4 Stars for Cruel Water by Freya Barker #M/F #Romance


Innocence marked her…

Violation crippled her…

Love left her raw…

The life she carefully rebuilt is challenged when she is confronted with the sins from her past. The carefully applied protection is at once ripped away, leaving her exposed and vulnerable.

Her single night of indulgence with the silver-eyed stranger is only the beginning. He sees right to the heart of her and she is unable to ward off emotions that have been deeply buried. With the sting of betrayal still fresh in her soul, she’s surprised to find herself opening up to the honest integrity of the sharp-eyed, rough-looking biker.

When he lost everyone who mattered, he was left without roots and learned to be content simply living in the moment. Completely unprepared for the feisty blonde bartender with old pain marring her clear-blue eyes, he questions his own rules of detachment, as she unwittingly finds a way under his skin.

Appearances deceive and when the masks fall away, revealing deep, dark secrets, there is nothing left but to hang onto each other and survive the storm.


My Review: 4 Stars 

To start of this review I have to say I really loved the authors pretense of this story! The whole theme of being able to find happiness after you have been hurt so badly in life..

She really goes through so much in this book.. From abuse to so much more and you can not help but love the main MC’s character for how strong she is with as many times that she has been hurt, to pick herself up and get help was really amazing. It was honestly so hard to read about what happened to here so here is a little warning that there might be a few parts in this book that will be hard for some to read…

Now the main male MC in this book was honestly so sweet and strong too! To not run away when he finds out how much she has been through, instead to stick by her side was so awesome and beautiful! She really deserved someone who will care about her and not hurt her like this man does.

So I really liked everything about this book, from the way this author wrote these characters to this story! I would recommend this book!

I received a ARC of this book from Netgalley for a honest review!

Buy links: 


Amazon UK

Amazon CA

About Author:

Author of the popular Cedar Tree series, as well as the critically acclaimed standalone “From Dust,” Freya Barker is driven to make her stories about ‘real’ people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

Recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” Freya has hit the ground running. She loves nothing more than to meet and mingle with her readers, whether it be online or in person at one of the signings she attends.

With her kids grown and out in the world, Freya has poured her creative energy into spinning story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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