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From the authors who brought you the 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers series comes an all-new contemporary romance series, 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes!
Winning her heart may be the biggest prize of all…
Devlin by Barbara Freethy is available now!
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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 not only betrayal but also strong winds and unexpected storms, Hannah and Devlin wonder if winning each other wouldn’t be the greatest win of all…
NICUnurse’s Review of Devlin by Barbara Freethy
The 7 Brides for 7 Blackthornes series kicks off with Devlin by Barbara Freethy. I will admit that I’ve been a fan of Barbara Freethy’s books for longer than I’ve been an active reviewer. I adored her Callaways series and my love for her stories just snowballed from there. Her stories are a mix of sweet with heat romance and romance books…sometimes with a bit of suspense thrown in.
Devlin is somewhat the black sheep of the Blackthorne family. He’s not the workaholic that his siblings and cousins seem to be, but he’s still a hard worker. He’s a bit more aware of people, although he’s just as shocked by his mother’s declaration as all of the Blackthornes are. Hannah is in jeopardy of falling into her mother’s shadow where her career is concerned. Not quite sure where she sees her future, she rushes to her dad’s side when she feels he needs her the most. Will being a fling be enough for Hannah and Devlin, or will they finally break free of their parents’ shadows and find their own way…together?
NICUnurse’s Rating: I kind of fell in love with these characters. I started the book with some preconceived notions on how I thought Hannah and Devlin would be as far as their personalities. What I found out, however, is that I was nowhere near correct! There was a depth to both characters I wasn’t expecting. But if I had really considered this author’s previous character development, I wouldn’t have been so pleasantly surprised. I also loved the small-town setting. I also felt that Ms. Freethy did an excellent job giving just enough backstory to the characters and the families that it didn’t seem like an information dump, rather a very important piece of the story. I give Devlin by Barbara Freethy 4.5 out of 5 propellers!
Now I’m even more anxious to see where this series takes me as each author has a unique style and voice.
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, Christie Ridgway, and Samantha Chase.
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About the Author
Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 68 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self-publishing and has sold over 8 million ebooks. In 2014 she was named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of ALL TIME! Twenty-three of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists.
Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories that include love, mystery, family, secrets, and often a little suspense.
Popular series include the newest series: WHISPER LAKE that begins with ALWAYS WITH ME!
If you love family romance series, check out THE CALLAWAYS and CALLAWAY COUSINS!
If you like romantic suspense, you’ll want to read OFF THE GRID: FBI SERIES beginning with PERILOUS TRUST and/or the LIGHTNING STRIKES TRILOGY beginning with BEAUTIFUL STORM.
She also has 17 standalone romantic novels and some connected duos.
Please visit her website at http://www.barbarafreethy.com for more information.
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