Slim To None (A Cedar Tree Novel) by Freya Barker


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Since moving to beautiful Cedar Tree, Colorado, Emma Young, mother of one adult daughter, has worked from home doing some online bookkeeping and baking for her best friend’s diner to supplement her disability pension. Life has been pretty good, that is until she received a strange phone call that starts an alarming chain of events.

Investigator Gus Flemming is hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections that bring him to Cedar Tree. Once there, the focus of his investigation lands squarely on the gently rounded shoulders of a vivacious red-haired Emma, whose physical limitations have done nothing to dampen her zest for life.

When it becomes clear that Emma is at risk, Gus doesn’t hesitate to step in and protect her. Call it a job with some very hot benefits…..


**Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.**


I fell in love with Emma and Gus in Slim To None. Freya Barker has created these characters so well they will melt your heart.

Emma lives on the outskirts of Cedar Tree Colorado; a small town where she is making a fresh start. She works from home doing online bookkeeping and baking for her friend Arlene’s Diner. Emma meets Gus under some very interesting circumstances (big smile on my face) and before she realizes is involved in an investigation. Emma is spunky despite having some mobility issues; nothing stops her from doing what she wants.

Gus is on the case along with his crew and working alongside Emma. The two get very close which allows for some steamy scenes that read well; because of those scenes this read is adults only.

I loved this eBook. The story reads well and the characters are believable and are written into a good storyline. Freya Barker does a great job at unraveling the mystery with tense moments and lots of action. I’m giving it four stars.

I read this eBook through RomCon.

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SLIM TO NONE (Cedar Tree #1)

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Freya Barker loves being creative. From an early age on she danced and sang, doodled, created, cooked, baked, quilted and crafted. Her latests creative outlets have been influenced by an ever-present love for reading. First it was blogging, then cover art and design and now the Dutch-born Canadian mother of two has found her voice – writing.

Freya Barker is the pen name for a well-respected reviewer/blogger, with a strong following on her blog, Facebook and Goodreads. As an avid reader, the next step to pen a book of her own seemed natural.

Driven to make her story about ‘real’ people, Freya writes about people who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, hot monkey sex and some thrills and chills in their lives!



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Sneak peek of her next release on December 29th!

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Arlene Bowers is as tough as nails. She has survived a less than perfect marriage, managing to move past it to run her own diner. Her abrasive exterior has always been a way for her to hide behind the darkness and pain that she has endured, but a recent, violent attack and several disturbing phone calls have that tight hold on her emotions wavering.

Seb Griffin showed up in Cedar Tree eight months ago and was hired on at Arlene’s Diner as a cook. An ex-con with secrets of his own, Seb walks a fine line. Since he began working at the diner, he’s developed feelings for his fierce, stubborn boss, and the need to keep his distance from her, to protect her, is a daily struggle.

When it appears that Arlene’s past has come back, rearing its ugly head while her defenses are low, Seb steps up and claims responsibility for Arlene, praying that he can keep her safe from whatever is coming her way.

**Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.**


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