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Write Me Home

28592223He lives by his heart. She lives by her plans. Until an unseen enemy and a growing attraction threaten control of both.

Returning to his hometown in the Catskills is the last thing firefighter Ethan DeLuca’s ready for. He’d rather leave memories where they belong–buried under ashes. But if he doesn’t step up to take care of Nonna, who will? Working at the camp down the road seems like the perfect solution. Until his feisty redheaded boss ends up being one fire he has no idea how to put out.

Cassidy McAdams is on a mission. Get the camp Grandpa left her ready to sell, turn enough profit to bail Mom’s business out of foreclosure, and hightail it back to her life in New York City. With unexpected complications mounting, she can’t afford any distractions. Especially a ridiculously charming one who’s eager to rescue her at every turn.

It’d be easier on them both to hide behind professional boundaries. But when unexplained attacks on the camp ignite a connection between them they can’t ignore, running away is no longer an option.

If you like emotional romances mixed with humor, depth, and characters who come alive on the page, then you’ll love Crystal Walton’s moving story of love and forgiveness.

**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

 

4 Stars

 

Before I share my thoughts on the actual book, can I just say how much I loved the title of this novel? And the beautiful cover? Anyways…

Write Me Home is one of those books that is just perfect for curling up and reading for long stretches. The writing is smooth and the characters are quite relatable. I truly enjoyed meeting Ethan and Cassidy, as well as Ti and I can’t forget about Nonna (Oh my goodness… such a hoot!) The main characters came alive and the story that surrounds their lives a beautiful blend of humor, forgiveness, grace, and love.

I found the pacing of this book to be spot on considering most of it takes place over a week. The romance angle never seems to be rushed, but everything happens at just the right time. There are sweet moment, sparks flying moments, and a few that you wonder how things will work out for the main two.

However, the book did start to fall a bit flat for me when it came to some of the external factors. There are a few things in this book that become a bit of a stretch to believe because they are so coincedental. There’s also a couple of subplots (mainly one with Ethan’s mom and a second between Cassidy and her father) that I missed seeing a bit more of.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and would reccommend it. There is a bit of more passionate moments in the story, so that is something to be wary of if you are sensitive to those things. But overall, it is a quite clean story.

“It’s easy to get so driven by a goal that we lose ourselves in the process. Forget why we even started.”

-Ethan DeLuca, Write Me Home

About the Author:

Crystal WaltonAmidst multiple moves up and down the east coast, Crystal received her bachelor of arts from Messiah College in PA, married her exact opposite in upstate NY, and earned her master of arts from Regent University in VA, where she currently resides with her husband. Crystal writes contemporary clean romance fueled by venti green teas from Starbucks.

When not working her accounting day job, she’s delving into the wonder of words, supporting her Starbucks habit, or laughing over movie quotes & singing eighties songs with her husband.

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