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9.30.2014

Review: Finding Home by Roxanne Snopek

Finding Home (Montana Born Homecoming #2) by Roxanne Snopek
Contemporary Romance
Ebook (142 pages, MONTANA BORN BOOKS)
Fourteen years after her abrupt departure, Samara Davis is back in Marietta, Montana. Now a widow, all she wants is to give her anxious four-year old daughter, Jade, a happy, stable home. Unfortunately, the heritage house she purchased is nowhere near ready for occupancy. And the man responsible for the delay is none other than high-school golden boy and love of her life Logan Stafford, available, interested and just as swoon-worthy as ever.
But this single mother has one priority. She’s all Jade has, and she’ll do anything, make any sacrifice, for her child’s future. And getting distracted by a long-lost boyfriend is not on the agenda.
Logan Stafford never forgot the lonely girl from the wrong side of the tracks who broke his heart. Not only is she as irresistible as ever, but her delightfully odd little girl has him wrapped around her finger in no time. Believing they’ve been given a second chance, Logan’s determined to pull out all the stops on the house to prove to them both that he’s a guy they can count on. But, despite how easy it is to love Logan, a second chance is still a gamble Samara can’t afford to take.

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When non-plot issues crop up... (3 stars)

I've been trying to write this review for days but it's finally settled on me that what's been challenging my ability to write it is my bias for Snopek's previous work. Reading Snopek was kind of a fluke. I'm not a big contemporary romance, nor am I into cowboys, but putting aside the long explanation I read her Three River Ranch series and have really enjoyed it. One of the keys to that though, was that I liked each heroine from the get-go. Unfortunately, I didn't have the same connection with Samara.

Set in the fictional town of Marietta, Montana, FINDING HOME, is one of those terrific first-loves reunited kind of stories that will make you feel nostalgic. Samara was a tough heroine to like for me. Even though I could logically see myself in her shoes I couldn't emotionally get past what I saw as a major flaw. I'm not sure if it was just because of the type of story the issues with her daughter were thrown into or if I'm just a bad person but I really, really disliked what I saw as helicopter parenting gone wild. It was just really distracting for me and with the other issues Samara had I kinda wondered what Logan was doing trying so hard to make it work with them.

Logan is a saint in my books and one of the most likable heroes I've read in a long, long time. Honestly, if he hadn't been such a boy scout—strangely enough, not my type of hero normally—I don't think I could have finished this one. He's almost too perfect.

While I had issues with Samara's personality and I'm still feeling like a jerk for wanting to tell her how to parent it wasn't by any means a story I wouldn't recommend. I just wasn't left as satisfied as I usually am with a Snopek book.



Notes: ARC received via author.

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