Summer Rain - Barbara Freethy

Summer Rain

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 193 Ratings


From #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the third and final book in the Lightning Strikes Romantic Suspense Trilogy. Action, suspense, romance and family secrets lead to an explosive conclusion!

Danielle Monroe is determined to use her new job in DC as a stepping-stone to a high-powered political career. But the secrets surrounding her father's death continue to overshadow her goals. Her family thinks she holds the final piece of the puzzle, but she doesn't even know what the puzzle is…until an attractive and possibly dangerous stranger shows up in her life. 

Patrick Kane is searching for answers about his own dark tragedy, not realizing that the beautiful Danielle may not just hold the key to his mystery but also his heart. They have to stay alive long enough to find out. 

Also Available in the Lightning Strikes Trilogy:

Beautiful Storm (#1)
Lightning Lingers (#2)
Summer Rain (#3)

Don’t Miss the Spin-Off:

Perilous Trust (#1)
Reckless Whisper (#2) 
Desperate Play (#3)
Elusive Promise (#4)
Dangerous Choice (#5) Coming Soon!


"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

"Powerful and absorbing...sheer hold-your-breath suspense." -- NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don’t Say A Word

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings...Don’t Say A Word has made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain on Don’t Say a Word

"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 on Silent Run

"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

"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." — NYT Bestselling Author Carla Neggars on Don’t Say A Word


  • Barbara Freethy's Summer Rain

    By Carol M Smith
    Dynamic characters, riveting storyline, weird lightening seen by a pilot who then disappears, an airplane explosion with two US Senators onboard after meeting with an anonymous whistleblower….. What is happening? What is being covered up? Dani Monroe, a legislative assistant for a US Senator in Washington DC, lost her father when the flight he was flying disappear. Her father was nicknamed “ Lightening Man” claiming he saw lightening with gunfire. Then he disappears!!! What was he seeing? Dani ‘s grandmother sends her a ring with the prophecy that she will discover the last piece of the puzzle leading to her father’s disappearance. Now the strange adventure ensures….. It begins after she attends a job related dedication of a park. This park is in Texas in honor of a US Senator who lost her life in a plane explosion along with the other US Senator. Both Senators had meet with an anonymous source prior to the crash. What had they discovered? What did they uncover? Who is involved? How high up in the government does this cover up go? The ring falls off Dani ‘s finger. Retrieving the ring leads her to an unexpected lead to solve the missing piece of the puzzle. She connects with the deceased Senators son, Patrick Kane. He is an investigative reporter who wants to meet with the Dani ’s boss but is being blocked. Everything go down hill when they team up together!!!! Threats, attempted murder, arson, political intrigue, actual murder combine with plenty of suspense, great chills, thrills with unexpected twists. An uniquely different, unpredictable plot weaving together romance, intrigue and mystery from the past and present effortlessly. This is the third book in the Lightning Strikes series but can be read as a stand alone. Exciting read!!!! Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
  • A great summer read!

    By BrandyLyons
    Absolutely loved this story, about Dani and Patrick and their quest to finally figure out what happened to her dad and his mom. A fun and fast paced read, with interesting turns along the way. I highly recommend! And while it is great reading all three together, it’s a good standalone book :)
  • Fabulous book, marvelous series

    By Teri Donaldson
    What a wonderful ending to a great series. This book has it all-mystery, intrigue, romance, passion, just the right amount of heat, family ties, Texas, Washington DC, good politicians, bad politicians and so much more. Although there was so much packed into the book, I never felt like it was rushed or unbelievable. Patrick and Dani were such a charming couple. Although Dani tried to resist Patrick's charm, it just wasn't possible. Together they made such a fabulous team. Although I wanted the mystery to be solved, I wanted Patrick and Dani's story to continue. It was that good! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would have read it anyways!
  • Lightning Strikes

    By CAJB
    The 3rd book in the "Lightning Strikes" - What a great series filled with mysteries, dangers and love!
  • Perfect wrap up to the trilogy

    By Pam50627
    Barbara finished up this trilogy perfectly! In the first two books, we met the family of a pilot that supposedly dies in a plane crash over water. We discovered some of the major twists in the story involving the complicity of his friends & a major company. This story wraps up all of the loose ends & gives us the story of Dani. Dani aspires to have a political career. She doesn't want to believe in lightening or the magical ways of her grandmother who insists Dani will find the final piece of the mystery. Dani meets Patrick at a park dedication & discovers his mother died in a plane crash similar to her dads. In helping Patrick search for answers, Dani's life is put in danger & her political career hangs in the balance. It amazes me that Barbara can write such perfect suspense stories as easily as she writes contemporary romances. She brings the same dedication to her writing style, descriptive narrative & well developed characters to both genres. Her suspense novels twist & turn & keep you enthralled from the beginning to the end. I do feel you need to read the first two books in the series before you read this book or you miss a tremendous amount of the back story & would be lost in some scenes.
  • Summer Rain

    By CarolS725
    Danielle Monroe takes a job in DC but was not as consumed with investigating her father's death as were her sister Alicia and brother Jake. Patrick Kane has a similar tragedy in his past that leads to questioning the Senator that Dani is working for. AS an investigative writer, Patrick is following leads as they fight their attraction for each other. Dani and Patrick are a dynamic team that spark ideas from eah other. They continue to investigate the two plane crashes and begin asking pointed questions that lead them into some dangerous situations. The mystery unravels and the suspense builds throughout this book, bringing a satisfying conclusion to this three book series. I can always count on Ms. Freethy to tell a fascinating romantic suspesne that keeps me interested and entertained.
  • Summer Rain

    By LoveDachshunds
    This was a wonderful finale to the Lightning Strikes trilogy. I enjoyed it from the first paragraph to the end. I had a hard time putting it down. The suspense had me fighting myself to keep from jumping to the end to see who was responsible. I also liked the way Barbara included the Mayan culture into the series. I'm looking forward to her next book!
  • Great Finish to a wonderful series

    By Momma Tatty
    Summer Rain is the last book in the Lightning Strikes Series. I have read the first 2 books and I find it is like going back home to see what happens next to all the characters you have come to know and love from the previous books. Dani and Patrick were great together. The answers were all woven together very well. It was a very fast read - keep you interested and want to keep reading till the end.
  • The Best of the Best

    By Moosech
    I absolutely loved this book. I had been looking forward to this book and I was well worth the wait. Barbara Freethy never disappoints. The suspense and the romance of this novel is amazing. This is such a page turner, once you start it you cannot put it down. My advice is don't start the book in the evening unless you want to be up all night reading it. I am saddened that this is the end of the series. This series leaves you wanting more and more and Barbara Freethy is the the only one that can deliver. I always look forward to books by this author as she is top notch and will always be one of my favorites. Thanks Barbara for yet another awesome read. I highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed.
  • Summer Rain is a winner

    By KLowe1985
    This is the last part in a trilogy and it finished up the Lightning Series incredibly. Dani has never believed in the lightning or the ways of her great-grandmother Mamich but after meeting Patrick and the circumstances of this meeting that allow Dani to start questioning her current thinking. Dani doesn't want anything to do with Patrick but he follows her to Washington D.C. and his persistence pays off when they both realize the many things in common with the death of a respective parent, along with the realization that they work better as a team. As Dani realizes, Mamich was correct when she indicated she was the final piece in completing the story that began with their father's death and furthered by her sister Alicia and brother Jake. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat and the subtle romance throughout is fantastic. I absolutely adored this ending, it wrapped up all of the pieces and the bad guys are taken down in the end. I received an ARC and I would highly recommend Summer Rain, while it is a stand-alone, I would recommend reading the first two books as I really think they are necessary to understand the full story.