Long Road Home - Stacey Lynn

Long Road Home

By Stacey Lynn

  • Release Date: 2018-11-05
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 97 Ratings


I left home ten years ago, promising myself I'd never return to the place where I had never been accepted. I was despised and ridiculed for circumstances completely beyond my control.

But when my grandmother passes away, I'm forced to return to Kansas. I will have to face everyone who hated me. But they're not who I'm most afraid of.

My biggest fear? Facing him

Jordan Marx. 

The boy I once loved more than life itself. The boy who defended me from them. The boy I'd disappeared on, leaving him nothing more than a horrible nasty lie and hastily scribbled note.

 When Jordan finds out the secret I have carried for so long, I'm in for the battle of my life. 

Or so I thought.

I might have wandered for years on a path riddled with thorns but with Jordan by my side, taking the long road home means more than reuniting with the only man I've ever loved. It might just mean finding myself, and the family I never thought I could ever have along the way.


  • Review: Love In The Heartland 3: Long Road Home

    By @LisaHines711
    Long Road Home by Stacey Lynn is the third book in her Love In The Heartland Series. A story that can standalone but is better built as a series so you know the stories of the secondary characters. Told in alternating dual POV between Destiny and Jordan this story will make your heart hurt for the time lost between them. Essentially a second chance secret baby romance this book takes the trope so much further. Well-paced and well-written and extremely well-handled. Destiny was abandoned as a baby and made to pay it for by the small-town gossips and catty girls in her school. Once her relationship with Jordan started it got worse, up to and including his family weighing in on how she would bring him down etc., With their plans to go to college, for him to play pro baseball and everything in their future mapped out, what Destiny never expected was the positive pregnancy test and all the emotional turmoil that followed. Destiny leaves their small town and Jordan behind having never told him of their baby on the way and thinks she has saved his future and his potential professional baseball career and that it was worth it, whatever the cost. It has been ten years since Jordan had seen Destiny. When she returns to their small town for her grandmother's funeral with a son in tow he is knocked off his feet. He can't even comprehend what his sister sees right away, that the boy is his. There is a lot of anger and resentment but underneath it all there is still all the love they felt for each other. With Destiny eager to make amends and Jordan who just can't help but love and protect her they have a fighting chance at making another go of it, but will the small-town gossips get in their way again? Can the doubt ever truly let go and leave their hearts? An absolute pleasure to read - I absolutely devoured this equally heartbreaking and heartwarming story. Enjoy!
  • Emotional and touching second chance romance!

    By Virna Thompson
    I am loving second chance romances right now and Long Road Home by Stacey Lynn hit everything I love about them. This story was emotional, heartbreaking at times and had all the feels! Ten years ago, Destiny ran from everything, including the one person she loved for reasons that were not even hers. But she had had enough and tough choices had to be made. Now she is back for her grandmother’s funeral and does not care who she faces, except him, Jordan Marx. The boy she once loved. She had her reasons for leaving and is determined to keep them to herself. Jordan was hurt and angry when Destiny left, but he also loved her. He is still angry when she returns, but so do old feelings that have never really gone away. My heart just broke when they first encountered each other again and her secrets began unravelling. Could Jordan and Destiny have a second chance or will her secrets unravel them both? Long Road Home by Stacey Lynn was an emotional read. Destiny made some difficult choices and the road home was not easy. I loved Jordan and Destiny, even though their struggles. The feels are strong in this story, but it is a beautiful second chance romance and one I would recommend! Happy reading!
  • Loved this!!

    By Meanojj
    Amazing story! You are an incredible writer!!! Couldn’t put this down. Read it all in one day!! Can’t wait to see what’s next!
  • Broken sweethearts

    By StephsBookReports
    I received a free copy of this book from the author. Destiny and Jordan are high school sweethearts...with broken hearts. They were in it for the long haul then one day Destiny was gone. Her grandma wouldn't tell Jordan where. Eventually he tried to move on. Fast forward a decade and Destiny is forced to come home when her grandmother dies. There's several secrets surrounding her return. Jordan is determined to figure out what she's been doing and where she's been. Though things aren't as simple as they seem. This story may pull at your heartstrings. These two characters are great. I loved reading their story and seeing how everything worked out. Stacey Lynn delivers another great romance readers will love in Long Road Home.
  • Love this series!

    By Bibliophile Chloe
    Love in the Heartland
Oh I was so hoping for Jordan's story!! And what a story it is!
Moving, angsty, steamy, romantic....I can't come up with enough adjectives for this fantastic read!
In a misguided attempt to make things better for Jordan, Destiny runs. She runs hard, she runs fast and she is gone for 10 years.
I could totally understand her need to flee, small town life can be cruel sometimes and Ms. Lynn writes it so well.  She makes you really feel the hurt and agony that Destiny felt years ago and what she still continues to feel when she comes back home.  With a surprise passenger in tow.
Jordan has pulled himself back together when Destiny left all those years ago.  Or so he thinks.  When she comes back into town, old wounds are ripped open and new ones are caused.  You can feel his anger, his untrusting nature and you can understand it.
The way that Destiny and Jordan navigate through the landmines of their past is beautiful.  It's not all hearts and flowers, nor should it be.  There is a lot of baggage that they need to work through to get where they want to be.
I absolutely loved this story.  Make sure you read it slowly, savor the words, get into the story.  It's so worth it!
  • The embodiment of second chance romances!

    By Kelly_BTC Blog
    Long Road Home is the embodiment of second chance romances! I will start off by saying I haven’t read the previous books in the Love in the Heartland series, so this book can be read as a complete standalone. I was not lost or confused about the relationship between all the characters. It just makes me want to dive into the other books as soon as possible. Long Road Home follows the story of Destiny and Jordan. High school sweethearts 10 years previously, these two have unresolved issues regarding their relationship, along with a huge, life-changing secret. Destiny just wants to lay her grandmother to rest and leave the one place that brings back too many cruel and heartless memories….and avoid Jordan at all costs. But Jordan wants answers, and he doesn’t want her to leave without finally getting them. I can’t tell you how much I loved this book! The story line was touching and empathetic, evoking heartbreak and buried emotional anguish that flowed extremely well with the development of the characters. Destiny and Jordan have a tumultuous history. As much as the bitterness and torment comes through in their interactions together, you can clearly feel their undying love and passion for each other that resonates throughout the book, no matter how much time has passed. Truth and trust become imperative influences in the resolution of their young love, but also becoming building blocks to what could potentially be a HEA together. Long Road Home is a beautifully penned love story that showcases the concession of one’s wrong doings and the endeavors to make things right, the power of finding inner strength in overcoming adversity, and the unequivocal love and acceptance two people can reclaim that was thought to be lost forever. A definite 5 star must-read...without a doubt!