When her surly teenage son moves back to live with ER physician Naomi Waters unexpectedly, her motherly instincts go on high alert. Nothing could’ve prepared her for the wave of trouble that follows him back into her life.
Sheriff Joe Morris blew his chance with Naomi a few years back when he’d moved faster than his own past allowed. At the first opportunity to get his foot back in the door, he takes it and risks everything to keep her and her son safe.
But working for a future isn’t easy when you’re fighting to survive your past.
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About the Author
Driven to make her books about 'real' people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
A recipient of the RomCon "Reader's Choice" Award for best first book, "Slim To None", and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with "From Dust", Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brilliant! A wonderful addition to the Cedar Tree series. Freya Barker creates such real characters that you can't help but fall in love with them. I loved watching Joe and Naomi finally get together. Their past is explained and their way to happiness is filled with bumps and road blocks. Seeing them try and stumble makes it more real and believable. I adore their passion for each other. They make you smile.
A fantastic book! My only wish is to be able to give more than five stars. Where do I begin; Cedar Falls has become the background for many of Freya’s books. The people who live there have been the basis of so many stories and with never a dull moment. The stories are rich and filled with regular people that have made mistakes which created a ripple effect for those around them. Working through those mistakes, and creating a good life, is what makes heroes out of these characters. Clean Lines is a fantastic read. Joe and Naomi will be long remembered. I was gifted this ebook in return for an honest review.
4 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, kidnapping, murder, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Slim To None (Cedar Tree Series Book 1) Hundred To One (Cedar Tree #2) Against Me (Cedar Tree #3) This is Naomi and Joe’s story. Naomi and Joe went on a date years ago but it all went crazy. Now she believes he is a cheater. When danger comes to her door can she trust him to protect her? She already knows he can’t be trusted with her heart or can he? When he risks everything to protect her and her son will she finally believe that he wants her and no one else? What happens when his past comes for them? Will they come out of the aftermath together or apart? Will she be able to trust him finally? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
I was a little surprised at how much I liked this story. Barker somehow made a whole lot of things come together easily and without making her story clunky. Clean Lines easily stood on its own too, which only added to the enjoyment. There were characters who had their own stories before and at least a couple who are going to have one coming up, but none of it left me confused … just excited to get my hands on those stories. I will say that I’m stunned that it took three years for Joe to find a way to fix things with Naomi. She’s got some history and it lead her to be prickly but surely in that amount of time, and with sharing friends, there would have been some way to get an explanation to her. He doesn’t seem like a guy who would be willing to let it go for that long. But that is my only complaint and Barker does try to explain it away. Overall, though, it is a fantastic suspense romance. There’s a great amount of heat and angst between the two, plus they come with baggage that is fun to explore. But there is also a lot of danger and mystery surrounding her ex-husband and son. It made for a nail-biter in a couple of places … as well as a few spots to get your heart racing for other reasons :) If sexy thrillers are your thing, I highly recommend you add Barker’s books to the top of your TBR pile. A fun read with interesting characters and a captivating plot, Clean Lines is a great place to start. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.)