Summary: Home is where her heart is...
When Presley Christensen returns to Whiskey Creek with her little boy after two years away, she has completely changed her life. She's made peace with her past and overcome the negative behavior that resulted from her difficult childhood. Now she's back in the small town that was the closest thing to "home" she ever knew—the town where she can be with the sister who's her only family.
There's just one catch. Aaron Amos still lives in Whiskey Creek, at least until he moves to Reno to open a branch of the Amos brothers' auto body shop. And no matter how hard she's tried, Presley hasn't been able to get over him. Seeing him again makes the longing so much worse. But she hopes she can get through the next few months, because she can't fall back into his arms…or his bed. She's come too far to backslide now. And there's a secret she's been guarding—a secret she'll do anything to protect.
Title: Come Home to Me
Series: Whiskey Creek #6
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Released: 25th March 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: via Publisher and Author on NetGalley.
Another fabulous instalment in the Whiskey Creek series. The only other book in the series that I have read is Take Me Home for Christmas and I loved that also. This series is fabulous with so many varied characters and circumstances. I love the fact that this group of friends have stuck together through everything and continue to meet weekly for coffee. It is admirable and of course Brenda Novak’s writing style is just fabulous, it’s easy flowing and left me wanting more.
Presley Christensen has had a very difficult life and from an irresponsible mother to drugs and sleeping around. Now moving back to Whiskey Creek after two years is an even bigger challenge. With help and support from her sister, Cheyenne, Presley is on the right path to make her life something to be proud of and take care of her son, Wyatt.
One thing that Presley didn’t count on was running into Aaron Amos on her first outing in town. It wasn’t something she was looking forward to, but couldn’t be avoided forever. Their first encounter wasn’t exactly friendly, but it made Aaron even more determined to find out what is happening in Presley’s life. He hasn’t been able to think of anybody else for the past two years and now she is back and even more beautiful, he wants her.
Presley is starting up her own yoga and massage studio, but is concerned that her past won’t stay in the past. The townsfolk will think the worst and believe she is offering more services than just a massage. Presley is going to prove herself to everyone and show that she is legitimate.
Riley Stinson is attracted to Presley and thinks because he is a single parent they have a lot in common. Aaron finds out that Riley is making a play for Presley and is jealous. He wants to show Presley that he has changed too. Presley is worried about her attraction and love for Aaron, knowing that they can’t keep their hands off each other, she tries to avoid him; but Aaron has other ideas and is always turning up unexpectedly.
With huge secrets being hidden from everybody and drama in the Amos household, will Presley ever have a happily ever after? Can Aaron fall in love with Presley? What about Riley, which man will Presley choose? Where is the father to Presley’s child?
I love the Fearsome Five and hope that there will be more from them in coming books. I haven’t read Dylan’s story yet, but that’s next. The Amos boys certainly are a loyal bundle of fun. Come Home to Me certainly has everything from intrigue, passion and heartache to secrets, betrayal and determination. The strength of Presley to better herself and provide a loving home for her child is inspiring and this series is a must read.
About the Author
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.
“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”
However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.
Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.
“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”
Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.
Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.
When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking–she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!
Courtesy of Brenda's website