Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Carry Me Home" By: Alexa Bourne Review

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Carry Me Home
By: Alexa Bourne
Synopsis
After six months in the city, Mary MacDougall returns to the Scottish Highlands to finalize her divorce. Because of a past tragedy, she doubts her husband Jamie can possibly love her with the same unbridled passion as before and insists ending the marriage is best for both of them. But Jamie has other ideas….
Jamie MacDougall has no intention of letting his bonnie lass go. At least not without a fight. Aye, they’ve suffered heartache, and she may be ready to call it quits, but he refuses to throw away the partnership they’ve built since they were children. Instead, he’ll remind her they were meant to be together, forever.
Can this marriage survive pride and grief to allow love to carry them home?
My Thoughts
     A cute, quick novella featuring the Scottish Highlands and a fractured relationship between a couple who has been through more than imaginable pain, Bourne takes us on an incredibly sweet journey in a few short pages.
       Mary has left her husband and best friend after the loss of their child. Feeling unappreciated and deeply depressed, she doesn’t feel as if the chasm that has developed between the two can ever be crossed and leaves. Jamie, her husband, doesn’t understand how the separation has been created nor does he know how he can bring his wife back.
      When Mary returns home after six months wanting a divorce, Jamie knows he has to do something drastic to win her back. Through a series of dates, dinners, and remembrances about their time together, Jamie eventually (of course!) convinces Mary that their relationship can be saved and is worth the work.
     A sweet story that I read quickly, this story had a bit of everything. A tad naughty, with a rich emotional story about two people finding their way again after catastrophe. This is the first Alexa Bourne book I’ve read but most definitely will not be my last. The only negative I can think of was that the length was relatively short for the amount of money that was paid, so be prepared.

Book Details
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: June 5, 2013
# of Pages: 43
Source: Personal Purchase

This review originally appeared on The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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