Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kindle Freebie Review: Homecoming: A Wisconsin Reunion Romance

About the Book:
Cory Wells-Richards left her cheating husband behind and headed straight back to tiny Faythe, Wisconsin, eager to create a future for herself. First order of business, keep her promise to a dear friend and finish the renovation on the Victorian for dearly departed Tillie and find homes for her nine cats. How tough could that be? But when Tille's great-nephew shows up to help, it's all she can do not to fall right back into his arms. She's been down that heartbreak road with him before, and coming off her recent divorce she's determined to guard her heart, no matter how sexy he looks with a hammer in his hand and his shirt off.

Jake is caught between a rock and a hard place. Well, between his party-hearty, successful big city life in Chicago and the sleepy hometown he was glad to see in his rear-view mirror at the tender age of 18. He plans to fulfill his promise to Tillie and help restore her house to get it ready to sell, then return to his comfortable life in Chicago. But how is he supposed to get any work done with pretty little Cory around doing her best to drive him crazy? Being in Faythe rekindles all those long forgotten memories, some bad and some good--including his desire for Cory, the one girl he couldn't have.

As the sexual tension between Cory and Jake heightens and their emotional connection strengthens, will they let down their barriers long enough to find true love, or will the pain of the past keep them apart forever?

Published by Grantitude Press, where 10% of the author's royalties are given to a designated charity for each ebook. For HOMECOMING, the charity is FreeKibbleKat.

My Comments:
I download far more Kindle freebies than you see reviewed here.  Most are worth what I paid for them.  Those that are worth more are often backlist books from authors about to release a new book.  This book is an exception to those rules.  It is an ebook only by an indie author and it really is a good read.  I don't read with a red pen but while many Kindle freebies make me want one, this one did not.  In short, I could easily see this book being published by a print publisher.

It is a romance novel, and like many romance novels, the premise is a little unbelievable.  Aunt Tillie left the house to both Cory and Jake, but with the proviso that they live in it together for three months and fix it  up for sale. Want to guess what happens?  Turns out they were high school sweethearts.  Turns out that each still sort of carries a flame for the other.  Turns out that what separated them wasn't quite what they thought it was.  Turns out that...  

There is one very steamy scene but other than that, the physical references are more flowery than anatomic.  
Grade:  B- which is about the best I give these short romances.

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