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High Ground

(High Mountain Trackers #3)


Freya Barker

Not much has gone according to plan for mechanic, Pippa Freling, recently. With lots of bridges burned behind her, she decides to stick close to her sister and give Montana a try.

Things are looking up when she joins a local group of animal activists, buys an auto shop for a steal, and even tries her luck with the opposite sex. But it doesn’t take long before her hopeful new future is derailed once again.

This time permanently.

Maintaining tight control is the stronghold in Sully Eckhart’s life. It served him well during his years in special forces and has kept him out of trouble since. But his self-restraint stretches only so far whenever he finds himself faced with the one woman who has the ability to shake his determination. A woman he’s tried to avoid for months—since the first time she shook his resolve—but who now finds herself in the middle of a serial murder case.

However, when she not only ends up a person of interest to the FBI, but firmly in the crosshairs of a killer, he has no other option but to stick close.

And give up all control.

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And again I have a wonderful book by Freya Barker in my hands. Her protagonists, always a little older, find themselves in all sorts of curious, dangerous and familiar situations and all need some time to come to terms with these changes. Pippa finally sees a silver lining after a traumatic experience, but suddenly fate throws a new challenge her way. She is not entirely innocent of this event: Sully Eckhard, who can be perfectly characterized as: hard shell, soft core. Over many conversations and compromises the two find together and brave some dangers.

All the secondary characters are back and make the book a visit with friends. I like Freya’s protagonists very much, especially her female characters show both strength and emotions and always stay true to themselves and their principles. Despite, or perhaps because, they have an emotional, strong man written to their side. Growing together instead of subordinating, solving problems together instead of sinking, these are the values Freya conveys to her readers. And in the process, no one is too old for love, new friendships, or the odd planned or unplanned offspring.

The writing style is great, soulful and descriptive and the tension is as always so high that I could not put the book down.

Freya Barker is one of my favorite authors in the Romantic Suspense genre.