Contemporary Romance

Whatever You Need

The Haneys Book 2

Painfully shy electrician Wyatt Haney is a pro at complex wiring jobs, but when it comes to women, he just can’t seem to make a lasting connection. If he had even half the courage of the superhero he penned for his comic book series, he’d finally be able to talk to his beautiful neighbor, Kayla—and stop hiding behind a hoodie. When an electrical fire breaks out in Kayla’s apartment, Wyatt comes to the rescue, sparking an attraction neither of them expected.

Kayla Malone has had enough surprises. First an unplanned pregnancy at eighteen, then losing her husband in war, and now a fire in her apartment. Thank God her hot neighbor has the skills to help. As Wyatt repairs Kayla’s apartment and forges a relationship with her son, he also makes inroads to her heart. It’s clear that Wyatt has fallen for Kayla, but is she willing to risk another heartbreak—or will she ignore the electricity between them and miss her happy ending?

What You Do to Me

The Haneys Book 1

Whether it’s repairing a home or taking care of clients’ other needs, Twin Cities handyman Sam Haney is in demand from his mostly female clientele. Despite Sam’s lothario reputation, love isn’t part of his portfolio. He’s built a lot of walls in his time, but the one surrounding his heart ever since the death of his parents is his most solid yet.

Haley Cooper has had enough heartache for a lifetime. Her high school sweetheart, up and moved to Indonesia—alone—just two weeks before their wedding. Her mother thinks it’s time for Haley to move on and contracts Sam to work on Haley’s wreck of a house—and anything else, if he’s got the notion.

Sparks fly and passion ignites. But Haley isn’t into Sam’s love-’em-and-leave-’em act. She wants something more. Fixing a house is one thing, but for this handyman, building a relationship will need a whole different set of skills.

author barbara longley, book titles Military romance contemporary romance Celtic fantasy

Far From Perfect

A Love From the Heartland Novel, Book 1

 

Noah Langford narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that killed five of his men and took his leg, leaving him haunted by flashbacks and riddled with guilt. When his stepbrother Matt dies in a car accident, the loss feels like the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul. But then he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned years earlier, and suddenly Noah has a new mission…

Ceejay Lovejoy was nineteen and pregnant when her boyfriend walked out, disappearing from her life just like her parents did. Since that day, Ceejay has devoted herself to giving her daughter a better life, avoiding any man who could threaten that security—until the day Noah Langford shows up on her doorstep. His gentle spirit has an unexpected effect on Ceejay’s guarded heart, tempting her to take one last chance on love. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them…and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.

author barbara longley, book titles Military romance contemporary romance Celtic fantasy

The Difference a Day Makes

A Love From the Heartland Novel, Book 2

 

Ryan Malloy has lost it all. After his fiancée dies in a tragic accident, he enlists in the army, only to lose his best friend in a roadside bombing. Wracked with guilt and grief, Ryan finds life unbearable—until a job offer from his former commander gives him a glimmer of hope. And in the tiny town of Perfect, Indiana, the man who thought he had nothing left to live for meets the only woman who can tempt him into risking his battered heart one last time…

Paige Langford has it all: wealth, beauty, and ambition. But when her boyfriend’s betrayal leads to the loss of her job and her reputation, she retreats to her brother’s rural Indiana home to regroup. There she meets Ryan Malloy, a gruff, hard-drinking loner whose surly temper can’t hide the haunted misery in his eyes. He is everything Paige never wanted, yet he may be exactly what she needs—if only they can overcome their personal demons to forge a love strong enough to save them both.

author barbara longley, book titles Military romance contemporary romance Celtic fantasy

A Change of Heart

A Love From the Heartland Novel, Book 3

 

Cory Marcel worked tirelessly over eight grueling years to develop a successful military career. After her commanding officer violently assaulted her, she lost everything—especially her trust in people. Despite the emotional damage threatening to sink her, Cory agrees to accept a new job at a furniture store in Perfect—a job that could offer the fragile brunette the chance to start over.

 

Ted Lovejoy cofounded Langford & Lovejoy Heritage Furniture, but lately he feels like an outsider in his own business. When he meets Cory, Ted realizes his company can do more than just build furniture—it can also help rebuild lives. He longs to help Cory recover from her pain, yet every time he gets too close to her heart, she pushes him away.

 

While Cory can’t resist her attraction to Ted, she fears the demons haunting her will drag down both of them. Could this kind, soft-spoken man help her finally bury the past…and unlock a future full of hope and happiness?

author barbara longley, book titles Military romance contemporary romance Celtic fantasy

The Twisted Road to You

A Love From the Heartland Novel, Book 4

 

Struggling with both PTSD and the trauma of his ex-wife’s infidelity, retired Marine Wesley Holt seeks a simple civilian life. His favorite waitress at the Perfect Diner secretly stirs his heart. Yet Wes—scarred by betrayal and racked by guilt over his fallen comrades in Afghanistan—stays quiet, convinced he can never love again…or be loved.

 

Waitress and single mother Carlie Stewart hides fear behind her smile. Her ex-husband has escaped from prison and wants their son—and revenge. When the fugitive arrives to wreak havoc, Wes insists Carlie and her son stay with him for protection. Finally daring to let her guard down, Carlie divulges her dark past to Wes, and to her surprise, Wes appreciates her strengths and longs to trust her with his tattered heart. The safer they feel with each other, the more trust and passion grow. But can they overcome the demons in their pasts—and the heartbreak they’ve carried into the present—to build a lasting future together?

author barbara longley, book titles Military romance contemporary romance Celtic fantasy

What Matters Most

JOSEY HANEY, plumber extraordinaire, ace car mechanic and a fairly competent carpenter, doesn’t deal well with change. With her two brothers wrapped up in their own domestic bliss, and her grandparents recently retired from the family business, Jo feels left out and adrift. When she meets William Prescott, the mutual attraction is instantaneous, but she’s blue collar and he’s white collar. In fact, he’s so far out of her league their ballparks aren’t even in the same state. Still, she needs a date for her brother’s wedding, and Will is available.

 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT is in the midst of a crisis. Representing multi-national corporations and crushing the little guy has brought him great success, but at what cost? He’s dissatisfied with the direction his career has taken, and working seventy hour weeks leaves him no time for socializing. He’s on a two week staycation to recover from burnout. After which, his ambitious, driven parents expect him to return to his career with renewed, shark-like vigor. When Josey Haney shows up to unclog his bathroom sink, she lights a spark within him that could lead to major life changes. When she asks him to be her date for her brother’s wedding, he’s all in . . . if Josey is willing to agree to his quid pro quo terms.

 

William charms her family and proves he can fit into her world, but it’s another story for Josey. His pretentious parents remind her of everything she isn’t, and old wounds are opened. Can the high octane lawyer and the sexy plumber forge a Cinderella story, or are they heading for a Romeo and Juliet heartbreak?

Historical Romance

Close To Perfect

The much anticipated prequel to the award winning Love from the Heartland, Perfect, Indiana series

She gave her promise to one man, and her heart to another, and now that her past has caught up with her, she must choose between her word of honor, and her heart’s desire.

                                     

After losing everything during the Civil War, Mary Stewart is haunted by tragedy and loss. She longs to leave Atlanta behind. Her fiancé—who was bound for Houston, Texas—has left her without a word for months, and she fears the worst. When she learns of Tobias Lovejoy’s plans to lead a wagon train to Texas, she’s determined to join him. She’ll either find her fiancé, or she’ll discover what became of him. Until then, she cannot move on with her life.

 

Tobias Lovejoy barely survived the war. He longs for a fresh start in a place that holds no memories for him. Only then can he be free of the visions and the ghosts haunting him. When Mary Stewart asks to join his wagon train, he refuses, until he learns of her missing fiancé, and he relents. As he comes to know Mary better, his desire to discover what became of her missing fiancé grows as strong as hers—for entirely different reasons. Tobias wants Mary for himself.  During their arduous journey, Tobias and Mary learn to lean on each other through one disaster after another and passion ignites.

 

When Mary’s fiancé reappears, expecting to resume where he and Mary left off, the future happiness of three people hangs in the balance. Mary gave her word to one man and her heart to another. Now she must choose between her honor, her heart’s desire, or walking away.

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