"THAT SUMMER NIGHT is another huge hit in the Callaway's Series. I can't recommend this series enough. I love all the twist and turns and the romance is always a treat. Read this series, I promise you won't be disappointed." Caroline
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 …
From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the sixth book in the Callaway family series featuring love, mystery, and adventure!
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)
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 (#1)
Tender Is The Night (#2)
Take Me Home (Callaway Novella)
Closer To You (#3)
Once You’re Mine (#4)
Can’t Let Go (#5)
Secrets We Keep (#6)!
PRAISE FOR THE CALLAWAYS:
"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.
"I was enthralled and drawn into the personal struggles of Shayla and Reid as they figure out what they both need and want out of life. Another awesome book in this most wonderful series on the dynamic family, The Callaways. A must read for everyone either as part of the series you adore or a stand-alone story." Charlene - Goodreads on THAT SUMMER NIGHT
"Barbara gives us a fantastically written story of love and family. I think that's what I love about this series so much is the family values and closeness that is written wonderfully within each individual story." Yvonne - Goodreads on THAT SUMMER NIGHT
"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
"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...fans of Barbara will not be disappointed with this story." The Book Momster Blog on BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER
“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
Customer ReviewsSee All
Such a wonderful story! Read it all in one sitting. Looking forward to Colton's story and unraveling the mystery surrounding the grandmother. Can't wait until September!
If you want a good read, believable characters, great plots, then just pick up a Barbara Freethy book. This is another good read, you want to finish it in one sitting because you’re enjoying the ride.
a book that created a large emotional reaction from me
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.