Violence corroded her…
Obedience defiled her…
Fear kept her chained…
Freedom is hard to embrace when she's never learned to trust. Yet in the span of a second, she grabs a single opportunity and runs toward it. Straight into the sanctuary of a pub at the end of a wharf.
She doesn't understand the concept of friendship. She's never felt the connection of a relationship. She's as innocent as the driven snow and yet tainted with corruption. Still, she finds herself surrounded by people who accept her, without even knowing the first thing about her. But one of them is determined to dig deeper.
He treasures his friends, yet he's steered clear of committed relationships. He likes his life comfortably predictable and entirely controlled. Until it isn't. For months he's avoided interacting with The Skipper's newest addition. Perhaps realizing that once he looked deeply into those liquid brown eyes, he wouldn't be able to turn away.
When his present and her past puts them both on the brink of change, they are forged through fire as one.
**Due to some content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.**
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Beautiful. That's the one word that immediately comes to mind everytime I finish a Freya Barker novel. I have never read an author who writes about the abuse woman suffer in such a real and raw way and still be so beautifully written. I usually steer clear of tragic stories. I much prefer the fun and happy love stories. There are few authors that I change that rule for and Freya Barker is on the top of that list. I dive head first at any opportunity to read her stories knowing she will make me cry and want to fight for the injustice of the evil these women endure in their lives. I don't know how she does it, but I feel so much lighter after reading one of her books. She takes these tragic lives and has them fight their way to the top and gives them the Hero they deserve that replaces all the pain they had to endure. I honestly can't say enough about her books.
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