Book Review: Slim to None by Freya Barker 2


 Slim To None

 by Freya Barker


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Since moving to beautiful Cedar Tree, Colorado, Emma Young, mother of one adult daughter, has worked from home doing some online bookkeeping and baking for her best friend’s diner to supplement her disability pension. Life has been pretty good, that is until she received a strange phone call that starts an alarming chain of events.

Investigator Gus Flemming is hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections that bring him to Cedar Tree. Once there, the focus of his investigation lands squarely on the gently rounded shoulders of a vivacious red-haired Emma, whose physical limitations have done nothing to damped her zest for life.

When it becomes clear that Emma is at risk, Gus doesn’t hesitate to step in and protect her. Call it a job with some very hot benefits……

**Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.


My Rating:

5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


“Finally!  You get some action, and it has had to be from a stranger on the phone?  I’m dying here…”


“Hells bells, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear you were trying to give each other an endoscopy by tongue.”


“If I could, I would stop time, – right here in this moment.”


“He never had known this kind of feeling before, but he was sure this had to be it. A moment in time where everything could stop, just as it was and never change, and it would be absolute perfection.  This was it.  Happiness.  Who’d have thought?”


My Review:


I have a new favorite author, Freya Barker is the bomb!  This was my first time perusing her work and I am hooked and rejoicing in the knowledge that I have 5 more of her books already loaded on my beloved kindle.  I adored the characters in this book – they were delightful to read with their free-flowing expletives and naughty banter, something not usually seen written for ladies in their forties.  These gals were feisty, fun, witty, and more than surviving under duress.  Being on the other side of 40… um – okay 50… reading books about 20 year olds becomes more than a bit tiresome.  So I absolutely reveled in this story and gobbled up Ms. Barker’s crisp, descriptive, and humorous writing style.  The writing was engrossing yet comfortable, easy to follow, intriguing, and sizzling with sensuality.  I was entertained from the first to the last page.  More!

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 Freya Barker

Author of the pfreya Barkeropular Cedar Tree series, as well as the critically acclaimed standalone “From Dust,” Freya Barker is driven to make her stories about ‘real’ people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

Recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” Freya has hit the ground running. She loves nothing more than to meet and mingle with her readers, whether it be online or in person at one of the signings she attends.

With her kids grown and out in the world, Freya has poured her creative energy into spinning story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Slim to None by Freya Barker

  1. Reply joselynburke Dec 20,2015 3:32 am

    sounds like a fun book and i like that authors are writting about ladies in their 30 and more thats a good change

  2. Reply Freya Barker Dec 20,2015 10:03 am

    Thank you so much!! I’m north of fifty but squealing like a twenty year old at your review!! xox

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