Monday, July 24, 2017

Review 'Home Field' by Laurie Winter year after her husband is killed in action, Julie Ellis is back in her hometown and focused on raising her young son. Then Reagan Harrison bursts into her life—a cocky, charming linebacker who leaves her off balance.

As a successful, professional athlete, Reagan believes he has it all. But after meeting Julie, he finds every excuse in the book to spend time with her. Despite his best efforts not to fall too hard, Reagan envisions a future with Julie, along with the little boy he’s come to love as his own.

While Reagan’s protective love begins to mend Julie’s spirit, she can’t suppress her continued deep devotion to her late husband’s memory. And when a letter arrives from beyond the grave, Reagan resolves to provide her with the answers she desperately needs to heal. Now Julie must choose either to keep her heart closed off or remove the lock and fight for a future with Reagan. Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
June 30th, 2017
Warriors of the Heart #1
Contemporary Romance
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My Review:

When I read the book description of ‘Home Field’ I just knew this was a book I’d like to read. I love romance novels, and a romance novel about a professional athlete just sounded perfect. And that cover definitely made me want to read this book even more. 

In ‘Home Field’ we meet young widow Julie Ellis. Julie lost her husband when he was employed in Afghanistan little over a year ago. The only thing that keeps Julie going is her beautiful young son. When Julie gets invited to go to a banquet, she really doesn’t want to go. But her mom insists on her having a little fun for once. It’s time Julie start living again! But that’s easier said than done. At the banquet Julie meets handsome Reagan Harrison. Reagan is a professional athlete who’s has gained a lot of fame and he is known for his charms and being surrounded by many beautiful woman. But when he meets Julie, everything changes. But how can he win the heart of a woman who loves another man?

‘Home Field’ is a beautiful book that grabbed me from the very first page. Julie Ellis is a very nice, and caring woman who has lost the love of her life. And it’s hard for Julie to keep going. The only thing that keeps her going is her son. And boy was it nice to read about Julie and her son. I loved how Julie loved her son, and did everything to make his life good even though his father would never be coming home. 

The romance between Julie and Reagan is from the very beginning very beautiful, sweet and enchanting to read about. I loved those two! I love how this big strong athlete Reagan fell in love with Julie, and tried to do everything is his power to win her heart. I loved how Reagan was with Julie’s son. It was touching and I just couldn’t stop reading this book.

I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. Most times I have trouble loving a book about second love. Not that there’s something wrong about it. I just always kind a feels sad that the first love didn’t work out. And I’m always a little scared that the ‘new’ romance will always feel like the second best thing. But in this book the romance between Julie and Reagan definitely didn’t feel like the second best. 

Honestly, there was nothing about ‘Home Field’ I didn’t like. It was a charming book, with some amazing chemistry and I just loved it. I definitely need to read more books by Laurie Winter.

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About the Author:

Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.

For more information about Laurie Winter please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review by the author and Lola’s Blog Tours.

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