Review: Lead Me Home

cover-lead me homeTitle: Lead Me Home
Author: Candi Wall
Series: Home is Where the Heat is #2
Genre: Red Hot Contemporary
Length: Novella
Available: July 14th

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He knows just how to tame this filly, but it’ll be one wild ride.

As far as Chloe Garrison is concerned, Nick Westing was carved by the gods. Her one and only plan while visiting her best friend in Texas: get that sexy cowboy into her bed as often as possible until it’s time to return to New York.

After a whirlwind week she slips away, thinking it best to make a clean break. Exceptshe can’t get Nick out of her head. And when he unexpectedly walks into her office, her first instinct is to find her defenses before she loses her panties.

Nick jumped at the chance to accompany his brother to New York for a photo shoot,but now that he’s here, he’s pissed. Seems Chloe is doing everything in her power to ignore him. The tender part of him understands her need for space.

The wilder side of him teases and torments her until she finally admits she’s missed him. Even though she walks away, in his book it’s a win. Because one way or another, he’s going to convince her they belong together.

Warning: Contains a commitment-phobic city girl who wants her cowboy—and hates that she wants him. And a hot, sweet-as-sin Texan with the patience and skill to show her she belongs by his side, in his world, and in his bed.


Source: ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley

This is a quick, hot read that doesn’t waste much time on niceties such as much introduction to the characters or a deep emotional plot. I read the first in the series so I did at least know who these characters are, but if you’re new to this it might be best to just hang on and enjoy the ride.

Nick is a sexy cowboy, Chloe is a confident woman, they have a few naughty moments together in Texas before Chloe makes a run for it back to New York. Mostly because Nick – who mentions at the start of their fun that he only does one night stands – turns into a good guy who wants more, while Chloe is not interested in relationships.

What follows is fairly familiar, except the woman is the one running away. I have to say I wasn’t too impressed with Chloe’s behaviour, unable to resist Nick one moment, shoving him away and riding off with another guy the next. I’m not a fan of promiscuity in my romances, especially when it involves using someone purely to drive thoughts of someone else out of mind, so Chloe didn’t win any points from me there regardless of how far she takes things. Then again, it would have been nice to have known when Nick turned from one-night man into forever-with-you guy. It all happens so quickly – including the end, where things are resolved a little too quickly and too neatly for me, which is a common curse with novellas.

If you want something quick and sexy without much of a plot or emotional entanglements, then this will fit the bill.


Lead Me Home is out July 14th!
Visit Candi Wall for more details.

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