Review – The Summer He Came Home (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, Book 1) by Juliana Stone

The Summer He Came HomeBlurb
Sometimes the best place to find love is right back where you started…

Falling asleep in a different bed every night has made it easy for Cain Black to forget his past. It’s been ten years since he packed his guitar and left Crystal Lake to chase his dreams. Now tragedy has forced him home again. And though Cain relishes the freedom of the road, one stolen moment with Maggie O’Rourke makes him wonder if he’s missing out on something bigger than fame.

For Maggie—single mother and newly settled in Crystal Lake—love is a luxury she just can’t afford. Sure, she appreciates the tall, dark and handsome looks of prodigal son Cain Black. But how long can she expect the notorious hellion to stay?

The last thing either of them wants is something complicated. But sometimes love has its own plans.

I just finished the second book in another series by Juliana Stone, The Barker Triplets, and loved it. When I noticed a new series was starting I was so excited. I loved her writing and couldn’t wait to get more. I bought The Summer He Came Home the day it came out. I couldn’t wait to read it. I am so glad I did.

Maggie has raised her son by himself for the last year. After surviving something she wants no one to know about, she keeps to herself and wants no relationship. When bad boy rocker Cain comes back for one of his best friends funerals, she is instantly attracted, but who isn’t. She feels there is no way someone like him could like someone like her. Boy, was she wrong.

From the minute Cain spotted Maggie on the porch of his best friend’s parents’ house, he wanted her. His mother warned him away, basically telling him he wasn’t good enough, which really pissed him off. Once Cain starts wearing down Maggie’s barriers, shit hits the fan. Her past comes to grab her.

This story was once again, beautifully written. Juliana Stone definitely has a way with words. She draws you in and does not let you go. I’m still reeling and dying for The Christmas He Loved Her to come out (October, really OMG). I can’t wait to read Jake and Raine’s story. They deserve happiness.

Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky

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