Thursday, 20 August 2015

love comes home - Kristi Rose

LOVE COMES HOME: A Collection of Second Chance 

Short Stories

by Kristi Rose | August 18, 2015

A collection of 5 sweet, heartwarming contemporary romances about forgiveness, second chances, and loving through difficult times. The perfect length books to satisfy your need to read when time is limited. Great for the carpool, waiting in line, running kids to practice, or lounging on the beach.

Book 1: Second Chances Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.

Book 2: Once Again Evie Barker works hard, takes care of her ailing mother, and finds pleasure in her simple life. The memory of a complicated childhood is all that remains of the old days—And good riddance.

Grady Duke blew out of town before the ink on his high school diploma was dry. A six year stint in the Marine Corps gave him a good dose of the real world. Returning home, sixteen years later, Ph.D in hand, the last person he expects to find next door is Evie.

Neither can escape the memory of one reckless summer together nor the wild attraction they still feel. But taking risks is not in Evie’s disposition. Even if Grady is the one man who can offer her the happiness she’s been missing. But he could also break her in an unimaginable way. Regardless, Grady must atone for the past and prove he’s worth a second chance.

Book 3: Reason to Stay Shea Barker ran away on a greyhound ten years ago. Now a rising Nashville song-writer, determined to make it on her own, she’s set her eyes on everything but her past.

When her momma’s funeral forces her back to her hometown, she has no intention of staying longer than necessary. Until she meets Leo Marshall, the soft spoken journalist who sees her for who she wants to be, and suddenly a future she never expected opens up. Maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found.

Book 4: He’s the One Having given up on the dream of a husband but refusing to give up the dream of a

baby, Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a fire puts her dreams on hold, she turns to her oldest friend Jared to help her through, like he always has.

Jared doesn’t mind running to help his brother’s ex-wife, Melinda, whenever she needs him. But while helping her repair her sunroom and learning of her hopes for a family, Jared has an idea of how he can fix even more than her home.

Book 5: Kiss me Again Andee’s ten-year marriage has lost its spark. Whether it’s attending couples counseling or a BDSM dungeon, Andee will do whatever it takes to reignite the flame. But when all her measures fail and leave her frustrated, Andee wonders if anything will rekindle the fire she so desperately desires.

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About Kristi Rose

Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world but now, a wife and mother, she's resigned to traveling to the grocery store. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story. That’s what Kristi likes to write. Stories about everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads


This is a collection of short stories, which are perfect for your hectic life, you can dip in and out of the book for a quick light hearted read that will leave you feeling fluffy inside. 

If you are looking for cliff hangers you are not going to get it, they are perfectly wrapped up, my only wish for a few of the stories was that they could have been a little longer, as I was left feeling that I may have liked to know more about the characters, that however is my only negative. 

Books 1 - Second Chances.
Loreli has not seen Cole for years and when he wanders back to their hometown Loreli is not best pleased, he was the love of her life so how are things so bad now between them? Why is she so mad at him? 
Although the story was so short, I felt the characters were developed well and it was a very sweet story. I am not going to say anymore for the risk of spoiling it. This is one though that you must read. 

Book 2 - Once Again.
Just as the first book, this is a sweet story about second chances, the plot and storyline is very different from the first but still very enjoyable. Evie looks after her mother, who is ill. Grady, after leaving the town after school is suddenly back after six years away. One summer something happened between to two, Grady is surprised to find that Evie lives next door, all the feelings they had for eachother begin to come flooding back. Evie is not convinced this is the right thing, will she give him a second chance? You will need to read to find out. This I thought was well written and again the characters were will developed. 

Book 3 - Reason to Stay.
This is a perfect read for a rainy afternoon, you begin to want to be part of this world and feel that you have a true connection to the characters. Shea is forced back to her home town for her mothers funeral, she wants to go, make it as painless as possible and leave as soon as she can. That is until she meets Leo, Leo believes in her dreams and wants to help make them a reality. This is a sweet romance story that will leave you wanting more. 

Book 4 - He's the one.
Melinda is desperate for a baby and when she decides to give up looking for a husband, who is right for her, the one thing she wont compromise is her desire to have a baby. She decides to turn to a sperm donor, after an incident her dreams once again are put on hold but can Jared, her ex brother in law help her out? When reading this book because of the fire it felt a little more tense at times than the previous books as there was more drama. I really enjoyed reading this novella. 

I have not currently read book 5 but I am looking forward to it. I would recommend this series for those who lead busy lives and can only fit half an hour a day or reading in. 

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.


Grand Prize: One signed ebook or paperback, 2 fun diner/kitchen signs (see images), and $25 gift card of choice (US or FPO/APO address only)
1st Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, $15 gift card of choice  (international)
2nd Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, and $10 gift card of choice (international)

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  1. Hey Samantha :-)
    Sometimes I wish I had mad these stories into full length novels. I wanted to spend more time with the characters, too. Thanks for hosting me and taking time to read the books:-) Have a great day!

    1. You are welcome, loved being part of the tour. Maybe one day you will revist some of these characters?

  2. Thanks for hosting, Sam! So happy to have you on the tour. 😊

  3. They all sound interesting and I actually love book series. It makes it feel more real to me to get to know the characters along with reading about their lives.