What if one morning you look in the mirror and no longer recognize the person looking back?
When Leelo can no longer identify herself by the roles that once defined her, it's both terrifying and liberating. Oh, she feels the loss, the grief, and then the anger, but when she inherits property up north, she jumps at the promise of freedom and independence.
Yet not everyone in her new community is what they seem, starting with the surly mountain man down the road.
As owner of the local fishing lodge, Roar is content with his everyday life. And the older he gets, the less he appreciates change. So when a blue-haired, tattooed ‘city girl’ moves into the old motel, shaking up his daily routine, he’s none too pleased.
Still, something about the woman’s easy smile and almost reckless grit has him step up as her keeper.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 395
ALSO BY FREYA BARKER 397
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great book in this series featuring more mature couples. Lilith (Leelo) has just come out of a painful divorce which has alienated her grown up son and daughter. When she inherits an old inn from an uncle she decides to shake up her life and make a move to the country, she will use her money from the divorce to renovate the property and rent out the cabins. She's also made some physical changes to her appearance - blue hair and tattoos help her assert her independence from a domineering and demeaning ex-husband. Riordan (Roar) owns a fishing lodge, he's Leelo's nearest neighbour and he can't believe when he sees this blue-haired tattooed townie clinging to the roof of the old inn in a storm. Furious at her stupidity he rushes in, berates her and gets a mouthful of abuse in return. Despite the antagonism Roar is enough of good neighbour/ all round nice guy that he actually turns up the next day to help Leelo fix her roof, then when other things go wrong he's always around to fix them. This is somewhat different to the other books I have read by Freya Barker, the previous books have featured single/ divorced women in their 40s but always childless. I have to say, although I could read Freya Barker's novels all day every day, it was nice for her heroine to be a mother, especially of adult children. If you've ever wanted to rebel one last time before it's too late, or at least before you decide to wear purple, if you've ever wondered if you were invisible after 40, if you've ever wanted to tell other people what you really think - then this is the heroine for you. I have the utmost admiration for Leelo's DIY skills as she rips up carpets and lugs lumber around. I loved Roar, this big gruff man with a heart of gold who loves his mum and his dog. I am the world's least handy person and yet I soooo wanted to be Leelo. Another brilliant novel by someone who is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.