Carey Heywood books in order
Carey Heywood is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels.
Brought up in Alexandria, Virginia, Carey enjoys the unwavering support of her husband, their three occasionally charming kids, a black cat that’s more often than not up to no good, a German Shepherd rescue, and their fierce nine-pound Yorkie.
Carey, who has a soft spot for Swedish Fish, currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Whenever she is free, Carey can be found accompanying her kids to one extra-curricular activity after another, whilst still undertaking her day job in finance.
Genres: Contemporary , Romance
- A Bridge of Her Own (2013)
- Uninvolved (2013)
- Stages of Grace (2013)
- Better (2014)
The Carolina Days Series
- The Other Side of Someday (2014)
- Yesterday's Half Truths (2014)
- Chasing Daylight (2015)
The Fix Series
- Fix Her Up (2017)
- Fix Me Not (2017)
- Fix My Fall (2018)
- My Perfect Fix (2018)
- A Fix Fling (2018)
The Him & Her Series
- Him (2013)
- Her (2013)
- Them (2015)
- Sawyer Says (2014)
- Being Neighborly (2014)
The Love Riddles Series
- Why Now? (2016)
- Why Lie? (2016)
- Why Not? (2017)
Detailed book overview
It's been said that the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Jane Martin has it all figured out. She has just graduated from college and is expecting a proposal from her boyfriend Wyatt. The night of Jane's graduation her picture perfect future dissolves in front of her eyes. In the aftermath Jane struggles to find her own way while balancing her reflex to put everyone else's feelings first.
Finally finding her feet again she meets Gabe, everything seems great until Wyatt unexpectedly comes back into her life. Wyatt is offering Jane everything she thought she always wanted, and has no interest in taking no for an answer. Somehow between dreaming of bridges and stealing the spotlight can Jane finally put herself first?
This is not your average romance. Love can be messy and painful. Love can lead you to make bad decisions and be careless with those who trust you. Love can break you down and have you question your sanity. Love can make you hurt sweet boys who deserved better than you. Love will change you.
What happens when two commitment-phobes fall for each other?
Becka Sherwood has one man in her life, her best friend and roommate Dave. That is exactly how she wants to keep it. Becka has no problem casually dating. It's once things start to get serious that she bails. To Becka getting serious means trusting someone, and she has zero interest in making that mistake again. What about Nate is different?
Nate Parker doesn't want a girlfriend but can't seem to keep his mind, or hands, off of Becka. Problem is, he can't handle the idea of her being with anyone else either. Will Nate admit to himself there must be a reason he can't seem to stay away from her?
When facing death, a mourning period is to be expected. But what if it's not a person but a relationship that dies? Grace and her boyfriend Jon have been together for three years. They live together and have shared many beautiful memories. Those memories are what keeps Grace from admitting Jon has changed and is no longer the man she fell in love with.
Afraid of being alone and holding on to something that no longer exists, Grace is a shadow of her former self. Her daily objective is to hide her pain from the world. Then, an unexpected letter sets off a whirlwind of potential life changes. In life, sometimes the hardest thing to do is let go.
Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye.
Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refuse. The only catch, he won't be traveling alone this time.
Unable to hide from each other Adam's overprotective nature thwarts Aubrey's desire to find her own way. Can they move past initial assumptions to find something better?
The Carolina Days Series
Falling in love?
Courtney Grayson has been there, done that.
Men, who needs them? Love wasn’t everything she thought it would be. This time around, she’s doing things differently. She hasn’t sworn off men for good; she just isn’t interested in settling. Trusting someone with her heart again? Someday, but not today.
Falling in love?
Sorry, Clay Bradshaw is not the guy for you.
He’s never been in love and he doesn’t see it happening. Hooking up can be fun, but more often than not, women are a distraction he doesn’t need. He’s a busy man, and doesn’t have time to date, let alone fall in love. Will someone ever change that? There’s always a chance, someday.
Life doesn’t always go as planned, and love may find them both on the other side of someday.
She never thought it would go this far.
It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.
A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson's life. There's something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction.
Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?
Mitch Brooks exists day to day by keeping the world around him at arm’s length. There is no going back to the man he once was. That man is broken in a way there’s no fixing. Any hope beyond that is nothing but wishful thinking, until he meets her.
McKenzie Williams needed an escape. The last thing she needed was a scary beautiful man beating down her door in the middle of the night. Now, if only their paths would stop crossing, she can convince herself she doesn’t feel a connection to him. Life has shown her the dreams she once held dear will never come true for her.
Mitch struggles to get past the walls he’s built around himself, while McKenzie works to build hers brick by brick. When the outside world exposes the vulnerabilities in his façade, she abandons her own fears to stand by him. Will she be the one to save him from the darkness within him? Or will he forever be chasing daylight?
The Fix Series
Finley Reeves is the queen of bad mistakes. Fresh off a bad divorce, she decides to rebuild her life from the ground up - starting with a fixer-upper that's got more leaks than the Titanic. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all.... That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt and makes her an offer she'd be crazy to refuse.
Noah's sexy, rugged, and good with his hands, but Finley swears she doesn't need his help - in the basement, or in the bedroom. Can this unlikely couple build a future together? Or will this be one fixer-upper that is better off left alone?
Paige Sullivan's life is a train wreck. In a matter of months she lost her business, her swanky apartment, and her big city life. Now she's stuck in Nowhere, New Hampshire, sleeping on her mom's couch. If that wasn't bad enough, she's forced to do odd jobs for money. She has a plan though, and once she's saved enough, she's out of there. That is, as long as she doesn't murder her sexy new employer first.
Asher Thompson is the ruggedly handsome hermit of the Thompson clan. Tall, ridiculously sexy despite his beard, and annoyingly aloof, his main concern is his privacy. He fills his days with his work as a carpenter and the peaceful solitude of his lake house. A peaceful solitude that vanished the moment Paige Sullivan stormed into his life, hell-bent on driving him crazy.
The problem is, opposites attract and each time they cross paths she works her way further under his skin.
Abby Thompson’s love life is a disaster. Everyone around her is blissfully falling in love, while she’s busy binge watching anime. The last thing she needs is a walking temptation, in the form of ex-nerd turned dreamy astrophysics professor, Spencer Hill, aka her new client.
It’s her job to find Spencer his dream home, NOT fantasize about a ride on his space rocket. But the sparks between them are impossible to ignore, and soon, Abby is wondering if her losing streak in love could be turning around.
Can she get over her anxiety he’s got her out-brained, and can he let go of the past and the fear that the girl he crushed on in high school is still out of his league?
Lucy Olson is in way over her head.
She made the move from the big city to small-town New England expecting a relaxing new chapter in her life. She didn’t expect gossiping locals, a gruff (but hot) landlord, and to be... well, expecting.
Local landscaper Gideon Thompson has a reputation - and it’s not just for his gorgeous garden designs. He isn’t looking to settle down, but there’s just something about his smart-mouthed new tenant that sends sparks flying - and makes him wonder if maybe there’s more to life than his bachelor ways.
Has the carefree ladies’ man of the Thompson clan met his match? And will Lucy be able to look past his reputation for their chance at forever?
Falling into bed with a sexy stranger while on vacation isn't a first for Heather Carter, falling in love with him is. Malcolm Barnes, broody owner of The Drunken Moose is tall, tattooed, and in lives in the wrong state. Is their long distance romance doomed from the start, or will their fling turn into forever?
The Him & Her Series
Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.
That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The one she spent the last seven years trying to forget.
All she needs to do is make it through the next week without running into him.
When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation.
Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her.
Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.
As Will and Sarah Price settle into being Mr. & Mrs., they meet a stumbling block neither of them anticipated. All of their friends are starting families of their own, but not them, and not for lack of trying.
For them, their dreams of a happily-ever-after always included a baby. While Sarah struggles with the fear that her love isn’t enough, Will worries that she gave up too much for him. Neither knows what to expect when they’re not expecting.
Together, they’ll learn that there is more than one way to build a family.
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.
What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows never to risk her heart.
Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?
Beau Hamilton spends his days working the family farm, leaving him no time to worry about finding a girlfriend. He wants to settle down and start a family, but his prospects aren’t looking up. He knows what he wants; a nice country girl, who doesn’t mind living on a farm, a girl nothing like his new neighbor Bethany.
Bethany screams “city” and it’s only a matter of time before she hightails it out of farmland and back to the land of coffee shops on every street corner. She’s not the type of girl who would be happy, living on a farm for the rest of her life.
Despite all the reasons he shouldn’t be, Beau finds himself drawn to her in ways even he can’t dismiss as only being neighborly.
~Note to the reader~
Beau, the main character of this book, was introduced in my novel Sawyer Says.
The Love Riddles Series
He was my everything.
I loved him.
For over twenty years.
And everyone knew, including him.
But he never loved me back.
So I moved on.
Now he's back, and wants to make me his.
He's everything I've ever wanted.
I should be happy.
But there's one problem.
People here think they know me. They assume things about me because of the way I dress and my tattoos.
I am so much more.
I thought you saw that. So, I let you in. You made it easy to fall for you. Turns out I was the only one falling.
I hope you're happy.
No, that's a lie and you're better than I am at telling those.
He doesn't love me.
Our relationship wasn't supposed to have strings.
Now he's almost all I think about.
He changed everything.
I'm not ready to tell him.
There's a chance he'll blame me when I do.
I don't know if I can trust him but I'm afraid to face the future alone.
Will he ever love me, or will he always love me not?