Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Synopsis: Leah Marino hasn’t been on a date in two years. After discovering the man she loved had manipulated and deceived her, she refuses to even entertain the idea of a relationship. Instead, she focuses her attention on taking care of her family, a role she’s assumed since the death of her mother and the one place she knows her kindness won’t be taken advantage of again.
When a nostalgic trip back to her childhood home results in a chance encounter with Danny DeLuca, a smart-mouthed mechanic who’s as attractive as he is mysterious, Leah’s carefully cultivated walls begin to crumble. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Danny, despite his unreliable behavior and mixed signals.
But Danny has a secret…
One that could shake Leah’s already precarious foundation and bring her world crashing down around her. Suddenly, she’s faced with an incredibly difficult decision–is she willing to risk everything for the chance at finding the love she’s always wanted? Or are some obstacles just too big for the heart to overcome?
Meet The Author:
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English at the middle and high school levels for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
If you catch her when she’s feeling sophisticated, she’ll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she’ll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry’s, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.
Glenn is the author of the contemporary romance novels Back to You, Emancipating Andie, and Coming Home.
1. “Being with him, talking to him, was the emotional equivalent of bungee jumping. There was the freedom, the adrenaline, the exhilaration of the fall, only to have it come to an abrupt halt, roughly yanking her back in the direction from which she came.” –Leah
Priscilla: I love the image this evokes of Leah’s internal battle. When she first meets Danny, there’s something so freeing about being with him—but his unpredictability brings those “free falls” to an abrupt halt, leaving her wanting more.
2. “Believe me, if given the opportunity to rock your world, there isn’t a hangover in existence that would prevent me from getting the job done thoroughly.” –Danny
Priscilla: Danny, Danny, Danny—I love it when you’re in a playful mood. Leah once accused you of working out of a handbook entitled How to Reduce Leah to a Besotted, Quivering Pile of Easy, but I’m thinking you could probably do that to just about any woman, handbook or not.
3. “So if something seems too hard, princess, before you throw in the towel, you should always ask yourself, ‘Will the reward be worth the suffering?’” –Mr. Marino (Leah’s father)
Priscilla: I loved writing Leah’s relationship with her father, and this is one of my favorite scenes involving them. Without giving too much away, this conversation is a turning point for Leah, and these words from her father come in to play later in the novel.
4. “The night he found your bracelet, he had this little glint in his eye. Like Christmas morning. Even better than finding it was finding his excuse to call.” –Catherine (Gram)
Priscilla: This scene between Leah and Catherine is another one of my favorites. They’re both very vulnerable at this point in the novel, and Catherine gives Leah a little insight into Danny. Plus, Catherine has this way of being profound and wise while still managing to be adorable and completely endearing.
5. “It’s hard to watch someone you care about suffer. But when you love someone, you do it. You do it without question or reservation. You do it because there’s no other option—because the thought of being without them is a hundred times more excruciating than bearing their burden.” –Leah
Priscilla: I think this a sentiment a lot of people will be able to relate to, and I love this line because it demonstrates Leah’s assertiveness and strength. Plus, even though it’s a simple concept, there’s something almost poetic about the way she says it.
6. “It’s gonna be an expensive evening for you. First, all the drinks you’ll have to buy her, and then the next forty years’ worth of Valtrex prescriptions.” –Holly to Jake
Priscilla: Ninety percent of what comes out of Holly and Jake’s mouths is either hilarious or completely inappropriate (or both). I love them because they provide comic relief to the story, but at the same time, they are incredible friends to Leah and Danny and end up guiding them at crucial points in the plot.
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