08 April, 2015

#BookReview :: Falling for a Stranger (Callaways #3) by Barbara Freethy

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About The Callaways: 
The Callaways were born to serve and protect! In Barbara’s new connected family series, each of the eight siblings in this blended Irish-American family find love, mystery and adventure, often where they least expect it! Each book stands alone, but for the full enjoyment of the series, you might want to start at the beginning with On A Night Like This! Get the eBooks via AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, or Kobo.

 Falling for a Stranger (Callaways #3)
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. But the dream quickly fades when Ria is killed in a tragic accident at sea. 

Months later, thousands of miles away from where they first met, Drew sees a woman who looks just like Ria. She claims her name is Tory, and that they've never met before, but he can see that she's in trouble, and he can't walk away. He's going to save her whether she wants it or not.

Drew isn't afraid of a little danger, but can he risk losing his heart to a beautiful stranger?

My Review:

Drew Callaway is a former Navy pilot, who now flies helicopters for the coast guard. He has been unable to forget Ria, a girl he had spent a passionate night with and then failed to save. When he sees someone like her in his hometown, it is like seeing a ghost… He cannot get his mind off her and then he sees her again. Drew is determined to solve the mystery that Ria is and not let her step out of his life ever again. Ria is on the run and she is not alone. When she had spent a night with Drew, she had hoped to never see him again. But Drew is back in her life and she seems to be unable to shake him off. But the secret that she carries could put everyone in danger and the sensible thing to do would be to pack up and leave. But the heart wants what it wants. Will Ria be finally be able to let her guard down and let someone in her life?

Drew’s predicament was hinted at in So This Is Love (Callaways #2) and I so was ready for another big mystery and Barabara Feethy delivered it well.

Drew Callaway comes off as a bit aloof from rest of the Callaways. He is used to keeping his experiences with the Navy bottled up within himself and guard his heart closely. Things change when he meets Ria on an island. From the very beginning there are sparks between them that neither can ignore. While Drew and Ria make a good couple, it is Megan who stole my heart in this instalment. She is a teenager who is slowly coming out of her shell after some life altering incident. She is bubbly and fiercely loyal. The plot had its twists and we soon find out what Ria is running from. Also, for a change there’s a major action scene in the book and while the scene could have been better, it provided a nice change in flow of the story. Also, besides the individual stories that each instalment provides, there’s a much larger mystery that surrounds the Callaway family. It has been hinted at from the first book itself, but it presents itself more openly in this book and I cannot wait to find out what grandma and grandpa Callaway have to hide! I also cannot wait to read Nicole and Ryan’s story next and see more of Brandon. 

Awesome book for a light read that provides full on entertainment.

About the Author: 
Barbara Freethy has been making up stories most of her life. Growing up in a neighborhood with only boys and a big brother who was usually trying to ditch her, she spent a lot of time reading. When she wasn’t reading, she was imagining her own books. After college and several years in the P.R. field, she decided to try her hand at a novel. Now Barbara is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author loved by readers all over the world. Her novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Learn more on her websiteFacebook page, or in her Street Team.

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