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Scarlett McKennon’s life in the big city is a big flop.  

Her cupcake bakery went under, her roommate at her expensive apartment left her high and dry, and her girlfriend just reacted to “I love you” with “No thanks.” Her sophisticated metropolitan dream has crumbled all around her, and the only thing left to do is pull up stakes and return to the small town where she grew up.  

What could be worse than limping home in defeat? The minute she steps off the train, Scarlett finds out: her first love, Joan, is waiting there to drive her into town, looking like the picture of sexy confidence. Joan was once a scared, self-conscious girl; now she’s come into her own as a mechanic and soccer coach, and Scarlett can’t help but wonder what might have been.  

Carrying on a secret high-school romance in a conservative town was brutal, and Joan hadn’t been able to take the pressure. She broke Scarlett’s heart in exchange for a “normal” life that was doomed from the beginning. Now that Joan’s divorced, fate keeps putting Scarlett in her path. They may have tried to forget each other, but their chemistry is still undeniable.  

Both women start to wonder if they might be right for each other after all... But is the spark they both feel enough, or will their shared past prove too painful to overcome? Find out in this new lesbian romance by wife-and-wife authors Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin!

©2018 Marian Snowe (P)2018 Marian Snowe

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Homecoming

The story and the characters were enjoyable. The narrator did a fine job of differentiating between the characters. In my opinion, the only negative aspect was the dialogue of the gay male character. It was cliched and stereotypical. Otherwise, I enjoyed the book and would like to hear more from these authors and this narrator.

This audiobook was provided to me at no charge, and my review is given voluntarily.

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No cupcakes for you

Spoiler warning.

The narrator uses a softer voice for scarlet and a deeper voice for joan. The novel alternates between both love interests' perspectives, but the primary focus is on Scarlet.

Unfortunately, scarlet wasn't the character I could relate to. She's pretty self centered and somewhat spoiled. After losing the love of her life in college, she easily moves on. After her business adventure busts, she moves back to her hometown. (Not sure why since her parents don't live there and she repeatedly says she doesn't know anyone).

I like joan better. Unlike Scarlet, joan seems to be "going with the flow" of her life, working to support her father and marrying a man she doesn't love just so she won't be alone. She's always there to help even though she wants nothing to do with her. She agrees to be friends despite their past breakup. She also plays mentor/substitute-parents to one of the local girls she coaches. I enjoyed listening to her coping with her struggles and finally choosing to make her life her own. I did have two problems with joan. The first is that she ghosted scarlet in the first place. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT? The second is that after scarlet drunk-calls joan, joan will later drunk-visit scarlet.

There are a few stereotypes like flannel, religion, and the gay best friend with fashion sense. They're used lightly in jest, and they're not *too* overdone. Honestly I'm surprised scarlet bought a toyota instead of a subaru. When scarlet gets into a car accident, I was worried someone was gonna die. But it all ends on a happy note.

I was hoping to have more time with the two together. It feels like a good chunk of the time they're either fighting or not together, right up until the end.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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GOOD BOOK!

I enjoyed this book however, I would have probably gotten more enjoyment if this book gave me more on Scarlett and Joan being together. The narration was good and kept you entertained. This was my first book by this author but definitely will not be my last. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Amazing story

I enjoyed everything about this book! The story was wonderful and the narration she was spot on and fit the storyline. A perfect love story I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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Not Easy Coming Back Home

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

I love romance stories like Homecoming, while at the same time getting frustrated with them. This book does an excellent job of going back and forth between the 2 primary characters, Scarlett and Joan. The frustration comes in by being able to see how much they should be together but also seeing how overthinking and fear get in the way. A majority of the book is spent seeing the difficulty Scarlett has with coming back home from the big city while Joan struggles with her feelings and what is "normal". By the end, you just want them to get together.

Amy Deuchler does an excellent job of narration of the different voices, making it easy to tell whose point of view you are listening to. There were some struggles listening to the few men parts that required a deeper voice, but they did not distract from the story at all. Overall, it is a very loving story. If you are looking for super hot sex scenes, you will be disappointed, but the realism of the love story makes this a good audiobook to listen to.

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Ended abruptly

90% of the book was the build up to their past relationship. 5% was some fillers of other people. The last 5% was them finally sleeping together and not really discussing anything or giving the reader anything to look forward to. Most of the book was will they won’t they and ending was very anti climatic. Very disappointed, I wasted a whole credit on this. I just wish they would’ve had a few more chapters of them together. Then the book would’ve been perfect.

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Enjoyable

Wish we had seen more of them together without all the fighting, but it still was a pretty good book.

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Time, struggle, tbh.

It was a good book to listen, very realistic to hear the struggle just slow.