The Haneys, Book 2
by Barbara Longley
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?
I love characters who are a little different and feel very real. Wyatt’s shyness definitely attracted me to this book but Longley’s writing had me falling in love with him. (I get the idea though if I’d read the first book, I’d probably already been in love 😉 )
He’s always been an introvert but his scars has only kept him from breaking out of it over the years. When he’s with someone he’s comfortable with he’s a totally different person. And time spent with Kayla has her seeing the playful, funny, caring man he is under his hoodies. And the way he is with her son has everyone’s heart turning over.
Kayla’s hesitation on getting involved with anyone, even the obviously awesome Wyatt, is very understandable. Married early because of a pregnancy, she doesn’t have a lot of experience with happy relationships and finishing school while being a single mom takes up a lot of her energy.
But of course Wyatt is going to be hard to resist and when he finally finds something he wants this bad, he’s not going to give up easily. Even if it means coming out of his shell 🙂