The First Time I Saw You (Friessens Series #16)

The First Time I Saw You (Friessens Series #16)

by Lorhainne Eckhart

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Like his parents Andy and Laura Friessen, Gabriel knows what it means to face an impossible situation. What he doesn't realize when he puts up an ad looking for a roommate he never expects to meet a down on her luck gorgeous single mom with a meddling family, a crazy ex-boyfriend, and enough chemistry between them to heat a county. The only problem is she doesn't believe in happily ever after and sees falling in love as a mistake only fools make. But Gabriel can't stop thinking about her, wanting her, and is determined to show her the road to love isn't as dangerous as she believes.

Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD translated in German & French, coming soon to Portuguese, Spanish & Chinese.

Reading order:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES (The Friessen Legacy)

The Forgotten Child
A Baby And a Wedding (Short Story FREE)
Fallen Hero
The Search (Short Story FREE)
The Awakening
Overdue (Short Story FREE)
The Unexpected Storm
The Wedding

The Friessens: A New Beginning

The Deadline (Andy and Laura)
The Price to Love (Neil and Candy)
A Different Kind of Love (Brad and Emily)
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

The Friessens

The Reunion
The Bloodline (Andy & Laura)
The Promise (Diana & Jed)
The Business Plan (Neil & Candy)
The Decision (Brad & Emily)
First Love (Katy)
Family First
Leave the Light On
In the Moment
In the Family: A Friessen Family Christmas
In the Silence
In the Stars
In the Charm
Unexpected Consequences
It Was Always You
The First Time I Saw You
Welcome to My Arms
A Reason to Breathe
I'll Always Love You
You Are My Everything

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162072485
Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart
Publication date: 07/25/2018
Series: Friessens Series , #16
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 198,731
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart writes the kind of books she wants to read. She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, and her second book ever published, The Forgotten Child, is no exception. With close to 900 reviews on Amazon, translated into German and French, this book was such a hit that the long running Friessen Family series was born. Now with over sixty titles and multiple series under her belt her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. A recipient of the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, Lorhainne lives on the sunny west-coast Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams.

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The First Time I Saw You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
Audiobook review: Overall 5 Performance 5 Story 5 Sweet, yet hot story about young love. The Friessens books are full of alpha male heroes coming to the aid of down-on-their-luck women and I really enjoy reading and/or listening to the stories. The First Time I Saw You is about Gabriel, Andy and Laura's son. He rents a room in his house to Elizabeth and her daughter, Shaunty. When he finds out that Elizabeth's ex is bothering her he begins to feel very protective even though they've only just met. Reader's who don't care for insta-love type stories may not like this one but I know real-life couples who fell in love in less than a week and remained married until one of them passed away so this kind of story doesn't bother me at all. This is the third book I've listened to performed by Lili Dubuque and I really loved listening to her voice. Her smooth, lilting tones were very soothing and calming and helped make the time I had to spend doing chores must less tedious. All of the books in The Friessens series are great romantic stories and this one is no exception. I look forward to reading more books in this series. I received a free Audible code from the author but this review was voluntary and not influenced by the free gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect match, Gabriel and Elizabeth. Interesting how Elizabeth's story is so similar to Laura's. Loved it!! Always wondered if Gabriel would have a HEA. Andy is my favorite character and great to see the bond still there between himself and Gabriel. Highly recommend this author. All her books are winners. Mjw
IrishEyes430 More than 1 year ago
Lorhainne Eckhardt has done it again! This story focuses on Gabriel, son of Andy and Laura. Gabriel has bought his first home and has gone through all of his money restoring it. He advertizes for a roommate to help with expenses. The first call he receives is from Elizabeth, who arrives with her young daughter and a whole lot of baggage from a difficult life. She is very determined to provide for her daughter without any help. She also has a bit of a strange family which makes for interesting reading. This is definitely one of my favorites of the series!