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Home is Where You Are by Melissa Grace

“Rain taps on the window, and baby, I don’t want to go.  I’d been living my life a lost boy, but in your arms, I’m home.”

February 11, 2021

Dear Mr. Hemingway,

Love is in the air…can you feel it?  Just a few days away is Valentine’s Day, also my wedding anniversary ❤️❤️❤️.  Chocolate dipped strawberries🍓, Champagne🍾, and conversational hearts💗 will definitely put you in the mood to spend time with the one you love this Holiday.  But, if you are anything like me, a sweet romance novel filled with love is an essential part of my heart filled day.  Because of this, I am sharing the most charming book to set the tone for a feel good, make you feel giddy with love weekend. Melissa Grace’s magical debut novel, Home is Where You Are encompasses all things fabulous. The Nashville music scene, a bakery (oh how I love a story with a bakery in it) and a couple to root for will have you smiling from ear to ear this Valentine’s Day.  Even better, if you have the KINDLE app or an actual KINDLE, you can download this beauty immediately for less than the cost of a latte!  Can you say WIN? Let’s take a peek at your next read!

“Now that I knew what it felt like to hold her in my arms, I never wanted to stop.  My lips ached to touch hers.”  

After Olivia Sinclair’s (Liv) husband leaves her, dreams of having a vibrant music career fade away.  Newly divorced and in her late thirties, Liv manages to find happiness running her successful bakery and hanging with her close friends and her beloved cat.  One evening, Liv’s best friend Ella insists she goes with her to see Midnight in Dallas in concert and attend the backstage event they had special tickets for.  Liv reluctantly goes and is pleasantly surprised when she meets Jaxon (Jax) Slade, the twenty-something year old lead singer of the band.  Sparks FLY between Liv and this much younger man and before they know it, a close friendship develops with a side of potential fireworks.   As their relationship deepens, we learn more about their pasts and what they both truly need to feel fulfilled in life.  While Liv tussles with the scars from her past marriage and the age difference between her and her new man, Jax has his own baggage to sort through, while at the same time falling deeper in love with Liv.   Can these two love birds find peace and happiness from within and with each other?

So here is the scoop.  Home is Where You Are is a simple tale seasoned with the perfect amount of drama and finesse.  I was invested in this story right out of the gate.  Grace’s writing had me up late at night reading because I just had to know where Liv and Jax’s relationship was going.  I really appreciated how Grace gently hit on a few sensitive topics such as grief, loss, drugs and fertility, while at the same time delivering a swoon worthy romance that also offered a dash of comedic relief.  One question I often get when recommending a romance read is… how “steamy” is the writing?  Grace offers her readers heartfelt conversations and intimate glances sealed with a tender kiss or two.  For good measure she may have thrown in some washboard abs, but I am digressing!  Even with the “bedroom door closed”, the passion is very much alive between the pages of this book. 

“Before I could finish my sentence, he ripped his shirt over his head, and I stood face to face with a very gorgeous, very shirtless, Jax.  His chest was smooth, a perfect crease leading down his center, dividing an impressive six pack that narrowed in a V at the waistline of his jeans.  His entire body glistened, damp with the rain that soaked through his shirt.”

With baking, songwriting and a crew of characters I would love to have dinner with,  Home is Where You Are will fill your Valentine’s Day Weekend with love, joy and smiles.  Enjoy!

Much love to you my friend!

Your Biggest Fan,


P.S.  If you adore this book as much as I do, rumor has it… the author is working on a sequel 🤫🤫🤫!!!!!

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