Tracking Tahlula (On Call, #3) by Freya Barker
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Title: Tracking Tahlula (On Call #3)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
As author Tahlula Rae has discovered; success is a double-edged sword. Leading a quiet and anonymous life, she isn’t prepared for the hateful backlash when her latest book hit the lists, propelling her into the limelight. No longer feeling safe in Denver, she takes her laptop and dog, Luke, and moves to the mountains around Durango, where her peaceful solitude is disrupted when a red-bearded man knocks on her door.
While one of the fire department’s finest, Evan Biel, is relatively content with his life, he can’t escape the sense something’s missing. When on fire-safety housecalls, he finds himself staring into a pair of soulful, copper-colored eyes sparking a deep interest. Discovering the exotic-looking woman may be in more trouble than he can handle, he tries—yet fails—to keep his distance.
When Tahlula offers San Antonio firefighters, Moose and Penelope Jacobs, temporary lodging, as they help fight seasonal wildfires, Evan’s relieved she’s no longer alone on the mountain. Yet when her troubles become outright threats on her life, his focus has to be keeping Tahlula safe.
I think we have a tendency not to appreciate the things that come easy as much as we do those we have to fight for. The reward is bigger after sacrifice.
In book 3 of Barker’s On Call series, a young, pregnant, independent, best-selling author has moved to Durango, Colorado, to get away from a stalker, but when her publishing agent is murdered near her house, a hot firefighter is determined to protect her and her unborn baby.
This is a hot romance told in Evan’s and Tahlula’s points of view filled with the long days and nights of being a firefighter and a murder mystery motivated by racism and bigotry.
Evan and Tahlula are very strong, independent protagonists who frequently butt heads, but are very passionate about each other. Due to Tahlula’s past, it is hard for her to trust anyone, but Evan is kind and compassionate which is hard to resist. Ms. Barker’s supporting characters are many and they make a great support unit for Tahlula and Evan, including Tahlula’s hunky and loud brother, Trunk. May I add, I can’t wait for Trunk’s story!
Overall, this is a terrific bi-racial romance with an emotionally charged murder mystery which had me on pins and needles. Recommend highly!
Thank you to Ms. Barker for the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 their own slice of happy.
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!