Arresting Jeremiah Book Cover Arresting Jeremiah
Arresting Onyx
Amber Daulton
Romance
Wild Rose Press
October 14, 2020
384

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah "Jim" Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he's craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart--and his bed--but he's obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life. Calista doesn't trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim's arms. Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

 

Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team   

 

Jeremiah (Jim) Borden is a parole officer with a broken arm and a two week suspension from his job. If you have read book one, Arresting Mason, then you are familiar with Jim and what happened to him and why he is obsessed with doing a gangland investigation. Jim is investigating Capularia, a subset of Onyx a major crime ring and trying to deal with the fact that in order to save his life he made a deal with the devil, Bristol Rieger.

 

Jim can’t seem to let go of what happened to him, his sister Mia and her boyfriend Mason and in spite of the danger he puts himself in he keeps going. When a knock on his door brings him face to face with the girl of his dreams Calista Barlow he is shocked, but as much as he wants to be with her he refuses to put her life and the life of her ten year old daughter in danger, his secrets could threaten their lives. Unfortunately for him it is a new era and Calista has no problem making the first move. Calista works at a run down diner and has had her eyes on Jim for quite a while so if the mountain won’t come to Mohamed then Mohamed will go to the mountain.

 

In spite of his desire to protect Cali he can’t refuse her and he really doesn’t want to. She and her daughter become his family and he will do whatever he has to to protect the ones he loves. His investigation takes a turn when Cali’s past crashes into Jim’s because he discovers that Rieger is as much a part of her life as he is his. I don’t want to go into too much about Cali’s involvement with the Rieger family but I will reveal that she grew up in their home where her mother still lives and works and life with the Rieger’s was not always pretty.

 

This book kept me up till 5AM because I could not put it down. This is a suspense lovers buffet, violence, murder, attempted rape, lies, betrayal, kidnapping, stalking, sex, and OMG the surprises. I can’t imagine that this book doesn’t cover everything you could want, it definitely covered everything I wanted.

 

Amazing characters, hot, hot sex and a woman who doesn’t turn her back from trouble especially if that trouble involves her loved ones. I would also recommend reading book one, Arresting Mason because it was every bit as wonderful as this book was.

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