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Keeping 6

(Rock Point #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  999 ratings  ·  223 reviews
Bookstore owner Kerry Emerson finally seems to be back in control of her life. Her failure of a marriage firmly in her rearview mirror and her recent business expansion a success, she is in charge of her own future. One that is looking better than ever.
The sight of the tall man, with the familiar salt and pepper goatee pushing open the door of her store, sets her hair on
ebook, 286 pages
Published May 2nd 2018 (first published April 21st 2018)
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DJ Sakata
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

Damn that man. I can’t even hang on to a good snit.

My mind twisted in so many different directions, I was giving myself whiplash.

He really has no idea the kind of danger he’s putting himself in right now. My sister can be like a rabid Chihuahua, especially with men.

“You know you’re near perfect, right?” “Near?” I sputter, mock insulted. “Perfection is boring, but near perfection? There isn’t a thing more intriguing, more tantalizing, more beautiful than that.”

Deadly words, those—
Bookworm Extraordinaire


description~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~
This one was a bit of a mixed bag for me. A lot of it was very good, but there were a couple things that left me a bit "meh." I always enjoy this authors writing, so in that regard, this was another well written book. The pace, for the most part, was OK. This author's books are always long drawn out affairs so I went into this one expecting that. Most of the book was well paced, and I never grew bored or felt the need to skim. That said, I felt this one could have probab
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd Read: Audiobook version. I loved the narrators. Both are favorites of mine and I actually enjoyed this book even more the second time around due to how they brought this book to life. I highly recommend the audiobook.

1st Read: Kerry is a no-nonsense and independent woman. She's 2 years fresh off a bad marriage and has learned that she can only depend on herself. She's got a bit of a chip on her shoulders when her and Damian meet again 2 years later but some of the was due to their previous e
This is my 5th book by this author and the first one I'm going to quit on. The mcs are so immature it's doing my head in, OW drama pretty early on and from a H who gives me manwhoreish vibes....... I'm done ...more
April Symes
This book drew me in right from the beginning with Keeping 6. Kerry has her own bookstore/coffee shop. In walks Damian, a blast from her semi recent past. FBI Special Agent in Charge, Damian Gomez, is a man who was the officer on duty that rescued her when she was kidnapped. Damian never could forget her and can't seem to get her off his mind. Damian never acted on his feelings for Kerry at that time because she was married to a jerk so he just let his feelings subside and now here she is and th ...more
Ambriehl Khalil
Romance AND some action? It’s a yes from me.
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Keeping 6 is the first book in a new series from Freya Barker and once again, she does NOT disappoint!! I ADORE her style, the way she writes is unique and feels effortless! It just flows so nicely that before you know it, the story has come to an end...WAY too soon, imo!

Kerry is a strong, mature, sassy heroine who has FINALLY kicked her no-good, abusive husband to the curb and is living her dream....and then, the intrigue begins! Kerry is sucked into a nightmare involving stolen rare books, mu
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yes just what we have come to expect as signature Freya Barker. Good interesting writing and It’s not all rainbows and unicorns. The protagonists have lived a good part of their lives and as so have experiences that shape them and their way of interacting with others. And the road to HEA is bumpy to say the least. Well worth a read. To my way of reading a few continuity issues in the ARC PROVIDED that are not glaring nor really effect the reading body of the story experiance(fixed in purchased c ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Bookstore owner Kerry Emerson finally seems to be back in control of her life. Her failure of a marriage firmly in her rearview mirror and her recent business expansion of success, she is in charge of her own future. One that is looking better than ever. The sight of the tall man, with the familiar salt and pepper goatee pushing open the door to her store, sets her hair on end. He doesn't exactly bri
Joanne T
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker has done it again; a sexy suspenseful story with unexpected twists and turns. A great start to a new series, and a superb introduction to secondary characters that make you anticipate subsequent books!

Though we’ve met Damian and Kerry briefly in a previous series, this is a complete standalone novel. He’s a protective alpha and she’s as sassy as can be. I love the fact that her heroines are independent. No timid princesses. Combine with her characters being more mature and have exp
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This was my first book by Ms. Barker and HOLY WOW!!!!!

I admired Kerry so much through out the book!! She was strong and determined and feisty!!! I love to read books that have a strong female heroine who gives the hero a run for his money....which she did with Damian.....

Damian....oh my.....😍😍....he was the perfect combination of hot ALPHA man who took care of the women he loved!!!

Keeping 6 is a fine example of romantic suspense and I immediately one clicked Cabin 12.....I’m diving in now
Sandy Nikolas
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So good

Freya is someone I’ve only been reading for a couple of months. I love her! All of her books have been great. Lots of suspense and love with older leading men and women for the most part. I can’t say enough, read them all!
D.M. Earl
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book drew me in right from the beginning. The character development is very clear. Kerry and Damian feel real to me. Like visiting old friends. The progression of their relationship reminds me that life happens and you have to hang on or let life pass you by. Damian definitely the type of Alpha you love to read about but Kerry drew me in. Her character and personality was believable. Actually the interaction between the two of them was like Freya managed to get in my head and pull out what ...more
Lisa Cullinan
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Great start to this series!

Keeping 6 (Book One ~ Rock Point Series)
By Freya Barker

Keeping 6 is the first book in Freya Barker’s new Rock Point Series, and boy is it off to a fantastic start!
This story takes us to Durango, Colorado, where Special Agent Damian Gomez is in charge of the field office there and an investigation that will eventually lead him to ...
Bookstore owner, Kerry Emerson, who is finally free to live the life she’s always dreamed of only to be caught up in the middle of an inter
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, alpha-male
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

I have had a hit and miss with this author's books, but this one I really enjoyed.
Kerry Emerson finally feels like her life is back on the right track. Between being kidnapped and her husbands abuse life seems fairly calm these days. And then she sees 'him' again. FBI Special Agent Damian Gomez.
Damian just wanted a cup of coffee and never would have expected to see Kerry again. The same Kerry who is a totally different person to the one he rescued. And
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m a big fan of romantic suspense books because they incorporate two of my favourite genres. There’s a mystery to solve and two people hoping to find their way to each other. I get this in Keeping 6 and the icing on this cake is our hero and heroine are in their 40s; an age group I easily relate to.

I really enjoyed the characters of Kerry Emerson and Damian Gomez. I found Kerry to be a strong, smart and resourceful woman who was a good match for the grounded and surprisingly romantic Damian. Th
Another read of this beauty, highly recommend the audio.
Original review:
I didn’t think Freya could top her Cedar Tree series, but reading this book has me so excited and feeling so good, she’s done it again!
Once again we have great leads, a strong contingent of secondary characters and potentially great future stories and a mad cap bunch of family that just add a depth & richness to the story, I absolutely loved it.
FBI Special Agent Damien Gomez first appeared in the Cedar Tree series as well a
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an early Arc on this novel.
I know I say this in a lot of my reviews, but truly I have only a few authors, who never cease to amaze me.
We learned about Kerry in Kim & Mal's book, and since it had been a while I wasn't sure i'd remember, but see with Freya it all comes back in a flash.
I love Damien & Kerry, I love the banter, I love that she doesn't take his "crap" yet he knows he's messing up. I look forward to more novels from this series.
OH and I love catching up with old friends.
Three and a half stars.

Kerry Emerson is a divorced woman with two book shops, she is finally starting to feel like she's on an even keel when FBI Special Agent in Charge Damian Gomez walks into her book store. Two years ago (and I'm guessing in a different series) Kerry was kidnapped and beaten up to try to find out the whereabouts of her BFF, Damian was the FBI agent who was first to find her.

Having thought she had left all the drama behind her, Kerry is soon embroiled in Damian's FBI investiga
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Keeping 6 is start of a new series, Rock Point, by Freya Barker. I love Freya's past books and this is a good start but I do feel like something is missing. I didn't connect with the characters this time and often felt like I'm missing backstory about the department/crew that Damian works with. Pacing felt a little off as well but it didn't ruin the story for me and I still wanted to know how the story would unfold for Damian & Kerry. I'm interested to see who from the team will be featured in t ...more
Britt The Hatters
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always Freya Barker had me hooked from the first page with Keeping 6. With impeccable writing she weaves words into a story so captivating I was glued to the pages for hours. An amazing start to a new series, Keeping 6 is full of romance, suspense, & mystery making it an addictive read!

One thing I love about Freya is she doesn’t stick to keeping her characters young and in their twenties. It’s so easy to relate to characters who are further along in their lives. There’s no games, no drama and
Kaity B
Jan 26, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1-1.5 star

DNF @36% but 150 pages... so I am counting this, it wasted my time, and so I will count it as a book read since some novellas are shorter than this book.

Overall couldn’t connect with either character and I was getting annoyed with the back and forth, and I just pretty much got bored and stopped caring. Haha
Sep 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great suspenseful love story!

"Perfection is boring, but near perfection? There isn't a thing more intriguing, more tantalizing, more beautiful than that."

I love reading books about older characters. Divorced and seemingly happy Kerry has her own bookstore/coffee shop. In walks Damian and she remembers him from years earlier when she was kidnapped and he was the officer on duty that rescued her. He would never forget her and can't seem to get her off his mind. So he keeps returning to have coffe
Jezabell Girl

Freya Barker has a real talent for creating characters that you immediately warm to. Without having met these characters before, having not read the earlier books linked to them, I didn’t find any difficulty in immersing myself in their story. Both Kerry and Damian are extremely likable characters and their developing relationship was refreshingly unique.

When I saw that Kerry was a bookshop/cafe owner, I had flashbacks to another hugely popular series and whilst initially wary by the similariti
Island Girl Romance Reads
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful start to another amazing series.
We’ve met Kerry as Kimeo’s best friend in Arrow Point.
This book takes place a few years later and Kerry has divorced her husband (thank God) and is now a free woman.
These are the kind of books I love with an mature couple who knows what they want, protective Alpha male and lots of suspense.
Love the banter and some interesting new characters that I can’t wait to read about.
5 “For You” stars!!
Karen Hrdlicka
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeping 6 is an intriguing start to what promises to be another great series by Freya Barker. FBI agent Damian Gomez was a supporting lawman in Like Arrows of the Cedar Tree series but one doesn't have to have read that book to know exactly is going on in Keeping 6. Reintroduced to the kidnapping victim from a previous case, Kerry and Damian's attraction is combustible. The suspense story is unique and the players varied. The new characters Ms. Barker introduces have strong personalities and I t ...more
★¸. • * ° *Jillie Anne * ° *•.¸☆
Loved this story. Freya has a nice way of twisting plots that have been used into brand new stories. I total enjoy her writing style.

I got drawn in because of the mysterious rare manuscript book plot and there was coffee involved.

No skimming this story. The pace was well set with great dialog. So many quotes...

Kerry is an independent woman who learned much about her self since her divorce. I really enjoyed her.

FBI Special Agent in Charge, Damian Gomez never crossed the line and became a jerk.
Rock Hard Romance
May 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
'I may have come with an ulterior motive,but make no mistake Gypsy,I volunteered for the job for a reason'~(Damien)

From the Prologue,which is set 2 years prior to the rest of the story,I initially got into this new series,the main character's (Kerry and FBI Special Agent Damien Gomez) caught my attention quickly,and the connection to The Cedar Tree series (Freya's first and one of my favorite's)was a nice touch. One of the things I like about this Author's writing,is the fact that her character'
Candyce Kirk
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Keeping 6 is the second book by Freya Barker that I have read. A Change of View was my first read from this author. I highly enjoyed it, so I had to check out more. Keeping 6 is the first book in a new romantic suspense series, Rock Point. Romantic suspense isn't a genre I've read a lot of so I was really curious. Keeping 6 started off exciting, a kidnap and the aftermath of it. Fast forward a few years and the detective from that kidnapping runs into the woman who was kidnapped at her
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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 2019 Best Book We've Read All Year Award fo

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