Title: Watching Trin, (On Call, #7)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 14, 2021
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Freelance journalist and single mom, Katrina (Trin) Paige, has recently returned to her hometown to help her sister care for their elderly father. They’ve barely settled back into Durango’s daily life when her rebellious teenage son gets himself in tumultuous waters. While being rescued by the local fire department, he unwittingly uncovers a decades-old crime hidden underneath the churning rapids of the Animas River.
Once Trin’s life is back on an even keel, her sharp nose for a compelling story starts twitching and she dives headfirst into an investigation of her own. The more she uncovers, the closer she gets to the firefighter who not only pulled her son from the river, but who also seems present everywhere she turns.
Bodhi (Roadkill) Jones doesn’t believe in things like fate, although, he can’t deny the way his life seems to be entwined with the spunky redhead is more than mere coincidence. In fact, he’s been wondering how it is possible she escaped his attention growing up in the same town, even though she is a few years older. Swept up in an unfamiliar current, he finds himself looking for ways to spend time with her and her family.
However, when a murder investigation touches his personal life, it invades Trin’s as well, leaving him scrambling to make sure the woman he’s fast falling for is protected.
|Freya Barker has long been a favorite for me. I just know before I even pick up any of her books I’m going to be whisked away into the worlds she creates and Watching Trin did exactly that. Beautifully emotional, the perfect dash of steam, entirely suspenseful, Watching Trin is all of that and more. I actually finished this book a while ago, but it’s taken me a bit to gather my emotions to write my review.
This book hit close to home for me when it came to the subject of Trin’s father. So much so I had to take a couple breaks and gather myself because Freya Barker does such a magnificent job at portraying some of the hardest struggles when it comes to taking care of a loved one with dementia that I found myself crying over seeing what my loved ones and myself have experienced in caring for my grandmother right there on the pages. It was a combination of relief in the sense of knowing someone else gets it, that they’ve felt the same things, and remembering the harder times. I felt such a strong kinship to Trin.
More than that I also just flat out utterly adored Trin and Bohdi. They were just simply wonderful together. Their chemistry was immediate and grew into a beautiful relationship that had me falling head over heels for them both. I adore how Freya’s characters always have such healthy and mature communication and Bohdi and Trin have that in spades. They respect each other just as much as they love each other and it is glorious to see such a beautiful relationship develop.
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!