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Home to Stay (An Anchor Island Novel) Paperback – May 1, 2014
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“If you’re looking for a sweet contemporary with a little bit of intrigue...look no further. This...will leave readers longing for an oceanfront bar to hang out in.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“Another cute, romantic trip to Anchor Island...a hugely enjoyable read.” —Fresh Fiction
“I don’t think that there is a more appealing hero than the Teddy Bear type, especially if they are ‘large enough to deserve his own zip code’ like Randy Navarro. Terri Osburn definitely got my attention when she wrote him into the story!” —Leigh Davis, Heroes and Heartbreakers.com First Look
About the Author
Although born in the Ohio Valley, Terri Osburn found her true home between the covers of her favorite books. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and Little Women filled her childhood, and the genre of romance beckoned during her teen years. While Osburn went on to gain a degree in business administration, she couldn’t shelve her love of love stories. In 2007, she decided to put pen to paper and write her own. Just five years later, she was named a 2012 finalist for the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Award. The author of the Anchor Island contemporary romance series, Osburn resides in Virginia with her daughter, an assortment of pets, and her bookshelves full of keepers.
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To learn more about Terri, check out her website at www.terriosburn.com.
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There is a very minimal bit of profanity, which doesn't bother me, but the most conservative readers may want to skip this one. I also have to say that the word I especially noticed was appropriate to the personality of the character and the discussion/situation.
I was looking forward to reading the story with these particular lead characters, as soon as I got a chance to read the synopsis for the "soon to be released" book on book discussion websites. I am so happy that it was offered as one of the Kindle First program choices for $1.99 during April, so that I have already been able to read it and write this review.
The characters from the first two books continue to play a role in the plot during this book. I enjoy it when previous characters are still in the mix, since their stories are what drew me along to this point in the continuing plotline. The previous leads have new events in their lives happening in this third book, because there is a nice sense of community on the island. There is enough conflict to be realistic, and enough steady and enjoyable to be a fun read.
Randy is a big man with a heart of gold. He sees the fear in Willow's eyes when he's around, but he senses it's not a specific fear of him. He sees a lot of Willow on the small island, and with their friends and his sister getting married, he is seeing even more of her. Randy is more and more attracted to her, patiently trying to prove he is no threat. As Willow warms up to him and the idea of them together, she is still not looking for forever. Just when Willow starts to feel safe and follow those good feelings she has with Randy, her past is threatening her future. Will Willow have the courage to stay and finally have her home in the place she's grown to love?
In Home To Stay Terri once again gives us great characters in a small town island setting I can very easily picture in my mind. I love Terri's descriptions of Anchor Island...especially when Willow is watching Randy on the jet ski!
Terri draws out Willow's secrets enough to keep me intrigued but not enough to frustrate me...and there's much more to Willow's past than I first suspected. Willow puts on a good show, and on the outside she's so strong. On the inside she's scared and insecure. Reading from Willow's POV really took me into her life and her feelings. Randy is big and strong, and what you see really is what you get. He is patient and protective, and the perfect match for Willow if she can take the chance. I enjoyed reading from Randy's POV also.Read more ›
It seems like everyone in Anchor Island, a small island off the coast of North Carolina (that doesn't even have cell phone service!), is settling down and finding their lifemates, except for Willow Parsons and Randy Navarro. Willow is the the bartender at the Island's bar, Dempsey's, and Randy owns the Island's gym and Anchor Adventures, which provides water sports for tourists.
After moving to the Island just one year ago, Willow has made it her mission to make friends, but avoid finding a boyfriend. A disastrous prior relationship that left her scarred for life makes it virtually impossible for her to ever be able to settle down in one place long enough to make any long-lasting connection with a man.
The "love bug" seems to be in the air in Anchor Island, however, and her friends seem intent on setting Willow up with Randy, her best friend's brother. Randy's large muscles, however, trigger too many past memories, so she avoids him.
When an emergency affecting one of their mutual friends brings them together, however, Willow and Randy soon become aware of their physical attraction.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story! The whole Anchor Island Novel series is great. This is the third book in the series. Be sure to start with the first one :-)Published 4 days ago by Kim W.
Willow Parsons fled to the OUter Banks to Anchor Island where she felt somewhat safe. She was a hard worker but was always on guard because of her experience with Jeffery. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dorothy Hendrickson
I found this offering by Terri Osburn a generally delightful read. I recommend reading the novels in this series in sequence and close enough together so you will remember the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by B. D. Mann
The plot was very predictable, as were the characters. Would not recommend.Published 22 days ago by Karen Juvinall
Good story. Just enough action. A wonderful ending to the Anchor Island series. Keeps you guessing and of course end with a happily ever after.Published 22 days ago by Sara Wilson
This was a cute story. It was heart felt, has a mystery to it, and a great group of friends. It was steamy and sexy and a fun read.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Really enjoyed the series, kind of nice to see people caring about others. This is not the world we are in right now with all the loss of innocent lives as of late.Published 2 months ago by Judy Palmieri