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A Change in Tide by Freya Barker

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Everybody loves to relate to the book they are reading. And I’m no exception, especially when I can relate to the world the story is created in.

I recently read a book by a Canadian author set in a Canadian location and the characters are, you guessed it, Canadian. This may not seem like much, but it actually is to us Canadian authors.  Because our selling market is primarily the USA, we tend to write to that market. That means changing locations, changing character traits and anecdotes, hell even changing our spelling! (Can I just say I’m constantly getting caught at the day job for ‘typos’ because I forget and write the American version of words 🙂 ).

Anyway, on my way north for a family wedding, I happened to read Freya Barker’s brand new release A Change in Tide (Northern Lights Book 1)

 

Here’s the Blurb…

What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black? 

For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay

A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

 

I LOVED this story and am not ashamed to say that while I should have been working on my own (rather late) story, I was reading hers.  It was compelling. It was personal. It was sweet and it was sexy. It covered some complex issues. Each character had their own story with their own hardships to struggle through. They all had flaws, nobody was perfect. They screwed up. They had vulnerable moments. They apologized. They moved towards that happily ever after.

The main characters, Mia and Jared, are likable and believable, as are the supporting cast. They made me smile. They made me laugh. They made me hurt for them. They made me root for them. They each felt broken and lost in their lives, yet regardless of their personal insecurities, they managed to find their way to each other. Their chemistry is a slow burn that finally erupts. And boy am I glad I was there to see it. I particularly enjoyed the insight they had into each other’s comfort zone, or lack thereof, and how they pushed the boundaries in a safe and secure way until the other person experienced something new and a bit scary, but better than anticipated.

While I do tend to read books higher on the heat level and on the erotic level, I absolutely love settling in for a good love story. And that’s exactly what I found in this book. This story is beautifully written and was a pleasure to read.

Admittedly this was the first book I’ve read by Ms. Barker. But I can tell you, it will not be the last. If you haven’t tested these northern shores yet, I highly recommend starting with A Change in Tide.

You can find out all about Freya Barker at her website
And you can find A Change in Tide at
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Amazon.uk

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