Lee Kilraine ↠ 4 eviewE childhood wasn t an easy one but she was able to protect Greer From Most Of from most of same fate Discovering what happened to Delaney and helping her out will take the whole town Ty uinn s brother tells him he has to be all in or walk away He has always lusted after Delaney but can he be all she needs Good story that deals with childhood abuse and neglect war time military service and injury PTSD and love The entire Cates family gets in on this One of Our Thursdays Is Missing recoveryARC provided in exchange for honesteview I tried with this book I On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski really did But it was a STRUGGLE to finish At about 54% I just started skimmingskipping pages at a time I just couldn t get into it I couldn t connect with the story at all I didn t feel ANY connection friendship oromantic between uinn and Delaney And I didn t particularity like uinn and his effort to help Delaney It didn t feel authentic or genuine to me as an outsiderI was just bored The highlight for me was uinn s mother I Lassie Come-Home really liked her and her take no prisoners attitude which helps with her 5 boys Rating 2 out of 5Ieceived an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest The People from the Sea reviewOTHER PLACES TO FIND MEBlog wwwtwittercomalyseypoo21Bloglovin Delaney s life has bottomed out Her sister Greer talks her best friend uinn into picking up her up and driving her back to Climax NC Laney was his high school crush she was a senior when he was a freshman and he s still hot for her Never able to completely move past her he sets out to make her want to kiss him Laney has secrets that no one knows about except Greer Theye deep and dark keeping her from moving on with her life But it gets worse Someone wants her out of Climax and the threats are escalatingI thoroughly enjoyed this book There is of course the
romance but alsoBut also little suspense and a lot of healing both physical and spiritual There are so many wonderful characters in this book Laney not sure if I would act any differently than she does in similar circums 45 starsSo this is my first book by this author and it is her first elease which I cannot believe because she did a phenomenal job I loved the story In This Book I Loved this book I loved characters and the way in which it was written I found the characters both main and supporting to be engaging even the bad guys in the story I actually ended up wondering what we will see Barbara aka Barbie finally get a happy ever after I doubt with one the Cates brother but maybe as a secondary story within one of the brothers stories I also hope we get Hawk and Gage s stories and maybe even Greer s I thought the concept of the whole story was great especially considering usually the person that has come back from serving in the armed forces is usually the man in this story it was Delaney and I loved her snarky character that is hiding a caring person who loves her sister I loved uinn and the whole younger man unreuited love from high school aspect of this story and he was sweet and never gave up just chipped away at Delaney s walls I would suggest if you like a omance that is sweet with a little drama a snarky heroine and a tiny little bit of suspense drama eally then this is the book for you ARC euested through Netgalley and kindly provided by Kensington Books in exchange for an honest Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher reviewBringing Delaney Home is my firstead by Lee Kilraine uinn has brought Delaney back to their hometown of Climax after a mysterious accident uinn has always had a thing for Delaney and now that she is back he is determined to make her see how good they would be togetherI liked this book but there were several things that kept me from loving itI liked Delaney s uirky personality and uinn s devotion to herI m not sure if this is because it was an ARC but I felt like chunks of the story were missing Each time the scene changed I would be left thinking That scene felt incomplete or ended ather abruptly or Did I miss the first few paragraphs of this new scene because I have no idea what the heck is happening I had a hard time piecing the story together and felt like I was missing important information that would bring me up to speedOverall I felt the characters to be underdeveloped This can often happen when a book is written in the third pe. K check aaand checkOnly her little sister’s best friend comes barging into Delaney’s life drags her homeYeah so now she’s back and the lie she tells herselfthe one about not being attracted to uinnNot Even CloseSecond chances don’t come around oftenDelaney gets a second chance at life and love but is she strong enough to take it uinn gets a second chance at the girl who got away but is he strong enough to handle the woman she’s become Still Crushing on Rson and tries to cover both POV s Unless the book is on the longer side it can be difficult to eally get into the character s heads This story seemed to jump from scene to scene landing in the middle of a piece of plot leaving me with no extra insight into Delaney or uinn I was meant to believe uinn carried a serious torch for Delaney but was not given any Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, real insight into uinn s past or mind to support this I was meant to understand that Delaney was acting out as aesult of a difficult and painful ehabilitation but
again there wasthere was backstory to make me understand where her behaviour came from I was meant to believe that Delaney and Greer were close but there weren t a lot of scenes depicting this I guess it boils down to this I didn t feel immersed in the story but ather felt like it was being told to me in point formMuch the same as the two main characters I felt the secondary characters were two dimensional and didn t provide a proper backdrop for Climax or what the community was Chinaberries and Crows really like Review also found at starsIeceived an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest eview The expected publication date is February 2nd I will begin with the highlights of this story 1 Snot the dog Although he eally only made a brief appearance in the story he Blessed Are the Wicked really captured my heart A dog that gets super excited around humans however cannot control his coordinationesulting in numberous collisions with the wall priceless Also a face only a mother could love I had one of those once and I thought she was the most beautiful creature 2 Marcus I loved how he was the only one who did not put up with Delaney s crap When everyone else was coddling her he was challenging her Sometimes the honesty of teenagers is priceless 3 uinn s mother Her presence and family devotion was heartwarming Now for the not so great aspects of the book I could not eally get Delaney to grow on me I ealize that she was in a dark place after a traumatic event however I just wanted to slap her Maybe if the story showed what she used to be like I would have been in Tune With Her Since It with her Since it not all I saw was a mouthy person who was feeling sorry for herself than she needed to She was harboring some emotional baggage not elated to her accident that I felt should have been esolved years earlier At the end of the day I eally wanted to like this story however it fell short for me Perhaps if of the characters I mentioned as highlights were present in greater uantity I would have enjoyed it better I just finished eading new author Lee Kilraine s first book Bringing Delaney Home This book had so many great things going for it It was extremely well written and nice and long like I prefer It gave me a chance to get to know the characters and their extended family Which is great since I understand this is the first in a series Can t wait for the next oneThe injured angry military person was the main character but it was the heroine this time which was a nice change of pace I also loved the fact that the hero came from a loving solid family and wasn t also surrounded by major angst This allowed him to concentrate on Delaney and helping her get past her injury and the explosion that had caused it You saw a man who truly cared for her and how he stayed true Even When She Treated Him Poorly And when she treated him poorly and to drive him away due to her circumstances and feeling bad for herself The story had a nice mixture of sweet caring witty banter and sexy situations The couple steamed up the pages a few times but the book wasn t inundated with page after page of nothing but sex like so many books The storyline was simple yet the emotion Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin ran through the entire book Iead this in two days and didn t want to put it down I m looking for ward to the next installment of this author s series I like family books which is what tempted me to Grauwacht read this one I was anticipatingeading about this family but I found my self falling in love with it for than just it being an introduction to a new family series I loved Delaney s twisted character and her history with uinn It was such an interesting twist for me to have the male lead be the younger one fallin. Is Best Friend’s Older Sister is a full length small town omance featuring a hot cop a wounded nurse an old high school ival that makes the bachelorettes on The Bachelor look tame an in your face teenager who sort of helps Lies, Damned Lies, and History rescue a cranky princess and a grapevine that never heard aumor they couldn’t make better No cheating No cliffhanger A love story with a little heat a lot of heart humor and a sigh worthy HEA Previously published as Bringing Delaney Home.