Exceprt from Breaking Point by Bailey Thomas with a GIVEAWAY
Breaking Point by Bailey Thomas (Mill Creek Mystique) Publication date: October 9th 2023 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
FBI analyst, Noah Parker, receives credible intelligence on a kidnapped woman from a ghost in his past who happens to be the man who shot him. The catch, he must act alone to obtain the geographic coordinates of her location.
Terrified and alone, Jasmine West doesn’t know if she’ll survive another day. When a lone man appears in her makeshift prison, they forge an alliance to survive.
Can they find the middle ground between analyzing and action when corruption and deceit surround them?
Jasmine West flipped through her interview notes for the umpteenth time at the small desk in her London, England, hotel. The anonymous email she’d received a few weeks ago intrigued her. She’d never seen anything so cryptic. Her source had mentioned that they were a friend of the prominent Dubin family and wanted the truth to finally come out. That alone made this adventure exciting because she didn’t know where it would end up. She’d even titled her article “Senator Thomas Dubin and Secrets of the Mangled Family Tree.
” A burst of giddiness flooded her system due to all the potential story outcomes. She’d spent the first part of this week in Washington, DC, interviewing some of the senator’s colleagues, past and present, along with his late wife’s best friend. Her source had suggested she meet the woman, which turned out to be rather informative.
It seemed that the senator and his wife had a turbulent marriage, and her trouble with conceiving hadn’t helped matters. Everyone had adored his wife, but no one would talk to Jasmine about the events surrounding her death.
After Washington, Jasmine had hopped a flight from Dulles International Airport to Heathrow to investigate the small town of Holmberry Hill. There were definite concerns of infidelity and a cover-up. This town seemed to be the link.
She finger-combed her hair, now dry enough to sweep up into a messy bun, as she looked out her window at the big red double-decker buses passing. The streets were filled with people dressed for work and play this early Friday morning.
She tapped her pen against her forehead as she thought. This 6 anonymous source had mentioned that Jasmine’s photography, her primary source of income, allowing her the freedom to travel and research had caught their eye. They’d learned about her journalistic
endeavors from her website.
A part of her wanted this exposé to be the story of a lifetime— Pulitzer-Prize worthy. That would irritate her dad because he couldn’t downplay that honor. Oh, she knew she’d already succeeded with her photography, but her father would never give her credit for those
accomplishments. All Dad saw was that she wasn’t married and had strayed from his plan for her life. Really, it was the same for all his daughters—live close to him and Mom and raise their grandchildren.
Well, she liked adventure, traveling, and, most importantly, choosing what to work on because it intrigued and excited her. She sipped her coffee, hoping to wipe the fog from her brain. At least she’d gotten a good five hours of sleep, but hopping into another time zone had zapped her energy.
Thirty minutes later, she packed up the last of her belongings, then headed toward the car she’d hired to take her to Holmberry Hill.
She planned to stay the night at the local bed and breakfast before returning to the
States the next morning
Bailey Thomas lives in the beautiful but hot southwest with her husband and their adorable four-legged children. An only child, Bailey’s active imagination and adventurous nature always kept her busy. Now, she channels those creative powers into storytelling.
Her wonderful husband encouraged her to chase her dream of becoming an author and continues to be her greatest champion. Being able to write these stories has been a thrilling experience that is truly special to her.
When she’s not behind a computer working on her next deadline, she’s reading her favorite authors, playing with her fur babies, and spending time with her husband. They love to watch movies and sports and play all types of games.