Friday, 31 January 2014

Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn


Leah Marino hasn’t been on a date in two years. After discovering the man she loved had manipulated and deceived her, she refuses to even entertain the idea of a relationship. Instead, she focuses her attention on taking care of her family, a role she’s assumed since the death of her mother and the one place she knows her kindness won't be taken advantage of again.

When a nostalgic trip back to her childhood home results in a chance encounter with Danny DeLuca, a smart-mouthed mechanic who’s as attractive as he is mysterious, Leah's carefully cultivated walls begin to crumble. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Danny, despite his unreliable behavior and mixed signals.

But Danny has a secret...

One that could shake Leah's already precarious foundation and bring her world crashing down around her. Suddenly, she's faced with an incredibly difficult decision--is she willing to risk everything for the chance at finding the love she's always wanted? Or are some obstacles just too big for the heart to overcome?


I LOVE Priscilla Glenn so much!

COMING HOME is an awefreakingtasic read. It was bloody brilliant. I have no complains about this book. Ms. Glenn's writing has so many emotions packed in each and every word that they worm your way into your heart going deep deep deep into your soul. I bow down to each message she has in her books because they make my soul sing happily. My ravenous soul who is always famished for more knowledge absorbs so much in her books that when I'm finished I'm searching for more in that blank page staring at me. It's cycle that happens with each of her books. 

One of the lines that touched me is...

"Will the reward be worth the suffering?" 
You have to constantly remind yourself when there is so much pain surrounding you wrapped around you like a glove that whatever you are going through is worth it in the end. Does it even mean so much to you to go through it? It just sums it right up. Beautifully. Perfect to the T. I've always questioned the whys of going through pain but I never thought of it in the sense 'if its worth it' nor have I been able to articulate it perfectly and that sentence just did.

“There was something about him that spoke to a long-forgotten part of her – that awakened something dormant in her soul and made her want things again.”
Leah's friends and family are her best support system EVER. They are the best. If a girl has them than she seriously doesn't need anyone else. However, this guy comes in her life and he is slowing worming his way in her thoughts. Creating havoc of her emotions but does he live up what she already has. Does he deserve her? After her past she can't trust her judgement but this guy got her so caught up in his web that she has to make a choice, but than there is his secret which may changes things up. May mess up everything. What does Leah have to lose... everything.

“Being with him, talking to him, was the emotional equivalent of bungee jumping. There was the freedom, the adrenaline, the exhilaration of the fall, only to have it come to an abrupt halt, roughly yanking her back in the direction from which she came.”
I loved Danny DeLuca (he's name -sigh- tugs my heart) so much. He has such an amazing character that calls for attention. His devotion, loyalty, love and friendship is a breath of fresh air. Than on the other hand is his secret that has already made a mess of his life. Already has taken so much away. Does he even have room to add this beautiful, sweet girl into his life. Is it fair to bring her right in the middle of the mess. Than there is this other side of him that isn't so messed up, he has spectacular friends (like Jake - I love him! we need his book Priscilla!!) and his amazing Gram. I love that woman she is so... I don't even seem to have a word that could do justice to that sweet lady. Everyone needs a Gram like his in their life.

The beauty of this book is that it takes you in slowly, builds tension, tugs you into the story and you are only left with emotions that aren't yours but theirs. Mingled with your own. You finish with happy tears and a huge grin on your face. Your soul is fulfilled to its hearts content. 

“… there wasn’t a doubt in her mind that the day she met Danny, the stars had aligned just for her.”



Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English at the middle and high school levels for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.  
If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.  
Glenn is the author of the contemporary romance novels Back to You, Emancipating Andie, and Coming Home. You can contact her at 


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing. I'm glad you enjoyed Coming Home!