Friday, 7 April 2017

Blog Tour | Freeze Frame (Snapshot #1) by Freya Barker and KT Dove | #Blogtour #Review #RomanticSuspense #ALPHA #MustRead #FiveStars

Title: Freeze Frame
Series: SNAPshot #1
Author: Freya Barker and KT Dove
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: 29 March 2017

Cover Model: Michael Joseph
Photographer: R+M Photography

A new career, a new place, and a new man—you’d think after the rough year she’s had, Isla has finally found her stride. Of course it’s never that simple. Some dreams she is building, some dreams are taken away before they have a chance to form. But she never imagined that the one thing she’s worked so hard to realize, could be the cause it all breaks apart.

Ben doesn’t miss his assignments, his life of deceit, or his unsavory associations—but they appear to miss him. Just as he’s beginning to think perhaps there’s redemption for him after all, his dark past casts a long shadow.—and not just on him, but on the woman who made him believe.

*Blog note: The Prequel novella Shutter Speed must be read before this book

This is the first book in the Snapshot series, however the prequel novella, Shutter Speed, must be read first as this sets up the series with the back story of Ben and Isla.

Isla is now starting her new career in the mountains with her man by her side. The book picks up from where the novella left off with Ben now firmly in Isla’s life. He has left behind his days of undercover ops to live with his woman in the mountains. Gone are the threats of his past and danger is long gone or is it?

This book has everything I look for in a high energy, engaging and passionate romantic suspense. I loved that both Ben and Isla were in their later years and that the feelings of love were not hidden. Ben was an absolute delight with his scratchy voice and his alpha tendencies. He was the epitome of the hunter gatherer and protector of his woman (or Pixie as he called Isla). Isla was also an instant hit with her quirky ways and her take no nonsense attitude. The banter and connection between them was both enticing but also so romantic and passionate! They were smoking hot together. However, just when you think all this romance and raunchiness was the whole theme of the book, a huge curveball was thrown in with the back story of a dangerous threat to the pair coming into fruition.

The story was not a light hearted read at all as there was some fairly gruesome results of the actions from this outside threat. At times my heart was in my mouth and the tension and fear was tangible from the kindle. It was amazingly gripping and had me on tenterhooks. The balance of against all the angst and tension though was the beautifully written love story of Ben and Isla.

An amazing storyline with an atmospheric backdrop cleverly brought forth with a cast of fantastic characters that had me hooked from the very first line to long after I had finished reading it. This is one definitely not to be missed and an absolute MUST READ. Brilliant. Five zillion stars.  

“Are you watching?” he asks, keeping me once again in suspension as one of his hands slides from my belly, up between my breasts, and curves around my neck.
“I am,” I whisper, just as he drives up with force, stealing what little breath I have.
His pace is furious and I can’t tear my eyes away from our reflection. Ben’s head is down, his attention on the furious piston of his hips, and yet the touch of his hand on my neck stays gentle in contrast. A dichotomy, much like the man. Soft and hard in equal measure.

Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.

Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

KT Dove grew up, and still lives, in the Midwest. At an early age she developed a love of reading, driving the local librarians crazy, and would plan plot lines and stories for her favorite characters. KT received degrees in English, Speech/Drama, and Education. And yet instead of becoming an English teacher as planned, she opted for an unexpected HEA. 

Now married, a mother and still an avid reader, she stumbled upon the Indie author movement and became involved on several levels. Never in her wildest imagination would she have thought she would co-author a book. With the support of her family, she took the plunge, adding writing to an already busy literary existence.  

She wouldn’t have it any other way.

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