No Place Like Home is about a woman named Bianca Charleston (a.k.a. Charlie) who was considered a nobody in high school. After things have changed, Charlie flies home to help with the annual hospital carnival. Only when she arrives she encounters Cole Johnson, her high school crush that never noticed her. Cole Johnson, now FBI field agent, can't ignore the attraction he has for this blonde bombshell. Will they have their HEA or will their emotional minefield blow them past reality.
The cover and blurb drew me towards this novel and seem to have me captivated. The two main characters, Charlie and Cole seemed to instantly connect and have this relationship that seems in many ways "more" than just a one night stand. However, their relationship appeared more unrealistic than anything. From meeting, having a first date, to saying that what is going on between them is "more" than just that one night.
Some of the things that I did enjoy would have to be the Wizard of Oz references (especially the scene where Charlie goes over to Cole's home for a date). They were both enjoyable and a cute addition to the novel. Overall, this novel is a good start to this new series.
I would recommend No Place Like Home if you like short HEA romance novels.
Summary from Goodreads:
"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."
ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Samhain Publishing, Ltd. via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
About The Author:
Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. She's the Amazon top seller and award winning author of the Members Only Series and the Surrender Series along with several standalone novels and novellas. The best advice she's ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less. Connect with her on twitter @JenniferKacey and Facebook. And don't forget to sign up for her newsletter so you can hear about all of her new releases and giveaways!!