BARBARA LONGLEY AUTHOR OF: THE TWISTED ROAD TO YOU HERE FRIDAY 7PM
We are Welcoming Here on Friday Barbara Longley
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?
THE TWISTED ROAD TO YOU, by Barbara Longley
“Sometimes you stare at me so hard, I swear I can feel you taking me apart bit by bit. It’s like you’re studying each component part to find out what makes me tick.” She searched his face. “You are, aren’t you? You’re figuring me out.”
“Not exactly.” Wes ran his hand over the back of his sweaty neck. Mostly he’d been undressing her in his mind. Should he tell her that? Probably not.
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