Tatum hasn’t had it easy. Her life has been a series of battles, but that hasn’t stopped her from finding and hanging onto what she wants and loves. She’s come a long way from the small farm in Texas she was born on – she’s earned her own way through college on diving scholarships, then moved to begin her career as an elite swim team coach, and is doing her best to survive her life as a widow and single mom.
When Nic Lobo literally steals her away from the life she’s fought to keep together, the most basic of responses is to hate him with every fiber of her being. His quick temper and random absences make that easy. So is the fact that she’s still in love with her dead husband, though she’s also very angry at him for the way in which he left her. But Nic is stubborn and committed, and he has the uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before, not even with the father of her child. He forces Tatum to respond to him the only way he knows how and that terrifies her in so many ways.
Will she fight him to the death, refusing to forgive him for the harm he’s caused, or will he wear her down until she acknowledges the connection their souls won’t allow to be severed.
For Love or Freedom is an excellent book about finding love when you least expect it. We first meet Tatum, a single mother, and her daughter Tulsie while they’re trying to have a relaxing day at the river. While there a motorcycle gang decides to crash the party and while Tatum might find one of the men a little intriguing she knows they are bad news.
This book quickly takes a terrifying turn when Tatum and her daughter are kidnapped. You’ll be swept away by this book, full of suspense, emotions, and eventually passion. Tatum is scared and angry that her freedom has been taken, but Nic found them captivating and truly believed he was offering the girls a better life. What happens when the best of intentions are filled with skewed choices?
This story is well written, and the characters are well developed. It’s a great read from beginning to end when Tatum will have to decide what’s more important, Love or Freedom?
“For Love or Freedom is wonderful story about finding love in an unexpected and uncertain place.” – Manda from Goodreads
“OMG! This is definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year!” – M.L Dyson from Goodreads
“I give For Love or Freedom 5 stars for giving me mystery, intrigue, passion and an interesting plot.” – Swoon Worthy Books
Lili Mahoney is the author of Young Adult Novel Barefoot Pastures. She was born and raised in Texas, where she went to Texas State University, and lives with her high school sweetheart and their three children. When she isn’t running kids from one activity to another, she’s feeding animals, doing laundry, and wishing she was writing or reading instead. Or eating ice cream.