Friday, 5 April 2013

Review: The Summer He Came Home - Juliana Stone


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.

My thoughts:
Sexy bad boy rocker meets hardworking single mum. What is there not to like?

Cain was not the bad boy everything thinks he is, ok somewhat, but mostly he is kind, loves his friends and is also a hurt cos of what his ex did. I had to like him at once.

Then there is Maggie, she works as a cleaning lady, she loves her son and she certainly knows not to fall for Cain. She is also a bit of a mystery which brought some tension into the drama.

I love a book where the man does the chasing. Cain falls for her, he wants her. But then he is a rocker with a bad rep. Of course anyone would be careful, even if I some times just wanted to shout let go to her, cos come on, he is a hottie ;)

Conclusion:
A romantic drama that brings in suspense too at the ending. But mostly it's about life, love and friendship. A sweet story with heart.

Series: Bad boys of Crystal Lake #1
Genre: Contemporary romance
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks
Source: For review


47 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good romance, and I think I could fall for Cain. I do worry about romances where kids figure prominently - I don't know I just don't like kids in my fiction in general.

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    1. I get that feeling, but here it works well as the kid tells Cain about something important

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  3. Sexy bad boy rocker meets hardworking single mum.

    And he beats shit out of her. And he makes her drink heavily. And he makes her wash his dirty socks. And he drives her mad. NO? So not for me, sorry...

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    1. Oh Ana, sit down and here drink some wine :) lalala, oh screw it, haha, you are too funny

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  4. what a nice mix! I agree it's nice to have a change like that for once.

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  5. Sounds like a romance I might enjoy reading.

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  6. I like the new header. A sexy rocker falling for a cleaning lady, now that sounds fun. I like too that it focuses on friendship!

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    1. Thanks Heidi :D I wanted something new and know the kindest blogger who helped me pull it off

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  7. I really enjoyed this book. Such a sweet story :)

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    1. Totally, and I want more of these bad boys

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  8. A hottie and a sweet story? Oh yea, you know I like that.

    Something is different here? Like the header... the colors as well?

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    1. Yes all new :D I wanted a change and to be less historical romance like, but ya know, still b me :)

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  9. And the cover even has most of a head!

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    1. Haha! I think I grew so tired of complaining about cut heads that I never remember to post cover thoughts these days

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  10. I love sexy rocker bad boys (who are secretly pretty good). This sounds amazing! Great review :-)

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    1. They always seem to be :) And good for us cos I do not want them to be utterly rotten

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  11. This sounds sweet, and I love a smexy bad boy who has really just been hurt. Wonderful review!

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    1. It was so sweet and flowed so well

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  12. Sounds like a nice romance and I love the new blog look!

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    1. Thanks :D I am so happy about it

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  13. Because the cover has has the setting sun and the woods in the back, I was just thinking wouldn't it be great too if Cain was also a werewolf LOL.

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    1. Haha, well that would have worked great!

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  14. First, just wanted to say I love your new header & blog look!!! Secondly, I normally hate single mom tropes, but the cover makes me want to give this oen a try.

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    1. Thanks :D

      I do get that, as they are alwys so protective and never thing about themselves, even though the kid loved Cain

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  15. Aww! Sounds like a good story. I liked her Jaguar shifter books, so I should give her contemporaries a try.

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    1. I have never read those, but if you did then I am sure you would enjoy this one too

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  16. This is definitely a book for me. I love that he has a bad reputation but he's chasing her. And that she needs to be a responsible mom! I'm getting it!

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  17. Complications do tend to arise when it comes to love. :) Sounds really good.

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  18. did she have some paranormal romances out, too?

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  19. I love sweet stories and this one sounds good!

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  20. hottie bad boy ... I like :)

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  21. This sounds good B, thanks for the review.

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