Romance Books

Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn

Genre: Romance
Goodreads Shelves: Romance
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
My recommendation: Read it

Summary from goodreads.com:
 
Leah Marino hasn’t been on a date in two years. After discovering the man she loved had manipulated and deceived her, she refuses to even entertain the idea of a relationship. Instead, she focuses her attention on taking care of her family, a role she’s assumed since the death of her mother and the one place she knows her kindness won’t be taken advantage of again.

When a nostalgic trip back to her childhood home results in a chance encounter with Danny DeLuca, a smart-mouthed mechanic who’s as attractive as he is mysterious, Leah’s carefully cultivated walls begin to crumble. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Danny, despite his unreliable behavior and mixed signals.

But Danny has a secret…

One that could shake Leah’s already precarious foundation and bring her world crashing down around her. Suddenly, she’s faced with an incredibly difficult decision–is she willing to risk everything for the chance at finding the love she’s always wanted? Or are some obstacles just too big for the heart to overcome?

 
My review:
 
Coming Home is the story of Leah Marino, a woman who has had her share of heartbreak, and Danny DeLuca (I LOVE HIS NAME).  Leah drives past her childhood home every year (which is something I can totally relate to), and this particular year, the homes owner comes out to speak to her.  The owner, Catherine, invites Leah in and lets her look around.  At this point, her “grandson” comes in and is a total douche to Leah.  Turns out, it’s Danny.
 
Danny has a big secret, and the author has asked that we not share it, so I won’t.  Quite frankly, I had about 10 different theories as to what it could be, and I was wrong on all counts. 
 
I did have some issues with this book.  It was, to me, very slow starting.  I considered giving up until I hit about 25%.  It was also detail-heavy.  But the characters were interesting and believable, and Danny and Leah’s relationship blossomed at a nice pace.  She was a smart-ass, and didn’t put up with his shit, and the banter between them was cute and fun.  I also really liked Catherine.  She was a great character. 
 
Overall, this was a good story.  If you like a good love story, this is a book for you.

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