Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blog Tour and Review - AGAINST ME by Freya Barker

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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.  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS

by Freya Barker

5 of 5 stars

Throughout this series Caleb we have gotten to see a little of his caring and compassionate side. The way he as stepped up and spent so much time with Katie during her recovery was not a surprise to me. It was fun to see his alpha male come out a little when he was pushing Katie to get back into existence and leave the hospital. His take charge work ethics coming out in full force. And when he was forced to face his past head on, I think it was a little easier for him to do know he was helping to keep Katie safe. As much as he wants to look after and keep her safe he knows that she is not willing to sit back and let them take over, so he keeps her involved in the investigation as much as possible. It is not a wonder that Caleb would be my favorite of the series so far.

We had only seen little glimpse of Katie in the previous books. I can't even imagine the devastation of going from the fierce GFI agent to being injured so badly you are confined to a wheelchair. I think Katie's character growth is the most substantial so far. As her past dictated she truly felt she was not worthy of true friendship and love. It takes her some serious soul searching along with a little friendly push to see everyone is worthy. When you find the right people to include in your life they won't care about the past but more about the person you have become. To be able to sort through all this while trying to watch your six and figure out who the hell it trying to kill your ass and why. I am certain that I would have succumbed to the stress, where Katie just kept pushing along.

Watching Caleb and Katie open up to each other and find their way to happiness was superb. Freya, they just keep getting better and better. I am sitting on pins and needles waiting to see what you have in store for us next with the Cedar Tree gang.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review***

Other Cedar Tree Novels

Hundred to One:  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS


Slim to None:  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS


10608474_1504011113182260_5720486854123747231_oFreya 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.

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  1. So amazing!!! Thank you, I love it!! xoxoxoxoxox Freya B.

    1. Anytime darling, so glad to help. Muah!!