Title: Coming Home
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2014
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?
Anyone who knows me well, already knows that I’m a huge fan of Priscilla Glenn’s writing. Her stories always engage me so thoroughly. They come alive for me, as do the characters. So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Coming Home is yet another 5-Star read!
Leah Marino, as a natural caretaker and having been hurt in the recent past, was incredibly relatable. She was real. She was someone I might be friends with. Danny DeLuca was equally real (and super-duper yummy!). His mixed signals only made him more so. As did the love and care he showed for his ‘Gram’ and the fun he had with his friends. Priscilla takes characters like these—those who could easily exist in real life—and crafts them into vibrant, fascinating people. She makes me care about the journey they take. I become lost in the story, absorbed.
Leah and Danny’s relationship was a back and forth dance of good-faith opportunities and inconsistent reactions. Despite Leah’s past, she put herself out there time after time, hoping for something more with Danny. To Danny’s credit, he wanted the same thing. His inconsistency stemmed from a very serious situation he found himself in, which would impact his future. He struggled with if, when, and how he should explain to Leah. He continued to struggle even as he found himself unable to stay away. Before and after Danny’s situation came to light, as a couple, there was fantastic natural progression. No insta-love here! The relationship grew over time, and the love which developed was so absolute, so deep, so real...I could truly feel it.
The twist in this story is nothing less than inspired. Honestly, I expected one thing, then suspected several more, and I still didn’t guess right! Thank you, Priscilla Glenn, for a fresh, original and fascinating twist!!
To anyone who lives for the journey great storytelling and characters with true depth can take you on, Coming Home is for you. To those who read for the relationships between characters, Coming Home is for you. If you love to feel, if you love to laugh, cry, and sigh, Coming Home is for you. In all sincerity, I recommend Coming Home to everyone. Priscilla Glenn has done it once again!!
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