5 Novels by Lina Langley
Overview: Lina Langley is a first-generation immigrant. She currently lives in sunny Florida and spends her time slashing hot strangers while getting coffee.
Genre: Romance, MM
The Whole Trying Thing (Re-issue 2018): Lucas has always let things happen to him. Even meeting Issam, the gorgeous young man who just happens to be wealthy and totally into him, just kind of happens.
But Lucas’s long-term crush on his best-friend, Nick, keeps him from fully committing to Issam. Believing he’ll never have a chance with Nick, Lucas tells himself everything is fine. Except Nick starts dating Issam’s sister, and Lucas can’t quite hide his jealousy. When a personal crisis causes Nick and Lucas to seek solace with each other, everything finally falls apart, and it’s up to Nick to pick up the pieces.
Bottom of the Class: ou only get to have your senior year once. And if Callum George can never live his last wild year of high school again, he’s going to make sure it’s the best one of his life. He’ll audition for every role. Drag his friends out on every whim. Do anything and everything he wants, no matter how wild. And anything and everything he can to forget his parents’ recent divorce. But he never expects the distraction he needs to come in the form of his new drama teacher. Mr. Redford is the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen in his life…and completely off limits.
That won’t stop Callum from trying. Not when the thrill of secret touches, the promise of the forbidden, makes Mr. Redford even more enticing. Not when under the teacher’s seemingly cold indifference smolders a desire just waiting to break past its boundaries. Callum knows it’s wrong. Redford knows he can’t. But when can’t only makes them want it more…Callum will discover a new side to discipline when he ends up at the bottom of the class.
Hard Glass: All Mason Payne wants to do is keep his head down and quietly age out of the system, but when he has to step in to defend his foster sisters against a terrifying foster father, his life takes a turn he never imagined.
He’s placed with loving foster parents. People who should make him forget about everything.
Instead, they make him run right into his past.
And his past isn’t at all what he imagined.
His past is exemplified by Jules Dubois, practically Mason’s reflection.
And while Mason is aware he should hate him, Jules is hard to hate.
He’s nice. Very nice.
No matter how much Mason craves him.
No matter how much he wants to touch him.
Kings and Butterflies: Even since his father died a few years ago and bequeathed The Butterfly Inn to him, Dallas has been competing with fancier and more expensive hotels on the San Leandre boardwalk, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Even when the inn is at capacity, he’s barely able to pay himself a decent salary. A lot of developers want to buy the inn, but Dallas wants to honor his father’s memory.
He’s trying to think about how to keep things afloat when the most gorgeous man he has ever seen in his life walks into the inn. Despite how attracted he is to him, Dallas finds himself having to turn him away from the inn because he doesn’t have a credit card to check in. The gorgeous stranger offers $10,000 in cash to stay for the week and Dallas, who should know better, takes the money and checks him in under a fake name.
He spends the next few days wondering who his guest is, whether he’s a criminal, until Dallas finds himself rescuing his sketchy guest from a drunken club situation. Soon, he’s learning his guest’s secrets—and they’re much bigger than he expected.
Just not in the way he thought. But the kind of thing surrounding this stranger—Dallas is pretty sure that only exists in fairytales. Should he follow his heart and go into the unknown or stay home and protect his father’s legacy?
A Perfect Time: Rio Alcázar is tired of small-time hit jobs.
Especially small-time hit jobs that send him to the ass-end of Florida when half the state’s underwater, the other half is covered in mosquitoes, and he’s on the trail of a small-time scientist whose kill fee won’t even buy a cheeseburger with 2291 inflation standards.
He’s desperate. Hard up for money. Doesn’t know what to do.
Until the biggest hit of all comes in.
A high-value contract. An under the table job. And…a priest.
What the hell.
Rio isn’t sure why the priest needs to die. But suddenly the scientist he’d meant to kill is his only ally as he hopscotches through cities and time, chasing Friar Lyons down a rabbit hole that takes Rio closer to home than he’d ever wanted to be. With his tech assets cut off by centuries and oceans, Rio’s on a countdown, at a loss, and not sure he can even pull this off. Especially when hunting Lyons through the past may change Rio in ways that could make or destroy his future…as he races both Lyons and himself to meet his mark in perfect time.