Title: Can’t Go Home (Oasis Waterfall #1)
Author: Angelisa Stone
Published Date: September 26th 2013
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Everyone has secrets; secrets meant to be kept—hidden away where nobody can discover the truth. Adrian O’Donnell (aka: Dre Donley) is no exception. Dre spins tales and half-truths like it’s his job, keeping the reality of his past buried deep within each lie he fabricates. On the other hand, Kathryn Howell is the exception to the rule. She’s a straight-shooter, a tell-it-like-it-is, no filter kind of girl.
Kathryn’s honesty and straightforwardness is the ultimate turn on for a guy like Dre. He’s never met someone so sincere, so full of truth and innocence. Their chemistry is unavoidable, their connection, magnetic. When Dre sets out to make Kathryn fall for him, he doesn’t realize the grave mistake he’s making. Kathryn’s strength and convictions do not falter, even for an irresistible man like Dre. When his past resurfaces, and the lies come tumbling forth, Kathryn must decide if his deceit and betrayal can be forgiven or if the damage is irreparable. Will the truth ultimately destroy the relationship that neither one of them could deny or even attempt to resist?
This novel is for mature readers only, due to language and sexual content.
I loved the main characters in this book. Kathryn is a girl who is funny, witty, honest and giving. She is a well written character that is real. Even though she worries about her flaws she is down to earth, knows what she wants, and enjoys paying it forward. She is the type of person you want as a best friend. Dre is not used to having to work at getting the women to fall at his feet but that changes with Kathryn and he does work hard at it because she is different from the other girls he has dated. The secondary characters in this book are also well written and will have you laughing.
As their relationship progresses Kathryn know that Dre is holding something back. Dre feels that if she knew his secret she would not want to be with him. When the truth surfaces it is a whirlwind ride. It was great to see a couple who had a real relationship with happiness and anger.
The secret is not one that I saw coming. It does surprise you and make you think about life.
This book has a great blend of love, happiness, surprise, and rejection. The book flowed smoothly and you felt you could connect with the characters. This book is the first book that I have read that the characters and storyline felt real.
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