Title: Burning For Autumn
Series: On Call #1
Series: On Call #1
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 8 January 2019
Cover Designer: Freya Barker
When Autumn McCoy accepted a temporary work contract in Durango, she thought it would be a safe way to add some spark to her existence. She may be getting more than she bargained for when she finds herself the target of impending danger.The outspoken forty-two-year-old isn’t prepared for that spark to ignite flames threatening to engulf every aspect of her life.
Buried under the weight of responsibilities, all interim Chief of Police, Keith Blackfoot, wants is to get back to good old-fashioned detecting. He gets his chance when an encounter with a feisty redhead seems to incite a wave of arson cases. Although a visit from friend and firefighter, Roman “Chief” Proudfit, provides some direction, he’s left to battle an invisible menace fueling fires that could leave his town—and his heart—in ashes.
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Burning For Autumn is the first book in the new series, On Call, but also features characters from other series and even another author (Susan Stoker). I just love when an author interconnects series with others but is a standalone still.
Keith Blackfoot has been a bit of an enigma for me when he has appeared in previous books so it was great to dig deep and see what this alpha police guy has been hiding.
Autumn is in a new town on a short term contract at the burns unit. She has not made many, if any, new friends since she has been in town so takes a punt on the local bar to rectify that. Unfortunately the person she sits at the side of in the bar happens to be Keith and they get off on the wrong foot. Hence the storyline unravels with these fiercely independent twosome fighting off the inevitable of taking a chance on love.
The sub story of the suspense element was cleverly executed and kept me guessing as to who the perpetrator was right until it was revealed. Usually I can spot them a mile away but this time it got me good. Brilliant!
I loved the connection and passion between Keith and his Red (Autumn) and the banter between them was something else. The chemistry and sexy times was off the charts steamy which I loved to see develop into so much more. I think these two are my most favourite of all Ms Barker’s characters and I could click with them both from the offset.
This series has got off to a stellar start and I can’t wait to read the next books. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend you grab it to devour like I did. A massive five stars from me.
*ARC kindly provided by the author to Foxylutely
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 and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.
To see Freya's complete backlist, or to find out what is coming down the pipe, visit freyabarker.com.