Series: Country Roads Kelley #1
Published by Carina Press
Pub Date: November 25th 2013
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Logging manager Matt Shaw is wary when Kayla Edwards, the owner of Mountain Specialty Spices, hires his firm to harvest timber on her Appalachian property. It’s a place he knows better than the back of his calloused hand—it’s his family’s old homestead, lost years ago in a painful foreclosure. He’s hauled himself up from dirt-floor poor since then, and resolves to stay professional… But Kayla’s vivacious beauty makes it hard to focus on his job.
Home. That’s how army-brat-turned-foodie Kayla feels about her new mountain hideaway. What’s more, the hottest lumberjack ever to swing an axe has agreed to manage her timber crop and get the old maple syrup operations back on tap. Matt’s ruggedly sexy ways and passion for the land have her falling hard.
The heat between them grows wild…until Kayla discovers that Matt hasn’t been upfront with her. She feels devastated, and worst of all, used. How can Matt prove it’s her he wants and not her land?
I’ve always been such a big fan Inez Kelley’s contemporaries. They always tug at the heartstrings and they’re always steamy. I love the concept behind Take Me Home. Matt falling for the girl who lives on the land once owned for generations by his family. What a pickle!! But see, Matt is such a good guy that resentment or payback was never his game. He just plain ol’ fell for this girl from the start. His mistake was not telling her about his history with her land. I’m sure you can guess how that played out. Yup. It was a really emotional last third of the book for me. I loved that Inez gave them both time to figure things out. It was the right way to go, especially after the type of hurt Kayla felt.
But let’s rewind a little. Matt and Kayla have a great relationship. They have common interests and are both tough and confident. I loved that Kayla made the first move. I’m a first move kind of girl myself. ;) They have great chemistry, in and out of the bedroom. I also loved the setting and the fact I learned some things on foresting and maple sugar making. The cast of characters we got to meet in Take Me Home have me super excited about other books in this series. They were all memorable and interesting.
Inez Kelley does it again and gives us a touching, sexy contemporary in Take Me Home. It’s perfect for this time of year too, so you should definitely add it to your holiday reading lists. And you can’t beat the price of under $3!! Or enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies below!