Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Liberty Ann's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Coming Home by Paloma Beck

Coming Home
by Paloma Beck

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing 

Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Length: 142 pages

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Rachel Porter, a romance writer, has told her three sons tales of finding their true soul mate since they were just boys. She lives with the belief that there is but one match for every person. Now as men, they have yet to discover their soul mates. That is, until they come home…

Ryan Porter, Rachel’s oldest son, needs a change from his busy city lifestyle. After five years of living in New York and establishing his own real estate firm, something is still missing. When a family tragedy brings Ryan back to his family’s rural home, he meets Tyra. She just might be the catalyst for the change he needs, redirecting the course of his life. But first he must accept his relationship with his parents and embrace Tyra’s secrets.

My Review:
The strangest things can bring people together.  Take Ryan and Tyra for instance.  It took a family tragedy to bring Ryan back home to the small town area he grew up in.  Tyra had been living in the small town area and working for ~ surprise, surprise ~ Ryan's mom who believes with all her heart in Soul Mates.  So the tragedy brings Tyra and Ryan together but will they stay that way?  Are they meant to be Soul Mates or just ships that pass in the night?

The Good :   There was so much in this book that I loved.  The pacing is just right, allowing you to participate in the emotions of the moments yet not make you antsy to keep moving.  The characters are interesting, have incredible depth, and are people you want to get to know better.

The Bad/Good:  This book brought up some deep and painful memories and thoughts from my own life.  While this is actually a good thing that the author can evoke emotions that real and that strong, I did not like feeling them and facing them along with the characters.  And that Kimmie and her father?  Talk about characters to love to hate!  They were awful...awfully good at being bad, that is.

The Snuggly:  I tell you, nobody can write these sizzling intimate scenes like Paloma.  You feel like you are right there with them.  Heck, you'd give anything to be there in Ryan's capable hands.  Oh my!  But sizzling as the sex and sexy scenes are, they are not crude or demeaning in any way.  The emotions behind the actions are really believable and the whole thing completely leaves you firmly in need of a cold shower.  Or four.  The intimate scenes make it clear this is not a book for those under 18.

The Rest: With the end of the book, I felt a sense of resolution and was content with the closure.  However, there were characters and events I wanted to know more about like Davis and Henry and their relationships with Ryan and their Mom. I was curious and I was so pleased to find that Paloma is writing a book for each of the three brothers.(Love a good series, I do!)   So who should read Coming Home?  Well, if you are a true romantic at heart, enjoy family-centric series, and can handle some fantabulously sizzling scenes, this book is not to be missed!

5/5 Silk Pillows and 5/5 Scorching Flames!


  1. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy to hear the story touched you - I wanted readers to experience Ryan's struggle with accepting the road he chose. It sounds like it worked for you and I couldn't be more pleased!

  2. Okay ~ after reading the review on this book I can't wait to dive in and read it! Sound excellent!