Tender Is the Night - Barbara Freethy

Tender Is the Night

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2016-04-04
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 180 Ratings


"Fabulously written characters with wit and humor. Action packed and dramatic. Sexy and angst filled. Intense twists and turns. I love this family." Terri - Goodreads

FBI agent Kate Callaway is on her way to San Francisco for a family wedding when her boss asks her to make a side trip to help an ex-agent with a cold case.  

Devin Scott wants FBI resources to find a serial arsonist, who is believed to be dead. Instead, he gets a newly minted agent who is a beautiful, idealistic and irritating distraction. He wants her to walk away, and she knows she should go…but she can't. 

Suddenly, Kate is caught up in an intriguing mystery and the arms of a dangerously sexy man, whose obsession with truth and justice could put not only his life on the line but also hers.

Don't miss this riveting romance by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

What the readers are saying…

"Wow, I couldn't put it down once I started reading! Read Barbara Freethy's Tender Is The Night and immerse yourself in yet another Callaways saga." Virginia - Goodreads

"I love Barbara Freethy books and this story did not disappoint. The pace was steady and before I knew it, I was at the end of the story. I look forward to learning more about Kate and Mia’s family. 5 stars!" Debbie – Goodreads

"Author Barbara Freethy does a masterful job of creating a plot that draws the reader to a suspenseful climax. With each new book in the Callaway series, she brings together a wonderful blend of love, family and suspense." RJ – Goodreads

"The characters are complex and grow throughout the story. The twists & turns of the plot keep you involved. I was caught from the beginning and could not put it down." Pam – Goodreads

"The writing was captivating, with vivid description, thrills and chills, and unexpected twists making this a real page turner. The tension was thick with plenty of suspense, great chills, thrills with unexpected twists that kept the reader on the edge of the seat." Carol - Goodreads

Also Available:

The Callaways
On A Night Like This #1
So This Is Love #2
Falling For a Stranger #3
Between Now and Forever #4
Nobody But You #5 – (Novella)
All A Heart Needs #6
That Summer Night #7
When Shadows Fall #8
Somewhere Only We Know #9

The Callaway Cousins
If I Didn't Know Better #1
Tender Is The Night #2
Take Me Home #3 (Novella) 
Closer To You #4
Once You're Mine #5
Can't Let Go #6
Secrets We Keep #7

Whisper Lake Spin-Off Series
Always With Me #1
My Wildest Dream #2
Can't Fight The Moonlight #3


  • Tender is the Night

    By Inis2010
    I've read all of the books so far. They are addicting! I'm looking forward to the next one. What a great, big family!
  • Love this Callaway Cousin Book!

    By JLC+GKB
    An intriguing mystery with a surprise ending, Kate Callaway, an FBI agent is assigned to work with Devin, who is obsessed with solving the death of his FBI partner. Devin has left the FBI disillusioned when the investigation is concluded without resolution. An arsonist is targeting buildings in San Francisco. Kate and Devin have to determine the pattern and then discover who the arsonist is before further lives are lost and buildings destroyed. Of course the Callaway family is intertwined throughout the story. The chemistry between Kate and Devin is hot, making this book a fun read. I finished it in about 4 hours since I could not put it down. Look forward to more Callaway books and hope the series continues for a long time.
  • Tender is the night

    By Captcueball
    Love this book. Barbara's books just get better and better with everyone I read! Thank you so much for the wonderful writing. Can't wait to read more.
  • Great Book!

    By LoveDachshunds
    Barbara Freethy is one of my favorite authors. I think I like her Callaway Family series the best. I always enjoy books about big families where it may be a little chaotic, but the family ties are strong. Each book in this series has been wonderful. I don't know if each new book is better than the last one or if I just enjoy the subsequent books more because they build on the characters we already know and like. Barbara's books always have some humor and enough suspense that I have a hard time putting them down. Her characters are good people with ethics, both in their personal lives and in work. Her books also have romance, but not too descriptive. I totally recommend this book, and look forward to the next book in the series.
  • Tender Is The Night

    By Tracypink9587
    Ms. Barbara Freethy has written an excellent story. The characters are real and likable. The story is interesting and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. Kept me guessing till the end. This book is definitely worth the read.
  • Tender is the night.

    By Sandie.Lynn
    Loved this book stayed up late to finish it.
  • Suspense, Intrigue, Romance

    By Aliciaannieboo
    I throughly enjoyed this Callaway book. This book features Kate an FBI agent, and Devin a former FBI agent turned PI. Kate has been sent to help Devin work an arson case from roughly eighteen months ago involving the death of his partner. Through the course of the investigation, Kate starts to get through Devin's walls, and Devin likes that Kate tells you how it is. Throughout, the book I was hooked with their interactions and trying to solve the case alongside them. Even if you had never read a Callaway book, you wouldn't be lost. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • Tender is the Night

    By Mpomper514
    Absolutely loved this book! While being the first book I've read in the Callaway series (will quickly remedy that!!), I had no problems reading this as a stand alone book. Loved the interaction between Devin the disillusioned retired FBI agent and Kate the rookie FBI agent. Didn't take Devin long to realize how much he needs Kate not only to help with the arson case that has been his obsession for 18 months following the death of his partner, but someone who is breaking down the walls he has built up. Loved the Callaway family as well. Highly recommend.
  • Devin and Kate will have you rooting for them from the start!

    By KLowe1985
    You are going to love Devin and Kate! Our stubborn and snarky Kate was able to break down the walls Devin erected since childhood and built even higher since the tragic death of his FBI partner and best friend Sam. Kate had to convince Devin that she can help him solve the case that has eaten at him for the past 18 months, even though she is a new FBI Agen and in the end Devin realizes this is the best decision he has ever made. Kate uses her Callaway connections in the fire department and powers of persuasion for good. Just like her twin Mia, Kate has fallen and fallen hard. The suspense of the real arson is well written and the spark and connection between Devin and Kate is obvious from the start.
  • Barbara Freethy's Tender Is The Night

    By Carol M Smith
    High Packed Action, Explosions, Mayhem, Murder, Arson, Intrigue, Suspense!!! Tender Is The Night has all this plus some romance and family dynamics intertwined !! The writing was captivating, with vivid description, thrills, chills with very unexpected twists making this a real page turner. The descriptions became solid scenes in my mind Making me feel a part of the story. The main characters are two bold, problem solving counterparts: Kate Callaway , FBI agent and Devin Scott, Private Investigator. They are well developed and pulled at your heartstrings, very realistic and very interesting characters sharing undeniable chemistry. They find themselves involved in an unpredictable plot The tension was thick with plenty of suspense, great chills, thrills with unexpected twists that kept the reader on the edge of the seat. I loved their interactions from distrust at the start, to them beginning to care for and trust one another, and finally to them falling in love This book is the 10th book in the Callaways Series but can be read as a stand alone. Great read!! Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.