On a Night Like This

On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy Book Summary

Sara had always been untouchable, his sister's best friend, and the girl next door...

Smokejumper Aiden Callaway never questioned his job until a fire took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

Sara has never forgiven or forgotten the way Aiden brought their teenage relationship crashing down. But the sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on the man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous an intense fire can be.

As teenagers they weren't ready for each other. Are they ready now? Or will secrets derail their second chance at love? 

Don't miss this breathtaking and emotional second-chance romance and the first book in the NYT Bestselling Series: The Callaways!

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

Callaway Cousins
If I Didn't Know Better (#1)
Tender Is The Night (#2)
Take Me Home (#3)(Callaway Novella)
Closer To You (#4)
Once You're Mine (#5)
Can't Let Go (#6)
Secrets We Keep (#7)
What the readers are saying…
"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 love the characters! A wonderful book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series." Kim –ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS

"In ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS, I found myself happily whisked away into the world of the Callaways. This was a good story with lots of mystery at its heart, and the romance between Sara and Aiden kept me turning the pages. I really enjoy romance stories where there is a great family setting to sink into, and the writing in this book was superb!" Alix 

"This was a fast-paced, easy to read story. The characters were well-written and believable from page one. I loved the interaction with the rest of Aiden's family and am looking forward to reading the rest of this series. I highly recommend this book! Sue –on ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS 

"In ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS there are fires, renewed friendships, love romance, sexual tension and most of all secrets. 5 Stars!" Becky 

"Romance at its best! I could not put this book down. The characters were so well fleshed out and you are rooting for them to solve the problems and have a wonderful ending." Kathleen
 
"ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS - what a great story! Wonderful characters with mystery, intrigue and love!" Christine 

On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy Book Reviews

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- Couldn’t put it down5 star

The characters seemed real and the heartfelt story makes me want to buy the rest of the series.

- Two thumbs up5 star

Love the story of Aiden and Sara.

- Loved the story of Sara and Aiden5 star

Great story out of the series! When Sara and Aiden both come back to San Francisco and meet up again in very unusual circumstances, it becomes apparent that their interest in each other isn’t over. Individual heartaches and circumstances take them through a lot of emotion. Their love finally anchors them.

- Good story5 star

Good story but the author should have learned more of the basics of Northern California. First of all the fire season doesn’t end at the beginning of October, especially in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Second, it’s Shasta Lake not Lake Shasta. Maybe that just annoyed me because I’m from that area.

- On a night like this.5 star

I love your books. Thank you for writing them!

- On A Night Like This5 star

Loved this book. Your writing keeps you held in suspense for the next chapter. Keep them coming

- On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy5 star

First time I have read a book by this author. Kept my attention so I guess I will looking for more books by her.

- On A Night Like This5 star

I could not put the book down! I read in less than a day! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

- On a Night Like This5 star

Wonderful love story, well written. I felt like I was right there watching the story unfold. Can't wait to read #2

- On a Night Like This5 star

I think I've found a new author! I was given On a Night Like This and I loved it. Once I got started I had a hard time stopping. It was a refreshing change with a teenage crush on the boy next door. Sara had a crush on her friends older brother Aiden most of her life. When she came back to celebrate her father's birthday Aiden came busting into her life, literally! Aiden was trying not to fall for her but somethings are just meant to be. There were some great twists I never saw coming and it kept me sneaking in to read more!! The Callaway family is very intriguing and I can't wait to find out where it will take me!!

- a wonderful read: each has the right words and is able to support the other,3 star

A latecomer as always, I’ve been devouring this series at the rate of a book a night for the past short while: since I have eight to catch up on, that’s plenty of reading. This first in the Callaways series from Barbara Freethy had me intrigued and curious about the family and just where the story could go. Aiden is a smokejumper, a firefighter that jumps out of airplanes. A dangerous profession, and one that is a sort of family legacy, Aiden’s career and life were going fine until his best friend Kyle was killed in the last fire of the season. Everyone, including Aiden blames him for the loss, one which he barely escaped alive, and the stress and trauma, not to mention grief and guilt are weighing heavily on him. Sara lived next door to the Callaways, a large, loud and boisterous family very different from her own emotionally absent lawyer father and loving mother. After her mother’s death when she was in university, Sara rarely returned home from New York, and her work in a law firm as she follows the track to partner, there isn’t time for the uncomfortable visits. But, she has returned home to make one last attempt to repair the relationship. From an emotional and harsh response, a family secret and a fire in which rescue just happens to be facilitated by Aiden, the story winds through moments with backstory and memories, introduction and a bit of an ongoing mystery as Sara and Aiden deal with the changes that have happened. Sara’s return provides the objective voice and perspective that Aiden needs. Not realizing that her crush from years ago is easily sparked anew, he also finds that his feelings for her just may be something special. Winding through their ‘getting to know you again’ story of these two dented and damaged people is a wonderful read: each has the right words and is able to support the other, shoring up their confidence as their relationship grows. While they deal with the family secret that Sara has discovered, clues are appearing about the fire that killed Kyle, and it just may not be exactly random. Mixing in other characters introduced as couples and singles show the depth and breadth of the family connections in the Callaways, and gives readers glimpses of more to come. The relationship between Sara and Aiden is lovely: they are truly a friends to lovers couple, and their backstories and information help in adding nuance and depth to both their relationship and the story. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review with a Novel Publicity Blog Tour. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

- not worth it2 star

the storytelling is wooden, inconsistently timed, and the characters are unrelatable and don’t have much depth. there seemed to be only dialogue and memories (and cliches) in this novel. despite some dramatic storylines, the tension in this book was lacking, and there was a deficit of drama. unfortunately this book did not turn out as i’d hoped.

- On a Night Like This5 star

This is a great way to start a series! I loved all the characters and setting. Barbara Freethy has a way of weaving a story that when I HAD to put the book down, I couldn't wait to get back reading to see where the story went. I have made a list of her books so I can continue reading her marvelous books! I highly recommend any one of these to those looking for a great escape from the everyday world!

- Love this book,5 star

I love the story and the characters touched my heart! Sometime life gives us challenges that change how we view the world and this is what this book represents to me. The chance to come through all the pain and start a new beginning! Marksrmk800's wife.

- Love it5 star

Just like your other series they had en excellent start and can't wait to read the others.

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iBooks reader - Romantic5 star

Loved the characters. Makes you feel a part of the story. Talented writer. JackieT

kitcat$345 - On a night like this5 star

Loved this book. Excellent story. Can’t wait to read the next in the series. Thank you BF. Catherine M.

Cchetta - On a night like this4 star

A good story had to keep reading till the end for it captured my interest to know more about both families.

Callaways #1 - On a Night Like This (Callaways #1)5 star

Oh my goodness, I couldn't put down my Ipad to stop reading. The twists and turns (plots) were unexpected and translated into a very good read. Great love story and well written, very vivid. Thanks for a great weekend read. I will definitely read your other books. Elaine

Yvonneash - Great read5 star

Great read thank you so much. Not game to open the next one until I get some housework done!!!

Nlw68 - Great read4 star

Really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this series

Allyhun - Love this book!5 star

Love this book!

Kimbo.523 - Great read5 star

Enjoyed the book. Had to download the next one straight away.

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About Barbara Freethy Wiki

Barbara Freethy (born in California) is a #1 New York Times bestselling American author of women's fiction, contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance for Daniel's Gift in 1997, and for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance for The Way Back Home in 2013. She has sold over 5 million books, with 18 books making the New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, she was named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of All Time. Biography Freethy is a native of California and earned a degree in Communications from UC Santa Barbara. She worked for a while in public relations before launching her...

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