Now, Kenzie is different. She’s going through the motions every day, not caring about herself or anyone else. She’s being the only thing she can be right now—numb.
Title: Covering Ollie(On Call #2)
Author: Freya Barker
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Living in Durango, Colorado for the past eighteen years allowed Ollie Rizzo to build her own business and carve out a quiet existence for her and her teenage daughter. She’s used to going it alone. However, their new silver-haired neighbor might present a problem—not only is he handsome—he’s also Durango’s new chief of police; a complication she can’t afford.
For recently widowed Joe Benedetti, the job offer as Durango’s new chief of police came at the right time. With life, the new job, and his two young sons settling into a comfortable routine, he does his best to ignore the beautiful and intriguing woman across the street. Yet when he discovers she’s caught the attention of the FBI, there is no way he can stay away.
Their worlds collide with the appearance of FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston. The agent has a warning to deliver, one that spins life in Durango out of control, giving Joe a crucial mission—keep Ollie alive.
Freya Barker does it again! Covering Ollie is the second installment from the On Call series and it’s EPIC!
I’m just gonna lay it out there—Joe Benedetti is my new FAVORITE book boyfriend. He’s beyond sexy, bossy, alpha, smart, and takes charge in the bedroom … Well, of course he does; he’s Durango’s new chief of police. If Freya can out do him, I’ll probably pass out.
A widowed father of two boys, Ryder and Mason, Joe Benedetti has an extreme amount of chaos and responsibilities on his plate, both professionally and personally. The way he handles himself, it’s easy to understand why he’s so well-respected and liked. Joe has the perfect mixture of sternness and warmth with his two boys who lost their mom to cancer a little over a year-and-a-half ago.
Joe is lucky that he has Trinny, the seventeen-year-old neighbor who lives across the street as she’s a huge help babysitting his boys. And that leads him to …
Olivia Rizzo is a single mom to Trinny, raising her on her own. Ollie, as she likes to be called, lost part of her leg in a car accident but certainly doesn’t let the disability slow down her life. Ollie is a spitfire and not too much gets past her. If she comes across as bossy, her fiery Italian temper combined with eighteen years of being a sole decision-maker and caregiver to her daughter are to blame. She’s had no other choice, not that she’d change a thing when it comes to her Trinny.
Little does Ollie know that her past is gonna catch up with her and trouble is on its way. Luckily, she has Durango’s chief of police to protect her and Trinny, and boy does he! Joe, along with Cruz Livingston from Susan Stoker’s Police and Fire: Operation Alpha, and the rest of Freya’s Rock Point FBI hotties do what they do best.
Joe and his sons’ lives become entwined with Ollie and Trinny’s, and in doing so, it’s clear they all need one another. All the parts that have been missing in each of their lives are filled to the brim as a new family is created. Joe and Ollie together are as natural as the beautiful gardens she brings to life.
Covering Ollie is another masterpiece. The storyline is so well-written and filled with lots of twists and turns and suspense. There’s the perfect balance of steamy, sexy times, heartfelt family moments, and funny and sassy banter. The supporting cast never fails to make every single one of Freya’s books a literary candy store, adding a kaleidoscope of color and depth that spills from the pages, and this one is no exception.
And … I just have to reiterate … Joe Benedetti ROCKED MY WORLD. He is the ultimate swoon-worthy alpha M.A.N.—just ask Ollie, she’ll tell ya ~
I say it every single time, but Freya Barker is the BEST storyteller of our time. Her books are treasures, sure to be read over and over again. Five stars for me! A must read ~
Reviewed by Lisa Cullinan ~ Bourbon, Bikes, and Books
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.
Relationships with secrets are impossible.
Shauna Daly is the lead apt developer for the world’s largest communication company, Kinsman Communication. Shauna loves her job and does your Family duty without argument until she is asked to meet Maks Volkov. Maks is the curator of the Philadelphia Natural history museum and is also doing his family duty.
Maks and Shauna’s first meeting was a disaster ending in vows of never seeing each other again. After many apologies, by Maks and promises to do better Shauna gives him one last chance. Shauna knows Maks is keeping a secret; what she doesn’t know is the secret could destroy their relationship and her Family
Liberty has been an avid reader for most of her life. When she was younger she use to sit and fill spiral notebooks full of stories for her grandmother. As she got older she took the jobs needed for raising her boys as a single mom until she met her now amazing husband. She has stopped working in the last few years and started off by promoting authors, then she took up blogging and reviewing for authors. Which has lead her down the path of writing and creating characters and telling their stories. She loves getting creative and working behind the scenes with her characters and bringing her imagination to life.
I’m a lifelong reader who had a dream to write her own books. A transplanted Yankee, I now live in Georgia (Hotlanta) with my pets. While I have a strong personal belief system and faith, I won’t be “preaching” in any of my books. They’ll have perfectly imperfect people in it who meet, fall in love, fall into bed (at times; sometimes they might wait), have kids, get married. In short, I want to write books that make people think and feel.
My debut novel, “Bountiful Harvest” was released on the 7th anniversary of my mom’s death. Somehow, I think my biggest cheerleader and staunchest defender helped it publish so quickly.
Since hitting publish 8/31/16, I’ve had the privilege to begin co-writing with Liberty Parker on an MC series, the Rebel Guardians. There are six books out in this series, plus the first book in a spin-off (2.0, the next generation) and the first book in The Nelson Brothers (who show up in book 5 of the RGMC). We’re hard at work on yet another spin-off (New Beginnings) featuring some of the girls from the RGMC whose love interests are not with the men from the MC!
I also co-write a series of children’s short stories with a fellow author, Cherry Shephard and her 10 year old son. Get immersed in “The Mischief Kitties” and their zany, crazy lives!