Tom Mitchell and his friend are out surfing when they find Samantha Richards unconscious on the beach. She'd been badly beaten. Tom's sister, Taya, is Samantha's best friend and fellow culinary student, but Samantha doesn't remember any of that when she finally wakes-up in the hospital. Tom's protective nature kicks in but that quickly turns toward feelings of love as he watches over her. When she leaves the hospital she stays with Tom and Taya to recover. Tom's upset that no one in Samantha's family has cared enough to make contact with her. When Samantha's brother, Brian, finally does show up, he and Tom have it out, literally! Brian and Tom don't like each other much but Taya and Brian quickly connect. Not only is Brian handsome but he's a decorated military soldier and can hold his own with her brother. As the four try to sort through their feelings and emotions they are hit with bad news. Friendship and love will be pushed to the limit, will it survive or will it crumble?
This was a very intriguing story and I found myself flipping pages very quickly to see what was going to happen. I must admit that in the beginning I really didn't care much for Tom, but it didn't take long for him to worm his way into my heart. I really felt like the author allowed the reader to see the characters in a real way. You know, the good with the bad. Calling Me Home had a little mystery and a little suspense but was mostly relationship driven, which I happen to really like. There was a couple unexpected twists, which I thought, really enhanced the story. This was really two stories in one and it shifted between the two very smoothly. Although there was a conclusion, the ending left me wanting more, so I was delighted to find there will be a sequel called Finding Home. I can't wait to catch up with these families again. If you enjoy an intriguing story with interesting characters that keeps you turning pages, I recommend you give Calling Me Home a try. Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 708 KB Publisher: Ballad Publishing (September 17, 2011) Paperback: 258 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (September 18, 2011) ISBN-10: 1463535325 ISBN-13: 978-1463535322
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