HOME IS WHERE YOU ARE
BY TESSA MARIE
RELEASES SEPTEMBER 30
FIND IT ON AMAZON: http://bit.ly/HomeAmazon
Anna’s life reads
like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school
Volunteering time at
the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close
she can taste it)
Falling in love with
a homeless boy (Not on the list)
Dean has a plan too.
Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean
made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he
can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he
realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.
Slowly, Anna and Dean
let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of
events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing
to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her.
Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger,
and he is the only one who can save her.
The writing style and just the writing in general in Home Is Where You Are draws the reader in. The author can be talking about something ordinary that you do everyday and yet it’s still interesting. It was also realistic. Not in the way that there wasn’t any paranormal elements(although that as well) but the fact that the characters aren’t perfect and do have their flaws. Their reactions are also realistic. And it’s not hard to imagine hearing about this somewhere. It wasn’t hard to get into the book because of this.
Anna’s chapters seemed to almost balance out Dean’s chapters, but that didn’t mean that Anna’s chapters were always happy happy, everything’s great. What I mean by that is that while we get Dean’s perspective on his homelessness, we also get to experience what we have but through someone else’s eyes. This gives us a chance to get both perspectives and not just base Anna’s reactions on our own.
The dialogue between the two was light and fun sometimes which balanced out the more difficult topics. This made things easy to read as there was no down in the pits of despair. But at the same time it wasn’t so happy that you didn’t believe it could actually happen.
Then there were moments that just had your heart pounding. There weren’t many but there were enough that you honestly felt like these were more your best friends than just characters in a book.
I loved Home is Where You Are. It’s a well written book that will have readers glued to their books or e-readers. It was just released today and you should give it a chance!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long
Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Under her real name,
Theresa Paolo, she released her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, in
Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer. She is
also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and
BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time
accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the
best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she
received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s
not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter,
Pinterest and Facebook.