Friday, July 17, 2020

Home to Me by Catherine Bybee

A brave woman’s flight from the past leads her toward new love in a novel about courage, hope, and second chances by Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of My Way to You.

After Erin Fleming escapes from her controlling and abusive ex, she finds refuge in the heart of Santa Clarita, California. Eager to start over, she has a new name, a new look, and a new career. Settled into a private guesthouse, Erin can breathe free. Far from the shadows she’s outrun, Erin is finally learning to live for herself. Her new unexpected friendship with her landlord starts to crack open the armor Erin’s enclosed herself in. But it’s Matt who speeds up the pace of Erin’s heart and makes her wish for things she believes she can never have.

Matt Hudson, a firefighter in one of California’s wildfire epicenters, has a passion for danger. He lives for the adrenaline rush his profession awards him. But his protective instincts take over once Matt meets Erin. So does an attraction he can’t deny. Above all else, he’s determined to prove to Erin that she can trust him. As the sparks between them ignite, so does a real-world danger. Erin’s past is not letting go. It’s just in hiding.

Before Erin’s ex finds her, she and Matt have to find him. And finally put an end to everything that’s becoming a threat to their love, and to Erin’s life.

Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series – and I have to tell you that it is another winner! A completely different direction of travel, but again, a strong female lead who, given the support of those immediately around her, succeeds against the odds. I would definitely recommend that you read them in order, as that way you will get to meet all the important players and understand some of the dynamics which are important here too.

Erin appeared in My Way to You as the new tenant in Parker Sinclair's guesthouse. She was clearly hiding from something but the impression she gave was of being damaged, not a criminal, so they welcomed her and gave her space. A few hints once given when a bit tipsy and the way that she flinches near men, have made everyone assume she fled from an abusive situation, but no one is going to press for more information. Parker's boyfriend's brother, firefighter Matt, was attracted to her from the very first moment he met her – and he plans on doing all he can to make her smile, and hopefully date.

As he works hard to gain her trust and show her he is genuine and good, Erin starts to believe that maybe there is a chance that she could have a new and happy life. But at the same time, her lawyer tells her that her husband refuses to grant her a divorce and the protection order is refused renewal... so she is in a terrible predicament, as she would never want to put her new friends at risk.

There is a lovely romance playing out in this book, with Matt enlisting the help of his family to reassure and protect Erin, as well as taking every opportunity to help her enjoy the freedom and passion that they share. As things get difficult, he knows he has to stop her from running. Bybee does a brilliant job of ramping up the drama, but giving us hope as well.

Another excellent story with lots of engaging threads and underlying themes that make this a great read. I am really looking forward to future stories already!

Also Available in the Creek Canyon Series

Book 1
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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written twenty-seven books that have collectively sold more than three million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, the Most Likely To series, and the First Wives series.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Home to Me (Creek Canyon #2) by Catherine Bybee to read and review.

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