Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: The Summer He Came Home

Title: The Summer He Came Home
Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #1
Author: Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Pages: 384
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Sometimes the best place to find love is right back where you started...

Falling asleep in a different bed every night has made it easy for Cain Black to forget his past. It's been ten years since he packed his guitar and left Crystal Lake to chase his dreams. Now tragedy has forced him home again. And though Cain relishes the freedom of the road, one stolen moment with Maggie O'Rourke makes him wonder if he's missing out on something bigger than fame.

For Maggie--single mother and newly settled in Crystal Lake--love is a luxury she just can't afford. Sure, she appreciates the tall, dark and handsome looks of prodigal son Cain Black. But how long can she expect the notorious hellion to stay?

The last thing either of them wants is something complicated. But sometimes love has its own plans.


This was such an enjoyable book!

I love the way the author played with the stereotype of rock stars and then showed the truth through the character Cain Black. Even his own mother didn't believe in his worth to be someone's partner. That's got to hurt.

Cain Black was a superstar in his small town Crystal Lake. He came back to attend a funeral of a dear friend, one of the bad boys of Crystal Lake. There, he found a little boy trying to hide his neck tie, and a mother who took his breath away. The rest, as they say, is history.

I love the direction that the story went. I enjoyed the conflict and the sincerity of the characters. Their issues seemed genuine and realistic. I also enjoyed that Cain was the one who realized he fell in love before Maggie did. We don't see enough stories where the man is head over heels while the woman tries to run away from it all.

This book was refreshing and definitely a must-read!

My favorite quote was:

"The things I'm going to do to you, Maggie, just might be illegal in some states."


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