Out of Her League

Lori's Classic Love Stories

Book 1
Lori Handeland
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Originally publishes as Mother of the Year

From bestselling author Lori Handeland, a collection of contemporary romances. Humor with heart! 

How can a friendly little bet cause so much trouble? 

After the death of her husband, Evie Vaughn realizes her dream of becoming a high school teacher. She and her three sons move to Oak Grove, Iowa and become part of the community. Evie would like nothing better than to be able to send her boys to college, but to do so she needs to land the coveted position of high school baseball coach. She's qualified. She's almost got the job in her grasp. Then Joe Scalotta comes to town.

The "Iceman," as Joe was known on the football field, has just been hired as the football coach for the local community college. He's also received full custody of his teenage daughter after her mother's recent death. Oak Grove is supposed to be a new start for them both. 

When Joe is offered Evie's job merely on the basis of his notoriety sparks fly, and Evie proposes a test. Whoever's team wins the Big League Baseball championship over the summer wins the job. Though Joe doesn't want her job, he does want to keep an eye on the lovely Mrs. Vaughn. Especially since his daughter, Toni, has been assigned to Evie's team as her newest pitcher.

When Joe discovers himself hornswoggled into coaching Evie's twin terror sons in T-ball and his daughter falls in love with her catcher, Evie's oldest son, the two of them wind up spending more time together than apart. And not just because of the children.

When summer ends, who will be the winner? But what is it they're really competing for? A job or the new life they've always wanted?

Out of Her League is a standalone romantic comedy by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. If you love the novels of Kristan Higgins or Jill Shalvis, give Out of Her League a try today!

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Lori Handeland
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May 8, 2017
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 From bestselling author Lori Handeland, a collection of four contemporary romances. Humor with heart! 

Out of Her League

How can a friendly little bet cause so much trouble? 

A single mom and a single dad compete for the coveted job of high school baseball coach in the small town of Oak Grove, Iowa. Whoever wins the Summer Big League Baseball Championship wins the job. But are they competing for a job or moving toward the love they've always wanted? 

Friends to Lovers

No kids, no pets, no everlasting love.

An emergency room physician who lives her life by three unbreakable rules, comes home to Pine River, Wisconsin after her father is injured in an accident. There she discovers her childhood best friend has blossomed into the hot local veterinarian. 

Will he be able to teach her the joy in breaking all those rules?


When You Wish

Dharma and Greg go to the hospital . . . 

A free-spirited massage therapist must compete with a brilliant research scientist for a grant. At first they are oil and water, but as time goes on he begins to wonder: Is all he's been dissing exactly what he's been missing?

Mommy for Rent

When what you need is something money can't buy. 

When a businesswoman opens a "Rent a Mommy" franchise in small town Wisconsin, her first client is an adorable girl who doesn't understand she isn't really renting a mommy. Her father, coach of the minor league baseball team that funds the town, wants nothing to do with a cold, commerce-loving woman like his ex-wife, but he need help. The two agree to a business relationship for the sake of the child. How long will it take them to realize the relationship is anything but business?


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Beneath a hunter's moon blood turns from crimson to black . . .


Leigh Tyler was once a kindergartenteacher with big dreams.  Then her worst mistake came back to haunt her, brutally taking away everything she loved. Now she is a hunter, a Jager-Sucher, and her specialty is werewolves.   She is determined to make the world safe for other starry-eyed dreamers.  But, for her, love is no longer an option.


She is called to small-town Wisconsin, where a bigger, badder, better beast is doing her work for her.  Life is getting dangerous, and it doesn't help that she's been assigned a trainee.  People are going to get killed and she can only hope she isn't one of them.  Leigh isn't done killing things yet.


Damien Fitzgerald, a drifter with a questionable past, intrigues her. Every moment with him bringsback feelings she thought she'd buried, along with dangerous urges. When she gave up love, she also gave up sex.  But Damien makes her think that maybe, just maybe, that was a mistake.  Still, people who hang around her too long usually wind up dead, and she can't live with more souls on her conscience.


Then Leigh comes face to face with her past, and the only way to save herself, Damien, the town, the world is to triumph over an evil no one else has ever vanquished before.


Hunter's Moon is the second book in the RITA ® award winning paranormal romance series The Nightcreature Novels by New York Times Bestselling author Lori Handeland. If you enjoy the novels of Sherrilyn Kenyon or Christine Feehan, explore The Nightcreatures today!

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 " . . . an uplifting story that will warm your heart with a man well deserving of the title "hero."" Romantic Times

She was promised to God, until she met him.

Charlie Coltrain has been an outlaw since the end of the Civil War. For the past year he has been working an honest job as a trail hand. After he saves a postulate from a gang of marauders, he takes her to the nearest town, hoping to put her on a stage back to the convent. Unfortunately, their journey is sidetracked by the bounty hunters and the ranger on Charlie's trail, this time for a crime he didn't commit. He is fascinated by Angelina's innocence, but he believes he is too old and too broken to ever share her life.

Angelina is captivated by Charlie's unearthly beauty, and the pain she glimpses in his eyes. She decides it is her mission to save Charlie from himself. She flees with him to Mexico hoping to show him that there is still good in this world and in him. She is uncertain what to do with the new and confusing feelings she has for the man. Is the only way to save Charlie by ruining herself?

Charlie and the Angel is the sequel to Second Chance by New York Times Bestselling author Lori Handeland. If you love old-fashioned Westerns like "Angel and the Badman" or "Two Mules for Sister Sara" read Charlie and the Angel today!

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