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The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower…what they need are women! So they place an ad in a Northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to arrive.…

Sensible yet sexy middle brother Kendall Armstrong penned that ad himselfbut there's just one woman he re

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Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jae
A red-corkscrew haired engineer heroine
A serious and intense middle brother hero
A twelve year old history of entanglement
A secret love child
Lots of shouting arguments between lovers
A heart melting grandson-grandma moment
A possible future love triangle

I am not as passionate for Kendall’s story as I was for book #1. Mainly because Kendall is the thinking brother unlike Porter who is all play with his silly antics. I didn’t enjoy this as much too.

But still looking forward to Baby, Don't Go (Southern Roads, #3) by Stephanie Bond the brooding
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Sans
Nov 13, 2011 Sans rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers who like seeing busted relationships get fixed
Y'know that feeling you get when you're driving down the highway and you see a couple cars narrowly miss a massive collision? Imagine having that feeling for an entire bloody book. It gets real old, real fast. Then you start hoping for that train wreck just so that something will happen.

Kendall was so epically clueless, I wanted to hit him with that damn hammer he kept toting around. He's been in love with Amy for 15 years. He left her in their little hometown while he went off to see the world
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KarenH
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FlibBityFLooB
May 01, 2011 FlibBityFLooB rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to FlibBityFLooB by: ARC from NetGalley
This is the second novel in the Southern Roads trilogy and takes off from where the last novel left off. The tornado-ridden town of Sweetness is beginning to blossom again as a recycled green utopia. The women continue to live in a dorm-like dwelling with curfew, and the construction workers continue to live in barracks. The premise of this novel is that they want to reconstruct a bridge that was blown down, and they need to call in a structural engineer. And, what luck! The hero's ex-girlfriend ...more
Tam
I think that so far this is the best in the series, but that's not saying much.

In the end there are a couple of holes in the storyline. Amy always feel like she is white trash, below others, and she gets ashamed from time to time. Thing is, she did a really trashy thing and should be ashamed. I'm all for the secret baby plot but only if the secret is justified. Amy doesn't tell Kendall about the kid because he never actually said he loved her and didn't propose (but didn't say he wouldn't, he s
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Lizz
Oh come ON people!!! Romance novels seem to go one of two ways. Either the two of them are at cross purposes the entire book and REFUSE to talk like rational people, or they are in love and talk to each other but are in peril and must flee flee fleeeee! This is of the former sort. If these two had just taken a minute to have a conversation with each other --- GAHH!! I couldn't decide if I wanted to pound my head on the chair, or theirs!! The first book in the series suffered from the same malady ...more
MelissaB
May 05, 2011 MelissaB marked it as to-read
Wow, this is the only romance I have ever seen with a heroine with my exact job. I may have to check it out and see how it is.
Mindy
I'm not quite halfway through, but I can already tell the book isn't going to get much better. I think Bond made a bad decision when she chose to write (view spoiler)

And Bond loses points for re-using a plot devic
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Holly
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Lena2011
Loved the story about the town and the bridge. Hated/Loathed the Heroine. She is an absolute B**** with a Capital B. She only cares about herself, and doesn't even feel bad about keeping her son hidden from his father for 12 years. I don't like secret baby plots as a whole but this was definitely one of the worst that I've read. I felt really bad for Kendall because he just can't catch a break.

Depriving a parent of a baby's first years is a crime in and of itself but for 12 years and not give a
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Sherri F.
This triology wasn't too bad for romance or romantic comedy. I havent been into light romance since I was an early teen but since I love Stephane Bond & was in between Series, I gave it a try. Each book in the series covers 1of 3 brothers find the woman of their dreams (or, as in the 2nd, rekindling with the woman of his dreams), as the 3 brothers rebuild their hometown 10 yrs after a hurricane wipes out Sweetness, GA and in Book 1 of triology, the brothers place an ad in a depressed Michiga ...more
Eileen
I read this in a day. I hadn't read the first book, but I found that I really don't need to. This book gives enough background information so I didn't feel like I was missing anything.

This was a quick and enjoyable read.
Cocktails and Books

You know you are trying to too hard writing a review when you scrap every word you just spent the last 1/2 hour writing (or it’s the cold medicine that’s making me incoherent)!

This addition to the Southern Roads trilogy was OK, but...I don’t know. I’m missing something.

Kendall is the quiet, sensitive type that tend to over think their every move and don’t communicate their feelings, which lead to many misunderstandings. He made the classic mistake of thinking a woman can read is mind and knew by
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Debbie
The Armstrong brothers after serving their country have come home to their tornado ravaged Sweetness Georgia committed to rebuild the town. But after hiring scores of men to do the work it’s become obvious that without women the men won’t stay. Kendall Armstrong uses this reason to lure his former sweetheart Amy Bradshaw back home. He’s never forgotten or gotten over what he and Amy shared. With this in mind he puts an ad for single pioneer minded women to come to Sweetness to help reshape the t ...more
Jo (My House of Books)
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Jess
Original review posted here: Happily Ever After - Reads

The rebuilding of Sweetness Georgia is about a year into the brothers 2 year grant. They have over 500 people now living there, new businesses have started popping up, a general store, a school, things are growing slow but sure.

Kendall Armstrong, still in love with Amy Bradshaw for the past 12 years, tried to get her to move back to Sweetness by placing the ad to draw women to the town. She didn’t bite, but when Kendall’s older brother Marcu
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Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “Kendall had grown from a beautiful boy into a devastatingly handsome man, his shoulders wide and muscled, his skin tanned, his light brown hair streaked by the sun. He wasn’t quite smiling, wasn’t quite scowling, was, as always, square in the middle of his brothers’ temperaments. He had the same deep blue eyes as Marcus and Porter, but where Marcus looked stern and Porter, mischievous, Kendall was the calm one. The cautious one. The one who couldn’t commit.”

Baby, Come Home is bo
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Sobia
So from baby, come home I learned that I really really don't like secret baby plots....

The writing and the storytelling, itself was well done, and I liked the basic storyline... But the secret baby bit... Yeah, that annoyed me to no end...

The heroine didn't even want to tell he H about his kid, until right before she planned to leave... Seriously? Can you say pansy assed?

I just kept getting annoyed at her... She had plenty of chances to tell the H but didn't ... Either because the time wasn't r
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Valérie
Un second tome très différent

Cette série de Stephanie Bond "les héritiers de Blue Ridge Mountain" est une vraie bonne surprise. La trame est originale et s'axe sur trois frères qui ont décidés de reconstruire la ville de leur enfance "Sweetness" détruite après un ouragan. C'est un travail colossal et si la main d'œuvre masculine ne manque pas le problème de l'absence de la gente féminine va vite après deux années poser problème, d'où l'idée de passer une annonce dans un journal afin d'inciter c
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Kimberly
My review originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

The Armstrong brothers are determined to re-build their hometown of Sweetness, Georgia, after it was destroyed by a tornado a decade before. They’ve got deadlines to meet to keep their government grants and everything’s on track now that the town has women joining the team as well as men. Kendall, the middle Armstrong brother, was the one who wrote the ad that Sweetness needed women and placed it in a North
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Jennifer Estep
Baby, Come Home by Stephanie Bond is the second book in her Southern Roads contemporary romance series.

Note: There is a bit of a spoiler in this review, so if you don't want to be spoiled, you may want to skip this review.

Civil engineer Amy Bradshaw left Sweetness, Georgia years ago, but she never forgot her first love, Kendall Armstrong. Kendall and his brothers are working to restore the town after a tornado destroyed it, and Amy is hired to rebuild a historic bridge, despite the fact that she
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Patti Korbet
3.5 stars. Like me, this author had a non-writing career before this one. And I can say, I see that. In some ways, it's good. In others, now I know what my mentor's comments really meant when she was reviewing my first novel. Some parts of the writing lack emotional impact at times. Not always, but occasionally. And I get that. I really do. Having a science/engineering based career requires a different type of writing and I know mine has often reflected the more clinical nature of tech writing t ...more
Taylor
Baby, Come Home by Stephanie Bond is story about long time romance and how three little words could have and can change everything. I found this book (second in this series) to be a very modern love story about how not communicating can truly affect how a person sees themselves and how they build their lives. Baby, Come Home by Stephanie Bond pulls readers in with the passionate dynamic between Amy and Kendall that sparks fire within every reader’s hearts.

Things I Love About Baby, Come Home by S
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Dixie-lee Campbell
Jul 28, 2014 Dixie-lee Campbell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who like romance
Recommended to Dixie-lee by: no one.
This 2nd book in A Southern Roads Trilogy is great, romantic, entertaining and love Stephanie Bond's sense of humour. I highly recommend this book,featuring "in the middle" of the Armstrong brothers, Kendall.

"about three brothers determined to rebuild their tornado struck hometown in the Georgia mountains. ... they place an add in a Michigan State Newspaper for women... "
Dannielle
While I liked Kendall and seeing the town grow more, I wasn't a fan of Amy (see spoilers for why). I felt she spent the whole book comparing the old Sweetness that she hated to the current Sweetness being rebuilt with all new people. And then the ending was rushed and she never described why she was suddenly OK with staying.

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Pr Latta
Standard romance: smart, tough woman and a hunky nice but clueless guy who have a misunderstanding (and a son); mix together, and they live happily ever after. The premise of the series is a Here Come the Brides (tv show) take off. This is brother #2 of 3. Pleasant diversion but nothing to write home about.
Pattianne
The hardheaded Armstrong brothers are determined to rebuild their tornado-ravaged hometown in the Georgia mountains. They've got the means, they've got the manpower…what they need are women! So they place an ad in a Northern newspaper and wait for the ladies to arrive.…
Deborah
I really liked "Baby, Come Home" by Stephanie Bond. While this is second in the Southern Roads series, I don’t think it’s necessary to read these books in order. First off, I loved the relationship between the three Armstrong brothers. They were loyal to one another, but they definitely loved to tease each other. I especially loved Kendall’s character. Kendall and Amy Bradshaw had a relationship years ago, but circumstances bring this couple together again. This time Kendall and Amy are older an ...more
Stephanie
Stephanie Bond's new series Southern Road follows three brothers as they rebuild a tornado ravaged home town.

Kendall Armstrong on really wants one woman in his life. As a young man he made promises to his high school sweetheart and then decided he was not ready to marry and went off to join the forces. Amy didn't want to wait around for Kendall so she tells him to never look for her and that the relationship is over. Kendall has always wanted to find Amy but her last words to him have stoppped h
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