Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Home to Stay by Kate James - Book Review & Giveaway


Book review
By Suze

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Sawyer loves his son Dylan very much. When they're on a camping trip Dylan disappears from their tent and Sawyer starts looking for him, but he can't find Dylan anywhere in the woods. Shannon is a San Diego K-9 Unit officer and she brings her dog to track Dylan down. However, Dylan doesn't seem to be there, where did he go?

For Shannon finding Dylan is more than just a job and she's determined to bring him back whatever it takes. While doing everything she can to find the little boy she spends quite a bit of time with his father. However, falling in love with the father of a missing child is extremely complicated and the timing couldn't be worse. Will Shannon find Dylan and is there a chance for her and Sawyer or is there too much going on for them to become close?

Home to Stay is a gripping and romantic story. Dylan's disappearance kept me on the edge of my seat. He's a sweet little boy and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out why he disappeared. Sawyer is a wonderful dad. He's a kind and caring man and he does everything in his power to make his son happy. I loved that about his character. Shannon is strong, capable and incredibly compassionate. I loved her big heart and the sympathetic and friendly way she treats people is amazing. Home to Stay has the most fantastic main characters and I loved them all from the start.

Kate James has an impressive descriptive writing style. She makes her stories come to life in a beautiful emotional way. I love her empathy and her great skill to explore what her characters are feeling through and through. It gives all of her stories a strong foundation. True love can surprise people at the most unexpected moments, which is a subject I'm a big fan of. Home to Stay is a terrific story about this topic and the story kept surprising me. It has plenty of unexpected twists and turns and it's captivating and really well written. I highly recommend this special book.

Advice

If you love reading gripping romantic stories with amazing main characters and like women in uniform Home to Stay is a definite must-read.

About Kate James


Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.

Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

The San Diego K-9 Unit series

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Giveaway


One very lucky winner will receive a prize pack with a gorgeous aqua cross-body bag, a "Dreamer Extraordinaire" charm bookmark, a signed copy of When Love Matters Most, the second book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series, a signed copy of When I Found You, the third book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series, an assortment of bookmarks and bookplates and a $20 Amazon gift card. If the winner of the giveaway lives outside the US or Canada the gift card will be sent together with eBooks instead.

Six lucky readers from the US or Canada will be selected from the comments on the tour posts and will receive a signed San Diego K-9 Unit book, the winners can choose one title from the first three books in the series.


42 comments:

  1. The book review sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the covers too.

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    1. I'm glad HOME TO STAY sound good to you, Solange, and that you like the covers. The art department at Harlequin does a fabulous job.

      If you get a chance to read HOME TO STAY, I would love to hear from you, to know how you enjoyed it.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  2. Suze, thank you very much for welcoming me to your blog, and for taking the time to read and review HOME TO STAY. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book, and thank you for the wonderful review!

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  3. What a fascinating book! The San Diego K-9 Unit series exciting. Love the covers.

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    1. I'm glad HOME TO STAY--and the series--sounds good to you.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and good luck with the giveaway!

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  4. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Nikolina, and good luck with the giveaway!

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  5. I think the cover is STUNNING ! I am looking forward to reading this book !

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    1. Aww...thank you, Patty. Harlequin does a very nice job with the covers! If you get a chance to read HOME TO STAY, I would love to hear from you to know how you enjoyed it.

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  6. The cover of the book is lovely. I enjoyed reading about the author as I travel to Canada often to visit friends.

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I hope you enjoy Canada and our hospitality whenever you visit.

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  7. I love the cover. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance x

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    1. I'm glad you like the cover and the book sounds good to you. If you get a chance to read it, Ellen, I would love to hear from you.

      Good luck with the giveaways!

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  8. Very nice covers! They make me want to read these books!

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    1. Thank you, Billy. I hope you'll get a chance to read them! :)

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  9. The review convinced me that I might get this book for my aunt. She likes this kind of stories.

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    1. I have to say huge thanks to Suze, again, for the wonderful review! Ayanami, if you do get HOME TO STAY for your aunt, I hope she'll enjoy it!

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  10. The cover looks lovely. How long did it take to write this book?

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    1. Thank you, Mai! It took me approximately two months to write it, and another couple of weeks for the editing process with my publisher.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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    1. I love the review, Melanie, and I am happy that Suze enjoyed HOME TO STAY. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  12. Nothing scarier than a lost child. I'm hoping for a reunited father and son and a happy ending!

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    1. After the first three books in the series dealt with a natural disaster, drug smuggling and a possible terrorist threat at an airport, I wanted to ramp up the emotion further. As you note, I couldn't think of anything scarier than a missing child. Although I won't give away the ending, I can assure you, Cindy, that it's a happy one!

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  13. This is the first time I have heard of this book and review made me want to read it.. I must admit that the cover drew me in first.. a lovely heartwarming cover....

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    1. I'm glad you like the cover, Michele, and I have to thank Suze for the wonderful review.

      If you do get a chance to read HOME TO STAY, I would love to hear from you to know how you enjoyed it.

      Happy reading and good luck with the giveaway!

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  14. Loving the cover and the excerpt makes me want to dive in and read more!

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    2. I hope you will get a chance to dive in, Ruth! If you do, I hope you'll enjoy HOME TO STAY.

      Happy reading!

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  15. I'd like to see how Sawyer's & Shannon's relationship develops.

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    1. There's only one way to find out, Jana! :) I can promise that there is a happy ending.

      Good luck with the giveaway.

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  16. I love the book cover and it makes me so want to read this book.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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    1. I'm glad you like the cover, Heather. Hopefully, you'll enjoy the book, too, if you have a chance to read it!

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  17. The cover looks beautiful! Thank you for the chance!

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  18. I'm happy you like the cover, Jolanda. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  19. Thank you, once again, Suze, for welcoming me to your blog and helping me celebrate the release of HOME TO STAY! Also, huge thanks to everyone who stopped by to read this post.

    Happy reading!

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  20. This book sounds intriguing, definitely worth a try thank you x

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  21. This book sounds intriguing, definitely worth a try thank you x

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  22. I've got so much admiration for anyone in the rescue services, it must be such a difficult career. Let's hope these two get their HEA!

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