Friday, May 6, 2016

Release Blitz: Head Start (Cedar Tree #7) by Freya Barker @Freya_Barker

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Book: Head Start
Series: Cedar Tree #7
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Margreet Asselbergs
Hosted By:Francessca’s Romance Reviews

Kendra Schmitt puts most of her time into the new clinic in Cedar Tree, which is now almost running full time. With her schedule a bit more predictable, she finally considers a personal life and concedes to a disastrous blind date. Always the responsible one in her family, she has avoided any kind of entanglement. In particular with a certain young investigator.

Junior member of the GFI team, Neil James, has seen and experienced more than most at his age. When his team becomes part of a task force investigating a series of murders in the area, his protective instincts kick in. The victims' profiles closely match that of a certain physical therapist.

Neil has been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get closer to Kendra. Now that she might be in danger, he’s determined to break through her resistance and goes all out to win her trust.

Especially now that the killer’s focus appears to zero in on Kendra.

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Early Feedback

Freya Barker is a master at her craft. She weaves stories that are gripping, intense, deal with serious issues and yet are heartwarming and real. They give you hope and make you feel like you are one of the characters. ~ Kez’s Korner

Another superb book by one of my favourite writers. You certainly get plenty for your money with this one . ~ Goodreads Review

Head Start is one of the best new stories. We get mystery, drama, and love.
Freya Barker is a brilliant, insightful and awesome author. ~ Goodreads Review

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“Why not? It’s half-price, one of those short notice deals.” My sister resorts to the pre-adolescent whine that gets our mom to cave every single time. Unfortunately, Karly hasn’t yet figured out that it does the opposite for me.
“Because those things are like floating sausage fests.”
“You’re such a stick-in-the-mud. Mom said she’d come too.”
Oh my God. Like that is any sort of enticement. I have to swallow hard to shove the contents of my stomach back down where they belong. I automatically turn my back to the waiting room when I hear the tell-tale ding of the door opening. “Not helping your case, Karly. Just sayin’… I’m not into quick, convenient fucks. Especially when most of the guys on those trips are looking to score as much and with as many as they can manage in the shortest possible time frame. Not keen on being the dessert buffet for a bunch of young idiots, hopped up on Viagra. Besides, as I told you a month ago, I’ll be moving house in two weeks, so I can’t come. End of story. You and Mom have fun, but count me out.”
By the time I get my nympho sister off the phone, my eyes have rolled heavenward a few more times. I should have spared one eye-roll to confirm it actually was my next patient coming in. It wasn’t. A familiar face with a toothy grin is leaning on the damn counter, right behind me. Instantly, my German ancestry betrays me with the robust blush I feel burning on my cheeks. Fabulous.
“What can I do for you, Neil?” I say none too kindly. One of his heavy eyebrows lifts all the way up, and the grin slips into a smirk.
“That, is a loaded question,” he teases, “especially given the tantalizing conversation I just overheard.” The heat on my face has now reached my hairline while I curse myself six ways to Sunday. “By the way, I like that color on you,” he mumbles, tapping me on the cheek.

They say good things come to those that wait. Well it seems like I've been waiting forever and a day for Neil's story. I am so blown away at the layers Freya created for this amazing character. Heroes will come and go but when one like this guy finds a place in your heart you'll never forget. He's a good friend, we've all seen that from book one. But the youngest guy, well he turned out to be the most amazing hero. 
Kendra had a very small minded outlook towards Neil and thankfully this brave strong and loyal man didn't give up. He loved her for a long time.. He never even thought about looking elsewhere. Staying loyal and true, even when Kendra at times made it hard to do. Kendra opened up Pandora box and the suspense in this book was over the top.
 Seriously women need to be careful online these days. It might be fiction but there is some crazy evil people out there. Neil and the GFI guys stepped up with some newer interesting characters and thankfully the good won over the evil. 

“Happy?” he asks, his lips following the path of his finger, lightly kissing the inside of my leg.
“Blissfully. You?”
“Sweetheart, I was happy from the first time I got to taste your lips and you went from a distant dream to a perfect reality. I had a head start.”
 Their Love might have started as a dream or fantasy for Neil but the reality was heaven and they both latched on with their whole heart.
Sexy times filled with beautiful emotion had this story brimming with all the feels. 
 Add in one heroic and amazing dog.. And I was absolutely in love. Freya thanks. You didn't just do Neil justice.. You brought a true hero to life..
#SafeRead #Oneclicknow #NewRelease #PerfectAlpha

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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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Other Books In The Series


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Slim To None
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Hundred To One |
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Against Me
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Clean Lines
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Upper Hand
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Like Arrows
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1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for ALL your support... xox Freya B.


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