The Callaways

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302 ratings

On a Night Like This Publisher's Summary

From #1 NY Times Best-selling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes a romantic new contemporary series about the Callaways, a big, blended Irish family born to serve and protect.

The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

Aiden seeks help from an unlikely ally…

Sara had always been untouchable, sweet, innocent, his sister's best friend, and the girl next door. But one reckless night in their youth took their relationship to a new level. Sara has never forgiven or forgotten the way Aiden brought it crashing down, but she's no longer that girl with the crazy crush. She's a woman in search of her own truth.

The sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on a 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?

On A Night Like This is the first book in an eight book connected contemporary romance series featuring the intriguing Callaway family. Love, mystery, adventure - the Callaways have it all!

©2013 Barbara Freethy (P)2013 Barbara Freethy
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  • Book 1

    • On a Night Like This

    • The Callaways #1
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enticing story to the end!

    • By Hilary on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 2

    • So This Is Love

    • Callaways, #2 (Volume 2)
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Emily C. Michaels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Emma Callaway, a hot fire investigator clashes with Max Harrison, a cool homicide detective in So This is Love. 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. While Emma is 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...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distracted by narrator

    • By AM on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 3

    • Falling for a Stranger

    • The Callaways, Book 3
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Ria is as sexy and sultry as a warm tropical night and as beautifully dangerous as the island drinks she serves at the beachside bar on Isla de los Suenos - The Island of Dreams. But Ria is not as carefree as she appears, and the pretense is wearing her down. One night she risks everything to escape from reality. Drew Callaway is a former Navy pilot and rescue operative looking for his own escape from a life that has seen too much tragedy. Meeting Ria is like embracing the sun, and their single night together is life-changing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • false advertising

    • By Kim on 03-24-19

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 4

    • Between Now and Forever

    • Callaways, Book 4
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Nicole met Ryan when he was a handsome, cocky teenager with a desire to fly high above the clouds. Ryan encouraged Nicole to dream big and promised her a lifetime of happiness, but several years into their lives together, they were faced with obstacles bigger than either had ever imagined. Their love faltered. They lost their way and considered what had once been unthinkable-the end of their forever. But now fate throws them a curve, an event that forces them back together, that strips their emotions bare and is both terrifying and strangely unifying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good book!

    • By Diana kadamus on 06-17-14

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  • Book 4.5

    • Nobody But You

    • A Callaway Wedding Novella
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    While Emma and her bridesmaids are toasting to Emma's future, Max and his brother, Spencer, make a stop on their way to the wedding and suddenly find themselves in a life or death situation. They go from being worried that they might be late to the ceremony to wondering if they'll make it at all. Spencer is used to his younger brother being the hero of the family. But now it's his turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Jacalyn Callaway Ford on 04-07-19

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5

    • All a Heart Needs

    • Callaways, Book 5
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Sean Callaway is the black sheep of the Callaway clan, the sibling who refused to follow in the family tradition of firefighting. Instead, he lives his life in music. On the outside, he's a free-spirited rock star, but on the inside, Sean is haunted by the death of a childhood friend, a tragedy no one knows he witnessed. He's kept the secret for twenty years. But nothing stays hidden forever....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet romance with a mystery

    • By Kim Perry on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 6

    • That Summer Night

    • Callaways, Volume 6
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Teresa on 02-24-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • When Shadows Fall

    • Callaways, Book 7
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Olivia Bennett is a biographer, a narrator of lives far more interesting than her own. When she volunteers to write down the memories of Eleanor Callaway, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's, she gets caught up in a compelling story of a great love and a terrible secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series is fabulous!

    • By Jan on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Somewhere Only We Know

    • Callaways, Book 8
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Firefighter Burke Callaway has been living in the shadows since the tragic death of his fiancée. He had no interest in coming out of the dark until the beautiful and unpredictable Maddie came back to town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freethy fan

    • By ssandman on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • If I Didn't Know Better

    • The Callaways, Book 9
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel's Bay to clean out her aunt's house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia's escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.

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  • Book 10

    • Tender Is the Night

    • Callaways, Book 10
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    FBI agent Kate Callaway is on her way to San Francisco for a family wedding when her boss asks her to make a side trip to deliver an important message to a rogue ex-agent. Devin Scott wanted FBI resources to find a serial killer who is believed to be dead. Instead he gets a newly minted agent who is a beautiful, idealistic, and irritating distraction. He wants her to walk away, and she knows she should go...but she can't.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced and satisfying

    • By BookLvrNebr on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10.5

    Take Me Home
    
    
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  • Book 11

    • Closer to You

    • Callaways, Book 11
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Renowned scientist Ian Callaway believes in numbers, logic, and reason. His life is an equation that always adds up, until his mentor asks him to do him a small favor. This favor sends him out of his lab and smack into Grace O'Malley, a free-spirited, beautiful elementary school teacher, who believes in love and miracles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Great story.

    • By Charles L Orenstein on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $19.95