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Ideal Image

(Snapshot #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  221 ratings  ·  60 reviews
In one blinding flash, the very fiber of her existence is shredded.
For criminal lawyer and single mother, Stacie Gustafson, a dependable career, a well-organized life, and an immaculate image, had always been her armor. Without it she’s left exposed and struggling to create a new existence for her and her daughter. No matter how hard she tries, she is unable to avoid her
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionThis was another simply perfect romance from these two authors. Simple in the way that we don't have any OW/OM drama or a ton of angst. Just two adults acting like adults. Having conversations. Working on their relationship. Apologizing after fights without all over top drama and angst that is found in SO many romance books nowadays. I've said before I am not a huge fan of slow burn books, but these authors have the knack of pulling me into the story and leading me on a meandering journey that
Mindy Lou's Book Review
There are a number of reasons a book has me clicking those 5 stars at the end of a book. Sometimes it's easy to explain why, and others not as much.

The easiest ones are when the couple just hits every one of my boxes. For me, it's really easy to gush about a couple and not spoil anything. When it goes beyond the couple, that's when I struggle expressing my feelings for a book only because I don't want to spoil anything for other readers.

As much as I like the main couple here, they aren't the o
Lisa Cullinan
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With all my heart ...
Ideal Image is an amazing addition to this series. I knew as soon as I started this book that I wouldn’t be putting it down until The End.

Stacie, who’s a lawyer, is an incredibly strong woman, cut from the same mold as her uber-alpha brother, Ben. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever read a female lead any stronger, (Suddenly, I’m having a hilarious vision of dinner time or a game night in the Gustafson household with a young Ben and Stacie vying to best the other)
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ideal Image by Freya Barker & K.T. Dove is an emotional romance with just the right amount of suspenseful edge. This second installment in the Snapshot series bring us Stacie's story, the sister of Ben whom we follow in Freeze Frame. Ideal Image can be read as a standalone but better enjoyed in series order of course.

After Freeze Frame I really hoped that wasn't the last we saw of these characters and K.T. & Freya did not disappoint. Stacie was such a strong, interesting character and following
Petra Gleason
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Jezabell Girl
An altogether more rounded story in this series which I really enjoyed, and appreciated!

This is the second instalment in the Snapshot series. Having loved the prequel, and being slightly disappointed with the first full instalment, Freeze Frame, I found Ideal Image to be a really rewarding and enjoyable story.

Right from the start I connected with the characters and loved spending yet more time with Ben, Isla and good ‘ole Al as well as the main protagonists in this story: Nick and Stacie, and
Sandra Loves Reading
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Freya Barker and KT Dove have written another gem of a book that's been an absolute pleasure to read.
The characters are so normal that it's totally refreshing to read about them. Stacie and her daughter having to set up home and then Stacie needs to work to pay the bills. Starting work with Nicholas and all that entails.
A pleasure to read and it left me looking forward to more!
Island Girl Romance Reads
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book about insecurities and self acceptance.
Love this book.
Stacie has been through so much, but loved her because she was so strong.
Loved Nick. What a change from what we are used to in the main male characters. Love how he loved his girls.
But most of all I loved Becca. That little girl just broke my heart and loved how it ended❤️
Highly recommend this series.
Got an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Brandy Roberts
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm such a fan of this series Freya Barker and KT Dove make a incredible collaboration , I would suggest that you read Shutter Speed and Freeze Frame before you start Ideal Image witch is focused on the hero from the first in snapshot series sister and a major plot point happens . After reading Freeze Frame I couldn't wait to get my hands on Stacies story my heart broke for her and I was not disappointed in the book it leaves me wanting to see more in this series . Loved Stacie she's such a grea ...more
Joanne T
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can’t remember the last time I’d anxiously awaited another book in a series. From the moment I finished Freeze Frame by Freya Barker and KT Dove, I wanted Stacie’s story.

Stacie Gustafson is Ben’s sister. She’s a lawyer who was unfortunately in a horrific explosion in the first full length Snapshot novel. Though we did see a bit of her recovery by the end of Ben’s novel, she still has a long road ahead of her. She also has a daughter, nine year old Mak. The physical changes have left her scarr
Chrissy Parker
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
wow, I love the way the Authors make you feel like you are one of the characters in the story where you feel there pain as well and the love and you are grateful for the HEA . Stacie Lawyer , Single mother to Mak and a woman scared by a horrible accident who is trying to rebuild her life and make a life for her daughter. She meets Nic Flynn a lawyer who hires her to become a partner in his law firm but what she doesn't realise Nic has known her since before Mak was born. Stacie's brother Ben is ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stacie and her nine year old daughter Makenna aka Mak were first introduced in Freeze Frame, the previous book in the series and I was hoping that Stacie would get her own turn in the spotlight. Fortunately the authors obliged us!

As the story opens, Stacie is recovering from being badly burned and nearly killed in an explosion at the end of Freeze Frame. After spending time in the spotlight in her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Albuquerque, she has become used to being the center of
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

That wonderful feeling of serenity you feel when you finish an awesome book full of characters you have fallen in love with. Watching them pick up the pieces and expose themselves to others again. Showing strength and courage to everyone near, leading by example and always being there for others when needed. Makes the ❤ happy. I never want these books to end but always know that soon will be another group of characters for me to fall in love with.

This is e
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Ideal Image is the second book in the Snapshot series from Freya Barker and K.T. Dove. It is highly recommended that you read Shutter Speed and Freeze Frame before reading Ideal Image. They are both amazing books too that you will really enjoy.

Stacie Gustafson is a criminal lawyer and a single mother. A dependable career, a well-organized life, and an immaculate image have always been her armor. Without
Mandie Foxylutely
This is the second book in the Snapshot series and is Ben’s sister, Stacie and Nick’s story.

Stacie was horrifically injured in the last book and was left with scars down the left side of her body and face. Now awaiting her final surgery she is still hiding out at home with her daughter Mak, afraid of people’s stares and whispers. Always a beautiful woman, Stacie is having to come to terms with a new mindset to help her get through each day. After helping her sister in law to create some new pho
Britt The Hatters
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have LOVED everything I've ever read from Freya Barker, but have never read KT Dove so this was a perfect chance to experience a tried and true favorite author and a new to me author and I was not disappointed!! Filled with the emotional punch and characters so real it's like you're sitting right next to them that I've come to expect from Freya, and then the edge of your seat suspense all tipped off with a beautiful love story Ideal Image was a book I couldn't put down!

After recovering from s
Lynn Newman
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so looking forward to this the next instalment of the Snapshot books and I was not disappointed. This book is Stacie & Nicks book, with a lovely side order of Ben , Isla , Al and the addition of Stacie's daughter Mak.
With the first few chapters I was " ooh this is different" but these introductory chapters as so important to the rest of the book.
Ideal Image picks up in the aftermath of Stacie's accident, working at home, when she crosses paths with Nick the towns lawyer.
Nick is part of
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As collaborative authors, Freya Barker & KT Dove are seamlessly effortless. Ideal Image follows the trials of Stacie and Nick as they navigate their way through a past that won’t go away. There are secrets to be uncovered. A darkness that won’t die. An evil that needs to be eradicated. Through it all, Nick is steadfast even though some of his actions could be seen as creepy. His heart has always been in the right place. Stacie has dealt with a lot in her life; an accident that left her scarred n ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stacie is a single mum who now works from home, as she tries to piece her life back together again after a horrendous event leaves her scarred and broken. Nicholas has loved Stacie from a distance for years, and now that she is back in his home time her is determined to have her. No spoilers; this is one of those stories which is just a definite must read, you will never be disappointed with these author’s work!
This is a beautifully written story, which had me captivated from the very beginning.
Karen Hrdlicka
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this collaboration as much, if not more, than the previous book, Freeze Frame. Stacie's story is a testament to strong women everywhere and Nick is nearly the perfect man. The secondary characters add color and flair to the storyline as does Mak and her friend, Becca. There is suspense, love, humor, strength, and passion in this book and the unexpected twists are a treat for the reader. ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yes just yes. 4 1/2 Well worth the read. Engaging slowly but constantly build up of story. The authors have kept the flow of writing and story consistent and engaging. 'Real' people who have faced life and challenges and were battered but resilient in the end. Provide an ARC (for honest review) prior to my preorder arrival and I'm keeping my preorder as well worth the cost ...more
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Love N. Books
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pet’s $0.02

For someone we only got to know superficially in Freeze Frame, I’m so glad that Freya and KT gave us more of Stacie. She got caught up in a whole ton of shit during Ben and Isla’s drama and she finally gets to have some happiness in her own book.

Stacie is Ben’s sister and had the horrible luck to be caught in an explosion that has left her scarred and a little bit reclusive. But that doesn’t mean she’s a weak woman. She’s an ex-ADA, she’s a single mother and she’s used her tragedy to
Romance Between The Sheets
Ideal Image is book two in the Snapshot series. It centers around Stacie, sister to Ben who we met in book one, and Nicholas. In book one, Stacie was caught in an explosion that left part of her body scared. This changes her life forever. She finds herself having trouble going out into public. Nicholas had known Stacie from the past and he always had a crush on her but had a few confidence issues of his own to deal with. But now they are back together and he is wondering if she can see him diffe ...more
Books 2 Blog
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the next instalment in the Snapshot Series by authors Freya Barker and K T Dove. Just like the previous books (Shutter Speed #0.5 and Freeze Frame #1) this book was all consuming, it was gritty and edgy with a suspense filled story line and just enough romance and light hearted one liners to balance the book.

Nick and Stacie shared a brief moment in the past, one that set Nick free and changed Stacie’s life. 10 years later their paths cross and the result is this amazing story. It will h
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an avid reader, it is the greatest joy when you read a book that makes you feel. That makes you realise that no matter what life throws at you, there is always someone who has it worse. That makes you realise that although there are cruel and twisted people in the world, there are also ALWAYS good. Those that restore your faith in humanity and give you a new purpose in life. This book had this in spades.

Stacie is dealt a cruel blow from life. Although she does not let it define her, it does a
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
4 Star Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review.

Ideal Image is the story of Stacie and Nick. We first met Stacie and her daughter Mak in Freeze Frame. I fell in love with Stacie and Mak in Freeze Frame. It only seemed fitting that Stacie would get her own story. What I love most about Freya's work is that she often uses characters that are older, meaning late thirties and older. Trust me...I fit this category and it is extremely refreshing to have characters I can relate to.

Freya and KT do an
Jacey Jeffrey
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the latest book in the Snapshot series!! This is the story of Stacie and Nick. Stacie is a criminal lawyer who is also a single mom of Mak. Her job and her outward image she portrays to the world is her armor and when that gets stripped away she struggles with everything and decides to move to where her brother Ben is living. Nick is doing alright for himself...he is his own boss at a small time law firm. He has always had feeling for Stacie and when she left 10 years prior he ...more
Michele McMullen
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ideal Image.
This is another fabulous addition to this series.
The story of Stacie and Nick. We all have the picture in our head of the ideal person. we may see it as outward beauty , brains and personality but really it is so much more.
Stacie has been made into a strong independent woman. She has suffered for years physically and mentally following an injury.
Nick he has know Stacie for a very long time but he has really never looked at the real woman until now.
This is an amazing journey with S
Spunky N Sassy
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This is an on-the-edge of your seat read!
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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 2019 Best Book We've Read All Year Award fo

Other books in the series

Snapshot (3 books)
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