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Like Arrows

(Cedar Tree #6)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  56 reviews
An assignment has just turned interesting for GFI investigator Malachi Whitetail. When a shy, mousy woman walks into his local diner, it takes him a minute to recognize her as an employee of the real estate office he’s been monitoring. Not a believer in coincidence, Mal decides a closer look at the short brunette might be warranted. It will be the first, but certainly not ...more
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Absolutely LOVED this book! Can be read as a stand-alone. I would recommend it to any KA fans out there. Freya has a similar type story-telling style in that she tells detailed stories involving friends, food, and love! Such a warm and fuzzy feeling after reading this beautiful book!

Mal and Kim are going down as one of my all-time fave couples! Perfect blend of heart-string pulling romance and sexy steam! ;)
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
3.5 stars

I liked this one - a nice romantic suspense. The h has some serious body and food issues. The betrayal by her ex and bff was traumatic - even I flinched when h caught them in the act. While the H and h are instantly attracted to each other, the relationship is somewhat slow to build. I got a very minor KA-vibe with the H, the circle of co-workers/friends, the possessiveness, etc. (view spoiler)
Dec 18, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition

Decided to change this from come-back-later to DNF. Don't think I will come back. Just personal reasons; nothing that would be a problem for other readers. Freya Barker is super talented and I actually have a couple of her past heroes on my 5-star hero shelf. This book just wasn't working for me.
Nancy Huddleston
I have read all of Freya Barker's books in the Cedar Tree series and Like Arrows was freaking amazing. The story was fast passed and easy to read. I Was hooked from the first page to the last.
I always find her characters to be intriguing and special. Kimeo is very relatable. She represented so many women who are made to feel bad about their bodies. She did not fit what was and is considered the norm. She was conditioned to feel bad about her size and what she ate. This broke my heart. The ones w
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
KA wannabe that just got tedious
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim." - Navajo

Oh if only more people in this world gave a moment's thought to that statement, what a better place it would be! That quote is an apt and wonderful opening statement for this book and rings true from beginning to end.

I have made no secret of my love for Malachi Whitetail since he was first introduced to us earlier in the series, and I was so excited to get my grubby l
April Johnson
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kimeo Lowe leads a pretty quiet existence, which is why, when she ends up a witness to a crime, her curiosity into her boss’s suspected shady dealings gets kicked into high gear. She may not be the most sociable of people, but she’s always been independent and industrious, so when an opportunity to dig a little deeper arises, she doesn’t think twice. It would seem that this time she’s bitten off a bit more than she can chew, and when a freakishly tall Native American Adonis intervenes not just o ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prema
4.5 'KA feels' STARS!!!!!

It's been a bit since I think I've been this surprised from a book. And I love it!!!

I want me a Mal ❤
That HAIR tho **sigh**
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

“I’m reminded of something my ana sani used to say. Something about words being like arrows and once you let them find their mark, their power may come back to haunt you.”

“He stands by my feet, looking at me like a starving man and I’m the last slice of bread in the basket.”

You think you can tell from the outside what a person represents? What their life is like? You think you know by just one look? Well feast your eyes as my fat ugly ass walks away with my amazing boyfriend. And
This story is about Malachi, (Caleb's younger brother), who has also joined the GFI investigative team. There is never a dull moment in Cedar Tree, Mal crosses paths with Kimeo who works for a real estate agent that meets foul play and Gus and his team have been watching his dealings. And right from their very first meeting, Mal puts his foot right in it and immediately gets on the wrong side of Kimeo.
Kimeo, at first appears very shy, Mal calls her Mouse, but there is a wonderful resilient, str
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4.5 stars

After reading Like Arrows by Freya Barker I have now added a new author to my "To be read" list. Kimeo and Malachi's story sucked me in from the start. I love how she had these characters evolve in a way that brought them together as a strong couple with flaws, but who complimented and boosted each other up. I loved that this story was not your typical Romantic/Suspense/"Damsel in Distress" novel! there were other subplots and the characters were well developed. If you want a book that
Stephen Walton
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I've read some great books by very good indie authors over the last two years but if I want a very pleasant time I pick up on Freya Barker. Her books are different in that the characters aren't gorgeous, with film star looks, but common or garden folk like the majority of us . She makes her characters come alive with credibility. This book is no exception and with the little twists, red herrings and feints she has created a very interesting story line as well. Steamy, yes but not over done. A ve
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Freya's books but this one just became my new favorite. Malachi and Kimeo's story is beautifully written and full of heart. This story will make you laugh, shed a few tears, and fall in love. It has grit, suspense, and grabs your attention from the very first. Definitely recommend!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was rich in Characters but short in tension. This was a lovely and sweet romance with mature flawed characters. It was a good story but would have been great if there was more tension. This is the first book I have read in the series and the book was a solid standalone work.
January Apted
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found my new book boyfriend in Malachi at least until Freya releases her next book lol the suspense and the connection between Mal and Kim keep me so hooked I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Kathi Zacher
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How long?

My only question is how long do I have to wait for the book in this series? I want to pack up and move to Cedar Tree!
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pure Beauty.

Like Arrows.

Pure fucking beauty that spoke to my soul, even got me to shed a tear and we all know I’m the unemotional one of this blogging partnership, the one who is all `yeah it was emotional ` while my bestie is a sobbing wreck telling me I have no heart or soul! I think the reason this story touched me so deeply is I`ve been Kimeo, without giving away huge spoilers because nothing is worse than a review that does that, I`ll just say that the lack of control over aspects of your
FMR Book Grind
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely FLOVE this series! I am amazed at the stories this author is able to write. She continues to write outstanding stories about real people and real love. I love her characters. They are down to earth and very relatable. You will fall instantly in love with Malachi and Kimeo. Kimeo does not have a very high opinion of herself and struggles with her image. She has given up on finding her “one”. Malachi has a very rough past and is finally getting his life on the righ
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been dying to get Mal’s story since he came into the series in Caleb’s book and it did not disappoint. Joe’s book has always been my favorite but I am thinking Mal and Kim’s may have taken his book’s place as my favorite in the series.

Mal did annoy me a tad in the beginning with the things he said a couple of times, I got why he said it but it just didn’t seem like him. Especially after a certain scene in the last book. But he completely and totally redeemed himself. Luckily his words hit
Deb Bishop
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewing on behalf of Triple B's Book Blog.
Like Arrows is the sixth book in The Cedar Tree series by Freya Barker although each book can be read as a standalone.
Yet again this lady has written a book about two characters that right from the get go draw you into their story, has you wanting to keep turning the pages and cussing when you get interupted!!
Where to start..........
I know let's start with the completely panty melting Malachi Whitetail!
My, my, my, he is one hot, freakin' tall Native Am
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved and felt an empathy with the gals from the Cedar Tree series - Freya's characters are so very real and face troubles and issues that we all know happen in real life - but while reading LIKE ARROWS I really felt a connection with Kimeo.

There's a few reasons for this I suppose - any and all of which I'm not gonna count out in this review as her issues are a huge part of the story - but I know that there are a lot of people who will understand where our heroine is coming from and the cha
Karen Hrdlicka
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when I thought the Cedar Tree Series by Freya Barker couldn't get any better, the woman goes and writes Like Arrows. Malachi has been an supporting character in the past books and always a bit of an enigma. I love Ms. Barker's writing style and her characters. She doesn't write about millionaires and debutantes. She writes about real people with life experience and physical limitations. Her women are strong and feisty, some have disabilities and all have warm and loving hearts. Her men are ...more
Malachi is a private investigator. He is currently working on a case involving an Estate Agent who appears to have some dodgy dealings going on. His past is far from perfect but with the help of his family he works hard to redeem himself but what led him to go off the rails still haunts him. He doesn't find it easy to open up or show his emotions.

Kimeo works for the very same Estate Agent Malachi is investigating. She is hardworking but keeps more or less to herself, except for one best friend.
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sweetie... you have done it again. I just fall in love with your characters.... they speak to me and make me want to keep reading their story to be with them as they find their direction and happiness in life. I love that you make me forget the world and live in the book.

Oh Mal... where do I begin. Mal has been with us for a while now in Cedar Tree but he is such a mystery. Good at his job and silent in so many ways. He keeps himself at a distance with eve
Dana Busenbark
In this book of the Cedar Tree series, we focus on Malachai, who meets a woman named Kimeo through a surveillance job of her boss. She finds it strange that she keeps running into him, especially after her boss asks her to drop off a letter to a family who owns a farm he has been trying to acquire for another person, who is involved with yet another person that is pulling the strings. What happens when people's lives are threatened, people (like Kimeo's boss) are murdered, much less the person t ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!!

I think I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating. If you want a story that contains REAL characters living real lives, pick up a book by Freya Barker. You won’t get fluffy, “perfect” characters and to me, it’s refreshing to read realistic fiction now and then! In this particular story, Kim has very low self-esteem that is primarily caused by her weight, with other surrounding factors. She’s been put down and degraded all of her life so she tries extremely hard to just be invisib
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Copy received via Netgalley in exchange for review

4.5 stars

Like Arrows really surprised me, I think this is my favorite in the series although I still need to read book 4 & 5. Kimeo is a very relatable character, she is an overweight woman that has struggled her whole life and been made to feel bad about it. To top it all off she has been feeling ill for some time and doctors give her bullshit answers as to why. Thankfully Kimeo doesn't have a broken spirit but she does have a lot to work th
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, pain, murder, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Slim To None (Cedar Tree Series Book 1)
Hundred To One (Cedar Tree #2)
Against Me (Cedar Tree #3)
Clean Lines (Cedar Tree #4)
Upper Hand (Cedar Tree #5)

This is Kimeo and Malachi’s story. Malachi is keeping watch on a real estate office during one of his investigations. One day while having lunch he comes across the woma
Lillian Cummings
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How can you ever feel better about yourself when you have been broken down your whole life. Kim just wants to stay hidden, so is dresses in baggy clothes and keep quiet. Her whole is about to change as she will be running for her life but not alone.
Malachi likes this quiet little mouse but he has hurt her already by calling her fat and she wants nothing to do with him. Can Malachi convince her that she needs his help to kill her from being killed?
Can they outsmart the killers that are after Kim?
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Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about 'real' people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with

Other books in the series

Cedar Tree (7 books)
  • Slim To None (Cedar Tree, #1)
  • Hundred To One (Cedar Tree #2)
  • Against Me (Cedar Tree #3)
  • Clean Lines (Cedar Tree #4)
  • Upper Hand (Cedar Tree #5)
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“Just by quietly listening to my issues last week, and instead of sending me home with another diet and exercise regime, immediately ordered tests to get to the bottom of it. I can't wait to find out what the results were on Monday. It's almost sick when you think about it, wanting for something to be wrong, but struggling a lifetime knowing your complaints are not a figment of your imagination. Beating down doors of doctors and specialists, only to be told it's all in your mind” 0 likes
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