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4.49  ·  Rating details ·  420 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Love, life…death—a few seconds can change everything.

I’m a criminal defense lawyer determined to build my own firm from the ground up.
My ex, the new prosecutor, complicates things; especially when the animosity between us infects the whole courtroom.

Then I meet Callum—my brother’s friend, a bounty hunter, and the accused in my new case.
The charge—sexual battery.
The su
Paperback, 178 pages
Published September 6th 2020 by Freya Barker
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Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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SECONDS (The Salvation Society Series) by Freya Barker is a new book in Corinne Michaels’ Salvation Society world series featuring multiple authors. This series is filled with Navy SEALs, CIA operatives, strong heroines, suspense, action, romance and so much more! Each romantic suspense in the series stands on its own.

Reagan is a smart and determined criminal defense lawyer. After leaving a large firm with her paralegal, Sally, she
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I think this is my new favorite couple from Freya Barker. I LOVED Cal. He's exactly what I envision for the male MC. I like that he is a bit rough around the edges, he had the right amount of male dominance about him, and the best part, he was a guy who thought he would be a bachelor until he met Reagan. This guy is 45 years old. He even says himself that he's old enough to know what he wants and he recognized right away what Reagan could be to him. That's my kryptonite. If an author would ask m ...more
With each new book by this author, I am renewed with the conclusion that she can do no wrong. She writes the characters I love, the stories I’m engrossed with and the endings that leave me happy and content all while I’m dying to get my hands on the next book. Seconds is another perfect example of her talent and ability to give me everything I want.

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I enjoyed the fact that Reagan, being a lawyer, was not a hard-nosed professional as many lawyer heroines are usually shown to be. Instead, she has a
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker is seriously an author who can not write a bad book. In almost every book I’ve read by her I am instantly drawn into the story and fall in love with the characters. In Seconds, it is no different. Right from the very beginning I knew what an awesome heroine Reagan was going to be. She is a defense attorney who decided to go out on her own after some run ins with her ex-husband. Unfortunately the ex did not stay away. The hero in this story is Callum McGregor, a bounty hunter, Reagan ...more
⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
Seconds can change Everything..
An Amazing Read with Mature Main characters, Suspense, Dangers, Finding Love, A killer twist, AND A Deserving HEA!
DEVOURED this in 4hrs, Loved Reagan & Callum! The Cameos by Jackson were Fun😍.

#My 1st By Freya, totally gonna read more!

Reagan, Kickass Lawyer, is Jackson's Sis [Salvation Series]. She's Smart, Fierce, Confident.

Callum, Bounty Hunter, is Jackson's Friend. Reagan's his tenant. He's Badass, Sweet, Funny!
(FYI, Both R+C are in their early Forties.)

Maybe it
Right from the very first scene in Seconds, I fell in love with Reagan. She is full of sass, independent and smart. Then we meet Callum McGregor, or Cal for short. He is not only the landlord of the building where Reagan’s office is, he is also an old military buddy of her brothers.... making her off limits according to the “guy code”. So of course he is going to be drawn to her. I love Cal, just everything about him, protective, sexy, and confident. When Cal is arrested for a crime he didn’t co ...more
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Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker is one of my favorite authors and each one of her books leaves my feeling so good after I finish them.
Seconds is a beautiful book. It’s my new favorite of her.
Cal is my new favorite male character of hers. A sexy bounty hunter that gets into trouble and needs a lawyer to help him.
Love Reagan. She’s a strong lawyer and Cal is her landlord of her office.
Love this story and the chemistry between the main couple. They had me swooning. The suspense had me on the edge of my seat and rea
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Page 1...that’s right from page 1 I was fully invested in Raegan and Cal’s story. Raegan’s character was so bada^^! Her intelligence and ability to pull the mask on and focus on her job...Perfectly bada^^!

Then there is Cal; can I just say I loved his take charge attitude....well, I guess I should say his ALPHA-tude was everything Raegan needed.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I read Seconds. I would put it aside to go do something and immediately finish what I had to do and got back
Ga Books LoverX
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Want a healthy dose of suspense- you wouldn't be disappointed when reading this then! There is a huge amount of who-dun-it while an awesome romance is happening. The author wraps you up in the story and characters (which are wonderful) and you can't help but just follow along the ride.

All in all, I hadn't read this author before, but I was really impressed with all of it. If you want a romantic suspense that will have you guessing what is going to happen next, you shou
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fell in love with this from page one full REVIEW & MY TEASER I made on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Seconds by Freya Barker, a novel in Corinne Michaels’ The Salvation Society, tells the story of Reagan and Callum. Reagan is an attorney and Callum is a bounty hunter. He is a friend of her brother, Jackson, from the Salvation series, and her landlord. When he finds himself in trouble, she decides to help him. But can they figure out what is going on before its’s too late? Cal is protective and an alpha and Reagan was strong and determined. They shared a strong chemistry and I loved watching the ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For a quick read this story was brimming with tons of passion, heart and soul. Well paced and flawlessly written the insta attraction between defense attorney and a bounty hunter was unputdownable.
These characters, really came to life as their story unfolded.
There was a heartfelt and poignant reason for this title. Seconds, sometimes that’s all it takes!
Finding out the what and the why made this book another winner by this author!
4.5 stars!
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
After reading this gem I realise I’ve not read enough of this authors stories as this was a great read.

Callum and Reagan- eekkk I love these two. Reagan is a successful lawyer. Cal is a bounty hunter- a very sexy one. I love we get glimpses of other characters we may have met before.

This was an excellent read. I absolutely adored it.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker has shown us once again that you can find excitement, steamy moments and love at any age! Seconds is the perfect combination of the mature, memorable characters that we have come expect from Freya, within a storyline that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. This book is an action packed story and a steamy romance wrapped together and it will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing who is the cause of all the chaos in both Cal and Reagan’s lives.

Cathy Geha
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Seconds by Freya Barker
The Salvation Society

Need an escape?
Great book boyfriend?
Combustible Chemistry?
Perfect for one another?
Look no further!

Holy Hotness! Cal and Reagan are like puzzle pieces that slot together perfectly. Loved their story!

What I liked:
* Reagan: intelligent, professional, on top of her game, excellent lawyer, good friend and at the right stage of her life to meet Cal.
* Cal: savvy, professional, leader of men, owner of his own business, physically fit, great friend to Re
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Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Who wouldn’t fall in love with Callum McGregor. He’s super hot and sexy. Oh yay and he’s a bounty hunter.
Reagan is a Kick a** lawyer. Strong and independent. From the very first page to the crazy twisted ending this story is full of romance and suspense.
“You need to stop being so da*m amazing,” she says in a scolding tone. “You’re already irresistible enough.”

Cal is not messing around he knows exactly what he wants.

“Sweetheart, it only took me seconds to fall a** over teakettle for you.”
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
4.50 stars
OH wow. I haven't read a Freya Barker book in a while and this one just captured me from the start till the end.

Reagan was an awesome defense attorney, so you knew she was going to kick ass. She decided to work for herself after she had some issues with her ex husband. Then she meets Callum McGregor, a bounty hunter. Man even his name is awesome. And you just know his going to be a alpha hot hero.
From the moment he meets Reagan, Callum was totally enamored. He even told her.

Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marrying the Salvation series with Freya Barker’s writing is as perfect as apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Jackson Cole’s sister, Reagan and his old friend Cal are a match made in Heaven.
I managed to read this book in a day. Not my day off. A day I worked. I started waaaay too early in the morning and stayed up waaaay too late the same night. But I couldn’t stop reading. It was that good.
I want more!!!
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I freaking loved this story! Freya is so great at writing romance stories with suspense mixed into it!
These two essentially meet, become lawyer/client, become friends and fall in love.
That’s the gist. Read this one to get the full details. I didn’t mention SO MUCH that you need to read all about.
I’m being serious.
This is an awesome story!

By the way, isn’t the man on the cover hot?!?!
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Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

I think this may be one of Freya Barker's shortest stories, but that doesn't mean it didn't rock! This was such a good read, some really awesome drama, danger, a bit of violence, and an alpha male that knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to make that known (super hot). This story started jumping from the first chapter and didn't slow down. I give Cal and Reagan 5 stars.
Britt The Hatters
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-faves, faves
Freya Barker has long been a favorite for me when it comes to romance and suspense. I always know I'm going to get an amazing story when I pick up one of her books. But not one thing could have prepared me for how epic Seconds is. This book is Freya at her absolute finest. It's like she took her self to the maximum level on everything. Maximum romance. Maximum Suspense. Maximum Action. Maximum swoon. Seconds is a book that will keep you not only on the edge of your seat, but also steal your hear ...more
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a woman is spurned. She was taken into custody and then accused the bounty hunter of assaulting her. Callum's lawyer and her ex who is the prosecutor stir things up in the court room. But she knows Callum's innocent and intends to prove it. Intrigue and romance. HEA ...more
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Reagan is our hotshot criminal defense lawyer who has been separated from her husband and has been since in a rivalry with him. Cal, a bounty hunter, who is always best friends with her brother has been accused of some crime that he may or may not have committed. Feeling he is innocent, she decides to take his case but
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
Second that is all that Reagan felt in her life. She always has come second to the people in her life for the last few years and she isn't taking that any more. She made a stand and got rid of the baggage that tied her down. Until she meets Cal and gets caught up in a whirlwind of suspense when her world is threaten once again
Reagan is tough and it not just because she is a lawyer. She has been forced too because of the way things have turned out in the last year. She doesn't except to find lov
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a fave Unicorn author writes a book in ANOTHER Unicorn author's world??!! ABSOLUTE MAGIC!!! Seconds is just such a book! I ADORE Ms. Barker's writing style and it fits PERFECTLY into Corinne Michaels Salvation series only issue? I didn't want this story to end!

Reagan (Jackson Cole's sister) is a lawyer. Not only is she a lawyer, but she's a dedicated, tough-as-nails opponent in the courtroom...and she's smart, sassy, independent and isn't looking for love! Cal is an
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time i read a book of Freya Barkers, i find she never fails to surprise me with her wonderous stories and her great characters.
In this lovely and surprising story Reagan, a lawyer, is a beautiful and smart women, but those who look at her wouldnt think she was so smart, that is why when i started reading this book i thought i wonder what sort of person this lovely lady would have matched to her. And to Freyas credit she created Cal, and omg i loved him and his personality, he takes everyth
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reagan & Callum

When you pick up a Freyya Barker story you know you won't be disappointed--

She loves being her own boss in her own private practice. Her ex not so much, especially when she beats him as he prosecutes her clients. Someone who does like her at first encounter is her landlord, a Bounty Hunter. Callum knows she should be off-limits as the little sister of his best friend.

Their occupations cross when she becomes his attorney. Of course, he is innocent, right?

The rest of the story invol
Up All Night With Books
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Elizabeth
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night with Books Blog

Freya Barker has gained another follower for life with her newest wordy creation, Seconds. Seconds is amazeballs all around! I was hooked from the very beginning and could not put it down until I finished.

Reagan is headstrong and I knew from the beginning I liked her! I see a lot of myself in her so what’s not to like? She is very opinionated, determined, selfless, and witty. She is everything I like to see in a heroine wh
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.25 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

I suggest reading the Salvation Series by Corinne Michaels before reading books in the Society, but it is not a requirement.

Key Points for this story in the Salvation Society Collection:
- Romantic Suspense
- MC Characters are over 35 years old
- Strong Independent Characters on their own and together
- Salvation Series connection is Jackson from Beloved & Beholden

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Carol Seymour
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker has the uncanny ability to weave romance and suspense. You are on the edge of your seat while you are in a haze of love.
Defense attorney Reagan has just managed to best her EX in her most recent case. She is then obliged to take on the case of Cal her "landlord" and brother's friend. He is accused of sexual battery.
It seems to be an uphill battle but Reagan is up to the task at hand until the case includes a dead body.
Scandal, intrigue, murder, and deep yearning for love in the mos
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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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