RELEASE BLITZ – Opal (GEM #1) by Freya Barker

Title: Opal

Series: GEM, #1

Author: Freya Barker

Genre: Romantic Suspense – slow burn romance

Release Date: May 22nd

Grab your copy of Opal!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Vhlw4L 

Apple: https://mybook.to/Ck1463

BN: https://bit.ly/40Lb4DG 

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3ACW8N3

Preorder Pearl:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3oGKpdP

Apple: https://apple.co/41BdRQN

BN: https://bit.ly/3LDmyoc

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3NoHXmE 

Preorder Onyx:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Nd5BCd

Apple: https://apple.co/3Aq9L26

BN: https://bit.ly/3Nmv6Bb

Kobo: https://bit.ly/42pj8LF

Blurb:

GEM: A PRIVATELY-FUNDED ORGANIZATION OPERATING INDEPENDENTLY IN THE SEARCH FOR—AND THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF—MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN. ALTHOUGH, AT TIMES WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, GEM AIMS TO ENSURE THE VICTIMS RECEIVE JUSTICE…BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY.
____

GEM Operator Opal; multifaceted, versatile, a chameleon.

She hides in plain sight, adapts, and infiltrates.

When Opal goes undercover in a youth center several teenagers have disappeared from, she’s shocked to find a ghost of her own traumatic past at the helm. However, her worry for the missing kids is greater than her concern being recognized and she risks her own safety to discover the truth.

To complicate matters, a familiar FBI agent shows up conducting his own investigation and almost blows the whistle on her. It takes some doing to convince him to join forces with her but as it turns out, they work well together.

In the course of uncovering an organized group of child molesters, they find themselves falling—for each other.

BLP REVIEW – Tracy

I love Freya’s books and I was excited to hear she had a new series coming out.

I think one of the things I liked the most was that while the book still had a small town feel, great well written and rounded characters and an engaging story line (as always!!) the story arc was a bit different from what we’ve read from Ms B before.

Reading about Opal and the other ladies of GEM made my heart hurt. Partly because of the narrative from Freya but also because the things they experienced are things we are aware go on in the world around us…. That blast of reality made me more invested in the read than ever and I had a knot in my chest more than once.

Opal had strength of character and a determination to save others from the same trauma she herself and her friends had lived through. I loved her determination, her focus and – while she had that little streak of what Mitch (and I) probably considered reckless – I totally understood why she did some of the things she did.

Mitch. I really liked him. He felt switched on and aware of what could be going on around him, but as the story passed you felt that his life had worn him down a bit. It took a while for this pair to work out their feelings and it wasn’t without problem, angst or a need by my to knock their heads together at least a few times….
He was juggling work and home life, dealing with a daughter and a piece of work ex.

Maybe I’ve read Freya so much that I felt sore I knew at least one of the plot lines before it happened but even then I couldn’t wait to see what happened….

There’s some mystery round the ladies ‘boss’. I’m intrigued about who he is, how he knows their history and just what his motives are….

Interesting characters and at least one match up that’s gonna be coming are gonna make for fun reading.

I can’t wait to read more about Pearl and Onyx.

If you’re a reader of Freya’s your gonna enjoy this new series. If you’re new to one of my go-to authors this is a pretty good place to start!!!!!

5 GEM encrusted stars.

Author bio:

USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

With forty-plus books already published, she continues to create characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. 

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 spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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