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The Perfect Homecoming

Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Series: Pine River, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (273 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Julia London delivers another standalone, heartwarming love story in her Pine River series.

Emma Tyler's cool exterior and penchant for sarcasm keep most people from getting too close...and an unusual compulsion drives her to steal from the few men who do. When her trophy-collecting habit goes too far, she quits her ritzy event-planning job in Los Angeles and runs away to Pine River, hiding with her estranged half sisters at Homecoming Ranch and caring for Leo Kendrick, her ailing friend.

Thrillseekers Anonymous founder Cooper Jessup has his hands full with work and his brother's looming prison release date. But when a client asks him to track down Emma Tyler to retrieve a stolen memento, Cooper can't turn down the money...or the chance to see the beautiful Emma again.

When Cooper comes to collect the item, Emma refuses to admit the horrible truth. This handsome man may see right through her steely veneer, but can he get close enough to show her how love and honesty can heal a troubled heart?

©2015 Dinah Dinwiddie (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Good book, great performance

It was a great story. I like the fact that it was different and quirky. But I really had to write review just in case the editor, author, performer read this...I never comment on the actual reading and performance of a book but this one was quite memorable! Thank you! Not only did it facilitate the reading but it added to it! Wonderful job!!!

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Loved it!

Absolutely loved this trilogy. Leo as the narrator was a perfect choice. He was so funny talking about everyone in his life.

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LOVED IT!!!!

I so loved this book, the whole series! I laughed, anguished, and cried. I really connected with all the characters and will miss them.

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Love this series

What a wonderful group of characters. Many flawed and they feel like real people and make you care about them.

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  • Raemar3356
  • Williamsport, PA, United States
  • 02-26-15

Home again.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Although these books can be stand alone, I like to have the whole series for background on the characters. I really enjoy all the books in this series and the series that ties in with it (Thrillseekers). I would recommend all of them. There is plenty of humor plus the feeling that these characters are as frail and fallable as any human.

What did you like best about this story?

I think that Emma was who she was whether other people liked her or not. I understand how people would assume she had a form of Aspbergers (having an autistic child, I know they can say things that most people filter) and maybe she really did.

What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does a good job of distinguishing voices from one character to the next. I like her work.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. There were some parts where you had to laugh but the parts that were sad literally made be cry. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read the other books in this series, there is a conclusion that you knew was coming and is still something you wish would change.

Any additional comments?

I have most of Julia London's audibles that are this genre. I'm not into the historical romances but I do like the contemporary ones.

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  • Jamaica
  • 09-06-19

did love the lead female character

this book is about someone who was emotionally scar in her teenage years and how it played out as she got older. it was interesting. narrators were fine. but the story didn't hold me.

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Very memorable read

Loved Loved Loved Leo, his character made this book special. I’ll read The Perfect Homecoming again.

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Loved it

I especially love it when Leo talks and tells his story. Any time it’s about him I’m usually laughing out loud. Until the end of course but even after I still laughed.

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Poor Emma!

It's Emma's turn to show us what she's made of and Cooper makes her shine! This is a great series! Even though this book is a stand-alone, the whole series is worth your time.

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Happy ending with a bit of sad reality mixed in

In this final book of the Pine River Saga, we learn more about Emma Tyler, and what has made her the way she is. We also get to read the rest of Leo's story. I absolutely love that the author brought in characters from other series of hers that I have read.

I actually didn't think Leo was going to make it to his big game, but, now that I have read the book, I understand why it was written that he did make it. Having had a family member die from a terminal illness, I can remember how, once a big date or event was reached, things went quickly from there. I like the description of Leo running though, that is how I picture it as well.

As for Emma, I had to laugh at her feeling that the men each owed her something. Especially given the recent news out of Hollywood, you almost agree with her, but you don't agree with her motives for being with them in the first place. I did like the climax of how Cooper found out just how deep the issue was. I also liked what happened with the St. Christopher Metal.

No big surprises in this book, but, definitely a good happy ending story, with a little bit of sad reality mixed in.

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  • vjj
  • 04-27-15

Good read

Good read. Have read all three in the series. Characters are portrayed well. Enjoyed the series.