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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1535347953
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- Publication Date: July 23, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IZXI0YQ
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An Unexpected Home (A Cedarville Novel) Kindle Edition
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Leah Gibson, 28 year old accountant, moves to Cedarville, Ohio to help her friends Carly and Mel run their dance studio. After a little hesitation, Leah decides to start life anew to get away from the press and media after the betrayal of her father and uncle.
‘Home, she realized, was not just a place you slept or kept your things. It was more than that. It was a place that you felt comfortable and wanted. Even loved.’
When she arrives she meets Brandon who is not only Carly’s 33 year old cousin but also the local acting police chief after the former police chief had a heart attack and he was next in line. There is an instant attraction between the two but of course the two try to deny it.
The night Leah comes to town there is a break in and Brandon tries not to sound accusing when someone says they saw Leah's car pass by during the time of the break in. Leah feels like she is being questioned because of her past, but answers the questions anyway.
The next day she goes to see him but leaves when she starts having a panic attack and leaves. She comes back to apologize and explains that she wants to sleep with him but Brandon refuses because he likes her and wants more than just that.
When an expected visitor comes into town, will they ruin the growing relationship?
While initially hesitant, I really enjoyed this story. The novel is told from alternative third person perspectives of Leah and Brandon.
Brandon is one of those types of guys who dates but wants nothing serious and the women he sees know that. But the moment he lays eyes on Leah, he likes her and wants more. He doesn't like being called ‘boss’ or ‘sir’ but it protective of those he cares about.
“I will say this . I have women that I can go to when I want sex and they know that it is just sex. But I don’t sleep around.”“Why can’t I be one of those women?” He heard the words and he knew what she was asking but for some reason it made him angry. “You just can’t,” he said and turned putting his back to her so he could go sit back down.”
I love stories where people are starting over and making a new life for themselves.
Of course the path getting there, isn't easy. But it's great and makes me hopeful, when reading.
Leah and Brandon I felt had amazing chemistry, making the novel more fun to read.
With great romance, suspense and characters one can relate to, it's a novel you don't wanna put down.
I can't wait for the next novel.
Leah grew up in New York, with her mother and father. She attended college and there she met Carly, her best friend. Carly then becomes her lifesaver. After enduring the embarrassment, shame and ugly looks her dad and uncle’s trial brought she was willing to move. She couldn’t handle it anymore and decided she needed a new life. Losing her job was the last straw. Determined to stat over new and not worry about people judging her, she packed her bags and began her trip to Cedarville. She knew there would be changes but what she found was unexpected.
“I didn’t come here looking for you. This town was supposed to be my sanctuary.”
Brandon was born and raised in Cedarville, so he knew everyone in town and they knew him. He was currently serving as the acting chief police of Cedarville. Being an officer was something he loved to do and enjoyed. He was single, with no kids and that was his plan. After meeting a certain someone during the early morning, his plan began to change a little. He felt different, happier than happy and it was very noticeable.
Both Leah and Brandon met under unusual circumstances and it was probably the best thing ever. Leah was greeted by the best looking chest ever, and eventually the face belonging to it took her breath away. It turns out that Brandon is Carly’s cousin. He was staying at their house that night. Leah felt an automatic attraction to him and while Brandon tried to play it off he felt the same. Days passed and finally Leah suggested something so random and Brandon refused. He wanted more but was afraid to say it.
I felt that the chemistry between these two was off the charts strong. Their instant attraction made it hard for them to deny how they felt. Without even knowing it they admitted their feelings for each other. Leah was afraid to fall in love and believe in Brandon because of what her dad and uncle had done. She had a trust issue with men, but that slowly began to disappear. Brandon on the other hand knew he wanted a forever with her but was afraid of her reaction. The mere thought of loosing her drove him crazy.
Did they each overcome their issues and finally find happiness or did they just stay friends? Ms. Kraemer did great with these two, and I can’t wait for what’s to come .
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I liked the small town feel it had & I thought the characters were charming but... it was just missing something.Read more