February 18, 2016

Like Arrows by Freya Barker► FMR REVIEW





Book: Like Arrows
Series: Cedar Tree #6
Author: Freya Barker


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Synopsis


An assignment has just turned interesting for GFI investigator Malachi Whitetail. When a shy, mousy woman walks into his local diner, it takes him a minute to recognize her as an employee of the real estate office he’s been monitoring. Not a believer in coincidence, Mal decides a closer look at the short brunette might be warranted. It will be the first, but certainly not the last time, he finds himself coming to her rescue.


Kimeo Lowe leads a pretty quiet existence, which is why, when she ends up a witness to a crime, her curiosity into her boss’s suspected shady dealings gets kicked into high gear. She may not be the most sociable of people, but she’s always been independent and industrious, so when an opportunity to dig a little deeper arises, she doesn’t think twice. It would seem that this time she’s bitten off a bit more than she can chew, and when a freakishly tall Native American Adonis intervenes not just once, she decides sleuthing may be best left to professionals. But it’s a bit too late.

Just when life has settled into a comfortable routine, Kim finds herself dealing with not just one, but two threats on her life. With every turn there are new challenges to face, and Mal is not about to let her face them alone. Not even when he turns out to be no match for her most dangerous enemy.



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Review by: Erin 

I absolutely FLOVE this series! I am amazed at the stories this author is able to write. She continues to write outstanding stories about real people and real love. I love her characters. They are down to earth and very relatable. You will fall instantly in love with Malachi and Kimeo. Kimeo does not have a very high opinion of herself and struggles with her image. She has given up on finding her “one”. Malachi has a very rough past and is finally getting his life on the right path. Their relationship starts out very rocky as Malachi can’t keep his foot out of his mouth. But once they get past the rocky stage, they find a love for the ages. I loved this book and can’t wait to see what Cedar Falls has in store next!

5 Stars 



Review by: Leeann

Let me start by saying that if I could give this more than  5 stars, you can bet your bottom  dollar I would.  
With every new book in this series it just gets better and better and Like Arrows was no different. I absolutely loved this story.
It is about a woman, Kim who suffers from insecurities that I think most women suffer through at some point I their lives. She is a beautiful woman inside and out but she just can't see it. 
Malachi is a loner. He keeps himself to himself and that is how he likes it. Other than his Cedar Tree family, no one really knows him. Until he meets Kim.  

This couple bring true meaning to the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". 
Freya Barker has sent this couple to hell and back, but they stand strong and eventually they learn to stand together. 
There are a few suprise in this book and the identity of the villain is a bit of a shock. 

The changes that occur in both Malachi and Kim throughout the story are astounding. The begin small but by the end you can see how they have come to accept their place in the world and in each others lives. 

I am glad I had a few hours free when I started reading this book as once I started I couldn't put it down. I already liked Malachi from his role in the previous books in this series, but Kim was a breath of fresh air and just what the Cedar Tree gang needed to balance them out. 

Love, love, loved it!!

5 Stars 


Review by: Tracy 

Kimeo has always been told that she doesn't look the way she should. That she was always over weight and never really not good enough. As years went on she started believing it to be true. One shitty moment in life took her on a new path. A path that was never supposed to include Mal, the incredibly hot  GFI investigator. Mal never a forever in his life, so when he first met Kim he did everything he could to stay away, including lying about how he really viewed her.  Those thoughts were heard by Kim. Now Mal has to do everything he can to prove he thinks so much more of her. Will Kim really believe what he is saying or will she fall back on her insecurities?
This was a good book, which normally is 4 stars for me. What made this 5 was the huge connection I felt with Kimeo. Freya Barker did an amazing job portraying how some of us imperfect women really view ourselves. Like Kim, we just need that one person to make us start to believe we aren't as perfect as we should be. And that maybe just one person can make us see just how perfect we really are. 


5 Stars 


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About The Author

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Freya Barker 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.

Always 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.

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