By Meg Harding
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
What did I love most about this latest release from author Meg Harding? Two things: first, the extremely descriptive writing style that flowed so smoothly and entranced the senses; and secondly, the vivid and thorough characterization of every major and minor character, right down to Magneto and Jade.
And the word that best describes this book for me? Comfortable. I felt so comfortable reading this book. Every time I went back to it, it was like being transported directly into the scenes themselves; I was the fly on the wall seeing, hearing, sensing, experiencing each scene as it rolled out in front of me.
Finding Home was a pleasant surprise and a “can’t wait to get back to reading it” read for me.
The concept was creative – four half-brothers who connect under less than optimum family circumstances – all finally reunited when their paternal grandmother Lily-Anne’s will draws Jaden to the town of Serenity to meet his three half-siblings.
- The brothers – Elliott, Zane, Phoenix, and Jaden – are all well-developed characters. Harding makes it all believable, even though it would be natural for the reader to assume that the three original brothers might not be keen on Jaden joining the picture. Far from it, however: they welcome him and automatically accept him as blood, wanting him to stay in Serenity.
- The romance between Chase and Jaden was nurtured along, and… well, sweet and perfect.
- Dialogue between the characters exuded personality, humor, and realism. It never felt artificial.
- Thank goodness the story was never centered around Chase’s blown career – aside from it serving as a basis for the lessons he was able to extol on Jaden.
- The HFN/HEA was a surprise – the surprise was how abruptly it ended – but it definitely left me with a smile on my face. I have no doubt they are living their HEA.
Finding Home was a comfort story for me – warm, cozy, real, romantic, fun.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Finding Home.
Original review posted on Amazon and Goodreads on July 10, 2017.