Ms. Smookie Bijoux - The not so perfect assisstant


Braking Hard

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" paced, engaging, and funny..."

Gage O'Neill is an all-around nice guy and an Adonis in coveralls. With a thriving automotive business, a gorgeous girlfriend, and his ADHD under control, life is pretty incredible. But when he loses a loved one, Gage's perfect world unravels. Prone to bad choices, he's desperate to quell his rash behavior. Thankfully, hiring a curvy mechanic is the one impulsive decision he's gotten right.


Eden Sampario is destitute as a result of a confrontation turned violent with her former employer. When Gage mistakenly offers her a job, she readily accepts. But soon she wonders if she made the right decision. Resisting her sexy boss proves more challenging than an engine rebuild. Her only other option? Give in to temptation and risk not only her career but also her heart.


Welcome to Big C's automotive shop, a place where more than cars overheat.

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Cover artist: Kristian Norris


What Reviewers are Saying 

This is one my favorite love stories EVER, and is destiny at its finest. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Storm Harbor series!

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"Omg.. the way romance should be.... not mushy but beautiful.... great read... "

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"I strongly urge you to read this amazing novel."

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"This book is excellent."

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"This was a wonderful story." 

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He relaxed as the woman came back into view. She hadn’t moved, other than to offer a forced smile at him. He didn’t mean to stare, invading the woman’s privacy, but he couldn’t look away. Her eyes, beseeching and beautiful, yet without any spark. Her vulnerability beyond raw, verging on potent.


The words grief and sorrow flashed at him like flipped over cue cards from childhood. He reminded himself of the circumstances. It was a wake after all. Not everyone got plastered and told ill-humored jokes to mask emotions. But this was a different kind of grief. It went beyond that which had emanated from the employees of Big C’s and others who knew Elroy. The woman’s sorrow so intense, so forceful, he felt her profound loneliness. There wasn’t a name or a way to describe what he witnessed in those big brown eyes of hers, but it existed in the same way the moon existed during the day. Her grief radiating from a place no armor could protect, from deep within, bursting directly from her soul.


He too experienced this level of pain, not only today but every day since Elroy left this world. Plenty of people missed the old mechanic, but until now, he hadn’t thought anyone ached like he did. 
Elroy’s life meant something extraordinary to this woman. Something which brought her here. To a hole in the wall bar, in a town so small, businesses shut down for funerals.


Also by Gloria Joynt-Lang

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Beyond Circumstances

Cover design by Kaitlyn Morris
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Dr. Lexie Draden didn't want to leave her successful career as a surgeon in Chicago, but she didn't have a choice. Her family needed to heal, and as long as she was around, it wasn't going to happen. While adapting to her new community, she meets Zak Tifour, a man as intriguing as he is handsome.

Most of the small-town residents view Zak as a man who likes his privacy, but to a select few, something doesn't seem right. Long-time resident Cicily McQuay believes she has the key to the man's odd behavior—a link to terrorism. After all, he just isn't the type of man who belongs in her community. But to belong you need to be welcomed, something Cicily has never extended to Zak.

Zak knows plenty of terrorists and has even lived amongst them, but not like Cicily suspects. Escaping from a lifetime of bloodshed and regrets, he attempts to distance himself from the quirky townsfolk; people unable to comprehend boundaries. It appears to be working until he encounters the town's new attractive doctor. Even though his secrets run deep, she ends up trusting him with her heart. But trust is fragile, and when Zak gets drawn back to his old life, Lexie must decide whether he's a dangerous man or a broken hero.


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