Title: No Place Like Home
Author: DeAnna Holland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Range: New Adult
Publishing Date: March 25th, 2014
“Whether the system works or it doesn’t, it didn’t work for me…”
Having just aged out of foster care, eighteen-year-old Jules finds herself homeless and broke. Shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she’s sent packing with very little money and very few personal belongings. However, with her social worker’s help, she finds a place that she can call home—temporarily. But growing up in foster care has left her emotionally scarred, and opening up to people and letting them in is not something she ever wants to do again.
Until she meets Jake. The attraction is almost instant, and he is someone she can definitely see herself falling for. But Jules quickly discovers that everything is not always as it seems, and people are rarely who they appear to be. After learning the truth about Jake, she wants nothing more to do with him. But Jake is captivated by Jules—not just because of her mesmerizing hazel eyes, but because she has unwavering strength despite the unfortunate life she’s had—and he’s not letting go that easily. He’s determined to win her heart, and with each passing day he shreds more of her resolve. With Jake’s help, Jules soon discovers that—even though she has spent most of her life parentless and homeless—there’s no place like home…
DeAnna Holland is the pseudonym for Brittany Holland, writer and mother of two. Brittany currently resides in Middle of Nowhere, USA (aka Louisa, Virginia), with her family. She’s always had a passion for romance, and when she’s not reading it, she’s writing it! For more information, check out her blog at: www.deannaholland.blogspot.com, and you can find her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/deannahollandwrites)!!!
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This was a sweet story. At times it was sad and times happy but overall very moving. I instantly felt drawn to the characters and Jules’ story pulled at my heart from the very first page. I was glued to my tablet until I finished the story and I easily read it in one evening.
Jules and Jake had an instant connection. They made each other feel things neither one of them had ever felt before. Jake makes Jules feel safe and loved which is something she’s never had before. Even though they have a rocky start its obvious what these two do for each other. I loved that despite everything that has happened to Jules, she’s strong, driven, and resilient. I was instantly rooting for these two. All the supporting characters were great as well.
The story line was intense at times (when Jules is remembering her childhood in the system) but had some levity at times as well. Jules can definitely hold her own when she’s bantering with Jake and they had me laughing on more than one occasion. I really enjoyed reading this story and I totally recommend picking it up. 5 out of 5 books!