Title: Going Home Again Author: Abby Cavenaugh Genre: Contemporary Romance
Going Home Again Book Blurb:
Alyssa Jones' high school crush probably never knew she existed.
Twenty years later, when the now-famous pop star returns home to coastal North Carolina, Alyssa gets a second chance to make a first impression on Michael.
On sabbatical from his failing marriage, Michael agrees to an interview with Alyssa, a journalist for the local tourist magazine.
When the chemistry between them ignites, Alyssa and Michael are hit with the harsh reality that he isn't yet free to love her.
With Michael's wife and son still very much in the picture, can Alyssa hold out until he ends his marriage for good?
Or will she risk it all for a second chance with the one who got away?
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Okay, I have to admit, I'm not the swooning type. I don't care about perfect hair, or impossibly blue eyes, or "to die for" rock-hard abs. It's just not my thing.
But this book surprised me. Adult Contemporary Romance isn't a genre I usually read, but the romance isn't what made me fall for this book. It's the characters. Characters like Alyssa, who so desperately wants to be with Mike, but hates being the "other woman". And Mike, who's trapped in a broken marriage, but still tried to make it work for the sake of his son. These characters are likable but also imperfect, just like us. They have vulnerabilities and insecurities, needs and wants we can all relate to, and that's why I care about them. That's why I Iove this book.
To give you a taste, here's one of my favorite quotes:
"My insides flip-flopped and even considering everything that had just happened, I suddenly ached for him, as if Tina had never shown up and I'd never been leveled by an explosion of guilt."
I highly recommend Going Home Again and I'm giving it 5 stars. Yeah, I know, I'm probably a bit biased since Abby's my CP, but damn it she wrote a good book!
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Abby Cavenaugh is a writer of romantic women’s fiction and YA paranormal. She is a newspaper editor by day, but dreams of someday retiring to the North Carolina coast to write books full-time. She lives near Charlotte with her twin sister, also a writer, six-year-old niece and crazy cat, Gus, and is driven by dreams, Diet Coke and chocolate
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Going Home Again on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18242120-going-home-again
Swoon Romance (publisher) site: http://www.myswoonromance.com/