The opening sentence was the hook, well, not even the full sentence just “Painfully shy electrician Wyatt Haney” was the hook. Why? I honestly don’t know, but I had the need to find out why he was shy and the journey he had to take to overcome his shyness and win the heart of the girl and I wasn’t disappointed. Whatever You Need was such a sweet swoon worthy story filled with heart, humor and good dose of that I didn’t want it end.
Wyatt. OMG. Talk about a sweet, swoony and just a little bit awkward (but not as much as you may think) man! Although he is shy he isn’t totally socially awkward, it’s more of a situational thing, and dear lord does it make him all kinds of adorable and smexy. He has a huge heart and a truly enjoys the simple things in life.
Kayla. This woman has been through the wringer and yet she perseveres. Her son, Brady, gives her the motivation to be more and give him the life he deserves, but she also has her own brand of determination to make life better for the both of them. She is compassionate and has a good heart, but the emotional scars she bears makes her draw lines in the sand that even she may not truly want to draw.
I couldn’t keep the smile off my face with these two. Ok, there were a few growly moments, but overall, I was absolutely smitten with Wyatt and Kayla. I loved how their friendship started and grew to being more, even when one side of the equation fought against it, because each step made them both stronger. Their interactions were fun and sweet and everything about their relationship felt natural and I loved where they ended up once they pushed past their own issues. And then there is Brady, who really was the linchpin in all of this. Had it not been for that sweet little boy neither of them would have truly seen who the other was beneath their walls.
Whatever You Need is my first read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was engaging, the pacing good and the dual 3rd person POV done very well and though I didn’t read the first book in the series, I didn’t feel lost at all. All of the twist and turns were well done and I never felt as if anything was rushed, everything happened as it was supposed to happen. All of the characters were very well written and I adored Brady to death and I am looking forward to seeing what will happen next with Haney family!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley ~
In the second novel in award-winning author Barbara Longley’s sweet and sexy Haneys series, an introverted electrician rewires a young widow’s apartment—and attempts to mend her heart.
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
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published By: Montlake Romance
Release Date: April 11th, 2017
Series: The Haneys #2
Award-winning author Barbara Longley moved frequently throughout her childhood, but she quickly learned to entertain herself with stories. As an adult, she’s lived in a commune in the Appalachians, taught on a Native American reservation, and traveled extensively from coast to coast. After her children were born, she decided to make the state of Minnesota her permanent home. By day, she works as an elementary school teacher; at night, she devotes herself to writing contemporary, mythical, and paranormal stories. She holds a master’s degree in special education and loves teaching, though reading and writing are also her passions. Her titles include Heart of the Druid Laird; the Perfect, Indiana trilogy (Far from Perfect, The Difference a Day Makes, and A Change of Heart); and the other Novels of Loch Moigh.