Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Book Review: No Place Like Home (Romance)

Title: No Place Like Home
Author: Bronwyn Jameson
Publisher:Mills and Boon
Publication date: 20th August 2018
Pages: 528
Format Read: paperback
Source: Courtesy of author

Zane: The Wild One

Everything Julia Goodwin had ever wanted was right here in the quiet little town of Plenty. At least, that was what she thought, until Zane O'Sullivan came home - and rocked her peaceful world to its foundations...

Yet he wasn't the same black-leather-and-denim bad boy who'd haunted her dreams in high school. This Zane was very much a man. But what would become of their growing love when he learned about the child their out-of-control passion had brought into being?

Quade: The Irresistible One

Chantal Goodwin had always had an unsuspected weakness for Cameron Quade. And now that he was back in town, she discovered a single glance still made her ache like the lovesick schoolgirl she'd once been.

But Chantal was a woman now, one could take what she wanted - and what she wanted was a single shattering night of passion with Cameron. She told herself she could still watch him walk away, but that was before she learned about the consequences of their passionate night...

A Tempting Engagement

The last time Mitch Goodwin had seen Emily Warner, she was crawling out of his bed, and then out of his life. Six months later he was begging her to resume her job as his son's nanny. But what, exactly, had happened that night...?

Seeing Mitch and his little boy again reminded Emily how it felt to want what she couldn't have. But resisting the sexy single dad was impossible. There was only one solution: see if the fantasy lived up to the reality.

No Place Like Home is a Mills and Boon by request release of three of Bronwyn Jameson’s much loved books brought together in one book.

Each story features one of the Goodwin siblings as the main character and is set in their home town of Plenty.

Zane: The Wild One
Proclaimed good-girl Julia Goodwin is back in Plenty after the breakdown of her marriage. Zane, the town’s bad-boy is also back visiting his sister, who also happens to be Julia’s best friend. There is no avoiding each other and they are inexplicably drawn to each other.
I love how Julia urged Zane to show people his good side and told him until he faces his feelings towards the town he will never feel worthy.

Quade: The Irresistible One
Quade has returned to his parents’ property in Plenty. Both his parents have passed and he craves solitude to lick his wounds after his broken engagement to his career focused fiancΓ©. The last thing he wants is his neighbour, lawyer Chantal Goodwin, poking her nose into his life. However Chantal has been in love with Quade since she was a teen.
This story moves straight on from the first story. Quade and Chantal are much more open about their feelings but Chantal still has a hard time getting Quade to open up about his parents and his failed engagement.

A Tempting Engagement
This story is about Mitch Goodwin. We already know a little about Mitch as he has dropped into the first two stories. His wife has left him with their young son, Joshua, so Mitch decides to move back to Plenty to give Joshua some stability. He desperately wants to re-employ Emily as Joshua’s nanny but there is history there and Mitch doesn’t quite know what has happened.
Mitch and Emily’s story is a much more sympathetic read. Each treading lightly around the other’s hurt. There was lots of cute flirting and Emily was a fun character.

I loved this compilation of three books in one as it followed the three Goodwin siblings with each story following straight on from the last. There was plenty of banter between the characters, some of it snarky and some filled with humour. All the characters were likeable and highly capable yet broken and scarred.
There is lots of heartbreak behind each character’s past and plenty of misunderstandings to keep the reader on tenterhooks.
And of course as with all perfect romance reads each story ends with a ‘happily ever after!’

My Rating 4/5           🌟🌟🌟🌟    

No Place Like Home is book #29 in the Australian Women Writers challenge

and part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie Author Challenge

Bestselling and award-winning author Bronwyn Jameson grew up on an Australian farm where she developed a lifelong love of animals and the written word. Happily she was able to marry the two working as a rural journalist before a magazine article introduced her to Romance Writers of Australia and the possibility of a new career writing the books she loved to read.

After five years, a handful of contest wins and an equal number of rejections from Harlequin Mills & Boon, Bronwyn received the phone call all aspiring novelists dream of: Leslie Wainger at Silhouette Books wanted to buy the manuscript she'd judged in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Clendon Award.

Silhouette Desire published In Bed With The Boss's Daughter in July 2001. Since then Bronwyn has continued to write take-to-bed romance for Desire, winning contests such as The Aspen Gold, The Write Touch Readers' Award and the Anne Bonney Readers' Choice. In 2006 she was a triple RITA finalist with her Princes of the Outback trilogy and a nominee for the Romantic Times Series Storyteller of the Year.

As well as strong Australian heroes and spirited heroines, her stories feature all kinds of animals including an energetic Border Collie named Mac, a jet black racehorse named Stella, an attack cat named Gizmo, a talking pony nicknamed Mini Ed, a bitzer named Digger, a Russian Blue named Tolstoy…well, you get the picture.

She still loves animals and the written word. Her home is still a farm in the Australian heartland, which she shares with her husband and three sons, a thousand sheep, half a dozen horses, three dogs, an echidna and a wallaby.

You can connect with the author at the following sites: 
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