A Change In Tide  ~  Freya Barker


My Rating:  5

Genres:  Romance, Sports (hockey), PTSD, Light Suspense

Cover:  5

Published:  May 3, 2017

Read:  May 5, 2017

POV:  First-person dual



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.

Attractive couple enjoying foreplay in a room



My Review:

A Change in Tide (Northern Lights, #1)A Change in Tide by Freya Barker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to A Change In Tide (Northern Lights #1) by Freya Barker.

Jared and Mia…….

A Change In Tide is my first book by this author. I have to say this…I have close to 1,000 books on my TBR. This book was not one of them. While posting this release on my blog, I read the blurb as I usually do and something about it caught my attention. Nothing specific; just a feeling I had. That said, I didn’t waste any time by adding this book. I just bought it, and read it immediately. So glad I did! I enjoyed this book immensely!

Both main characters, Mia and Jared, are dealing with emotional circumstances. Jared is a former hockey payer, recently retired due to an injury sustained during a game. His retirement forced him to put things into a different perspective which caused him to make substantial changes in his life.

Mia has been keeping to herself, literally, for the past several years due to a horrifying incident that happened several years prior. Because of that incident, Mia has lost much of her old self, her life.

Mia and Jared don’t get off to the best start. Or I guess that could be a matter of opinion. Depends how you look at it, I guess. 😉 The acquaintance status came first as they are neighbors. Once it developed, their actual relationship took its time to grow and bloom. And bloom it did. They were beautiful together. The reverence and love they had for each other was so special. I loved watching their interactions. However the intimacy between Jared and Mia was not rushed but their chemistry was evident from early on. Truthfully, I appreciate that their intimacy did not happen too soon. I felt it was more profound by being delayed. But when they finally came together, it was sexy and steamy.

As characters, as people, I adored Jared and Mia. They were real. Their situations were profound and believable. There are several secondary characters as well. Those characters, even the less than likable ones, brought even more depth to the story. I really, really adored Jared’s sister, Jordy.

I could go on and on about how wonderful this book is. But I won’t. I want you to experience all the feels on your own. And trust me when I say this book has all the ‘feels.’

I am definitely a new fan of Freya Barker. I can’t wait to read more from her.

Published: May 3, 2017
Read: May 5, 2017
Cover: 5
POV: 1st person dual
Kindle edition: 398 pages
Genres: Romance, Sports, (hockey) PTSD,


The Author:

Freya Barker




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!