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.
Review by: Leeann
Pam and Dino have been with the Portland Crew from the very beginning but I guess you would say they were minor characters, but in a big way.
Now it is their turn to tell their stories.
Freya Barker has once again written a book that is full of emotion, angst & some seriously steamy scenes.
I think what I like about this series is the realistic expectations the characters have of themselves & each other & the real life problems they face.
The other thing that really draws me to Ms Barkers book is that not all of her couples are young and ‘fresh’. They are slightly older than your average romance characters and have bucket loads of life experience under their belts. They are educated & well informed. These are things that make a huge difference in storylines and plots.
And, as they say, it is the quiet ones you have got to watch! Pam and Dino in their own ways keep themselves to themselves and up until now have been very quiet. But, once they open up things change for them dramatically. They realise that whilst they have been the ones supporting everyone else, they can also count on their friends to reciprocate that support.
In saying all of that though, don’t be fooled, the chemistry is there and it is sizzling hot and sensual and the 5 star story line will keep you hooked from start to finish.
Worth getting your one click finger out for this one!!
Review by: Erin
OMG!!! Dino and Pam!!! This story blew me away and completely rocked my world! Holy shit! I knew that Pam and Dino would have amazing stories. However, I was not fully prepared for just how emotional this story would be. I am a huge fan of Freya's. All of her stories are incredible. They are full of emotion and "real" people. They have flaws, they have drama in their lives, they are NOT PERFECT. And I love them all. They struggle with weight problems, low self esteem, health issues, and the drama of every day life. They are very relatable and therefore the easiest characters to fall in love with. Pam and Dino have explosive chemistry. But they have a lot of obstacles in their separate lives. They understand each other better than anyone else does. I was hooked from the start and was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how their story would end. I am sad to see this series is at an end. I can't wait to see what the author has up her sleeve next!
Review by: Tracy
It's hard to help others when you yourself feeling like your drowning. Do you give up when there are so many counting on your help? Could two people who feel damaged find the strength they need in each other?
You know what I love about this author? Her ability to create such strong female characters. These heroines are the true epitome of what you want a character to be. Have the strongest will and strength but yet are completely vulnerable. And these woman seem to be in my head, whether they don't see what others see (weight insecurities) to Pam who believes that kissing a man is a full body experience.
I'm sad to see this series ending but know that Freya Barker will continue to wow me with future characters.
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!