Find My Way Home by Michele Summers: Review

July 1, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Find My Way Home by Michele Summers: ReviewFind My Way Home by Michele Summers
four-stars
Series: Harmony Homecomings #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on July 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: the publisher
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She's just the kind of drama....

Interior designer Bertie Anderson has big dreams for her career, and they don't include being stuck in her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina. One last client, and Bertie is packing up her high heels and heading for her dream job in Atlanta. But her plans are derailed by the gorgeous new owner of that big old Victorian she's always wanted to renovate...

He's vowed to avoid...

For retired tennis pro Keith Morgan, Harmony is a far cry from fast-paced Miami--which is exactly the point. Keith is starting a new life for himself and his daughter Maddie, and he's left the bright lights and hot women far behind. Bertie's exactly the kind of curvaceous temptation he doesn't need, and Keith refuses to let their sizzling attraction threaten his new lifestyle and his daughter's welfare. Keith and Bertie both have to learn that there's more than one kind of escape, and it takes more than wallpaper to turn a house into a home.

Now, I love small-town contemporary romance, and that was one of the big things that drew me to request a review copy of Find My Way Home. However, the thing that tipped me over the edge – the hero shares a name with my own hero! Keith’s not a name I see that often in romance.

However, it wasn’t just the hero’s name I liked about Find My Way Home – I loved the combination of humour and emotion, and the colourful characters that I am now looking forward to meeting over and over again.

Here are my thoughts on Find My Way Home:

While the basic plot of the story is one I’ve seen and enjoyed before – guy thinks he wants one type of woman, only to discover that the exact opposite is what they’ve wanted all along, what makes Find My Way Home such a fun and memorable book are the guy and the girl involved.

I love how vibrant and lively Bertie was. She wanted what she wanted, and was more than willing to do what it took to get there. She probably needed to back off a bit from trying to be all things to all people on occasion, but she also shows such a love for her hometown. Even if she wants to escape Harmony, it doesn’t mean she resents the place.

Keith – now he was a sweetheart, who obviously loved and wanted the best for his daughter, but I just wanted to bop him on the head so he’d see the gem that was Bertie in front of him.

As Find My Way Home is a romance, you are aware that there is a happy ending coming – however, watching these two circle around each other, in their not-so-successful attempts to steer clear of getting involved, was a bunch of fun.

The town of Harmony most definitely plays home to some interesting and rather hilarious people. I loved Keith’s aunt Francesca, who lights the spark under Keith and Bertie. There are certainly some fabulous stories to be told of the people of Harmony and those who return to it. I am personally really looking forward to catching up with them again!

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