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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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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Negatives: 1) the first chapter was a bit slow and too much tell not show, but Terri soon came into her usual stride with her snappy dialogue. 2) The premise of Willow's history, has partly been done to death, but with enough of Terri's own spin to not affect the outcome of the story for me.
I was bouncing around 4 1/2 plus stars due to the negs for this one, but the fact that I really loved it, it's become a certified favourite, I will read this again, pushed this to 5 stars to me. What's next for Terri's tales? I hope Sam!! But whatever, it will be mine, forever fan girl!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot line is predictable, as the author (Terri Osburn) presents a series of books with similar story lines. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Terry Frakes
I have fallen in love with Anchor Island and all it's inhabitants. Love all of these books!Published 14 days ago by Meredith A. Yelich
I really enjoyed this book about a woman hiding from someone in her past. She resists involvement with anyone but finds herself attracted to Randy. Great book.Published 26 days ago by Kindle Customer
I will definitely be looking for more like this! I really came to know the characters which made me feel like I was right there!Published 1 month ago by D. Angel
This book was a terrific quick read. I love books that tie in with others, and this series has been adorable.
Great beach read for summer.
This book had a non-starter issue for me. I don't like to read romances where the man's looks overshadows the woman's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pumitq
Randy is too good to be true, but he's also written like a real person. Willow takes the fear a bit too far, but it's also understandable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen Smith