It isn’t often readers find characters they’re willing to spend a weekend with. However, that’s exactly what Ross accomplishes in The Homecoming, enveloping the reader in the lives of two endearing, albeit flawed, characters. The result is an entertaining stay in Shelter Bay with two captivating people involved in a compelling mystery on their path to love.
Sheriff Kara Conway had loved her husband since she was 8 years old. After he’s killed in the line of duty, she slowly puts her life back together and builds a stable home for her son. Moving home to Shelter Bay where there isn’t much crime seems like the safest choice — until Sax Douchett returns as a war hero. His presence alone is dangerous for her heart but when he finds a human bone on his property, things begin to get scary. Kara struggles to protect her heart and her family.
As the mystery unfolds and someone tries desperately to cover it up, Sax finds he’s falling for Kara all over again. Only this time, if she’ll risk her heart, she’s free to be with him. (SIGNET, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)