Once You're Mine

Once You're Mine

by Barbara Freethy

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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a page-turning, poignant and thrilling romantic suspense novel about love, courage and risking it all!

Firefighter Dylan Callaway is no coward when it comes to running into burning buildings but running into love with a beautiful and seriously annoying brunette is another story.

Dylan first met Tori Hayden in high school when she was the irritating little sister of one of his best friends. Ten years later, Tori is a determined news reporter, who believes Dylan holds the key to solving a mysterious fire that may be part of a cover-up for murder.

Tori would have rather worked with anyone other than the ruggedly sexy Dylan, who had been the star of many of her teenaged fantasies, but she needs help to get to the truth and to get justice for someone she loved.

Sparks fly as Dylan and Tori put out one fire only to start another one--one that might consume them both.

ONCE YOU'RE MINE is the 4th book in the Callaway Cousins, a spin-off of the NYT Bestselling Series The Callaways. All the books in this family series are standalone novels and feature a riveting plot along with a heartwarming love story! Feel free to jump into the series with any of the books.


If I Didn't Know Better #1
Tender Is The Night #2
Take Me Home (Callaway Novella)
Closer To You #3
Once You're Mine #4

On A Night Like This #1
So This Is Love #2
Falling For A Stranger #3
Between Now and Forever #4
Nobody But You #4.5 (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
All A Heart Needs #5
That Summer Night #6
When Shadows Fall #7
Somewhere Only We Know #8


"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!" USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal

"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

"Three friends reunited to uncover a haunting mystery--I couldn't put it down." Luanne Rice on All She Ever Wanted

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies." Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"Powerful and absorbing...sheer hold-your-breath suspense." NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don't Say A Word

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings...Don't Say A Word has made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" NYT Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157355357
Publisher: Fog City Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Series: Callaway Cousins , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 537
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NYT Bestselling Author of 62 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara formed her own publishing company in 2011 and has since sold over 7 million copies of her books. Twenty-three of those titles have appeared on the USA Today and NYT Bestseller Lists.

She is currently writing three ongoing series. Lightning Strikes is a romantic suspense trilogy with an overarching mystery through three books. The Callaways features a family of firefighters as well as love, romance, mystery and adventure. And Bachelors & Bridesmaids is a series of sweet romances. She also has numerous standalone novels!

For more information, visit Barbara's website at www.barbarafreethy.com

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Once You're Mine 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfect mix of suspense and romance. Barbara had me hooked right from the beginning. With the strong plot and unexpected twists I found it hard to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tori Hayden a journalist followes a man into a vacant building. The building explodes and fire engulfs it. Firefighter Dylan Callaway is on the scene and is surprised to see his friend Scott's sister. Tori starts to investigate because a man was killed but not the one she followed into building. Lots of twists and turns in this book of mystery, intrigue, fun, family and love. Barbara Freethy has written another exciting book. Her characters are so strong and filled with emotions. I couldn't put it down. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Call away men. Dylan does not disappoint. Barbara has become one of my favorite authors. She knows how to mix suspense, romance, intrigue, fun, and family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. Romance, suspense, family and traditions. 218 pages.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't like writing reviews. The book was everything I expected
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She has definitely written better
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Barbara Freethy. Great characters in an interesting storyline with twists and turns and just the right amount of romance.
CarolASM More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Callaway series. Tori and Dylan are believable characters and the plot has some surprising developments along the way that kept me guessing Heartwarming ending. Can't wait for the next one!
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
Great book!!! Like all of Barbara's books, the characters are always real. "Once You're Mine" is a story that keeps you reading until the end!!
AdiOrnan More than 1 year ago
I love the Callaways! I also love this book. The mystery and the romance were entwined in a very interesting and flowing manner. I loved the interaction between Dylan and Tori and I really like stories with characters that are brother/sister of the other character's best friend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved the mixture of romance and mystery in this book. I had my own questions as Dylan and Tori tried to solve the mystery of the fires, and had a feeling that her father was still alive. Another home run in the Calloway family series!
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Tori has had a crush on her brother's best friend since she was a teenager. He never noticed her because she was just his best friend's annoying little sister. But when she moves back to town after being gone for 10 years he sees she's all grown up. They 1st see each other when she's caught in an explosion that he arrives at while on the job as a fireman. Her brother's wedding is coming up and he sets out to look out for her out of loyalty to his friend. Then it becomes more and he's trying to help her uncover a mystery and even enlists a few members of his large family for extra help. Although this is part of a series, it was my first Callahan book and easily a stand alone. I will be doing some back reading for sure! I voluntarily read an ARC of this book for an honest review.
BrandyJB More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book!!!! Perfect as a stand alone for those that haven't read any of the other Callaways. Get ready to fall in love and sit on the edge of your seat with a book that is full of twists and turns Mystery. No way you will ever figure out the ending of this riveting romantic suspense book. And you are going to fall in love with Dylan the fire fighter. Tori enters his life after first being the annoying younger Sister of Dylan's best friend. Only to return as a reporter to attempt to solve the mysterious death of her Father which occurred years ago. And during their time first becoming friends they fall in love. This is a must read. For someone that doesn't read quickly I read this in a few nights. The Ending I will not reveal as you must read to believe it. *Received for an honest review as ARC.
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
I agree with all the other reviewers that say they cannot get enough of the Callahans. It a good thing the family is so large! Tori and Dylan's story is just as wonderful as all the rest. There is mystery, intrigue, passion and more with a plot twists that will knock your socks off. I hope when you start this book, you have nothing else to do, because it is a real page turner! I love this series and hope it continues for many more books to come!
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Love the Callaways! Tori and Dylan's story was especially good. A great romantic suspense.
BrandyLyons More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book from Barbara! A sexy firefighter who is fighting his own heart, and a journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth....does it get any better? A great read, I definitely recommend!
KWhooley More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I love the Callaway Clan! This book is no different. A wonderful story full of family, mystery and a bit of romance.Barbara is one of my favorite authors and with each book I fall more and more in love with her stories and characters. A MUST READ!
XstitcherKansas More than 1 year ago
Another great Callaway book! I enjoyed this book from the first page. Barbara's books are such a joy to read. The book had enough suspense that I had a hard time staying put and not skipping ahead to find the answers. I really didn't know how some of the storylines could be happily resolved, but I thought Barbara did a wonderful job of making everything work out well. It's so much fun to read about characters from previous books. I love the way the family stands together and helps each other in times of need. I'm looking forward to the next book!
KellyG3046 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book! I have enjoyed all of her books that I have read so far, but this one is my favorite. I prefer to read mostly suspense and/or romantic suspense novels (though I also enjoy straight romance and other genres as well), and this one definitely met that preference. The book literally started off with a bang when the abandoned building investigative reporter Tori Hayden was just leaving exploded, and firefighter Dylan Callaway, her brother's long-time best friend, showed up on the scene. The two were definitely attracted to each other right from the start but Dylan's loyalty to her brother threatened to keep them apart even as he continued to spend time not only helping her investigate a series of suspicious events but also playing the role of protector. There were a lot of twists to the story and though I had my suspicions on how some of the story would turn out, there were definitely things I did not expect and that is what makes a great suspense novel. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romantic suspense novel. Also, it was nice to get a little update on many of the characters from previous Callaway books without giving away too much of their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous story! I love how well the characters are developed, and even though at times parts seem predictable, its still a surprise in so many ways. With the Calloways, you always get great characters, with strong moral convictions, an intense pride in family and family values, and just enough mystery to keep you on the edge if your seat. Throw in just enough romance to melt your heart, and you've got the perfect escape from real life.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation, another awesome read by Barbara Freethy!! This is a MUST READ book and you will be saying…..I didn’t see that coming!!!!! Once You’re Mine is the next book in the Callaway Cousins series, and is about Dylan, the firefighter and Tori the journalist. Tori having coffee, sees someone watching her and follows them into an abandoned building only to end up as an almost a casualty when the building is blowup and fire ensues. Dylan and the fire company come to fight the fire and he discoveries Tori, his best friend’s sister has been hurt…. This book has mystery, intrigue, twists, turns and love when its least expected…..once you begin this book there is no putting it down until the last word is read.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
Another good read. Suspense, romance and danger, lead this story to a surprising conclusion. Well worth the time spent. Good read.
Grottoes More than 1 year ago
I just keep thinking WOW! What a great story. Edge of my seat tension. Warm and wonderful romance. The biggest whodunit story I've read in a long time. The twists and turns were exciting and the ending was just perfect.
Grinandstampit1 More than 1 year ago
I love Barbara Freethy's Callaway novels. They are filled with suspense, intrigue and romance. The story of Dylan and Tori is no different. I was kept on the edge waiting to discover what was really happening with Tori's dad as well as wondering if Dylan would open his heart to her. This was a great read! Highly recommended 5 star book!