- Passion in Print Press
- Release Date
- November 2010
Dangling precariously from a ceiling, Hannah O'Leary never expects her rescuer to be so gorgeous...or so irritating. She's always focused on her restaurants and is overwhelmed by her attraction. When she realizes he can give her the family she's yearned for, can she stop running and set down roots? His first marriage a disaster, Austin "Mac" MacDevin has given up on love. He's not prepared for the lust that feisty Hannah ignites in him. Can he work with the saucy redhead and build a place to call home? In the end, it comes down to a battle of wills.
Mar 17, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
121 people found the following review helpful
A PLACE TO CALL HOME swept me up and took me on a sweet, satisfying ride. It's a love story with all the tenderness right alongside the reality. Home life isn't always apple pie and sunshine, sometimes it's stolen kisses while you do the dishes.
Hannah O'Leary has never stayed in one place long. She is a self-made woman who opens her own brunch-oriented restaurants, hires a manager and moves on to the next location. She's in town long enough to refurbish the old home into her newest eatery and be on her way, but first she must find a handyman.
Austin MacDevin is the best contractor around, just ask anyone. When he spots Ms. O'Leary hanging from a hole she's created in the ceiling, he knows he is in for trouble. But he's got three boys to feed and a crew to pay, so he's going to make this work even if he wants to kiss her as badly as he wants to kill her.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME was a satisfying full-length novel. I love how Christina James took the time and care to develop a serene Charleston for us to explore. It's the south the way I love it, full of grace and hospitality. The town and the secondary characters were as intriguing as Hannah and Austin "Mac" themselves, but it really was the two of them who kept me riveted.
I love how Mac is the old fashioned kind of man. He's raising his sons to open doors and say ‘yes, ma'am'. It's Mac's same kind of charm that made me want to bat my eyelashes and steal this southern gentleman for myself. I mean really, the man cooks, cleans, raises three boys AND he wears a tool belt on a daily basis. What isn't to love?
For a southern gentleman, he knows how to cut loose in the bedroom. These two can't keep their hands off each other. Be ready. If you see ‘southern gentleman' and think calm staid story, think again. I'd say the sex is extremely detailed and steamy, but not on the kinky side. Just on the I-can't-get-enough-of-you side.
There was a little suspense thrown in to the mix. Just a few little story lines to have us sitting up taller a few times, but on the whole, this was a love story about a family. The boys made it real. From broken bones to teenagers who are not being fooled by Ms. Hannah's sleepovers. They don't care as long as she keeps making breakfast… and desserts. As they say, the way to a man's heart is through his belly.
So for those of you needing a break from the novella and wanting a big ol' drink of sweet tea to quench your thirst, this is one to look into. I found A PLACE TO CALL HOME refreshing and enchanting. Enjoy!
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