Bring Me Home
by Candi Wall
Miya Jackson always believed life had more to offer outside Dead End, Texas. So when circumstances turned her life upside down, she took her chance to break free. A few years—and some brutal doses of reality—later, her little sister’s wedding brings her back to the hometown she left behind.
The last place she expects is to end up is in the arms of the man she’s tried and failed to forget. One scalding, passionate night is all it takes to make her rethink her damn good reasons for leaving.
Shawn Dalton always hoped this day would come. Hell, he and Miya have a history, and any misunderstandings can be fixed if she’ll only stay in one spot long enough. Now that’s she’s back, he’s determined to make her see that she belongs in Dead End. With him.
Her obstinate nature is intact, but he can deal with that. It’s the cold, detached woman she’s become that worries him. Melting that wall—and reminding Miya of her roots—is going to take every hot, sinful moment he can wrangle.
“Oh, please,” she muttered weakly. “Like you would have thought or believed anything different if the roles had been reversed.”
“I would have given you a chance to explain.”
“Spoken like someone who never had to deal with that kind of hurt.” She poked a finger against his chest. “I never would have let myself get in that situation. I would have known it wasn’t you. You don’t get to blame beer or Susan.”
“I blame myself.” He dragged a hand through his hair. “I wish I could change the past.”
“But you can’t.” At least that was the truth. “Neither can I. So let’s leave it be.”
That should have been the end of it.
“No. I can’t.” He lowered his head, his lips only a breath away. “You must have hated me.”
He was so close. It didn’t matter what the past threw at them. She wouldn’t stop him if he pressed closer… How could she when she wanted his kiss—and so much more? He’d always been her weakness.
“I think I still hate you,” she managed. She’d spent so much time trying to forget… How could his simple touch make her want what she’d left behind?
“No. There could never be hate between us.”
4 out of 5 (very good)
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**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review**
Miya Jackson is pretending that her life is perfect in New York. She has the perfect job and great friends. The only problem is that she realizes that she is utterly and completely miserable in New York and happy in Dead End, TX when she comes home for her sister’s wedding. Can she face Shawn again after four years of being apart? Is there still love between them? Will she believe what Shawn has to say?
This was a decent read. It had a really good story line and idea but I found parts of the story dragging. I think that it drug for me because the description wasn’t incredible. That being said, this was a fun story. It’s a story that I think so many people could relate to as something they or someone they know have gone through. I love reading about realistic story ideas as it makes it much more fun to read. I enjoyed Miya’s character as we are very similar and her character was fun to read. She gave quite a laugh during a few parts of the story. There were also a few times that your heart wanted to break for her and for what she went through.
Overall, I would say that this was a good story. I’d suggest to give it a chance and read it.
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Candi Wall is probably the only person whose real name is more epic than any pseudonym she could have come up with – even as an author! She writes because the voices in her head have to come out somehow. Animal rescue-ess, mother of four, and soccer mom by day, she spends her free time writing – often on napkins at kids’ games because she never knows when a juicy story will reveal its delicious self. She once wrote a sex scene at a wrestling meet. Shhhhhh!
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