Can't Go Home
By Angelisa Stone
Everyone has secrets; secrets meant to be kept—hidden away where nobody can discover the truth. Adrian O’Donnell (aka: Dre Donley) is no exception. Dre spins tales and half-truths like it’s his job, keeping the reality of his past buried deep within each lie he fabricates. On the other hand, Kathryn Howell is the exception to the rule. She’s a straight-shooter, a tell-it-like-it-is, no filter kind of girl.
Kathryn’s honesty and straightforwardness is the ultimate turn on for a guy like Dre. He’s never met someone so sincere, so full of truth and innocence. Their chemistry is unavoidable, their connection, magnetic. When Dre sets out to make Kathryn fall for him, he doesn’t realize the grave mistake he’s making. Kathryn’s strength and convictions do not falter, even for an irresistible man like Dre. When his past resurfaces, and the lies come tumbling forth, Kathryn must decide if his deceit and betrayal can be forgiven or if the damage is irreparable. Will the truth ultimately destroy the relationship that neither one of them could deny or even attempt to resist?
This book opens your eyes to what is important in life and what the author, Stone, throws at you makes you stop and think. What would you do? Would things change if you were in their shoes? I immediately fell in love with the main character Kathryn. She's a curvy, spunky women who isn't afraid to say what's on her mind at any moment. The way Stone dips into her characters inner monologues was creative and made you understand her characters more. There were times I couldn't stop from laughing out loud at Kathryn's mind struggle over herself and matters of the heart.
Dre is also loveable as he seems to have a passion for life and those in it. You can't help to want to figure him out and what seems to be bothering him. Why does he feel once Kathryn knows what he is hiding that she will run and never look back?
Any book that has great character dialogue, passion, realistic issues, and makes me laugh is a great find for me!