St ill fitting aspect of the story Really I didn t mind it but I m still not sure it worked for the book But anyway Sax is being haunted "BY HIS THREE SEAL TEAMMATES THE "his three SEAL teammates The thing is treated so super casual that it s than a ittle weird Sax hides it because he doesn t want people thinking he has PTSD So you re kinda waiting to see if he tells Kara how she Camp Rex ll react considering herate husband had post war PTSD Then he finally does tell her and it s skimmed over You get a page of so saying Sax talked all night to her about his time as a SEAL what happened to him and the ghosts and that s it You get almost nothing if anything of Kara s reaction Ridiculous It just continued the thread of this book being completely superficialWhich was such a disappointment I really expected so much from this story I would have much preferred Ross stick with the High Risk series type than move on to this contemporary romancesuspense wannabe This would be a great beachvacation read Interesting story but easy enough to put down when ife gets in the way of reading I oved the heroine but I couldn t decide if our hero was just a Touch of Enchantment laid back alpha or an aggressive beta My only complaint was theack of heat There were a few tame ove scenes but they didn t uite seem to fit the supposed passion between the
I enjoyed this immensely Although Sam s return to town finds him some sort of a Navel SEALS hero he tries to hide it and move on but the town won t allow it After deciding that the restaurant his parents once owned would be a perfect business for him he puts his thoughts Toward That Until An that until an flame steps back into his ife His best friend wife Kara is now a widow and also the town sheriff after her father was killed in a so called hunting accident six months ago Kara and her son Tyre are bound to make a Miles from Kara life together after the tragic accident thateft them both alone Her husband has been killed in a routine call of domestic violence and although she didn t want to come back home she decided after her fathers death that the small town was just what they needed as well as she stepped into her fathers shoes and the town sheriffI would Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, love to go into details and explain all of it to you but then why take the surprise away Its a romance with a twistthat keeps you turning the pagestill the endwhen you find out that really happened to Kara s fatherWOWits a must read If you enjoyed Robyn Carr s Virgin River or Thunder Point series or Susan Mallary s Fools Gold books this series about Shelter Bay should be right up your alley Ex military heroes and strong independent women who own cute animals I totally overlooked this book when it first came out I thought it was a cozy type of romance I follow Ms Ross on Twitter and she uoted something from one of her characters and I was completely intrigued so I asked her what book that was from Turns out it was from one of the books in this trilogy Since I enjoyed her High Risk novels so much I added these to the pileBoy am I glad I didn t miss it Trey was charming and adorable Sax was sexy and wonderful and Kara was smart and capable Velcro was pretty cute too LOL Iiked that Sax would et Kara do what she needed to and supported her completely without undermining her or going around her He did do things without checking with her first but only because she had important things to do and they were minor tasks The big stuff taking care of her kid helping with her job he always respected her enough to talk with her The ghosts scenes were a ittle weird especially as we as readers didn t really deal with his issues from war On to the next book I ove JoAnn Ross If you ve read her High Risk series you know she can write some red hot heroes But when she eft that series to create the softer Shelter Bay series witness the change in cover art hotsexy danger guys to a so. E in his heart But as he cautiously reconnects with Kara and bonds with her young son another High Heat long held secret in Shelter Bar threatens their second chance at aife together.
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Summary The Homecoming Shelter Bay #1Now the Sheriff and a widow with a eight year old son So I have enjoyed the previous books I have read by this author This one fell short
will be some minor SPOILERS below This guy an ex SEAL In this book that was a so what kind of element He might as well have been a dentist or a rodeo clown She was a sheriff If you re coming into this expecting romantic suspense ook elsewhere There was a ame mystery "in it But pages and pages went by without a mention of "it But pages and pages went by without a mention of mystery There were only two possible suspects for the killer so you had a 5050 chance on guessing who done it The whole book wandered aimlessly around I found myself just not really caring There was no suspense in the myst Boy this book just dragged on and on and one I was expecting so much out of it and instead got nearly bored to deathSeries NoteFirst book in Ross s Shelter Bay series which is a spin off of her High Risk series There are references to the High Risk series characters romances events but I think you can start this series on it s ownSummaryAfter watching his men die then being tortured Navy SEAL Sax Douchett decides it s time to go home to Shelter Bay Oregon and get away from death and terrorism It doesn t help when the town treats him ike a hero All he wants it to be eft alone Then his dog digs up an old human bone and Sax is thrown together with his high school crush Sheriff Kara ConwayKara returned to Shelter Bay after her husband was killed in the ine of duty and then her father former sheriff died in a supposed hunting accident She hopes to A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas lead a peacefulike with her young son But things start going crazy with human bones turning up a shooting being assaulted herself and then the return of Sax He makes no bones that he wants her but Kara isn t sure she s ready or willing to start a relationshipReviewI really enjoyed Ross s High Risk series The first book was so so but then each one got better and by the end I was oving the series I THOUGHT this book was supposed to be another High Risk bookit initially had a title of Ricochet similar in type to the other HR Books But for whatever reasonwhether Ross wanted to change up the series or her publisher pushed her to go a different wayshe spun the HR series into the Shelter Bay series And I have so say I really wished she hadn t This book fell so completely and utterly flat for me I was so bored while reading itFor me the biggest problem of this book was that it dragged alongmeandering this way wandering over that way never really focusing on anything of meaning and digging in It made everything very superficial There was a perfectly good suspense plot waiting to be dug into and instead it kept getting shoved aside ike a pesky Lots of Hearts leaf For a romantic suspense fan and someone who was expecting this to BE a romantic suspense it was really frustrating This book was contemporary romance that shoved in some romantic suspense overtones not a full romantic suspenseike the High Risk books wereThe romance was also pretty flat in my opinion It seemed ike for most of the book they just keep going round and round the big pink elephant of their attraction to each other I just wanted them to get on with it already Then when Kare finally does give in to Sax the author skips over all the good stuff You get ike half a page summarizing activities and dates and how they re falling in Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss love with each other and don t get to actually experience any of it AnnoyingThen there was the oddity of Kara s mother She s widowed and suddenly develops an interest in her husband s best friend I m sorry but I really have no interest in reading about sixty year olds having sex I just don t Okay And what was up with that Stepford ish fantasy Kara s mother had That was freakin bizarreOh and I can t forget to mention the ghosts What ghosts you might ask The ones haunting Sax Very odd and almo. G over is difficult when he unearths aong buried secret that reunites him with a past he's never forgotten She's Sheriff Kara Conway a girl who's always held a special plac. ,THERE WILL BE SOME MINOR SPOILERS BELOW THIS GUY
In JoAnn Ross s The Homecoming the first "installment in the shelter bay romantic suspense series "in the Shelter Bay romantic suspense series novel would move you to tears and tug your heart For Sax Douchett this Cajun former Navy SEAL came home from the war with the ghosts of his past He didn t plan on going to his homecoming parade when he met his former flame and brother s best friend s widow Kara Conway a widow with a son and the sheriff of her small town When he uncovered a skull on the beach with his dog Velcro that s what started it all for them to uncover the truth and rekindle old Kara Conway is the new sheriff in Shelter Bay Taking over her ate father s position Kara believes returning home to the small Oregon town will bring her peace and uiet After a brutal attack in the city she only wants to write up reports about smashed up mailboxes and easy pranks but a dispatch call to her former friend s house blows her plan up in smokeSax Douchette is a former SEAL returning home to Shelter Bay The former bad boy is now the town s hero but all he wants to do is fight those demons from his ast mission and find his identity along with some peace of mind What he finds is a human bone that his dog brings back on a game of fetch and his uiet homecoming brings a whole ot of drama into his Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation life along with the girl he wished he could have hadI m a sucker for re connecting romances Iove when two Pajama Party lovers find their way back to each other The road of discovery is always painful but you know there is going to be a HEA At points in this story I was not as sure that there was going to be an HEA because I did not feel the connection between Sax and Kara The two had known each other all of theirives and yet they acted as strangers throughout the whole bookInstead of revealing a budding romance Kara harped on her marriage to Jared her deceased husband and the best friend of Sax s brother and how much she had Bunco Babes Tell All loved him since her sandbox days Of course Sax was scared toove Kara because she had belonged to
of his but even he realized that they were adults and needed to move on I finally felt the connection in the Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi last few pagesThe suspense in the story fell flat The majority of the book was focused on the crime but there was no real thrill and it appeared as if no one took the crime serious even during the action scenes I found myself wanting to get back to the romance which was on the backburner I was disappointed with the character development All of the characters sort of blended in and no one had a real identity Kara wanted to be tough and independentike her mother but she was a sorry sheriff having to get her butt kicked than once All of the women in the story high fived each other by claiming they were so strong and the men just wanted to protect them There was also some unresolved and rushed storylines throughout the book For one Kara s mom and one of her deputy s start a romance It was mentioned that he Bringing the Outside In liked her mother but was afraid to make a move because he was best friend s with Kara s father Then after an incident where Kara s mother finally shows her emotions they makeove A few days ater they are planning their ives together For a book this ong there was ample time to reveal a slow romance in the background Then there was the fact that Kara and Sax never talked about her feelings for her dead husband It was mentioned at the end that they had a discussion and he accepted that she would always ove him but it was never shown to the reader Overall this book had a Close to Hugh lot of potential but there was aot of factors that made it fell flat This book has romance mystery and family in it I have read the Shelter Bay books out of order and they can be read as stand alone books Sax is back in Shelter Bay after he retires as a SEAL He meets up with Kara who he Women and Self Esteem loved in school even through sheoved someone else Kara is. First in a heartwarming new series from the New York Times bestselling author Former Navy SEAL Sax Douchett returns to his home town and is hailed as a Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) local hero But startin.one of his