Author: Priscilla Glenn
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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?
I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I also didn’t know what to expect when I started it. Coming Home was a story with a beautiful romance and remarkable strong characters. It captured my emotions and took me on a ride I thoroughly loved being a part of.
As I mention, this book captured my emotions. They seeped off the pages of the book and flowed into me, allowing me to connect wholehearted with the characters that lived in this book. It was angsty, sweet, intense, funny, and overall, beautiful.
“I could suffer through anything if you were my reward.”
Leah immediately became a character I connected with and enjoyed. She had a fierce but shy personality, struck by hurt that allowed her to close off her heart to others. But she was a very strong character and I admired her because of how she eventually started taking risks when Danny entered her life. Watching her grow and then become a support for Danny made me just adore her character.
Danny, oh boy, did I enjoy his character. He was cocky, yet charming. Sexy, but well mannered. I instantly fell for him and his charming personality. What I enjoyed was how he and Leah instantly connected. I could feel the charge between them, how easily that became friends and then more. And though his baggage did cause some problems, he was a character I just couldn't help but love.
Danny and Leah met in a weird string of coincidences, maybe even by fate. I loved watching them connect and the easy banter and friendship that flowed between them. These two characters fit so well together and that came through fully. Watching them develop over the story was nice; it was a slow but intense build, a wonderment to experience.
I honestly thought I had the twit figured out in this book, I really did. So I loved when I was proven wrong. It gets too easy, sometimes, for me to figure out twists, so when one completely surprises me, I love it! It was intense, sad, and heartbreaking. It challenged the characters in a way, allowing them to grow. It shows that everyone needs someone. The pace and buildup of the story kept my attention and never dulled for me. The emotions really come through and so does the chemistry.
I loved this book. Coming Home was an emotional, heartbreakingly intense, yet beautiful story. I loved every minute of it and once I started it I just couldn't put it done. I do recommend this one to New Adult readers who love books that test the love of characters.“I need you," he said hoarsely. "I need you, Leah.""I'm yours," she promised. "Always.”