Title: Lock&Load (Pass, #3)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 25, 2021
Models: Josh Sargent and Morgan Boyd
Image: JW Photography
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Juggling two jobs is nothing new for registered nurse, Hillary Glenwood, she’s been doing it for most of her adult life. She has an objective she intends to meet. But, just months before reaching her goal, she witnesses a violent attack outside her apartment that rattles her determination.
However, her carefully controlled life runs completely off the rails when she recognizes the new neighbor coming to the rescue.
As a hacker, Radar Jansen hasn’t always used his expertise in the most respectable ways until he came to work for PASS Security. Normally his time is spent behind a computer, but that doesn’t mean his skills end there.
When—walking his dog one night—he sees a familiar woman rushing into a dangerous situation, his training kicks in.
With Hillary’s safety compromised, the keyboard warrior puts on his real-life armor to shield the woman who is fast becoming his only focus.
NICUnurse’s Review of Lock & Load by Freya Barker
Lock & Load is book three in Freya Barker’s PASS security series. It can absolutely be read as a stand-alone title as I’ve not read any of the previous books and had no issues with keeping up with characters or the plot. I’ve read a couple of books by this author before and liked them enough that I wanted to give this one a try.
NICUnurse’s Review: I’m a total romantic suspense junkie, and the last book I read by this author fed my addiction well, so I was definitely looking forward to this book. And while I felt like the story was a bit choppy in places, overall, it was a good read. I’m a nurse, so I’m usually very critical of books where the main character is a nurse, and this book passed muster pretty well. The action wasn’t all fast-paced, but I didn’t feel like that was a bad thing. It kind of ebbed and flowed like a good suspense television show. And while I had a vague idea of who the ultimate villain was, the suspense was complex enough that I didn’t quite figure it all out before the big reveal. (All good things for this long-time romantic suspense junkie! Nothing worse than a predictable outcome in these types of books.) The characters were definitely flawed but aren’t we all? And that just added more depth to the story, in my humble opinion. Our hero was no smooth talker, that’s for sure. And our heroine was pretty stubborn, even if she was a badass ER nurse! And despite their flaws, they eventually got their happily ever after.
All in all, this was a good and entertaining read that had me turning the pages and not wanting to put it down until all was said and done. Now, I’m thinking I’ll be going back and catching up on the previous two books in the series. If you like romantic suspense books that keep you guessing, you’re going to want to grab a copy of this one today!
I give Lock & Load by Freya Barker 4 out of 5 propellers!
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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”, and Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, 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!