Wednesday, October 8, 2014

[Review]: His Road Home by Anna Richland

Title: His Road Home
Author: Anna Richland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2014

I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  To avoid an Afghan warlord’s matchmaking, Staff Sergeant Rey Cruz invents a fiancĂ©e he’ll never meet—until he’s flat on his back in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and marine biologist Grace Kim shows up with one question: why did you lie?

Cruz can’t explain his fabrication to her, the news media, their families, or their hometown, because his traumatic brain injury has manifested as aphasia, leaving him with few words to navigate his new world.

Grace offers friendship, a big step for a woman who prefers Orcinus orca to most company. Texting throughout his recovery, they connect in ways neither anticipates. She agrees to help drive his classic muscle car home across-country at Thanksgiving. His hands-on method of teaching her to operate a manual transmission is the beginning of his challenges to her comfort zone. She responds by introducing him to the steamy world of South Dakota ice-fishing shacks, and they both learn to look beyond labels into each other’s hearts.

Thoughts: It only took me a couple chapters to fall in love with the characters and the story that would unfold. Excellent read! I loved Rey & Grace journey. Unique and heartwarming.  His Road Home is a wonderful story full of compassion, love and new beginnings.  In a few short pages Ms. Richland created a beautiful and sexy romance. One of my favorites this year.

This is a stand alone short story. Rey Cruz also makes an appearance in First to Burn, Immortal Vikings #1.

Score: 5 Stars

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Immortal Vikings
First to Burn
The Second Lie - January 26, 2015


  1. Thanks Anna! I'm glad you enjoyed Rey and Grace's story because I know you usually read paranormal. So, since you've read both - do you think I should write another Rey and Grace story next (themes like the issues with college as an older student, maybe a therapy dog for Rey's stress - b/c going back to school and transitioning is really hard for some veterans - and Grace trying to plan a wedding, etc) or do you think I should concentrate on another full-length Immortal Vikings book? It seems like every day what I want to write changes!

    1. You're welcome. I would definitely read another Rey & Grace story. But it's hard to chose, I love the Immortal Vikings too. :)

  2. Oh, I was tilting the table in my earlier comment by not telling you the brief plot of the next Vikings book. So, The Second Lie is out in January - and that's an Immortal Viking conman and a California wine merchant he tries to scam. But the third book would be an Immortal Viking pirate/treasure hunter, and a woman faking amnesia to get access to his records of sunken ships.

    1. Both of those sound good. I look forward to reading them.

  3. I feel the same way you do! I think they both sound like fun to write, but I have to settle down and actually do one of them. That's the problem! I'm going to try to write my tail off for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month = November) for the Viking Pirate book, and see where I get.



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