Wild at Whiskey Creek
November 29, 2016
Avon/HarperCollins


Everyone knows the Greenleaf family puts the “Hell” in Hellcat Canyon—legend has it the only way they ever leave is in a cop car or a casket. But Glory Greenleaf has a different getaway vehicle in mind: her guitar. She has a Texas-sized talent and the ambition (and attitude) to match, but only two people have ever believed in her: her brother, who’s in jail, and his best friend . . . who put him there.

Sheriff Eli Barlow has secretly been in love with Glory since he was twelve years old. Which is how he knows her head is as hard as her heart is soft—and why she can’t forgive him for fracturing her family . . . or forget that night they surrendered to an explosive, long-simmering passion. But when a betrayal threatens Glory’s big break, Eli will risk everything to make it right . . . because the best way to love the girl from Whiskey Creek might mean setting her free forever
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A STARRED Review from Booklist:

"Everyone’s life has a before-and-after marker, and for Britt Langley that moment occurs when J. T. McCord arrives in Hellcat Canyon. Of course, everyone in the small town with a television set or subscription to People magazine knows exactly who John Tennessee McCord is ever since the hit television show, Blood Brothers, made him a celebrity more than a decade ago. Set to star in a new series about the California gold rush, J. T. is driving around the Sierra Nevada area when his beloved old truck gives up the ghost in Hellcat Canyon. The minute J. T. meets Britt at the Misty Cat Cavern, where she works as waitress, he realizes she is something special. Now with all the sparks of attraction flying back and forth between them, things are about to get really hot in Hellcat Canyon for both J. T. and Britt. A star herself in the historical-romance world, Long (The Legend of Lyon Redmond, 2015) makes a flawless transition into contemporary romance with a wonderfully sweet yet also intensely sexy love story that brilliantly showcases her deliciously sharp sense of humor and rare gift for creating realistically quirky, wonderfully engaging characters."—John Charles


A STARRED Review from Publishers Weekly:

"Bestseller Long, known for her historical Pennyroyal Green series, has a brilliant, quirky style that gives her first contemporary a delightful gleam. Her clever phrases make her small-town setting and characters seem fresh and new. Locals are charmingly astonished when star actor John Tennessee McCord’s broken truck lands him in the small town of Hellcat Canyon, Calif. J.T. is swiftly smitten by waitress Britt Langley when she uses the word enigmatic in conversation over his lunch order. Having escaped a disastrous marriage, Britt protects her heart with an “invisible force field” that can’t quite hold off J.T.’s genuineness, intelligence, and charm. J.T. is a hero who puts Britt’s needs over his own, and Britt finds she understands J.T.’s deepest yet unacknowledged desire. The entire town roots for their romance, which is endangered more by Britt’s fears and some realistic, understandable miscommunications than by the possible return of J.T.’s former girlfriend, a fellow star whose posters plaster the town. This laugh-out-loud treat is warmly emotional and richly satisfying."

“This book is a treat to read. The author’s love of wordplay is evident in the snappy dialogue [...] and it’s damn sexy. Long’s ability to create a love story that leaps off the page is as impressive [...] Let’s hope she keeps cranking them out for a long time.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Julie Anne Long’s books are sexy and adorable!” (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis)

“Julie Anne long is a fantastic writer.” (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz)

“Julie Anne Long’s writing glows with emotional intensity and strong, passionate characterization.” (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz)

Funny, sexy, heartwarming, Long moves seamlessly into the contemporary market. (New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde)

Sizzlingly smart! Long’s fresh new contemporary voice rocks! (NYT bestselling author Susan Andersen)


 

 



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