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.
Long’s second foray into contemporary romance (after Hot in Hellcat Canyon) continues to impress with sparkling prose, witty scenes of small-town California, and meaningful romantic conflict... this sweet tale surprises and satisfies.
Long’s second foray into contemporary romance is a study in longing and angst... the journey... is exquisite, combining humor and intensity with consummate writing and storytelling and a musical leitmotif that ratchets up the sexual tension as effectively as Bolero. A splendid, delectable romance.
“A sassy, talented, tough-minded gal who knows what she wants and a caring, by-the-book guy who always has her back finally give in to their feelings in this poignant, intense, character-driven story. The musical descriptions are so vivid... Beautifully done.”
“Julie Anne Long knows how to sink deep into a specific character’s viewpoint... Character-driven story at its best, Long’s latest combines emotional depth and oh-so-human absurdity with her usual deftness.”
Praise for Hot in Hellcat Canyon: “Sizzlingly smart! Long’s fresh new contemporary voice rocks!
Funny, sexy, heartwarming, Long moves seamlessly into the contemporary market.
“Julie Anne Long’s writing glows with emotional intensity and strong, passionate characterization.”