(Rock Point #2)
by Freya Barker
Even at thirty-seven, with a challenging but rewarding career as a paramedic, Bella Gomez is treated as the baby of the family. It’s made her allergic to anyone meddling, so she chooses to keep mostly to herself. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop her family from inserting themselves in her life. Nor does it deter the one man she knows she shouldn’t get close to from showing up on her doorstep.
Jasper Greene, an FBI agent with the La Plata County field office, doesn’t even know the meaning of family. His team is his family, which is why—when his boss asks him to keep an eye on his baby sister—Jasper readily complies. Even when the sister in question is a spectacularly developed princess with plenty of attitude.
With a shooter on the loose and corruption running rampant, Bella is a magnet for trouble, and Jasper finds himself with his hands full—in more ways than one.
The ceremony was lovely, and I swear I saw my brother surreptitiously brush away a tear. Something I will file away for future use, should I need some extra leverage.
The soft-spoken young man with his pock-marked face is like my dealer, the brown bag he hands me the fix I need to soothe my soul. My favorite kind of drug— French fries.
I’m as worn out as a cucumber in a convent.
I grind my teeth, my partner has a finely honed sixth sense for PMS, which he claims is imperative for survival in his family. He has a sister, a wife, and two teenage daughters… he explained, being a man, he couldn’t be held accountable for pissing me off, if he didn’t have fair warning. He actually keeps a calendar on his phone.
Going to see the in-laws; pray for my soul, theirs are beyond saving.
… after being verbally and very publicly eviscerated by my normally sweet wife in the throes of labor— not once, but twice— I think I’ll take a pass… I’d still rather have a vasectomy with a spoon than go through one more childbirth with Beth.
I have become an avid Freya Barker reader and greedily await the arrival of each new book as she has a uniquely appealing and amusingly observant writing style that never fails to please or entertain. Her clever characters are admirable and hard-working everyday heroes who are also the type of flawed and complex creatures I would enjoy spending time with. Add in an intriguing serial murder mystery, corruption, a large and loud meddling family for levity, and sensual chemistry that sets of the smoke alarm for a bonus - and I am a happy camper.
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She has two completed series: Cedar Tree Series and Portland, ME, novels. She currently has two new series; Northern Lights Collection and Snap Shot Series, co-written with K.T. Dove. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”.