I think I got it for free a while back but I never got around to reading it until now. Barbara Freethy has been a hit or miss for me, so it came as a pleasant surprise how much I loved it. The Story Sam and Tessa were high school sweethearts. They lived next door to each other and when they were both 12, they fell in love.

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She has been one of the most successful contemporary authors in the romance genre. She is also known for her success in self-publishing of books. Early life Barbara grew up in a neighborhood where most of her friends were boys.

According to Barbara, her big brother was particularly not good with her. This was the reason that Barbara kept aloof and spent most of her time reading books and imagining stories. Mother — Inspiration of the author She became an avid reader in her growing years.

Barbara got her reading habits from her mother. Barbara attributes her inspiration for romance novels to her mother. The author was lucky to have her mother by her side who witnessed her growing success as a writer. Her writing career After several years on college, Barbara Freethy started her career while she was pregnant. Within two years in her writing career, she got a contract with Silhouette Romance. She used to write under the pseudonym of Kristina Logan.

Barbara has been immensely successful in her writing career and she became a New York Times bestselling author. Barbara has published over 35 books till date. Most of these 35 books have been immensely successful. Self-publishing She later turned to self-publishing and got immense success. She was able to bring more books to her readers at a cheaper cost because of self-publishing.

She has sold over 4. She has the distinction of being the bestselling KDP author ever. The series depicts the story of an Irish family who are born to serve and protect. Many in the family are San Francisco firefighters. The series has lots of very interesting characters, which readers are surely going to like. The books in the series are an interesting mix of love, romance, emotion, mystery and a bit of adventure as well.

She gets ideas for her books from life. According to her, the ideas are everywhere, even in small conversations, there can be a plot for an exciting book. The small and big incidents in life inspire her books. Here is a look at some of her books, which the author herself finds very interesting. The main character of the book, Aiden is a smoke jumper. Aiden is a strong-minded individual; he wanted to follow his dream of becoming a firefighter, which was very different from his family traditions.

He was always happy with the decision until firefighting took life of his friend Kyle. Sara is the other main character in the novel who always had a crush on Aiden, but when Aiden asks for her help, she refuses it, as she never got the love or affection from Aiden. She is a woman in search of her own truth. The characters and the plot of the novel are gripping.

The main character of the novel, Emma Callaway, is a fire investigator. She comes across a homicide detector, Max Harrison. Max is an interesting character. He has bad experiences about love and is determined not to fall in this trap. In his family, his father leaves everyone for love, and then his brother goes to prison because of love. Max has so many unpleasant experiences that he decides to not to follow his heart. This changes after he meets Emma.

Emma is courageous. She takes the challenges of her job. Firefighting is an adventure for her and she loves this. Though Emma is so courageous, she is frightened from love because of unpleasant experiences she has with it. Her boyfriend has left her and after that she never intended to fall in love again Both the characters have unpleasant experiences with love, but when they come across each other, they realize that love is not so bad after all.

The plot revolves around both characters who are trying to understand whether love will destroy their life again or will be a fresh beginning of a lovable life. A comment on plots and characters of Barbara Freethy novels Barbara stories revolve around simple plots and issues of love. The strength of her novels comes from her characters. Barbara Freethy has been one of the most successful authors in the 21st century. She has also inspired scores of authors to self publish their books.

She wanted her books to be available to her readers at an affordable cost. Selling over 4. Read a book of hers and you will discover the charm of romantic novels. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers. If you ARE an avid reader of it then great news — a new book is coming out very soon!!! Pre-order now. Please Note The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it.

Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I earn money from qualifying purchases. Recommendations Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations. Insert your e-mail below to start getting these recommendations. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Then you need to read the Coffeehouse Mysteries. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year.

An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion.

More Details. Born as Joseph Hillstrom King, he wanted to succeed on his own rather than due to his famous name, and has published many books under the name of Joe Hill.


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