I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Way Home is the second book I’ve read from Linda and I loved this story. This book can be read as a standalone but I did read book #1 to get familiar with the characters as they are interconnected. I can’t explain to you how many times I cried reading this. I would suggest reading this book indoors because face it, non-readers may think that you are crazy lol.
The story is told from Nate’s point of view which was perfect. Nate was big, tough but most of all he was my type of alpha male. He was caring, loving and protective with what he considered his. Nate's story is very heartbreaking but I couldn't help but root for him to come up from the feelings he was drowning in. I fell in love with him instantly.
Truthfully, for some reason I just could not place Miley. I liked Miley, she was funny, protective, and caring. I also liked that she wasn’t your typical cry baby type of heroine.
The Way Home was well written and I was even able to read it in 2 days. I loved reading about Kara, Jake, Devon, Addie and the gang that reappeared in this book. The Way Home left me with so many emotions but I was happy with the ending of the book. A good read in my opinion. Give it a try if you like the big ,dark and protective guy that is finally trying to come to terms with what happen in his past.
“You didn’t get too hot, did you?” she asked, her expression filled with concern.
“Nah, I’m fine,” I muttered, scratching my beard. I turned away and slammed the car’s hood down, and then I took a deep breath to try to gain control of myself.
I would not touch her.
I would not.
A soft hand landed on my shoulder at the same time a splatter of rain loudly plopped against the car’s hood. A few drops landed on my skin. It was cold, but I could have sworn I heard them sizzle since her touch had set me on fire. Need coursed through my body overriding my senses. Overhead, the clouds were heavy and dark. In the air there was the overwhelming scent of rain mixed with the sweet scent of the woman standing behind me.
I couldn’t fucking take it.
Pushed beyond my control, I spun around to face her. For the rest of my life whenever I smelled the scent of honeysuckle, I would always think of her. When her pink tongue darted out to briefly skim her lower lip, I lost all train of thought. She was teasing me. My body automatically gravitated to hers. Sultry eyes full of want stared back at me with a heat that matched my own. I reached out a hand and cupped her jaw, then slid my hand along her neck where I was able to tangle my fingers in her thick hair in order to draw her closer. My other arm encircled her waist, and I pulled her flush against me. All of that softness and those curves melding into mine turned my brain to mush.
She felt like fucking heaven and the answer to all of my prayers.
“Nate,” she whispered, and the tortured sound of my name slipping past her lips was downright unbearable.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, there was a split second where sanity tried to return. Maybe, I should let her go. The sky chose that exact moment to open up. A torrent of summer rain washed all of that damn nonsense straight from my head. My lips crashed down onto hers, sinking into all of that sweetness. I devoured her whole. Never had anything tasted as good as the woman in my arms. She was fucking addictive.
Linda Oaks has always had a passion for books. At the age of five, she was a book of the month club member. Her love for books eventually led her to a love of writing. She resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, two children, three dogs and a pet rabbit named Dozer. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Instagram. She can be also be reached by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves connecting with her readers.