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The Road Home by Krista Sandor


Blurb: You can outrun a lot of things. The truth isn't one of them. Jenna Lewis is a liar. A fake. A fraud.

She’s spent the last fourteen years running from her past, pretending she wasn’t the forgotten little girl nobody wanted.

One call is all it takes to shatter her fragile façade and force her to return home to Langley Park.

Buried secrets and whispers of lost love turn her life upside down when she encounters her teenage crush. While neither wants to admit their connection is lightning-hot, the intensity of their attraction is too strong to deny.

But danger lurks in the darkness. Unsettling events begin to occur, threatening not only Jenna’s second chance at love but her very life. Will she survive what lies ahead? Can her heart navigate the road home?


Review: When you first pick up Krista Sandor's The Road Home you might think you're in for a sweet, small town read. I certainly did. And then I started reading and discovered that you definitely cannot judge a book by its cover because The Road Home is filled with darkness and despair and trouble. So, if you're in the market for something heart-warming (and you don't want to work for it) you might want to look elsewhere--of course, you're willing to wait until the end then, of course, you're going to get heart-warming because this is a romance novels and thems the rules.


This story doesn't just deal with old friends finding one another once more, it also deals with addiction, child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, suicide, and more darkness. So be forewarned that this is going to take you down a tumultuous road.


Jenna is nowhere near your picture-perfect heroine. She's a liar, a good one, and she's built up walls around herself to keep from getting hurt. She's spent the last decade traveling around the country, never settling down for more than a couple years, and though she longs for meaningful human connection she refuses to allow anyone to get close to her. Her sadness leaps off the page and punches the reader right in the heart until you're practically weeping for her to finally get something good in her life.


Ben, our hero, has his own demons--his dead wife haunts his day-to-day making it impossible for him to move on. His daughter is the bright spot in his life (shout out to all of you who love single dad romances). Ben is just a genuinely nice guy. There's very little drama (save the beginning) regarding him and any scene with him in it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy.


I don't want to spoil anything so I won't get into the rest of the drama, but just know that Ben and Jenna spend a good portion of the book trying to figure out who's threatening Jenna and why. So, if you're a fan of secondary drama, you'll love what's going on between the romance.


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