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?
I am voluntarily leaving this review. This was a well written, thought out story. It will have you on the edge of your seat from page one with all the suspense and romance throughout the story.
Jeremiah “Jim” had thrown his life into his career and never acted upon his crush on the waitress at the diner he frequented for work meetings. That all changes when the waitress, Calista, single mom, finally gets tired of waiting for him to take the first step. When both of their pasts and dangers collide, they have to work together to protect themselves and her daughter.
Their chemistry is steamy, their love for one another is perfect. I love that they both are stubborn and determined to do what’s right for each other as well as her daughter. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
Suspenseful and Fantastic!!
The second book in the series starts off soon after the first one ended. Jim is dealing with the injuries sustained and trying to find the courage to ask Calista out. Lucky for him, Calista asks him first. Jim and Calista were perfect together. The author included the realistic elements of a relationship, with the disagreements and the protectiveness. I liked how Lacey was included, she wasn't just mentioned and forgotten about, but had actual characteristics and was a real kid.
The story started off a little slow for me, but it warmed up soon enough. It is filled with twists and turns and lots of build up to the climax. I liked how the author ended things.
This is the second book in the series and I recommend reading book one before this one, otherwise everything will be confusing.
TW: Violence and abuse.
Arresting Jeremiah captivated me from the start with the nail-biting continuous action. Jeremiah (Jim) and Calista are likeable characters with real world problems and undeniable chemistry. Life is never easy. Calista is haunted by a prank caller and return of her daughter’s loser father. Jeremiah’s has troubles at his parole office and must keep his own secrets. Each must work through their personal struggles, but they discover communication and trust tear down their walls to solve their troubles together and enjoy steamy romance along the way.
What I liked most about the novel was the intriguing plot. I read Arresting Mason when it was released and loved that book, but this one pulls you in even more, building your curiosity to find members of the Onyx crime organization. I like how Amber Daulton weaves in Jeremiah’s sister Mia and her boyfriend Mason from the previous book. I’m excited to read more in this series and learn the head of Onyx’s identity!