TITLE: Coming Home
AUTHOR: Anna James
PUBLISHER: Mélange Books, LLC
GENRE: Contemporary M/F Romance
LENGTH: 135 pages
HEAT LEVEL: Luke Warm
ROSE RATING: 4 Roses
REVIEWED BY: Willow
Two years ago, Christine Kincaid found her sister, Andrea, in the arms of her fiancé, James Buchanan. This after Andrea confessed to having an affair with James and being pregnant with his child. Distraught and wanting to escape the pain of James ’s betrayal, Christine fled her home, just outside of Washington D.C., to London, England, her birthplace.
As startling details of her parents’ tragic romance come to light, Christine now suspects she was deceived by Andrea and is determined to return home and win James back. Only James seems to hate her now. She’d known that it wouldn’t be easy. She’d hurt him deeply by leaving. But she believed that somehow he’d forgive her and they would finally be together. Why did he have such a bad opinion of her? And what was she going to do to make him see that he was wrong?
James Buchanan was devastated when his fiancé deserted him. He had thought they would be together forever. But he’d been wrong. Christine didn’t care about him. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. If she had, she’d never have left him to pursue her career. But what really bothered him was how he’d been so wrong about her. Christine had been sweet and loving to him, but the way she treated her sister was just awful. Andrea, who was alone and pregnant, had needed Christine’s love, understanding and support. All Christine could do was condemn her for her mistakes and leave her to fend for herself. How could he have ever loved someone who could treat her own sister that way? And what was he going to do now that she was back?
Lies can destroy a family and cause a lifetime of heartache. But sometimes, the truth can be just as hard to swallow. Can true love win out over betrayal and misunderstanding? Or are some hearts just too broken to mend.
Christine (Chrissy) always knew what she wanted: James Buchanan. Problem was, so did her manipulating sister. Finding out that Andrea and James had been having an affair was devastating, but hearing it from his own lips had sent her running. Distraught over their betrayal, she’d fled the country to start anew. But two years later, Christine discovers some things about her past that could set everything right. Desperate to finally discover the truth behind her sister’s lies, she returns home to find the man who still owns her heart.
To say James is shocked to find Chrissy standing in his mother’s living room would be an understatement. He has varying reactions, some of which are none too pleasant. Why had she come back? Two years ago, she’d left him practically standing at the alter to chase after her own dreams and desires, callously tossing his love and heart aside. What more could she possibly want from him? Hadn’t she hurt him enough? And now she was claiming lies and misunderstandings had been the true source of his pain, that what he’d been told by her very own sister had been nothing more than a means to come between them. Could he risk his heart and chance loving her again? Or would his pride prevent him from seeing that he never stopped to begin with.
Coming Home is one of those warm fuzzy tales that leaves you with a big smile at the end. Oh, it has its share of frustrating moments when you’d love nothing more than to reach inside the pages and smack both James and Christine in the head, but the plight of these two as they struggle to recapture what they’d lost is nothing short of endearing. Ms. James does a wonderful job rebuilding broken hearts as the lies surrounding Christine’s life unfold. The setting and plot offers a nice, even pace that never seems rushed or too drawn out. By the end, you’ll be glad you joined these two love birds on their journey. Thankfully, they only lost a limited amount of time, nothing compared to Christine’s parents. But I won’t ruin the plot; you’ll just have to see for yourself how deep the deception surrounding these two really runs.
For a wonderful story with endearing characters and enough love to give you goose bumps, grab a copy of Coming Home by Anna James, it’s sure to make you smile.
To find out more about Anna James and her writing, be sure to visit her website.