Deprival haunted her…
Regret troubled her…
Silence left her detached…
A life in the service of others is both penance and a blessing. She soothes her personal hell by pulling victims from theirs, helping them on their path to survival; never finding her own.
When a crippling blow finally evaporates her last hope, the temptation to give up is strong. Still, she can’t find it in her to turn her back on those who need her: the innocent, whose rescue is her perpetual goal.
He was blind, but now he sees how his family has sifted through his fingers. The reality hits hard when his son becomes a stranger, slipping deeper into transgression. Concern has him call on the one person he fears will see his own failures all too clearly. A woman he’s kept his distance from for his own protection.
What appeared to be an incompatible pairing, turns out the unyielding bond needed to heal them all.
Kissing this man is a full body experience, with every one of my senses fully engaged. Except perhaps my common sense.
Seventeen years old, and his eyes are eagle sharp. This boy is an old soul and he has exposed the sum of my existence in just a few words.
I sound like Tweetie Bird on helium, my tight voice is pitched so high.
The goddess of words has obviously blessed Freya Barker. Her latest work was just another stellar addition to her impressive list of equally superb and thoughtful tour de force genius. The writing was engrossing and I remained totally engaged throughout. I always adore and relish her unusual and endearing characters, as they are relevant and identifiable people that work hard for a living and don’t have chiseled abs, or a model’s beauty. Instead, they are trying to make the best of it while struggling with real-world issues, make unwitting mistakes, swear like sailors, banter and tease each other like teenagers, and try to keep their families and friends from going off the deep end. The protagonists in this tale seemed to have cursed as they were repeatedly staggered by one devastating family issue and disruption after another. Their lives are in near constant upheaval and are dealing with life altering events, turmoil, and chaos, while also in the midst of a blossoming yet unlikely romance. I delighted in the deep sense of ease, trust, friendship and camaraderie in this diverse group of friends. I covet their relationships and wish I could join their tight unit, however, I fear I do not have the fortitude to pass their typical initiation.
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!