Growing up a military brat and spending eight years overseas with the Army Medical Corps, clinical social worker, Willa Smith, has had enough of rules and regulations. Still able to work with veterans as she did at the VA Hospital, she is much happier at the new and far more relaxed South Avenue Shelter, until one of its residents is implicated in a murder.
Former military turned security operative, Dimas Mazur, has worked for PASS security, his brother’s company, since he returned stateside after a disabling injury. The job keeps him busy, but when a homeless veteran he knows runs into trouble with the law, he doesn’t hesitate to jump in. The strong-headed counselor at the shelter where his friend stayed is an unexpected bonus.
Until she puts herself square in the sights of the man he’s trying to take down.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Freya Barker, while still relatively new to me, sucked me into this story and family from the start. And no I didn't read the first book in the PASS series but I was able to follow along with the other connections in Life & Limb just fine.
I really like Dimas. He was strong and capable and didn't let his disability define him. More over, he wasn't put off in the least by Willa's strength. If anything he admired her all the more because of it. And to me, she was the real star of this book. A strong woman, both physically and mentally, who was also vulnerable. She knew what she would and wouldn't stand for. And even with everything happening in her life she still kept a mostly cool head when things started to spiral out of her control.
With Willa somehow stuck in the middle of his messy case, all of Dimas' protective instincts came out. Talk about intensity and danger and mystery. I was just as blindsided by that final twist as Willa and Dimas when the final pieces clicked into place.
Yes, Life & Limb is fiction but I want to take a moment to commend Freya Barker for highlighting the reality that so many of our veterans face. For not sugarcoating the things they go through when they return 'home'. I love that she showed both Dimas and Willa's strength and vulnerability in overcoming all they had seen and endured. And that ending...I can not wait to hang out with this 'team' again!
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
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.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We've Read All Year Award for "Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the 2017 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!