Once You're Mine - Barbara Freethy

Once You're Mine

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 81 Ratings)


Firefighter Dylan Callaway is no coward when it comes to running into burning buildings but running into love with a beautiful and seriously annoying brunette is another story. 

Dylan first met Tori Hayden in high school when she was the irritating little sister of one of his best friends. Ten years later, Tori is a determined news reporter, who believes Dylan holds the key to solving a mysterious fire that may be part of a cover-up for murder. 

Tori would have rather worked with anyone other than the ruggedly sexy Dylan, who had been the star of many of her teenaged fantasies, but she needs help to get to the truth and to get justice for someone she loved. 

Sparks fly as Dylan and Tori put out one fire only to start another one—one that might consume them both. 

ONCE YOU’RE MINE is the 4th book in the Callaway Cousins, a spin-off of the NYT Bestselling Series The Callaways. All the books in this family series are standalone novels and feature a riveting plot along with a heartwarming love story! Feel free to jump into the series with any of the books. 


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

On A Night Like This #1
So This Is Love #2
Falling For A Stranger #3
Between Now and Forever #4
Nobody But You #4.5 (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
All A Heart Needs #5
That Summer Night #6
When Shadows Fall #7
Somewhere Only We Know #8


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

"I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!"  USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast- paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"Three friends reunited to uncover a haunting mystery—I couldn't put it down." Luanne Rice on All She Ever Wanted 

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love Golden Lies.” Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"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 

"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 

"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


  • The callaways

    By pudge48
    I read the whole series so far. Love every book. Waiting for the next one. Keep writing. Pudge48
  • Once You're Mine

    By Trucker's Lady
    This was a fabulous book. I thoroughly enjoyed Tori & Dylan's story. I'm a fan of Barbara & have read other books. Enjoyed this great read.
  • Loved it!

    By MamaJen2
    Another amazing Callaway family book! Barbara has been my favorite author for a few years now and she has yet to let me down. The story of Dylan and Tori was so electric. The twists and turns, left me unable to put it down, every free second I had, I was reading this book. It was well worth my time and you will love it! I wish I was part of the Callaway family:)
  • Once You're Mine

    By CAJB
    Great Book!!! Like all of Barbara's books, the characters are always real. Once you start, you can't stop until the end.
  • Suspense filled love story!

    By KLowe1985
    Tori is Dylan's best friends younger sister but this is DEFINITELY not your typical younger sister/brother's best friend story. Dylan and Tori re-connect in a fire/blast that Tori is involved in and Dylan responds to, he is in the family business of firefighting. Ms. Frothy does a great job of having suspense throughout the book and throws some great curve balls not only in the romance between Dylan and Tori but also in the story behind the blast. If you want a story filled with suspense, an independent and strong woman and a story that shows the strength of family this is it. This is one of my favorite Callaway stories yet!
  • Fiery Hot

    By goofysandra
    I absolutely loved this book. Dylan and Tori make an awesome team. Tori stumbles into a past mystery that ends up putting her in danger as she digs for answers and the truth. Dylan is there for her, watching out for her and helping her. I was along for the ride with them, wondering and guessing as to what was happening. It was fun watching Dylan fight the chemistry and his attraction to Tori, who just happens to be his best friends little sister. More importantly he's just scared of giving his heart again. Once he gives in, he is in all the way and he realizes there is no use fighting it. They are perfect for each other and I loved the dynamics of their relationship. Where can I find me a Callaway man?
  • Callaway Family Series Winner!!!

    By Momma Tatty
    Barbara Freethy has been a go to author for me when I want a book to take me away from every day drama. Tori and Dylan's story does not disappoint. There is mysteries to be solved, romances to blossom, fires to be extinguished, weddings to be held, babies to be born, and a surprise ending that I for me did not figure out beforehand. I am always happy to visit my favorite family series. This book can be read on it's own but so much more fun to know the whole family. Another book to enjoy - you will be happy you did.
  • A Real Page Turner

    By Teri Donaldson
    I agree with all the other reviewers that say they cannot get enough of the Callahans. It a good thing the family is so large! Tori and Dylan's story is just as wonderful as all the rest. There is mystery, intrigue, passion and more with a plot twists that will knock your socks off. I hope when you start this book, you have nothing else to do, because it is a real page turner! I love this series and hope it continues for many more books to come!
  • Another Fantastic book from Barbara Freethy!

    By DavidsJokerGirl
    Hat can I say, I love the Callaway Clan. This book is no differnt. A wonderful story with Family, mystery and a bit of romance. Barbara is one of my favorite authers and with each book I read, I fall more and more in Love with her stories and her characters! A MUST READ!
  • Another great Callaway book!

    By LoveDachshunds
    Another great Callaway book! I enjoyed this book from the first page. Barbara's books are such a joy to read. The book had enough suspense that I had a hard time staying put and not skipping ahead to find the answers. I really didn't know how some of the storylines could be happily resolved, but I thought Barbara did a wonderful job of making everything work out well. It's so much fun to read about characters from previous books. I love the way the family stands together and helps each other in times of need. I'm looking forward to the next book!