ARC Review by Annie (w/ giveaway): Finding Home by Meg Harding
Jaden Matthews has never known his father or his father’s family, but he’s about to get a crash course on having siblings. With the recent passing of his grandmother, he’s discovered he has three half-brothers and part ownership of a gym. In Serenity, Florida. His life in New York has hit a rocky road, so maybe this is the vacation he needs to get things back on track.
Chase Michaels lost his future in a car crash almost ten years ago, and he’s made a new one for himself in Serenity. One that doesn’t include getting emotionally involved with people who are just passing through. But Jaden makes his common sense flee and his gut react. He’s got one month with the man who made him believe in taking a chance.
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**a copy of this was provided via Signal Boost Promotions
Finding Home really is the perfect title for this lovely story. Because Jaden – who’s not sure what to do with his life after he lost his job and then his husband of nine years left him – really does find home in this story.
Not only does he find a home but he also finds himself. It does take him a while, but slowly but surely he realizes that he can (and sometimes really should) put himself first. All his life he tried to please everyone else, but when he learns that he has three brothers and inherited a quarter of his grandma’s house and business, he has the opportunity to forge a new path. Although a new path sounds like he changes completely – he doesn’t. I guess the best way to describe it, is that by the end of the story he’s more himself than before.
I really, really loved this one. Meg Harding has quickly become an author I know I can trust to deliver a beautiful story that’s mostly light and fun. I devoured Accepting the Fall and Marc’s the Spot, so I was very excited to read this one too. I was not disappointed. Finding Home is a quiet story, without a lot of action or drama, but honestly it doesn’t need it. This book was perfect to just sit back and relax. It didn’t take long and I was emerged in Serenity, the little town Harding has created. It just has this charm typical for a small town where everyone knows everyone. I’ve lived in a couple of those before and Harding captured that feeling perfectly; it set the perfect background for this story.
I adored the growing relationship between Jaden and Chase. It’s just so tender and cute. The first time they met was adorable and funny. And seeing them grow steadily closer – and ultimately fall in love – was just beautiful.
Another thing I greatly enjoyed was the evolving relationship between Jaden and his brothers. I loved to see each brother individually forge a bond with Jaden; it felt natural and so seamless. And I liked how each of Jaden’s brothers character developement was clear and well done, but didn’t overshadow Jaden’s story. Instead the information complemented the story nicely to round it all up.
All that remains to be mentioned now is that I want Phoenix story! He needs to get his own book, pleeease?
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Meg Harding is a graduate of UCF, and recently completed a masters program for Publishing in the UK. For as long as she can remember, writing has always been her passion, but she had an inability to ever actually finish anything. She’s immensely happy that her inability has fled and looks forward to where her mind will take her next. She’s a sucker for happy endings, the beach, and superheroes. In her dream life she owns a wildlife conservation and is surrounded by puppies. She’s a film buff, voracious reader, and a massive geek.
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