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Healing the wounds of the past doesn’t come easy in this novel of friendship and forgiveness from award-winning author Liz Talley.
Summer Valentine has returned to Moonlight, South Carolina, a very different woman from the naive wallflower who left years before. These days she’s straightforward and savvy, determined to do right by her son, David—even if that means cashing in her struggling music career in Nashville and returning to the town that drove her away. Sure, she took a fall. But at least she now knows where she stands…
Despite her anger over the past, Summer believes David deserves a relationship with his father, Hunter ‘Hunt’ McCroy. Though Hunt’s illustrious career has faded, privilege still protects him from his worst mistakes.
Someone else is back in Moonlight too: Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, who’s taking stock of his own life after a tragic accident. As his rekindled friendship with Summer quickly deepens, she must reconcile the painful history that ties her to both men—one she’s finally forgiven, one she’s afraid to love—to claim healing and happiness.
About the Author
A finalist for both the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards, Liz Talley has found a home writing heartwarming contemporary romance. Her stories are set in the South, where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in North Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, three dogs, and a naughty kitty. Readers can visit Liz at www.liztalleybooks.com to learn more about her upcoming novels.
“Relevant and moving…Talley does an excellent job of making her flawed characters vastly more gray than black and white…which creates a story of unrequited loves, redeemed.” ―Library Journal
“Talley masters making the reader feel hopeful in this second-chance romance…You have to read this slow-burning, heart-twisting story yourself.” ―USA Today
“This author blends the past and present effortlessly, while incorporating heartbreaking emotions guaranteed to make you ugly cry. Highly recommended.” ―Harlequin Junkie
“There is no pleasure more fulfilling than not being able to turn off the light until you’ve read one more page, one more chapter, one more large hunk of an addictive novel. Liz Talley delivers. Her dialogue is crisp and smart, her characters are vivid and real, her stories are unputdownable. I discovered her with the book The Sweetest September when, in the very first pages, I was asking myself, How’s she going to get out of this one? And of course I was sleep deprived finding out. Her latest, Come Home to Me, which I was privileged to read in advance, is another triumph, a story of a woman’s hard-won victory over a past trauma, of love, of forgiveness, of becoming whole. Laughter and tears spring from the pages―this book should be in every beach bag this summer.” ―Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author
“Liz Talley’s characters stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Complex, emotional stories written in a warm, intelligent voice, her books will warm readers’ hearts.” ―Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
“Every book by Liz Talley promises heart, heat, and hope, plus a gloriously happy-ever-after―and she delivers.” ―Mariah Stewart, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Count on Liz Talley’s smart, authentic storytelling to wrap you in southern comfort while she tugs at your heart.” ―Jamie Beck, bestselling author --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B075WR5F27
- Publisher : Montlake Romance (17 April 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2363 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1503900991
- Best Sellers Rank: 31,367 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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COME HOME TO ME is the first book I've read by Liz Talley and it's a winner!
Summer Valentine has two men in her life: One who fathered her son fifteen years ago on an alcohol-fueled prom night and the other she has loved all that time, but never told him.
After chasing her dream in Nashville, Summer has come home to Starlight, South Carolina, because her son needs a father figure. Although she and Hunter McCroy will never be close, her son needs a reset and a man in his life.
Rhett Bryan is a successful talk-show host, whose life is in the toilet, thanks to a traffic accident that killed a child. Needing to get away from California for a while, Rhett heads home to Grampy Pete. He doesn't know that Summer is living in Grampy's cottage on the property. He hasn't seen her since the day after the prom after-party, where everything went wrong.
He knew back then, that she liked him, but although she was bright and tender hearted, she wasn't what he wanted then.
Now, she's all woman and a big temptation. But is it fair to pursue her when he'll be jetting back to Cali soon?
This story drew me in from the very beginning because of the tragic accident and how it makes Rhett re-evaluate his life. What will he be able to do to make things right? Will he be held accountable for what happened, even though it was an accident? However, it was from the moment where Rhett and Summer come face-to-face for the first time that had me fully hooked, as these two have quite the history. Is he partly responsible for hurting her that led to what happened to her?
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to everything that Rhett and Summer have been through in their pasts that makes Rhett question his life and has the heroine needing to finally find it within herself to forgive the person that hurt her years ago, if she's to find happiness with Rhett. Will her son's father ever be able to see that what he did to her was wrong? Moreover, I really disliked Hunter, the other man in the heroine's life and who is also her son's father when he was first introduced into this story. He was a privileged jerk who thought he couldn't do anything wrong and should have everything in life. However, he did redeem himself in my eyes once he admits to the mistakes he made in the past and tries to make things right with the heroine.
With Rhett and Summer, I loved this couple together. Both have suffered hard times, but have done their best to overcome them. With the heroine being the best mom she can be to a wonderful little boy while the hero has achieved quite a lot in his Hollywood career. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she took a chance on Rhett, even though he hurt her in the past. I also liked how kind and caring she is, which is proven by how much she does for other people. Then again, Rhett's grandfather is an absolute hoot. He can be grumpy at times, but a total delight at others because he doesn't want everyone worrying about him all the time. While the hero, he's been through so much and I could understand why he's determined to do things right after what happened. I also liked how determined he was to re-kindle his friendship with the heroine because she was one of the best parts of his life growing up, even if he didn't recognize that at the time. Certainly, she's a bright spark in this time of darkness where he doesn't know what will happen. Will his life be turned upside down?
Overall, Ms. Talley delivers a heartfelt and captivating read in this book where emotions run high because Rhett is protective of the heroine and he won't let anyone hurt her again, especially not Hunter; the romance was wonderful and had me hoping that Rhett would see how good Summer is for him; and the ending had me loving the way these two fight for their relationship because they have something special. I would recommend Come Home to Me by Liz Talley, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope or books by authors Olivia Miles, Catherine Bybee, Kim Law and Jill Shalvis.