Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Book Review: Home Tears by Tijan

Home Tears


Dec. 1, 2016

Borrowed via
Kindle Unlimited

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GR's Summary:

Dani's survived a lot of sh*t storms. Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm--being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister. 

There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she's back, and nothing's the same. 

With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed--kind of--bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she's about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life. Only this time, she may not survive. 

**Full-length standalone.

My Thoughts:

Home Tears is the story of Dani O'Hara.  Dani left her small hometown after her best friend and first love, Jake, left her for her younger sister.  Since than Dani has been broken, and a tragedy in her life has left her feeling hopeless, and unable to let the walls that she has erected around her heart down.

Dani decides to return to the home she left ten years ago.  She is looking for hope, and healing.  Since she left, her younger sister Erica died, and Jake is now with Dani's oldest sister, Julia.  Jonah Bannon, the man that every woman wants for herself, and every man respects, keeps putting himself in her path.  He can tell that she needs a friend.  Even though she is resistant at first, Dani forms a strong connection with him, and finds herself confiding in him, in a way that she has never been able to do with atone else.

As Dani spends time in town she establishes close friendships, and stands toe to toe against her sister Julia, who shows nothing but contempt, anger, jealousy, and bitterness towards her.  Soon, Dani learns that her family has a lot of skeleton's in the closet, and as she begins to touch on a few of them, she is determined to get to the truth.

Home Tears had a very different feel to it that Tijan's other stories.  It was slower-paced, and reminded me in some ways of a small town Jill Shalvis novel.  There were less steamy scenes and the emphasis wasn't on romance like the typical Tijan novel. Instead the story was focused on the main character being given hope, healing her soul, and finding the strength to stop running away whenever she couldn't face some of the hardest moments in her life. 

My Rating:

Home Tears had drama, angst, hope, romance, and family secrets to be revealed.  I enjoyed this small town story.  It was a good read!  I give, Home Tears, by Tijan 3.5 Overcoming Painful Experiences, Finding Strength, Healing, and Hope Filled Stars!!! 

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About the Author:

I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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