Tuesday, June 28, 2016

COMING HOME by Misty Matthews


Series:  Taking a Chance on Love #1

Author:  Misty Matthews

Publish Date:   09.30.13

Publisher:  Front Porch Romance

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to light sexual content

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors/received as an ARC

Received from:  Misty Matthews (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Coming Home

Date completed: 02.27.14


Description from the publisher:

Motorcycle riding, high-powered attorney Alana Stewart is a far cry from the shy, teenager who left Chance determined never to look back. Family obligations force her to return to the town that only holds bad memories for her. A stop at her former sanctuary brings an unexpected surprise...the new manager just might be what she needs to get her through the holidays.

When sexy, leather-clad Alana walks into the bookstore, Connor Tate, has a feeling he may be in for the ride of his life. Despite the fact that their lives are headed in different directions, they are drawn to one another. Connor is determined to prove to Alana that Chance isn’t the place she remembers, but will his efforts fail when she discovers he hasn’t told her the whole truth about himself?

Can they trust each other enough to take a chance on love?




The man was most definitely not the one shed expected. He wore jeans that hugged him in all the right places, a white t-shirt, and a gray and black striped sweater vest. His feet were stuffed into black converse shoes. He took her breath away. Clean shaven, with striking green eyes that peered at her from behind large black framed glasses, he was gorgeous, totally geek-chic, a look that drew her as no other did. Even though she never acted on the yearning guys like that sometimes evoked in her, she could appreciate a masterpiece when she saw it. His expensive spicy, tantalizing cologne aroused a sudden desire that pulsed through her.


Usually shy around males, she stared at him openly, not hiding the fact that she was admiring him. The man was pure eye candy, and she loved candy! She could tell from the way he stood that there was a toned and fit body hidden under his clothes. She found herself wishing she could see more of it, and felt her cheeks grow hot at the implication of her thoughts.


He seemed vaguely familiar, and she rattled her brain trying to place him, but try as she might, she couldnt imagine anyone she knew back then looking like this today. Had she seen this god before, shed certainly have remembered him.


Can I help you? He looked at her boldly, his gaze taking in every inch of her. The look on his face said he liked what he saw.


I was looking for Mr. Tate. Is he around? She was amazed that her voice sounded so normal when her heart was beating so fast he must surely be able to hear it.


Im sorry. My dad isnt here right now. Is there something I can do for you?


Lots! Her brain screamed as her raging hormones threatened to take over and destroy what little common sense she had left. She peered at him more closely, trying to zone in on that familiarity shed detected. Of course! She remembered himsort of. Mr. Tate had had two children, but they were both older than she was. Although theyd gone to the same school, the age gap between them had put him a couple of grades ahead of her, making him a senior when she was only a sophomore.


This is the first book in the Taking a Chance on Love series.  It does stand-alone


Siren Allen asked me to take part in the tour for this book, but, unfortunately, I had already made commitments for the entire week.  She and Misty Matthews agreed that I may do participate after the official dates and I'm glad they did.  This is a sweet, easy, romantic read.  I found it to be a nice relaxing change of pace from some of the darker or more intense reads that have left me in a bawling or anxious heap.  I loved both Alana and Connor, individually and together.  There was plenty of sexual tension and drama, tempered with a beautiful HEA.  I am so glad I didn’t miss this story!


This is the first story presented by the team that has named themselves Misty Matthews.  An excellent book and I hope that they will continue working together.  In fact, I hope there will be a companion book to explore the story of Isabelle’s father and Melody. 






Misty Matthews is a newly formed writing partnership between Susanne Matthews and Misty Cail. These authors have never met and the book was created by grace and virtue of email and Internet chats. It's a true Twenty-first century miracle.


Misty and Susanne met in an online Facebook chat group back in December, 2012 and have become fast friends and partners. Misty, the plot genius, had the idea for the book, but found it hard to do the research and polishing necessary for the story. Susanne loved the premise of the story and offered to handle that aspect of it in partnership with her. The name seemed a natural choice. The rest as they say is history.


When Front Porch Romance offered them their first contract, they actually spoke by phone for the first time, cementing a working relationship they hope will go on for years to come. While both authors will continue to write solo, watch for more books and short stories from the duo.


~Author Links~

Twitter   @Mistymatthews8




Originally posted 03.09.2014 on my previous website

WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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