How would you describe yourself in a personal ad? Hmm…sandy-brown hair, dark eyes, tall, built, and not available. Sorry, ladies. This train already has a conductor, and she will strike you down if you try to take a ride.
What would you change about your life if you could? I’ve made some bad mistakes for good reasons, or at least I thought they were good reasons at the time. What did I do, you might ask? Well, I almost got one of my parolees killed, and now he’s stuck in a crappy situation. Too bad the foolish kid doesn’t realize it. He’s having a blast working for the wealthiest crime lord in the city, and I’m biting my tongue, looking the other way.
What are your thoughts on love? It’s not worth it. Too complicated. Too dangerous. Then I met Calista and everything changed. She’s a wonderful, sassy, kindhearted woman who drops me to my knees. Hell yes, I can admit that. I have no shame in telling everyone that she has me wrapped around her little finger. I love her so much I can barely breathe sometimes.
What have you always wanted to do but haven’t? And why? Follow my own dreams. When I was a little boy, my parents—especially Dad—pushed me to strive for a career I didn’t want. To make them proud, I became a parole officer with the intention of joining the police force later on. The job drained me, turned me into a prick. I needed a major change. Once Calista and I got together, her dream to open a bakery made sense to me. So maybe it’s not my own personal dream, but stuffing doughnuts with blueberry filling is a better way to spend my time than dealing with parolees shooting at me.
What’s your favorite article of clothing in your closet and why? Blazers. I love freaking suit blazers, whether they’re the navy-blue variety, sports jackets, or even the fancy pinstripe kind. It hides the firearm I always keep holstered at my waist, and it’s just stylish. Sue me.
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? Watch the trailer. Purchase Arresting Jeremiah on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, or Universal link.
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, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing. Learn more about Amber on her website, her newsletter (new subscribers get a freebie), and Goodreads. Connect on Facebook.