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As a forty-one-year-old mother of three boys, working two jobs, Marya Berger doesn’t have the time or energy to consider a relationship. Especially after a lifetime of poor choices in the romance department. But when the disappearance of a young boy strikes a little too close to home, and a younger man she’s tried to ignore offers his help, she doesn’t stand in the way.
Single father, Dylan Barnes, the junior member of the La Plata County FBI team at thirty-three, has his focus firmly on his job and his son, Max. He’s certainly not looking to complicate his life, when he finds himself at his son’s soccer game, sitting beside the spirited brunette he can’t get out of his mind. Fate, however, appears to have different plans.
When an unspeakable crime draws the attention of the FBI, Dylan finds himself torn between his job and his instinctive need to protect Marya and her boys.
I absolutely adore Freya Barker’s books – like with every review of her book; I will reiterate that her books are always about a couple who have weathered a few storms in their life; and know, or better yet appreciate the preciousness of love, companion and a solid foundation to any relationship.
Dylan and Marya are both single parents; with Marya being an older woman of the equation. They both know each other peripherally; but get closer to each other with both their boys being in the same soccer team.
Dylan is an FBI agent; a stressful career on top of being a single parent but a strong support system makes sure that his son, Max knows that his Dad loves and adores him, but he also needs to save other people at times. I adored the relationship between Dylan and Max – Dylan is an amazing father who never lets an opportunity go by without letting his son know how much he means to him.
Marya, on the other hand, took on the mantle of being single parent to 3 growing boys; a mantle she has held up amazingly, even though there are times that she feels out of depth with the male gender. She isn’t interested in any romantic relationships; even with a charming, enigmatic younger man; especially when her absent ex is again starting to make an appearance after 5 years of leaving her and her boys alone.
Dylan and Marya are both busy single parents, so neither of them are willing to go beyond friendship; but their connection and chemistry have other plans.
Like always, Freya Barker has done a commendable job of creating a balance between a good, solid romance and a suspense that creates chills down your spine – in a way that you just can’t help reading the book until you reach the end and have to say a bittersweet goodbye to flawed yet some of the most realistic characters that Ms. Barker has ever created.
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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 and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.
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