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On A Night Like This (Callaways Series #1)
     

On A Night Like This (Callaways Series #1)

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by Barbara Freethy
 

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes a romantic new contemporary series about the Callaways, a big, blended Irish family born to serve and protect. 


The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes a romantic new contemporary series about the Callaways, a big, blended Irish family born to serve and protect. 


The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind. 
 


Aiden seeks help from an unlikely ally … 
 


Sara had always been untouchable, sweet, innocent, his sister's best friend, and the girl next door. But one reckless night in their youth took their relationship to a new level. Sara has never forgiven or forgotten the way Aiden brought it crashing down, but she's no longer that girl with the crazy crush. She's a woman in search of her own truth.

The sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on a man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous an intense fire can be.

As teenagers they weren’t ready for each other. Are they ready now?


** ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS is the first book in an eight book connected contemporary romance series featuring the intriguing Callaway family. Love, mystery, adventure -- the Callaways have it all!

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PRAISE for Barbara Freethy novels

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." Library Journal

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives.” Romance Reviews Today

"Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story.” Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

“Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery.” Booklist on Summer Secrets

“Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction.” Romantic Times on Daniel's Gift

"Freethy’s story-telling ability is top-notch.” Romantic Times on Don't Say A Word

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940016114408
Publisher:
Fog City Publishing LLC
Publication date:
12/19/2012
Series:
Callaways Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,117
File size:
762 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, who has sold over 2.7 million ebooks since January 2011. Her 34 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Eleven titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists Her books have won numerous awards - she is a five-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her book DANIEL'S GIFT won the honor.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a new contemporary romance family series: The Callaways. ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS is the first book in the series.

Also available is her popular Wish Series, which includes: A SECRET WISH, JUST A WISH AWAY and WHEN WISHES COLLIDE. Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful Bay Area. Barbara loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara visit her website at http://www.barbarafreethy.com.

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On A Night Like This 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 214 reviews.
Didi476 More than 1 year ago
The sample worked fine for me. I already bought and read the book. I loved it! I'm so excited that Barbara Freethy is writing a new series. The Callways are an intriguing family and  Aiden and Sara are an awesome couple. If you love romance, connected books and lots of emotion, you'll love this book!
tylakno1 More than 1 year ago
Romantic with a touch of mystery and I loved all the emotion that Barbara put into the story. The characters really come to life. Already looking forward to the second book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE her books, but this was amateur compared to her other ones. Rather disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great I cannot wait to read it all!! Definately something I would recommend to my friends even family!
Kreadsalot More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story! Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. So excited that Barbara is writing a new series. I already love the Callaways!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Before I started reading On a Night Like this by Barbara Freethy I assumed that it would be a standard love story. I could not have been more wrong. Book 1 in the Callaways series tells the love story of Aiden and Sara. It also follows the two characters as they search for answers within their own personal lives. Aiden is searching for the answers surrounding circumstances of the death of a close friend and Sara is trying to figure out her relationship with her last living relative. Her father. Their quest for answers causes Aiden and Sara to confront their feelings for each other. But are their feelings for each other strong enough to conquer the answers they find? Or will it tear them apart? On a Night Like This is a contemporary love story with suspense thrown in. I found this book to be an entertaining and emotionally charged read.
Kat716 More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Can't wait to read more of Barbara Freethy's books. I have read several and loved all of them. I recommend all her books.
Pam1948 More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy is one of the best. If you haven't read her other books, try them too. This is the beginning of a new series and I can't wait for #2.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
This was really a great book that deserves 10 stars. Barbara Freethy never disappoints. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars! I love Barbara Freethy's books, she is an excellent story teller and keeps you engaged from beginning to end.  I am so excited for a new series. I loved the Callaway family! Sara and Aiden were fun and interesting, as individuals and as a couple. I am excited to read about the rest of the Callaway family.  Freethy did a great job of giving enough of a glimpse of each family member but still focusing on Aiden and Sara. Loved it!
clay_nook More than 1 year ago
Great story that has lots of twists and turns. Love that Barbara is doing another connected family book series. Absolutely loved the Angel's Bay books and am looking forward to more stories about the Callaway clan.
Erin4568 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Loved it! This new series is off to a great start. The family is really interesting. I liked the family dynamics and this author always brings great emotion to every story!
Mary Provost More than 1 year ago
Another in the Calloway series.. a good read, enjoyable and uncomplicated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very impressed. Good story. Too redundant. How many times do we need to be told how smart Sara is or how handsome Aiden is. We get it . Just get on with the story. Hopefully will get better as the series goes along. Plan on reading the second book since the story is a good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Freethy's books. This one did not dissapoint. Great characters, romance, mystery, healing. She is an awesome story teller can't wit for the next book.
don472 More than 1 year ago
Terrific story. I liked the mystery as well as the romance. Kept me guessing. I can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Enjoyed this 1sr in series
Anonymous 4 days ago
155 pages. This is suspense & romance in a quick read. Liked it. GJRA
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Could have done without the mandatory sex scenes. Between drivel and suspense, we have this book.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
I liked this book a lot. Can't wait to read more from this author. A good read!
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Anonymous 6 months ago
A bittersweet love story but appears to be part of a series; there's a mystery with Aiden's sister left totally hanging, which annoys me.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Read this in July from the Barnes and Noble readouts and I loved it. There was mystery, love, good buildup of relationships and a good introduction to the characters. I found myself checking everyday for a new chapter and I was sad to see it end. My only problem was the ending seemed a little abrupt. There was a loose end but I quickly realized this is probably going to be the plot for the next book in the series. Seriously considering starting this series, been a while since I read a good romance.