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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOOK REVIEW- WHEN YOU MAKE IT HOME


Bookstore owner, Meg Michaels just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to men.  To make things worse, she finds herself pregnant and in no hurry to have to explain anything about her situation, so she is hiding it.  She finds her secret is discovered while at a party for Theo Taylor, an Army medic who has been wounded while at war.  He agrees to keep her secret and their friendship begins to grow but there is plenty of trouble to deal with for both of them.  Is there any future beyond friendship for them?  Is even the friendship doomed?  Is this just one more person who is going to disappoint Meg and leave her high and dry?  
There were parts of this story that I liked and some that I wasn't as fond of.  How do I explain that statement?  I think Theo might be a good place to start.  Great idea and follow through on the struggles that he goes through on his being home.  He has trouble adjusting to being home and the pain of his injuries, although I'm not an expert, it felt like that was well written.  Couldn't help but like him, even when he kind of slipped in and out of being able to cope with everything.    I didn't like that he would disappear and people would try to call him because they were worried about him but he wouldn't call back.   But hey, that's true in real life too. 
What can I say about Meg?  I liked her. She was one messed up gal.  Likable, kind hearted but had  a whole lot of drama to deal with; some she caused herself. When you read more about her, you begin to understand some of her decisions.  In some ways a few things were predictable but there were plenty of twists and turns to keep your attention as well.   Boy, secrets, did her family ever have secrets.  Seemed like every time you turned around, you'd stumble over another one.   That's why I say "twists and turns".    One thing I didn't like was a stupid decision she made, and in keeping in character with her impulsive personality, I could see it coming.  I don't want to spoil the book so all I will say is, "Engagement ring from ex-fiance".  I'm reading it and practically screaming...."No, no, don't do it!!!!  This isn't gonna end well."   
Meg, did have some good friends around her which made for another interesting part of the story also.  
I did like how the story ended.   
Oh.  Just letting you know.  Meg might be pregnant but there was still sex going on.    

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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