Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sing Me Back Home by Eve Gaddy - Review

Sing Me Back Home
by Eve Gaddy
Expected publication: September 22, 2014 by Tule Publishing

Dr. Jack Gallagher, one of Marietta, Montana's most eligible bachelors, hasn't been serious about a woman since his wife died five years ago. He's been content to date occasionally, practice medicine and raise his teenage daughter.

Then happily divorced former fashion model, Maya Parrish, moves back to Marietta, with her own teenaged daughter in tow forcing Jack to rethink his casual dates only rule. Maya, Jack's high school girlfriend and almost fiancée, may have broken his heart the night of their high school graduation, but the moment Jack and Maya meet again, all the sizzle and sparks, and then some, come rushing back.

Maya is ready to give love a second try. Jack isn't sure he can take that chance again. He knows how quickly happiness can be ripped away, leaving heartbreak in its place. Can a mad, passionate affair last or will it burn itself out as quickly as it began?

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My review:
I just could not get into Sing Me Back Home, unfortunately. The underlying story is an interesting one. Maya and Jack were a couple as teenagers, but Maya broke his heart. They both went their separate ways, got married, each had a kid. Now Maya is moving back to her hometown and the spark between her and Jack is still there. I wanted to love this novel, I really did.

One of my problems with Sing Me Back Home is that I could not relate to Maya. She was just too perfect. She is a former fashion model and now owns a successful online agency. She is divorced but seems to have no issues with her former husband. Plus, he has now moved overseas with his new wife, so Maya has the freedom to relocate wherever she wants. Yes, she is a single mom raising a teenager, but we see no problems related to that in this book because apparently Carmen is the perfect teenager. And now for Jack. Yes, he lost his wife in a tragic accident, but other than that, he also seems to have a perfect life. He is a doctor with lots of loyal patients, and he also has a toe-the-line teenager, Gina. Of course, Carmen and Gina become best friends after a brief bit of initial strife.

There is an instant spark when Maya and Jack reunite. Maybe more so with Jack. He knows right away that he wants to pick up where they left off, and they basically do. They begin dating shortly after Maya returns to town and things progress from there.

Sing Me Back Home is a nice, easy read if you are just looking for a sweet kind of falling-back-in-love story. In my opinion, there just wasn't enough conflict to capture my attention for long. I also wished it had been developed more because some portions felt like I was reading a summary that had been placed in a first draft for someone to come back to later. It is quite possible this was the case, as I did read an ARC, but I would hope that a novel has been developed beyond the first draft before ARCs are released. If I had not committed to reviewing this, I would have marked is as DNF and not even reviewed it. It just wasn't for me.

Copy was provided for an honest review.

About the author:

Eve Gaddy's writing career began when she was in search of the perfect job and a friend challenged her to write a novel. Naturally, she thought of romance, since that is one of her favorite things to read. Once she began it was love at first type and she's been writing ever since.

Eve is the award-winning, best-selling author of more than seventeen novels. Her books have won and been nominated for awards from Romantic Times, Golden Quill, Bookseller's Best, Holt Medallion, Texas Gold, Daphne Du Maurier and more. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Series romance as well as winning the 2008 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Series Storyteller of the year.

While a confirmed native Texan, Eve loves the mountains of Colorado. She loves spring in east Texas, especially when the azaleas are in bloom. She also enjoys books and needlework and is currently working on needlepoint Christmas stockings. She adores animals, especially dogs. Eve enjoys cooking except when she is in the throes of creating, and has been known to tell her husband that is what peanut butter and jelly was created for.

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