A Change in Tide by Freya Barker Review

Title: A Change in Tide

Series: Northern Lights #1

Author: Freya Barker

ISBN: 1988733049

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Anxiety, Pregnancy, Sports, Older MC


Synopsis: What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?

For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay

A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

Life is messy and unless you want to live alone on an island, the mess will find you.

Freya Barker, A Change in Tide

Pages: 398 pages

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Review: This one really surprised me! I expected a sweet small town contemporary romance with lots of fade to black romance scenes but it’s pretty steamy. Like, from the first paragraph! It is still a very sweet story set in a small town by a lake in Canada but there are plenty steamy moments between Jared and Mia around that lake.

There are a few moments where some annoying romance tropes pop their heads but they are dealt with so well by the characters through communication and common sense that they don’t become an issue. It’s such a relief to not read through yet another romance where there would be no issues if they would just speak to each other.

I loved following the progression of their relationship and how they help each other to heal and grow emotionally. I don’t suffer from agoraphobia but anxiety is something I’m very familiar with and I know how much support from someone you care about helps.

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Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_

4 thoughts on “A Change in Tide by Freya Barker Review

  1. Okay I’m not a romance reader at all, but I do love the inclusion of agoraphobia. It’ll be great to normalise all these sorta things eventually!

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