So This Is Love (Callaways Series #2)

So This Is Love (Callaways Series #2)

by Barbara Freethy
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So This Is Love (Callaways Series #2) by Barbara Freethy

The Callaways! The NY Times Bestselling Series featuring love, romance, mystery and adventure has sold over a million copies - Join the fun!

Emma Callaway, a hot fire investigator clashes with Max Harrison, a cool homicide detective in SO THIS IS LOVE, the second book in the Callaway Series, by #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy

For Max Harrison, love seduces and then destroys. His brother went to prison for love. His father left his family for love. And Max is determined not to follow in their footsteps, until he meets Emma...

Emma runs into burning buildings without an ounce of fear and embraces life as if every day is a new adventure. But while she's fearless on the job, Emma is a coward when it comes to love. Betrayed by an ex-boyfriend, Emma has no intention of putting her heart on the line again, until she meets Max...

As the fires around the city rage, the heat between them ignites in a blaze of passion that's far more dangerous. Will it destroy them or will they finally get everything they ever wanted...

Don't Miss any of the books in the Callaway Series:

ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (Callaways #2)
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (Callaways #5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (Callaways #6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (Callaways #7)
IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER (Callaways #9)

** Fans of Nora Roberts, Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis and Robyn Carr may enjoy this connected series blend of family, suspense, and contemporary romance!


"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

"SO THIS IS LOVE is a multi-layered story rich with family secrets and possible suspects as the city arsonist and murderer. SO THIS IS LOVE is a blend of mystery and romance that makes for a satisfying read." Indie Reader

"Barbara Freethy knows how to tell a fantastic story and this one is no exception. 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 Blog on FALLING FOR A STRANGER

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016362151
Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Series: Callaways Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,263
File size: 807 KB

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, who has sold over 5 million ebooks since January 2011. Her 43 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Seventeen titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. Her 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 her novels DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME. She has also received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara, visit her website at

You can also visit Barbara on Facebook at and Twitter at

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So This Is Love 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable contemporary suspenseful romantic story. Looking forward to the next book. LA-TXN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romantic suspense at it's very best. The Callaways are a wonderful family. Emma is a strong woman who loves her job as an Arson Investigator. Max, her love interest is a Homicide Detective. Sparks fly in more than the fires. The Callaway family is a bigger than life family. Love meeting each and every one, and seeing how their separate and family lives intertwine in each book. You will never go wrong choosing a Barbara Freethy novel.
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Great read!! Recommend very highly!!!
All-Night-Books More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the series and it like the first one was a great book. It introduced us to new members of the Callaway family, along with bringing us back some of the characters from the first one. It's the perfect mix of suspense and romance. Its a page turner.
BPL59 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one without reading #1 - Great family story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series.
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
Emma Calloway is a former fire fighter, now fire investigator. She loves what she does and she is good at it! When Max Harrison, a homicide detective, starts showing up at 'her' scenes, she is very annoyed even if she is secretly attracted to him. Emma is a few months out of a relationship, not looking for another one, and Max considers himself not a relationship guy. Both of them are afraid of love, and on the surface two very different people. Emma is an optimist, her glass is always half full. Her family is big, nosy, and loving. Max's glass is always half empty and he has some problems with his family that he needs to work through. He also thinks he and Emma are too different to work... Some day Emma wants to have a family of her own, Max has no desire for that. Between multiple arson's, a missing person and a body, Emma and Max end up working together far more often than either of them wants to. Soon they find they work really well fact they do a lot of things really well together! Both are determined not to let things get serious, especially since they have to work together...but will they really have a choice? With Emma as the common demonimator in the arson's, then threatened, Max wants nothing more than to keep her with him and safe. The sparks are flying and not only at the fires Emma goes to investigate! Neither of them expected the spark between them to flame into something much more...but is there any chance a relationship between them can work out? Can Max admit to himself and to Emma before it's too late how he feels? I loved this second book in the Calloway series by Barbara Freethy! Emma and Max's story is a hot, romantic read that will really make you feel for the characters, especially Max. Honestly I loved Emma and Max, they were people with real emotions and real issues. I also really like that they are mature, with some life experience behind them to (hopefully) grow from. Once again Barbara gives us an excellently written peek into the Calloway family (who I love!)! While Emma and Max are the focus of So This is Love, it was great to catch up with Sara and Aiden as well as other family members. The other family members weren't as prominent as they were in On a Night Like This (first book in the Calloway series), but we still got glimpses of them and what's to come! I also really like that Barbara finishes Emma and Max's story, but leaves us enough mystery and intrigue with the rest of the family that we're satisfied, not left hanging, but rather eagerly anticipating her next Calloway book. 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big ole Irish family, lots of bickering fun, family secrets and excitment. There' s even sex to read or skip but do get the book anyway you will enjoy.
LadygoldUR More than 1 year ago
This is a must read,once you start to read I guarantee it will be hard for you to put down. Great author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K i dont mean to be rude at all, but it needs a lot better details in the emotional sense and in the plot. Come to cody result one to find out what im talking about. It was good other than that though :)
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Great story. Love this family and their strong commitment. Must read
pinkpanthermath More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this love story. You will love it too if you like good raomancenovels.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved the story of Aiden and Sarah so I knew this book would not disappoint. Looking forward to picking up the following one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read! I love the Callaway family. Emma & Max are a great couple. This book took up where the previous one left off with the arson fires. There was laughter, sadness, family and of course, love. Looking forward to reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
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Emma and Max are goals. They are they everyday couple...... Iwnt to know more about them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this series. GREAT AUTHOUR!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story
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Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Emma Callaway and Max Harrison do not get along. Max, a police detective and Emma, a fire investigator do not see eye to eye on anything. Both are dealing with upheavals within their personal lives. Emma dealing with a tough breakup and being the only female fighter feels she has to prove her worthiness in male dominated field. Max is dealing with the guilt of heartbreak that he feels from family. When these two team of to solve an arson/murder case, will they find comfort and redemption in the most unexpected of places? Or will the danger be too much to take? An action packed book with two strong characters. Good story.
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