· Fog City Publishing, LLC
6 reviews

About this ebook

Meet the Blackthorne men, each one as hot, fast, and smooth as the whisky that built the family fortune, and the yachts and race cars that bear their name. From proud Scottish stock, Blackthornes never lose. But, one by one, the seven sexy men in this family are about to risk everything when they fall for strong and beautiful women who test their mettle in life…and love.

Devlin – Book One 


As the second Blackthorne son, Devlin usually likes to stay out of the family drama, but with his family suddenly falling apart, he has one way to bring them back together. He wants to win the Southern Maine Sailing Invitational, like his father and uncle before him. He has built the fastest boat, he has planned for every contingency, except one…a beautiful blonde determined to beat him and avenge a family betrayal. 

Hannah Reid is tired of watching the Blackthornes win races on boats built by her dad, especially after the family patriarch fired her father. She has only one way to get revenge, win the race. Unfortunately, Devlin Blackthorne is standing in her way. She wants to hate him, but Devlin's love of the sea and brave, adventurous spirit mirrors her own, and she begins to realize that this sexy, charming man is hurting, too. 

As they race to the finish, battling strong winds and family loyalty, Hannah and Devlin wonder if winning each other wouldn't be the greatest win of all…

Don't miss these sexy, heartwarming, emotion-filled books by seven bestselling authors: Barbara Freethy, Julia London, Lynn Raye Harris, Cristin Harber, Roxanne St. Claire, Samantha Chase and Christie Ridgway. 

Devlin #1 – Barbara Freethy 

Jason #2 – Julia London

Ross #3 – Lynn Raye Harris

Phillip #4 – Cristin Harber

Brock #5 – Roxanne St. Claire

Logan #6 – Samantha Chase

Trey #7 – Christie Ridgway 

What the readers are saying about Devlin! 

"I loved this book! Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver a story filled with complex characters, great dialogue, beautiful scenery and wonderful plots. Freethy has got this series off to a flying start, and I can’t wait to read the rest. Another 5-star read devoured in one sitting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" Book Lovers Anonymous

"This is a quick enjoyable read with sharp, likeable, passionate characters. Its a fun book and a great beginning to what promises to be an excellent series. Don't miss it!" Trude – Goodreads

"I binge read this book. Seriously, I didn’t even get out of my PJ’s until I was finished. I loved everything about this story. The setting, the family dynamics and of course Devlin Blackthorne himself. I’m anxious for the next book, I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Blackthorne’s. I highly recommend!" Tammy – Goodreads

"Passion, competition, family relationships, renewed friendships, and chemistry bring Devlin and Hannah together. A heartwarming book full of emotion and passion- another winner by Batbara Freethy and an engrossing start to the series. I loved it!" Kristen - Goodreads


"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." — NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah

6 reviews
Patti Lucas
August 20, 2019
I really enjoyed Devlin, Book One of the 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes by Barbara Freethy. It was a really outstanding and heart warming story. Devlin is the story of Devlin Blackthorne and Hannah Reid. Hannah arrives in King Harbor to defend her father who has been fired from his job at the Boatworks, the boat making division of Blackthorne Enterprises. Devlin starts with the 60th birthday party of Devlin's mom Claire. Once again, her husband, Graham has decided to mix business with pleasure. Claire walks out of her own birthday party and leaves King Harbor. Hannah confronts Devlin, and Devlin promises to talk to Graham about why he fired Frank Reid when he returns to King Harbor. The attraction between Devlin and Hannah is undeniable, but they both have ghosts in their past that they must deal with. Devlin is only interested in casual flings, because he has never gotten over the death of his first love ten years ago. He wants to protect his heart. Hannah really does not want to do casual, but not sure if she is interested in getting involved with someone still in love with his first love, since she is recovering from a broken three day engagement where her fiance got back together with his ex-girlfriend. Hannah decides to enter the annual Memorial Day sail boat race with her Dad, both of them hoping to beat the Blackthornes. Hannah plans on returning to her life in Austin as a realtor with her Mom after the race. As race day approaches Hannah and Devlin get closer. Who will win the race and what will Hannah decide to do with her life. Devlin was such a wonderful story, with amazing characters and setting. I felt like I was right there on the water. The book is filled with bittersweet moments and poignant memories. I could not put it down. I am looking forward to reading Jason's story.
Jennie Fortna
August 2, 2019
ARC for honest review with no compensation Devlin by Barbara Freethy is book 1 in the new series, 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes by 7 fabulous authors and a great start to this series! Devlin and Hannah comes together after his father, Graham fires her father Frank, a long time employee and chief designer with only a few weeks before the reveal of their newest, fastest boat at the Southern Maine Sailing Invitational which Frank and Devlin has won for the past few years...for a personal matter between Devlin’s parents. This is only the tip of the iceberg... What happens next will keep you glued to your seat and reading faster to find out...if some things get resolved, if romance and love blooms, if relationships are repaired, breaking free of their parents shadows, irate employees and customers, learning more about the rest of my family and it dynamics just name a few...can’t wait for the next book in this series!!
Sandra Lancaster
August 8, 2019
This book kicks off the series with a sweet and sexy read. I adored Devlin who has a heart of gold. Hannah is a spitfire, who sticks up for those she loves. Together they are the perfect team with some explosive chemistry. Barbara does an excellent job setting up the quaint little town of King Harbor. We are introduced to the entire Blackthorne family. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the family in the upcoming books. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

About the author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 64 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara began indie publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 7 million books! Twenty-three of her self-published titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists, including one title, SUMMER SECRETS, which hit #1 on the NYT and DON'T SAY A WORD, which spent 12 weeks on the NYT.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, romance and suspense, Barbara is a six-time finalist and two-time winner in the Romance Writers of America acclaimed RITA contest for her novels DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME. 

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