Wednesday, April 13, 2016

review || THE WAY HOME { release blitz } by Llinda Oaks

Blue Tulip | April 12, 2016 | New Adult Romance
The Chasing Series, book 3


“Not everyone you love is going to leave you…but what if they do?”

For Nate Lucas, this was his reality.

When he lost her, he was left with no choice. Life was impossible in Crawley without her. He couldn’t live with all of the memories or her ghost.

He vowed to never return again.

It was business that brought him back and the chance to right a wrong, but then she needed him; his best friend’s little sister. Her life and her child’s were in danger.

It was an arrangement until it became more.

He vowed to never love again; to never allow the past a chance to repeat itself, but sometimes you’re left with no choice.

When the walls around your heart are finally breached, do you run and save yourself or stay and fight for the chance to love again?

When you lose your way, how do you find the way home?

**The Way Home is an Interconnected Standalone in The Chasing Series. Each book features a different couple.**

{ about linda oaks } .

Linda Oaks has always had a passion for books. At the age of five, she was a book of the month club member. Her love for books eventually led her to a love of writing. She resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, two children, three dogs and a pet rabbit named Dozer. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Instagram. She can be also be reached by mail at She loves connecting with her readers.

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“You didn’t get too hot, did you?” she asked, her expression filled with concern.

“Nah, I’m fine,” I muttered, scratching my beard. I turned away and slammed the car’s hood down, and then I took a deep breath to try to gain control of myself.

I would not touch her.

I would not.

A soft hand landed on my shoulder at the same time a splatter of rain loudly plopped against the car’s hood. A few drops landed on my skin. It was cold, but I could have sworn I heard them sizzle since her touch had set me on fire. Need coursed through my body overriding my senses. Overhead, the clouds were heavy and dark. In the air there was the overwhelming scent of rain mixed with the sweet scent of the woman standing behind me.

I couldn’t fucking take it.

Pushed beyond my control, I spun around to face her. For the rest of my life whenever I smelled the scent of honeysuckle, I would always think of her. When her pink tongue darted out to briefly skim her lower lip, I lost all train of thought. She was teasing me. My body automatically gravitated to hers. Sultry eyes full of want stared back at me with a heat that matched my own. I reached out a hand and cupped her jaw, then slid my hand along her neck where I was able to tangle my fingers in her thick hair in order to draw her closer. My other arm encircled her waist, and I pulled her flush against me. All of that softness and those curves melding into mine turned my brain to mush.

She felt like fucking heaven and the answer to all of my prayers.

“Nate,” she whispered, and the tortured sound of my name slipping past her lips was downright unbearable.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, there was a split second where sanity tried to return. Maybe, I should let her go. The sky chose that exact moment to open up. A torrent of summer rain washed all of that damn nonsense straight from my head. My lips crashed down onto hers, sinking into all of that sweetness. I devoured her whole. Never had anything tasted as good as the woman in my arms. She was fucking addictive.

{ review } .

What a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment -- from the emotionally gripping beginning, to the sweet, sweet end... Nate left town, leaving behind essentially nothing. His grandmother was the only one who meant the world to him; she was his rock and the one who fought for his sanity when everything crumbled around him. Now he's returned home to take over the restaurant and take back the family home he sold -- the one thing his gran wanted him to keep.

Upon returning home though, he comes face to face with his once best friend's little sister, Miley -- and her little mini-me. I loved Sierra's initial reactions to Nate -- and the gripping sorrow he felt in return. Nate's emotions ran all over the board -- he hated the fear in the little girl's eyes, but at the same time, he'd have his gruff, I don't need this, thoughts, and they helped to fully portray this man who felt he had nothing, that he wanted nothing... but under it all, he just needed a little love and understanding.

Throw in a great suspense line, a line that will have Nate questioning his part in Miley's life now and in the future, and you have a great read. For such a big, tough man, I absolutely adored all of Nate's vulnerabilities.

No worries, though -- there's still plenty of room for at least another book in this mix of the Chasing series. Still more Logan brothers questions.

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