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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby

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When You Make It Home
by Claire Ashby
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2014

Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.

When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.

Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?

4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Can two people going through their own personal struggles find love when they least expect it?  They did not mean to fall in love but can they move on together.

Meg Michaels owns a bookstore which she runs with her twin brother and she is pregnant.  To make matters interesting she recently broke off her engagement to her fiancĂ© who recently got his dream job in China and he is not the father.  The father is her first love whom she ended up having an affair with despite he is still married and has four kids.  But when she told him about her pregnancy, he tells her he still in love with his wife and is going back to her.

Theo Taylor is a casualty of war, a wounded medic who comes home to heal.  He hates that people pity him as he struggles with his injuries and pain medicine.  He does not see himself as a hero and just wants to move on without people worrying about him.

At his welcome home party, Meg isn’t feeling well and goes upstairs to lie down.  In walks Theo  whose room she ends up in and they end up sharing the bed platonically.  He finds about her pregnancy which only her best friend knows who also is pregnant.

They start to get to know each other as he ends up moving in.  Theo helps her get ready for the baby and remodeling one of the rooms for the baby.  The time they spend together draws them close as they end up together and admitting their love for each other.

When the father of the baby reenters the scene, feelings go astray.  The baby room is complete and Theo moves out and disappears.  Meg has to deal with it along her relationship with her step mom and that of her mom who disappeared from her life when she was young.  Life isn’t all it seems.
Will Theo and Meg find away to come together as each tries to move forward?

Claire Ashby was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta. At a young age, she began keeping journals and over time embellished the details of her quiet days. Eventually, she let go of writing reality altogether and delved completely into the world of fiction.

When she's not reading or writing, she spends her time watching extreme survival shows and taking long walks after nightfall. She has an unnatural love of high places, but still regrets the time she skydived solo. She believes some things are better left to the imagination. She resides in Austin with her family and a pack of wild dogs.

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