Freed by Him
He broke me
He almost destroyed me
Nobody was ever going to do that to me again. I learnt to fight back. I made myself tougher, harder, stronger. I didn't need or want anyone.
Until Nate Masters
Until he made me feel, want, need...
Then my carefully constructed world began falling apart around me. Secrets shattering my faith in those closest to me and with the nigh ...more
Following a life-changing event at university Lena has built a wall around her heart; imagine the Great Wall of China!! She doesn’t need anyone, especially not a man…..
Enter Nate Masters who will have an automatic entry into you’re Top Ten BBF list. Tall, dark, handsome and tattooed. Oh, and did I mention he’s a policeman? No?! Oops, my bad ;)
The sparks fly from their initial meeting but can Nate scale Lena’s wall ...more
Lena is a strong willed woman, with work on her mind, leaving not much time for a social life ...more
This story is told through two points of view. I really liked the main characters. Lena is a really great strong character. She's a fighter but is afraid to let anyone close in case she gets hurt again.
Nate is a hot sexy tattooed cop who made me swoon. What he wants he fights for and he wants Lena. But is he able to break down those walls she's built to protect herself?
Really brilliant debut novel. This is book one in a two part series. It ends ...more
This was such a lovely surprise by the awesome Gemma Chapple. Her debut novel just rocked it and left me wanting more of that hot, yummy, sweetness - police officer Nate Masters. He seemed like the ultimate alpha, but at the same time had such a soft side to him that you have no other choice but to fall in love with him!
And Lena Nicholls. She wass such a warrior! So broken, but at the same time so strong! I really struggled and fought along with ...more
As debuts go, this one is a good solid start. I mean Holy Moly Cliffhanger. The plot line and story has been thought out and executed well. It's fast paced and contains the right balance of story, sex and action. However, I found things were a little repetitive throughout and there appeared to be alot more inner monologue than conversation and interaction between characters.
I really liked Nate, he's described well and wrote perfectly, h ...more
This is a great debut novel that will leave you starved for more.
Lena and Nate,our two main characters,live a half life.After some past tragic events they have trust issues.The walls they have built to keep people away start to crumble thanks to the feelings for each other and their sex chemistry and they choose to move on from their past and to fight for a better future.They are portrayed so well that you cannot not be involved into their lives.
I liked the supporting characters too especially
Lena is a successful business woman. She worked her way up from the bottom of her father’s company after a life changing event caused her to leave college early. She has built up walls to protect herself, no one will hurt her like that again. Nate is a hot alpha cop who has been burned in the past. Nate tries hard to build trust with Lena, to break down the walls she has erected. Will these two be able to work through t ...more
Work, friends, structure she doesn't need anything else... Right ?
After having your heart broken and feeling such betrayal by the ones who are suppose to love you the most. Nate Drowns himself in work and his nights out with Marcus are the thing he thinks he's enjoying, but that feeling only lasts so long.... Right ?
I fell so much in love with the characters in this book, I l ...more
I love everything about Lena. Even after overcoming terrible events, she's still a strong woman! And even though she hides behind her job, I still love her perseverance and her push!
Nate! Oh Nate. What' ...more
Title: Freed By Him
Author: G.L Chapple
Release Date: November 19, 2015
Freed By Him is G.L Chapple debut book. I binge read this UK-based sexy, mystery romance. I loved Lena. She is strong, smart and independent. This character is no doormat. Then there's Nate, the alpha male cop who might be hiding something. There are a bunch of interesting sub-plots unraveling around a stalker or two, a sibling with a dark side, and an ex-girlfriend/bo ...more
If G.L. Chapple can write stories like that for a first novel, she must keep doing it! Just stunning and brilliant!
I don’t know exactly what to expect here and I was definitely surprised in a very good way.
The prologue set you in the mood, just ripped my heart. And I knew that it’s gonna be an emotional journey.
Lena is a fighter and a survivor. After being almost raped, she fought back to move one not be vulnerable ever again. This gi ...more
Freed by Him is a read that will grab you by the throat and not let go. This is a read that will have you on an emotional rollercoaster and it will not even let you off the ride even when you have finished this book.
Lena is a woman that has put on a strong persona since a tragic horrific event at university. Throwing herself into her career, she has never looked b ...more
I loved both characters! Nate is strong, sexy and caring. He has had his share of tragic events in his life, but he is not going to let those events control his future. And he wants a future with Lena. If he has his way, this hot alpha will get it! Lena is funny, feisty an ...more
Lena is strong willed and determined to over come the horrible thing that happened to her at University. But how does one get over it if you never talk about it? No one knows the dark secret ...more
I fell in love with these two characters immediately. Lena portrays herself as this tough-as-nails business woman, but deep down she's still a afraid and scarred from an attack she suffered at the hands of a so-called friend. She's taught herself to fight back and won't be left vulnerable again.
Nate is this sexy-as-sin cop. You've gotta love a man in uniform, right? He's suffered significantly as well from the loss of his beloved parents, and his fiancé who slept with his ...more
Truthfully I was a bit anxious to read Freed by Him as I knew it ended with a cliffhanger. But I read it, and really, really loved it.
I can’t believe it’s GL’s debut book. It feels like she knows how to handle OUR emotions, OUR hopes.
This book deals with a pretty heavy topic and even if it is a theme we tend to find more and more, the way Lena chose to build h ...more
Lena even with a dramatic event in her past is a strong woman, she worked hard she climb her way to the top on her own in her father’s company, and she can kick major ass. But she holds back, sticks to her plan to keep herself safe physically and emotionally. Nate however walks in and turns that all around, but he has a past too that is haunting him.
The writing is great, story co ...more
Lena is a strong business woman who has climbed her way from the bottom to the top of her father's company. But don't let her feisty demeanour fool you, underneath that tough girl exterior she is vulnerable and has managed to keep everyone at an arms length. She has her job, her family & her best friend Maddie, what more could she need?
Enter Nate who is an ex-military turned police officer, but und ...more
GL Chapple's debut book Freed by Him is an incredible story regarding a young college woman sexually assaulted at a campus party who never told anyone or received any help. I loved the way Ms. Chapple has written this story with such subject knowledge, understanding, and insights as to what can happen to a person who doesn't deal with the issues at hand. However chooses to bury the ordeal or thinks they have dealt with the issue, o ...more
G.L. Chapple is a new author and I think she’s got great potential. Throughout my reading of this book, I found myself entertained by most of it and curious about what would happen next.
Lena is a woman who takes no prisoners. She had an experience while new in college that shaped the way she interacts with men. She has built a wall around herself to protect her from the men of this world whom she finds threatening – simply because they ARE men! She has l ...more
So you may have noticed I've been on quite a fantasy and paranormal kick lately. It's been a bit since I have read a contemporary romance. As much as I thoroughly enjoy fantasy, I have to say that it was pretty nice to read this to shake things up a little. I almost forgot how nice a story like this can be. There is a glorious simplicity in a romance story that I really like. Without all the intricate world-building, there is a hard focus on the character's development. Romance is intimate in m ...more
Nate loves his job as a policeman,hes had his fair share of hur ...more
After surviving a brutal attack Lena leaves college behind and returns to her hometown to begin a new life. Becoming the strong, successful CEO of her family's company. She has it all, a successful career, a lovely home, a great relationship with her family and friends. Everything except for someone to share her life and love with. In comes Nate, after experiencing some betrayal after returnin ...more
GL Chapple's debut novel, Freed By Him, was intriguing and engaging.
The fluid and multidimensional storyline grabs your attention and the connection you form with her characters holds you there.
A traumatic event in college causes Lena to rethink her plans. She leaves school and over time works her way up through her family's shipping business. Lena has promised herself that she will never be a victim again. She works hard to prove that she is a tough and capable woman, both with her career and o ...more
HOLY.WOW!!! WARNING!!! HUGE Cliffhanger!!!
What a debut!!!
I'm gonna own you Lena, body, mind, heart and soul. You'll be mine, totally, completely and irrefutably mine!!!
Oh swoon!!! Nate Masters...I love him..so much!!
This book grabs and sucks you in from the very first page. One thing you need to know I also love Lena...I have a small girl crush on Lena she's so strong, independent, a ball breaker at work but she's not quite as strong as she thinks when she meets Nate who breaks ...more
This book is a difficult book to review as I did struggle with parts of this book and I will say that it was almost a DNF for me as a seasoned reader who reads up to 5 books a week mostly for review purposes I look for that something special in a book.
The beginning and prologue to this book was great it sucked me in and as a british woman ...more
Going into this story, I didn't realise just how affected by it I would be. But now, I am sat here with a tear stained face, impatiently waiting for book two to be released so that I can finally get to the bottom of all that's left unsaid in Freed By Him.
In case you don't like cliffhangers, may I suggest waiting for book two to release and then read them together. However, if like me, you love the anticipa ...more
She spends a great deal of time at the beach, despite the welsh weather! And loves hot and sunny days…which we never get enough of…
She will read almo ...more