Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HOME FREE by Claire McEwen - Review Tour and Giveaway

Home Free
by Claire McEwen


GENRE:   Contemporary Romance - Category



His first taste of freedom was only the beginning…

Arch Hoffman has paid for his crimes. All he wants is to come home to rural California and start over. He's not looking to be a hero when he rescues a wedding cake from hitting the dirt at the ranch next door. But culinary artist Mandy Allen's irresistible smile makes him glad to save the day—and thankful that they're neighbors. 

Mandy's just the distraction Arch needs. Her sweet voice quiets the memories that threaten his chance to be a better man, and he's determined to help her confront her fears. But the past is its own prison, and even love might not be enough to set them free.


Home Free is part of the Sierra Legacy series by Claire McEwen and is the final visit with the Hoffman family.  Each of the Hoffman children have had to deal with a childhood that was less than optimum.  Arch Hoffman has more to overcome than most.  He is just out of prison and is trying to come to terms with life in the outside world.  He is afraid that he will not succeed in becoming a new and better person.  Mandy Allen has her own past that is holding her back.  When the two meet the two strike a spark and it seems each is what the other needs.  Having said that the relationship does not run smoothly.  Mandy has to overcome her fears and Arch has to believe in the man he has become.  I like the fact that there was not instant solution.  It takes time and experience for both to believe in themselves and then believe in their love.  They are both great characters and they come alive on the pages of the book.  I felt for both and was pulling for them throughout the story.  This is part of a series but it works well as a standalone.  There will be future books in the Sierra Legacy series and I think I saw a hook for the next character to have their story and HEA.  When the next book comes out I will see if I am right or wrong.  I loved the cover.  Arch looks just like I pictured him in my mind.


“Your cake is okay, too.”

His words were small pieces of a miracle. How was it even possible? Mandy pushed herself up to sitting, every part of her stiff, shaky and stinging.

The dark-haired man was on one knee, as if he was about to propose. And in his arms, perfectly upright, perfectly intact, was her perfect cake.

Mandy stared at him, wondering if she’d fallen right into some kind of fairy tale. Because only in stories did someone this handsome show up out of nowhere and save the day. He even had the wavy black hair of a fairy-tale prince.

Holy cow, she was staring at him like a possum at a flashlight. She scrambled to her feet, brushing at her hands and elbows, trying to ignore all the throbbing and stinging. “Thank you!” Her throat was pebbled with gratitude, tumbling the words out ragged as she leaned over and lifted the tray from his outstretched hands. “I can’t believe you saved it!”

“My pleasure.” He rose from the dirt. And rose. And rose. There had to be over six feet of him.

“It was a really good catch.” She sounded like a kid meeting a sports hero, all awestruck. But he was overwhelming. Each piece of him, from his height to the sharp cheekbones that slashed across his angular face, was larger than average. He was hard to take in all at once. And he’d saved her cake.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.
Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course!  She loves to write complex heroes and heroines who grow and find themselves through their search for love.



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  1. Love the book. Great to have you here today. Sorry for the delay posting comments

  2. What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  4. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)


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