Series: Massey, TX, 1
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
Page Count:70 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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After sixteen years in the Marine Corps, Rhys Hollister is returning to Massey, Texas with a heavy weight bearing down on him. His father’s life hangs in the balance, marring any pleasure he finds in coming back home. Finally meeting Gwen Baker, his father’s doctor and family friend, comes as an unexpected pleasure in a time of such sadness.
Having never met the elusive Rhys, though she knows his mother and sister well, Gwen gets quite the shock when she first sets eyes on the man. There’s a connection between them, deeper than either have ever felt, and one strong enough to last a lifetime. The timing isn’t ideal, but their feelings won’t be denied forever.
All it takes is a celebration, some time alone together, and a mutually burning desire hot enough to rival a Texas summer. When they are in each other’s arms, it’s just like coming home.
If you are looking for a nice, sweet read, Coming Home by April Zyon is a great book to pick up. It is first in the Massey, TX series and you will find yourself wanting a return trip to town just as soon as you read the last word. I loved Massey and was not ready for Coming Home to end. You would think that a book that started with sadness would find it a difficult task to move toward happier times, but Ms. Zyon did a superb job of moving us past the death of Rhys father. I don’t want to make light of the pain losing a parent brings, but Ms. Zyon did not make it the focus even if it was the reason for Rhys return home. I loved that Gwen’s compassion and empathy was the beginning of their adult relationship. She and Rhys never quite connected in spite of how close their sisters were. But that makes their current connection that much more special. Gwen helped Rhys accept and move past his father’s death but she also sparked his libido. I loved that the relationship grew from mutual respect. Ms. Zyon gave us an old-fashioned courtship story and I adored it. The focus was on the characters. That is not to say that their chemistry was forced or left out because it was obvious that from that caring grew passion. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the residents of Massey and look forward to seeing where Ms. Zyon will take this series.
Four Twinkling Stars