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Mari was pregnant She was set on putting the pain of the past behind her not reopening scars that had never truly healed And their baby might bring these star crossed lovers back together foreve. I really enjoyed this The hero and heroine used to be in love their families close but the heroine s parents were against them because of their family s religious beliefs but that didn t stop them and when they were about to consummate their love an accident changed everything robbing the heroine Mari of her parents the hero s drunk father dead and the one responsible then came the law suits which made the hero s mother bitterMari and Marc meet again after fifteen years and give in to their desires but Mari wises up to the bad blood between their families and backs off and a few weeks later returns to Harbor Town to tie up loose ends and start a family center with the money they got for the accidentMarc wants their relationship to work and tells Mari to take a chance but she is divided between her brother and his mother there is too much of a bad blood even when Marc makes her happy and then she finds out she is expectingI did feel the heroine dithered a lot but I really enjoyed the book

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The Hometown Hero Returns Home to Harbor Town #1

At eighteen Marianna Itani thought she'd found the man of her dreams in Marc Kavanaugh the uintessential boy next door That perfect romance flew to pieces when an unspeakable tragedy tore them a. This feels a bit strange reviewing a non erotic romance by Beth Kery I think The Hometown Hero Returns is BK s first venture into category romance and it s a little on the mild side compared to Wicked Burn Release Daring Time and Sweet Restraint all true scorchers So it took me a little while to get over the lack of explicit detail in the love scenes but once I adjusted I realized Beth Kery can still write a good story without relying on the heatThis is a second chance at love story In Harbor Town Michigan fifteen years ago eighteen year old Marianna Mari Itani and twenty one year old Marc Kavanaugh were on the verge of consumating their love when a terrible tragedy interrupted them changing the course of their lives as well as others Mari moved from Michigan never to see her first love Marc again Now 33 year old Mari is a San Francisco Symphony cellist in Chicago where Marc works as a state s attorney for a performance Marc attends the concert follows her back to her hotel and to make a long story short they end up doing what they d planned to do 15 years ago But was it a mistake Maybe you can t go home againor can you The Hometown Hero Returns relies most on character development over plot The plot is pretty simple will Mari and Marc be able to find what they once had 15 years ago or will the past and their families get in their way Will they be able to overcome the obstacles the main one being Marc s mother that threaten their future I won t be giving up a spoiler since it s on the back book blurb by telling you that Mari gets pregnant from her brief encounter in Chicago but is that enough for Mari and Marc to try againBeth Kery does a good job making Mari and Marc and their difficulties and passion for each other seem real I got a good sense of the types of people they were and felt like I knew where they were coming from They were likable characters their passion was hot but not explicit you must use your imagination a bit and I was rooting for them Yes sometimes Mari tried my patience especially when she was willing to let Marc s disapproving Mom decide her futute I wanted her to fight harder for the man she supposedly lovedThroughout the book we meet interesting characters Marc s brother and sisters Mari s brother who I think will one day get their own stories in fact Marc s police detective brother Liam will get his story next So even though this isn t the Beth Kery I m used to reading I am looking forward to reading in this series For the first book in a series BK does a good job 4 stars

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Part Yet when Marc appeared in her life fifteen years later the sparks that flew were as explosive as the day they first metNow their reignited passion was changing their lives in ways than one. 2 stars I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together I d prefer a different plotSTORY BRIEFMari and Marc fell in love as teenagers in Harbor Town When Mari was 18 Marc s father Derry was drunk and caused an auto accident killing himself Mari s parents and Eric s mother Most of Derry s assets were used to pay claims to the victims Marc s mother resented this She had to sell the family home and no longer had any money to pay for her children s college education Eric and his sister used the money to pay for their own college education Mari did not spend her money Instead she saved it for fifteen years and now will use it to fund The Family Center in Harbor Town a facility for victims of substance abuse Mari s purpose is to heal wounds from the pastAfter her parents deaths Mari moved to San Francisco and became a professional cello player She never married Marc became States Attorney in Chicago He married and divorced Mari visits Harbor Town to make arrangements for the Center Marc is visiting his mother in Harbor Town He still loves Mari From the moment he sees Mari he pursues her He still loves her Mari loves Marc but resistsREVIEWER S OPINIONThis is a short Harleuin novel a new genre for this author I m used to her hot steamy sex scenes but the sex in this book is mild as milk which is fine just different As a story there isn t much plot I was disappointed Most of the conflict between the couple is Mari loves him but feels they should not be together So she avoids Marc at different times during the story When they see each other for the first time after fifteen years they spend a wonderful night together and then she won t return his calls Later they start seeing each other again But soon Marc s mother gets sick which reminds Mari that they should not have a relationship and again she refuses to see Marc The repeating conflict of I love you but your mother doesn t like me so we can t be together doesn t make a good story for meWhen Marc and Mari are together they are freuently interrupted by other people I think this happened about five times That s ok but it wasn t as entertaining as it could have beenThe best part of the book is probably the reader identifying with Mari and enjoying the feeling of this wonderful gorgeous guy loving you and pursuing you no matter how often you say noDATAStory length 211 pages Swearing language mild including religious swear words Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 3 Estimated number of sex scene pages 12 Setting current day Chicago Illinois and Harbor Town Michigan Copyright 2011 Genre contemporary romance


10 thoughts on “The Hometown Hero Returns Home to Harbor Town #1

  1. says:

    Liked it Not as hot as her erotic books In fact the first time they have sex on meeting after ten long years the author does

  2. says:

    This feels a bit strange reviewing a 'non erotic' romance by Beth Kery I think The Hometown Hero Returns is BK's

  3. says:

    My initial reaction to hearing that one of my favorite erotic romance writers is doing a Harleuin series is the same reaction I have to my favorite PNR authors jumping into the YA genreWaaaait Noooo Stay with us” Sherrilyn Kenyon I’m looking at you But then I tell myself to stop being selfish and I follow a

  4. says:

    Well written straight forward no stalkers no paranormal aspects no intrigue romance about high school sweethearts

  5. says:

    2 stars i guess the characters of marc and mari were nice even though they were a little boring the real issue here is his mother brigit like you're telling me her husband was drunk driving and caused an accident that killed mari and eric's parents yet it's somehow gives HER a license to be a complete bitch to mari because she's upset the oth

  6. says:

    2 ½ stars I love you but your mother doesn’t like me so we can’t be together I’d prefer a different plotSTORY BRIEFMari and

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this The hero and heroine used to be in love their families close but the heroine's parents were against them because of their family's religious beliefs but that didn't stop them and when they were about to consummate their love an accident changed everything robbing the heroine Mari of her parents the hero's drunk father

  8. says:

    Some people say you can never go home again but in Beth Kery’s Home to Harbor Town series going home again can be the one place y

  9. says:

    A gentle romance set in a small Lake Michigan shoreline town As an original harleuin romance the story is rather short not allowing for too much character development or attachment to the main characters However being a Beth Kery fan I wanted to read it Both Mari and Marc have been touched by a small town tragedy affectin

  10. says:

    I’ve long been a fan of Ms Kery’s erotic work and was excited to see a new branch in her already successful career Writing for Harleuin is very different from writing for nearly any other publisher on the planet because when you pick up any Harleuin novel you know exactly what you’re getting Or you would if you ever actually read them unlike me for the most part but you won’t hold that against me right? Right?The theme of