Against Me Synopsis:
Patience has always been Caleb Whitetail's strength. Quiet and unassuming is what you see with the GFI investigator, but the blood boils hot right under the surface. He kept his distance for years only to see the woman who has held his attention almost lose her life not just once, but twice. He is done standing in the shadows.
Katie Acker, once a tough and athletic security specialist now struggles daily to walk. The closest to family she has are her colleagues at GFI. Especially the man who saved her life and always has her back. So when she unwittingly becomes the focus of a Mexican cartel, it’s no big surprise she finds him right by her side.
With the combustive change in their deepening bond, Katie and Caleb do not see the oncoming danger - until it surrounds them.
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Review by: Fidah
Against Me by Freya Barker is the third book in the Cedar Tree series. Each book in the series follows a new set of main characters but I would recommend reading it from the first. Personally, I didn't and I realised that I wasn't able to connect with most of the characters easily. I don't think I connected with any of them enough for me to feel something strong for the story so it was a little upsetting. However, the characters were likeable. I liked their qualities and personalities. It was unfortunate that I didn't feel for them. Aside from the characters, the plot was pretty solid.
The storyline was great. There were highs and lows in the story that just pulls you in. I liked the pacing of the story as well as the relationship between Katie and Caleb. It wasn't too fast. There was build up from start to end. All in all, the story and characters were great but the lack of connection takes it away for me.
Freya Barker Bio:
Freya Barker has always loved being creative. From an early age on she danced and sang, doodled, created, cooked, baked, quilted and crafted. Her latest creative outlets were influenced by an ever-present love for reading. First through blogging, then cover art and design, and finally writing.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, she packed her two toddlers, and eight suitcases filled with toys to move to Canada. No stranger to new beginnings, she thrives on them.
With the kids grown and out in the world, Freya is at the ‘prime’ of her life. The body might be a bit ramshackle, but the spirit is high and as adventurous as ever. Something you may see reflected here and there in some of her heroines.... none of who will likely be wilting flowers.
Freya craved reading about 'real' people, those who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, hot monkey sex and some thrills and chills in their lives – So she decided to write about them.