Title: Home to Danger
Author: S.C. Wynne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
At a Glance: I highly recommend this book, as it was an engaging and easy read.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Jason Sinclair isn’t very good at relationships, which is no surprise given a childhood with an eccentric father and an unloving, emotionally damaged mother. After leaving home at seventeen, Jason has spent the past four years doing everything he could to stay away. That changes when he learns his mother is dying of cancer, and he grudgingly returns to Larame Bay to say good-bye.
Word on the street is that Jason will sell his family’s property and run back to LA the minute his mother dies, but when Jason meets the new groundskeeper, the sexy and confident Adam Trent, all that changes. As Jason begins to fall for Adam, he surprises everyone, including himself, by sticking around after all.
However, it doesn’t take long to realize someone out there desperately wants Jason gone from Larame Bay and will make sure that happens—one way or another.
Review: S.C. Wynne’s bio states that she likes to write characters who are usually a little jaded, funny and ultimately, redeemed through love…. this sums up Jason Sinclair exactly.
Jason has had a hard upbringing, what with his dad dying when he was young and his mother being emotionally distant. Is it any wonder that his last boyfriend called him dead inside? S.C. Wynne knows how to write her characterizations – I could picture Jason and his mother, the housekeeper Belinda, and Adam the very sexy groundskeeper. This is not an easy journey, as absolution never is, but it is a believable journey, and my heart ached for these characters – while simultaneously laughing at the jokes Jason tells. Nothing about this story is trite; add a little mystery on top of the emotional, and the time while reading this book just flies by! Because not only are Jason and Adam falling in love, but since Jason’s mom is dying, the vultures are circling for the lucrative property they own, which will go to Jason on his mother’s death, and someone is willing to commit murder to make sure that they get first dibs on the land. Jason learns to open himself up emotionally with the help and support of Adam, and they both have to figure out how not to die in the process.
How does S.C. Wynne keep all these balls in the air, plot-wise, while keeping the whole book upbeat and witty? Incredibly. Interestingly. Impossibly well! I highly recommend this book, as it was an engaging and easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
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