Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Coming Home to You by M. K. Stelmack

Posted October 2, 2018 by meezcarrie in contemporary, giveaway, M.K. Stelmack, romance / 23 Comments



On Tour with Prism Book Tours

about the book

SERIES: A True North Hero #3
GENRE: Clean, Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018
PAGES: 384

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

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about the author

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

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1 winner will receive ebooks of A Roof Over Their Heads and Building a Family plus a $25 Amazon e-Gift Card

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Ends October 10th

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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?

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23 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Coming Home to You by M. K. Stelmack

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Coming Home to You” by M. K. Stelmack and for being part of the Prism Book Tours book tour.

    This book sounds absolutely amazing and I’ve placed it on my TBR list.

    • Kay Garrett

      I would definitely drive cross country in an RV. I would rather drive and stay in motels to let someone else to the bedmaking and cooking though. LOL I would head back to Yellowstone and then on to see all the sights I missed in California the 9 years we lived there as a kid – like seeing the redwoods. Then it would be on to the norther states over to the New England states which are amazing this time of year. Down whole east coast would be great since I’ve never seen it. Then might head home unless the money supply was endless and then we would just keep roaming. 🙂 After all, home is where you hang your hat – right?

  2. Anne

    I would enjoy visiting so many beautiful sights as long as I travel during the summer. What an unforgettable experience this would be. Your book sounds captivating and memorable.

  3. Thanks for hosting my book today, Carrie. In my research for the book, I viewed the interiors of a few RVs. What luxury! Showers, marble, leather, washer and dryer, big beds. Problem is maneuvering the house on wheels down the road!

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy (if possible). Looking forward to reading this book at some time. Lual Krautter

  5. Kathy

    The travelling in an RV across the country sounds like a great way to provide scenes of our country. This type of travel appeals to me and hope the book shows more of the perks to RVing. I love the underlying tension of the “pretend” boyfriend and how the sparks can fly! Hope I get a chance to read this delightful tale.

  6. Sounds like a very interesting story! Hope to read it someday! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! Thanks, again. Lual

  7. Natalya Lakhno

    We have RV and travel a lot 🙂 I would love to go Cross Country starting with Yellowstone!

  8. Tracey Hagwood

    This book sounds so good! I’m always in for witty banter!
    And yes, I would LOVE to drive across country in an RV, and would love to stop in every state. What a grand adventure that would be!

  9. Julie Waldron

    I love the cover! I’d like to go on a cross country trip on an RV. Montana, Wyoming or any of the Western states would be a fun destination.

  10. Dianne Casey

    I would like to drive cross country if the RV was a deluxe RV with all the comforts of home and some one else would be doing the driving.

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