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That Summer Night (Callaways Series #6)
     

That Summer Night (Callaways Series #6)

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by Barbara Freethy
 

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the sixth book in the Callaway family series featuring love, mystery, and adventure!

Once Reid Becker was the best of the best, an elite soldier whose career ended abruptly in a mission gone awry. Derailed after a decade of intense focus, Reid is spending far too much time in his best friend's bar. Then

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the sixth book in the Callaway family series featuring love, mystery, and adventure!

Once Reid Becker was the best of the best, an elite soldier whose career ended abruptly in a mission gone awry. Derailed after a decade of intense focus, Reid is spending far too much time in his best friend's bar. Then Shayla Callaway walks into his life with a desperate plea for help. How can he resist a beautiful blonde?

The last thing Shayla Callaway was looking for was trouble. After years of medical school, she is months away from finishing her residency when a stint with a research team lands her in the middle of a game of drugs and money, and the only person who can help her is a burned out ex-soldier with a hot body and a cocky attitude.

Reid and Shayla have always put duty and career first. But as the danger heats up, so do the summer nights. Suddenly, it's not just about saving the world but about saving each other and a love they never expected …

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CALLAWAY SERIES

On A Night Like This (#1)

So This Is Love (#2)

Falling For A Stranger (#3)

Between Now And Forever (#4)

All A Heart Needs (#5)

That Summer Night (#6)

When Shadows Fall (#7)

Somewhere Only We Know (#8)

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the sixth book in the Callaway family series featuring love, mystery, and adventure!

Once Reid Becker was the best of the best, an elite soldier whose career ended abruptly in a mission gone awry. Derailed after a decade of intense focus, Reid is spending far too much time in his best friend's bar. Then Shayla Callaway walks into his life with a desperate plea for help. How can he resist a beautiful blonde?

The last thing Shayla Callaway was looking for was trouble. After years of medical school, she is months away from finishing her residency when a stint with a research team lands her in the middle of a game of drugs and money, and the only person who can help her is a burned out ex-soldier with a hot body and a cocky attitude.

Reid and Shayla have always put duty and career first. But as the danger heats up, so do the summer nights. Suddenly, it's not just about saving the world but about saving each other and a love they never expected …

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CALLAWAY SERIES

On A Night Like This (#1)

So This Is Love (#2)

Falling For A Stranger (#3)

Between Now And Forever (#4)

All A Heart Needs (#5)

That Summer Night (#6)

When Shadows Fall (#7)

Somewhere Only We Know (#8)

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Reid Becker was nothing like his brother. Shayla made that assessment in about ten seconds—the length of time it took for the man to settle on a couch between a pretty brunette and a busty redhead.

Reid was attractive in a scruffy, sexy, take-no-prisoners, don't-get-attached kind of way. Just the kind of man she would have expected to see in a bar called the Cadillac Lounge. His jeans were faded. His t-shirt had a guitar on the front, and he didn't look like he'd shaved in a day or two. He had penetrating eyes, green, she thought, and his thick, wavy, tousled brown hair looked as if someone had run their hands through it—maybe the redhead who was stroking his thigh while whispering something in his ear.

Reid laughed and gave the woman a quick kiss before calling the waitress over for another shot.

Shayla frowned. This was the man who was supposed to save Robert? He was either drunk or on his way to it. She really wished Robert had agreed to let her call Max. Emma's husband was a detective. Max could do more for Robert than this guy. But Robert had been insistent that she trust no one but Reid. Right now he seemed like the last man she should trust.

Someone bumped into her from behind, and she stumbled forward.

Reid suddenly looked up, his gaze meeting hers. Then he gave a beckoning wave.

She started at the gesture and turned around to see if he was talking to someone behind her, but there was no one there. When she turned back to face him, she saw amusement in his eyes.

"You," he said, motioning her to come forward. "I could use a blonde over here."

She frowned at his suggestive and rude comment. As much as she wanted to blow him off, she couldn't. She'd promised Robert. So she stepped forward and gave him what she hoped was a serious and sharp look. "Are you Reid Becker?"

"Who wants to know, babe?"

"My name is Shayla Callaway." She looked for some sort of recognition, but there was nothing more than casual curiosity in his gaze. Apparently, Robert had never mentioned her to his brother. "I need to talk to you."

He patted his thigh. "I got a spot right here for you, sweetheart."

"It's about your brother."

His jaw tightened, and anger flashed through his eyes. "What about him?"

"Could we speak in private?"

"I'm not interested in anything Robert has to say."

"Robert isn't the one talking; I am. It will take just a few minutes," she added, feeling a little desperate. She'd expected Robert's brother to want to help her, but this man had gone cold at the mention of his brother's name. "It's important. A matter of life and death."

He stared at her for a long moment, his gaze searching her face as if to judge the sincerity of her words. Finally, he disengaged himself from the women and stood up. He was taller than Robert—taller, broader, stronger, sexier…

Her stomach tightened as he walked over to her.

"So, talk," he ordered.

"Outside," she said, not letting him intimidate her. She was used to strong men. She had five brothers and a father and a grandfather who were leaders among men. Not only that, she was a female doctor who'd taken a lot of crap over the years. She could handle this guy. At least she thought she could. She just needed to get past the unexpected nervous tingle running down her spine. She turned away from Reid and walked toward the front door, hoping he would follow. After a moment's hesitation he did exactly that.

When they neared the door, Reid put a hand on her shoulder and said,"This is far enough."

She glanced around, wanting to make sure there was no one close enough to hear what she was about to say. Then she looked back at Reid. While she could smell the liquor on his breath, the gleam in his eyes told her he was paying attention.

"I was working for your brother at a clinic in Colombia until a week ago. There was trouble. Some people were hurt—killed—and your brother went missing." She licked her dry lips. "This morning Robert called me. He said he was in danger and that only you could help him."

"Is this a joke?" Reid asked, disbelief in his eyes, eyes that were definitely green, a beautiful green, she thought, distracted by his gaze. "Well?" he prodded.

"No, it's not a joke," she said, forcing herself to focus.

"Why would you ask that?"

"Because there's no way Robert could possibly think that I would want to help him."

She remembered what Robert had said on the phone—that he didn't know how long it would take her to convince his brother to meet him. "Look, it's not a joke. I don't know what's between you and your brother, but Robert said you are the only one who can save his life." She saw lingering doubt in Reid's expression and searched for another way to convince him. "It was on the news—the attack on the clinic—you can look it up online. I'm not lying about what happened. Your brother is in serious trouble."

Reid ran a hand through his hair, his jaw stiff with tension, his eyes glittering with emotions she couldn't begin to decipher.

"This doesn't make any sense," he muttered.

"Maybe it will make sense if we keep talking. Can we get some coffee?" She could see the indecision in his eyes, but she couldn't take no for an answer. "What do you have to lose by having a cup of coffee with me?" she asked. "Just give me fifteen minutes."

"Maybe tomorrow."

"It can't wait until then. Please." She was close to begging, but she didn't care. She'd been on edge for a week, and she wouldn't be able to stop the nightmares until Robert was back in San Francisco, living his life, and doing his job. "You have to help me. I don't know what else to do."

Her pending hysteria worked in her favor. Reid put his hand on her shoulder again. "Okay, calm down. We'll talk." He glanced at his watch. "There's a coffee house around the corner. It should be open for at least another hour."

"Perfect," she said with relief, following him outside.

The bar was in an industrial area that was fine by day but seedy at night, and while it was only a little after eight o'clock, she was happy to have Reid by her side.

They crossed the street at the corner and were only a few feet into the intersection when a car came speeding down the block.

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In July 2014 Barbara Freethy was named the Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Bestselling Author of All Time!

Barbara Freethy was the first Indie Author to sell over 1 million units at BOTH Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Since opening her own publishing company in 2011, Barbara Freethy has sold over 4.8 million books.

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she earned with her novel SUMMER SECRETS. Since 2011, nineteen of Barbara's titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists.

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"I love the Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" —NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"I adore the Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!"—Barbara O'Neal, author of How to Bake a Perfect Life.

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast-paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!"—USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"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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ISBN-13:
9780990695158
Publisher:
Hyde Street Press
Publication date:
09/02/2015
Series:
Callaways Series , #6
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
351,616
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the sixth book in the Callaway family series featuring love, mystery, and adventure!

Once Reid Becker was the best of the best, an elite soldier whose career ended abruptly in a mission gone awry. Derailed after a decade of intense focus, Reid is spending far too much time in his best friend's bar. Then Shayla Callaway walks into his life with a desperate plea for help. How can he resist a beautiful blonde?

The last thing Shayla Callaway was looking for was trouble. After years of medical school, she is months away from finishing her residency when a stint with a research team lands her in the middle of a game of drugs and money, and the only person who can help her is a burned out ex-soldier with a hot body and a cocky attitude.

Reid and Shayla have always put duty and career first. But as the danger heats up, so do the summer nights. Suddenly, it's not just about saving the world but about saving each other and a love they never expected …

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CALLAWAY SERIES

On A Night Like This (#1)

So This Is Love (#2)

Falling For A Stranger (#3)

Between Now And Forever (#4)

All A Heart Needs (#5)

That Summer Night (#6)

When Shadows Fall (#7)

Somewhere Only We Know (#8)

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Reid Becker was nothing like his brother. Shayla made that assessment in about ten seconds—the length of time it took for the man to settle on a couch between a pretty brunette and a busty redhead.

Reid was attractive in a scruffy, sexy, take-no-prisoners, don't-get-attached kind of way. Just the kind of man she would have expected to see in a bar called the Cadillac Lounge. His jeans were faded. His t-shirt had a guitar on the front, and he didn't look like he'd shaved in a day or two. He had penetrating eyes, green, she thought, and his thick, wavy, tousled brown hair looked as if someone had run their hands through it—maybe the redhead who was stroking his thigh while whispering something in his ear.

Reid laughed and gave the woman a quick kiss before calling the waitress over for another shot.

Shayla frowned. This was the man who was supposed to save Robert? He was either drunk or on his way to it. She really wished Robert had agreed to let her call Max. Emma's husband was a detective. Max could do more for Robert than this guy. But Robert had been insistent that she trust no one but Reid. Right now he seemed like the last man she should trust.

Someone bumped into her from behind, and she stumbled forward.

Reid suddenly looked up, his gaze meeting hers. Then he gave a beckoning wave.

She started at the gesture and turned around to see if he was talking to someone behind her, but there was no one there. When she turned back to face him, she saw amusement in his eyes.

"You," he said, motioning her to come forward. "I could use a blonde over here."

She frowned at his suggestive and rude comment. As much as she wanted to blow him off, she couldn't. She'd promised Robert. So she stepped forward and gave him what she hoped was a serious and sharp look. "Are you Reid Becker?"

"Who wants to know, babe?"

"My name is Shayla Callaway." She looked for some sort of recognition, but there was nothing more than casual curiosity in his gaze. Apparently, Robert had never mentioned her to his brother. "I need to talk to you."

He patted his thigh. "I got a spot right here for you, sweetheart."

"It's about your brother."

His jaw tightened, and anger flashed through his eyes. "What about him?"

"Could we speak in private?"

"I'm not interested in anything Robert has to say."

"Robert isn't the one talking; I am. It will take just a few minutes," she added, feeling a little desperate. She'd expected Robert's brother to want to help her, but this man had gone cold at the mention of his brother's name. "It's important. A matter of life and death."

He stared at her for a long moment, his gaze searching her face as if to judge the sincerity of her words. Finally, he disengaged himself from the women and stood up. He was taller than Robert—taller, broader, stronger, sexier…

Her stomach tightened as he walked over to her.

"So, talk," he ordered.

"Outside," she said, not letting him intimidate her. She was used to strong men. She had five brothers and a father and a grandfather who were leaders among men. Not only that, she was a female doctor who'd taken a lot of crap over the years. She could handle this guy. At least she thought she could. She just needed to get past the unexpected nervous tingle running down her spine. She turned away from Reid and walked toward the front door, hoping he would follow. After a moment's hesitation he did exactly that.

When they neared the door, Reid put a hand on her shoulder and said,"This is far enough."

She glanced around, wanting to make sure there was no one close enough to hear what she was about to say. Then she looked back at Reid. While she could smell the liquor on his breath, the gleam in his eyes told her he was paying attention.

"I was working for your brother at a clinic in Colombia until a week ago. There was trouble. Some people were hurt—killed—and your brother went missing." She licked her dry lips. "This morning Robert called me. He said he was in danger and that only you could help him."

"Is this a joke?" Reid asked, disbelief in his eyes, eyes that were definitely green, a beautiful green, she thought, distracted by his gaze. "Well?" he prodded.

"No, it's not a joke," she said, forcing herself to focus.

"Why would you ask that?"

"Because there's no way Robert could possibly think that I would want to help him."

She remembered what Robert had said on the phone—that he didn't know how long it would take her to convince his brother to meet him. "Look, it's not a joke. I don't know what's between you and your brother, but Robert said you are the only one who can save his life." She saw lingering doubt in Reid's expression and searched for another way to convince him. "It was on the news—the attack on the clinic—you can look it up online. I'm not lying about what happened. Your brother is in serious trouble."

Reid ran a hand through his hair, his jaw stiff with tension, his eyes glittering with emotions she couldn't begin to decipher.

"This doesn't make any sense," he muttered.

"Maybe it will make sense if we keep talking. Can we get some coffee?" She could see the indecision in his eyes, but she couldn't take no for an answer. "What do you have to lose by having a cup of coffee with me?" she asked. "Just give me fifteen minutes."

"Maybe tomorrow."

"It can't wait until then. Please." She was close to begging, but she didn't care. She'd been on edge for a week, and she wouldn't be able to stop the nightmares until Robert was back in San Francisco, living his life, and doing his job. "You have to help me. I don't know what else to do."

Her pending hysteria worked in her favor. Reid put his hand on her shoulder again. "Okay, calm down. We'll talk." He glanced at his watch. "There's a coffee house around the corner. It should be open for at least another hour."

"Perfect," she said with relief, following him outside.

The bar was in an industrial area that was fine by day but seedy at night, and while it was only a little after eight o'clock, she was happy to have Reid by her side.

They crossed the street at the corner and were only a few feet into the intersection when a car came speeding down the block.

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 recently launched a new contemporary series, The Callaways, featuring a family born to "serve and protect". For more information, visit Barbara's website at www.barbarafreethy.com

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That Summer Night (Callaways #6) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thnk I finished this book in 2 nights!!  I loved that the characters were complex !  They pulled me into the book making it hard to put down!  Another winner from Barbara Freethy!
SallyB1020 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing story in the Callaway Series. This one had lots of suspense as well. Loved Shayla's story. Can't wait for the next book. I never want this series to end! It's so much fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Barbara Freethy, Characters are believable and well developed. Plot is logical and also well developed
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Wow and wow
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Love this series
gaele More than 1 year ago
Going into this story, I was curious about the direction that this would go: Shayla Callaway is a doctor and has just returned from Colombia where she was treating patients. Unfortunately, a massacre of the people she was helping occurred, and she was able to just  get out. Her partner, also a doctor, was not so fortunate.  So Shayla arrives back home with full-fledged PTSD and panic attacks, and a mission to get something from her colleague’s desk to give  to his twin, Reid, without involving the police. Reid is retired military, a bit rough and ready with a long-term estrangement from his twin  because of a woman (aren’t those issues always women?) and her choices.  So, a suspenseful plot that brings in danger from the ‘item’ to be found, questions about Reid’s willingness to help and Shayla’s overall ability to hold it together when things get stressful.  Here is where I sort of lost my mind: Shayla is full on PTSD and Reid has only to say her name and snap her out of the panic, so much so  that she is all chirpy and normal again. Yes, it is fiction, but No. Panic attacks and other PTSD symptoms are not simply cured by hot guy  saying your name. Oh – and Reid’s frustration with his brother and the years not speaking is simply erased when he finds a sexy woman? Would that all life’s troubles were that easily solved. This book danced between utterly frustrating with the complete lack of realism to intriguing as both Shayla and Reid dance about their attraction. Or dance with it. Like the last title, the sexual content is ramped up significantly as compared to the first four novels, and at times it almost felt as if it was the third element in the story, with the  ‘quest’ to solve the mystery Robert unearthed fell to the wayside.  Not my favorite, but certainly a book that created a large emotional reaction from me, I’m curious to see what the next mysterious element, and couple, will be in the offing.  I received an eBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of a Novel Publicity Tour event. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
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Read my reveiw at res 1
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MiMiDelores More than 1 year ago
I love Barbara Freethy's novels and am waiting for her next book to come out which is supposed to be this month.
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
This is everything you expect in a Callaway book but so much more. The story surprises you with who done it. It has heat that jumps off the pages between Reid and Shayla and it gives you the suspense amplified. It's a unique story that hasn't been done before which is all the more better. I fall a little more in love with all of the Callaways each book I read. Can't wait to read more from this series. No better time to fall in love with a new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Barbara has done a fantastic job with her books...can't wait for the next one
rjhudge More than 1 year ago
I love the Callaway Series!  The interactions and conflicts between Shayla and her family is so true to life.  I enjoyed this one because it had more of a suspense feel to it.  The tension between the brothers and their need for forgiveness and wondering whether they will be able to overcome is another strong aspect of this story.  Loved it!
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Loved this story! Just enough romance and mystery to go around. Can't eait to read Colton's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shayla and Reid team together to help Reid's estranged brother out of some serious trouble. During all the excitement they find time to fall in love. An exciting addition to the Callaways Series.
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Really loved it. I like the whole Callaways series can't wait for the next one.
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Barbara did it again. Can not wait till September for the next book
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