Just the Way You Are - Barbara Freethy

Just the Way You Are

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 107 Ratings


From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes an emotional and romantic story about love and family. 

Take a trip to Tucker’s Landing, Oregon, where Sam and Alli Tucker have made a life together ... a life about to be tested by the return of the only woman who can break them up ... Alli's sister, Tessa."

A baby brought them together, and even though Alli has always loved her strong, sexy husband Sam and the life they've built together, she has decided to set him free to follow his youthful dreams. It is no longer enough for her to be wife and lover when she knows she holds so little of his heart.

Sam has always dreamed of a life away from the close-knit world of Tucker's Landing, but marriage and fatherhood ended all that. Now Sam is torn between what was and what was meant to be. He must decide if it's time to rekindle the dreams of the past ... or accept Alli, and her love, just the way she is.

Don't miss this heart-wrenching tale of a man torn between two sisters , the one he loved, the one he married ...


"If there is one author who knows how to deliver vivid stories that tug on your emotions, it’s Barbara Freethy. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE deftly explores the drama of first loves and second chances." Romantic Times Magazine

“Barbara Freethy has crafted a beautiful and emotionally satisfying story in Just the Way You Are. I was immediately drawn into these people’s lives and was unwilling to let them go until I had finished the story. The secondary characters are compelling and perfectly compliment the emotional attachment and age-old pain that Sam and Allie have to deal with in order to decide what to do with their future. I cannot recommend this book enough – it is a lovely story that will touch your heart.” Barb’s All Romance Bookstore

“This was a heart-wrenching, emotional read for me from start to finish…You will miss an incredible journey by not reading this book. Personally, I felt that this is a great book to read just to get away from the usual NA/YA, billionaire-virgin type of books that’s so popular nowadays. As for me, I’m glad I took a bit of a detour in my reading today. ♥ Geri – Racy Lit Reader – Goodreads Review

“I loved this book! I loved it so much I don’t even know what to say. The characters were so easy to relate to–at times, uncomfortably so. I felt like I learned about myself as I read it. At times I wanted to cry and at others I was so happy but all the way through, I saw truth. This book was beautiful and perfect and I’m a fan of Freethy for life.” Jamie – Goodreads Review

“I finished “Just the Way You Are” with tears in my eyes. Tears of sadness. Tears of happiness. “Just the Way You Are” is a great love story – actually 4 love stories all wrapped up in each other.” Nancy – Goodreads Review


  • Great Book

    By Tati-lynn
    This is one of those books that you will have a hard time putting it down. The storyline is impeccable. I cried, laughed, and smiled throughout the book. You will not be disappointed!👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😊
  • Lovely story

    By ms_cherrie
    The ending is predictable but it was still a good book to read
  • Beautiful!

    By Rose-Toes
    Honestly, I just finished this book and have to say that this is one of the best romances I’ve read because it’s about realizing the love you have instead of the love you want to have. It made me cry and laugh and it tore my heart up but in the good way =P read this!
  • 👍

    By SusanLam
    Such an amazing book! We often take for granted a lot of things and people on our lives. This book will make you look at people surrounding you and appreciate them what they are.
  • Hard to put down!

    By AprilMei
    This book is a very fun and interesting read! It's one of those books that has such an amazing story line that its hard to put down, and I love it!!