Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn.
Release Date: 21st January 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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?
Book Review ~ ‘Coming Home’ by Priscilla Glenn ~ 5 Stars
Coming Home is one of those books that just surpasses perfection with its gorgeous prose, realistic characters and situations that not only break your heart but are, tragically, very much common in today’s society.
Leah was an absolute gem of a heroine. Her devotion to her family, the deep emotions she carries but doesn’t let control her, and also her beautifully genuine character made her so likeable and very relatable to other young girls. She was strong and passionate and stood by those she cared about no matter the cost to herself.
I really liked how Danny and Leah’s relationship developed throughout this novel. I liked how it came about quite slowly, not just a heart-stopping first meeting and then the rest is history, but how their friendship came about first, and only once they let themselves feel the sparks did they then become more intimate.
I really admired Leah for not pushing Danny for any information about his past, assuring him that she would give him time, yet expressing her desire to know. She had been through a bad breakup and I liked that she was protective of her heart. As much as I have enjoyed some stories where the heroine goes through guys like tissues after a bad breakup almost in retaliation to a cheating other half, I always admire characters slightly more when they their self-worth for their body and their hearts. I also liked how her ex-boyfriends harassment story unfolded. I liked that she didn’t fall into his trap and instead stayed strong and refused to let him intimidate her.
Danny’s storyline was exceptionally written. Not once did I guess what his secret was before it came to light. I rolled everything around my head when his odd sentences mentioned not being around in a few years. Did he have cancer? A terminal illness? Was he on someone’s hit list? The theories kept coming to me, becoming more and more ludicrous each time, and when his secret was finally revealed, I felt both so relieved and desperately heartbroken. I won’t say what the secret is because just reading up to this confession was absolutely breathtaking and I don’t want to spoil it, but wow was it a clever, original and gobsmacking secret.
I adored how Leah stayed by Danny throughout it all, and really felt for her when she tried to hide her emotions so as not to remind Danny of what was awaiting him. In turn I loved Danny’s reassurances to her that nothing would change how he felt about her, and I was just swept up in their beautiful, passionate and life-changing relationship as they spent their last few weeks in a blissful, yet desperate romance as they have to rethink their whole future to accommodate each others needs.
Over all, this was the most beautiful, heartbreaking and breathtaking book. I was just swept up in the beautiful prose, the gorgeous and devoted characters and the wonderful storyline that gives you the poignant message that true love really will conquer all.
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Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English at the middle and high school levels for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
If you catch her when she’s feeling sophisticated, she’ll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she’ll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry’s, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.
Glenn is the author of the contemporary romance novels Back to You, Emancipating Andie, and Coming Home. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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