12 April, 2015

#BookReview :: Somewhere Only We Know (Callaways #8) 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.

Somewhere Only We Know (Callaways #8)
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. 

Maddie Heller is the ultimate free spirit, her love of life and cooking taking her all over the globe, and only a few people know that her easy smile covers a personal tragedy. With a new job offer in San Francisco, Maddie thinks it might be time to stay in one place, especially when she runs into Burke again.

Burke was the handsome, sexy hero of her youth, who could do no wrong. Maddie was the pretty, fun-loving girl of his youth, who loved to break the rules. They were opposites in every way, but there was always a connection. It was just never the right time or the right place—until maybe now. 

But their budding love story suddenly takes a dangerous turn, and a series of escalating incidents makes them realize that falling in love might not just be scary but also deadly. 

My Review:

Burke is the eldest Callaway sibling and we have seen and heard bit and pieces about his history in the previous books. It is finally time to get to know his story.

Burke Callaway has been living in the shadows ever since his fiancé died in a car crash. He has since put himself into his work and his family. He is one of the most respected firefighters in town. His family may think that they know what happened, but he has a secret about his relationship with his ex-fiancé, Leanne. Maddie, Leanne’s twin sister has been living in the shadows too. She too has kept herself busy with work and doing things off her bucket list. But a job offer brings her back to San Francisco. Once she is back, Burke and Maddie have to not only face each other, but also their own grief and confusion.

Burke has always come off as this reserved elder brother of the family, one on whom everyone can count on. But he has been facing his own demons for far too long. Maddie on the other hand feels much brighter even though she has been struggling with guilt and confusion. While Burke is developed as the matured, self-contained and reserved personality, Maddie is more of an outgoing and carefree personality. Their contrast in personality actually balances each other out and they make a good couple. Of course there is some mystery in this installment too. Someone is after Maddie and there are a number of attacks on her where Burke comes to the rescue. I have only one bone to pick regarding the novel… The information provided, could have been done in a better manner. While the information is provided through conversations between Maddie and Burke, they felt more like a debate competition than a conversation.

Overall an, interesting conclusion to the series with all the questions finally answered.

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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  1. Would love to read this series. Thanks for the review!

  2. Haven`t read it yet, but it sounds great!