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Blog Tour – Review: Keeping 6 (Rock Point #1) by Freya Barker

Bookstore owner Kerry Emerson finally seems to be back in control of her life. Her failure of a marriage firmly in her rearview mirror and her recent business expansion a success, she is in charge of her own future. One that is looking better than ever. 


The sight of the tall man, with the familiar salt and pepper goatee pushing open the door of her store, sets her hair on end. He doesn’t exactly bring good memories. 

FBI Special Agent in Charge, Damian Gomez, is just looking for a decent cup of coffee when he walks into the small store offering books and brew. The pretty, feisty woman behind the counter is an unexpected surprise. Not at all unpleasant, especially since her finger that used to hold a wedding ring is now bare. 

Her wild hair, boho style and silvery grey eyes suddenly hold a lot of promise. But when his office is pulled into an international investigation into the trafficking of rare books and manuscripts, the straight-laced SAC realizes he has to keep his distance from the woman who might well be involved. 

Easier said than done, since fate seems determined to throw them together.

This is my first book by Freya Barker – yet it has definitely made me a fan of hers; because this one had the makings of a brilliant romance; romance that has slowly become my speed, my kind of romance to disappear into!  

But before I get into the review; let me just say that I absolutely adored that this one was about an older couple, two characters who have lived their lives; made mistakes, learnt from them and have understood what it is that they want out of life, out of love and out of their partners.  

This, I loved mostly because, I have come to realise that I have no patience for the immature decisions that most characters make; if not out of miscommunication, then out of jealousy – which is literally the worst decision that anyone could ever make.  

Kerry is a divorced woman, out of a very unhappy; emotionally abusive marriage – and it was a traumatic incident that made her take charge of her life and now is content to be the owner of her own bookstore (already jealous of Kerry here!)relationships are definitely not on her radar, so she is stumped when not one, but two attractive men try and hit on her the same day, she knows that it won’t bring anything good. Especially considering that one of those attractive men is the FBI Agent who saved her life in the traumatic incident.  

Damian is a workaholic FBI Agent who crosses paths with Kerry, a woman he saved a few years back; but he is surprised at the difference between the Kerry then and the Kerry now. He found the Kerry before then attractive, but the Kerry of now is irresistible. While he doesn’t do commitments, he still can’t help but find himself drawn to Kerry.  

For both Damian and Kerry – the attraction and the connection between them is not only unwelcome but also unsolicited. But when a case keeps them on a path with each other, they slowly start to get used to the attraction to each other.  

I have to say; this plot was such a refreshing change from the normal romantic suspense books – considering that the crime involved rare collection of books. Who knew that Rare editions of books would be the focus of murder and mystery? I LOVED IT!  

Not to mention, both Damian and Kerry are strong, individualistic characters who are adorable together but also brilliant individually – which made getting them together all the more fun!  

I can’t wait to see where Ms. Barker takes this series next!  

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

WIN: Full Cedar Tree Series (Audiobook) + Full Portland ME Series (Audiobook)

Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down.


She continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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Release Day Blitz: Aiden (Vested Interests #2) by Melanie Moreland

Today we are celebrating the release of AIDEN, the second book in the Vested Interest series by Melanie Moreland. Check out the teasers and buy links below.

The Vested Interest series includes 3 books: Bentley, Aiden, and Maddox.

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ARC Review: Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

We don’t pick and choose what to be afraid of. Our fears pick us.

Tash Carmody has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure young Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. At the time nobody believed Tash, and she has since come to accept that Sparrow wasn’t real. Now fifteen and mute, Mallory’s never spoken about the week she went missing.

As disturbing memories resurface, Tash starts to see Sparrow again. And she realises Mallory is the key to unlocking the truth about a dark secret connecting them. Does Sparrow exist after all? Or is Tash more dangerous to others than she thinks?

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Release Day Review: Maybe Don’t Wanna by Lani Lynn Vale

MAYBE DON’T WANNA is finally LIVE! Check out my review on the blog today and grab your copy today!

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Release Day Blitz: Keeping 6 (Rock Point #1) by Freya Barker

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Keeping 6 by Freya Barker – the first book in an enticing new series that you will fall in love with like I did! !<3

Check out a little tease on the blog today and don’t forget to get your hands on a copy today! 😀

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Release Day Review + Excerpt: Two To Love (Nights in Bliss #2) by Lexi Blake

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO TWO TO LOVE by LEXI BLAKE!!

Check out My Review + Excerpt on the blog today and don’t forget to get your own copy today!! 😀

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Book Review: Watching Eddie by Camilla Way

Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.

Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…

But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely…

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Book Review: The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She’s worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It’s just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway…

But Conway’s latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.

From Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist.

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Book Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. The end of high school will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is happy wherever he is thanks to his obsession with the epic book series Bloodfall and the fangirl who may be turning his harsh reality into real-life fantasy. Dill’s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia—neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending—one that will rock his life to the core.

Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible Belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one’s true self in the wreckage of the past.

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