Beck O’Loughlin never got over his first love. Not even when he left her ten years ago to become the now hardened Boston detective.
But life has come full circle because he finds himself back in his hometown, bound and determined to protect her.
Kelsey Walters never imagined she’d get a second chance with the love of her life, but he reappears when she needs him most.
Stalked and tormented by an ex-boyfriend, she just longs to feel safe again and knows Beck is willing to risk his life to give her that.
As their sexual tension builds, they both realize it may not be enough to rekindle what was once lost.
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About the Author
Not only is Claire Raye a really sweet pen name, it’s actually a pen name for two sarcastic best friends who met through their mutual love of reading. After bonding over books (and wine and cheese), they decided to take the plunge and see if they could write a book together and ta dah... The Rockport Beach Series was born! In addition to their shared love of food and dropping an occasional (read, a lot of) f bombs, the writing duo that is Claire Raye like to write about strong, sassy females who aren’t afraid to say what’s on their mind and the overprotective men who fall in love with them. While Claire Raye’s resting bitch face might be strong, she always makes sure her alpha males are stronger! Both halves of Claire Raye are married and both of their husbands have a cheeky side that gets plenty of airtime in their books. From their smart mouths to their witty one-liners, there’s plenty of material to use for all those alpha males they love to write about. While Claire Raye isn’t sure they’ll ever reveal who they really are —there’s just something about your co-workers knowing you write erotic love scenes that makes having a pen name that much easier— they’re definitely going to keep on writing. Plans are already underway for the next series, which is sure to feature plenty of sass, steam and humor, and of course, a happily ever after!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Steamy and suspenseful! Quick beach read that will have you turning the pages.
Lots of sex!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Coming Home to You by Claire Raye is the author’s debut novel. It is a superb first outing. This second-chance-at-love romance is also a fast-paced thriller. Much more than the romance story line, the suspenseful tracking of the stalker had me riveted to my chair turning pages. The tension builds nicely as the story reaches its crescendo. There are plot points that had me biting my nails and wanting to warn the characters. Some new authors build and build but then have an anticlimactic culmination or an abrupt resolution because they haven’t mastered story telling yet. This is not the case with Coming Home to You. While the thriller/suspense aspect of the story hooked me, there was also a steamy love story. I love the idea of childhood sweethearts reunited, and the author did a good job of showing the reader why the characters initially split up from each character's POV. I felt that the love story relied heavily on sex as a way to communicate the main characters renewed interest in one another. While I think there were more sex scenes than necessary, the scenes were not used as a substitute for main plots points. If the sex scenes were removed, Ms. Raye would still have an excellent, strong storyline which is important to me (and cannot be said of every adult romance novel). The cast of characters are interesting, and all are fully developed. The female characters, Kelsey and Erin, are sassy and strong. I love that she doesn’t become a simpering wimp when fighting off her stalker; she essentially tells herself to buck up because she isn’t living a fairytale and there will not be a knight in shining armor coming to rescue her. Beckham (Beck) and Ryan are tough-as-nails detectives in Boston, and while they have more tricks up their sleeves than small-town sheriff, Finn, it takes their combined talents to find the stalker. Jason, the stalking antagonist is deviously creepy! That character would make any single woman think twice about dating someone new. The one aspect of the book that I didn’t care for was the excessive swearing. Using some swearing to convey a strong feeling or as a way to depict a character is fine, but I found the quantity of swearing detracted from the story. Ms. Raye’s writing is solid and she doesn’t need to rely on that gimmick. Overall, Coming Home to You is well-written book that I would recommend. I’m looking forward to the next book in Claire Raye’s Rockport Beach series. **Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.