author: Julia Erickson
Date Started: October 8, 2014

Other Works by Author: This is the authors first book.

Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Romance

My Rating: 4

Good for ages: 13+ for romance and violence

Summary: Cara Stephenson, a talented graphic designer at Silver Strand Technologies, never thought she’d see her childhood best friend again… but when he suddenly reenters her life ten years later, he’s a completely different man. What is he hiding, and why should she trust him?

Bryce Reynolds is a man on a mission- a top-secret one at that! He never dreamed the girl down the street would one day become his link to the destruction of Ravenmeister, Inc.- a front for black-market arms and ammunition. Will he crumble underneath the burden of all his secrets?

When the hunt for a missing technology developer in possession of a priceless prototype drags Cara and Bryce on a high-adrenaline ride through the streets of Paris, Venice, and Munich, they must work together to find what they’re looking for… and survive the trip!

Summary taken from Goodreads

My Thoughts:
I loved this book, spy’s are another one of my favorite plot devices! I loved the characters they were fun and diverse and the interaction between them was wonderful. I never wanted to put the book down.

The only quibble I have with the book is there are a lot of very very short scenes and the POV changes frequently and suddenly BUT it didn’t interrupt the story flow. I never felt lost and I was never confused for more than a second. Also it wasn’t until nearly halfway through the book that we learn what Cara’s religion/thoughts of religion were. But I truly didn’t want to put the book down, I was engrossed in the story and the characters.

Note: If you haven’t seen the movie Courageous yet and plan to, I might watch it before reading to far in this book. There is a scene with a few movie spoilers 🙂
My Favorite Quotes:
~”But don’t you dare let them whack off that beautiful hair of yours, or I will personally swim across the ocean and whop them upside their foofy french heads.”

~ He’s obviously not spent much time at hair salons. Something mischievous inside inspired her next words. “Well, no, they’ll probably insist on cutting off a few feet. Oh well.” She sighed.
The look of alarm on his face was priceless. Also his expression of relief when she laughed.

~ Carebear? Before she could comment on that Angelwing let out a squeal worthy of a barnyard piglet.

Where can you get this book: Amazon


Thank you for your thoughts they are greatly appreciated! Please keep in mind Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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