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SERIES: A True North Hero #3
GENRE: Clean, Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018
She wants a temporary fake romance
Can he make it real…and forever?
Driving across the country in an RV with her terminally ill godmother was not Daphne Merlotte’s idea. Nor was crashing the RV into a small-town coffee shop, nearly hitting local good guy Mel Greene.
Now Daphne will do anything to keep her godmother from continuing the trip–even asking Mel to be her fake boyfriend. But there’s nothing fake about Mel’s intentions–he wants a real romance!
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“I didn’t misquote. I modified.”
What a delightful story! Quirky characters, witty banter, and sweet underlying themes of belonging and being comfortable with who you are.
The protagonists are middle-aged, which I am really starting to love in books – the older I myself get. ahem. – and so are most of the supporting characters. Mel and Daphne are both a little old-fashioned as well, so the story has a rather eccentric overlay that makes it even more delightful to settle in and read with a mug of hot chocolate and a cozy blanket. Daphne is a bookish, quirky, and lovable heroine who often has her head a little bit in the clouds, lingering with the latest story world she’s been in, and a personality that wavers between spunky and insecure. (Which makes her endearingly relatable) Mel is steady and more grounded in reality, an all-around good guy with a big heart just waiting for the right woman to claim it. For all his manly tendencies, he’s still a romantic at heart and I loved watching him fall in love and pursue Daphne. They both have inner regrets and fears that are rooted in deep hurt from their pasts, and it was so touching to journey with them as they helped each other work through those issues.
Bottom Line: Coming Home to You hums with a mix of nostalgia and humor, with a healthy dose of sweet romance and layered characters. You will smile and laugh, as well as shed a few tears, along the way as Mel and Daphne’s pretend relationship starts to blur into reality more and more. Daphne’s godmother Fran is a hoot – and also the source of a few tears on my part – and I could easily see her scenes playing out in a movie. A lovely read with a range of emotions – all done well.
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / love it!
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
M. K. Stelmack writes contemporary romances set in Spirit Lake which is closely based on the small town in Alberta, Canada, where she lives with pets who outnumber the humans three to one, and where dust bunnies run unchecked. She aims to tell stories that don’t shy away from the tough questions but still leave readers feeling uplifted. She is the author of two previous Harlequin Heartwarming titles, A Roof Over Their Heads and Building a Family. She loves hearing from readers. Find her at her website or on Facebook
1 winner will receive ebooks of A Roof Over Their Heads and Building a Family plus a $25 Amazon e-Gift Card
Ends October 10th
This giveaway is hosted by Prism Book Tours, not RimSP
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What about you? Would you ever want to drive cross-country in an RV? Where would you want to go first?