Returning home to Grand Junction would not have been Rosie Perkins’ first choice, but with her mother no longer able to take care of herself, it’s the only one she has. As is working the night shift at a local hotel to bring in a much-needed income.
Rosie juggles to keep all the pieces of her life together and has no room to add anything more. One morning after a long shift, when she witnesses a hotel guest crash into a dumpster, her careful control starts to unravel.
Security specialist, Jake Hutchinson, has his hands full protecting the arrogant lead actor of a movie being filmed in town. Since the production company and crew arrived at the hotel, the entitled star has been nothing but trouble.
The only thing that can improve his mood is the occasional nightly glimpse of the redheaded housekeeper.
Until he finds himself trapped between desire and duty.
5 STAR Review
I loved every second of this audio book. I loved getting wrapped up in the story as well as listening to the narrators read the book. I felt like it was back in the world of Jake and Rosie.
I fell in love with Jake and Rosie when I had the privilege to read Freya's book, but getting to listen to it, I loved it. I can't wait for the next PASS book. I'm so rooting for a special couple to come to light. Let's hope we get it.
Freya is an amazing author and I love getting lost in her stories.
A new series on Bodyguards? Heck yes! Jack is part of the security detail for a movie production filming in town. They have rented out the second floor of the hotel that Rosie is working nights cleaning the hotel. Things get a bit dicey when Rosie witnesses something she shouldn't have.
Rosie is 42, single and came home to take care of her mother that is suffering from Alzheimer's. She has to work the night shift so that she can be home to take care of her mom during the day. Her money goes to the care of her mother who does nothing but belittle her when she is in her right mind. To say the least, her life is not full of sunshine.
Jake is 38, lost his parents when he was young and didn't find a family until he was in his teens. He enlisted in the army right out of high school and like many former military, he struggles with guilt over what happened while he was enlisted. He doesn't really know how a relationship should work but his connection to Rosie proves he doesn't need to know. All he cares about is protecting her from the danger that seems to be following her.
One of the things I love about this author is that her characters are so real. They have everyday problems they deal with and seeing how a romance growing in a real way is very appealing. Plus, her characters are usually a bit older and more mature. Like many of her other books, this one had me completely engrossed with Jack and Rosie's life. I loved it and can't wait for the next in the series!
A Great Series Starter
I just had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of Hit and Run and if I loved the story before, the dual narration from Tanya Eby and Patrick Zeller only added to the experience. Ms. Eby has a fine command of the characters' emotions and does a great job differentiating between them. Mr. Zeller has a deeply sexy voice and his narration is spot on for Jake and the others in his chapters. Kudos to both for bringing Ms. Barker's words to life.
Freya Barker is a master at crafting intricate suspense plots with hard-working, mature characters as her heroes and heroines. Hit and Run is the first in a new series for the author and it promises to be as entertaining and intriguing as her past series have been. Jake and Rosie's story hits all the feels and keeps the reader guessing until the end who the bad guy is.
Rosie's life hasn't been easy and her relationship with her mother has always been tense. Leaving Grand Junction to pursue her dream didn't exactly work out as she planned. Now over forty, she's back taking care of the mother and working nights to make her life work. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time sets her up as a target and a security risk. The movie cast and crew staying at the hotel seems to add not only to her workload but also risks her survival.
Jake backstory is as painful as Rosie's: alone at a young age, ex-military, guilt-ridden because of his best friend's injury while deployed, he's never been one to put himself out there. Working movie set security with his best friend and adopted family puts him at war with himself, and the powers that be. Does he finish the job he's hired for or find the truth and protect the little redhead who has caught his eye? The war within himself is as difficult for him as it was in the desert.
Jake and Rosie have a ton of chemistry and the suspense plot in this book is so well played and littered with red herrings, it was a surprise when the culprit is revealed. Ms. Barker is beyond compare when it comes to writing romantic suspense and each book proved that. I can hardly wait until her next book is released.