Title: A Change in Tide
Series: Northern Lights #1
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Sports Romance
"A Change In Tide is a beautiful love story touching on real life problems and honest emotions. Barker has a wonderful way with words that keeps us wanting more. This book is definitely at the top of my list of favorite reads for 2017!" -author RB Hilliard
"A Change In Tide will make you hurt, make your heart race in empathy, and then put you back together again!" -author CP Smith
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.
It is not surprising that Mia's first impression of Jared is that he is a womaniser. After all she saw a lot more of him than she wanted to on first sight but he is oh so hot. Mia likes her quiet life, away from people as crowds set off panic attacks but Jared is about to rock this quiet world of hers and turn it on its head. The hockey player is used to the attention whilst Mia hides from it. Can Jared overcome the walls she has built around herself?
The opening scene to this book will have you needing to change your underwear from the heat! It sets the mood between these two instantly: combustible.
Whilst Mia comes across as judgmental at the start, you can understand why. It is her defense mechanism to protect her quiet world from intruders and keeps her in her comfort zone.
I so, so loved this book and everything about it. The characters, the chemistry, the setting, the emotions and the words. All perfect.
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!