Morgan’s life might have been a shambles, but at least she had a plan. Going on a girls’ trip—as far away as possible—was supposed to be just the thing to jolt her out of her funk and get things back on track. But when one of the women ends up dead before they make it home from the safari, Morgan finds herself unable to return to the broken life she knew before. Instead, she stays put and takes a safe, unassuming job as one man’s housekeeper—Owen, an intriguing game warden with a sticky problem of his own.
Caught up in dangerous forces they don’t understand, Morgan and Owen must work together to unravel what—or who—is killing a rare animal in Owen’s preserve. They can’t deny the growing attraction between them, but when foes look like friends, the couple is pushed to the brink—and threatened with worse consequences than either is willing to contemplate.
Will they learn the truth in time to save the last of the herd, and themselves? Or will they fall victim to the treachery surrounding them, and lose their hopes for a new life together?
Don’t miss Finding Home, book one in Kristen Casey’s Second Chances series, interconnected standalones filled with emotion and heat. If you love romantic suspense, an exotic setting, and slow-burn chemistry, then this steamy contemporary romance will have you turning the pages! Check it out!
About the Series: Meet the Flynn and O’Connell sisters: four women who just need one more chance to get things right… and fall in love with the four men who are only too happy to hand it to them. These may not be your traditional kind of second chance stories, but all of them involve getting another chance at love, at life, and at forever. Enjoy!
Kristen Casey pens contemporary romance novels with heat and heart, and loves to get lost in scenes of delicious dialogue! Kristen lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and assorted cats. In her spare time, she enjoys all things crafty, particularly knitting and crochet.
I had read Finding Love and enjoyed it. However, this one didn't work for me. I never really came to like Morgan. I only kept reading because I wanted to know who was behind the killing of her friend. The only good thing was that she was finally happy in the end.
Finding Home is not your typical romance novel - it's so much more! It’s a complex story that contains adventure and mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed this first novel by Kristen Casey.
The characters were well-developed, realistic, and likable. I loved the dialogue between all the various characters; it was very well written and natural so that it made the characters relatable. I was quickly pulled into the story and couldn’t wait to see what happened.
The plot kept me on my toes and I wasn’t sure who I could trust. Though I had an idea of who was involved, I did not guess the full extent of what was entailed in the mystery because there were some nice twists and turns in the plot which kept it intriguing.
Not only did I enjoy the characters and the plot, but I also liked how the author broke up the book. I enjoyed the style of alternating chapters to give different points of view. Additionally, the short paragraphs were a nice length so that I could start and finish one (or more) during my lunch or while waiting to pick my kids up from an activity. Furthermore, Casey's use of journal entries gave additional insight into how the characters were feeling and it lent itself to a smooth read.
I am hoping to see many more novels by this new author!
I thoroughly enjoyed this first story by author Kristen Casey. It had romance, mystery and action. Ms. Casey takes the reader to Africa with a lot of detail and imagery. It is a suspenseful romance that kept me turning pages until the end.
This was a suspenseful vacation romance. Morgan’s friend Ruth convinces her to take a month long guided vacation in Africa after Morgan falls into depression from losing her baby and her marriage to a selfish jerk. Ruth dies from a gunshot wound while they are on safari and Morgan and Ruth’s friend Nina are told it was from suicide. Nina leaves to take Ruth’s body back to the US, but Morgan has nothing to go back to, so she decides to stay for a while. For visa purposes she applies to work and accepts a job working for head game warden Owen as his housekeeper. Owen is investigating the mysterious deaths of several animals. More animals and people die as Owen and Morgan race to uncover the truth while falling for each other.
The first book in the Second Chances series is well written and held my interest until the end. There is mystery suspense, drama, danger, a villain, twists, turns, and romance. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Yes, this is my own book, so of course I am biased. But here are a few reasons why I like it so much, and why I hope you do, as well:
Morgan may not have everything going her way, or be coping with things perfectly. Who among us does that? But, despite having had a run of epic bad luck, she still manages to soldier on and keep living. She stays true to herself, she finds ways to help others, and she keeps engaging in the complex world around her, even when it might be easier to withdraw. Finally, she lets herself love again, when all indicators point to it being illogical and impractical.
Owen has many of the same qualities, and for that reason, he makes a strong, steady match for Morgan. He’s willing and able to be the man she needs, and to shelter her from any storm. Owen has honesty, honor, and good looks going for him – Morgan would have to be pretty hard-hearted to be immune to his charms.
They each need someone they can count on – someone they can be vulnerable with and who is in it for the long haul. And when you’re thinking about forever, it doesn’t hurt to have a healthy dose of red-hot chemistry! Does a relationship between them make sense? Not exactly – she does work for him, after all. Is it irresistible anyway? Pretty much. I love these two together, and I love what they are able to accomplish once they finally team up. I just know you will, too.