Mar 14, 2019

No Place Like Home by Maxine Morrey Review

No Place Like Home
By Maxine Morrey
Release Date: March 4th, 2019
HQ Digital
Tour Host: Rachel's Random Resources
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Two hearts. One home?
Eleanor Laing has a very good reason to want to stay single: her last relationship put her in danger. And she’s worried that while the physical scars will heal, the emotional ones never can. So, traveling to Kansas for her best friend Sandy’s wedding, Eleanor’s in need of some time alone. And Sandy’s brother Ben’s rural and idyllic ranch seems like the perfect place for it.
Ben comes with his own baggage – a failed marriage in his past, and a big question mark over his future – and he knows the feelings he had for Eleanor belong firmly in the history books. But, sitting on his porch with her, he’s never felt more at home.
Both of them swore they were better off alone… yet is it possible that two broken hearts could come together to heal?

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Before we get into my review of No Place Like Home by Maxine Morrey, I want to warn you this book contains scenes of domestic violence, and while it is a very small part of the book, it is important to the storyline. So if you do not want to read about domestic violence, then this book is not for you. 

This is the first Maxine Morrey book I have ever read, but she had been recommended to me by several of my friends from home (England), so I thought that I would jump at the chance to read her latest book. Now rather than get into the synopsis of the story, I’m just going to tell you about my personal feelings. 

No Place Like Home starts in an absolutely horrific way, with domestic violence, and I have to admit that it was a complete shock for me to read it. But once I got past that first chapter, I could see where it fit into the book, but my heart definitely broke for the female lead character Ellie, and I felt blessed for her that she had such amazing friends like Zak and Sandy! Then there is Ben, Sandy’s brother and the male lead in the book, and his story is heartbreaking too, though in a completely different way. 

I will also say that I’m so happy that the secondary characters also had such a big impact on this story. Though to tell you the truth, I could have totally done without seeing Cyndi ever again.  

No Place Like Home was an absolute joy to read, and Maxine Morrey has definitely been added to my auto-buy like, as her writing is absolutely magical! 

I give No Place Like Home 5 stars! 

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Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.

As time went by, she continued to write, but 'normal' work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.

In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK's 'Write Christmas' competition with her first romantic comedy, 'Winter's Fairytale'.

Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.

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