Beautiful Storm - Barbara Freethy

Beautiful Storm

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 806 Ratings


"Barbara Freethy’s Romantic Suspense books are explosively good!" –New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.

From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the first book in a new  romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, lightning leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of long buried secrets that will change not only the past but also the future…

When her father's plane mysteriously disappeared in the middle of an electrical storm, Alicia Monroe became obsessed with lightning. Now a news photographer in Miami, Alicia covers local stories by day and chases storms at night. In a flash of lightning, she sees what appears to be a murder, but when she gets to the scene, there is no body, only a military tag belonging to Liliana Valdez, a woman who has been missing for several months.  

While the police use the tag to jumpstart their stalled investigation, Alicia sets off on her own to find the missing woman. Her search takes her into the heart of Miami's Cuban-American community where she meets the attractive but brooding Michael Cordero, who has his own demons to vanquish.

Soon Alicia and Michael are not just trying to save Liliana's life but also their own, as someone will do anything to protect a dark secret… 

Grab the complete Lightning Strikes Trilogy today!
Beautiful Storm (#1)
Lightning Lingers (#2)
Summer Rain (#3)

Don’t miss the spin-off series!

Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5
Ruthless Cross #6
Critical Doubt #7
Fearless Pursuit #8
Daring Deception #9
Risky Bargain #10
Perfect Target #11


"Barbara Freethy delivers riveting, plot-twisting suspense and a deeply emotional story.  Every book is a thrilling romantic ride." USA Today Bestselling Author Rachel Grant on the FBI Series

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

"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

"Freethy’s story-telling ability is top-notch."
-- Romantic Times 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

"Golden Lies is an absolute treasure, a fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies." Kristin Hannah 

"Freethy's smooth prose, spirited storytelling and engaging characters, are sure to send readers on a treasure hunt for the author's backlist books." Publishers Weekly 

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


  • Beautiful Storm

    By Read nick
    I thought I only liked books with a great amount of romance. Barbara Freethy’s books are so well written that I find her to be a very enjoyable author to read. Her characters are believable and well developed. The romance is plenty enough and fun to follow. It kept my interest. It entertained me from the beginning to the end. A talented writer I think.
  • Nice!

    By Planet Geo
    It”s a good story!
  • Great Book!

    By Useless Genius
    Love the book! Beautifully written, couldn’t put it down and sad that it is over!
  • Beautiful storm

    By i luv reading
     Love the plot line, love the multigenerational! Enjoyed the surprise ending.
  • Interesting plot and characters

    By mtr694
    Good story with weather phenomena as back drop!
  • Beautiful storm

    By rjbor
    Absolutely a wonderful story. TY
  • Beautiful storm

    By Trena10
    A unusual romance, mystery and suspense story based on characters coming together because of a storm chaser. Won’t want to put it down till the murder is caught.
  • Finally a mixed genre book!

    By RileyBeachBabe
    This book is great! I was sick of reading only romance or only crime/mystery and this book is the perfect combination of both! I like how it drew me into the mystery and then a guy comes along and the romance picks up. Very sweet relationship and good mystery throughout the whole book. Kept me on my toes and watching over my back for sure.
  • Beautifully written

    By heidi#7
    I couldn’t put this book down! I loved it and will complete the trilogy.
  • Awesome

    By KarenKeys1969
    Awesome book can’t wait to read the others