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Binge Read Babes are a group of author friends who couldn't resist the lure of working together on a joint collaboration. The Long Road Home is a connected series of standalone contemporary military romantic suspense novels written in a shared world. We hope you enjoy the world we created as much as we enjoyed writing it for you.
About the LONG ROAD HOME Series:
You can take the warrior out of the fight, but not the fight out of the warrior. With the military behind them, these heroes battle uncertain futures as they travel the long road home.
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John Roster is flying to his childhood home in Maine after a medical discharge from the Army. No one will be there to welcome him home other than his cranky grandfather… a personality trait the two men share. No job. No friends. And with a storm canceling all flights at the moment, no plane to catch. Killing time at the USO in the airport, he bonded with a few fellow servicemen also waiting out the storm, as well as the irrepressible hostess who offered a suggestion… find a purpose by thanking someone who’d helped while he was stationed overseas.
Lucy Carrington’s special project for her history class has come to an end. The letters they had written to a fellow-Maine soldier had stopped now that he was leaving the military. Staring at the picture of the handsome soldier with the haunted eyes, she wished they could meet in person. One day, in the middle of their lesson, he appeared. He’s much more gorgeous in person… and just as haunted. John expected a matronly teacher to greet him, not the bright-eyed, friendly-smile, knock-out that made up the whole package of Lucy. Sparks fly, but he’s got a long way to go to have more to offer than a beat-up former soldier, so he’ll settle for friendship. A new job offer with a prestigious security firm might lead him to the future he wants.
A threat against her thrusts him into the role of protector. Keeping her safe is his mission… earning her love is his goal. And a soldier never quits.
Chief Master Sergeant Cameron Freeland had a few job prospects but nothing that sparked much interest. And now… his flight was grounded, and he was stranded in an airport. At least, he could kill time in the USO.
A chance meeting there altered his decision, and he boarded his plane to Hope City with an interview for the job of his dreams.
Single mom, Mercy Cahill faced life and death struggles every day to protect herself and her daughter. Now hiding under a bridge in a homeless community, she needed was a break, a job, and a home somewhere her ex couldn't reach them.
Cam's new job as a special investigator took him to the cardboard cottages, where he met Destiny, the little girl with the big green eyes and her mother. Involving himself deeper with the mother and daughter was a mistake but leaving them in that place was impossible. If only Mercy would trust him, he'd give her shattered heart a home.
Can he solve the mystery that has haunted him for years and set things right before it crumbles down around him and the woman who’s become entangled in his mess?
Since two days before Sebastian’s eighteenth birthday, when he left home to join the Navy, he’s been runny away from the pain, the confusion, the terror and the guilt.
But the Navy had made a man out of him, and now it was time to finally come to terms with his past, so he was going back.
When he finds a new woman in town, unknowingly caught up in the chaos of his past, Sebastian knows time is running out. Then he finds himself entangled with Gianna on a much more personal basis and he wants time to stand still.
Can he unravel the past and grab onto the future before it’s too late?
The injury that could end his career in the SEALs.
The storm of the century that stranded him in Atlanta Airport.
The naked man he found on top of his girlfriend . . .
One thing was certain. Things couldn't get much worse. Then he met her.
Super stuck up.
Super engaged to be married...
It was just an odd job to tide him over while he waited to see if he'd heal enough to get back on the team. Close personal protection for a singer so famous even he'd heard of her. He was supposed to be her bodyguard. And guard her body he did. Day . . . and night. His new boss probably didn't have protection that close or that personal in mind.
He wasn't supposed to fall for her. Then again, she wasn't supposed to be so smart, and funny, and wounded, and in need of saving.
Now he has a decision to make. Quit the military career he'd worked half his life for and take the job as her permanent head of security, just to be near her. Forget about her and take any job his command would give him in his current broken condition. Or do the craziest thing of all. Confess his feelings and hope to make it work. With her. As a normal couple. A real couple, if that was even possible given who she was. It's an impossible decision, but he'll be damned if he'll let her stalker or his bullet make it for him.
Home is where the heart is... but what if you have nothing to go home to?
When Jaxson Adams is forced out of the service on a medical discharge, he returns to his hometown to find that very little has changed. The problem is, he has.
He’s no longer the carefree, wild child he’d once been. He’s seen and done things most people couldn’t imagine. Not in their dreams… and not in their worst nightmares.
Even worse, he’s lost his sense of purpose. He doesn’t belong anymore. And no one understands.
Then he finds the letters. Letters that change everything he thought he knew about his family and provide a new mission—to discover the truth and right decades-old wrongs in the process.
Penny Hoffmeier is a romantic at heart, even if the only romance she sees is the stuff she makes herself. She takes great pleasure in creating the perfect bouquets for every occasion from her family’s florist shop in Sumneyville, PA.
She’s a lover, not a fighter, but she likes scuttlebutt as much as the next girl, and the hot, former SEALs who set up a place for returning service men and women nearby are providing plenty of fodder these days.
So far, she’s managed to stay neutral in the escalating tensions between some locals and the Sanctuary guys. However, when the brooding, sexy stranger comes to town with a shocking secret about one of their own, remaining quietly on the sidelines proves impossible.
Will Jaxson be able to achieve his objective and move on with a clear conscience? Or will he make Penny his next mission?
This is the second installment of the 2022 season of The Long Road Home series. No matter what the road we travel, it seems our hearts are always searching for home. Join the Binge Read Babes on another trip home. Coming August 2022!