Love and danger come from all sides, in Arresting Jeremiah, a new novel by Amber Daulton. Calista Barlow falls in love with a man who isn’t as squeaky-clean as he appears. Let’s meet Calista. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.
Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.
Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.
Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?
Introducing Calista Barlow
Please tell me about yourself.
Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado
Profession: Waitress at Demi’s Diner
What do you look like?
Oh, Lord. I knew you’d ask that question. Well, I’m six-feet tall, so I rarely wear high heels. I’m not technically ashamed of being a tall woman, but it’s so annoying when some men scowl at me, like it’s my fault they’re short. Anyway, I have long blonde hair and blue eyes. My thighs and hips are a little chunky, but my bottom looks good when I walk—or so Jeremiah says. My breasts are on the big side, so I would love to get a reduction some day. Unfortunately, it costs way too much money. (I can’t believe I’m actually saying this. You’re just so easy to talk with, Kayelle.)
Who is the significant other in your life?
Jeremiah Borden. Everyone calls him Jim, but I always use his given name unless I’m mad at him. I lucked out when I met him. He’s six-feet-two of gorgeous rock-hard muscles, and he’s always trying to persuade me to wear heels.
I dropped out of community college when I was 18. I was pregnant, and my ex wanted nothing to do with me or with our child. Serves me right for falling under a pretty boy’s thumb. I should’ve known better than to get involved with him, but I digress… I went back to school a few years later for culinary and business courses, but I didn’t have time to stick with it. My daughter, Lacey, then a job, came first.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I love to cook and bake, and I’ve been dreaming about opening a bakery for as long as I can remember. Even though I’ve had no real formal education into cuisine, I grew up in the shadows of a wealthy household (my mother was a maid there) and the head chef took me under his wing. I’ve learned to create a variety of French dishes under Chef Caron’s tutelage.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I get by. I’m working a dead-end job at a greasy diner since I couldn’t find a chef position without a college diploma. Though I receive some money through child support, I’m trying to save it for Lacey’s college.
When there is a setback, what doubt or flaw surfaces?
I always tend to think I’m not good enough, not smart enough, and I even go so far to think my life would be easier if I was shorter with smaller breasts.
I grew up with a wonderful, loving mother, but I didn’t know my father and the first guy I fell in love with stomped my heart into the ground. The few guys I dated after him either used me for sex—hence the body issues—or they didn’t like my daughter. How could any woman’s confidence survive unscathed after repeated abuse like that?
I’m proud to say I’ve worked through much of my self-esteem issues, but that horrible niggling doubt is always there at the back of my mind, ready to pounce when I least expect it. But I know better than to flame the fire. I’m a smart, strong woman, and no one is going to make me change my mind.
When you are upset, what gives you away?
I rarely curse, so if bad words are flying from my mouth, you better step back. I’m about to or have already blown my top.
Where to buy Arresting Jeremiah
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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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