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Homecoming: (A New Adult Romance) (Love Michaelson) [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Sexton
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

I need you, Ariane. You are the reason I could breathe when I thought nothing was worth living for in this damn world.

Ariane Michaelson is always the quiet girl in the room, the one that her kooky mother and three sisters lovingly call the wallflower. After graduating from college she finds it more than a little difficult to find the graphic design job of her dream...or any job, really. She’s more than given up on painting, and a terrible run-in with her twin sister’s fiancé makes each day harder to keep a life altering secret.

Liam Ashdown was just the moody small town nobody, with one friend and a busted pickup—until he moved to LA. Spotted by famous actor and producer Michael Jennings during a late night shift at the bar, Liam is transformed seemingly overnight into Tinsel Town’s hottest bad boy. The life Liam once knew is turned upside down with models and mayhem...and there isn’t much down time in-between.

The only thing that keeps him sane is the paintings. Beautiful ocean portraits that remind him of home, painted years ago by some friend of a friend.

What he wouldn’t give to know her. To tell her that her art saves him everyday.

The engagement of his childhood friend, Todd, brings him back home to Craryville, to deal with a drug-addicted mother and an ailing grandmother. But it also brings him hope—somewhere in the bridal party is the woman who has been his calm and respite in the storm of fame.

The only question is, can she save him?

Editorial Reviews


Praise for Homecoming:

"This book has a depth and is a really easy read. It shows us the journey two people take to find the people they're meant to be."--All Night Books

"Jackie Sexton has created realistic characters...Ariane is quiet, shy, a wallflower really (I know all about that, haha), so it made it really easy for people to fall in love with her."--Reading Shy with Ally

From the Author

Writing my first contemporary romance was so much fun! I love Ariane so much, and creating her journey was a true pleasure, from start to finish. But of course, the other Michaelson girls need to find a way to break the gypsy cures that keeps them from love! So I can't wait to write all of their journeys through heartbreak and HEA!
What's this about a gypsy curse, you say? I guess you'll just have to read to find out ;)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Is Hotter Than A Rekindling July 24, 2014
By CeeCee
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book it’s got a great story to begin with an interesting premise and one that I have not read before so kudos for originality. I liked the way the author created the dynamic between the two main characters.

A lot of times I find in an adult romance many times the heroine if you will is very one dimensional and wispy not our Ariane loved her. She is strong, and engaging and funny and irreverent and what she really needs is to find the chick in her inner soul and beat the curse.

That is about all I’m going to say about her mission in the book because I don’t like to spoil things for new readers. Part of the joy, is the surprises the author leaves like bread crumbs along the plot line.

When you follow author Jackie Sextons bread crumbs you dive into a world that is part glamour part mouse. When she combines the two worlds a romantic, passionate and low burning attraction burns steadily. Then bam it is an inferno. I liked the way her pacing went it was different but that is not bad that just makes the author an original.

In my opinion why Indie authors are so interesting to read they don’t play it safe as they have nothing to lose. What that does is give the reader an abundance of new and different plots and characters from standard publishers. This is one of those books the characters are so unique I just adored the read from cover to cover.

I am also signing up for the email announcement located at the upper right so that I’m notified when the other Michaelson girls get their close up. I’m gave this five stars because the author deserved them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feasted On: Love Michaelson Series, Book 1 August 13, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
4 out of 5 stars!! This was a dynamically intense novel! About two people who are at impasses in their lives, meeting again after years apart and finding out what their true dreams are while getting to know one another. I really enjoyed this novel. Even though it seems more fantastical then anything with there being a family curse and someone falling in love while not ever meeting the other person, but it was also because of that "imaginary stuff" that made me fall into Liam & Ariane's worlds and like them as a couple. In some ways Liam reminded me of Travis from Jamie McGuire's "Beautiful Disaster" because of both of their intense and possessive nature's, also because they both seem to fall instantly in love with their "girls."

I found Liam & Ariane to really balance each other out, which--in turn--made me root for their relationship no matter what they ended up doing. It also make me curious as to what will come next in this series, as this novel was written (it seemed) like a stand-alone.

I do recommend this novel to those who enjoy contemporary NA romances that have a little fantasy thrown in! =0)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok August 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ariane is the shy, quiet sister of the family, she is called the wallflower by them. She's a little awkward and her boyfriend of five months has just dumped her. She works at a coffee shop, lives with her twin sister, paints pictures of the ocean, and dreams of doing graphic design work.

Liam left their small town and headed for Los Angeles. There is was a bartender until he was discovered. Now he is a famous actor known to have a bad boy reputation, he also has pain pill addiction. Which isn't easy to handle and is keeping him from being able to do d serious roles to do. He goes back to his hometown for his best friends bachelor party.

Liam and Ariane meet at the airport and it doesn't go well, later that same day they run into each other and have a instant connection. After a few days he comes back to town and takes her to LA with him. They have a great time and fall for each other, then there is a misunderstanding and things go a little crazy.

I just don't know if I liked this book. It's a little confusing, it really didn't have a great storyline. I did the like the characters and the way they were developed, but the plot needs some work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I could really relate to Ariane August 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a Cinderella story of sorts. Although I think the author could have added more to this story, it was an easy enjoyable read.

I could really relate to Ariane. I often found myself thinking what she was. I wish she would have opened up her mouth just a little at the end, had it out with Liam.

Liam is one of my fantasy men. Bad boy turned into actor but yearns for the simple life he knew he wanted. For a man who thinks he knows the woman, he was quite clueless about her feelings. I know most men are, but she is a wallflower. She doesn't want to go to premiers and clubs like that.

I give this book 3.5 Stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional July 22, 2014
By Grv
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is my first book I've read from this author and I would like to say honestly that this book was so good and emotional. The relationship between Liam and ariane was emotional they both was battling with missing something from there life Liam was unhappy with the whole acting thing and ariane was a wallflower that was afraid to step out on faith and let the world see and fall in love with her talent because that's what Liam did so it's like they completely each other but it's only the beginning. So I know the next story between them to would be a emotionally rollercoaster and I will enjoy the ride
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all hopefuls!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a page turner and keep me wanting more. The author pulls you into the story as if you Re the main character. Read more
Published 7 days ago by ReadingAddict
4.0 out of 5 stars A good sit down and cuddle kinda book
I liked the book, really like the characters. A sweet love story that does have some very emotional times in it. But you wont be wasting your time if you read it.
Published 2 months ago by edfan89
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Extremely enjoyable read. I loved both Ariane and Liam from the very beginning. Fantastic story and great characters. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CF
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't know about this one...
2.5 stars
This started out really good for me but then it just flopped around 49% when Liam shows up at Ariane's house demanding she goes back to LA with him. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Briana Pacheco
4.0 out of 5 stars Saving each other
I will say that this book is a great book. I will say that I do wish it gave a little more details and even though most of it was edited beautifully there are few times in the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by All Night Books
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it for what it was but it all seemed ...
A quick read, I liked it for what it was but it all seemed a bit rushed to me. The story line was good and the characters were likable it just resolved so easily I didn't find it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by LibKat
2.0 out of 5 stars good premise, but.....

Jackie Sexton's Homecoming is a story about Ariane Michaelson, a shy and unassuming woman, and Liam Ashdown, a famous, but disillusioned actor, who... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Casacass
3.0 out of 5 stars Just A Little More
Ariane has just broken up with her boyfriend who she thought was "the one". She is the quiet sister who always fades into the background, desperate to find her dream job... Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Books You Read
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Jackie Sexton is an avid reader and writer of steamy, paranormal romance. She loves dreaming up new worlds about brave (and slightly neurotic) heroines, and hunky, lovable heroes. She also loves dark chocolate and Chihuahua pups like nobody's business!

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