Title: Long Way Home
Author: Ann Vaughn
The Straight Skinny (score of 10)
Blush factor: 3
Onion Factor: 4…almost fell off the elliptical during the scene that made me boo hoo
Lend Factor: 8
This is a good old-fashioned love story. With some crazy lunatics trying to keep our star-crossed lovers apart, just to spice things up. If you are from Texas, you will enjoy the small town Texas feel of the book. I can picture the town dance described early in the book- I miss going to those myself.
I love that the main female character, Tessa, is a complete badass. By the end of the novel, I liked her a lot and she was a very human character. You recognize some of the stupid things she does in the actions of you or your friends and you want to warn her…
There were sex scenes, but nothing too steamy or excessively descriptive. I would even recommend this one to my mom because the love scenes were not crass or using silly euphemisms for his parts or her parts. My sweet Catholic mother enjoys a good, clean smut book.
Overall…a good read and definitely keeps you guessing what is going to happen to Shane and Tessa.