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.
There’s much to be appreciated about a quiet book. Sometimes I crave the peaceful lull of turning pages and Meg Harding gave me exactly what I needed with Finding Home. This story is virtually angst free and rather predictable but nevertheless very much enjoyable.
Jaden’s carefully constructed life is falling apart. When he loses his job and his husband leaves him, the floor beneath him caves in. He follows his mother’s advice and heads south to meet long-lost family and cash in on his share of his grandmother’s estate. What he discovers during this escape to Florida is his “house of cards” life was constructed by everyone but him. And perhaps having it knocked over will allow him a fresh slate to start again. It’s time for him to discover who Jaden is, and not who everyone else expects him to be. His journey with his furry son takes him to four men, who fill spaces in his heart he never knew were empty. Care to hop in for the ride? I’ll pack the snacks!
This is my first novel from Harding and I found her writing style delightful. Characters are most definitely her strong suit but I was equally captivated with the charming setting. The small town busy bees made me chuckle…I think I need one of Phoenix’s rescues…and I would love to try one of Chase’s smoothies! I left the city almost a decade ago and think Harding nailed the essence of small town life. It was quiet. It was relaxing. It was comforting. *passes bag of jelly beans* It was lovely.
I’m not surprised Chase won Jaden’s heart with a blink of an eye because he won mine too. A reckless moment destroyed the future Chase thought he’d have but in turn allowed him a second chance at life. Since then he has embraced the living in the moment motto. Life is too short for hesitations and regrets and he takes what he wants, and what he wants is Jaden. He is painfully aware of their ‘ticking clock’ but focuses on the joy and bliss of being with Jaden. Jaden is far from ideal dating material, he’s still married for heavens sakes! I’ll admit this is typically a turn off for me…but not this time. The timing wasn’t the best, their situation wasn’t ideal but love is not always ‘convenient’ and that’s the cold hard truth. What they have can’t be denied. I adored the meddling brothers, feisty animals and their courage to take a leap. *offers string of licorice*
I can’t really say it’s instalove but it’s fall-really-fast love…and I adored it. As I mentioned earlier Jaden is separated and going through a divorce, but you will find the life he left in NY was a fabrication even if it was by default.
If you are looking for a smooth and gentle romance, I believe this will carry you exactly where you want to go.
TITLE: Finding Home
AUTHOR: Meg Harding
PUBLISHER: Oceanside Press
LENGTH: 232 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 3, 2017
BUY LINKS: Amazon