Lightning Lingers

Lightning Lingers

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the second book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, lightning leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of long-buried secrets that will change not only the past but also the future…

Katherine Barrett, a dedicated doctor, receives a terrified phone

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the second book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, lightning leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of long-buried secrets that will change not only the past but also the future…

Katherine Barrett, a dedicated doctor, receives a terrified phone call from her younger brother, TJ. He is running away to Mexico to save himself and their family from an unnamed killer. He warns her not to come after him and not to go to the police, as there is no one she can trust. But Katherine realizes there might be someone she can trust…

She turns to her former high school sweetheart Jake Monroe—the man whose heart she broke a decade earlier. Katherine asks Jake to fly her into a remote and dangerous part of Mexico where no one else dares to go.

Jake had always thought that one day Katherine would realize she needed him, but he didn't expect it to go down this way. Still, he can't resist the beautiful blonde he has never been able to forget.

They set off on an adventure that will take them into the past, unravel a decade of secrets, and lead them into the heart of a lightning storm that will change the way they look at their families, the world, and each other…

Also Available in the Lightning Strikes Trilogy:

Beautiful Storm (#1)

Lightning Lingers (#2)

Summer Rain (#3) Coming Soon!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780996115469
Publisher:
Hyde Street Press
Publication date:
02/15/2016
Series:
Lightning Strikes Series , #2
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
351,566
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 41 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened her own publishing company in 2011 and has since sold over 5 million copies of her books. Nineteen of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. In July of 2014, Barbara was named the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Bestselling Author of ALL TIME! She was also the first Indie Author to sell over 1.5 million copies at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

An author known for writing emotional stories about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations, Barbara has received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and has also received six nominations for the RITA for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America. She has won the honor twice for her novels Daniel's Gift and The Way Back Home. Barbara is currently writing a new contemporary series, The Callaways, featuring a family born to "serve and protect". She is also launching a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes.

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Lightning Lingers (Lightning Strikes Trilogy #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally awesome book. 210 pages of suspense, romance, and family values. Conclusion coming out Aug. 2016.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written second book in series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Looking forward to the last book in this triology
PollyBennett 4 months ago
Wow. Lightning Lingers was just as exciting and fast paced as the first book in the series, Beautiful Storm. This series is about family. The Monroe Family who's patriarch is believed to have been lost in an airplane accident over the Gulf of Mexico. Each book brings more clues to his disappearance and we get to know the Monroe family and those they love. This book was so different from the first, now, I can't wait to read book three, Summer Rain.
KPC1096 4 months ago
Jake and Katherine have a bit of a history. They were high school and college sweethearts. Jake's dad died in a plane crash and he spiraled downhill. He changed. Kat was on the verge of either failing out of school to keep up with Jake, or to leave him and do what she has always dreamed of doing, becoming a doctor. So she left Jake and it was the wake up call that he needed. Jump ahead 10 years, Katherine gets a call from her brother TJ and he he got himself into some trouble. He just wants her to go home to Corpus Christi to look after their mother that has Alzheimer's. She goes home and is determined to find TJ and save him. She hires Jake to fly her down to Mexico from the charter company he works for. However a plane crash later, an explosion, a flash flood, a flat tire, and kicking at trees, they make it to their destination only to see TJ being kidnapped by the drug cartel. They devise a plan with the help of Jake's great-grandmother and her friend. Lightning becomes Jake's friend, when he never believed in seeing what the lightning had to say to him. Jake and Kat can't deny their attraction to each other and their love they still have for one another. Great second installment to the mystery. More questions are answered, but more questions are asked too. Will Danni be able to solve the mystery in the last book? Can't wait to find out!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another excellent book by Barbara Freethy. Characters and plot are well developed and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book filled with mystery, harrowing trek & rekindled love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy delivers another fabulous book. Just when I thought couldn't get better Lightening Lingers came out. Absolutely great book and not going to give anything away but there is some very interesting history involved also. With a wonderful story and great adventure be ready for a can't put me down book!!! I absolutely loved this books and can't wait for the third book of this trilogy. Thanks for another outstanding book!!!!
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in this trilogy last fall and have been eagerly awaiting this book. It was excellent! I loved the characters - dealing with their own regrets and emotions while trying to get along with each other and protect those they love. The mystery was very good - I was never quite sure who to trust and every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, a new twist was thrown in to amp up the tension. I really like the characters and the push and pull between them. Now to wait for number 3......
Carol725 More than 1 year ago
Another engrossing romantic suspense novel by Ms. Freethy! Katherine has just finished her training as pediatric emergency physician when her brother TJ calls her to ask her to take care of their mother because he has to disappear due to his employer's involvement in something sinister. Katherine hires her former high school boyfriend, Jake, to fly her to Mexico to help her locate her brother. Although reluctant, Jake agrees to fly her to Mexico so she can locate and help her brother. On their flight to Mexico, their plane goes down in a lightning storm. They lose contact with everyone and have many close calls as they try to get to the area Jake's great grandmother lives in since Katherine guesses that is where TJ has gone to hide. Their attempts to find TJ coincide with what happened to Jake's dad's flight going down in Mexico ten years ago. The suspense is complicated and well planned. The story weaves seamlessly with the efforts of Jake's sister Alicia to determine what happened to their dad in book one of the series. Katherine and Jake's animosity from their breakup years ago gradually disappears as they reconnect and work together to save her brother and renew their relationship. I was provided a copy for my honest review.
Twox More than 1 year ago
Barbara has done it again...She has written another great novel in the Lightning Series. Beautiful Storm & Lightning Lingers are both written well with lots of twists & turns in each book. I can't wait for Summer Rain!!! Barbara Freethy FANatic!
Pam50627 More than 1 year ago
Book 2 of the Lightning Strikes trilogy doesn't disappoint. In Book 2, we are drawn into the life of Alicia's brother, Jake. He is a pilot like his father was and even flies out of the same airstrip. Katherine is the one that got away. Jake has never stopped loving her. Katherine gets a call from her brother TJ from Mexico. He is there on a trip for work and feels that he is in danger. He wants Katherine to go home and watch over their mother. When Katherine gets there, she finds her mother in a worse case of dementia & poor health than she expected. TJ had not told her that he had hired home help for their mom. Jake is visiting his mother in the neighborhood when he finds out Katherine has returned. When Katherine & Jake were dating, Jake was always telling Katherine and TJ stories about his great grandmother, the land in Mexico and their family connection to lightening. Believing that TJ will head to that village, Katherine ends up hiring Jake to fly her down there. They end up crashing in a lightning strike and running for their lives. Will Katherine & Jake let their love win this time? Will they find TJ before it's too late? What about Jake's dad? Is this all just coincidence? Barbara is great at writing a story that draws you deep into the story. You don't want to put it down. You are drawn into the characters and their lives and live their adventures with them. You could read this as a stand alone but you will miss out on some of the references from Book 1. I loved this book! It transitioned into the last book in the series and leaves you impatient for more! I did receive an ARC of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Oli-reader More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book to the Lightening Strikes trilogy and it picks up where book 1 left off, but this time the focus is on Alicia's brother Jake and the woman he never stopped loving, Katherine. The two have been apart for 10 years and suddenly reunited after Katherine receives a call from her brother, TJ, who is in trouble in Mexico. She wants to help him and asks Jake to fly her there. There plane is caught in a lightening storm and forced to land in the middle of nowhere. They believe they will find TJ at the same village Jake's great grandmother is because Jake used to share stories with him about his family history and their connection to lightening. The story provides more clues to Jake's father's disappearance and adds new questions, too. It also transitions smoothly to the third installment that will feature Jake's sister, Danielle. I love Barbara Freethy's books and this did not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance, Adventure, and mystery! A great combination! This book is a real page turner and another in Barbara's list of winners! I loved the main characters and the storyline from the very first page. Barbara's writing always "sucks" me right in and I can't wait to complete the book. This book takes you to a small town in Mexico, off the beaten path. There is a teeth clenching chase through a forest and the main characters are running for their lives, you are really drawn in. I read this book in 2 days and was sorry I had to put it down in between. I really look forward to book 3 and the answers to the mystery. Another great Barbara Freethy book. I am a collector of good reads and her's are always a part of my collection. Waiting "not so patiently" for the next book in this series! Barbara, thanks for making my reading time an adventure!
SuzeJoyce More than 1 year ago
Light up your Literary Life WOW 5+ This book was a nail biter. Never quite sure who they could trust. Loved the thread from book one to book two and can't wait for book three. Would love to see the Mayan herbals come to the forefront for Katherine in book three. Barbara you are a writer than I aspire to be.