BABY, COME HOME
The second in Bond’s Southern Roads trilogy features her trademark humor, smart dialogue and steamy love scenes. Readers will root for this hero and heroine, in spite of plot twists that might be a little too predictable.
In order to rebuild their hometown of Sweetness, Ga., the Armstrong brothers advertised for single women to join their experiment in green living. Middle brother Kendall is moping because the invite didn’t convince his first love, Amy Bradshaw, to come home. When Amy left her hometown 12 years ago, she vowed to never return or to reveal her secret. Only the job offer from Kendall’s big brother has enticed her to return. Now, the former lovers can’t stay out of each other’s arms, but that doesn’t mean Amy is staying. To find their happily ever after and forgiveness, the two must discover that home is not always a place. (MIRA, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)