Deprival haunted her…
Regret troubled her…
Silence left her detached…
A life in the service of others is both penance and a blessing. She soothes her personal hell by pulling victims from theirs, helping them on their path to survival; never finding her own.
When a crippling blow finally evaporates her last hope, the temptation to give up is strong. Still, she can’t find it in her to turn her back on those who need her: the innocent, whose rescue is her perpetual goal.
He was blind, but now he sees how his family has sifted through his fingers. The reality hits hard when his son becomes a stranger, slipping deeper into transgression. Concern has him call on the one person he fears will see his own failures all too clearly. A woman he’s kept his distance from for his own protection.
What appeared to be an incompatible pairing, turns out the unyielding bond needed to heal them all.
Review by Christine:
Still Air by Freya Barker is a romance with heart involving characters who have life experience in the forth and final installment of Portland M.E. series. Dino is trying to hold together his life. His family is broken due to drug use by his wife and his children are starting to show signs of the effects. When thrown together with Pam trying to help his son Dino can’t deny the connection and pull he has to Pam. Pam has been helping others for so long she can’t see what she really needs is someone to make her feel again. She’s always felt a connection to Dino but misinterpreted it for so long now Pam knows it’s time to live again for herself.
Emotional, heartbreaking and deep are three things that stuck out to me about this novel. This is my first read by Freya Barker and will not be my last. I can’t wait to have time to dive into the previous novels and explore the sub-characters from Still Air. I really felt for Pam & Dino throughout the novel. Pam is such a strong female character with love in her heart and her connection with Dino is undeniable. I adored these two together and Dino really made me feel for him. This novel had everything! I highly recommend this to everyone. Don’t be put off that it’s the final installment of the series – all it did was move the first three novels up on my TBR list. 5 Stars for Still Air by Freya Barker
*** Reviewed for Sweet & Spicy Reads – ARC provided for a honest review ***
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!