Title: No Place Like Home
"The easiest-and hardest-decision she'll ever make starts with a kiss."
"Coming Home," Book 1
In high school, Bianca Charleston was a nobody. An overweight wallflower, so invisible that Cole, the boy she had a crush on, never even knew she existed.
Things have changed, and she's finally ready to show off her new bombshell look. Sort of. Maybe. After a one-sided pep talk with her cat, she takes a deep breath and flies home to help out with the annual hospital carnival. Cole is there, too-and he still has no idea who she is.
FBI field officer Cole Johnson doesn't have an easy job, and his nights are usually booked solid. Then in walks Charlie, a blonde with killer...everything. Suddenly he's mentally clearing his schedule for a rare night out.
While Charlie doesn't do one-night stands, somehow after-dinner dessert is served up against the wall of her hotel room. But happiness will have to navigate an emotional minefield of preconceived notions-and a couple of not-so-secret stumbling blocks.
"Warning: Contains a former ugly duckling, and a big-hearted FBI agent who knows how to get his money's worth at a kissing booth. Plus, a little black dress that comes off a whole lot easier than Dorothy's ruby slippers."
Author: Jennifer Kacey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Together in Cyn, A Very Menage Christmas, Elite Metal, Final Surrender
Series: Coming Home #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: March 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Bianca Charleston aka Charlie was the wallflower in high school who redefines herself and finally loves who she is. However, she isn’t ready to show off her new looks in her home town just yet. Her best friend, Kia, convinces her to help at the carnival her hospital hosts in order to raise money. Enter Coltrane Johnson, Charlie’s secret crush, for over 10 years. He may not remember her from high school but sparks fly when he lays his eyes on her for “the first time”.
This was definitely a fluff piece that can be read in just a few hours. It has a steady pace which makes it easy to get in too. Some parts were a bit to cheesy but in whole I did enjoy it. It is every geek’s high school dream to improve themselves so much their former classmates don’t recognize them and get their high school crush. The movie references and total geekdom was awesome and made the cover make sense.
There wasn’t much character development as the book happened after they essentially “grew up” but there were flashbacks that didn’t make you feel left out. Despite the cheesy factor, one thing that I didn’t like was Charlie’s total acceptance of everything Cole did. In certain cases he went behind her back and she was fine with it. With that said I enjoyed this contemporary romance and will be looking forward to book 2. I hope it is Kia’s story because I think she was my favorite.
I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated for it.