Keeping 6 (Rock Point #1) by Freya Barker

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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.

Pet’s $0.02

I think Freya Barker has another hit series in the making…

 

It’s not a secret that I love her books, because she writes about women I can relate to.

 

And, I really liked Kerry. 

The woman has to have the worst luck in existence but I liked that she didn't let that get her down. When her life wasn’t all sunshine she didn’t withdraw. She dumped her waste of a husband and went after her dreams. She had an affair with happiness and it was awesome.

 

I also liked Damian, but fuck, he frustrated me at times.

Damian…I get it, you’re FBI, you have shit to do….you’re busy.

But you want the girl, right?  Get your head out of your ass….

Thank goodness for little sisters, because your game is weak!

 

Damian is kind of a player, but once he gets involved with Kerry, he's officially off the market. And thank goodness, because women like Cora? She’s a hot mess and rude as hell. He definitely traded up when he met and claimed Kerry as his. 

 

But, this is not your mother’s romance. This is romance with a hint of mystery, and the mystery part of this was pretty damn good. I didn't see any plot holes and it all got wrapped up in a neat shiny bow. It had just the right amount of red herrings and doubts, and kept me guessing. 

 

Well done Ms. Barker. I can’t wait to see what you have for us next.