Hundred to One Synopsis:
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 seems 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.
My Review: Not too bad! I had the opportunity to review this book and enjoyed it very much. I didn’t read the first book so I went into this blind so to like this book as much as I did says a lot about this author and I will definitely be going back to read book 1. I loved that I could read this book and kind of know what happened without feeling like I missed something pivotal, even though I did; there was little snippets of what took place to get me acquainted with the characters. I also appreciated that the our heroine isn’t the typical tiny sample size, push over model. This chick is sassy, ballsy and funny. She gives as good as she gets and even though she is tough on the outside she is all mush on the inside, she loves and she loves hard. The drama that this woman manages to get entangled in is what had me on the edge of my seat like WTF how can so much happen to this one person and they not break? I guess it helps she has a tough best friend and sexy as hell Sebastian watching her back. Seb is a gentle giant…I fell immediately in love with him and although he isn’t on my book boyfriend list he can definitely be a book hook up buddy. I like by BBF young and hung..I’m a smutty old cougar, I know, LOL! The love that slowly develops between Seb and Arlene is so sweet and special. It wasn’t a love at first sight type of deal and honestly the way he even came into her life is totally on the creeper side but once you recognize his motives you will forgive the tattooed hottie. So 4 out of 5 stars for part 2 in this series.
Freya Barker Bio: Freya Barker has always been creative. Involved in music and dance when she was younger, she followed it up with cake design, quilting, and has most recently added cover design, the Dutch-born Canadian mother of two now has found her voice – writing. Freya Barker is the pen name for a well-respected reviewer/blogger, who has 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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