That Summer Night (Callaways #6)

That Summer Night (Callaways #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.


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...


On A Night Like This (#1)
So This Is Love (#2)
Falling For A Stranger (#3)
Between Now And Forever (#4)
Nobody But You (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
All A Heart Needs (#5)
That Summer Night (#6)
When Shadows Fall (#7)
Somewhere Only We Know (#8)
If I Didn't Know Better (#9)


"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

"I loved Aiden and Sara's story! Barbara manages to give us a good glimpse of the rest of the family too, without taking away from Aiden and Sara's story, leaving us with a little bit of mystery to be followed up on."
Harlequin Junkie for ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS

Barbara manages to weave a perfect romance filled with laughter, love, a lot of heat, and just the right amount of suspense. I highly recommend So This is Love to anyone looking for a sexy romance with characters you will love!
Harlequin Junkie for SO THIS IS LOVE

"BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER is a beautifully written story. Fans of Barbara's Angel's Bay series will be happy to know the search leads them to Angel's Bay where we get to check in with some old friends."
The Book Momster Blog

"A very touching story that shows the power of love and how much it can heal."

"I love the Callaways and FALLING FOR A STRANGER makes me love their family even more."
All Night Books

"I really love the Callaways and am looking forward to reading about the rest of the family and unraveling the grandparents' secret which we're learning a little more about in each new book. If you're looking for a great feel good read with a bit of action and mystery, this book is for you!"
The Book Momster

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Fog City Publishing
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Callaways , #6
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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 turned to Indie publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 4.8 million ebooks! Nineteen of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists.

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 connected family series, The Callaways. The first seven books in the series are currently available.

Barbara also recently released the WISH SERIES, a series of books connected by the theme of wishes including: A SECRET WISH (#1), JUST A WISH AWAY (#2) and WHEN WISHES COLLIDE (#3).

Other popular standalone titles include: DON'T SAY A WORD, SILENT RUN and RYAN'S RETURN.
Barbara's books have won numerous awards - she is a six-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and a two-time winner for DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME.

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.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

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That Summer Night (Callaways #6) 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 49 reviews.
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!
BrandyJB More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to this book especially as Shayla is a doctor and Reid as well. Since the medical field is my passion I knew without a doubt that this one would be something I would love. Barbara didn't let me down. The very best of the Calloways so far. Since there is an element of mystery, romance, adventure involved it was just what I had hoped this book would be. So don't hesitate to purchase this newest Calloway Book. I can't wait for the next Calloway adventure. Thank-you Barbara once again for a fantastic book. Usually I take my time with a book but this one started off strong and continue this way and I hit my all time record for reading a book in record time. !!!! Fabulous summer read!!!!
Anonymous 6 days ago
Another excellent book by Barbara Freethy, Characters are believable and well developed. Plot is logical and also well developed
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Wow and wow
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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