College professor Mallory Fredrick loves her job in a city that feels like home, but after a student attacks her on social media, she loses her peace of mind and confidence. When her college offers a sabbatical, she jumps at the chance to escape to her hometown in Texas.
Entrepreneur Alec O’Donnell specializes in helping people in crisis. He’s built his company and career on packing up lives as people start over. It’s just business until he meets Mallory. Something about the beautiful and fragile woman who still manages to hold on to her sense of humor affects him. As feelings develop, he realizes he’s not ready for her to move out of his life.
Can Mallory find peace, or will a second setback keep her from coming home for good?
Title: Coming Home
Series: Texas Sisters #2
Author: Audrey Wick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 26, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Mallory read an angry rant on a student’s social media. As a professor she should be used to students not liking grades, and having negative opinions about her… but this one felt off. Considering the world today she took the perceived threat seriously and when given the chance she left town for her own safety until the situation could be resolved. Alec is a specialist in getting people out of town and relocated quickly, efficiently with no trace left behind. Yet this time the lady in question is sparking an immediate interest, even though it’s obvious that she’s scared. So, Alec broke one of his own rules and let things become far more personal between himself and Mallory than he usually would have done. Two people under under unusual circumstances are finding that they fit perfectly in so many ways… can they trust it to last a lifetime?
I enjoyed Coming Home. And if there were things that I questioned about how Mallory acted or reacted… well, unfortunately, in our world today bad things happen for no apparent reason. This student had a reason, would he act on it in a more serious fashion? Who knows, but Mallory did what she felt she had to do.
The relationship between Alec and Mallory was fun and flirty, even in the face of the danger Mallory felt she was in. An almost instant attraction that was allowed to grow into something more. They worked well together, and made a believable couple even in these circumstances.
There is no way of knowing what would trigger a panic attack in another person, there is also no way of knowing how an angry student would act out against a teacher he feels wronged him. I kept these thoughts in mind while reading Coming Home. So many unknowns in the world, finding a safe spot as Mallory did with Alec is sometimes the best we can hope for.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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