Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: Coming Home by Sam Mariano

Home is where your heart is... 

BOOK SIX in the Morelli Family series.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a standalone. Series must be read in order or you'll be lost.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

As with every book in this series I was so nervous and scared to dive into Coming Home,  but at the same I could not wait.  With Ms. Mariano you never know what you are going to get.  Once again she took me on one heck of a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, all of which I never saw coming. There were moments where I wasn’t sure if I my heart could take the emotional ride any more, but by the end I was left smiling and wanting to get back on the ride that is the Morelli Family. 

I don’t want to go into any detail about this book.  There is no blurb for a reason.  Just go in blind.  If you are up to date on this series then you know where Mateo’s relationship stands with both Mia and Meg.  Coming Home starts off in a very unexpected way, one that I truly never saw coming.  Mia finds herself in a situation that she needs to fight to get through.  And when she finally does fight she finds out that so much has changed where her relationships are concerned.  When things seem to be great in her life, another bombshell is dropped and this one I was not sure she would be able to work out, to where she would be happy.  Coming Home is filled with surprise after surprise, some that broke my heart, some that made my heart very happy and some that just shocked me.  In true Sam Mariano fashion this book was filled with drama and angst and I loved every minute of it.

This is one of my all time favorite series.  I love Mateo and somehow with each book, Ms. Mariano makes me fall even more in love with him.  Yes, he can be a complete bastard at times but those are the times when he truly needs to be.  When he doesn’t he is a man that will surprise you, a man with a heart and a soft soft for one woman in particular. 

This book revolves around Mia and Mateo and of course Meg but one part of this story that I absolutely loved was the friendship between Adrian and Mia.  At times I was so unsure of how he really felt about her because…..well because he’s Adrian.  But their friendship in this installment will just melt your heart.  If you thought you loved him in his own book wait until you see him in Coming Home.  You will love him even more. 

When this series first started I had my mind set on the characters I loved, the ones I hated, the ones I trusted and who I wanted Mateo to end up with.  But I can now say that after reading book 7 that everything I thought I knew and wanted has completely changed, well except for my love for Mateo and Adrian.  Over the course of this series and especially in this book you begin to see these characters more in depth.  You begin to see who you can and cannot trust, who can handle the situations that they find themselves in and who cannot.  You see that maybe you underestimated some characters while you believed that others were stronger than they really were.  And that is what I loved about this series, this book and Ms. Mariano’s writing.  I loved the mixed emotions that I felt, the angst, the drama, the friendships and the love.  I never want this series to end.  I cannot wait to see what Sam Mariano has in store for us next with Last Words. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

How to Configure Numbered Page Navigation After installing, you might want to change these default settings: