Review: His Hometown Girl

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Title: His Hometown Girl
Author: Karen Rock
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin

Synopsis from Goodreads:
He'd always managed to best her…

Jodi Chapman will do whatever it takes to get top care for her autistic son. If that means going home and convincing local farmers to sell their land, so be it. Even if her biggest opponent, childhood rival Daniel Gleason, is equally determined to convince farmers to buy into his co-op plan. And he's not playing fair.

Facing off against Daniel is the last thing Jodi wants. The attraction that's always fueled their competitiveness is as strong as ever and just as distracting. But with both their futures on the line, and years of distrust between them, how can they ever be on the same side?

My Thoughts

His Hometown Girl is probably one of the few novels I've read that are not about teenagers, and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The story centers on Jodi Chapman as she struggles to do what's best for her autistic son Tyler. Unfortunately, the best opportunity she has to do this is to acquire land for her company from her hometown of Cedar Bay, which also means going head to head against Daniel Gleason, her high school boyfriend.

It was refreshing to read something that involves problems with jobs and children, because nothing like that ever really comes up in the books I usually read. The pacing is just right, and the plot is easy to find yourself attached to. I like that it focuses a lot on family in addition to the romance, too. There are a lot of heartwarming moments that you just won’t be able to help smiling about.

I adore Jodi for being such a selfless person, especially when it comes to her son. She’s such a strong person to be willing to give up anything and everything for Tyler, even when she thought it meant her own happiness. Daniel is also hard not to love; he fights for what he believes in and is an overall great man. Even supporting characters like Sue and Aunt Grace are easily likeable, and having all of them together makes for a rather pleasant reading experience.

Honestly, I don’t really have all that much to say about this novel except that it’s one of those feel good stories that will tug at your heartstrings. It’s a wonderful read; definitely something that I would recommend! :)

My Rating


Karen Rock said...

Wow! Thank you so much, Dyane!! What a beautiful review and I appreciate your insights and beautiful written analysis so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it :) :)

Dyane said...

Thank you so much too! It really is a beautiful book; you're an amazing writer! :)

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