Aside from the sheer exhaustion of traveling across the country with three children in tow, both men step foot back in New York filled with apprehension about what kind of reception they will receive from their families after abandoning their respective packs.
At first it seems they are welcomed home with open arms and much excitement about their wedding but it soon becomes clear that not everyone is so happy to see the prodigal sons return.
Indeed, Caleb finds himself wondering if Jacob will go through with the ceremony at all, or whether it would be better to pack up his mate and their children, and head back to Nebraska before the situation does irreparable damage to them both.
Sometimes you have to leave a place to realize it’s exactly where you ought to be.
Alex Jane once again regaled this reader with a sensual tale in her book Returning Home, The Alphas’ Homestead series. Caleb and Jacob returned to New York to marry before their children and their packs~ although not thwart with rife. Lucky for the two alphas, their love and sense of togetherness outdid everything thrown at them.
True to form, Ms. Jane delivered a time period classic that was well-versed and researched. Her writing transported me to post Civil War and drew me into the story. The world building captured my attention and things can only go up from here. Every detail was carefully delivered sans being forced.
Caleb’s family was genuine and caring~ proud and accepting~ their love radiated from each other and to each other. The children have grown and matured under the gentle hands of their father, secure in the family of choice and acceptance. Ms. Jane’s characterization of the children with each other and Caleb and Jacob left me smiling and warmed my heart. I pictured the tiny alpha, Thaddeus, growling at his brother and sister, amused and tickled.
Returning Home endeared me even more than I thought possible after reading Home is Where You Are. Alex Jane is now an automatic for this reader. Strong and romantic characters, Ms. Jane’s series should not be overlooked.
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A five handcuff review
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