Luke (7 Brides for 7 Brothers #1)

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Meet the Brannigan brothers—seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!

LUKE – Barbara Freethy

Luke Brannigan lives for the adrenaline rush, which makes his job as a filmmaker of extreme sporting adventures the perfect career choice. He loves to travel the world, risking life and limb to capture the most amazing shot. Some might say he's running away from something…or someone.

When Luke's billionaire father James Brannigan dies unexpectedly, Luke is shocked to receive title to the mountain and lakeside lodge where his parents first met. Having been estranged from his father for years, Luke has no idea why his dad picked him to inherit this very personal piece of property…until he realizes the pretty blonde manager is Lizzie Parker, his former high school girlfriend.

Luke and Lizzie have an emotional and heartbreaking past, but will they have a future? Will love be Luke's greatest adventure yet?

Grab the rest of the series!
Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS

“Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery.” ~ Booklist for Summer Secrets

“A warm, moving story of the power of love.” Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift

“Freethy is at the top of her form. Fans of Nora Roberts will find a similar tone here, framed in Freethy’s own spare, elegant style.” — Contra Costa Times

"Master storyteller Barbara Freethy draws readers into the characters’ lives on the first page and keeps them engrossed and enthralled to the end. This riveting tale of love and forgiveness, of letting go and beginning anew will resonate in readers’ hearts long after the last page is turned.” — Romance Reviews Today

“In the tradition of Lavyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance.” — Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best.” — JoAnn Ross

“Freethy’s star continues to gain luster with another stellar romantic thriller. Hang on!” Romantic Time”Freethy hits the ground running as she kicks off another winning romantic suspense series…Freethy is at her prime with a superb combo of engaging characters and gripping plot.” — Publishers’ Weekly on Silent Run

“Powerful and absorbing … Sheer hold-your-breath suspense.” — Karen Robards on Don't Say A Word

“An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals, and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Barbara Freethy’s next book.” — Carla Neggars on Don't Say A Word

“A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings. DON’T SAY A WORD had made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!” — Diane Chamberlain
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DESPERATE PLAY is the third book in #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy's new romantic suspense series: Off The Grid: FBI Series.

Special Agent Wyatt Tanner has always worked undercover. He thrives in the dark of the night. He survives by turning himself into someone else. But living so long in the shadows can make a man forget who he really is. When people start dying, when he finds blood on his own hands, he questions the choices he has made, the people he is with.

Can he find his way back to the light? Can the beautiful woman offering her help be trusted? Or does she also have a secret life?

He'll have to make one desperate play to find out…

Don't miss this page-turning, heart-stopping romantic suspense novel…coming soon!

Check out more books in the series!
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5

PRAISE FOR THE FBI SERIES

"Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions." USA Today HEA Blog

"Barbara Freethy's first book in her OFF THE GRID series is an emotional, action packed, crime drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat…I'm exhausted after reading this but in a good way. 5 Stars!" Booklovers Anonymous

"It's been a while since I have had the fun of reading a brilliant romantic suspense book - Perilous Trust gets me back into this genre with a bang!" For the Love of Fictional Worlds

"Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy sets the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. A lethally seductive thriller." Isha Coleman - I Love Romance Blog

"A uniquely seductive, gripping and exhilarating romantic suspense that is fast paced and action packed… Barbara Freethy hooked me and slowly and keenly reeled me in. I was left in a trance. I just cannot wait for the next book." MammieBabbie.com

"The adventure that Barbara Freethy takes us on in PERILOUS TRUST is full of twists and turns. It is a perfect suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last moment. This book definitely deserves 5 stars." Reading Escape Reviews

"Perilous Trust is such a thrill ride! I love the mystery and the intense action of the characters and plot." Cuz I'm a Nerd Blog

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes CLOSER TO YOU, a suspenseful, heartwarming and page-turning novel.

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.

He was only supposed to deliver a package from Grace's estranged father, but a sudden snowstorm, a gathering of world leaders, and unexpected danger changes everything.

Ian doesn't know if he wants love, but he could sure use a miracle. If he can find a way to believe in Grace and the impossible, he might just get both.


Also Available In The Callaway Series:

On A Night Like This (#1)

So This Is Love (#2)

Falling For A Stranger (#3)

Between Now And Forever (#4)

Nobody But You (A Callaway Wedding Novella)

All A Heart Needs (#5)

That Summer Night (#6)

When Shadows Fall (#7)

Somewhere Only We Know (#8)

If I Didn't Know Better (#9)

Tender Is The Night (#10)

Take Me Home (A Callaway Novella)

Closer To You (#11) 

Once You're Mine (#12) Coming Soon!

If you like romantic suspense, you might also enjoy the Lightning Strikes Trilogy:

Beautiful Storm (#1)

Lightning Linger (#2)

Summer Rain (#3) Coming Soon!

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS:

"I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" -- NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" -- USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast- paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" -- USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"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

"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

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." -- Library Journal

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives." -- Romance Reviews Today

"Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." -- Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery." -- Booklist on Summer Secrets

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Publisher
Fog City Publishing, LLC
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Published on
Oct 25, 2016
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9781943781249
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Sagas
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Seven best friends start out as bridesmaids and end up as brides! It's Jessica's turn to fall in love in the popular Bachelors & Bridesmaids Series by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Jessica Blake hadn't come all the way to Northern California with her young son to end up in the doghouse--literally! Still, being rescued by sinfully sexy firefighter Reed McAllister had its moments. She may have owed the handsome hero her gratitude, but she wasn't about to pay the debt with her heart.

Reed McAllister was used to risking his life to save people, but he vowed never to put his heart on the line. Yet one call to help a trapped damsel in distress was all it took for the confirmed bachelor to pull Jessica and her child under his protective wing. But who was going to rescue him from the woman who set his soul on fire?

Don't miss any of the Bachelors & Bridesmaids!

Kiss Me Forever #1

Steal My Heart #2

All Your Loving #3

Before I Do #4

Falling Into You #5

Forever Starts Tonight #6

Dreaming of You #7 - Coming Soon!

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS

"A warm, moving story of the power of love." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift

"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

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies.” — Kristin Hannah

"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

“So happy to read the first in a new series by Barbara Freethy. She knocks this one out of the park with lovable characters and easy to read story lines. So happy books 2& 3 get released soon. This is bound to be another great series.” Kim – All Night Books on KISS ME FOREVER

"This book is my favorite of the series so far. I like how the author doesn't make any of her females lead just give in to the male characters they have to earn it. This one made me tear up a little because seeing Julie going through that envelope is hard but it helps her make a decision she wouldn't have otherwise. It's a very good book that just makes you ready to read more. Can't wait for book #4." – All Night Books on ALL YOUR LOVING

"Light After Dark is a welcome return to the island. We get real life family issues as well as believable characters and the must have - Happily Ever After."  —Lisa at Comfy Chair Reviews

Mallory Vaughn is at a crossroads in her life. A year after learning that Big Mac McCarthy is her father, she’s spending more and more time on Gansett Island, surrounded by the large and boisterous McCarthy family. When she’s laid off from her longtime job, Mallory goes to visit her family on Gansett and tries to figure out the next chapter. An unexpected job offer will have her packing up her home in Providence to move to the island for at least the summer, if not longer. She decides to make this the “Summer of Mallory,” full of new adventures, new people and new opportunities. Will a new love also be part of the Summer of Mallory? Anything is possible on Gansett Island, especially true love. 

Take the ferry back to Gansett to catch up with the McCarthy family and their friends. Be on hand as Laura and Owen welcome their twins and the family comes back together for another summer of love and adventure on Gansett Island.  

Book 16 in the Gansett Island Series

The Gansett Island Series

Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) 

Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) 

Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) 

Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) 

Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) 

Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) 

Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) 

Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) 

Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) 

Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) 

Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) 

Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) 

Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) 

Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) 

Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) 

Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) 

Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) 

Gansett Island Episodes, Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon

Meet the Brannigan brothers—seven sexy brothers who bring the heart and the heat! From bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Ruth Cardello, Melody Anne, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Roxanne St. Claire and JoAnn Ross comes a brand new contemporary romance family series: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. You won't want to miss a single one!

When super-wealthy father of seven Colin Brannigan dies and leaves each of his sons a bequest, Knox Brannigan believes he scored big and best with his legacy—a vintage Indian motorcycle. He’s made a life out of rebelling against his father’s focus on high-powered business and high-powered people, but this time Knox follows the old man’s edict and takes it for a spin up the Pacific coast. When the machine breaks down he brings it to the shop listed in the owner’s manual—the closest place in California that can find the right part and repair the bike. It means three days of loafing at a rundown surfside motel, but that means three nights of getting under the skin—and with hopes, the clothes—of the lovely but disapproving owner of the yoga studio next door.

Erin Cassidy practices yoga to discipline her heart, mind, and body. But all three go wild in the presence of confident, charming, and much-too-handsome Knox Brannigan. She knows his type. He claims to be a part-time bartender but Erin’s sure that’s code for fun, flings, and never settling down. After being burned before, she set strict guidelines about the men she lets into her life. Knox, with his sexy smiles and laid-back attitude breaks every one of them. It’s only three days, she tells herself. If only they weren’t followed by those three steamy nights…

Knox has always been a man who takes his pleasures where and when he can find them and to hell with the rules. Yet when it comes to his feelings for Erin, he discovers he’s much more traditional than he ever imagined. It won’t take deep breathing or mindful meditation but only being in her arms to turn the rebel into a lover.

Grab the rest of the series!
Luke – Barbara Freethy
Gabe – Ruth Cardello
Hunter – Melody Anne
Knox – Christie Ridgway
Max – Lynn Raye Harris
James – Roxanne St. Claire
Finn – JoAnn Ross
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a poignant, and charming romance about going home, falling in love and finding yourself.

Roman Prescott has always lived his life in the shadows. Being invisible meant staying alive—during his troubled childhood and his years as a soldier. But when an injury sends him back to the small town of Fairhope, he can't hide from his past or the light brought forth by a beautiful pastry chef.

Having lost her parents at a young age, Juliette Adams has had her share of tragedy, but now she fills her days making sweet desserts in her bakery and trying to recapture her happy childhood. Then she meets an attractive, brooding man, who is not only tearing down her old house but might just tear apart her fragile future. She's not interested in the tragic love story she was named after—she wants a love that will lift her up, that will last, and this sexy soldier has one foot out the door.

They both know they should ignore the sparks between them, but Valentine's Day fever has lit up the town and old love letters and long-buried secrets keep bringing them together. Can these two wary souls get past their fear of loving and losing to finally win the greatest love of all?

If so, what could be sweeter than that?

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

SWEET SOMETHINGS is a full-length standalone novel. But to add a cool twist, it's set in the world of a romantic movie called COFFEE SHOP! Both stories (the book and the movie) take place in the same small coastal town, and some of the characters cross over. You can read/watch each separately without missing a beat, as they each have their own independent storylines, but if you'd love to check out both, you'll have even more fun! 

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS:

"Freethy is an expert at creating unforgettable characters." Library Journal

"A warm, moving story of the power of love." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift

"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

"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times Magazine

"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

"Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best." NYT Bestselling Author JoAnn Ross on Silent Run

"If you love nail-biting suspense and heartbreaking emotion, Silent Run belongs on the top of your to-be-bought list. I could not turn the pages fast enough." NYT Bestselling Author Mariah Stewart

"Barbara Freethy writes with bright assurance, exploring the bonds of sisterhood and the excitement of blue water sailing. Summer Secrets is a lovely novel." NYT Bestselling Author Luanne Rice
Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires! Meet the Bad Boys... Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.


Second chances really do exist...
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything. 

 

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She's a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she's ever loved the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart? 

 

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn't the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it's only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she's back in Carson's life, and he's determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was.

 

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Want more BAD BOYS? Read the entire Bad Billionaires After Dark series:
Mick
Dylan
Carson
Brett

More Billionaires After Dark books:

WILD BOYS AFTER DARK
Logan
Heath
Jackson
Cooper

The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series is part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:

SNOW SISTERS
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
River of Love (Sam)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights)

THE REMINGTONS
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)

SEASIDE SUMMERS
Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)

THE RYDERS
Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)

 

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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner

 

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely


AUTHOR BIO:
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction - perfect beach reads - with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.

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